Wilson Special Collections Library

Collection highlights, exhibits, events, and behind-the-scenes views from the Wilson Special Collections library at UNC-Chapel Hill.
digitalpubliclibraryofamerica:

The Digital Public Library of America turns one year old, today. Happy birthday to us!
Julian Walker Morton, Jr. blowing out birthday candles, ca. 1940. Morton, Hugh M. North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 
Glendale National Charity League ball, 1958. Special Collections, Doheny Memorial Library, Libraries, University of Southern California. 
Jeff Mercer’s 6th birthday party, 1950s. M002_3_18-3, Johnny and Ginger Mercer Papers, Popular Music and Culture Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. Digital Library of Georgia. 
Coach Red Sanders birthday, 1958. Special Collections, Doheny Memorial Library, Libraries, University of Southern California. 
Group of African American women and men gathered around a birthday cake, Los Angeles, ca. circa 1951-1960. Charlotta Bass/California Eagle Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles. 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Receives a Birthday Cake in the Oval Office, White House, ca. 01/27/1942. Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. National Archives and Records Administration. 
Mildred’s birthday, February 1987. Morton, Hugh M. North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 
Henderson birthday, December 12, 1896. Forrest, J. Thomas. East Carolina University. North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 
Girl Scouts’ birthday, 1952. Special Collections, Doheny Memorial Library, Libraries, University of Southern California. 


We are happy to be a part of the DPLA on their first birthday! Here’s to many more.

digitalpubliclibraryofamerica:

The Digital Public Library of America turns one year old, today. Happy birthday to us!

  1. Julian Walker Morton, Jr. blowing out birthday candles, ca. 1940. Morton, Hugh M. North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 
  2. Glendale National Charity League ball, 1958. Special Collections, Doheny Memorial Library, Libraries, University of Southern California. 
  3. Jeff Mercer’s 6th birthday party, 1950s. M002_3_18-3, Johnny and Ginger Mercer Papers, Popular Music and Culture Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. Digital Library of Georgia. 
  4. Coach Red Sanders birthday, 1958. Special Collections, Doheny Memorial Library, Libraries, University of Southern California. 
  5. Group of African American women and men gathered around a birthday cake, Los Angeles, ca. circa 1951-1960. Charlotta Bass/California Eagle Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles. 
  6. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Receives a Birthday Cake in the Oval Office, White House, ca. 01/27/1942. Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. National Archives and Records Administration. 
  7. Mildred’s birthday, February 1987. Morton, Hugh M. North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 
  8. Henderson birthday, December 12, 1896. Forrest, J. Thomas. East Carolina University. North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 
  9. Girl Scouts’ birthday, 1952. Special Collections, Doheny Memorial Library, Libraries, University of Southern California. 

We are happy to be a part of the DPLA on their first birthday! Here’s to many more.


In case you weren’t aware that librarians can occasionally be crazy.
librarianwardrobe:

Crazy Tights Day at the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center - brought to you by staff as well as students of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science.
The NCDHC is a Digital Library, providing digitization and digital publishing services to institutions throughout North Carolina. 
And we wear awesome tights.

In case you weren’t aware that librarians can occasionally be crazy.

librarianwardrobe:

Crazy Tights Day at the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center - brought to you by staff as well as students of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science.

The NCDHC is a Digital Library, providing digitization and digital publishing services to institutions throughout North Carolina.

And we wear awesome tights.


digitalnc     crazytightsday    
"More than a Passing Fad" from 1986 Spectrum yearbook, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

View at DigitalNC: 1986 Spectrum

Digital Collection: North Carolina College and University Yearbooks

Contributing Institution: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Usage Statement:   Copyright Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. The materials in this collection are made available for use in research, teaching and private study. Images and text may not be used for any commercial purposes without prior permission from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

"More than a Passing Fad" from 1986 Spectrum yearbook, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

View at DigitalNC: 1986 Spectrum

Digital Collection: North Carolina College and University Yearbooks

Contributing Institution: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Usage Statement: Copyright Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. The materials in this collection are made available for use in research, teaching and private study. Images and text may not be used for any commercial purposes without prior permission from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.


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Abraham Forest had to pay $0.10/gallon tax on the products of his still in 1799. This tax license comes from a collection of early documents of the Forrest family, courtesy the Stanly County Museum. You can view the entire collection on DigitalNC.
The license is signed by William Polk, North Carolina’s Supervisor of the Revenue and Revolutionary War veteran.

Abraham Forest had to pay $0.10/gallon tax on the products of his still in 1799. This tax license comes from a collection of early documents of the Forrest family, courtesy the Stanly County Museum. You can view the entire collection on DigitalNC.

The license is signed by William Polk, North Carolina’s Supervisor of the Revenue and Revolutionary War veteran.


tax day     digitalnc    

Spring in finally here and that means fresh fruits and veggies!  Get some cukes, watermelon, artichoke, whatever and try a few pickling recipes.

Bread and Butter Pickle from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.

Bread and Butter Pickles from Cook book.

Peach Pickles from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.

Find more pickle recipes on the North Carolina Collection Miscellany blog.


north carolina collection     recipes     cookbooks     cooking     pickles     libraries     canning