Special Collections & Archives

News & Updates from ZSR’s Special Collections

Special Collections & Archives Update 2020

With the start of a new school year (even during a pandemic), we frequently hear: “So, I have a question for Special Collections & Archives, who should I contact first?” The first, best place to start is archives@wfu.edu, your go-to for anything e-mail and for referring reference questions, faculty requesting instruction for classes, or donations.... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Update 2020”

Reminder! Upcoming Program by Jenny Puckett (September 15)–you must register to attend!

Sept 15, Tuesday 5:30: Jenny R. Puckett and her new book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956 (In partnership with the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Registration: https://registration.secure.wfu.edu/thine-ancient-days-a-wfu-history-by-professor-jenny-puckett-0007313 Jenny Robinson Puckett graduated from Wake Forest University in 1971. After completing the Master of Arts degree at Middlebury College, she taught Spanish for many years at... Continue reading “Reminder! Upcoming Program by Jenny Puckett (September 15)–you must register to attend!”

New Remote Reference Options in Special Collections & Archives

As we all adjust to the “new normal,” Special Collections & Archives has been working to provide as many remote reference options as possible, while also protecting the health and safety of our employees and our patrons. You may have already read Finley’s wonderful blog post on “Genealogy in the Time of Covid” which highlights... Continue reading “New Remote Reference Options in Special Collections & Archives”

Sharing Our Digital Collections Metadata

Digitizing our collections and making them available via our online Digital Collections is a great way to broaden access to our unique collections physically housed in our Special Collections and Archives. Taking a step further to share our materials on other platforms helps expand access and discoverability even more. There are several organizations that partner... Continue reading “Sharing Our Digital Collections Metadata”

Jenny R. Puckett and Her New Book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956

Jenny R. Puckett and her new book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956 (In partnership with the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Jenny Robinson Puckett graduated from Wake Forest University in 1971. After completing the Master of Arts degree at Middlebury College, she taught Spanish for many years at the high school and college levels. ... Continue reading “Jenny R. Puckett and Her New Book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956”

Genealogy in the Time of COVID

It seems like everyone’s favorite quarantine activity is genealogy. Since we were sequestered by Mother Nature in March, Special Collections & Archives has answered around 100 research questions. We typically don’t do research for our patrons, so at the beginning, our mantra was, “Please hold until the world returns to normal.” Most patrons were happy... Continue reading “Genealogy in the Time of COVID”

LGBTQ+ Collections

Earlier this year, we began compiling a list of our LGBTQ+ collections for the Society of American Archivists (SAA) “Lavender Legacies” page.  This guide provides the “first formal and comprehensive guide to primary source material relating to the history and culture of lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender (LBGT) people held by repositories in North America.”... Continue reading “LGBTQ+ Collections”

North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection Report, 2019

The following is a report submitted for the annual meeting (July 2020) of the Association for Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions (ALABI). The North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection had another productive year for 2019. Among its activities were the following: Access: Wake Forest recently became a contributing institution to the American Theological Library Association... Continue reading “North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection Report, 2019”

NEW Online Research Instruction Resources from ZSR!

The ZSR Library has many new online research instruction resources to meet the needs of our students, faculty, and staff! We’ve been creating short videos for playlists on our YouTube Channel, adding modules to the WFU Canvas Commons, updating research guides with the latest APA and MLA style guide information, and before the semester begins,... Continue reading “NEW Online Research Instruction Resources from ZSR!”

ZSR Library’s Mis/disinformation Online Workshop Series-Summer 2020

The ZSR Library hosted a four-workshop series in June on mis/disinformation online. We’ve had an average of 42 attendees at each online workshop! They’ve been so successful we’ve decided to repeat the series in July! In August, Rosalind Tedford will be creating and leading a workshop on mis/disinformation around vaccines! We’ve also been posting videos... Continue reading “ZSR Library’s Mis/disinformation Online Workshop Series-Summer 2020”