Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

The Empowerment within University Archives: A Goodbye from Anna Hathcock

One of our students is graduating at the end of this semester and we wanted to bring our readers one last post about her work here. Senior Anna Hathcock has been with SCA since the fall of 2016 and has worked in nearly all aspects of SCA: public service at our reference desk, collections processing,... more

Call for Records Transfers for the University Archives!

As we come to the end of the 2018 fall 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

Getting the Collections to the People

We’re always working hard here, behind the scenes in Special Collections and Archives, to make our materials accessible to researchers of all kinds. Collection information that is found in our finding aids, for example this overview and collection inventory for the Office of the Provost, Edwin G. Wilson Records, helps SCA faculty and staff as... more

Google Docs Are Records, Too: Archiving Born-Digital Objects

Think about your family mementos that carry historical significance: letters between loved ones, diaries, textbooks, photographs, perhaps quilts, furniture, or other handmade objects. While we still keep some of these, with some regularity, a lot of us are recording our daily activities electronically. So, as archivists, we’re concerned with getting documentation, these mementos of history,... more

LGBTQ Subject Guide for Special Collections & Archives Materials

The newly published LGBTQ subject guide was created to celebrate Queer History Month, which occurs every October and includes National Coming Out Day on October 11th. We hope this list of materials can help you with any of your current or future LGBTQ research. To begin this LGBTQ subject guide, I began by using Wake... more

Bible Versals Exhibit In Special Collections

One current exhibit in the Special Collections Reading room is composed of calligraphy from the local Encore Group. This group is ably led by Joyce Teta, who is an excellent teacher and well-respected calligrapher from Winston-Salem. The group is composed of calligraphers and bookmakers with beginning to advanced students and teachers. Joyce gave members of... more

Tales from Summer: Unexpected Encounters with “Common” Objects

Senior Anna Hathcock, a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives who is often found at our reference desk, had some archives-related adventures on a research trip this summer. She graciously agreed to detail some bits about her trip and experience here, so read on! This summer, I was in Stockholm, Sweden for 11 weeks... more

Introduction to Special Collections & Archives

With the start of a new school year, we frequently hear: “So, I have a question for Special Collections & Archives, who should I contact first? If you are interested in learning more about who does what in Special Collections & Archives, please see this post which provides details about staff responsibilities. Most important is... more

Bookmarks Festival Demonstration

Bookmarks sponsored a series of book arts-related demonstrations at their Festival this past weekend, and I was happy be invited to participate. No one was protesting at the Bookmarks Festival this weekend. There were a series of demonstrations related to books, however, which I was privileged to be part of. I completed a series of... more

ABCs of Special Collections: L is for…

This ABCs blog post was written by Nancy Sullivan, Volunteer in Special Collections & Archives. L is for… Laurence Stallings Papers Having a prolific writing career that spanned five decades and a most interesting and accomplished life, one quickly concludes that a blog post about Laurence Tucker Stallings can only be a “tip of the... more