Last week, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina¬†awarded Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections & Archives a resolution of appreciation. There was a small private ceremony attended by President Hatch, Provost Kersh, Dean Pyatt, and SCA Director Tanya Zanish-Belcher. We are honored for the recognition and will continue to provide excellent reference services to the N.C. Baptist Historical Collection.


Wake Forest University

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

WHEREAS, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library of Wake Forest University has for

decades funded and maintained the N.C. Baptist Historical Collection at its

facilities, and

WHEREAS, it houses the largest collection of historical documents related to

the work and ministry of N.C. Baptist churches and associations in

North Carolina covering a span of over 250 years, and

WHEREAS, the library has in recent years digitized thousands of documents,

making it possible for researchers to access materials online, therefore

BE IT resolved that during its 186th annual meeting on November 15, 2016, the

messengers of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina express their

great appreciation to the staff of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library of Wake Forest

University for its ongoing efforts to collect and preserve matters of historical

significance to North Carolina Baptists, and

BE IT further resolved that Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Director of Special

Collections and Archives, be commended for her commitment to North

Carolina Baptists and to the researchers who have benefited so greatly from

her dedication, and

BE IT finally resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the

President of Wake Forest University and to the Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds

Library in recognition of the superb work of their staff.