Presentation by Sarah Carrier “Does it come from Spain?” The Influenza Pandemic hits Chapel Hill (Programs)
World War I required the complete transformation of Chapel Hill and the UNC campus into barracks and training grounds. At the height of war and disruption, the influenza pandemic hit. Voices and documents from the time period tell us the story of what it was like for those living in the Town of Chapel Hill to fight on two fronts: not just abroad in Europe, but also against a virulent virus at home.
Sarah Carrier is the North Carolina Research and Instruction Librarian at Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. In this position she supports and facilitates scholarship about the history, people, and culture of North Carolina using special collections materials. She provides instruction to undergraduates and K-12 groups with a focus on primary source literacy. Her professional goals involve incorporating innovative pedagogical approaches to special collections instruction.