The Rare Book Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill began in 1929, when the University acquired nearly 400 books printed in Europe before 1501. Today, the collection includes close to 200,000 printed volumes, as well as substantial holdings of original graphics, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and literary and historical papers.
The RBC’s diverse materials sustain the study of such varied topics as the New World cronistas, English and Irish literature, French history, fine printing, Spanish drama, World Wars I and II, the Beat movement, the Russian Diaspora, Maya civilization, the Greek and Latin classics, as well as American popular culture.
News & Events
- Call for Applications: Incubator Awards: Research Grants for Creative Artists, applications due October 23, 2019
- Bullitt History of Medicine Club Lecture, “Artificial Hearts: A Controversial Medical Technology and Its Sensational Patient Cases from Haskell Karp to Dick Cheney,” Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:00–1:00 p.m.
- Hallowzine Open House, Thursday, October 31, 2019, 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
- Anatomy Day, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:00–2:00 p.m.