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i. fa If II I" N If - J I I r !--3 8 J 1 I I I jl I 1 i t if f T III I if SI I! :: f: m ryy :f - i tit -.; r h J . v ,. ,.;' " Tar Heel file photo ti r 3: C 'r. --. uz f- jxr 'Nhh , . H4"y Wilson Library The Louis Round Wilson Library, which served for 55 years as the research library in the humanities and social sciences at UNC, has been dedicated to special collections since the opening of Davis Library. Foremost among the special resources of the build ing is the Southern Historical Collection of 8 million manuscripts. Its Rare Book Collection contains special groups such as the Hanes Collection of Incunabula, including the ceremonial volumes that mark the millions in the library's holdings. The 3 millionth book was presented in the fall of 1983. The North Carolina Collection dates to an effort begun in 1844 and today contains more than 170,000 books and pamphlets. Louis Round Wilson, a Kenan professor and a Uni versity librarian for 31 years, died several weeks short of his 103rd birthday in 1979. Iff Sir Tar Heel file photo wP 'rr1-- . vg Smith Center The Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center officially opened in January 1986. The occasion was a game against the Duke Blue Devils, and the Tar Heels won, 95-92. The Smith Center is the third largest on-cam-pus arena in the country, seating 21,444 for bas ketball. It cost $33.8 million to construct and all of the funds were private donations raised in a campaign led by UNC alumnus Hargrove "Skip per" Bowles. Since its opening, the Smith Center has also become a popular concert spot. In recent years, the Smith Center has hosted several big-name artists, including Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Buffett, R.E.M., Robert Plant and INXS.