Citation Examples

Please use the following basic format for all citations of materials held in Wilson Library:

[Identification of item]. [Name of collection]. The Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For more information on citing, see UNC Libraries’ Citing & Writing page. Please do not hesitate to email us with specific questions about citations at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

For examples specific to each collection, see below:
North Carolina Collection
Rare Book Collection
Southern Historical Collection
Southern Folklife Collection
University Archives

North Carolina Collection

An item from the general collection:

[Bibliographic information], North Carolina Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:

Battle, Kemp P. History of the University of North Carolina . Raleigh, N.C. : Printed for the author by Edwards & Broughton Printing Company, 1907-1912, North Carolina Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

An item from a named collection:

[Bibliographic information], [Collection Name], North Carolina Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:

Scott, Walter. Tales of my landlord. Philadelphia : Robert Wright, 1823, Old Library Collection, North Carolina Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Newspaper Clipping Files

:
[Article Bibliographic information] in [Newspaper Clipping Collection name, vol number page number], North Carolina Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:

L.G. “University Medical School is Now in Full Operation in the New Building.”The Chapel Hill Weekly, September 22, 1939 in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Newspaper Clippings File, vol 12 #3798, North Carolina Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A manuscript collection

:
From [Item description, Folder number] in the [Collection name/Collection number], North Carolina Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:

From Julian Bach to Fred Wolfe, 1947, Box 3, in the Fred Wolfe Papers, 1882-1980 #CW5, North Carolina Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A photographic collection

:
[Item description] in the [Collection name/Collection number], North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:

Ackland Art Museum excavation, October 1956 in the William W. Prouty Photographic Collection #P0038, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rare Book Collection

An item from the general collection:

[Bibliographic information], Rare Book Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:

Lorde, Audre. The First Cities. New York: Poets Press, 1968, Rare Book Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

An item from a named collection:

[Bibliographic information], [Collection Name], Rare Book Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:

Yeats, William Butler. Mosada: A Dramatic Poem. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers, and Walker, 1886, William Butler Yeats Collection, Rare Book Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A manuscript dated before 1600

:
[Bibliographic information], [Ms number], Rare Book Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:

Donatus, Tiberius Claudius. Interpretacionum Virgilianarum Eneidos liber VI-XII, 15th century, Ms 539, Rare Book Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A manuscript collection from the Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers

:
From [Item description, Folder number] in the [Collection name/Collection number], Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:

From J. M. Dent and Sons to Charles Lee, 22 June 1931, Folder 988, in the J. M. Dent and Sons Records #11043, Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Southern Historical Collection

Paper manuscripts

From [Item description, Folder number] in the [Collection name/Collection number], Southern Historical Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:
From Ira Parkers to John Sharpe, 12 August 1928, Folder 26, in the John Sharpe Papers #3592, Southern Historical Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

AV Material

[Identification of Item (Call number)], in [Collection name/Collection number] Southern Historical Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:
Interview with Katharine DuPre Lumpkin by Jacquelyn Hall, 4 August 1974 (G-34), in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Southern Folklife Collection

Paper manuscripts

From [Item description, Folder number] in the [Collection name/Collection number], Southern Folklife Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:
From the Gid Tanner Artist Name File #NF1996, Southern Folklife Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

AV material

[Identification of Item (Call number)], in [Collection name/Collection number], Southern Folklife Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Pleasant Point Baptist Church gospels (FFT 69-69) in the William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

University Archives

Paper manuscripts

From [Item description, Folder number] in the [Collection name/Collection number], University Archives, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Example:

From Minutes, Volume 18, 2 March 1978 in the Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1959-2002 #40153, University Archives, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.