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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries
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Contact Information

Two libraries at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill which have collections of interest to genealogists are:

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Wilson Special Collections Library
200 South Road Wilson Library (Campus PO Box #3948)
UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27515-8890
Telephone: 919-962-1172
Davis Library
208 Raleigh Street (Campus PO Box #3916)
UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Telephone: 919-962-1151

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Collection Description

Wilson Special Collections Library  is home to: the famed Southern Historical Collection with strengths in plantation records, slavery, the Civil War, Civil Rights, communities, family, race relations, and religious communities[2]; the North Carolina Collection of published works on North Carolina and its people and biographical index[3]; the Rare Book Collection; the Southern Folklife Collection; the Manuscript Department  collection of personal papers, letters, and diaries of early North Carolina residents; and the Map Department.[4]

Davis Library  has humanities, and foreign language materials, maps, a federal documents depository, and microforms.[5]

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Guides

  • Blosser, Susan Sokol, and Clyde Norman Wilson Jr. The Southern Historical Collection: A Guide to Manuscripts (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Library, 1970). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 975 H23s. This guide may help you locate biographical and local history information pertaining to a family.
  • Smith, Everard H. Southern Historical Collection: Supplementary Guide to Manuscripts, 1970–1975 (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Library, 1976). WorldCat 2401855; FHL book 975 H23s supp.

Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

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Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Source 1.
  2. About the Southern Historical Coillection in UNC Chapel Hill Libraries (accessed 11 February 2014).
  3. Family History and Genealogy Resources in the North Carolina Collection in UNC Chapel Hill Libraries (accessed 11 February 2014).
  4. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 85. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  5. Davis Library in Libraries and Hours in UNC Chapel Hill Libraries (accessed 11 February 2013).