Online Gallery exhibitions

These digital collections and online exhibitions showcase selections of the North Carolina Collection Gallery’s artifacts and exhibitions. Additional online exhibitions created by the North Carolina Collection can be seen on the NCC’s online exhibits and digital collections page.

Digital collections

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Carolina Keepsakes

A selection of Gallery artifacts that represent the history of UNC throughout its entire existence, from the 1793 plaque laid with the cornerstone of the first campus building to objects from the modern era.


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Historic Moneys in the North Carolina Collection

A variety of North Carolina currency from the mid-eighteenth century through the Civil War.


Online exhibitions

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Campaigns and Causes: Political Memorabilia in North Carolina

A selection of memorabilia from some of North Carolina’s most interesting and controversial political campaigns and causes since 1898.


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A Right to Speak and to Hear: Academic Freedom and Free Expression at UNC

An examination of events that tested the University’s commitment to academic freedom and free expression from the 19th Century to the 21st. A digital version of an exhibit that appeared in the North Carolina Collection Gallery from February 21 to June 2, 2013.


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Sour Stomachs and Galloping Headaches

An exploration of how common and not-so-common illnesses were treated over the course of North Carolina history, with a focus on home remedies, faith-based healing, urban and rural sanitation, patent medicines, and the mass marketing of modern over-the-counter remedies. A condensed version of an exhibit that appeared in the North Carolina Collection Gallery from June 22 to September 30, 2005.


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Tar Heel Ink: Student Publications at UNC, 1844-2005

This look at UNC’s student publications, with content ranging from humor to religion, provides a glimpse into life on the University’s campus over generations and reveals the issues that students deemed important. A condensed version of an exhibit that appeared in the North Carolina Collection Gallery from February 24 to June 3, 2005.