Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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The texts, images, and other materials come primarily from the premier Southern collections in the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These original Southern materials can be found in several library locations, including the Southern Historical Collection, one of the largest collections of Southern manuscripts in the country; the North Carolina Collection, the most complete printed documentation of a single state anywhere; the Rare Book Collection, which holds an extensive Southern pamphlet collection; and Davis Library, which offers rich holdings of printed materials on the Southeast.

Southern history, literature, and culture
Parent Institution:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Name Description
First-person Narratives of the American South Southern diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and ex-slave narratives of relatively inaccessible populations: women, African Americans, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.
Georgia Historic Books Significant 19th and early 20th century books on the culture, history, biography, and literature of Georgia.
Library of Southern Literature A wide range of literary works of the American South published before 1924
Oral histories of the American South (Georgia selections) Georgia-related oral histories from the Southern Oral History Program.
The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865 Documents Southern life during the Civil War, especially the unsuccessful attempt to create a viable nation state as evidenced in both private and public life.