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Members of UNC Student Organizations: Learn How To Preserve Your Own History April 6

Students are invited to join UNC archivists on April 6 for a special viewing of the exhibit “From Di-Phis to Loreleis: A History of Student Organizations at UNC” and to get tips on how student groups can preserve their own history.

The event will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of Wilson Library. Students may drop in at any time. Light refreshments will be served. Continue reading

Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies To Be Topic of Lecture April 7

The history and lore of the two oldest student organizations at UNC-Chapel Hill will be the topic of a lecture by UNC alumnus Kevin Cherry on April 7, in the Wilson Special Collections Library. “And They Talked—Always They Talked: 215 Years of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies” will be the 2011 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture.

The program will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room. A reception, a viewing of the exhibit “From Di-Phis to Loreleis: A History of Student Organizations at UNC,” and an a cappella performance by the all-female group The Loreleis will precede the talk at 5 p.m. in the North Carolina Collection Gallery. Continue reading

Role of Journalism To Be Topic of Civil War Program April 13

“Battle for the Home Front: Revisiting the Role of Women in the Civil War” will be the topic of a lecture by LeeAnn Whites, history professor of the University of Missouri, March 30, at 5:45 p.m., in the Wilson Special Collections Library. On April 13, Frank Fee, associate professor in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will discuss how news was gathered and disseminated to Orange County residents during the Civil War, in a gallery talk at 3 p.m. in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room in Wilson Library. Both events are in in conjunction with the exhibit “Home Front on the Hill: Chapel Hill and the University during the Civil War.” Continue reading

UNC Student Organizations Are Focus of Wilson Library Exhibit, Programs

The new exhibit “From Di-Phis to Loreleis: A History of Student Organizations at UNC” will be on view through May 31, 2011, in the North Carolina Collection Gallery in the Wilson Special Collections at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Civil War Exhibit Unavailable March 4-11

Update, March 11, 2011: Facilities work has been completed. The exhibit is once again available. The exhibit Home Front on the Hill: Chapel Hill and the University during the Civil War will be temporarily unavailable from the afternoon of Friday, March 4 through Friday, March 11, 2011,  because of necessary facilities work in the Melba … Continue reading

Chapel Hill and UNC During Civil War To Be Topic of Exhibit, Lectures

“Home Front on the Hill: Chapel Hill and the University during the Civil War,” a free public exhibit in Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will provide a look at the conflict through the eyes of students and civilians. It will be on view Feb. 1 through May 8 in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room on the third floor of Wilson Library. Continue reading

Chapel Hill in Plain Sight with Author Daphne Athas Jan. 27

Author and retired UNC faculty member Daphne Athas will discuss her book Chapel Hill in Plain Sight: Notes from the Other Side of the Tracks in a reading Jan. 27 in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading

Special Showings of Gridiron Glory for UNC Community, Nov. 19

The Wilson Special Collections Library will offer the UNC campus community two lunchtime showings of Gridiron Glory on Friday, November 19, at noon and 12:30 p.m., in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room. Gridiron Glory features archival film footage of Tar Heel football games past. Continue reading

Albert Coates, North Carolina’s Good Government Man, Topic of New Book, Nov. 8 Lecture

  Lecture by Howard Covington Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 Knapp-Sanders Building School of Government 5 p.m. Reception and book signing, Atrium 5:45 p.m. Program, Wicker Classroom Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library,  (919) 962-4207 The Institute of Government at UNC and its founder and first director Albert Coates will be the topic of a … Continue reading

Pauli Murray, Civil Rights Advocate, Will Be Recalled in Nov. 3 Event

African American civil rights advocate Pauli Murray and her unsuccessful attempts in 1938-39 to gain admittance into the applied social work program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be the topic of a free public program Nov. 2, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the UNC. A reception will begin at 5:15 p.m. Continue reading

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