Lectures and Invited Papers

The Gladys Coates Hall Lecture Series

In 2004, the North Carolina Collection hosted the inaugural lecture in the Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture Series. Complete texts of the lectures, speaker bios, and information about Gladys Hall Coates can be found on the Coates lecture series page:

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Historic Political Campaigns in North Carolina conference

On September 14th and 15th, 2012, the conference “To Gain Attention to Their Various Claims: Historic Political Campaigns in North Carolina” took place at Wilson Library, co-sponsored by the North Carolina Collection and the Southern Historical Collection. Archived lectures from that conference are available on the Historic Political Campaigns in North Carolina conference page:

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Other Papers

“Civil War America and the Man in the Street” (PDF) by Richard Doty, Senior Curator of Numismatics for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection at the National Museum of American History.

Created for the conference “Currency in Chaos: How the Civil War Changed America’s Money,” which took place June 2, 2012 in UNC’s Wilson Library.


Mother Cotten and Crazy Daisy: North Carolina Women at the Turn of the 20th Century” (PDF) by Anastatia Sims, Professor of History, Georgia Southern University.

Delivered in conjunction with the exhibition “Keeping the Devil at Bay: The Pastimes of North Carolina Women in the Victorian Age,” which appeared in the North Carolina Collection Gallery in UNC’s Wilson Library from October 20, 2005 through January 31, 2006.