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Southern Folklife Collection

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 …

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In a 1974 photo from Carolina that Ken Burns used in the "Country Music" documentary, Johnny Cash holds up an American Flag. (From Hugh Morton Photographs and Films #P0081, copyright, North Carolina Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill Library.)

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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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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Celebrate more than 100 additions to the Wilson Special Collections Library from the past two years during this open house event. Staff members will guide you in an up-close experience with outstanding rare and one-of-a-kind items that help define Carolina’s libraries.

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Titkemeyer brings a passion for safeguarding and sharing history, plus the leadership finesse of an orchestra conductor, to their work as project director and audiovisual conservator in the Southern Folklife Collection.

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Exhibition features thirty photographs from the Cheryl Thurber Collection in the Southern Folklife Collection at Wilson Library

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