Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

Special Collections & Archives Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Over the years, we have written a few blog posts about the speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made in Wait Chapel on October 11, 1962 (see here, here, and here). This is a proud moment in Wake Forest’s history and we enjoy having patrons request to listen to the audio recording. In addition to... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day”

Songs of Wake Forest with Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson

Songs of Wake Forest with Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson Friday, December 11 at 3:30 pm – YouTube premier ZSR Library Special Collections and Archives is celebrating Songs of Wake Forest, the latest book by Dr. Edwin G. Wilson. Ed Wilson’s relationship with Wake Forest, which began when he entered the College as a freshman in... Continue reading “Songs of Wake Forest with Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson”

Wake Forest College and The Spanish Flu

This blog post was written by SCA student employee Katie Lawrence. This year looks very different than we’re used to in the Forest. Most classes are online, masks are required, and the campus feels different than it has in the past. COVID-19 has turned this semester upside down, but Wake students have persisted in the... Continue reading “Wake Forest College and The Spanish Flu”

Reminder: Register for Dr. Sam Gladding’s Presention, November 10, 2020

Join us for our third Special Collections & Archives fall program: Off the Courthouse Square: A Memoir of My Life Up to Age 21 with Dr. Sam Gladding 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 literary society, where... Continue reading “Reminder: Register for Dr. Sam Gladding’s Presention, November 10, 2020”

Women’s Suffrage Anniversary and Subject Guide

Written by SCA student employee Katie Lawrence. August 26th, 2020 marked the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, awarding women the right to vote after a decades-long battle. This amendment represents a breakthrough for the women of America, who had been attempting to assert their right to equality... Continue reading “Women’s Suffrage Anniversary and Subject Guide”

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”