Windows Magazine Spring/Summer 2022

June 7, 2022

The University Libraries is pleased to announce publication of the spring/summer 2022 issue of Windows magazine. Current Friends of the Library should soon receive copies by mail. You can ensure that you receive every issue of Windows by becoming a Friend of the Library. Learn more by contacting a member of the Library Development Office.

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Featured stories

4 images showing pieces from the new special collections. Image 1 shows photo of woodblocks, second image shows a handwritten page from Lewis Black's collection, the third is a photograph of Rep. G.K. Butterfield’s, the fourth is an image of a manuscript from the Said collection

Outstanding additions, extraordinary Stories

At the 1988 rededication of Wilson Library as a special collections library, Alexander Heard, chancellor of Vanderbilt University and a former dean of Carolina’s Graduate School, told those assembled: “These consequential intellectual resources joined here together make the Louis Round Wilson Library a glorious treasury of human experience.”

Nearly 35 years later, that treasury continues to expand and extend. At the heart of it all: the human experience in its astonishing variety, plus the commitment of librarians and archivists to preserve and make these items open for use.

In these stories, enjoy a closer look at four collections that have recently become part of the Wilson Special Collections Library.

Digital illustration of Elaine Westbrooks in a white blouse with a magenta background

A Farewell Q&A with Elaine L. Westbrooks

On May 31, Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian Elaine L. Westbrooks will leave Carolina to become the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University. As Westbrooks’ tenure at Chapel Hill ends, we asked her to reflect on her time at the University Libraries and to share some thoughts for her successor.

University Libraries Reckoning Initiative

Reckoning Initiative Updates

A selection of stories highlighting the University Libraries’ Reckoning Initiative in action.

UNC-Chapel Hill joins project to investigate slavery and U.S. universities through archival records

Grant will expand University Libraries’ use of machine learning to identify historically racist laws

Portrait of Catherine Paul sitting on top of a table in an art studio

“The Centerpiece of my experience at Carolina”

Catherine Paul ’93 traces the roots of her career to her experience as a student employee in Davis Library.