UNC A to Z by Nicholas Graham & Cecelia Moore


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You can’t be a real Tar Heel without reading this book!

Covering everything from the Old Well to the Speaker Ban and more, UNC A to Z is a concise, easy-to-read introduction to the nation’s first public university, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Perfect for new students getting to know the campus or alumni who want to learn more about their alma mater, this richly illustrated reference contains more than 350 entries packed with fascinating facts, interesting stories, and little-known histories of the people, places, and events that have shaped the Carolina we know today.

With histories of campus buildings like Old East, gathering places like the Pit, and the many student traditions like the Cardboard Club, the Cake Race, and High Noon, UNC A to Z is the book every Tar Heel will want to keep close at hand.

  • Over 350 entries detailing the history of UNC Chapel Hill, from the history of the Old Well and the Yakety Yak to the Speaker Ban and the origins of every building name on campus. It covers athletics, academics, and important people and events attached to the school.
  • The first such reference guide for UNC Chapel Hill, the book is amply illustrated with 75 photographs, both historic and contemporary, showing the campus from the nineteenth century to today.
  • Packed with information, UNC A to Z offers a broad view of the 200 plus year history of the school, presented in an alphabetical format for optimized findability.
UNC A to Z by Nicholas Graham & Cecelia Moore