- David and Karen Groseclose donation
David and Karen Groseclose generously donated tapes created by James Michener biographer, John Hayes. The tapes contain many hours of interviews with Michener and his associates and are a very valuable contribution to the James A. Michener Collection.
- Documentaries narrated by Michener now available online
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, James A. Michener worked closely with his good friend Ed Pizek's film production company, Emlen House Films, to narrate a series of documentary films produced for PBS. The films focused on a wide variety of topics such as the experiences of African-Americans and women in athletics, a historical and cultural look at Poland, and the rapidly changing world of the South Pacific.
Working with both the Pizek family and the Copernicus Society of American, a charitable organization founded by Ed Pizek, the entire collection was gifted to UNC, over 100 16mm films and 60 video cassette tapes. To make them widely accessible, the majority of the films were recently digitized and are now available online. They can be accessed through the Library catalog, just search for "Emlen House" and select the streaming media version of the film.
- Bob Larson, UNC emeritus professor of History
has donated books and papers that are providing invaluable documentation about UNC and faculty history.