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.

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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Contact Information

Special Collections

Open by Appointment

Location:

Randall Library, Room 2042, Second Floor
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Contact:

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University Archives

Open by Appointment

Location:

Randall Library, Room 2008, Second Floor
Directions & Parking

Contact:

Contact University Archives

News

Updates from Special Collections & University Archives

Updated records schedule for managing university records is now available. 

Check out the schedule to guide the management of your office records.

Meet our new intern, Darby Freeman, who is learning the in's and out's of processing manuscript collections.