Monthly Archives: November 2014

John Motley Morehead III: Ten Facts from a Remarkable Life

This Thanksgiving marks the 83rd birthday of one of UNC Chapel Hill’s most recognizable landmarks: the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower. Dedicated right before the UNC-Virginia Thanksgiving Day game in 1931, the Bell Tower has been marking the quarter hour of countless Tar Heels’ lives … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in University Archives, University History | Comments Off on John Motley Morehead III: Ten Facts from a Remarkable Life

21 November 1864: “I would willingly enter the army this winter with the consent of my parents, still if Father can raise the funds I presume I will be allowed to graduate.”

Item Description: Letter from John Steele Henderson to his mother, Mary Ferrand Henderson. He writes that he needs more money for his tuition or he will be forced to leave the University of North Carolina.  He is due to come … Continue reading &#… Continue reading

Posted in chapel hill nc, John Steele Henderson, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina | Comments Off on 21 November 1864: “I would willingly enter the army this winter with the consent of my parents, still if Father can raise the funds I presume I will be allowed to graduate.”

21 November 1864: “I would willingly enter the army this winter with the consent of my parents, still if Father can raise the funds I presume I will be allowed to graduate.”

Item Description: Letter from John Steele Henderson to his mother, Mary Ferrand Henderson. He writes that he needs more money for his tuition or he will be forced to leave the University of North Carolina.  He is due to come … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in chapel hill nc, John Steele Henderson, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina | Comments Off on 21 November 1864: “I would willingly enter the army this winter with the consent of my parents, still if Father can raise the funds I presume I will be allowed to graduate.”

Veterans Day 2014

On this Veterans Day, let’s look at two pieces of Hugh Morton’s early military career: registration and enlistment through records from the National Archives located through a genealogical website.  Morton registered for the draft in Wilmington, N. C. at local … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in UNC, WWII | Comments Off on Veterans Day 2014

Happy 90th Birthday, Rameses!

Today the UNC community celebrates the 90th birthday of its mascot Rameses.  The UNC website has a feature story on the 1924 origin of Rameses, with a link to a video story, too. Here at A View to Hugh, we … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Sports, UNC | Comments Off on Happy 90th Birthday, Rameses!

In his own words: Johnpaul Harris, artist and dear friend

Today, November 5, 2014 marks a very special anniversary on the UNC campus. It was ten years ago, on a beautiful Hugh Morton photo-post-card-day, that the magnificent Charlie Justice statue was dedicated just outside the Justice Hall of Honor at … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Events, Football, Sports, UNC | Comments Off on In his own words: Johnpaul Harris, artist and dear friend