Special Collections

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Jack Tales with Orville Hicks in Wilson Library, April 28

Folk tale performance will help open the exhibition “Corruption of the Innocents: Controversies about Children’s Popular Literature.” Continue reading

Alexander Julian: The Threads of Carolina Style

On April 19, designer Alexander Julian will explore Carolina style and his role in shaping it. The public talk is the 2016 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture. Continue reading

Wikipedia Edit-a-thons Offer Chance to Write History

Contribute to the Internet’s largest free reference site during six UNC Library events. Continue reading

A Common Thread: Carolina Fashion Exhibition at Wilson Library

The exhibition in the North Carolina Collection Gallery is an annotated walk-through closet called “From Frock Coats to Flip-Flops: 100 years of Fashion at Carolina.” Continue reading

Wilson Library to Host Rand Lectures on British Landscape Painting

Andrew Hemingway, Professor Emeritus of Art History at University College London, will be the speaker. Continue reading

From Frock Coats to Flip-flops: 100 Years of Fashion at Carolina

Photographs, news ads and articles, excerpts from student handbooks, and nearly 60 clothing items tell the story of student life as reflected in a century of style. Continue reading

“Wordsworthian Carnage” Lecture Feb. 22

Duncan Wu, professor of English at Georgetown University, will deliver a lecture about William Wordsworth’s “Thanksgiving Ode.” Continue reading

Tiny Paintings: Handmade Artist Cards from the Charles Alston Collection

Handmade greeting cards by American artists of the mid-twentieth century, from the Southern Historical Collection. Continue reading

A Bold Commitment to African American Archives at UNC

The Southern Historical Collection has received a new challenge grant that will help secure the preservation of African American community archives. Continue reading

Color Our Collections!

Print out a vintage image from the collections of Wilson Library and work your magic. Continue reading

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