Category Archives: Politics

Fiery “America First” Dakotan takes on Tar Heels

The controversy between isolationists and interventionists became an unusually rugged affair with no holds barred on either side. . . . The name-calling, mud-slinging, and smearing on both sides made the foreign policy debate a poor place for the sensitive … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Politics, UNC, WWII | Comments Off on Fiery “America First” Dakotan takes on Tar Heels

What is a Community Archive?

Community archives and other community-centric history, heritage, and memory projects work to empower communities to tell, protect, and share their history on their terms. In 2017, the Southern Historical Collection, a part of Wilson Library Special Collections, within UNC Libraries … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Activism, African American, Archival Work, Civil Rights, Collections, Community Archives, Education, Exhibitions, Family, grants, Labor, Music, Politics, Race Relations, SHC In the News, SHC Programs, Southern Culture, University of North Carolina, Women | Comments Off on What is a Community Archive?

A drive to Washington D.C. with Barrier: part 1

It’s often useful when researching Hugh Morton images to check his executive planners.  I’ve used examples of this practice before, and for today’s post this tactic provided some insight into one particular journey in March 1987. Wednesday, March 4: Drive … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Basketball, Celebrities, Politics, Sports, UNC | Comments Off on A drive to Washington D.C. with Barrier: part 1

He came to Chapel Hill to argue with someone

Yesteryear is filled with those whose names today mean nothing to most, but in their day were lightning rods.  Leon Henderson is one of those people. Henderson became a member of Franklin Roosevelt’s inner circle, perhaps the result of his 1937 memorandum “Boom and Bust” … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Biography, Politics, UNC | Comments Off on He came to Chapel Hill to argue with someone

Violence, Hardship, and the Southern Response

The South has witnessed unspeakable historical violence, hardship, and unrest. Whether it is a system developed over hundreds of years or the single act of one person, Southerners have used these circumstances as fuel to protest for a better reality … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Activism, African American, Business, Civil Rights, Digital SHC, Education, Family, Featured Collections, Finding aids, In the News, Journalism, Labor, Links, Politics, Race Relations, Religion, Southern Culture, Southern Oral History Program, University of North Carolina, Women | Comments Off on Violence, Hardship, and the Southern Response

Violence, Hardship, and the Southern Response

The South has witnessed unspeakable historical violence, hardship, and unrest. Whether it is a system developed over hundreds of years or the single act of one person, Southerners have used these circumstances as fuel to protest for a better reality … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Activism, African American, Business, Civil Rights, Digital SHC, Education, Family, Featured Collections, Finding aids, In the News, Journalism, Labor, Links, Politics, Race Relations, Religion, Southern Culture, Southern Oral History Program, University of North Carolina, Women | Comments Off on Violence, Hardship, and the Southern Response

New Collections: Activists, Educators, Families, and War

We have over a dozen new collections that are preserved, processed, and now available for research. Some highlights: New materials span from 1764 to 2010 Subjects geographically range from Mexico to China (with plenty of Alabama and North Carolina in … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Activism, African American, Civil Rights, civil war, Collections, Education, Family, Journalism, Labor, New Collections, Personal archives, Politics, Race Relations, slavery, Southern Culture, University of North Carolina, War, Women | Comments Off on New Collections: Activists, Educators, Families, and War

New Collections: Activists, Educators, Families, and War

We have over a dozen new collections that are preserved, processed, and now available for research. Some highlights: New materials span from 1764 to 2010 Subjects geographically range from Mexico to China (with plenty of Alabama and North Carolina in … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Activism, African American, Civil Rights, civil war, Collections, Education, Family, Journalism, Labor, New Collections, Personal archives, Politics, Race Relations, slavery, Southern Culture, University of North Carolina, War, Women | Comments Off on New Collections: Activists, Educators, Families, and War

Ambassador William C. Bullitt visits UNC, 1941

At this time of danger each American must ask himself each day not what he can get from his country but what he can give to his country, and must ask himself each night: “Have I given enough?” —William C. … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Photojournalism, Politics, UNC, WWII | Comments Off on Ambassador William C. Bullitt visits UNC, 1941

The best of times: the “Golden Era” at UNC (1945-1950)

A View to Hugh has been on a summer vacation of sorts as other projects have pressed to the fore.  This week marks the start of another school year at UNC, and the resumption of more frequent posts.  Today, Hugh … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Events, Politics, Sports, UNC | Comments Off on The best of times: the “Golden Era” at UNC (1945-1950)