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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.
- The blocks that made books: A collection of 900 woodcut blocks from the Propaganda Fide Press
- A career in words and laughter: The collection of Lewis Black ‘70
- From North Carolina to Congress: Rep. G.K. Butterfield’s papers
- Religion and resistance: Omar ibn Said’s handwritten manuscript
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.
Reckoning Initiative Updates
A selection of stories highlighting the University Libraries’ Reckoning Initiative in action.
Catherine Paul ’93 traces the roots of her career to her experience as a student employee in Davis Library.