about the unc digital collections

Welcome to the digital collections of the UNC University Library. Here you will find unique materials for research, teaching, and discovery.

The digital collections site features materials drawn from the collections of the Library. Other collections are the result of collaborations with UNC faculty members and partner libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions.

The digital collections emphasize North Carolina and the American South. Topics include the experience of African Americans, the Civil War, the arts, economics, and politics. Documenting the American South (DocSouth), the Library's award-winning digital publishing initiative, provides access to important texts, images, and audio files for the study of Southern history, literature, and culture.

For further information about digital collections at the UNC Library, contact the Carolina Digital Library and Archives.

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19th-Century American Sheet Music

Beyond Books and Buildings: North Carolina's History of Higher Education Digital Project (hosted project)

Billy E. Barnes Collection

Celebrating Five Million Volumes: An Exhibition of Materials from the William Butler Yeats Collection

The Church in the Southern Black Community

A Collector's Passion: The Kidney in the History of Medicine

The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina

Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina

Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions

De Bry Engravings

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Digital North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives

Digital Southern Historical Collection

Driving through Time: The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina

Documenting the American South

Edward J. McCauley Photographs rss icon

Eng & Chang Bunker: The Siamese Twins

The Evolution Controversy in North Carolina in the 1920s

Facing Controversy: Struggling with Capital Punishment in North Carolina

Fiddlers Grove: Retrospective 1970-2000

First-Person Narratives of the American South

The First Century of the First State University

Folkstreams: A National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures

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Geniuses Together: Literary Expatriates in Paris from Gertrude Stein and James Joyce to Samuel Beckett and the Beats

Gilmer Civil War Maps Collection

Going to the Show

Goldband Records Collection

Hecho a Mano: Book Arts of Latin America

Hillbilly Music: Source & Symbol

Historic Moneys

Hugh Morton Collection of Photographs and Films rss icon

I Raised My Hand to Volunteer: Students Protest in 1960s Chapel Hill

The James Lawrence Dusenbery Journal (1841-1842)

Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society (Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science)

Library of Southern Literature

Lines Drawn in the Sand: The Life and Writings of Allen Ginsberg

The MacKinney Collection of Medieval Medical Illustrations

Manigault Plantation Journal

The Mini Page Archive

Minority Student Caucus

North American Slave Narratives

North Carolina Civil War Image Portfolio

The North Carolina Election of 1898

The North Carolina Experience

North Carolina Maps rss icon

North Carolina Postcards rss icon

North Carolina Stereograph Collection: Miscellaneous Photographers

North Carolinians and the Great War

A Nursery of Patriotism: The University at War, 1861-1945

Oral Histories of the American South rss icon

Paper Currency & Banknotes in the André Savine Collection

The Photographer Bayard Wootten

A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish History

The Rufus Morgan Stereograph Collection

Russia Beyond Russia: Resources for the Study of the Russian Diaspora

Slavery and the Making of the University

The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865

Southern Oral History Program Interviews rss icon

Talk Like a Tar Heel: North Carolina Place Names

The Thomas E. Watson Papers

The Thomas Wolfe Collection

Tobacco Bag Stringing Operations in North Carolina and Virginia

True and Candid Compositions: The Lives and Writings of Antebellum Students at the University of North Carolina

A Virtual Museum of University History

UNC Open Content Alliance Texts

Walker Percy: From Pen to Print

The William Blake Archive (hosted project)

The William R. Ferris Collection

World War 1 Postcards from the Bowman Gray Collection