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Rooms of Wonder
Feb. 20 - April 20, 2014
An exhibition of extraordinary rare books curated by UNC alumna Florence Fearrington.
The Cabinet of Curiosities in Word and Image
Arthur MacGregor, Curator of Antiquities Emeritus of the Ashmolean Museum.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
5:00 pm | Wilson Library
HOURS: NCC/RBC Reading Room
2nd floor, Wilson
WELCOME TO THE RARE BOOK COLLECTION
The Rare Book Collection at UNC Chapel Hill began in 1929, when the University acquired nearly 400 books printed in Europe before 1501. Today, the collection includes over 160,000 printed volumes, as well as substantial holdings of original graphics, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and literary and historical papers.
The RBC's diverse materials sustain the study of such varied topics as the New World cronistas, English and Irish literature, French history, fine printing, Spanish and Catalan drama, World Wars I and II, the Beat movement, the Russian Diaspora, Mayan archaeology, the Greek and Latin classics, as well as American popular culture.
Materials may be located using the UNC Library online catalog, as well as other finding aids: