During February 2016

ZSR and the 2016 Oscars!

It’s that time again!  The 88th Academy Awards (or Oscars) will be presented at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 28 on ABC.  However, ZSR has several movies that were nominated this year in our collection right now! Presented for your consideration below are the films that are currently available as well as the categories for which they... more

Locating Primary Sources Through ArchiveGrid

Archives and primary resources are more important than ever for historical research and instruction. But key to utilizing these unique resources is locating the repository where they are located, in order to visit or to access digitized content online. As many institutions have limited resources for caring and preserving collections and records, many archives rely... more

Orlando Furioso in English Heroical Verse, by Sir John Harington (1607)

The Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto’s epic Orlando Furioso first appeared in print exactly 500 years ago. Taking inspiration from the French Chanson de Roland, Ariosto recounted the fantastic adventures of one of Charlemagne’s knights, Roland (Orlando) and his associates. The main stories concern Orlando, who has been driven mad by his unrequited love for the... more

Moroccan Mosque Exhibit

The current exhibit in the lobby cases of ZSR is an exhibit on Moroccan Mosques by James Llewellyn. Llewellyn is a Wake Forest Sophomore who traveled to Morocco and studied there. He wants students and other observers to learn about Islam from this architectural form. Llewellyn states that the Quran does not say anything specific... more

ZSR Library Winter Weather Alert

ZSR Library will be open from noon to 4:00 pm on Monday, Jan. 9th more

Elizabeth Rivers, An English Artist in Ireland

This installment of Irish Ink is introducing Dolmen Press artist, Elizabeth Rivers. Rivers contributed a number of illustrations to the Dolmen Press oeuvre, which ZSR Library Special Collections and Archives is proud to house. Elizabeth Joyce Rivers was born in Little Pennys, Sawbridgeworth, Hertordshire on August 5, 1903. She was English, not Irish, which was... more

Writers Camp @ ZSR Wrap-Up

On January 29th at 7:00 pm, a group of talented Wake Forest University students entered the Z. Smith Reynolds Library to challenge their creative abilities and participate in a writing event unlike any other.  Twelve hours and eight pots of coffee later, thirty-three works were submitted and will soon become a collection of published stories and an artifact for... more

Color Our Collections

Inspired by the recent popularity of coloring books for grownups, the New York Academy of Medicine is sponsoring Color Our Collections week. Libraries all over the country — including ZSR Special Collections & Archives — are offering free, printable scans of their illustrated materials for your coloring pleasure. ZSR’s coloring pages are available in a #ColorOurCollections... more

African-American Poetry Pamphlets

In honor of Black History Month, ZSR Special Collections & Archives has opened a tabletop exhibit of selected items from our African-American poetry pamphlets collection. Purchased by ZSR Special Collections in 1994, this collection of over 300 books, pamphlets, and broadsides was assembled by an anonymous collector. The bulk of the collection dates from the... more

5 Questions for Peyton Barr, Wake Forest Fellow for the ZSR Library

In this installment of the 5 Questions series, we’re talking with Peyton Barr (’15), our Wake Forest Fellow, about his experience at ZSR. During his fellowship, Peyton has worn several hats – from working alongside the ZSR Administrative Team on a broad range of projects and events, to serving as a member of ZSR Library Committees, to collaborating with other... more