AboutHistory on the Hill is a hub of resources for learning about the history of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This Day In History
- 1859 President James Buchanan delivered the commencement address at the University.
- 1898 The cornerstone of Alumni Hall reads "Alumni Building Erected June 1, 1898," though the building was not completed until 1901.
- 1907 The cornerstone of the Carnegie Library building was laid. Used as a library until 1925, the building was later renamed Hill Hall.
UNC History Online
Digital North Carolina, the blog of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.
For the Record, the blog of the University Archives and Records Management Services.
News and Events, the news blog of UNC Library.
North Carolina Miscellany, the blog of the North Carolina Collection.
Southern Sources, the blog of the Southern Historical Collection.
A View to Hugh, a blog of the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.
Category Archives: Basketball
Carolina will kick off its 2015 home football schedule on Saturday, September 12th when Head Coach Rod Broadway brings his North Carolina A&T Aggies to Kenan Stadium. It will be the first meeting between the two schools on the gridiron; … Continue reading → Continue reading
UNC Head Coach Bill Guthridge holding trophy after UNC beat Duke University in finals of the ACC Tournament, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C., on March 8, 1998.
On March 18th, 2012 Bill Richards, a colleague who worked in the library’s Digital Production Center passed away unexpectedly while watching the Tar Heel’s basketball team defeat Creighton University in the “Sweet Sixteen” round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. … Continue reading → Continue reading
Today, February 19th, marks the 94th anniversary of Hugh Morton’s birth. Nine days from today, February 28th, would have been legendary Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith’s 84th birthday. As many if not most of you know, Smith passed away … Continue reading → Continue reading
Few people in UNC’s history are as iconic and universally-beloved as basketball coach Dean Smith, who passed away this Saturday at age 83. Smith arrived at UNC in 1958 as an assistant basketball coach under Frank McGuire. Three years later, … Continue reading → Continue reading
When Carolina lost three ACC games in a row early this season, some Tar Heel fans started looking back over their shoulders at that dismal 2001-2002 season. Coach Williams and the 2013-2014 Heels righted the ship and won 12 in … Continue reading → Continue reading
There will be some great Tar Heel news out of Washington, D.C. today—November 20th, 2013. Morton collection volunteer and blog contributor Jack Hilliard takes a look at an honor for one of the greatest Tar Heels ever. Can you name … Continue reading → Continue reading
Wednesday afternoon was one of those times, like so many others in this line of work, where what you end up working on isn’t even on your radar when you step off the bus and head to the office. Here’s … Continue reading → Continue reading
UNC’s men basketball team bowed out of the NCAA tournament over the weekend, but the UNC women’s team continues on its quest for a national championship this evening. With basketball season still in high gear, Hugh Morton collection volunteer Jack … Continue reading → Continue reading
It’s that time of year again when hundreds of thousands of college basketball fans huddle secretively with their notes on “bracketology.” The NCAA basketball championship tournaments broke onto the stage this week and, once again, the UNC men’s and women’s … Continue reading → Continue reading