Installation ceremony brings 414-year-old Durant Bible out of vault

October 8, 2013

On University Day, Saturday, Carol L. Folt will take the oath of office as the 11th chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill with her left hand placed on the oldest Bible associated with a North Carolina family in the state, the George Durant Bible. She will be the first woman to lead the University as she takes an oath on the more than 400-year-old volume.

When not used for special occasions, the Bible is stored in a vault in UNC’s North Carolina Collection at Wilson Library.

Take a look at the Bible’s journey as described in the graphic below.

 handmade Western paper, Japanese paper, wheat starch paste, calfskin, and linen thread, cord, and cloth


Published by News Services October 8, 2013.