University Archives

Newly Published Collections in Spring 2017

I’m excited to share the long lists of collections that are newly processed or whose collection overviews and inventories have been upgraded in the first five months of 2017. Eight student assistants work on processing Special Collections materials, along with myself and occasional assistance from the rest of the Special Collections team (archival work takes... 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

Transfer Your Records to the University Archives!

As we come to the end of the semester and the calendar year, please keep in mind that the University Archives welcomes the transfer of records and papers from university offices and faculty. While reviewing your files, please keep us in mind as a repository for Wake Forest-related records. The mission of the University Archives... more

What’s In a Name?: The Legacy of Ed Christman

Edgar D. Christman joined the Wake Forest community in 1947, when he enrolled at a college that he had never seen. Christman remained with Wake Forest from then on, leaving only to earn masters degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary. In his chaplaincy, spanning from 1969 to 2003, Christman was renown... 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

Lots of New Finding Aids Online!

Special Collections and Archives has been very actively processing and re-processing collections over the past months and we are pleased to share the finding aids with our public! As part of our collections overhaul and shifting project, manuscript collections 1-11 have been reviewed, processed, and have had finding aids published: Account Books, Fayetteville, Cumberland County,... more

Wake Forest’s Endangered Artifact

Special Collections and Archives is honored to be included in the North Carolina Preservation Consortium’s list of North Carolina’s Most Endangered Artifacts. You may have already ready about the “discovery” of our Philomathesian¬†Banner in Wake Forest Magazine. You can read more about the history of the banner and the plans for conservation as well as... more

“Finding A Piece of History” in Wake Forest Magazine

We are so excited about the story published in Wake Forest Magazine on Friday! Read all about our discovery of a Philomathesian banner and our plans for it in the future in Kerry King’s article “Finding A Piece of History.” more

Digitized Reel to Reels Now Available Online!

Special Collections and Archives is very excited to announce the completion of another digital project The University Archives Audio Recordings Reel to Reel Collection. You may remember some previous posts where we mentioned working on this collection. The new online digital collection is just a small selection of the larger reel to reel holdings within... more

Wake Forest Commencement Programs are online!

The Special Collections and Archives department is happy to announce that the Wake Forest Commencement Programs are now digitized and available online! We took our programs to UNC-Chapel Hill to be scanned as part of the Digital NC project. These are some of the most requested items in our collection and are a great help... more


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