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National Poetry Month

The following post was written by our friends at the Wake Forest University Press, the premiere publisher of Irish Poetry in North America. We thank Fahad Rahmat and Rachel Stewart for their collaboration and engaging blog post! National Poetry Month is the largest celebration of literature on the globe. The month of April is meant... 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

8th Annual Senior Showcase on April 18

The 8th Annual Senior Showcase will be held at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 3 p.m. Honoring the exemplary research endeavors of undergraduate students in their final year at Wake Forest, faculty advisers nominated students for the Showcase in mid-March, and winners were selected by a panel of library... more

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

Fake News is in the News

Announcing the ZSR Library guide to “Fake News!” You’ve probably heard the term a lot since the 2016 general election. It might be coming up in your classes. If you’re wondering what it means or what you’re even supposed to do about it, this guide is for you! We want this guide to be a... more

Thank You Note Workshop

On Tuesday March 28th, from 5 pm to 7 pm, ZSR and OPCD co-hosted the Say Thanks Workshop. This event featured how to’s and general guidelines from, Jennifer Richwine, the author of With Gratitude: The Power of a thank you note. So many people arrived to take part in the workshop that extra chairs had to... more

Harry Potter Clue Night

On Friday March 24th, the librarians made their final rounds in closing the ZSR for the weekend and the house elves -um- ZSR Ambassadors arrived to transform the library into Hogwarts for Harry Potter Clue Night. Off duty Hogwarts Professor Rebecca May greeted students as they signed in. Ollivander’s wand shop (the circulation desk) offered... more


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