What Are You Working On?

What Are You Working on?

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

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

What Are You Working On?

Special Collections & Archives would like to continue highlighting the extensive work that our student assistants do on a daily basis. Senior Kelli Johnson has worked in Special Collections & Archives for four years. Here’s a little something she wrote describing the work she does in Special Collections & Archives. I’m Kelli Johnson and I’m... 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

Introducing Amelia Poovey

Hello! I’m Amelia Poovey, intern in the Digitization Lab. For this opportunity I thank first and foremost Chelcie Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian) for generously offering her knowledge, guidance, and patience. I also mention with gratitude Tanya Zanish-Belcher (Director of Special Collections & Archives) and Molly Keener (Scholarly Communication Librarian). In 2008, I graduated from Wake... more

Student Spotlight: Graduating Seniors Recap Experience In Digitization Lab

Student assistants play a huge role in Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Within each of the library’s departments, their contribution to library services is all-important. This is truly the case in ZSR’s Digitization Lab where students digitize thousands of objects each semester. During the 2015-16 academic year, eight student assistants provided their services in the Digitization Lab, primarily... more

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

2006–2007 Season Mailing 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 Univeristy, 1983–2013. Explore the exhibit This exhibit aims to capture the spirit of the Secrest Artists Series mission... more

Religion in North Carolina Project News

The following post was written by Monique Swaby, Religion in North Carolina Project graduate assistant. My name is Monique Swaby and I am the graduate assistant working with research and outreach for the Religion in North Carolina Project at Wake Forest University’s Department of Special Collections and Archives. I am a graduate of Smith College,... more

What Are You Working On?

This is Paige, a Special Collections student assistant and Senior here at WFU. Paige has worked in Special Collections since her freshman year. We rely on Paige to do any number of things in our department including writing blog posts, processing collections, and reference desk shifts. In this picture, Paige is rehousing and updating a... more

The Old Gold and Black Now Keyword Searchable

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 PDF format and uploaded to replace existing copies, which were not keyword searchable. What this means for users of... more


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