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Collection Number: 40396

Collection Title: Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1994-2015

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Size 15 feet of linear shelf space
Abstract Throughout the 1920s University Librarian Louis Round Wilson advocated for a new library at the University of North Carolina, as the university’s Carnegie library (now Hill Hall) was not meeting the needs of the student body. The new library was completed in 1929. In 1952, an addition was made to building to meet the needs of the increasing need for space, and a few years later the library was named for Wilson. In 1977, a second addition was made to the Wilson Library stacks. In 1984, with the construction of the new Walter Royal Davis Library, the Wilson Library transitioned from its role as the central library and was devoted specifically to special collections. It has five collecting areas: the North Carolina Collection, the Rare Book Collection, the Southern Folklife Collection, the Southern Historical Collection, and the University Archives. The five collecting units hold rare books, organizational records, personal and family papers, photographs, moving images, sound recordings, and artifacts that document the history and culture of the University, North Carolina, the United States, and the world. The records of the library consist of annual reports for Wilson Library and its constituent departments, budget and funding files, conservation reports, project and program files including files on Aeon, encoded archival context and web harvesting, the Carolina Digital Library and Archives, the Carolina Digital Repository. Also included are committee files, materials related to grants, and architectural drawings of the library. Acquired as part of University Archives.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.
Language English
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40396, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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This summary description was created by Tierra Thomas in January 2020 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith

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