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Drummer Boy CURRENT EXHIBITION:
Imagining the U.S. Civil War, 1861–1900
April 24 – July 20, 2014
A selection of poetry, fiction, images, and other materials from the rich Wilson collections related to the epoch-defining event.


Contending Forces RECENT EVENT:
Tour of Imagining the U.S. Civil War, 1861–1900
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Students from Professor Eliza Richards's undergraduate American literature seminar give a tour of their class-curated exhibition.


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 close to 200,000 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 drama, World Wars I and II, the Beat movement, the Russian Diaspora, Maya civilization, 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