During March 2013

Manuscript commentary on the gospels of Matthew and John, ca. 1240

What’s the oldest book in your collection? This is the question most frequently asked by visitors to ZSR’s Special Collections. Our oldest book is a manuscript codex dating from around 1240. Created two centuries before the invention of printing with moveable type, this book is a handwritten copy of a commentary on the Biblical gospel... more

Outdoor Reading Rooms

Be sure and check out our new outdoor reading rooms on the Tribble side of ZSR Library and on the Terrace outside the Green Room in Reynolda Hall! Take a break and read a magazine or a chapter from one of the pleasure reading novels. more

ZSR Letterpress: hot off the press

New Rollers on the ZSR letterpress: ZSR was very fortunate to have the donation of a letterpress by Carl Hein last summer. The press has not been silent in the past few months-quite the opposite. Carl Hein has been visiting Preservation during the fall and spring to help me learn how to operate the press,... more

Welcome to the Hunt Library @ NC State University

On Wednesday, March 6, Derrik Hiatt, Anna Milholland, Ellen Makaravage and I heeded the call of the open house (and the open road), and travelled to Raleigh, NC to see the newly opened James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University. The library is an impressive one with many features befitting a library of... more

Medieval Manuscripts at ZSR, Part 1

This week I attended  the third annual “Understanding the Medieval Book” symposium at the University of South Carolina. It was my first time attending this seminar, which is organized by Dr. Scott Gwara of the USC English department and held in USC Library’s Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. This year’s seminar was... more

Reynolda Film Festival 2013

The 2013 Reynolda Film Festival runs April 1st – 5th. See the complete schedule online. The keynote address – given by actor, writer, and director Edward Burns best known for The Brothers McMullen and Saving Private Ryan – will be held in Brendle Recital Hall on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00 pm. For more info,... more


Two weeks ago, WFU hosted its second TEDx. I was unable to attend the first event last year, but made a point to make it to this year’s event. (and even took a couple of friends with me!) Rather than go into detail on each speaker, I thought it might be useful to describe the... more

Featured Collections: Dean of Women and Women’s Government Association

This post was written by Paige Horton, student assistant in Special Collections and Archives. Women and Wake Forest have quite the colorful history. In honor of Women’s History Month we here at Special Collections dug around and found something very special for you: The Deans Record Group: Dean of Women (RG4.3), and Women’s Government Association... more