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These two collections from the libraries
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill each won an award
in the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library
First-Person Narratives of
the American South
includes the diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and
narratives not only of
prominent individuals, but also of relatively inaccessible populations:
women, African Americans, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.
The Church in the Southern
Black Community traces how Southern African Americans
experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central
institution of community
Both collections are also presented by the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill through Documenting
the American South.
The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its
resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to
sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity
for future generations. The goal of the Library's National Digital
Library Program is to offer broad public access to a wide range of
historical and cultural documents as a contribution to education and
lifelong learning. Digital collections from other institutions complement
and enhance the Library's own resources.
The Library of Congress presents these documents as part of the record
of the past. These primary historical documents reflect the attitudes,
perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Library of Congress
and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill do not endorse the views
these collections, which may contain materials offensive to some readers.
The digitization and presentation of these materials by the
Academic Affairs Library of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill*, as
part of the digital library project Documenting the American
supported by an award from
the Library of
Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition.
* are to web
mounted at the awardee institution. The digital reproductions of the
narratives are also mounted at the awardee institution.
The source materials for this collection are housed in libraries at
the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Please contact the
library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with any
questions or information about the original materials or requests for reproductions.
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