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30th Anniversary of Library Fire

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Soot from library fire

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Hunter Library fire that started Sunday morning, February 26, 1989. The fire originated in the Media Center, which housed the library’s audiovisual equipment as well as the film, video, and compact disc collections. This area is now the HL 186 library classroom… Read more »

What is the Green Book?

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Cover of the 1960 Green Book, from the NY Public Library

The film Green Book won 3 Golden Globe awards this week. The movie title refers to an essential guide for African-American travelers, who often encountered segregation and discrimination throughout their journeys. The guide was created by a postal worker named Victor H. Green (the covers of the books were also… Read more »

Digital Collection Feature: Canton Champion Fibre Company

Hunter Library’s newest digital collection highlights Champion Fibre Company and the town of Canton in Haywood County, N.C.  The growing collection includes over 1,100 photographs of the plant facilities and workforce as well as everyday life for community members.  The archive also include oral histories of former mill workers and… Read more »

Library Creates New WWII Digital Collection

The newest digital collection focuses on World War II materials from Hunter Library’s Special Collections department. Current highlights of the collection come from the Carr and Ruth Hooper collection and the Venoy and Elizabeth Reed collection. Carr Hooper was born in the Cowarts community of Jackson County, North Carolina and… Read more »