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Letters in Lead: Moveable Type and the Books It Created — Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 10:45 am — 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 [...]
Collections of Hope: The University Archives Documents WFU’s Food Justice Efforts — Monday, Nov 18, 2013 11:00 am — Collections of Hope: The University Archives Documents WFU’s Food Justice Efforts Tuesday, November 21, 2013, 4-5:00PM Special Collections Research Room, Room 625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library The Wake Forest University Special Collections and Archives is happy to announce that we are working in conjunction with representatives from Campus Kitchen, The Institute for Public Engagement, and [...]
Hawthorne Hill Treasures: Objects from the Wake Forest Medical Historical Archives — Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 11:40 am — Hawthorne Hill Treasures: Objects from the Wake Forest Medical Historical Archives A Discussion with Dianne Johnson Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 3-4:00PM Special Collections Reading Room Z. Smith Reynolds Library Stop by for cookies and punch and a visit with Archivist Dianne H. Johnson–Dianne will discuss WFU medical school collections as well as how she selected [...]
N.C. Archives Week! — Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 10:35 am — 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 [...]
Author Appearances in Special Collections — Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 12:32 pm — During the first week of September, Special Collections will host appearances by two authors who have featured rare books, manuscripts, and libraries in their bestselling works of fiction. Book signings will follow each talk. Both events are free and open to the public, and both will take place in the Special Collections and Archives Reading [...]
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