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In April 2020, UNC Press published “UNC A to Z: What Every Tar Heel Needs to Know about the First State University,” written by the University Libraries’ own University Archivist Nicholas Graham and former university historian Cecelia Moore. The illustrated book contains 350 entries covering the people, places and events that have made Carolina what it is. Graham and Moore recently answered five questions about the book, from their favorite entries to the things that most surprised them.

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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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Librarians and archivists at the Wilson Special Collections Library have taken on a monumental task: helping people make sense of the history of the Confederate Monument that stood on campus and the role that it continues to play.

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Wilson Library exhibition marks fiftieth anniversary of protests that shook Carolina.

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Please join us for this book launch highlighting a transformational moment in Carolina’s history.

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Author Howard Covington tells the story of two men who transformed the University of North Carolina from a small institution to a modern research University in the service of the state.

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