Exhibits in Special Collections

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Paper Trails on the Silk Road

The Silk Road – the term coined in the 19th century for the network of Central Asian trade routes that flourished between roughly 200 B.C.E. and 1400 C.E. – today conjures up images of camel caravans carrying exotic luxury goods like silks, spices, porcelain, and perfumes. But the most important trade good on the Silk... Continue reading “Paper Trails on the Silk Road”

Exhibit Commemorates World War I

In 1917, the United States Congress approved a resolution declaring war on the German empire, and Americans suddenly became active participants in the Great War raging in Europe. The First World War was a watershed event in American and world history, and ZSR Special Collections & Archives commemorates the war’s 100th anniversary with an exhibit... Continue reading “Exhibit Commemorates World War I”

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 Bar and Beer Company, Piedmont Craftsman, and SECCA. Our most recent collaboration is with Winston-Salem’s Piedmont Opera, whose mission... Continue reading “SCA & Piedmont Opera: Commemoration of World War I”

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... Continue reading “Caring For Our Collections: A Day in the Life of a Preservation Librarian”

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,... Continue reading “Tales of Terror! Gothic fiction on exhibit in Special Collections”

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... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives: Presenting Piedmont Craftsmen and Poe!”

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... Continue reading “Closing soon: What’s in a Name? The Legacy of Ed Christman”

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... Continue reading “African-American Poetry Pamphlets”

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... Continue reading “What’s In a Name?: The Legacy of Ed Christman”

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... Continue reading “Bible Versals Exhibit”