Rare book collection

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Seba Croc CURRENT EXHIBITION:
Rooms of Wonder
Feb. 20 – April 17, 2014
An exhibition of extraordinary rare books from the collection of alumna Florence Fearrington.


Contending Forces UPCOMING EVENT:
Tour of Imagining the U.S. Civil War, 1861–1900
Students from Professor Eliza Richards's undergraduate American literature seminar give a tour of their class-curated exhibition.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:00 pm | Exhibition Viewing, Saltarelli
5:30 pm | Program, Saltarelli


loblollypineimage HOURS: NCC/RBC Reading Room
2nd floor, Wilson
M-F 9:00am-5:00pm
Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm
wilsonlibrary@unc.edu

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:
http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/research/search.html