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Art in the Archives: A Celebration of Campus Galleries

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:... more

October is Archives Month!

October is American Archives Month! Each year, archives across the nation celebrate Archives Month by advocating for archives, planning events related to archives, and generally singing the praises of archives near and far. The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) assigns a theme for North Carolina’s Archives Month. This year’s North Carolina Archives Month theme, “Celebrating... more

The True Source of a Happy Life, 1909

This Religion in North Carolina blog post was written by Caroline Green, Religion in NC student assistant. An ever-growing barrage of self-help books attests to a modern fascination with achieving elusive happiness. Principles like minimalism, focus on others, and appreciation of small details prevail as themes when success is not mistaken for happiness. Titles like... more

The ABCs of Special Collections and Archives: G is for…

G is for… Needham Yancey Gulley Papers Needham Yancey Gulley, born June 3, 1855, was the son of a farmer in Jackson County, N.C. before starting at Wake Forest College in 1874. He earned his M.A. degree in 1879 and spent the next several years as a teacher, principal, and lawyer. Gulley married Alice Wingate,... more

Zion’s Landmark

This Religion in North Carolina blog post was written by Caroline Green, Religion in NC student assistant. In 1867, Pleasant Daniel Gold (1833-1920), a pastor of Wilson Primitive Baptist Church, began publishing the semi-monthly newsletter, Zion’s Landmark. The periodical served as a hub of information for subscribers who paid one dollar per year, including sermons,... more

Grant Announcement for the NC Baptist Historical Collection

Z. Smith Reynolds Library has received an EZ Digitization LSTA Grant from the State Library of North Carolina for $15,235. This project will provide funds for the description and digitizing of archival material that is part of the North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection at Wake Forest University. Nearly 100 linear ft. of original archival records... more

Martin Luther King, Jr. at Wake Forest

[O]n Thursday, October 11, 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest College as part of the College Union Lecture Series.[i]  This was not the first time a black person had spoken on the campus, but it was the first time a black man had been invited to speak after... more

Wake Up The World: An Archival Journey

Special Collections & Archives is teaming up with Global Programs & Studies (GPS) to host “Wake Up The World: An Archival Journey.” This event will take place in the Special Collections & Archives Research Room (ZSR Room 625) on Thursday, October 23 from 4-5. Join us as we celebrate National Archives Month and the history... more

Artist’s Talk with Ken Bennett, University Photographer

Mark your calendars! Special Collections & Archives is hosting an Artist’s Talk with University Photographer Ken Bennett on Wednesday, October 15th from 4:15-5:30. As part of the “Worth a Thousand Words: Ken Bennett’s Photographs of ZSR” exhibit in Special Collections and Archives (Room 625, Z. Smith Reynolds Library), University Photographer Ken Bennett will share about his experiences documenting... more

Early Issues of The Wake Forest Student now on DigitalNC

We are happy to announce that the first ten years of The Wake Forest Student is now available as a digital collection via DigitalNC. Begun in 1882 by the Euzelian Society, The Wake Forest Student is a fascinating slice of Wake Forest history. Read more about the DigitalNC project in the Digital North Carolina Blog. We plan on... more