The new encyclopedia of Southern culture / Charles Reagan Wilson, general editor
Davis Library: F209 .N47 2006
The South / edited by Rebecca Mark and Rob Vaughan
Manuscripts Department Reference: F209 .S68 2004
"Surveying the South," a collection of articles from Southern Cultures about the South and the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of Southerners.
Search the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries' Catalog
Example of an academic book (at least the catalog record for one)
Find more articles on more topics. Easier access to many of the journals that UNC Libraries offer.
Academic Search Premier
Provides access to articles on material culture and literature.
America, History and Life
Find articles and book chapters on topics in North American history, including the American South.
Great source for articles on culture and literature published from the early 1900s up through approximately five years ago.
MLA International Bibliography
Source for literary criticism, and articles on linguistics, folklore, and cultural studies.
The Accessible Archives
Contain the full text of important American newspapers from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Includes nineteench century African American newspapers.
New York Times Historical Newspaper
Offers full-text and full-image newspaper articles covering the entire publishing history of the newspaper, from 1851 to 2001.
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
Over 400 diaries and collections of letters written by men and women on both sides of the Civil War.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Over 1000 diaries written by American and Canadian women, in full text.
Documenting the American South
Digitized materials, including photos, in a variety of subjects relating to Southern history and culture.
Southern Folklife Collection
Manuscripts, images, audio, and texts about folklife in the South.
Southern Historical Collection
Journals, photographs, letters, videos, oral histories, and other primary documents relating to Southern life in the past and present.
Southern Oral History Program
Wilson Library has this collection, which can be searched by topic. Over 4000 oral histories are available, 500 of which are online.
UNC's Digital Collections
UNC's libraries have digitized many collections of photographs, exhibits, and artifacts. Most deal with life in the South, throughout various eras.
Visual Storytelling: The Digital Video Documentary, an easy-to-read how-to guide for making low-budget documentaries by Nancy Kalow from the Center for Documentary Studies. Lots of practical advice.
Alan Lomax: American Patchwork, a collection of Lomax's music shoots in Mississippi, Appalachia, and New Orleans, 1978-1983