Rare book collection

Digital Collections

A growing number of Rare Book Collection items have been digitized, particularly Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese dramas and books in the André Savine Collection. Many of the RBC's Southern imprints and slave narratives are available in electronic texts as part of the Documenting the American South publishing initiative. Links to the digital versions of RBC materials are available in the records for the original items in the UNC online catalog.

Digital Projects

vargasvilaheadshot José María Vargas Vila Digital Library
Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This digital library brings together over 100 volumes of Vargas Vila's works with a biography and chronology.


bowmangray World War I Postcards from the Bowman Gray Collection
Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Gray postcard site features a collection of war-themed cards produced in Great Britain,
France, Italy, Germany, Russia, and the U.S. during World War I (1914-1918).