Exhibits in Special Collections

Here @ ZSR

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

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

Worth a Thousand Words: Ken Bennett’s Photographs of ZSR

Special Collections & Archives is honored to host a selection of photography from University Photographer Ken Bennett. The exhibit will be up in the Special Collections & Archives Research Room (ZSR 625) through December 31st. Artist’s Statement: The photographs in this exhibit all have a common theme: they include the Z. Smith Reynolds library in... more

Buildings & Roads of WFU: A Student Perspective

Did you ever wonder who Jasper Memory was? Or want to know more about Bostwick Residence Hall? We have got the online exhibit for you! Special Collections & Archives is excited to release Buildings & Roads of Wake Forest University: A Student Perspective on our University’s History. This project started last summer when John Walsh, Class... more

Dream Big: Commencement at Wake Forest University Through the Years

Special Collections and Archives is honored to recognize the Class of 2014 with a new exhibit “Dream Big: Commencement at Wake Forest University Through the Years.” Commencement is the culmination of years of academic work, when Wake Forest graduates are recognized and introduced to the wider world. “Dream Big” is a visually dynamic exhibit featuring... more

Letters in Lead: Moveable Type and the Books It Created

The invention of a practical method for printing with moveable type was a watershed event in European history. From Johannes Gutenberg’s first metal types in the mid-15th century to letterpress printing of today, printers and type designers have practiced their craft to create texts that are both legible and beautiful. Letters in Lead, the current... more

N.C. Archives Week!

It is Archives Week in North Carolina! This year’s theme, “Home Grown! A Celebration of NC Food Culture and History” provides a wonderful opportunity for institutions across the state to highlight materials in their archives as well as create local connections. Here at ZSR, our student Brittany put up a small exhibit in the entrance-way... more

Boccaccio and 14th Century Florence Exhibit

For several months, I’ve been working with Wake Forest Professor Roberta Morosini, a Medievalist, on an exhibit about Boccaccio and the “Trecento” (14th century). The exhibit focuses on stories from Giovanni Boccaccio‘s most well known work, The Decameron. The Decameron, which was written in 1350, means ’10 days’ in Greek, and consists of a set... more

New Samuel and Sally Wait Exhibit in the Atrium

Special Collections is happy to announce a new exhibit in the small case in the atrium. The exhibit highlights the Samuel and Sally Wait Collection and shows examples of their letters from Wait. It also includes Samuel’s walking stick and reading glasses. Take a look when you get a chance! more

Archives Week Exhibit and Documenting Diversity Event

Archives Week 2012 is October 22-28 and Special Collections student, Brittany Newberry has designed an exhibit to celebrate this event. Archives Week is an annual, week-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people. The events are a celebration... more