Special Collections & Archives

Reminder: Time to Transfer Records and Papers to the University Archives

As we come to the end of the semester and the academic year, the University Archives (Special Collections & Archives, 625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library) would like to remind all faculty and staff that we welcome the transfer of records and papers from university offices. We also encourage students to donate materials which document their... more

Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards added to Deeply Rooted

ZSR’s Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards digital collection was recently added to the Deeply Rooted shared digital collection project, spearheaded by the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). We submitted the Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards last month following ASERL’s call for content. This collaborative effort consists of “primary source research materials describing economic, technological,... more

History of Wake Forest University Timeline

Over the past several months, Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) has been creating and compiling (from numerous sources) a University Timeline documenting important events in Wake Forest history. Timeline entries were drawn from numerous historical sources and more recent timelines developed by students and faculty, with the hope of providing a unique window into... more

Sneak Preview: New Digital Collection to Illustrate Wake Forest History

Students are currently in the ZSR Digitization Lab working on the library’s latest digitization project, featuring historic photographs of Wake Forest University’s deep history. Digitization of the University Archives Photograph Collection began in February, and captures images of people, places and events dating back as early as 1881. The photos in this collection will include past... more

New Classroom Space for Old Stuff

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... more

Special Collections Visits Data Chambers

[See Audra’s post for video] Well, my first thought was, as I began traipsing the miles of tall, dim, heaped and variously deployed chambers that make up DataChambers conglomeration of spaces, “What a great place for the climactic shoot out in a seedy thriller.” Lots of places to hide; lots of twists and turns; strange... more

Sing hoot howl

Wake Forest University yearbooks are now online. Years 1903-1934 represent the first batch of Howlers that have been digitized as part of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center’s project to digitize NC university and college yearbooks. Wake Forest will have one one of the highest number of volumes (or longest span of years) of any... more

Technology Services and Special Collections Visit ECU

On Friday, May 28, Barry, Craig, Erik, Jean-Paul, Megan, and I visited East Carolina University in Greenville to spend some time with their Digital Collections unit and Special Collections department. After introductions, Digital Collections unit head Gretchen Gueguen gave us an overview of the origin and initiatives of the unit. Like ZSR, digitization projects at... more


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