Special Collections & Archives continued its regular work throughout 2021, including hosting exhibits and online outreach events; collections acquisitions, cataloging, digitizing, and processing; and answering reference questions and developing resources for our patrons. I would like to thank and commend the entire SCA Team for their accomplishments and dedication over the past year!
Research Room Exhibit (September 2021-June 2022): Handmade: Sculpture Wake Forest Art Collections (Curated by Quinn Whitman)
Research Room Exhibit (March 2020-September 2021): Comacina: Improvisations and Variations (Curated by Paul Bright)
Collaborative Events and Presentations/Total Attendance: 1,039
A Celebration of Songs of Wake Forest: A Book of Tributes (January)
Comacina Presentation and Live Q & A (February)
From Tigers to Speedos: Athletic Artifacts from ZSR Library and the Wake Forest Historical Museum (March)
Glimpses of Gertrude: Piecing Together the Life of a Vaudeville Performer (April)
Irish Authors and Printers at Wake Forest (April)
Bookmarks: Author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle (September)
“Sundays @ ZSR” Outreach event (September)
Family Weekend Friday Afternoon Open House (October)
Deacon Brews, Wise Man Brewing (October)
Homecoming 1968 Football Team Reunion (October)
Homecoming Strings Event (October)
Homecoming SCA Popup Strings Exhibit (October)
Homecoming Festival Table (October)
History of Wake Forest Campus Style (November)
Ed Southern, Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South (December)
Board of Trustees Minutes (1892-1920): conservation and digitizing (EHS, Greensboro)
New Subject Guides Available: Historical Resources on Infectious Diseases; Move to Winston-Salem; Studying Winston-Salem
Accessions: 107 (Physical: 443.76 linear ft; Digital: 140212.22 MB)
New finding aids: 36
Updated finding aids: 209
Metadata records: 175
Donations and Transfers: President Hatch, Presidential Signatures Collection, Senator Richard Burr Papers, Deacon Experiences: COVID-19, Dean of Students Records, Bill Leonard Papers, Harold McKinnish Papers, Eva Rodtwitt Papers, Senior Colloquium Records, Strings Sorority Records, URECA, Dr. Wilson Papers
Objects Digitized: 43,468
Total Files Uploaded: 2,390
Metadata Records: 541
Special Collections/General Collection Repairs and Housing: 983
Public Outreach/Total Contacts: 1,529
Donor Contacts: 128
Liaisons/Other contacts: 38
Visitors/Reference Requests: 1,030
Rare Book Cataloging/Updates:
Original and complex cataloging: 163 titles (62 original)
60,286 SCA Bib records modified/created (includes new titles)
84,194 SCA records modified (includes new items)
5,000 holdings records modified
Rare Book Purchases:
Sinister Wisdom: a journal of words and pictures (4 early issues; Lesbian literary journal founded by two women from Charlotte)
The Fashionable World Displayed, by John Owen (London, 1804)
Special Collections Hosts a Conversation Between President Susan R. Wente and Dr. Ed Wilson
6 Comments on ‘2021 Annual Report–Special Collections & Archives’
It’s been a great year, full of accomplishments!
This is great! Thank you for sharing!
This is valuable and impressive information. Thank you for putting it all into one place.
Thanks for the round up! I remember our October in person Deacon Brews fondly, and look forward to those gatherings again. In the meantime, and while public health concerns dictate, you’ve made an impressive impact with moving these sessions online! Preserving content, enriching collections, and digitizing for broader access, too! Congratulations to the whole team.
Wow! This is so impressive! I’m so grateful for the work of the SCA team–thanks to you all!
What an incredible year! Kudos to everyone in SCA for all you achieved!