Collection News & Events

Entering the Houses of History: Writing in the Archives

Just before the Fall 2016 semester began, Professor Kt Leuschen approached Special Collections & Archives about a class she would be teaching in the Fall titled “WRI111 Entering the Houses of History: Writing in the Archives.” Her ideas for the class included having the students learn about archival materials and archival research in Special Collections &... more

Congressional Papers Donated by Alumna

Special Collections & Archives proudly announces the donation of the U.S. Representative Donna Edwards Congressional Papers to the University. A native of Yanceyville, N.C., Edwards (’80) earned her WFU degree in English and Spanish. After working for Lockheed Corporation at the Goddard Flight Center with the Spacelab Program, she earned a law degree from the... more

Newly Processed and Updated Collections

Across the past semester, I and an intrepid group of student workers have been spending time making collections fully available via our collection inventories, also known as finding aids, available online. We processed or added new materials to the following manuscript and University record collections during the last semester: G. McLeod (Mac) Bryan Papers (MS364)... more

Wired for Sound: Special Collections, Oral Histories, and Transcription

With Rebecca Petersen May and Tanya Zanish-Belcher Since 2013, Special Collections & Archives has collaborated with University individuals and groups to increase the number of oral history interviews available for anyone interested in the history of Wake Forest. We hope to fully capture the varied experiences of the Wake Forest community, in addition to helping... more

Visiting Scholar Researches Irish-American History

This month ZSR Special Collections & Archives welcomes one of our 2016/2017 recipients of the WFU Provost’s Grant for Library Research. Tony King is a Ph.D. candidate at the National University of Ireland in Galway, and his research examines the relationship between the moderate Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) and its American counterpart, the United Irish... more

Jean Ring Cude Collection, donated by Caron and Danny Gray Myers

Special Collections & Archives is dependent on the many donations we receive from our very generous donors. All of the collections we do accept follow our Collection Development Policy, which guides our work in this area. This past April, we had the good fortune to cross paths with Caron and Danny Gray Myers. Danny, known... more

LSTA Baptist Historical Collections project marches on

Last year, my Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) colleague Rebecca Petersen May announced that we received an EZ Digitization Library Services and Technology Act Grant that dedicated funds to helping SC&A improve online access to nearly 120 manuscript collections that document Baptist church histories in North Carolina. These collections are useful to religious scholars and... more

Welcome to the Special Collections & Archives interns!

As our student workers depart in May to complete their exams and head off for summer, they often ask me what I’ll be doing in the summer. Advancing the work of the ZSR Special Collections & Archives, of course! The library’s faculty and staff are 12-month employees and use summer to launch new projects, tie... more

Special Collections & Archives acquires the George McLeod Bryan Papers

Special Collections & Archives is excited to announce the acquisition of the papers of longtime Religion professor and civil rights activist George McLeod (Mac) Bryan (1920-2010). Our collection, totaling more than 10 linear feet, contains correspondence, course materials, subject files, writings, artifacts, photographs, and other items that document Bryan’s teaching, preaching, and civil rights activism.... more

Update on LSTA Grant

As reported last summer, Z. Smith Reynolds Library received an EZ Digitization LSTA Grant from the State Library of North Carolina for $15,235. This project is providing funds for the description and digitizing of archival material that is part of the North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection at Wake Forest University. Recent grant activities include purchasing... more


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