Have you checked out our growing University Archives Photograph Collection within our online Digital Collections? We have added hundreds of historic Wake Forest images illustrating the university’s rich past. Recently added images cover Wake Forest presidents, alumni, special events, notable visitors to the campus, and our very own Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

From left to right: Walter Shoup, Josephine DeYoung, and Ronald McIntyre peer through a book shelf. These students were honored by the Student Government for making top grades in 1963. (This image is featured in The Wake Forest Magazine February 1964 issue.)

Since the Spring 2017 semester, our hardworking student assistants have digitized just over 5,700 photographs, slides and film negatives from ZSR’s Special Collections and Archives. The SCA team organizes and prepares the physical items for digitization. Digitized images are uploaded online with the addition of its descriptive metadata.

WFU students Lawton Manning (left) and Ludan Gbaye (right) are digitizing images from the University Archives Photograph Collection.

Many of the images in this sweeping collection were used within WFU publications, such as Wake Forest Magazine, the Old Gold and Black student newspaper, and the Howler yearbook. As we identify these images, we indicate the publication that the image was used within the image’s metadata. This is so viewers have the opportunity to immediately learn more about the story behind the photograph via our other online digital collections.

U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Wake Forest University President James Ralph Scales enter Wait Chapel during Scales’ inauguration in 1968. (This image and the full story is featured in The Wake Forest Magazine May 1968 issue.)

Please visit this collection regularly for newly added photographs. The next batches of images to be added will include photos pertaining to student organizations, sports and WFU faculty.