UNC History

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Undergrads To Share Research on UNC’s WWII Policy Toward Japanese American Students

Members of English 360 used documents from UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library to examine a little-known episode in University history. Continue reading

A Century of Football… from the UNC Library

Just in time for the season’s opening game, Wilson Library puts its collection of vintage Tar Heel programs online. Continue reading

Remembering William Powell, 1919-2015

The acknowledged dean of North Carolina historians was once librarian of UNC Library’s North Carolina Collection. Continue reading

UNC’s Hidden Campus Revealed in April 14 Lecture

UNC professor Stephen Davis will discuss the University in the 19th century, as discovered through two decades of archaeological exploration. Continue reading

The Hidden Campus: Archaeological Glimpses of UNC in the Nineteenth Century

Coming March 19: A look at Carolina’s past through archaeological exploration. Continue reading

Digitized Photo Album Shows Chapel Hill in 19th Century

The Library recently shared online the 1894 photo album belonging to former UNC President Kemp Plummer Battle. Continue reading

UNC Law Students Research Law of the Old South at Wilson Library

Last year, students in a UNC School of Law seminar used the Library’s rare publications and archival documents to investigate how the law was applied to moral issues in the antebellum South. Continue reading

Wilson Library Invites Commencement Visitors for May 10 Open House

View reunion class yearbooks, take in a slide show celebrating the class of 1964, and enjoy exhibitions about UNC and Civil War history. Continue reading

Playmakers’ History Will Be Topic of April 8 Lecture

University Historian Cecelia Moore will deliver the lecture “A Model for Folk Theatre” as the 2014 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture. 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