A Tar Heel Treasure Trove

Currently on display in the “recent acquisitions” exhibit case in the NC Collection Reading Room is The University of North Carolina Basketball Vault by UNC Sports Information Director Emeritus Rick Brewer. The book outlines the history of the Carolina basketball program in a unique way. Readers are immediately drawn in by the vibrant photography of classic games, players, coaches, and tournaments. But the real treat is that the book has removable replica memorabilia that one can pull out and examine more closely. Examples include a Michael Jordan postcard, a felt pennant, tournament tickets, lesser-known photographs, and a telegram from the 1957 championship season. Nostalgic Tar Heel basketball fans will enjoy reminiscing (Brewer particularly focuses on Dean Smith’s legacy), while the afterword by Roy Williams adds to the anticipation of next season and the continuation of tradition.