Tag: Wilson Special Collections Library

While You Were on Vacation, We Made Things Even Better

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Welcome back, Tar Heels! We changed a few things over the summer to make the libraries even better.

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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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Elizabeth Ott Named Frank Borden Hanes Curator of Rare Books

Liz (Elizabeth) Ott

She has served as interim curator of rare books since 2016.

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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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Grant to Libraries Will Provide Access to Rare Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan Dramas

Detail of digitized Spanish drama collection

The Pine Tree Foundation of New York has provided $12,100 for cataloging and digitization work. Many of the items are extremely rare.

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Learning from Frankenstein’s monster

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A collaboration between librarians and an instructor gave students in English 295H a research experience like no other. The class curated the Wilson Library exhibition, “Reconstructing Frankenstein’s Monster: Mary Shelley’s World in Print,” on view through August 26.

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