Special Collections

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“Voices from Tobe” To Recall Groundbreaking Children’s Book Oct. 21

Program will bring together individuals associated with one of the first realistic portrayals of African Americans in a children’s book. The exhibition “Where is Tobe?” will continue through March 1 in Wilson Library. Continue reading

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism – Lecture Oct. 9

Historian Ed Baptist will discuss his recent book, The Half Has Never Been Told, in a free public lecture at Wilson Library. He conducted much of his research in the Southern Historical Collection. Continue reading

Exhibition Celebrates 25 Years of the Southern Folklife Collection

The history, music, and culture of the South are now on view in an exhibition that marks the silver anniversary of the Southern Folklife Collection. Continue reading

North Carolina Dialects Are Topic of Sept. 25 Lecture

Linguists Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser will share stories, sights, and sounds from their book “Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina” (UNC Press, 2014). Continue reading

Visualizing American Roots Music

An exhibition of twenty rare and unique photographs of iconic musicians returns to the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Start the Year A Step Ahead: Library Tours Week of Aug. 18

Free tours take the mystery out of UNC’s libraries. Continue reading

Music, Festivities to Mark Southern Folklife Collection 25th Anniversary

Musical performances by Tift Merritt and Merle Haggard will cap off three days of festivities on the UNC campus. Continue reading

Appointment: Director of the Southern Historical Collection

The Library welcomes Bryan Giemza to lead the preeminent repository of unique materials related to the American South. Continue reading

Grant Will Lead to Preservation of Rare Audiovisual Collections at UNC Library

Historic audio and moving image collections in the Library’s Southern Folklife Collection will be a step closer to long-term preservation, thanks to a grant of $187,082 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Continue reading

The Art of North Carolina Money: The Stories Behind the Symbols

Nearly three centuries of North Carolina currency are now on view in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of UNC’s Wilson Library. Continue reading

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