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Author: Jacob Thompson

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The playlist highlights music from Elizabeth Cotten, The Doc Watson Family, Reverend Gary Davis and more.

A belt worn by one of Carolina’s most famous alumni, the hook that drew water from the Old Well and a concert button are all preserved in Wilson Library’s Carolina Keepsakes online collection.

Amanda Henley, head of Digital Research Services, at Davis Library (photo by Alyssa LaFaro)

Head of Digital Research Services Amanda Henley leads librarians, library staff, and researchers in a text mining project to discover Jim Crow laws enacted in North Carolina between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement.

Joseph Lam, associate professor of religious studies, in the Fearrington Reading Room at Wilson Library (photo by Alyssa LaFaro)

Religious studies professor Joseph Lam uses cuneiform tablets from the Wilson Library’s Rare Book Collection to study the dead language Akkadian and works with Library employees to share them with the world.

Kara Wong’s appointment is effective June 20, 2022.

Charlene Regester, associate professor of African, African American, and diaspora studies and director of the Institute for African American Research, in the Media & Design Center at the House Undergraduate Library (photo by Andrew Russell)

The University Libraries provides associate professor of African, African American and diaspora studies Charlene Regester with the resources she needs to research and teach about early Black cinema.