The J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections contains the first edition of Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, numerous later publications of Wheatley’s work and biography, as well as The Works of Alexander Pope and Pope’s translation of The Odyssey, both from Wheatley’s personal library and bearing her inscription.
Arthur Smith, a Charlotte-based country music radio and television host with a national audience, died April 3, 2014. Smith's two programs, "The Arthur Smith Show" and "Carolina Calling," kept Smith on the airwaves from 1951 until his retirement in 1982. Smith's programs featured numerous musicians and a variety of public figures including Andy Griffith, Vince Gill, Glen Campbell, Roy Clark, and Johnny Cash, as well as Bob Hope and Richard Nixon.
Once more beneath the patronage of good St. Valentine,
Who ever cheers us with his day when we our hopes resign;
Again I come fair lady mine some tribute slight to bring,
And wish thee health and happiness for the ensuing spring.