Funding Priority

Support and Enrich World Class Collections

First and foremost, we must give students and faculty all the support, space and inspiration they will need through their academic career. To achieve this, we will put an emphasis on strengthening our global collections, digitizing collections to ensure that history is preserved and made widely accessible, enhance our holdings of the American South and anticipate new developing trends in faculty research.

University Libraries

    History Honored, History Heard

    The position of the African American Collections and Outreach Archivist in the Southern Historical Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library was created as a bold commitment to ensuring the preservation of stories documenting the lives of African Americans in the South, as well as working with communities across the region to safeguard—and understand—their own histories. Chaitra Powell strengthens the special collections library in their quest to document and expand knowledge. Chaitra Powell is the African American collections and outreach archivist in the Southern Historical Collection, and a 2017 Library Journal “Mover & Shaker.” The Movers & Shakers award recognizes top “changemakers” who are transforming what it means to be a librarian.


    Explore Stories

    Records of North Carolina laws

    Algorithms of Resistance

    Using machine learning to identify racist language in state laws

    A group photo of participants of the Southeastern Gay Conference in 1976 at UNC-Chapel Hill.

    More than an archive

    A new oral history project - The Story of Us - is documenting and preserving LGBTQIA Carolina history.


    The gift of wonder: Rare book collection coming to Carolina

    Rare book collection worth $6.2 million donated to the University Libraries

    Global Impact

    Spreading Coronavirus Research

    The research of Carolina’s top coronavirus efforts is now easily accessible online.

    Student Support

    Stories to Save Lives

    “Our discussions…have never felt more important than they do right now.”

    Howard holsenbeck

    Gift to the Future

    "Charitable planning for the future is important to me, and it should be for everybody."