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UNC Asheville International Photo Contest Exhibit

UNC Asheville International Photo Contest Exhibit

ON EXHIBIT: April 12th - April 28th, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, 12-1 p.m. in the Blowers Gallery of Ramsey Library

Study Abroad is pleased to present the winners of the annual International Photo Contest. The contest and exhibit encourages our UNC Asheville travelers to create a photographic record of their experiences. During the reception, participants will share stories of their travels.

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Images from UNC Asheville's History

Seeley's Castle

Botanical Gardens Plans

1932 Biltmore Junior College Graduates

Future university site

First university seal

Seely's Castle Library

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945

Produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

ON EXHIBIT: February 12th - April 7th, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 16th at 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the Blowers Gallery.

Through reproductions of historic photographs and documents, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 examines the Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality, which left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more. There will be a keynote lecture by Miami University Associate Professor of European History Erik Jensen, a specialist in the history of Germany and of gender and sexuality. 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, in Humanities Lecture Hall.

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Isaiah Rice Photograph Collection

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Isaiah Rice Photograph Collection

Special Collections recently added the Isaiah Rice Photograph Collection to our archives. Containing over 1,000 images taken by Isaiah Rice, the collection documents Asheville’s African American community from the 1950s through the 1970s. The collection was officially unveiled on October 23 at the second annual African Americans in Western North Carolina Conference at UNC Asheville.

Asheville native Isaiah Rice (1917-80),  a World War II veteran, was active in  community and civic affairs. He was a recreation supervisor at the Burton Street Community Center in his neighborhood, and served on the Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council. He was employed as a warehouseman and beverage salesman for 40 years. He often carried one of his many cameras, seizing countless opportunities to capture his family, neighbors, and community members on film. He photographed people at church, his neighbors and friends as they gathered for social events, folks attending parades and football games, as well as many scenes of people working and going about their business in downtown Asheville.  His photos document a thriving African American community in urban Asheville during the mid 20th century.

Revitalizing Maya History and Heritage

Revitalizing Maya History and Heritage:  Our View from the Archives / Revitalizar la historia y el patrimonio maya: Nuestra vista desde los archivos

ON EXHIBIT: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11th in the Ramsey Library at UNC-Asheville

OPENING RECEPTION: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11th

This student curated exhibit was created by fifteen high school juniors and seniors of Maya descent from Morganton, NC, and ten Yucatec Maya students from the Universidad de Oriente who will be traveling from Valladolid, Mexico. This program of cultural exchange is made possible by the U.S. Department of State, the American Alliance of Museums, the Alliance for Heritage Conservation, Southern Historical Collection (UNC-Chapel Hill), the Archivo General del Estado de Yucatán, and Secretaría de Desarrollo Social de Yucatán (SEDESOL).