October is American Archives Month! Each year, the Society of North Carolina Archivists chooses a theme to celebrate Archives Month. This year’s theme, “Celebrating Archives: North Carolina Arts, Crafts, and Music Traditions” has inspired Special Collections & Archives to collaborate with the Start Gallery and the Hanes Gallery for our own celebration.

Art in the Archives: A Celebration of Campus Galleries” is the 2015 Archives Month event in Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections & Archives. The event, to take place on October 29th from 4-5:30 in the Special Collections & Archives Research Room (ZSR625), invites the Hanes and the Start Galleries to work with Special Collections & Archives to establish archival collections for both galleries. Serving as a “kick-off” event to begin their collections in the University Archives, we invite campus and community members to drop in to see our space, learn about archival practice, and to celebrate our growing relationship with these two important spaces.

Beginning the tradition in 2012, Special Collections & Archives has held similar Archives Month events including “Documenting Diversity,” “Collections of Hope,” and “Wake Up The World.” Preserving the archival record of Wake Forest’s Departments is the ongoing mission of the University Archives. Although this work happens every day, we hope that celebrating Archives Month on Wake Forest’s campus will help draw attention to the importance of maintaining the historical record of a diverse group of campus activities, people, and interests.

Light refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us!