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This Day in the History of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

December 10, 1979
Louis Round Wilson died in Chapel Hill only a few days before his 103rd birthday. Wilson, who served as University Librarian and as an advisor to several presidents and chancellors, was instrumental in the establishment of the School of Library Science (now School of Information and Library Science), serving as its first director in 1931-1932. Wilson Library, home of the University Library's Special Collections, is named in his honor.