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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

Joseph Severn Watercolors

The recently completed Joseph Severn Watercolors digital collection is a beautiful addition to ZSR’s online content as well as another chapter in the story of these materials. Prompted by a researcher and Severn scholar, we have been researching the provenance of the three pencil and watercolor images and have come up with some surprising and entertaining results.... more

Author Event: Najla Said

Winston-Salem book lovers look forward every fall to the annual Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors. This event, the largest annual book festival in North Carolina, brings nationally known authors to downtown Winston-Salem on the second weekend in September. This year Bookmarks will celebrate its 10th festival on Saturday, September 6. Wake Forest University and ZSR Library... more

Exhibit Grand Opening and Reception with Ken Bennett

Mark you calendars for two upcoming events. Exhibit Grand Opening, Thursday, August 28th 4:30-5:30 Stop by for cookies and punch, and see the new exhibit in Special Collections & Archives: Worth a Thousand Words: Ken Bennett’s Photographs of Z. Smith Reynolds Library Reception with Ken Bennett, Wednesday, October 15th 4:30-6:00 Special Collections & Archives will... more

Worth a Thousand Words: Ken Bennett’s Photographs of ZSR

Special Collections & Archives is honored to host a selection of photography from University Photographer Ken Bennett. The exhibit will be up in the Special Collections & Archives Research Room (ZSR 625) through December 31st. Artist’s Statement: The photographs in this exhibit all have a common theme: they include the Z. Smith Reynolds library in... more

The ABC’s of Special Collections and Archives : F is for…

F if for… President Francis Pendleton Gaines (April 21, 1892- December 31, 1963) Dr. Francis Pendleton Gaines was unanimously selected to be the President of Wake Forest College in 1927. Prior to being selected as President, Dr. Francis Pendleton Gaines was a professor at Furman University in South Carolina where he primarily taught courses in... more

More Processed Collections!

Special Collections and Archives has been busy this first Summer session! With the help of Kristin Weisse and Martha Fulton, we have been processing (and re-processing) lots of collections. This includes appraisal and rehousing. We are thrilled to publish finding aids for the following collections: David L. Smiley Papers Percival Perry Papers Doris Walters Papers... more

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