Category Archives: Exhibits

From Frock Coats to Flip-flops: 100 Years of Fashion at Carolina

Photographs, news ads and articles, excerpts from student handbooks, and nearly 60 clothing items tell the story of student life as reflected in a century of style. Continue reading Continue reading

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The Dangerous Poole Bill: Anti-Evolution in North Carolina

In January 8, 1925, David Scott Poole from Hoke County introduced a resolution in the North Carolina State Legislature stating: “That it is the sense of the General Assembly of North Carolina  that it is injurious to the welfare of … Continue reading Continue reading

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UNC’s Hidden Campus Revealed in April 14 Lecture

UNC professor Stephen Davis will discuss the University in the 19th century, as discovered through two decades of archaeological exploration. Continue reading Continue reading

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The Hidden Campus: Archaeological Glimpses of the UNC Campus in the Nineteenth Century

Coming March 19: A look at Carolina’s past through archaeological exploration. Continue reading Continue reading

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Building Old West

On this day in 1822, the cornerstone of Old West was laid. The building was finished and in use by July of 1823. In 1848, additions were made to both Old West and Old East to accommodate the debating societies. Both the original Old West … Continue reading Continue reading

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Making a People’s Theatre: Proff Koch and the Carolina Playmakers

Playmakers poster_thumbPlaymakers poster_thumbThe original Carolina Playmakers—a precursor to today’s Playmakers Repertory Company—will be the focus of an exhibit this spring in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading Continue reading

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The Order of the Golden Fleece: “To Restore Unity to Campus Life”

Explore the history, traditions, and accomplishments of the UNC honor society in an exhibit at Wilson Library. Continue reading Continue reading

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Read! Mark! Digest! The Order of the Golden Fleece turns 110!

This year the Order of the Golden Fleece celebrates its 110th anniversary, and University Archives is recognizing this milestone with an exhibit tracing the history and influence of the society on campus. The Order, UNC’s oldest honor society, was founded … Continue reading Continue reading

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Tar Heels vs. Cavaliers . . . In the Archives

Great football moments from UNC’s past will come to the screen with an encore showing of Gridiron Glory in WIlson Library before the UNC-Virginia game. Continue reading Continue reading

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Bill Friday: In His Own Words

This past weekend saw the opening of Wilson Library’s newest exhibit — “Bill Friday: In His Own Words.” President Friday was a central figure in the University as well as an influential leader at the state and national levels. Come on … Continue reading Continue reading

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