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NORTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY RECEIVES BOON FROM BURNS

Why did Ken Burns give the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mounds of papers and miles of tape from his documentary projects last fall?

"We asked," said David Moltke-Hansen, director of the school's Southern Historical Collection on Tuesday."I'm sure he also recognized that we're a major repository for many of the subjects he's pursued - notably the Civil War."

Burns gave the school the complete working papers and footage from eight of his projects, including the acclaimed PBS series "The Civil War." Nothing from his current PBS series, "Baseball," was included.