Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

Digitizing the Baptist Church and Association Files Collection

The Baptist Church and Association Files is ZSR’s next major digital collection on the horizon. Currently in production, this will be the newest addition to our growing online treasury of resources covering the history of Baptist churches and Baptist church associations in North Carolina. As one of the more heavily used resources within ZSR’s Special Collections... more

Happy American Archives Month! Celebrating University Records

Happy American Archives Month, everyone! I am sure you are celebrating by throwing away any unnecessary papers crowding your desk and organizing the important ones so you can find them later!!! (a little archivist joke, forgive me) As an archivist, I always am excited meet folks who are familiar with my profession; and, if not,... more

Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding Symposium

This past Friday, Special Collections & Archives hosted over 30 archivists, curators, and development officers for the symposium “Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding.” Sponsored by ECS Conservation, Senior Conservator Matt Johnson worked with the SCA Team to develop the schedule and presentations. Attendees included representatives from East Carolina University, Elon University, Fayetteville University, Mint... more

October is American Archives Month!

October is American Archives Month! Each year, archives across the nation celebrate Archives Month by advocating for archives, planning events related to archives, and generally singing the praises of archives near and far. The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) assigns a theme for North Carolina’s Archives Month. This year’s North Carolina Archives Month theme, “North... more

Exhibit Commemorates World War I

In 1917, the United States Congress approved a resolution declaring war on the German empire, and Americans suddenly became active participants in the Great War raging in Europe. The First World War was a watershed event in American and world history, and ZSR Special Collections & Archives commemorates the war’s 100th anniversary with an exhibit... more

Intermediate Book Repair Workshop in ZSR Preservation Lab

On Friday, September 29th, I taught a book repair workshop, sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) in my Preservation Lab. This workshop was an intermediate workshop, so we tackled several complex procedures. The attendees came from east and west: East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN), Tryon Palace (New Bern, NC), Appalachian State... more

SCA & Piedmont Opera: Commemoration of World War I

Over the past several years, Special Collections & Archives has made a targeted effort to partner with local and regional businesses and organizations on special exhibits and events. These have included Bookmarks, Foothills Brewing, Hoots Roller Bar and Beer Company, Piedmont Craftsman, and SECCA. Our most recent collaboration is with Winston-Salem’s Piedmont Opera, whose mission... more

WFU Homecoming 2017, Special Collections & Archives Edition

Happy Homecoming, Deacs! Special Collections & Archives has some fun and exciting events, exhibits, and collections that might make your pilgrimage back to Mother So Dear that much more nostalgic. Enjoy our Homecoming Open House or visit our World War 1 exhibit if you are on campus. If you didn’t make the trip this year,... more

Browsing the University Archives Photograph Collection

Have you checked out our growing University Archives Photograph Collection within our online Digital Collections? We have added hundreds of historic Wake Forest images illustrating the university’s rich past. Recently added images cover Wake Forest presidents, alumni, special events, notable visitors to the campus, and our very own Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Since the Spring 2017... more

Save the Date! Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding

Please save the date! On Friday, October 13, Special Collections & Archives (Z. Smith Reynolds Library), Wake Forest University, will host a day-long symposium, Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding. This event, sponsored by ECS Conservation (HF Group, Greensboro, NC), will bring together archivists, curators, and librarians to discuss various methods of engaging potential funding sources for... more