Wilson Special Collections Library

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

It’s that most wonderful time of year again, FOOTBALL SEASON!

The Tar Heels host the Liberty Flames this Saturday for the first home game of the season. Campus parking lots will fill with UNC bedazzled cars carrying fans ready to tailgate before cheering on the Heels. Grab your grill, your cooler, and your favorite lawn chair and get ready to tailgate!

Image from Tarheels cooking for Ronald’s kids.

Green Dragon Dip from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.

Miniature Burritos from Heavenly delights.

Bourbon Dogs from Supper’s at six and we’re not waiting!

Super Fans Sand Dabs from Hornets homecooking : favorite family recipes from the Charlotte Hornets players, coaches, staff and special fans.

For more tailgating recipe ideas see the North Carolina Miscellany blog.


north carolina collection     football     tailgate     recipes     cookbooks     Tar Heels    

In honor of Labor Day: “Made in North Carolina” in the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives:

Image 1: P0001/1610: Hoover Chair Company, Lexington, North Carolina, 28 November 1922.

(Higher resolution: http://go.unc.edu/Rf98W )

Image 2: P0001/1609: Cannon Mills Company: Plant Number 1, Kannapolis, North Carolina, 9 October 1928.

(Higher resolution: http://go.unc.edu/e8Y2G )

Image 3: P0001/1615: Pepsi Cola Company: Ninth Annual Bottlers Convention, New Bern, North Carolina, 1917.*

(Higher resolution: http://go.unc.edu/z2D5C )

All images are from The North Carolina County Photographic Collection (P0001).

*Image 3 was taken by Wooten-Moulton Studios, owned by Bayard Wooten, whose photographic collection is also part of the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.


north carolina collection photographic archives     hoover chair company     cannon mills company     pepsi cola company     bayard wootten    
Filling up pints from the Budweiser truck, from the 1979 Davidson College yearbook, Quips and Cranks
View at DigitalNC: 1979 Quips and Cranks
Digital Collection: North Carolina College and University Yearbooks
Contributing Institution: Davidson College
Usage Statement: Copyright for images is held by the Archives and Special Collections Department, E. H Little Library, Davidson College. Reproductions of images from the collection may be made without permission for use in research, teaching or private study. Other uses of this material—including commercial products, print publication, broadcast, mirroring, or reuse on a website—require prior permission from Davidson College.

Filling up pints from the Budweiser truck, from the 1979 Davidson College yearbook, Quips and Cranks

View at DigitalNC: 1979 Quips and Cranks

Digital Collection: North Carolina College and University Yearbooks

Contributing Institution: Davidson College

Usage Statement: Copyright for images is held by the Archives and Special Collections Department, E. H Little Library, Davidson College. Reproductions of images from the collection may be made without permission for use in research, teaching or private study. Other uses of this material—including commercial products, print publication, broadcast, mirroring, or reuse on a website—require prior permission from Davidson College.


beer     davidson college     digitalnc     potw     college life    
When the Carolina Summer Reading Program assigned the book Approaching the Qur’án: The Early Revelations for the 2002-2003 school year, alumni, students, and the general public reacted strongly to the choice. It spurred a conversation about academic and religious freedom and even inspired a lawsuit from individuals worried about the University pushing Islam on its students. Many individuals from across the state and nation wrote to the University to express their opinion about the book’s selection.
[From the Summer Reading Program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, #40273, University Archives.]
To read more about controversial book choices, visit Wilson Library’s online exhibit, A Right to Speak and Hear: Academic Freedom and Free Expression at UNC.

When the Carolina Summer Reading Program assigned the book Approaching the Qur’án: The Early Revelations for the 2002-2003 school year, alumni, students, and the general public reacted strongly to the choice. It spurred a conversation about academic and religious freedom and even inspired a lawsuit from individuals worried about the University pushing Islam on its students. Many individuals from across the state and nation wrote to the University to express their opinion about the book’s selection.

[From the Summer Reading Program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, #40273, University Archives.]

To read more about controversial book choices, visit Wilson Library’s online exhibit, A Right to Speak and Hear: Academic Freedom and Free Expression at UNC.


quran     academic freedom     controversial books     literal battle of the books     university archives     free expression     online exhibit