Special Collections & Archives is open Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM, with the exception of university holidays listed in the library calendar. We are located on the 6th floor of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. If you need assistance, please visit the Special Collections & Archives Research Room, Room 625. Note: Appointments are required for visiting researchers.
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Begin Your Research
Use our online catalog to search for Special Collections materials (including Special Collections, University Archives, Rare Books, NC Baptist Historical Collection). Also, you can browse our Finding Aids* online or search by keyword below:
* Our collection of unpublished materials are described in finding aids. A finding aid provides information about a collection as a whole.
From Our Blog
Entering the Houses of History: Writing in the Archives — Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 3:03 pm — 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 & […]
A Portrait of Domestic Slavery in the United States, by Jesse Torrey (1817) — Monday, Feb 20, 2017 1:50 pm — 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 […]
The Wake Forest Student: Catalog Cards Receive Digital Revival — Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 11:58 am — The traditional use of catalog cards has been phased out of most modern libraries. However, catalog cards associated with The Wake Forest Student have been given new life—in digital form. This will benefit researchers who are trying to unearth the hidden works tucked away within the university’s historic literary magazine. We began uploading these digitized […]
—For more, read our Special Collections & Archives blog.
Visitors coming from outside Winston-Salem are strongly encouraged to contact us in advance for information on availability of resources. Information about Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the Wake Forest campus, including driving directions, is available on the library web site.