Photographs made by white photographer Collier Cobb in a variety of settings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, chiefly in Chapel Hill, N.C. and other locations in North Carolina. A majority of the images depict scenes on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. The collection is composed largely of glass plates (slides and negatives), as well as some photographic prints. Subjects depicted in photographs include University of North Carolina buildings, grounds, faculty, staff, students, events, and African Americans at the historically white university; residences and churches in Chapel Hill, N.C.; logging in western North Carolina; North Carolina schools in Bertie, Columbus, Craven, Durham, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Harnett, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Onslow, Robeson, Sampson, and Wake counties. Also included are some images depicting members of the indigenous communities of modern-day Alaska, Canada, and Siberia which Cobb photographed during a trip to the area. Cobb originally described people depicted in some images as "Eskimo(s)" and "Indian," terms he likely misapplied.