Celebrating recent acquisitions at Wilson Special Collections Library

May 5, 2023


 


On April 27, more than 350 Friends of the Library, students, faculty and community members gathered in the iconic Fearrington Reading Room for the second Recent Acquisitions Evening at the Wilson Special Collections Library.

The evening was full of wonder and celebration. Each table displayed a selection of the incredible items that have come to Wilson Library since 2019. The Library and archive professionals who curate, preserve and share this history helped attendees explore the world-class collections that make Carolina a destination for research and learning.


A crowd of people walk around the Fearrington Reading Room in Wilson Library during Recent Acquisitions Evening event.

Guests view recently acquired materials in the Fearrington Reading Room during Recent Acquisitions Evening.

2 young white women lean over large books, examining a paper foldout. Recent Acquisitions Evening on April 27, 2023 in Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

PhD candidate and Wilson Library graduate assistant Clare Byers (left) shows items from the Florence Fearrington Collection.

2 white men and a white woman hold up negative sheets to the light. Recent Acquisitions Evening on April 27, 2023 in Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Stephen Fletcher with Friends of the Library Board member Brenth Smith and Alison Smith, viewing original 35 mm slides made at the Woodstock music festival. The slides are part of the Burk Uzzle Collection.

A group of people, including Roland Freeman, huddle around a table looking at photographs.Recent Acquisitions Evening on April 27, 2023 in Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

A group of people, including Roland Freeman (center, seated) look at items from the Roland Freeman Collection.

A black woman and a white woman stand side by side, exited expressions on their faces as they look at items on a table. Recent Acquisitions Evening on April 27, 2023 in Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Friends of the Library Board Members looking at Burke Uzzle photographs.

A hand opening a book and pointing. A variety of rare book items are arranged on the table. Recent Acquisitions Evening on April 27, 2023 in Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Showing “Science for Girls, Paris 1855” from the Rare Book Collection.

Burke Uzzle and Stephen Fletcher look at Uzzle's photographic collection in the Fearrington Reading Room during Recent Acquisitions Evening

Burke Uzzle and Stephen Fletcher viewing items from the Burk Uzzle photographic collection.

A young black woman leans over a table pointing at a small gold medal artifact. Recent Acquisitions Evening on April 27, 2023 in Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Archivist Lolita Rowe showing “Montford Point Marines Medal, 2022” from the North Carolina Collection Gallery.


Photos by Ken Huth, Huth Photo.

Video by Jeyhoun Allebaugh, University Development Office.