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Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Wilson Library

An Alphabet of Treasures: Special Collections from A to Z

Highlights from six of the University Library’s special collections displayed in themes for each letter of the alphabet. From A is for activism to Z is for zombies, this exhibition showcases treasures related to early university history, famous writers and scientists, political movements, and stars of popular culture.

January 26 – April 19, 2015
Melba Saltarelli Exhibit Room
Wilson Library
Free and open to the public

Where is Tobe? Unfolding Stories of Childhood, Race, and Rural Life in North Carolina.

When the UNC Press published Tobe in 1939, the book broke ground as one of the first realistic portrayals of African American individuals and communities in children’s literature. Marking Tobe‘s 75th anniversary, this exhibition explores how this one book opens up to reveal stories within stories.

October 21, 2014 – March 1, 2015
North Carolina Collection Gallery
Wilson Library
Free and open to the public

Rare Book Collection Recent Acquisitions Evening

A not-under-glass display of additions to the Rare Book Collection from the past two years, including 16th-century English and French illustrated books, Maya colorplate volumes from the 19th century, photographic books by Ansel Adams, first editions of T.S. Eliot and Thomas Pynchon in special copies, rare African-American literary and historical works, Irish literature, Latino comics, and more.

Postponed until March 31
5-7 p.m.
Grand Reading Room
Wilson Library
Free and open to the public

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