Category Archives: News

Celebrating the Seven Millionth

A week ago, on Thursday March 20, a large group of enthusiastic Library supporters gathered in the FedEx Global Education Center’s Peacock Atrium for a reception and viewing of UNC-Chapel Hill’s seven millionth volume, Juan Latino’s first book, the first book … Continue reading

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Snow Days

Wilson Library reopens tomorrow at 9 a.m. after two days closed due to the storm. We hope you had the chance to enjoy the snow and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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Frank Borden Hanes, Sr., (January 21, 1920−July 17, 2013)

The University Library and the Rare Book Collection mourn the passing of a great benefactor and a wonderful, warm friend, Frank Hanes.

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Spanish Civil War Novels

The Rare Book Collection was delighted to receive a visit this spring from Professor Anthony George Lo Ré, UNC alumnus and retired faculty member of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Professor Lo Ré received his doctorate from Chapel … Continue reading

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Ken Hillis on Libraries

If you didn’t have a chance to join us at Prof. Hillis’s lecture “From Alexandria to Google: The Mythic Quest for Universal Libraries”, tune into the “State of Things” podcast on “What is a Library in Today’s High Tech Tech … Continue reading

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Yucatec Maya Summer Institute

This past Wednesday, students from the Yucatec Maya Summer Institute visited Wilson Library to learn about the rich resources of the Stuart Collection in the Rare Book Collection. Sponsored by the UNC-Duke Consortium, the Institute offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced … Continue reading

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Feminists of the 17th Century

The Rare Book Collection is pleased to celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting two recent acquisitions by notable female authors. It just so happened that last month, we were in the right place at the right time to acquire two … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!

February 7, 2012, is truly a hallowed date for the history of English literature, marking as it does, the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great writer Charles Dickens. We could not forget, because the RBC includes a wonderful … Continue reading

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Why We Write in Books

Watch this video to hear curator Claudia Funke speak about annotated books in the Rare Book Collection. Of course, they come to us already annotated. No writing in a book takes place after it enters our collection. Heaven forbid! Writing … Continue reading

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John Donne’s Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions

We are excited to report that we’ve acquired a very rare edition of John Donne’s famous Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, known best for containing the oft-quoted “No man is an island” and from whence Ernest Hemingway received inspiration for the … Continue reading

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