About the Southern Historical Collection

Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, home to the Southern Historical Collection.

The Southern Historical Collection (SHC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill encourages the study and appreciation of the history and culture of the American South by collecting, preserving and promoting the use of unique documentary materials of enduring historical value. The SHC does this to enable users to derive meanings from the southern past and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research and service. The SHC is a vast collection of distinct archival collections. These collections are comprised of unique primary documents such as diaries, journals, letters, correspondence, photographs, maps, drawings, ledgers, oral histories, moving images, albums, scrapbooks, and born-digital materials.

Donation Information:

The Southern Historical Collection is proud to partner with the Appalachian Student Health Coalition community on the project of constructing a dynamic archive to support the study of the Coalition’s impact on the region. We would welcome your participation in the project. If you are interested in donating additional documents, photographs or other treasures to the archive, please contact:

Biff Hollingsworth
Collecting and Outreach Archivist
Southern Historical Collection
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Also, many of your questions about donating materials to an archival repository may be answered in one of these online brochures from the Society of American Archivists:

You may also be interested in supporting our work.