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Sneak Preview: New Digital Collection to Illustrate Wake Forest History

Students are currently in the ZSR Digitization Lab working on the library’s latest digitization project, featuring historic photographs of Wake Forest University’s deep history. Digitization of the University Archives Photograph Collection began in February, and captures images of people, places and events dating back as early as 1881. The photos in this collection will include past... more

Books Are Moving! ZSR Summer Renovation Projects Begin

The next phase of renovation plan for the ZSR Library building has begun! To kickoff our upcoming summer renovation projects, ZSR Library relocated approximately 5,000 linear feet of material over Spring Break. The recent relocation of materials included: Moving the collection on the 8th floor of the Reynolds wing (the call numbers that start with Ds) down... more

Pauline Bewick, Irish Art Treasure

Pauline Bewick (b. September 4, 1935) Pauline was born in Bat Cottage, Corbridge, Northumberland, the second daughter of Alice Bewick (known as Harry). Pauline Bewick describes a delightful childhood and remembers walking to school barefoot as a girl. Each student had to bring a piece of “turf” (peat moss) for the fire at the school.... 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

ZSR Workshops at Wake Downtown!

On Sunday, February 26th, the ZSR Library hosted our first workshops at Wake Downtown. Our Science Librarian, Sarah Jeong, has been holding regular office hours in the Faculty Touchdown space since the beginning of the semester, and now we are offering both “The Right Way to Cite” and “Using Zotero to Manage and Cite Sources”... more

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

A Portrait of Domestic Slavery in the United States, by Jesse Torrey (1817)

At the age of 17 years, convinced of the inestimable benefits of reading useful books, I anxiously desired that they might, if possible, be extended to the great mass of the human family; and endeavored to discover some effective plan for this purpose. . . . Hence the suggestion occurred that governments, or associations of... more

Find Your Nerd Herd, Spring 2017

On Friday, February 10th, from 7:30 pm to 10 pm, the library witnessed a congregation of book-lovers, artists, and cravers alike at Find Your Nerd Herd ! Imagine: a table filled with buttons of various fandoms, ideologies, and deacons, allowed students to add a little customization to their backpacks. Stamps, stationery cards, and envelopes allowed students... more

Blind Date with a Book, Valentine’s Day 2017

On Tuesday, February 14th, the ZSR Library hosted our second “Blind Date with a Book” Event! Our first event was part of the “Arive and THRIVE” event in September. At these events we give away wrapped books with a brief description written on the wrapping (but no title!) Participants read the description, select a book,... more

ZSR Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

ZSR hosted the first Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon event, on Thursday February 9th. ZSR Librarian Amanda Foster lead the workshop on how to edit Wikipedia pages and was supported by the outreach librarian team. Amanda created a list of individuals who have made a tremendous impact on our society yet who do not have much recognition on... more


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