Exhibits in Special Collections

SCA & Piedmont Opera: Commemoration of World War I

Over the past several years, Special Collections & Archives has made a targeted effort to partner with local and regional businesses and organizations on special exhibits and events. These have included Bookmarks, Foothills Brewing, Hoots Roller Ball and Beer Company, Piedmont Craftsman, and SECCA. Our most recent collaboration is with Winston-Salem’s Piedmont Opera, whose mission... more

Caring For Our Collections: A Day in the Life of a Preservation Librarian

Caring For Our Collections: A Day in the Life of a Preservation Librarian Have you ever made a list of all the things you do in a day or a week? How well do we understand our jobs? How well do our supervisors and colleagues understand what each of us do? This idea was the... more

Tales of Terror! Gothic fiction on exhibit in Special Collections

Just in time for Halloween, Special Collections has gone Goth! A new exhibit, Deep Into That Darkness Peering: Gothic Literature from the ZSR Rare Books Collection, opened this week in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room (ZSR room 625). Many items from ZSR’s collection of 18th and 19th century gothic literature are on view,... more

Special Collections & Archives: Presenting Piedmont Craftsmen and Poe!

Special Collections & Archives (SCA) will host two major exhibits this fall, along with several events of interest for the local community. All events are held in Room 625, ZSR Library. From now until October 7, SCA is hosting “Piedmont Craftsmen Presents: Bound in Craft.” This exhibit highlights the hand-bound book alongside craft inspired by... more

Closing soon: What’s in a Name? The Legacy of Ed Christman

The Special Collections & Archives exhibit “What’s in a Name? The Legacy of Ed Christman” will be closing on March 29. The exhibit charts the life and work of longtime Chaplain Christman, who matriculated at Wake Forest College in 1947 and worked for the University for most of his life in various capacities, from Baptist... more

African-American Poetry Pamphlets

In honor of Black History Month, ZSR Special Collections & Archives has opened a tabletop exhibit of selected items from our African-American poetry pamphlets collection. Purchased by ZSR Special Collections in 1994, this collection of over 300 books, pamphlets, and broadsides was assembled by an anonymous collector. The bulk of the collection dates from the... more

What’s In a Name?: The Legacy of Ed Christman

Edgar D. Christman joined the Wake Forest community in 1947, when he enrolled at a college that he had never seen. Christman remained with Wake Forest from then on, leaving only to earn masters degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary. In his chaplaincy, spanning from 1969 to 2003, Christman was renown... more

Bible Versals Exhibit

A new exhibit features 26 “Bible Versals” by local calligraphers – the Encore Group. This is a group of calligraphers and bookbinders led by Joyce Teta, a former Artist of the Year in Winston-Salem. Joyce provided the concept, inspiration and creativity for the exhibit. Versals are ornamental letters traditionally found in Medieval books and are... more

Bags of America Exhibit by Leigh Ann Hallberg in Special Collections

Special Collections will host a unique art exhibit in the Reading Room, entitled Bags of America by Wake Forest Art Professor, Leigh Ann Hallberg, which begins on August 17, 2015. This installation features an “artist’s book” of cereal bag drawings titled, Bags of America and an installation of actual cereal bags in the Rare Book... more

W.B. Yeats and His Books

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, one of the most important and influential literary figures of the 20th century. In celebration of the Yeats sesquicentennial, Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections department has opened an exhibit of materials from its extensive Yeats collection. William Butler Yeats was born in... more