Special Collections

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Library Celebrates Seven Million Books with Rare Poetry Volume of the African Diaspora

A rare sixteenth-century book with modern resonance will become the seven-millionth volume in the library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading

Making a People’s Theatre: Proff Koch and the Carolina Playmakers

The original Carolina Playmakers—a precursor to today’s Playmakers Repertory Company—will be the focus of an exhibit this spring in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Southern Culture on the Skids Concert March 14

Southern Culture on the Skids will perform at Historic Playmakers Theatre on March 14 to celebrate the opening of a Wilson Library exhibit about the band’s history. Continue reading

Rock the Library: Bill Smith’s Band T-Shirts Come to Wilson Library

The Crook’s Corner chef donates his mementos of Chapel Hill’s music scene to the Southern Folklife Collection. Continue reading

Student Library Survey: Enter to Win an Amazon.com Gift Card

The UNC Library is conducting a survey of students. Participants can enter a drawing for one of 25 $10 gift certificates. Continue reading

Expert Arthur MacGregor to Discuss “Rooms of Wonder” Feb. 20

Free public lecture marks the opening of the exhibition “Rooms of Wonder: From Wunderkammer to Museum, 1565-1865″ in Wilson Library. Continue reading

Rooms of Wonder: From Wunderkammer to Museum, 1565-1865

Three centuries of “cabinets of curiosities” from the collections of Florence Fearrington (UNC class of 1958) and the Rare Book Collection in Wilson Library. Continue reading

The Order of the Golden Fleece: “To Restore Unity to Campus Life”

Explore the history, traditions, and accomplishments of the UNC honor society in an exhibit at Wilson Library. Continue reading

Lawrence Earley To Speak About Photographs of Down East Fishing Boats

Photographer and author Lawrence Early will discuss his book “The Workboats of Core Sound: Stories and Photographs of a Changing World” on Feb. 6 in Wilson Library. Continue reading

Appointment: Rare Book Research Librarian

Emily Kader is Rare Book Research Librarian at Wilson Library, effective January 1, 2014. Continue reading

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