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How does Home Movie Day work?

We’re counting down the days to the first ever Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day! How does Home Movie Day work? We’re glad you asked! The Details WHAT: 2014 Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 1:00–5:00 p.m. WHERE: Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium (Room 404), Wake Forest University WHO: Sponsored by Wake Forest... more

Save the date! Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day

The first ever Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 1:00–5:00 p.m. in the auditorium (Room 404) of Z. Smith Reynolds Library on the campus of Wake Forest University. This year’s event is sponsored by Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Davidson College’s E.H. Little Library, and A/V... more

30 Years of Performing Arts: The Secrest Artists Series at Wake Forest University, 1983–2013

The following is a guest post by Corrine Luthy, a graduate intern with Wake Forest University’s Special Collections & Archives. During the week of the first Secrest Artists Series event of the 2014–2015 season, Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announced the online exhibit 30 Years of Performing Arts: The Secrest Artists Series at Wake Forest... more

Beneath the binding of an astronomical treatise, scraps of a Wake Forest campus publication revealed

How did a literary magazine from Wake Forest wind up in the Smithsonian Libraries’ Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology? Until recently, neither the Dibner Library nor Special Collections & Archives at Wake Forest University knew that it had. In a post on the Smithsonian Libraries Unbound blog, Vanessa Haight Smith (Head of... more

FYS: Nature, Environments, and Place in American Thought

For the Spring 2014 semester, Chelcie Rowell worked with Lisa Blee (Assistant Professor in the Department of History) to incorporate a digital exhibit and interactive map into the first year seminar, Nature, Environments, and Place in American Thought. Over the course of the semester, students in this course will develop place studies and photo essays... more

Humanities for the Environment

In August 2013 David Phillips (Associate Professor of Humanities) invited Chelcie to join the Web Team of the Humanities for the Environment project funded by the Mellon Foundation. The Humanities for the Environment project is animated by questions about the role of the humanities in the Age of the Anthropocene, a concept developed by scientist... more

Alexander’s feast; or, The power of musick (1750)

The following is a joint post by Megan Mulder (Special Collections Librarian) and Chelcie Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian). History of Alexander’s Feast The 18th century edition of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast has one of the most interesting provenances of any book in Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections department. The work is based on an ode... more

The Old Gold and Black Now Keyword Searchable

The following is a guest post by Corrine Luthy, a graduate intern with Wake Forest University’s Special Collections & Archives. Searchable PDFs of some issues of Wake Forest University’s student newspaper, the Old Gold and Black, are now available! Beginning in January, issues of the Old Gold and Black are being converted into a keyword searchable... more

Introducing Graduate Intern Corrine Luthy

The following is a guest post by Corrine Luthy, a graduate intern with Wake Forest University’s Special Collections & Archives. Hi! I’m Corrine Luthy, an intern in the Special Collections and Archives department here at ZSR for the Spring 2014 semester. I am a graduate student in my second semester at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... more

Government Shutdown Impacts Online Resources

Due to the federal government shutdown, many online resources administered by federal agencies are either unavailable or not being updated. This post relays information compiled by the Cofrin Library at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. The following resources are unavailable: Census.gov, American FactFinder, and Fedstats USATradeOnline database Library of Congress (including many digitized collections,... more

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