Check out ‘Field Trip South’

The Southern Folklife Collection recently started a new blog called “Field Trip South: Exploring the Southern Folklife Collection.”  You can check it out here, and be sure to visit often!   They’ll be posting information about their events and concerts as well as sharing samples of their vast AV collection on old-time, country-western, hillbilly, bluegrass, blues, gospel, Cajun and zydeco musics and musicians.  In addition to recordings, they have lots of other related ephemera, including photographs, fliers, posters, etc.

Many other special collections located here in Wilson Library also maintain blogs, including the one you’re reading right now!  We’ve got links to all these on our blogroll at the right, but I thought I’d list them here as well.

Southern Sources: Exploring the Southern Historical Collection

A View to Hugh: Processing the Hugh Morton Photographs and Films

Read North Carolina Novels

Those Other Schools

One thing that you have probably guessed by now is that NC Miscellany is headquartered in the North Carolina Collection, which is at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our job is to collect things about????… guessed it, North Carolina. We do that, and I think we do it well. We collect a lot of material on the state’s institutions of higher learning. Since we are on UNC’s campus and a department of the University Library, we have tons and tons of material related to UNC. However, we also have lots of “stuff” (that’s a very technical term, isn’t it?) on colleges and universities in North Carolina. I can think of no better way to illustrate this than to show a few examples of material we have on d-d-d-d, do-do-do…oh well, my Tar Heel bias won’t even let me say or type the word. Let’s just call it that school in Durham that used to be known as Trinity College. The images below are from our [That school down 15-501 from the Southern Part of Heaven] ephemera collection: [Announcements, bulletins, programs, etc.]

Invitation to the Commencement Exercises for the Class of 1891, Trinity College

Football program from the Duke vs. UNC game, November 21, 1931

Football program from the Duke vs. Oregon State Rose Bowl game, January 1, 1942