Crazy for coconut – recipes from the collection.

USED Banana Coconut Chiffon Pie - Granny's Drawers

Banana Coconut Chiffon Pie from Granny’s drawers : four generations of family favorites.

USED Buttermilk Coconut Pie - Tarheels Cooking for Ronald's Kids

Buttermilk Coconut Pie from Tarheels cooking for Ronald’s kids.

USED Coconut Chicken-Love Yourself Cookbook

Coconut Chicken from Love yourself cookbook : easy recipes for one or two.

USED Coconut Melt-Aways - Sweet Carolina

Coconut Melt-Aways from Sweet Carolina : favorite desserts and candies from the Old North State.

USED 5-14-13 Coconut Muffins - Pass the Plate

Coconut Muffins from Pass the plate : the collection from Christ Church.

USED Earthquake Cake-Cane Creek Cookbook

Earthquake Cake from The Cane Creek cookbook.

USED Pineapple Coconut Pie - Well, Shut My Mouth!

Pineapple-Coconut Pie from Well, shut my mouth! : the Sweet Potatoes Restaurant cookbook.


Artifact of the month: Commencement marshal’s baton, ca. 1915

UNC’s 2013 graduating class enjoyed a beautiful day for its commencement. In honor of those students, our artifact of the month is a commencement marshal’s baton, used at UNC’s commencement ball around 1915 or 1916.

marshal's baton

This baton was carried by William B. Umstead, a graduate of the Class of 1916 who later went on to become a U.S. senator and the 63rd governor of North Carolina.

Carolina keepsakes

The baton is one of several pieces of academic regalia featured in the NCC Gallery’s Carolina Keepsakes digital collection. The collection shows some of the highlights of the Gallery’s holdings related to UNC history. From the cornerstone plaque laid when the first building was established to a caricature of the 1977 basketball team, Carolina Keepsakes tells the story of the University in artifacts from its beginning to the present day.

We hope you’ll visit the digital collection, and we hope you share our best wishes for the Class of 2013!