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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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University Libraries Receives $1.75 Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Southern Folklife Collection staff studying a film strip

The largest grant in University Libraries history will allow the Southern Folklife Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library to preserve and digitize rare audio and visual recordings from Carolina’s libraries and from six partners across the state.

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The South’s Time Capsule

Bryan Giemza, Chaitra Powell, Rachel Seidman, Steve Weiss, Elizabeth Engelhardt, and Malinda Maynor Lowery

Cherokee language resources. Dean Smith’s personal papers. A first-person account of an enslaved woman. The millions of artifacts and documents at the Carolina’s libraries have supported researchers and helped make the University a hub for the study of the American South. Read more from Endeavors.

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Aaron Smithers Receives Award from Society of North Carolina Archivists

Aaron Smithers

The Thornton W. Mitchell Service Award recognizes outstanding service to the archive profession in North Carolina

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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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Sounds of ’68: Revolution in the Air

Sounds of 68 poster detaiil. Exhibit January 13 through April 22, 2018.

An exhibition at Wilson Library looks at the musical legacy of a tumultuous year. On view through April 22, 2018.

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