Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

From Her Hand: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South

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Archival Resources for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, but every day during the year is a good time to remind researchers and visitors that Special Collections & Archives has many resources that might help in learning more about the Black experience here at Wake Forest and beyond. We have compiled many subject guides on a variety of topics,... Continue reading “Archival Resources for Black History Month”

Why We Archive Our Labor: WGSS, Institutional Labor and Practices Presentation by Professor & Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Dr. Julia S. Jordan-Zachery

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2021 Annual Report–Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections & Archives continued its regular work throughout 2021, including hosting exhibits and online outreach events; collections acquisitions, cataloging, digitizing, and processing; and answering reference questions and developing resources for our patrons. I would like to thank and commend the entire SCA Team for their accomplishments and dedication over the past year! Collaborative Exhibits:... Continue reading “2021 Annual Report–Special Collections & Archives”

Looking Back: The History of Wake Forest Sports A Conversation with Muggsy

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Navigating Jim Crow: Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina Traveling Exhibit

Mt. Tabor Methodist Church Hosts Traveling Exhibit: Navigating Jim Crow: Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina Recently SCA purchased a facsimile copy of The Negro Travelers’ Green Book: The Guide to Travel and Vacations (1954) authored and published by Victor Hugo Green. The Green Book, created for African American travelers in the mid-twentieth... Continue reading “Navigating Jim Crow: Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina Traveling Exhibit”

“Lolly, Lily, and Mary Married In”: The Yeats Women of the Cuala Press

We are featuring another blog post from Immanuel Eggers (class of 2021); he spent much of the fall working with materials related to the Cuala Press and its founders, members of the Yeats family. A finding aid for the Cuala Press Prints Collection is available online now. In 1903, the Dun Emer Press was established... Continue reading ““Lolly, Lily, and Mary Married In”: The Yeats Women of the Cuala Press”

Dr. Sam Gladding: An Inspiration

Special Collections & Archives is saddened by the announcement about the loss of Wake Forest Counseling Professor, Dr. Sam Gladding, one of our greatest supporters. We had the opportunity in the fall of 2020 to host Sam speaking about his most recent book, Off the Courthouse Square. He was a prolific author and his publications... Continue reading “Dr. Sam Gladding: An Inspiration”

Songs for Wake Forest: Update

By Tanya Zanish-Belcher and Mika Payden-Travers Last December, we were proud to host Dr. Edwin G. Wilson as he spoke about his new book Songs of Wake Forest. Over 1,000 Deacs joined us for the celebration, often sharing their fond memories on the chat. To date, nearly 5,000 people have watched the program online. The... Continue reading “Songs for Wake Forest: Update”

A Tale of Two Campuses: How Was the Second One Built?

Seventy years after ground was broken on Wake’s Reynolda campus, today we are taking a stroll through the buildings and grounds history and the records held in the University Archives courtesy of student assistant Immanuel Eggers. As most in the Wake Forest community know, this University and campus have undergone immense changes since its founding... Continue reading “A Tale of Two Campuses: How Was the Second One Built?”