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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

A Glimpse at Guatemala, and Some Notes on the Ancient Monuments of Central America
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…

Archival Seedlings – Cultivating Community Archivists in the American South

Sarita Alston and Grandmother Sarah Alston Interview image 2
How can an archival institution support communities' control over their own histories? We at the Community-Driven Archives (CDA) Team at UNC Libraries believe that history lives in a plethora of…

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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Enriching Voices

William L. Andrews, editor. The North Carolina Roots of African American Literature. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
Literature by Black North Carolina authors whose works are held in Wilson Library. From a physical exhibit in the Gallery, 2019.

Erasure and Resilience at Penn

Erasure and Resilience exhibits photos, brochures, and manuscripts from the archival collections Penn School Papers and Penn Center of the Sea Islands Records, curated to illuminate the dichotomy…

Every Book a Mirror

Fragments of the Peculiar Institution
This exhibition highlights artists' books from the Art Library collections that highlight important trends in artists' books in the 21st century. Trends will include subjects like climate change &…

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

Amy Locklear Hertel
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

Lost John Ray
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…

Highlights from the New York Academy of Medicine International Theses Collection

Pedro Belou
A selection of biographies and information concerning some of the individuals whose thesis is part of the NYAM International Thesis here at UNC. Created by Lynn Eades, 2023.

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Hillbilly Music: Source & Symbol

The Hill Billies
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

CK.90.14 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…

Keys to Communication: Speech & Hearing Sciences

Seal for 40th Anniversary of DSHS
A 2010 Exhibition Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health…