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

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Students in a history course taught by Dr. Katherine Turk curated the online exhibition “Climbing the Hill: Women in the History of UNC” using special collections materials.

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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 …

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Some of the biggest, oldest, rarest and most remarkable objects in the Wilson Special Collections Library are on view for all to experience through May 12, 2019.

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The three-year project will allow approximately 30 doctoral students and candidates to conduct research with the collections and librarians of the Wilson Special Collections Library.

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The scholarly gathering “Raleigh 400: A Conference on Sir Walter Raleigh 400 Years After His Death” will take place September 6 – 8, 2018, at the Wilson Special Collections Library.

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