THE KOURY COLLECTION
The Koury Library's holdings are unlike
those of any other library
on the UNC campus.
On its shelves Is an
eclectic mix of subjects
and authors sharing a
single attribute: They
were all written by
friends, faculty or alumni
of the University.
volumes are housed in
the Koury. First editions
of the novels of Thomas
Wolfe ' 20, including Look
Homeward, Angel and You
Can't Go Home Again, can
be found along with the
Southern fiction of
Daphne Athas ' 43, Clyde
Edgerton ' 66, Kaye Gib-
bons ' 84, Gail Godwin ' 59,
Randall Kenan ' 85 and Jill
McCorkle ' 80.
Among the titles you'll
find plenty of history and
biography, much of it
about North Carolina
and Chapel Hill:
• The Southern Part of
Heaven by William Meade
Prince, recalling Prince's
childhood in pre-World
War I Chapel Hill.
also inspired the "Circus
Parade" carvings now
housed in the Alumni
• Old Days in Chapel Hill,
a biography of Cornelia
Phillips Spencer by
Chamberlain ' 32.
• A Life on the Road by
Charles Kuralt ' 55.
• Joe Alsop's Cold War by
Ed Yoder ' 56.
• The Civil War in North
Above: A portrait of
W illiam Staff Myers
(1897), who wrote "Hark
the SOlllld, " hangs itl the
Koury Library. R ight:
Books by Thomas Wolfe.
Carolina by john G.
• Ocracokers by Alton
Ballance ' 79.
Several of the volumes'
authors hold the equivalent of dual citizenship at
Carolina, being both
alumni and faculty. They
• North Carolina Through
Four Centuries by William
S. Powell ' 40.
• Tell About the South: The
Southern Rage to Explain
and Mencken , both by
Fred Hobson ' 65.
• The Complete Guide to
Aging and Health by Dr.
Mark Williams ' 72
• Flaubert and the Gift of
Speech by Stirling Haig ' 58.
Other titles, many by
members of the faculty,
reflect the wide scope of
training and study under-taken at UNC:
• A World at Arms by
• William Faulkner and
Southern History, The
Crucible of Race and After
Slavery, all by joel
• Educated in Romance:
Women, Achievement and
College Culture by Dorothy
C. Holland and Margaret
• John Das Passos by
• Rudeness and Civility by
john F. Kasson.
• An Introduction to Proba-
bility by Douglas G. Kelly.
• The Genesis of Chinese
Communist Foreign Policy
by Michael H. Hunt.
• EI Coran, a book written
in Arabic by julio Cortes,
who has taught Arabic
at UNC for more than
25 years .
Alullllli and UNCfaallty who are
autlrors lIlay donate copies rif tlreir
books to the Koury Library, Hill
A111111IIi Center, P. O. Box 660,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514--0660.
j a""ary I Fe bruary 1997
A walk through the center offers a
quintessential view of University life:
• In the Johnston Trust Room, prospec-
tive department chairs are often inter-
viewed. The room, styled as an English
library, was intended to be rem..iniscent
of the lounge in Graham Memorial
from its days as the Student Union.
Just off the main lobby, it is perhaps the
first room a new visitor will glimpse-
and one that often draws in alumni to
read and relax.
• In the Koury Library, old Yacket}' Yacks
often are pulled from their shelves, as
class pictures evoke old memories. Lining
other shelves are copies of a diverse
collection ofbooks written by Carolina
alumni and faculty. (See "The Koury
Collection," this page.) The intent is to
make Koury home to all books written
by former UNC students. Copies of
the Carolina Alumni R eview, all the way
back to the first issue published in 1912,
also ca n b e fo u nd h ere.
• Along the hallway near the Koury
Library three small rooms offer more
personal space for interviews and small
meetings. Alumni with a few hours to
spare willie visiting campus can use
these rooms, in Smith's words, as "a
haven" to catch up on their work.
• Nearby in the Kenan Room, meetings
also are routine. On one occasion,
however, when Chancellor Michael
Hooker ' 69 needed an office-for-a-day
while his space in South Building under-
went renovation work, he relied on
the Alumni Center, using an interview
room for an office and the Kenan Room
for meeting space.
• One flight up, in the Pope Conference .
Room, GAA board committees conduct
business. Just down the hall, one of
two Career Services Resource Rooms
provide information and guidance to
alumni looking for new career directions;
both resource rooms are equ..ipped with
computers to assist job-seekers and are
available by reservation.
• Across the breezeway, in The Carolina
Club portion of the center, students
are part of the wait staffin each of the
two on-site dining rooms-one fomlal