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
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.
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.”