During November 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend Lunch at ZSR!

On Saturday, November 26th 2016, the ZSR Library hosted our third annual Thanksgiving Weekend Lunch in the atrium. Five volunteers fed 70 people sandwiches from Jimmy John’s from 11:30am-1:30pm. We want to thank our volunteers, Library Dean, Tim Pyatt, Debby Giesler Pyatt, Rosalind Tedford, and Patrick Rudd for making this event possible. We had many... more

Wired for Sound: Special Collections, Oral Histories, and Transcription

With Rebecca Petersen May and Tanya Zanish-Belcher Since 2013, Special Collections & Archives has collaborated with University individuals and groups to increase the number of oral history interviews available for anyone interested in the history of Wake Forest. We hope to fully capture the varied experiences of the Wake Forest community, in addition to helping... more

3 Ways to Jumpstart Your Next Research Paper

With Thanksgiving break right around the corner, we realize that many students are starting final papers and end-of-term research projects! Here are 3 ZSR-approved shortcuts that can save you time as you begin your next research paper: Use reference sources to focus your research topic We call it pre-research. When beginning your research, it’s useful to start... more

Preserving SC&A Panoramic Photos

From Stephanie Bennett, Collections Archivist, and Craig Fansler, Preservation Librarian I imagine that lots of folks have a rolled up poster or photograph rolling around their houses. As collections archivist, I come across photos that have been tucked away, often for decades. Whereas with a poster, rolling it out is simply a matter of flattening,... more

Visiting Scholar Researches Irish-American History

This month ZSR Special Collections & Archives welcomes one of our 2016/2017 recipients of the WFU Provost’s Grant for Library Research. Tony King is a Ph.D. candidate at the National University of Ireland in Galway, and his research examines the relationship between the moderate Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) and its American counterpart, the United Irish... more