In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Special Collections & Archives recently published an online subject guide to Earth Day and Sustainability. The guide includes links to primary source material throughout our collections documenting the beginnings of the environmental movement through today. These include items available online as well as located in our traditional records. Please contact us at if you have any questions about access or specific research projects and we will do our best to assist you.

The image below shows Wake Forest students burying a combustion engine as part of the first Earth Day celebration in 1970.

Associated Press, 1970