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Ms. Powell goes to the State of Black Research Collections Conference (New York, NY)

As you can tell the staff of the Southern Historical Collection is working hard to bring fresh content to our new and improved blog platform. For my part, I will be sharing the most recent highlights of my experience in … Continue reading

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Staff Profile: Chaitra Powell, African American Collections and Outreach Archivist

What do you do for the Southern Historical Collection? Since joining the Southern Historical Collection in August of 2014, I have really embraced what it means to be on the curatorial side of an archive. As the African American Collections … Continue reading

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“…an unconfirmed report had come in from Dallas that Pres. Kennedy might have been shot…”

Fifty years ago today, on November 22, 1963, the nation reeled from the news of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Around 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, television and radio stations interrupted their normal broadcasts to break the story that shots … Continue reading

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The Taylor Family in Chapel Hill

“The Taylor Family in Chapel Hill,” featuring a screening of the new documentary film “Kate Taylor: Tunes from the Tipi and other Songs from Home,” q&a with the filmmakers Liz Witham (daughter of Kate) and Ken Wentworth, and a musical … Continue reading

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New SHC Collection: George C. Stoney Papers

George C. Stoney (1916- ), a documentary filmmaker who specialized in socially relevant films, was a mentor and teacher to generations of filmmakers and media activists worldwide and a pioneer in the movement for the creation and use of public … Continue reading

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Recipe for Apple Jelly

I came across a great little handwritten book of recipes today.  It comes from the SHC’s Stephen D. Heard Papers.  The volume (dated 1828-1867), which belonged to Mrs. Anna Edgar of Augusta, Georgia, includes recipes for such dishes as orange … Continue reading

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Announcing the new Folklife blog

One of our partner collections here on the fourth floor of the Wilson Library, the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC), is proud to announce the arrival of their new blog, “Field Trip South.” The blog will be a great resource for … Continue reading

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Sharing a “Juneteenth” post from UNC Press Blog

Friday marked the commemoration of “Juneteenth” — the day that commemorates June 19, 1865, when slaves in the Galveston, Texas, area heard a proclamation of freedom read by Union General Gordon Granger. This morning we read a great blog post … Continue reading

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