Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

What’s New in ZSR’s Digital Collections?

ZSR’s Digital Collections continues to grow. Over the summer we will be adding new collections, and ingesting new materials to current collections. Let’s take a look at some of the main projects we are working on. New Collection North Carolina Baptist Church and Association Files During the spring semester, we launched the North Carolina Baptist... more

Telling a Tale of WWI: Mapping a Soldier’s Journal

This blog post is written about a joint project with contributors: SCA volunteer Nancy Sullivan, Collections Archivist Stephanie Bennett, Digital Humanities Research Designer Carrie Johnston, and Public Services Archivist Rebecca May.  Nancy It may seem strange for me to start by confessing a few things. But for you to understand the hows and whys of... more

ABCs of Special Collections: K is for…

This ABCs blog post was written by Nancy Sullivan, Volunteer in Special Collections & Archives. K is for… Kenneth Tyson Raynor Papers Kenneth Tyson Raynor was born in 1890 in the small eastern NC town of Colerain, NC. He finished high school there and then arrived at Wake Forest College in 1910 at the age... more

Newly Published and Updated Collections Are Available!

The school year has closed with Commencement Exercises on Monday, but here in Special Collections and Archives we are hard at work. This time of year, since our students are all off with summer adventures, I am checking on and closing out projects that they’ve completed across the semester. Frequently, in addition to the work... more

Transferring Records to the University Archives!

As we come to the end of the 2018 spring semester, the University Archives (Special Collections & Archives, 625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library) would like to remind all staff and faculty that we welcome the transfer of records and papers from university offices. We also encourage students to donate materials which document their time and... more

What Are You Working On? With Natalie Cascario

Yesterday was the last day of classes here at WFU and today, ZSR Library is hosting its traditional end of semester pizza party to thank our students. So we at Special Collections and Archives are saying goodbye to our student assistants who are graduating and moving on from Mother, So Dear. We have a pair... more

What Are You Working On? With Megan Nigro

Thank you to our latest student assistant blogger, Megan Nigro, who is here to talk about her time and work in Special Collections & Archives.  Hi everyone! My name is Megan Nigro, and I am a senior at Wake majoring in sociology and minoring in dance, philosophy, and neuroscience. These academic commitments and my extra-curricular... more

What Are You Working On? With Anna Hathcock

Thank you to our latest student assistant blogger, Anna Hathcock, who is here to talk about her time and work in Special Collections & Archives, and how it has illuminated her career path. Take it away, Anna! Hello! My name is Anna Hathcock and I am a junior studying religion here at Wake Forest. I’ve... more

Wake Forest University Timeline

Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) has continued expanding the University Timeline for the history of Wake Forest. Timeline entries are drawn from numerous historical sources with the hope of providing a unique window into the past. Major timeline categories include athletics, departments and programs, diversity, “firsts”, international, student life, and traditions, among others, which... more

What Our Graduate Student Intern Worked On

Special Collections & Archives was pleased to host another Library Science graduate student from UNC Greensboro this spring break as part of their Alternative Spring Break program. This year, our hard-working student was Grace Schermerhorn. Grace is pursuing her Master of Library and Information Science degree online while also working in the public library systems... more