Digital Projects

Wake Forest Oral History Project

In 2013, Special Collections & Archives began an oral history program to more fully capture the varied experiences of the Wake Forest community. The goals are: To better document those who have been traditionally underrepresented To capture unique perspectives across the Wake Forest community To fully engage the participants as part of Wake Forest history... more

Update on LSTA Grant

As reported last summer, Z. Smith Reynolds Library received an EZ Digitization LSTA Grant from the State Library of North Carolina for $15,235. This project is providing funds for the description and digitizing of archival material that is part of the North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection at Wake Forest University. Recent grant activities include purchasing... more

Religion in NC Digitization Project Completed

2015 saw the completion of the Religion in North Carolina digital collection. This IMLS grant funded project, begun in 2012, was spearheaded by Duke Divinity School Library, partnering with libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University. The final project provides free online access to over 6000 print volumes produced by religious organizations in North... more

St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church (Winston-Salem, NC) 75th Anniversary Oral History Project

Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to assist St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church with its 75th Anniversary Project here in Winston-Salem. Working with Dr. Michele Gillespie, Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History (and now Dean of the College) and her Honor 319 class, we worked with the St. Benedict History Committee... more

Confederate Broadsides Collection Updated

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University is home to a famous collection of over 250 confederate broadsides, popular poetry from the American Civil War era, nearly all of which were digitized in 1995. The legacy metadata for these materials has now been carefully revised so that the collection is easier to explore... more

Joseph Severn Watercolors

The recently completed Joseph Severn Watercolors digital collection is a beautiful addition to ZSR’s online content as well as another chapter in the story of these materials. Prompted by a researcher and Severn scholar, we have been researching the provenance of the three pencil and watercolor images and have come up with some surprising and entertaining results.... more

30 Years of Performing Arts: The Secrest Artists Series at Wake Forest University, 1983–2013

2006–2007 Season Mailing During the week of the first Secrest Artists Series event of the 2014–2015 season, Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announced the online exhibit 30 Years of Performing Arts: The Secrest Artists Series at Wake Forest Univeristy, 1983–2013. Explore the exhibit This exhibit aims to capture the spirit of the Secrest Artists Series mission... more

One State, Many Faiths: The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection Project

ZSR Special Collections & Archives is pleased to report that the Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection project has received LSTA funding  for its third year. Wake Forest’s ZSR Library has partnered with Duke Divinity School and the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill for this project, which seeks to provide digital access to primary... more

Alexander’s feast; or, The power of musick (1750)

The following is a joint post by Megan Mulder (Special Collections Librarian) and Chelcie Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian). History of Alexander’s Feast The 18th century edition of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast has one of the most interesting provenances of any book in Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections department. The work is based on an ode... more

The Old Gold and Black Now Keyword Searchable

Searchable PDFs of some issues of Wake Forest University’s student newspaper, the Old Gold and Black, are now available! Beginning in January, issues of the Old Gold and Black are being converted into a keyword searchable PDF format and uploaded to replace existing copies, which were not keyword searchable. What this means for users of... more