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W.B. Yeats and His Books

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, one of the most important and influential literary figures of the 20th century. In celebration of the Yeats sesquicentennial, Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections department has opened an exhibit of materials from its extensive Yeats collection. William Butler Yeats was born in... more

A Token of My Affection: 19th Century Christmas Annuals

If you were a holiday shopper in the 1830s, one item on your list might well have been an annual gift book—an anthology of illustrations, poems, stories, and essays, in an affordable but decorative binding. Several examples of 19th century holiday gift books are now on exhibit in the ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives... 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

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

Buildings & Roads of WFU: A Student Perspective

Did you ever wonder who Jasper Memory was? Or want to know more about Bostwick Residence Hall? We have got the online exhibit for you! Special Collections & Archives is excited to release Buildings & Roads of Wake Forest University: A Student Perspective on our University’s History. This project started last summer when John Walsh, Class... more

Dream Big: Commencement at Wake Forest University Through the Years

Special Collections and Archives is honored to recognize the Class of 2014 with a new exhibit “Dream Big: Commencement at Wake Forest University Through the Years.” Commencement is the culmination of years of academic work, when Wake Forest graduates are recognized and introduced to the wider world. “Dream Big” is a visually dynamic exhibit featuring... more

Letters in Lead: Moveable Type and the Books It Created

The invention of a practical method for printing with moveable type was a watershed event in European history. From Johannes Gutenberg’s first metal types in the mid-15th century to letterpress printing of today, printers and type designers have practiced their craft to create texts that are both legible and beautiful. Letters in Lead, the current... more

N.C. Archives Week!

It is Archives Week in North Carolina! This year’s theme, “Home Grown! A Celebration of NC Food Culture and History” provides a wonderful opportunity for institutions across the state to highlight materials in their archives as well as create local connections. Here at ZSR, our student Brittany put up a small exhibit in the entrance-way... more

Hawthorne Hill Treasures: Objects from the Wake Forest Medical Historical Archives

Hawthorne Hill Treasures: Objects from the Wake Forest Medical Historical Archives October-December 2013 Special Collections Research Room, Room 625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Books in Fiction: Deborah Harkness and Charlie Lovett

Book in Fiction: Deborah Harkness & Charlie Lovett August-September 2013 Special Collections Research Room, Room 625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library

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