Visualizing American Roots Music: an exhibition of photographs from the Southern Folklife Collection

The Southern Folklife Collection takes great pleasure in curating exhibits of collection material for spaces across the UNC campus and especially in The Wilson Special Collections Library. It’s exciting to share the artifacts and fieldwork–music, memorabilia, images, publications, film and video–assembled in the SFC and encourage conversations about our cultural past, present and future.

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Our current exhibit, Visualizing American Roots Music, features twenty rare and unique photographs of iconic musicians. The photographs showcase a wide spectrum of American Roots Music—ranging from the blues, bluegrass, and country, to rock and roll—and highlight its popular and commercial development over the last century. The exhibit is currently on view in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library through Dec. 31, 2013, and starting today will be on view via Field Trip South. We recognize that some of you may not be able to visit us in Chapel Hill, so we are exited to make the exhibit available digitally for our remote researchers and patrons. We will post one image from the Visualizing American Roots Music, Monday through Friday, for the next four weeks. Comments are welcome. 

The Wilson Special Collections Library is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Pleasants Family Assembly Room is not available at all times. Call (919) 962-0104 for exhibit availability.