North Carolina Collection
Search the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries' Catalog
Using "material culture" as a keyword (no quotes needed) may help you find useful books!
Finding "Objects" in the Catalog
UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries own many objects that are not books or journals. The Manuscripts Department and the North Carolina, Southern Folklife, and Southern Historical Collections may be able to help you identify something relevant to your research.
Deetz, James. In Small Things Forgotten: The Archaeology of Early American Life. New York: Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1996.
Note: The original 1977 edition is also available.
Fleming,E. McClung. "Artifact Study: A Proposed Model." In Schlereth, Material Culture Studies in America.
Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 1982. p. 163-72.
Available through UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries' E-Reserves
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.
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.