Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

Special Collections & Archives: New Collections (Summer 2021)

Special Collections & Archives is often busier during the spring and summer months as we receive new collection donations and transfers. Donors include university offices, Wake Forest alumni, and community members, and we appreciate them thinking of us as a repository home for their donations. Some of our newer collections are listed below, but please... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives: New Collections (Summer 2021)”

Special Collections & Archives Summer 2021 Reopening

Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library Room 625) is pleased to announce our plans to reopen to the public on June 1, 2021 through August 12, 2021, with the following requirements: Appointments are required. Fill out this request form to schedule an appointment. Walk-in researchers will not be admitted. Masks are required. Cleaning station and... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Summer 2021 Reopening”

What Are You Working On? with Justin Cabiltes

SCA students assistants wrote end-of-year “What Are You working On?” blog posts that we will share over the Summer months. First up is Junior Justin Cabiltes. Greetings! My name is Justin Cabiltes and I am currently a Junior majoring in Economics. I have been an assistant in Special Collections and Archives since my sophomore year.... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? with Justin Cabiltes”

Talking “Pandemic Perseverance: Art, Memory, and Mindfulness”

I was recently asked by members of the Charlotte-area Metrolina Library Association to participate in a panel titled “Pandemic Perseverance: Art, Memory, and Mindfulness.” I talked about starting and continuing work on Special Collections and Archives’ Deacon Experiences during COVID-19 collection, which we started collecting online last April. The two other panelists were Leslie Strauss,... Continue reading “Talking “Pandemic Perseverance: Art, Memory, and Mindfulness””

Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest

View recording here Title: Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest Presenters: Megan Mulder, Special Collections Librarian; and Dr. Jefferson Holdridge, Professor of English Literature and Director of the Wake Forest University Press Did you know that Wake Forest is a center for Irish studies in the United States? ZSR Library holds the archives... Continue reading “Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest”

Annual Report (2020) North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection (Special Collections & Archives (SCA))

The North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection had another productive year for 2020. Among its activities were the following: Access: In 2016, funding provided through LSTA/State of North Carolina supported the digitization of 120 Baptist churches with original records dating back to the 1730s.  During 2020, the SCA Team and students worked to link the digitized... Continue reading “Annual Report (2020) North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection (Special Collections & Archives (SCA))”

What Are You Working On, Spring Edition: A Crash Course in NC (Semi)Precious Rockhounding

This year, in lieu of a Spring Break week, WFU students are getting a few days off here and there. We encourage our student workers (and ourselves!) to take breaks when needed, especially this year with the unusual schedule. Junior Immanuel Eggers has written about what he’s been doing with his free time – amateur... Continue reading “What Are You Working On, Spring Edition: A Crash Course in NC (Semi)Precious Rockhounding”

A Brief History of Women at Wake Forest University

This blog post was researched and written by SCA student employee Parker Beverly. March is Women’s History Month and we have been looking through our archives to find out more about Wake Forest’s association with this annual celebration.   Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the United States entered the Second World... Continue reading “A Brief History of Women at Wake Forest University”

Remembering Richard Murdoch and John Woodard

History is of paramount importance for Special Collections & Archives, so we were particularly saddened by the recent loss of two of our own “founding fathers,” Richard Murdoch and John Woodard. Although Richard and John had been retired from ZSR Library for several years, their continued interest in Special Collections & Archives and their institutional... Continue reading “Remembering Richard Murdoch and John Woodard”

U.S. Presidential Collection Donated to Special Collections & Archives

By Mika Payden-Travers, ZSR Library Development Officer There is one thing that I think everyone can agree to when it comes to recent Presidential races, they have certainly been interesting! But when one analyzes American history, each election has been unique in its own way. The few individuals (46) who have served as President (or... Continue reading “U.S. Presidential Collection Donated to Special Collections & Archives”