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* Our collection of unpublished materials are described in finding aids.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
The New-England Farmer; or, Georgical Dictionary, by Samuel Deane (2nd edition, 1797) — Monday, Sep 26, 2016 12:52 pm — Agriculture is justly thought to be the most ancient art; and it is certainly by far the most useful, necessary and beneficial. The subsistence and welfare of mankind depend more on it than on any, or all others: And all other arts would soon be useless, were the culture of the surface of the earth […]
New Classroom Space for Old Stuff — Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 2:54 pm — The brand-new Special Collections & Archives classroom (ZSR624) hosted its first students today, as Professor Mir Yarfitz’s History 108 class paid a visit to study some 16th-18th century maps from our collection. The new classroom is adjacent to the Special Collections & Archives research room (ZSR625). Previously used for book storage, the space has been […]
Sophie Lanneau and Her Pathein Htee — Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 4:54 pm — Among the many collections in ZSR’s Special Collections and Archives is Sophie Stevens Lanneau’s papers. The papers and artifacts in this collection tell the story of Sophie Lanneau’s extensive travels throughout Eastern Asia. Lanneau, daughter of Wake Forest professor John Francis Lanneau, was a teacher and Southern Baptist Convention educational missionary to China from 1907 to […]
—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.