Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding

Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding – ZSR Special Collections & Archives Tuesday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET (Registration required) Join ZSR Special Collections and Archives, in partnership with Bookmarks, Winston-Salem’s independent bookstore and non-profit, where we will hear from Counseling Professor Sam Gladding, a prolific author of numerous books (including Becoming... Continue reading “Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding”

Reminder: Register for Megan’s SCA Presentation Next Week!

Join us for the second Special Collections & Archives fall program: ZSR Library’s Rare Book Collection with Curator Megan Mulder on October 13, 5:30 PM EDT. Please sign up using the link below. Registration Link: https://registration.secure.wfu.edu/zsr-special-collections-introduction-to-rare-books-0007352 Did you know that Wake Forest has: A manuscript book made for French university students around 1240 CE? Original... Continue reading “Reminder: Register for Megan’s SCA Presentation Next Week!”

Be Kind, Please Rewind: University Athletics A/V Materials

Before stay-at-home orders were issued, special collections and archives received a large donation of materials from the University Athletics Department. The donation itself was no surprise, however, it came roughly one month before the campus had to be cleared of all non-essential personnel due to COVID-19 safety measures. Before the actual drop-off SCA was expecting... Continue reading “Be Kind, Please Rewind: University Athletics A/V Materials”

Wake Forest’s “First Daughter”

Imagine yourself as a young well-off white woman in the mid-19th century and try to envision the limited educational opportunities that would have been available for women in your positions at that time, even you. Next, note that in 1883 – yes, 1883 – Wake Forest accepted the first female student to the ranks of... Continue reading “Wake Forest’s “First Daughter””

An Introduction to ZSR Library’s Rare Books Collection with Megan Mulder

Special Collections Librarian Megan Mulder and An Introduction to Rare Books Recording of the event available here. Did you know that Wake Forest’s library has a manuscript book made for French university students around 1240? Original 16th-18th century maps documenting the European colonization of North America? An 1855 first edition of Leaves of Grass with... Continue reading “An Introduction to ZSR Library’s Rare Books Collection with Megan Mulder”

Special Collections & Archives Update 2020

With the start of a new school year (even during a pandemic), we frequently hear: “So, I have a question for Special Collections & Archives, who should I contact first?” The first, best place to start is archives@wfu.edu, your go-to for anything e-mail and for referring reference questions, faculty requesting instruction for classes, or donations.... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Update 2020”

Reminder! Upcoming Program by Jenny Puckett (September 15)–you must register to attend!

Sept 15, Tuesday 5:30: Jenny R. Puckett and her new book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956 (In partnership with the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Registration: https://registration.secure.wfu.edu/thine-ancient-days-a-wfu-history-by-professor-jenny-puckett-0007313 Jenny Robinson Puckett graduated from Wake Forest University in 1971. After completing the Master of Arts degree at Middlebury College, she taught Spanish for many years at... Continue reading “Reminder! Upcoming Program by Jenny Puckett (September 15)–you must register to attend!”

New Remote Reference Options in Special Collections & Archives

As we all adjust to the “new normal,” Special Collections & Archives has been working to provide as many remote reference options as possible, while also protecting the health and safety of our employees and our patrons. You may have already read Finley’s wonderful blog post on “Genealogy in the Time of Covid” which highlights... Continue reading “New Remote Reference Options in Special Collections & Archives”

Sharing Our Digital Collections Metadata

Digitizing our collections and making them available via our online Digital Collections is a great way to broaden access to our unique collections physically housed in our Special Collections and Archives. Taking a step further to share our materials on other platforms helps expand access and discoverability even more. There are several organizations that partner... Continue reading “Sharing Our Digital Collections Metadata”

Jenny R. Puckett and Her New Book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956

Jenny R. Puckett and her new book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956 (In partnership with the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Jenny Robinson Puckett graduated from Wake Forest University in 1971. After completing the Master of Arts degree at Middlebury College, she taught Spanish for many years at the high school and college levels. ... Continue reading “Jenny R. Puckett and Her New Book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956”