Special Collections

Special Collections Processing Project a Success!

The two-year grant project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to process the backlog of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection was successfully completed last month. Running from September 2012 to November 2014, the grant provided funding for a full-time processing assistant and for the purchase of archival supplies.

Hear a Veteran’s Experience

In honor of Veteran’s Day, you can hear about the experiences of military personnel first-hand through oral history interviews in Belk Library’s Digital Collections.  Students in Dr.

UCO 1200 and ENG 1000 visit Special Collections

Sections of First-Year Seminar (UCO 1200) and Expository Writing (ENG 1000) visited Special Collections recently to use our collections and expertise for course assignments. 

Celebrate Archives Month

October is North Carolina Archives Month. This year’s theme is “North Carolina at Play: Health and Leisure in Our State.” In honor of this, we are highlighting our Camp Catawba Collection in an exhibit located in the Cratis Williams Reading Room on the fourth floor of the library.

Located near Blowing Rock North Carolina, Camp Catawba was an overnight summer camp for boys aged 6 to 12. It operated from 1944-1970 under the direction of Jewish-German poet and educator Vera Lachmann.

Historical Automobile Exhibit, 4th Floor

A new exhibit, "The Automobile as an Agent of Change," is now on display in the 4th Floor atrium in Belk Library and Information Commons. More than just a means of getting from one place to another, automobiles have brought great change to our economy, our culture, and our local surroundings and habits over the past century. This Special Collections exhibit explores this change through the lens of our collections. The exhibit will run through the end of November 2014.

Affrilachian Poetry Exhibit, 4th Floor

In celebration of National Poetry Month, an exhibit of Affrilachian Poetry is now on display inside Special Collections on the 4th floor of Belk Library for the month of April. The exhibit, curated by graduate student Forrest Gray Yerman, is accessible while Special Collections is open.  Click here for hours.

Unexpected Finds Exhibit 4th Floor

"An Exhibit of Unexpected Finds in Special Collections" is now installed in the atrium exhibit cases on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. Most people may think ofSpecial Collections holdings consisting of books, manuscripts, DVDs, or CDs, but the collections also include a small selection of other, unexpected items. We do not seek most of the items displayed here, but their presence in our collections enriches the historical record that we do collect.

Downton Abbey Open House A Success

Thank you to everyone who attended "A Downton Afternoon" on Wednesday, February 19.  We had a record turn-out of 70 visitors, including faculty, staff, students, Friends of the Library, and others. Dr.

Feb 19 - Downton Abbey Open House This Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 19, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Special Collections in Belk Library and Information Commons will be hosting “A Downton Afternoon,” a Downton Abbey-themed open house in the Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collections Room on the 4th Floor. 

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