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Southern Historical Collection

Comedian, Lewis Black '70 speaks to a classroom of students

Comedian and Carolina alumnus Lewis Black tells undergraduates in an “Ethics of Comedy” course that having his papers at Wilson Library was “more of an honor than a Grammy.”

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Collection documents the Carolina alum’s early activities as a playwright and parts of his comedy career.

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An exterior shot of Wilson Library

Endowment honors Sarah Graham Kenan, who provided the first major gift for the Southern Historical Collection at Wilson Library.

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His personal archive of family and professional papers and memorabilia will reach new audiences at the Wilson Special Collections Library.

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Erika Titkemeyer examines a reel of film through a special magnifying lens

Support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will set stage for AV preservation at scale

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Laura Hart, Chaitra Powell, and Anna Goslen on Zoom

On These Grounds tests a shared database that highlights the lived experiences of enslaved people at and around American universities, including UNC-Chapel Hill.

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