Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

Congratulations to Special Collections & Archives graduates! #WFUGrad

A huge congratulations to our four graduating seniors! Kelli Johnson, Mia Harris, Tara Coady, and Juno Zhu have dedicated time from their busy schedules and studies to work in Special Collections & Archives. We are sad to see them graduate, but know they all have very bright futures ahead of them. All of us here in... more

What Are You Working On? with Juno Zhu

Today we’re highlighting our last student assistant for this school year – our fourth graduating student assistant, Juno Zhu. Juno began working for us last summer and acclimated quickly to archival work tasks. Here is what she has to say about her work here: My name is Juno Zhu and I am a senior majoring... more

What Are You Working On? with Tara Coady

Special Collections & Archives would like to continue highlighting the extensive work that our student assistants do on a daily basis to help us provide access to the records of the University and other manuscript collections. Soon-to-graduate senior Tara Coady began working with us in Special Collections & Archives as a student assistant in 2016,... more

Reminder: Time to Transfer Records and Papers to the University Archives

As we come to the end of the semester and the academic year, the University Archives (Special Collections & Archives, 625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library) would like to remind all faculty and staff that we welcome the transfer of records and papers from university offices. We also encourage students to donate materials which document their... more

Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards added to Deeply Rooted

ZSR’s Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards digital collection was recently added to the Deeply Rooted shared digital collection project, spearheaded by the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). We submitted the Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards last month following ASERL’s call for content. This collaborative effort consists of “primary source research materials describing economic, technological,... more

History of Wake Forest University Timeline

Over the past several months, Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) has been creating and compiling (from numerous sources) a University Timeline documenting important events in Wake Forest history. Timeline entries were drawn from numerous historical sources and more recent timelines developed by students and faculty, with the hope of providing a unique window into... more

Caring For Our Collections: A Day in the Life of a Preservation Librarian

Caring For Our Collections: A Day in the Life of a Preservation Librarian Have you ever made a list of all the things you do in a day or a week? How well do we understand our jobs? How well do our supervisors and colleagues understand what each of us do? This idea was the... more

What Are You Working On? with Mia Harris

Mia Harris began working with us in Special Collections & Archives as a student assistant the fall of her senior year. She is currently consolidating and processing materials for our James Ralph Scales and Family papers. The project consists of navigating archaic nomenclature, difficult handwriting, and over 1000 photographs and papers. This project requires extensive... more

Perfect Binding?

If a small mistake is made at a commercial bindery, lots of books can be printed and bound incorrectly until the mistake is noticed. These small, damaged printing runs may look perfect until the cover is opened and many times, are not detected at the bindery. They are often not noticed until they arrive at... more

Graduate Students on Spring Break, the Internship Edition

In Special Collections & Archives, we are happy to host interns, particularly graduate students who are earning degrees in library science or one of our affiliate fields (museum studies, public history, and the like).  In my experience, students in particular ask great questions about the daily life of archivists and the nature of our work,... more


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