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Set in the Southern Part of Heaven: Chapel Hill Through Authors’ Eyes

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This exhibition looks at the town of Chapel Hill as it appears in novels, stories, and memoirs. Set in the Southern Part of Heaven: Chapel Hill Through Authors’ Eyes features 35 books by both professional and amateur writers. Included are historical accounts, short stories, mysteries, and even a fantasy-tinged romance with scenes that take place in Gimghoul Castle. More information here.

Through October 2, 2016
North Carolina Collection Gallery
Free and open to the public

New appointments in the NC Digital Heritage Center

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The University Library is pleased to announce two appointments to the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (“Digital NC”) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective July 1. Lisa Gregory is the new Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Kristen Merryman has been appointed Digital Projects Librarian for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Read more about Lisa and Kristen on the Library’s news blog.

Corruption of the Innocents: Controversies about Popular Children’s Books

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This exhibition showcases controversial British and American children’s literature and highlights the research of 22 UNC undergraduates. Curated by students in Professor Laurie Langbauer’s ENGL 295 class, Corruption of the Innocents draws on the Libraries’ centuries-old treasures of popular children’s books. It explores the menace that a variety of those forms — fairy tales, dime novels, and comic books among them — have seemed to pose.

Through August 15, 2016
Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room
Free and open to the public

Grants will preserve rare music recordings in Southern Folklife Collection

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Two grants totaling $45,000 will help to preserve rare musical recordings in the Southern Folklife Collection. The recordings include performances by traditional North Carolina musicians Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten and Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson. Using awards from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Recording Preservation Foundation, the SFC will create archival copies of the fragile recordings and place them online for the first time. “These sounds are a national treasure,” said Steve Weiss, curator of the SFC. “We cannot wait to bring them to fresh generations of listeners, researchers, students, and fans.”

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