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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 talk … 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

Archival Films Bring Tar Heel Football History to Pre-Games

Visitors to UNC’s pre-game festivities on Oct. 2 and 30, 2010, can catch a special glimpse of Tar Heel football history. A showing of archival film clips in Wilson Library will feature highlights from games past, including footage of football legends such as Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice and “Famous Amos” Lawrence. The showings will begin 3 hours before kickoff and continue until close to game time. Continue reading

Diary at UNC that Inspired Faulkner Is Topic of Sept. 15 Program

The scholar who uncovered a link between author William Faulkner and a Civil War era plantation journal will discuss her findings in a free public program Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. in UNC’s Wilson Library, where the original journal is preserved. Continue reading

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