Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

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

Fall Events in Special Collections & Archives

Exhibit: The Art of Documentation: From Research to Publication June 1 – September 28 Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625) This exhibit introduces you to the wide range of WFU faculty expertise and experience in their areas of research. Different disciplines ranging from anthropology, chemistry, and history are presented. The exhibit includes primary... more

NC Baptist Historical Collection Update (Special Collections & Archives)

Special Collections & Archives (SCA) is well known for its North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection which contains materials on Southern, Missionary, Primitive, African-American, Union, and Alliance of Baptist churches. The collections include over 16,000 books, periodicals, association annuals and other printed materials, church records, association minutes, church vertical files, and more than 12,000 biographical folders... more

What’s New in ZSR’s Digital Collections?

ZSR’s Digital Collections continues to grow. Over the summer we will be adding new collections, and ingesting new materials to current collections. Let’s take a look at some of the main projects we are working on. New Collection North Carolina Baptist Church and Association Files During the spring semester, we launched the North Carolina Baptist... more

Telling a Tale of WWI: Mapping a Soldier’s Journal

This blog post is written about a joint project with contributors: SCA volunteer Nancy Sullivan, Collections Archivist Stephanie Bennett, Digital Humanities Research Designer Carrie Johnston, and Public Services Archivist Rebecca May.  Nancy It may seem strange for me to start by confessing a few things. But for you to understand the hows and whys of... more

ABCs of Special Collections: K is for…

This ABCs blog post was written by Nancy Sullivan, Volunteer in Special Collections & Archives. K is for… Kenneth Tyson Raynor Papers Kenneth Tyson Raynor was born in 1890 in the small eastern NC town of Colerain, NC. He finished high school there and then arrived at Wake Forest College in 1910 at the age... more

Newly Published and Updated Collections Are Available!

The school year has closed with Commencement Exercises on Monday, but here in Special Collections and Archives we are hard at work. This time of year, since our students are all off with summer adventures, I am checking on and closing out projects that they’ve completed across the semester. Frequently, in addition to the work... more

Transferring Records to the University Archives!

As we come to the end of the 2018 spring 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