Wilson Library, located at the southern tip of Polk Place, is named for UNC librarian and University historian Louis Round Wilson. Built in 1929 for $625,000, the 546,393 square foot library houses UNC’s special collections, including the North Carolina, Manuscripts, and Rare Books collections.
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Students dragging themselves to 8 a.m. classes are known for dressing casually, but a lot can be learned about campus life by looking at the t-shirts they throw on. Warm spring days draw out the #GDTBATH (Good Day to be A Tar Heel) shirts in full force, and the Quad is full of students decked out in Carolina blue.
A one-day exhibit at the Wilson Special Collections Library highlighted the shared heritage of students from two countries.
Being literate can be defined two ways. Of course, being able to read is the basic definition of literacy. But literate also means having a knowledge or understanding of the readings and writings associated with a topic.
When writing a paper about an anonymous 17th century poem, sophomore Grace Towery had no idea her assignment would lead to being published in the Notes and Queries Journal in the Oxford University Press.
This is part of a series exploring the day-to-day lives of a University employee.
Maria Estorino was named the new director of the Louis Round Wilson Library and associate University librarian for special collections on Monday.
Photographs of Elvis Presley and other musical artists can be seen in the North Carolina Collection Gallery at Wilson Library until Feb. 5.
Chaitra Powell, African-American collections and outreach archivist for the Southern Historical Collection, wonders what would be said if every young black man in America had been asked to record his thoughts after the death of Trayvon Martin.
Wilson Library is showcasing an exhibit on ghost stories and folklore in North Carolina.
Florence Fearrington, a 1958 UNC graduate and a rare book collector, gave the largest single gift UNC Libraries has ever received.
Academic freedom will be the topic of discussion this afternoon in Wilson Library.
"From Frock Coats to Flip-Flops: 100 Years of Fashion at Carolina" showcases 100 years of UNC history through a pair of Carolina Blue spectacles with fashion as the storyteller.
Sterling Hennis continues to affect the lives of many, even though he no longer teaches.
Wayne Wiegand, a Florida State University professor, is a world-renowned librarian historian studying the importance of libraries in the United States.
Yearbooks back to the 1890s, documents detailing portions of the civil rights movement and rare photos showing the way of life in Rocky Mount in 1950 — all of these pieces of history are now becoming available online thanks to a December grant.
It started as a collection of tires, branches, old radios and wires. But after one session with Lonnie Holley, the pile of items was transformed into art.
Unbeknownst to most on campus, a Barbie doll — still encased in her 1963 box, posing with teased blonde hair, wearing an oversized t-shirt and a pink and black leather jacket — can be found in Wilson Library, of all places.
$187,082 is an oddly specific number but for the co-writers of a new grant for the UNC Library’s Southern Folk Collection it’s far from arbitrary.
One may say fires are devastating, but photographer Larry Schwarm has found the spirituality in them through his photography.
More than 50 years ago, one man traveled through six states on a journey to publicize the then little-known genre of folk music.