Unpublished materials make up a large part of special collections. The Southern Historical Collection collects manuscript materials related to the history of the American South. Many of the holdings within the SHC include information related to the history of UNC, specifically the personal papers of administrators, faculty, and alumni. The SHC maintains a blog, Southern Sources, that promotes their holdings. History on the Hill has aggregated all posts related to university history here.
A project spread across all special collections within UNC Libraries is The Civil War Day By Day, a blog commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. For each day of the war, an item from the special collections is selected, digitized, and promoted. History on the Hill has aggregated all items related to university history and the Civil War here.