During September 2016

Find Your Nerd Herd

Nerds just wanna have fun, right? Right. Friday, September 9th at 7:30 pm the ZSR hosted the pilot program Find Your Nerd Herd. The menu: S’more roast The fun: Cornucopia of games generously donated by ZSR staff. Corn hole. A button maker, coloring pages, and letterpress stationery by Craig Fansler (stamps provided of course). The outcome: The surprise of the evening... more

The New-England Farmer; or, Georgical Dictionary, by Samuel Deane (2nd edition, 1797)

Agriculture is justly thought to be the most ancient art; and it is certainly by far the most useful, necessary and beneficial. The subsistence and welfare of mankind depend more on it than on any, or all others: And all other arts would soon be useless, were the culture of the surface of the earth... 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

Sophie Lanneau and Her Pathein Htee

Among the many collections in ZSR’s Special Collections and Archives is Sophie Stevens Lanneau’s papers. The papers and artifacts in this collection tell the story of Sophie Lanneau’s extensive travels throughout Eastern Asia. Lanneau, daughter of Wake Forest professor John Francis Lanneau, was a teacher and Southern Baptist Convention educational missionary to China from 1907 to... more

A Local Response to 9/11

Renegade Ninja Cowgirls: Kelly Petersen and Millicent Greason Hand-painted signs in the exhibit After the 9/11 attacks, Kelly Petersen and Millicent Greason hand-painted thoughtful signs to positively influence the mood of our city. For months, following the attacks, these signs magically appeared every few weeks around Winston-Salem. I was one of those people positively affected... more

Jean Ring Cude Collection, donated by Caron and Danny Gray Myers

Special Collections & Archives is dependent on the many donations we receive from our very generous donors. All of the collections we do accept follow our Collection Development Policy, which guides our work in this area. This past April, we had the good fortune to cross paths with Caron and Danny Gray Myers. Danny, known... more

A Summer of Zombies at ZSR!

The Summer of 2016 found ZSR full of zombies! Starting with the “alumni edition” of Humans v Zombies (HvZ) where 220 alumni and their children, along with faculty and staff and their children in early June! Later in June ZSR hosted 100 students participating in the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute for Youth (BFTF)... more