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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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* Our collection of unpublished materials are described in finding aids.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
Donation of Congressional Papers from U.S. Representative and WFU Alumna Donna Edwards — Friday, Jan 20, 2017 8:31 am — Special Collections & Archives, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, is pleased to announce the donation of U.S. Representative Donna Edwards Congressional Papers to the Department. A native of Yanceyville, N.C., Edwards earned a B.A. in English and Spanish from Wake Forest University. After working for Lockheed Corporation at the Goddard Flight Center with the Spacelab Program, […]
Picturing the Gothic: “Leonora,” by Gottfried Augustus Bürgher, illustrated by Diana Beauclerk (1796) — Friday, Jan 13, 2017 2:32 pm — If you’re feeling Gothic in 2017, you’ll have an extra month to visit ZSR’s classic works of Gothic lit like The Castle of Otranto, Frankenstein, and Dracula. The ZSR Special Collections exhibit Deep Into that Darkness Peering has been extended until March 1. Stop by Special Collections & Archives (ZSR 625) any time during our […]
Newly Processed and Updated Collections — Monday, Jan 9, 2017 11:54 am — Across the past semester, I and an intrepid group of student workers have been spending time making collections fully available via our collection inventories, also known as finding aids, available online. We processed or added new materials to the following manuscript and University record collections during the last semester: G. McLeod (Mac) Bryan Papers (MS364) […]
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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.