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Access to the On the Move exhibition material

On the Move represents a curated sample of the materials available through UNC Libraries related to this topic. The content of this online exhibition and additional resources have been compiled into a Subject Research Guide for those wishing to access the original material and do further research. 

Research in Wilson Special Collections Library

To continue research with materials from Wilson Special Collections Library, you can use search tools on our website.

The UNC Libraries online catalog is a great place to start your search for special collections material, especially rare books, serials, newspapers, and audio and visual recordings. To search for materials in archival collections you can also search across our finding aids. Finding aids describe archival collections to researchers and provide information on the items in the collection, such as papers, bound volumes, audio recordings, photographs, and more. Finding aids for collections in Wilson Library are available online and are key-word searchable through the “Search Archival Collections” search bar on our website.

UNC Libraries also creates Subject Research Guides centered on specific subjects and research topics. Subject Research Guides are mini-websites created by librarians to provide entry points to explore a specific topic with links to books, archival materials, databases, and other resources for research. UNC Subject Research Guides organized by subject can be found on our website.

While the building is closed to the public, we are providing virtual reference assistance and digital reference copy ordering. For more details on our policies and information to prepare for a visit, please see our website or email Research & Instructional Services:

Digital exhibitions

Wilson Special Collections Library creates multiple physical and digital exhibitions every year. Materials are digitized for research, teaching, and discovery. Some collections are the result of collaborations with UNC faculty members, partner libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions. Links to other digital exhibits and collections can be found on our website.

Contacting us

 If you have questions or concerns about the items shown in this online exhibition or would like help with accessing anything in our collections, we want to hear from you. Contact us at, including your contact information and a description of your question or concern. Please, include the URL(s) of specific items when relevant. For information about permissions, citation and copyright of materials at Wilson Special Collections Library see our website.

Questions? Comments? Corrections? Research Inquiry? Email us!