Special Collections

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1915 Mail-Order Catalog Inspires 2015 Challenge

April 8 event, “Mail Order Catalogs and Consumers,” reflects on changing times. Continue reading

Exhibition of Paintings by African American Artist J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr. To Open April 1

Reception at 5 p.m. in the library of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Continue reading

Rare Book Collection Recent Acquisitions Evening March 31

Spend an evening with the newest additions to the Rare Book Collection in Wilson Library. Continue reading

Wilson Library Makes the List!

UNC’s iconic library is one of Buzzfeed’s “19 Totally Magical Libraries to Visit Before You Die.” Continue reading

Program To Celebrate Recent Additions to Rare Book Collection – NEW DATE: March 31

Visitors will have the opportunity to examine books published over nearly five centuries. The materials on view all came to UNC in the last two years. Continue reading

An Alphabet of Treasures: Special Collections from A to Z

From A (“activism”) to Z (“zombies”), the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is full of rare and sometimes surprising treasures. Continue reading

Music Biographer Barry Mazor and Musician Dom Flemons at Wilson Library Feb. 6

A new biography of Ralph Peer and a musical performance are on the program. The Southern Folklife Collection in Wilson Library provided inspiration for both. Continue reading

Digital Heritage Center is Virtual Home for All Things N.C.

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is best known as the website with digital scans of yearbooks from almost every college and university in the state. And while it’s certainly fun to look at the clothes and hairstyles students were sporting in the 1990s – or the 1890s, for that matter – the center has … Continue reading

Appointments: Assistant Curator of Rare Books; Associate Director of Development

The University Library welcomes Elizabeth Ott as assistant curator of rare books and Dwain Teague as associate director of Library Development. Continue reading

Introducing DocSouth Data: Old Texts for New Readings

Hundreds of high-quality digital texts are now available for download and analysis through the UNC Library. Continue reading

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