Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

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

Louis le Brocquy, Painter of an Irish Epic

Louis le Brocquy was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 10, 1916. His family had Belgian origins, but were firmly Irish. Louis’ family was involved in the oil business and this gave him financial security. He traveled widely and decided to become a painter. Le Brocquy did not attend art school-he was self-taught. He was... more

What Are You Working On? With Riley Richards

As we often do the in the spring, some of Special Collections’ student assistants will be blogging this spring about once a month, telling us about their work and their time here. First up is a newcomer to SCA this year, freshman Riley Richards! I began working in Special Collections and Archives last semester and... more

ABCs of Special Collections: J is for…

This ABCs blog post was written by Nancy Sullivan, Volunteer in Special Collections & Archives. J is for… Joseph Severn It is our mission at ZSR Special Collections & Archives to share the multilayered stories about the myriad of things in our collections. We strive to help all our visitors find that heretofore unknown nugget... more

Hop Into History: Black History Month

As part of our ongoing series “Hop Into History” Special Collections & Archives will be holding a pop-up exhibit at Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Company on Tuesday, February 13th from 5-6:30. This month’s theme is “Black History Month.” ZSR’s Special Collections & Archives, along with WSSU’s University Archives, will bring along materials from our... more