Search the Special Collections

Listed below are several ways to view and search for special collections materials. Depending on your research topic, you may need to use one or all of these resources.

Search the Catalog

This search includes materials from all University Libraries. You can find Wilson Special Collections Library materials in the library catalog.


Search Archival Collections


This toolbar searches finding aids for archival, manuscript, or photographic collections held by Wilson Special Collections Library. Finding aids provide information about the topics, people, and types of documents contained in a collection. They do not describe every document, subject, or person reflected in a collection.

Browse by Archival Collection Title


Search Digital Collections

Here you will find unique materials from Wilson Special Collections Library digitized for research, teaching, and discovery. Some links are to collections that are the result of collaborations with UNC faculty members and partner libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions.

Browse by Title