UNC Ad from 1907

I found this ad for UNC in a 1907 issue of the Sylvan Valley News, published in Brevard, N.C. We’ve recently added over 400 issues of the paper, ranging from 1900-1911, to the North Carolina Newspapers digital collection.

The University has grown just a bit since this ad was posted. There are definitely more than six departments (over 200 degree programs now) and the library has quite a few more than 45,000 volumes (six million and counting). We do still have electric lights.

As an aside — and I’m not sure whether the University or the newspaper staff were to blame for this — it’s difficult to maintain a claim as “Head of the State’s Educational System” when you misspell the word “educational.”

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