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A Guide to Resources About UNC's Confederate Monument

Silent Sam, c. 1940s-1960s
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

Opening Talk - Words Can Do Little: Spike Saunders's World War II Correspondence
"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…


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

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

John Edwards, 2004
For centuries, 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…

Climbing the Hill: Women in the History of UNC

Intramural sports photographs, 1950s-1970s
Climbing the Hill: Women in the History of UNC is a student curated exhibit for Wilson Library, created spring 2020.

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Evolution Controversy in NC in the 1920s

North Carolina State Capitol, Raleigh
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

Electric chair, Central Prison, Raleigh, N.C.
"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

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…

Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Flu Pandemic

This exhibit was developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries to coincide with the "Going Viral"interdisciplinary symposium (4 April 2018 – 6 April 2018) hosted by…

Hillbilly Music: Source & Symbol

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…

Historic Moneys in the North Carolina Collection

Bechtler $5 coin, reverse, for exhibit thumbnail
Highlights of numismatic collection housed in the Gallery of the North Carolina Collection, University Libraries, and a brief history of money in North Carolina.

I Raised My Hand To Volunteer

Leaflet, "Wanted: Picketers"
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

Copy of no shots fired as siege ends 2.2.1988.pdf
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

The 1956-1957 University of North Carolina Team. Preaseason team probably October 1956. Photograph appears in 1957 Yackety Yack.
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 Carolina men's…

Medicine in Paris, 1801-1971

France in 1843
Using images from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’sNew York Academy of Medicine Collection of International Medical Theses, the exhibit “Medicine in Paris, 1801-1971” provides insight…

Slavery and the Making of the University

University of North Carolina 1797
"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

John White The Flyer.jpg
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

Breaking the Gender Barrier
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

"Grand Democratic Rally."
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

Courtesy of Beatriz de la Vega