Browse Exhibits (30 total)
The Civil Rights Movement both on and off campus and the university's first Black students and faculty.
The emergence of separate educational institutions for blacks and whites and faculty efforts to begin the serious and objective study of southern race relations.
The university's collection of American Indian artifacts and documents, its interest in Indian folk culture, and the emergence of American Indian studies on campus.
Descriptions of buildings on historic McCorkle and Polk Places dating from Old East (1793), the first building erected on a public university campus, to the designs of Alexander Jackson Davis and the Beaux-Arts Wilson Library of 1929.
Carolina's early twentieth-century transformation from a small local college to a true university with highly trained professors, improved libraries and laboratories, and a university press.
Role of early benefactors in strengthening the university from its founding during the 1790s to the critical donation by Mary Lily Kenan Flagler Bingham in 1917 that established the Kenan Professorships.
Influence of drama professor Frederick Koch, novelist Thomas Wolfe, and English professor Louis Rubin on campus writers and the emergence of George Moses Horton, Walker Percy, Doris Betts, and Charles Frazier.
The creation of the University of North Carolina, with information on the life of its principal founder, William Richardson Davie.
The career of one of the university's most memorable presidents, who sustained the university during the Great Depression and World War II, elevated its reputation through distinguished national service, and demonstrated a lifelong commitment to progressive social change.