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Beating the Heat: Surviving Summers in North Carolina Before Air Conditioning

A Wilson Library exhibition shows how North Carolinians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries kept cool during the hottest months of the year.

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Grant Will Help Librarians Examine Jim Crow Laws Through Lens of Data

North Carolina law books on shelf

“On the Books: Jim Crow and the Algorithms of Resistance” is part of the first cohort of the national project “Collections as Data – Part to Whole.”

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Remembering H.G. Jones, Former Curator of the North Carolina Collection

Dr. H. G. Jones

Jones was curator of the North Carolina Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library from 1974 to 1994.

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Bayard Wootten Then and Now (Exhibition Opening)

Bayard Wootten portrait detail

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition “‘The joy is in the going.’: Bayard Wootten Photographs North Carolina and The South.” Talks by Jerry Cotten, author of “Light and Air: The Photography of Bayard Wootten,” and the University Libraries’ photographic archivist, Stephen Fletcher.

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“Going Viral” Online Exhibit Examines 1918 Flu Pandemic

Montage of 1918 newspaper headlines and advertisements about flu and remedies

A collection of photographs, news articles, oral histories and documents from the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries marks a grim centennial.

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North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Named National Medal Finalist for Museum and Library Service

Digital Heritage Center is 2018 Finalist for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The center, operated by the University Libraries, provides digitization services for more than 225 partners across North Carolina.

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