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A Guide to Resources About UNC's Confederate Monument

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A guide to archival and published resources related to UNC's Confederate monument, "Silent Sam."

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A Nursery of Patriotism: the University at War, 1861-1945

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"The University's prosperity is well-nigh destroyed by the hand of misrule and treason. Instead of being, as she is accused of late years, a nursery of narrow-minded, bigoted, and sectional ideas she…

A Right to Speak and to Hear: Academic Freedom and Free Expression at UNC

On June 26, 1963 North Carolina's lawmakers approved a bill that came to be known as the Speaker Ban. The law forbade Communists and others critical of the United States government from speaking on…

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Ancient and Living Maya in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Archaeological Discovery, Literary Voice, and Political Struggle

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The story of European peoples’ discovery of Maya sites and Mayan languages and literary traditions, alongside the dramatic political history of the region and the Maya struggle for autonomy and…

Campaigns & Causes: Political Memorabilia in North Carolina

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Since the 1840s, decorative devices and slogans have been used to promote political candidates and causes. While ribbons, broadsides, and buttons comprise the earliest type of memorabilia, additional…

Evolution Controversy in NC in the 1920s

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On January 8, 1925, Representative D. Scott Poole introduced a resolution in the North Carolina Legislature in which he proposed that it was "injurious to the welfare of the people" for public schools…

Excerpts from the Native Narrative Campus Tour

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Native Narrative, created by the UNC American Indian Center in conjunction with the Visitors’ Center, tells the history of the American Indian presence at UNC through historical and contemporary…

Facing Controversy: Struggling with Capital Punishment in NC

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"Facing Controversy: Struggling with Capital Punishment in North Carolina" This website presents a digital exhibit of a selection of primary source materials that document many of the controversies…

Fiddler's Grove: Retrospective, 1970-2000

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The Fiddler's Grove Collection at the Southern Folklife Collection contains a wealth of materials. Only a small fraction of the Fiddler's Grove resources are represented in this exhibit. We encourage…

Hillbilly Music: Source & Symbol

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The Hillbilly Music: Source and Symbol virtual exhibit is adapted from an original installation, part of a conference organized in April 2003 around the publication and celebration of discographer…

I Raised My Hand To Volunteer

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Exhibit Overview Part of a larger project that included a physical exhibit mounted in the Manuscripts Department of Wilson Library 23 January, 2007 through 15 June, 2007 and a series of…

Justice, Sovereignty, Resistance: Indians Take Back Robeson County

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On the morning of February 1st, 1988, Eddie Hatcher and Timothy Jacobs, two Tuscarora Natives, held nineteen individuals hostage at The Robesonian, a newspaper office located in Robeson County,…

McGuire's Miracle

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The season started on December 4, 1956, and ended on March 23, 1957. In between, North Carolina and the nation witnessed a perfect season—“McGuire's Miracle.” The University of North…

Slavery and the Making of the University

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"Slavery and the Making of the University" introduces materials that recognize and document the contributions of slaves, college servants and free persons of color primarily during the university's…

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Sour Stomachs and Galloping Headaches

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This 2005 exhibition provided a broad overview of North Carolina's medical history by highlighting some of the common ailments that afflicted our ancestors, as well as some of the deadly epidemics…

Tar Heel Ink

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Student Publications 1844-2005 Many student publications have come and gone during the long history of the University of North Carolina. These imprints, whether short-lived or long-standing, have…

The North Carolina Election of 1898

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The election of 1898 was one of the most significant elections in the history of North Carolina. The effects of the campaign, and many of the issues that were raised, would last long into the…

Vargas Vila

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World on Fire in Flames of Blood: Narratives of the Russian Revolution

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This is a digital companion to the exhibition World on Fire in Flames of Blood: Narratives of the Russian Revolution, on view in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room in Wilson Special Collections…