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Distinguished alumna Florence Fearrington donates rare book collection worth $6.2 million to the University Libraries.

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UPDATE: Due to changes in the University’s operations in light of COVID-19, we regret to announce that this exhibition is temporarily closed. Library presents a view of ‘Race Deconstructed’ The new exhibition in Wilson Library examines the historical role of science …

EXHIBITION TEMPORARILY CLOSED: Race Deconstructed: Science and the Making of Difference Read More »

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Fascinating. Magical. Surprising. Even a brief power outage could not dampen the enthusiasm and curiosity of more than 300 visitors to the 2019 Recent Acquisitions Evening at the Wilson Special Collections Library on April 4.  As attendees circulated through the Fearrington Reading Room, they enjoyed an unprecedented encounter with rare and …

Rare, special, and very, very close Read More »

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Make a ‘zine or a button and view some of Wilson Library’s spookiest books about skeletons, ghouls, monsters and witches.

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Centuries of scribbles, doodles and notes in books will be on view as part of this exhibition at the Wilson Special Collections Library, May 23 – September 8, 2019.

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