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Looking Back: The History of Wake Forest Sports A Conversation with Muggsy

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Navigating Jim Crow: Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina Traveling Exhibit

Mt. Tabor Methodist Church Hosts Traveling Exhibit: Navigating Jim Crow: Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina Recently SCA purchased a facsimile copy of The Negro Travelers’ Green Book: The Guide to Travel and Vacations (1954) authored and published by Victor Hugo Green. The Green Book, created for African American travelers in the mid-twentieth... Continue reading “Navigating Jim Crow: Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina Traveling Exhibit”

“Lolly, Lily, and Mary Married In”: The Yeats Women of the Cuala Press

We are featuring another blog post from Immanuel Eggers (class of 2021); he spent much of the fall working with materials related to the Cuala Press and its founders, members of the Yeats family. A finding aid for the Cuala Press Prints Collection is available online now. In 1903, the Dun Emer Press was established... Continue reading ““Lolly, Lily, and Mary Married In”: The Yeats Women of the Cuala Press”

Dr. Sam Gladding: An Inspiration

Special Collections & Archives is saddened by the announcement about the loss of Wake Forest Counseling Professor, Dr. Sam Gladding, one of our greatest supporters. We had the opportunity in the fall of 2020 to host Sam speaking about his most recent book, Off the Courthouse Square. He was a prolific author and his publications... Continue reading “Dr. Sam Gladding: An Inspiration”

Songs for Wake Forest: Update

By Tanya Zanish-Belcher and Mika Payden-Travers Last December, we were proud to host Dr. Edwin G. Wilson as he spoke about his new book Songs of Wake Forest. Over 1,000 Deacs joined us for the celebration, often sharing their fond memories on the chat. To date, nearly 5,000 people have watched the program online. The... Continue reading “Songs for Wake Forest: Update”

A Tale of Two Campuses: How Was the Second One Built?

Seventy years after ground was broken on Wake’s Reynolda campus, today we are taking a stroll through the buildings and grounds history and the records held in the University Archives courtesy of student assistant Immanuel Eggers. As most in the Wake Forest community know, this University and campus have undergone immense changes since its founding... Continue reading “A Tale of Two Campuses: How Was the Second One Built?”

Anne Yeats: Born into the Arts

Anne Yeats (on left) with Leslie MacWeeney 1964 Anne Yeats was born in Dublin,Ireland in 1919. Her father was William Butler Yeats, who was internationally known for his poetry. Her family was immersed in the arts. Her father’s brother, Jack Yeats, was an accomplished Irish artist, who illustrated materials for the Cuala Press. Anne Yeats... Continue reading “Anne Yeats: Born into the Arts”

October is Queer History Month!

October is Queer History Month! October is also American Archives Month! Special Collections & Archives would like to draw your attention to all of the programming that the LGBTQ+ Center is hosting for Queer History Month in addition to their year round work. Special Collections & Archives works to preserve the archives and source materials... Continue reading “October is Queer History Month!”

70th Anniversary of Wake Forest Groundbreaking

Oct. 15 marks the 70th anniversary of the groundbreaking for Wake Forest’s campus in Winston-Salem. In 1951, Wake Forest President Harold Tribble was looking to do something that would send a clear signal that the move from Wake Forest, N.C., was going to happen. He parlayed Gordon Gray’s contacts from his time as a White... Continue reading “70th Anniversary of Wake Forest Groundbreaking”

Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South 1813-1831

Mary Tribble (WF Senior Advisor for Engagement Strategies) is our guest blog post author this week and she will be sharing her journey over the past several years–a genealogical and research journey which resulted in her recent book Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South 1813-1831. Her research on Sally (and Samuel) Wait has great... Continue reading “Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South 1813-1831”