• June 1 – September 28
    Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    This exhibit introduces you to the wide range of WFU faculty expertise and experience in their areas of research. Different disciplines ranging from anthropology, chemistry, and history are presented. The exhibit includes primary sources and three-dimensional objects, research notes as an effort to provide context and connection, and the final results – whether peer-reviewed publications, presentations, or other modes of access.

  • ZSR Library Lecture: Rebecca Makkai
    Friday, September 7, 4-5 p.m.
    Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    The ZSR Library Lecture Series and the Bookmarks Authors in Schools program present a book talk with author Rebecca Makkai. Her new novel, The Great Believers (Viking, 2018), explores the effects of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s on a Chicago family. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Hop into History: Back to School
    Tuesday, September 11, 5-6:30 p.m.
    Location: Hoots Roller Bar & Beer 840 Mill Works St, Winston-Salem, NC

    September’s theme is “Back to School” and will showcase materials from local archives. Come to chat with archivists and enjoy a beer and company. HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE!! The exhibit will be kid-friendly, and we will have coloring pages for kids (of all ages). We hope that you’ll join us for this great opportunity to learn more about local history and archives while enjoying your favorite beer!

  • ZSR Library Lecture: Albert Earle Gurganus
    Wednesday, September 12, 4-6 p.m.
    Location:  Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    At the hundredth anniversary of Kurt Eisner’s Bavarian Revolution and Republic, Al Gurganus (’75) reads from his new biography of the Jewish socialist intellectual, Kurt Eisner: A Modern Life (Camden House, 2018). Dr. Gurganus is Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages at The Citadel. A reception sponsored by the Jewish Studies program will follow the talk. This event is free and open to the public.

  • October 1-12
    Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    In 1999 Shakespeare scholar and director Ronald Watkins donated his papers to ZSR Special Collections. This gift came to Wake Forest largely through the efforts of James Dodding, who was Professor Emeritus of Theatre and a longtime friend of Watkins. Our mini-exhibit shows highlights of the Watkins collection, documenting his early interest in Shakespearean original practices and his involvement in the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre.

  • October 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019
    Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson (’43) had a long and distinguished administrative career at Wake Forest. His positions included: Assistant Dean, Undergraduate College; Acting Dean of the College; Dean of the College; Provost (First) (1967-1990); Vice President for Special Projects; and Senior Vice President. Under his leadership, a Faculty Committee voted to end segregation, and WFU established both the Wake Forest Press and residential study abroad programs in London and Venice. Dr. Wilson also represented Wake Forest on numerous national organizations, including the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference, where he also served as president. This exhibit will focus on the significant changes witnessed by Dr. Wilson during his many administrative positions. Selected documents will illustrate historical events such as integration, the creation of the study abroad programs, the establishment of the Wake Forest Press, the growth of athletic programs, and collection purchases for ZSR Library.

  • Hop into History: October is Archives Month!
    Tuesday, October 9, 5-6:30 p.m.
    Location: Hoots Roller Bar & Beer 840 Mill Works St, Winston-Salem, NC

    Join us on Tuesday, October 9 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Hoots Beer Company for Hop into History! This month’s theme – “October is Archives Month” – will showcase materials from archives all over Winston-Salem. Chat with archivists about the materials as you enjoy a drink. HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE!! The exhibit will be kid-friendly, and we will have coloring pages for kids (of all ages). We hope that you’ll join us for this great opportunity to learn more about local history and archives while enjoying your favorite beer!

  • Exhibit: Bible Versals
    October 15, 2018 – January 31, 2019
    Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    Often seen in ancient manuscripts, versals are large embellished letters with elaborate flourishes, curves and ornate patterns that set off a piece of calligraphy work. A modern twist on versal creation has taken place in calligrapher Joyce Teta’s Encore class. Starting with a small Gideons Bible, the students utilized their calligraphy skills in creating their own interpretation of a versal. This exhibit showcases the resulting 26 artists’ books highlighting students’ creative use and interpretation of versals.

  • Special Collections & Archives Reception
    Wednesday, October 17, 4-5:30
    Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    Celebrate Archives Month and view our newest exhibits: “Documenting Change at Wake Forest: Dr. Edwin Wilson’s Papers” and “Bible Versals.” We will also feature new online resources for Queer History Month. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Tuesday, October 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    It’s Halloween!!! All ages are invited to join us for our bicentennial celebration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! Trace the history of Shelley’s monster in print – beginning with the first edition of 1818 – in an exhibit from the rare book collection. We look forward to seeing you in your spookiest form and sharing snacks, art activities, and more! This event is free and open to the public.

  • Friday, November 2, 3-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

    Come discover all that we have in store for you in Special Collections & Archives! Manuscripts, rare books, memorabilia and histories galore. We would love to introduce you to authors, inventors, artists, preachers, presidents and professors as you experience one of our behind-the-scenes special tours and activities we have planned for you during your Homecoming Weekend visit! Please stop by!

  • Tuesday, November 13, 5-6:30 p.m.
    Location: Hoots Roller Bar & Beer 840 Mill Works St, Winston-Salem, NC

    This month’s theme “Native American Heritage Month” will showcase materials from archives all over Winston-Salem. Chat with archivists about the materials as you enjoy a drink. HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE!! The exhibit will be kid-friendly, and we will have coloring pages for kids (of all ages). We hope that you’ll join us for this great opportunity to learn more about local history and archives while enjoying your favorite beer!