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  • Letters in Lead: Moveable Type and the Books It Created — The invention of a practical method for printing with moveable type was a watershed event in European history. From Johannes Gutenberg’s first metal types in the mid-15th century to letterpress printing of today, printers and type designers have practiced their craft to create texts that are both legible and beautiful. Letters in Lead, the current […]

  • N.C. Archives Week! — It is Archives Week in North Carolina! This year’s theme, “Home Grown! A Celebration of NC Food Culture and History” provides a wonderful opportunity for institutions across the state to highlight materials in their archives as well as create local connections. Here at ZSR, our student Brittany put up a small exhibit in the entrance-way […]

  • Hawthorne Hill Treasures: Objects from the Wake Forest Medical Historical Archives — Hawthorne Hill Treasures: Objects from the Wake Forest Medical Historical Archives October-December 2013 Special Collections Research Room, Room 625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library

  • Books in Fiction: Deborah Harkness and Charlie Lovett — Book in Fiction: Deborah Harkness & Charlie Lovett August-September 2013 Special Collections Research Room, Room 625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library

  • New Samuel and Sally Wait Exhibit in the Atrium — Special Collections is happy to announce a new exhibit in the small case in the atrium. The exhibit highlights the Samuel and Sally Wait Collection and shows examples of their letters from Wait. It also includes Samuel’s walking stick and reading glasses. Take a look when you get a chance!

—For more exhibits, see our Special Collections & Archives blog.

Future Exhibits

  • Letters in Lead: 500 Years of Printing and Type Design | February – April, 2014
  • Dream Big: Commencement at Wake Forest University through the Years | May – July, 2014

If you have any questions, please contact Special Collections & Archives at 336-758-6175.