During March 2021

Here @ ZSR

A Conversation with Ryan Ramsey, ‘03 Chief of Staff, Library of Congress

Ryan Ramsey, ‘03, was our Wake connection when the University awarded Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and African-American to be Librarian of Congress, an honorary doctorate. Join us On April 15th at 4:00 PM in a conversation with Ryan and ZSR Ambassador Rebecca Walker, as we learn about Ryan’s journey from Wake Forest to... Continue reading “A Conversation with Ryan Ramsey, ‘03 Chief of Staff, Library of Congress”

What Are You Working On, Spring Edition: A Crash Course in NC (Semi)Precious Rockhounding

This year, in lieu of a Spring Break week, WFU students are getting a few days off here and there. We encourage our student workers (and ourselves!) to take breaks when needed, especially this year with the unusual schedule. Junior Immanuel Eggers has written about what he’s been doing with his free time – amateur... Continue reading “What Are You Working On, Spring Edition: A Crash Course in NC (Semi)Precious Rockhounding”

A Brief History of Women at Wake Forest University

This blog post was researched and written by SCA student employee Parker Beverly. March is Women’s History Month and we have been looking through our archives to find out more about Wake Forest’s association with this annual celebration.   Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the United States entered the Second World... Continue reading “A Brief History of Women at Wake Forest University”

Guest Post from ZSR Ambassador, Kendall John

Sometime in the year 2017, a slightly younger me came to join the Wake Forest community for the first time. In true Work Forest fashion, much of my time was spent at the ZSR. The library gave me a place to meet and bond with my first friends as freshmen, and sometimes we would get... Continue reading “Guest Post from ZSR Ambassador, Kendall John”

Remembering Richard Murdoch and John Woodard

History is of paramount importance for Special Collections & Archives, so we were particularly saddened by the recent loss of two of our own “founding fathers,” Richard Murdoch and John Woodard. Although Richard and John had been retired from ZSR Library for several years, their continued interest in Special Collections & Archives and their institutional... Continue reading “Remembering Richard Murdoch and John Woodard”

U.S. Presidential Collection Donated to Special Collections & Archives

By Mika Payden-Travers, ZSR Library Development Officer There is one thing that I think everyone can agree to when it comes to recent Presidential races, they have certainly been interesting! But when one analyzes American history, each election has been unique in its own way. The few individuals (46) who have served as President (or... Continue reading “U.S. Presidential Collection Donated to Special Collections & Archives”

Graduate Student Thesis Research Retreat-Spring ’21

In the Fall of 2018, the ZSR Library began partnering with the Graduate School and Graduate Programs in Biomedical Science to offer graduate students a “Thesis Boot Camp” and in the Spring of each year since then, we’ve also offered a “Shut Up and Write” session over Spring Break! We held our 2020 “Shut Up... Continue reading “Graduate Student Thesis Research Retreat-Spring ’21”

Glimpses of Gertrude: Piecing Together the Life of a Vaudeville Performer

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 4pm via Zoom Recording of the event can be found here. Sunny Stalter-Pace will discuss her recent biography of vaudevillian Gertrude Hoffmann, whose scrapbooks and diaries are held by Special Collections & Archives at the ZSR Library. Gertrude Hoffmann made her name in the early twentieth century as an imitator, copying highbrow... Continue reading “Glimpses of Gertrude: Piecing Together the Life of a Vaudeville Performer”

What Are You Working On? with Erin Byrd

We always love to share blog posts from our Special Collections & Archives student assistants, and this spring is no exception. Even now, when most of our work is being done remotely and away from each other, they are doing so much to make archives collections accessible. Today’s post comes from sophomore Erin Byrd, who... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? with Erin Byrd”