Documenting the Amercian South lead Natasha Smith writes to say that the 10-year old DocSouth launched its 10th collection – “The First Century of the First State University”:

Documenting the American South
is pleased to announce the launch of our newest collection, “The First Century of the First State University” ( on June 19, 2006. This collection presents a wealth of sources documenting the creation and growth of the University of North Carolina during the period from 1776 to 1875. These primary sources include letters, books, maps, receipts, bills, subscription lists, trustee and faculty meeting minutes, architectural drawings, and catalogs. The collection is grouped into the following topics: the creation and governance of the university, the campus, the university buildings, the curriculum, the faculty, student life, town and gown, the university in the life of the state of North Carolina, and the university during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Read more at

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