A Video Introduction to the Bill and Alice Hart Collection

Prior to donating their private library to UNC Asheville, Bill and Alice Hart housed their collection in a custom-built library in their house, where it was organized by topics – the first shelves being materials on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, etc. In September, 2021, after the Harts had offered to donate their collection and before the collection was moved to UNC Asheville, we visited the Harts and filmed Bill and Alice talking about the collection. This series of short videos begins with Bill and Alice providing an introduction to their collection, and continues with Bill providing an annotated, shelf-by-shelf tour of individual books in the collection.


Notes: Thanks to Edwin Dennis for shooting, producing, and editing the videos, which were taken in Bill and Alice Hart’s library in September, 2021. The banjo pictured on the video pages was handmade by Wayne Martin, and is part of the Wade & Wayne Martin – Master Woodcarver Collection at UNC Asheville.