Special Collections

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Special Collections serves the research needs of UNCW students and faculty, as well as the wider community, by acquiring, preserving and providing access to books and archival materials that describe the history and culture of Southeast North Carolina.

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University Archives

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University Archives collects official records of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) as well as other items related to the history of Wilmington College and the University. We provide access to these materials in accordance with the General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule for the University of North Carolina System.

Digital Collections

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Our digital collections are the product of collaborative projects within the library, the university, and the wider community. They include digitized artifacts, art, diaries, letters, newspapers, photographs, oral histories, and reports. These collections focus on the history of the University of North Carolina Wilmington as well as the history of Southeast North Carolina and the Lower Cape Fear Region.

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The Center is closed to the public until August 20th for renovations.

Onsite research visits cannot be accommodated during this time. The Center’s staff will make every effort to assist researchers remotely, but portions of our collection may be inaccessible until we reopen. For more information about the Randall Library renovation and expansion project, click here.

 

Location

Randall Library, 2nd Floor, Room 2042

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Contact

csencah@uncw.edu

(910) 962-7810

 

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News

Updates from the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History

Now is a good time to reflect on past activities and make plans for the future!

In her final blog post, Special Collections Public History practicum student Tess Will shares her experience working on the Anchram H. and Elizabeth K. Evans Civil War Letters and what she has learned over the course of her practicum.

Special Collections Public History practicum student Tess Will shares her experience completing Rabbi Mendelsohn's collection and her newest project, a collection of Civil War era letters.