Special Collections & Archives

News and more from ZSR’s Special Collections & Archives

Sam Gladding Writing Experience 2023

Sam Gladding Writing Experience 2023 This spring semester, Special Collections & Archives and the ZSR Library will be hosting the Sam Gladding Writing Experience. This event brings a scholar(s)/writer(s)-in-residence to campus and facilitates interactions between the writer(s) and students, staff, and faculty. The event culminates in a weekend of guided/facilitated writing for students, staff, and... Continue reading “Sam Gladding Writing Experience 2023”

Old Gold and Black Archive Reflects 100 Years of “Demon Deacons”

Did you catch Director of Special Collections and Archives Tanya Zanish-Belcher’s WFDD interview about the history of the Demon Deacon (August 30, 2023)? As Tanya mentions, SCA staff and other researchers are working on a timeline of Demon Deacon history. This post captures a few notable moments from the Old Gold and Black archive. Thanks... Continue reading “Old Gold and Black Archive Reflects 100 Years of “Demon Deacons””

SCA Deacs Day of Giving 2023 Recap

Deacs Day of Giving 2023 is in the books and we are so grateful for the generosity of our supporters! In 24 hours, we raised $1,880 from 19 supporters – wow. Over the last year, supporters like you allowed us to reach more people than ever with our programming and outreach, student instruction, and collections... Continue reading “SCA Deacs Day of Giving 2023 Recap”

Special Event with Celeste Ng

This event is now full. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please email archives@wfu.edu. Join us for a “book club” with New York Times bestselling author Celeste Ng on Friday, September 22! Participants in this small-group session will have a chance to talk in person with the author of Everything I Never... Continue reading “Special Event with Celeste Ng”

Why Private Philanthropy is Important in Supporting the Arts and Humanities: A Conversation

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation between Jennifer Finkel, Acquavella Curator of Wake Forest’s Art Collections, and SCA donor/documentary photographer Houck Medford concerning the role of philanthropy in supporting the arts and humanities. 4:30-5:15: Reception, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625) featuring More Than Meets the Eye: Alternative Photographic Processes Featuring photographs from... Continue reading “Why Private Philanthropy is Important in Supporting the Arts and Humanities: A Conversation”

The Mummy’s Curse!

One hundred and one years ago the world’s most famous mummy, King Tutankhamun of Egypt, was unearthed from the tomb where he had spent more than 3,000 years. So our Halloween event this year celebrates all things mummy! Join us in ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives for mummy-themed snacks, trivia, prizes, and some helpful... Continue reading “The Mummy’s Curse!”

Digging Up Family Bones

This post was written by Nancy Sullivan, describing her genealogical work learning more about family through cemeteries research. Family history comes to us in various ways, often originating with the telling and retelling of stories by our elders. As youngsters we absorb what we hear, and that history becomes a part of us…deep etchings in... Continue reading “Digging Up Family Bones”

Leather Bookbinding Workshops

I attended back-to-back workshops on leather bookbinding from March until June of this year. These workshops were taught remotely by Karen Hanmer, a gifted binder from Chicago. The first sessions in March were set aside for learning to use the tools to thin leather. The sessions in April, May and June were devoted to making... Continue reading “Leather Bookbinding Workshops”

Welcome Emily and Marcia to Special Collections & Archives!

Special Collections & Archives (SCA) is pleased to announce two new part time employees, who have been funded by generous donors. Emily Houlditch is joining SCA as a part time Reference and Processing Assistant. She will be splitting her time between assisting patrons on the SCA reference desk and archival processing in the processing room.... Continue reading “Welcome Emily and Marcia to Special Collections & Archives!”

Deacon Chronicles: Researching and Writing the History of Wake Forest College

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