for Further Reading about the University of North Carolina at Chapel
William D. Snider, Light on the Hill: A History of the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill: University of North
Carolina Press, 1992.
on the Hill is the most recent comprehensive history of the University
and is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in learning
more about UNC. Snider’s book covers the founding of the University
through the bicentennial, with an emphasis on the presidents and administrators
of the school.
William S. Powell, The First State University: A Pictorial History
of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Third edition.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
by one of North Carolina’s pre-eminent historians, contains
hundreds of images of people, places, and events important in the
history of UNC. While well-known administrators, faculty, and alumnae/i
are pictured here, this book also documents student life at the University
through its first two centuries.
who was a professor of history and president of the University, wrote
the first extensive history of UNC. The book is extremely thorough
in its coverage of the development of the University and contains
colorful descriptions of several student pranks. Battle’s history
is the source of many of the stories and legends about the founding
and early days of UNC.
Where to go to Learn More about the University of North Carolina at
Carolina Collection, the largest historical collection devoted to
a single state, documents the history, literature, and people of North
Carolina, and is the home of printed histories of UNC, graduate theses
and dissertations, and student publications including full runs of
the Yackety Yack and the Daily Tar Heel.
Archives is the repository for the historically valuable, official,
unpublished records of both the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill and the major administrative offices of the UNC System, headquartered
in Chapel Hill. Records date from the founding of the University to
within five years of the present.