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Carolina’s Libraries Fill Gaps in “Country Music”

Johnny Cash holding American flag

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ research team looked at thousands of digitized images across multiple collections that document the country music industry.

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Ten Standouts to Celebrate the Southern Folklife Collection’s First Thirty Years

Casey Burns poster

From Andy Griffith to Zilphia Horton — the SFC has been collecting the sounds and culture of the American South for three decades. Happy birthday, SFC!

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Feb. 25: Documenting Gravel Springs, Mississippi, in the 1970s

Photograph of man playing a flute. Photograph by Cheryl Thurber from the Cheryl Thurber Photographic Collection.
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And the Grammys Go To….

Bill Ferris

University Libraries archivists can take a bow for their part in creating “Voices of Mississippi.” The box set garnered two Grammys for retired Carolina professor Bill Ferris.

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Libraries Releases Rare Doc Watson Recording with Yep Roc Records

Album cover detail Doc Watson with guitar

Doc Watson recorded Live at Club 47 in 1963. It is part of the Southern Folklife Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library and is now available for purchase.

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Between Midnight and Day: The Photography of Dick Waterman

Black and white photo of Janis Joplin

Images of some of the greatest musical performers of the last half-century will be on view in Wilson Library through December 22, 2017.

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