Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

Histories of Wake Forest Resources Relating to Human Civil Rights

Through the month of August, I combed through the University Archives and Manuscript collections for resources invaluable to Civil Rights research. The subject guide that I created, “Histories of Wake Forest Resources Relating to Human Civil Rights,” will help our researchers delve into the history of civil rights at Wake Forest and in Winston-Salem. The... Continue reading “Histories of Wake Forest Resources Relating to Human Civil Rights”

DH@Wake Speaker Series: Dr. Kenneth Price on The Walt Whitman Archive

The ZSR Library DH@Wake Speaker Series, in conjunction with Special Collections & Archives and the Wake Forest Department of English, is pleased to host a lecture by Dr. Kenneth Price, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on Tuesday, September 24 at 4:00 pm in ZSR 404. A reception and Walt Whitman pop-up exhibit in the Special Collections Reading... Continue reading “DH@Wake Speaker Series: Dr. Kenneth Price on The Walt Whitman Archive”

October is Archives Month! Reception & Exhibit Opening

Maya Anglou Exhibit Opening and Archives Month Reception: Tuesday, October 1, 4:00-5:30 October is Archives Month! Join us in Special Collections & Archives to kick-off Archives Month, and celebrate the opening of our exhibit “50 Years of Caged Bird: An Exhibit from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Film & Theater Collection.” Light refreshments will be served. Facebook... Continue reading “October is Archives Month! Reception & Exhibit Opening”

Margaret George: Bookmarks Festival of Book and Authors

A Conversation with Margaret George, author of Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles Friday, September 6, 2019 2-4PM, ZSR Special Collections & Archives Research Room (ZSR 625) Why do we still find Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England so fascinating? How much truth is there in historical fiction? How does researching... Continue reading “Margaret George: Bookmarks Festival of Book and Authors”

Deacon Brews: A ZSR Library Event for Wake Forest Alumni at Wise Man Brewing

October 10: Deacon Brews: A ZSR Library Event for Wake Forest Alumni at Wise Man Brewing. 5:00-7:00 pm Wake’s Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Library will host a special outreach event at Wise Man Brewing from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 10. Wise Man will be introducing a specially-named beer, High Clouds with Haze... Continue reading “Deacon Brews: A ZSR Library Event for Wake Forest Alumni at Wise Man Brewing”

Hop Into History!

Tuesday, October 8 and Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Join us from 5-6:30pm at Hoots Beer Company for Hop into History! Chat with archivists from WFU, WSSU, FCPL, Reynolda, and UNCSA and learn more about what types of materials we have in our archives. HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE!! The exhibit will be kid friendly, and we... Continue reading “Hop Into History!”

The 18th-Century Commonplace Book: Index, Table, Self

Thursday, October 24 from 3-4pm in ZSR Special Collections & Archives Research Room (ZSR625) Sponsored by Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the Wake Forest Humanities Institute, visiting scholar Julie Park will talk about her research on eighteenth century commonplace books, with a reception following the lecture. Dr. Park is a scholar of English literature and... Continue reading “The 18th-Century Commonplace Book: Index, Table, Self”

Kenneth Price, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, co-editor of The Walt Whitman Archive

DH@Wake Speaker Series, in conjunction with Special Collections & Archives and the Department of English, presents Kenneth Price, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, co-editor of The Walt Whitman Archive.  Join us on September 24th for this event. Presentation: 4:00-5:00, 404 ZSR Library. Wine and Cheese Reception and Walt Whitman Pop Up Exhibit: 5:00-6:00, Room 625, ZSR Library Facebook... Continue reading “Kenneth Price, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, co-editor of The Walt Whitman Archive”

WFU Homecoming Events in Special Collections & Archives

September 20: 3-4:30,  Homecoming Open House We welcome alumni, family, and friends to visit our collections and see where Wake Forest’s history “lives.” Visitors will also be able to view a special exhibit: “The Book as Art Object: Local Artists Share Their Work,” in addition to popup exhibits for the Class of 1959 and Wake... Continue reading “WFU Homecoming Events in Special Collections & Archives”

Artist Demo and Exhibit Reception: The Book as Art Object

September 10 from 4pm-6pm in the ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives Research Room (ZSR625) for an Artist Demo (4:00-5:00) and Exhibit Reception (5:00-6:00) “The Book as Art Object: Local Winston Salem Artists Share Their Work.“ Books are familiar tools for providing readers with emotional comfort, intellectual content, and soaring inspiration, but are and can... Continue reading “Artist Demo and Exhibit Reception: The Book as Art Object”