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Special Collections & Archives Homecoming 2022

Special Collections & Archives (SCA) had a very busy and productive Homecoming Weekend! In addition to hosting and sponsoring events, we also met with several donors who brought us more materials for the University Archives, which is always appreciated. On Thursday, Tanya hosted an event for WF alumnae and SCA donor Jane Crosthwaite (WF Class... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Homecoming 2022”

Great Houses and Their Stories: Winston-Salem’s Era of Success, 1912-1940

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Deacon Brews at Wise Man Brewing

Come join supporters of the ZSR Library for some refreshments and Wake Forest history at Wise Man Brewing. There will also be Special Collections & Archives popup exhibits on “Intersections: Roads of Honor” and “Deacon Women Through the Years” as well as 20 different beers on tap, including two local favorites, Mountain Calling and Body... Continue reading “Deacon Brews at Wise Man Brewing”

Special Collections & Archives Homecoming 2022

Homecoming 2022 Special Collections & Archives is very busy for Homecoming Weekend this year. All Homecoming events can be found on the 2022 Homecoming website, but we’ll share a little more about our programming below. Pop-In Oral History Interviews Friday, September 16, 9A.M – 12 P.M. Saturday, September 17, 9A.M – 12 P.M. Location: Benson... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Homecoming 2022”

Naomi Novik: Bookmarks Festival Authors in Schools

ZSR will be hosting best-selling fantasy author Naomi Novik on Friday, September 23, at 4:00 p.m. in Special Collections & Archives (room 625). She’ll be giving a talk and signing books as part of the Bookmarks Festival Authors-in-Schools program. This event is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff (and their friends and... Continue reading “Naomi Novik: Bookmarks Festival Authors in Schools”

Our Story of Faith: The Challenge and Joy of Writing The History of Wake Forest Baptist Church

Recording available here. How does one begin writing a church history? In 2020 the first book-length history of Wake Forest Baptist Church was published. In this talk, Dr. Shaun Price will address how he went about the process of writing Our Story of Faith: The History of Wake Forest Baptist Church. Particular attention will be given to the early... Continue reading “Our Story of Faith: The Challenge and Joy of Writing The History of Wake Forest Baptist Church”

Songs for Dr. Ed Wilson

In December 2020, Special Collections & Archives was 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 overwhelming response... Continue reading “Songs for Dr. Ed Wilson”

Farewell to Mika Payden-Travers from Special Collections & Archives, but Not Good-bye!

For the past four years, Special Collections & Archives has had the great good fortune to work closely with the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Development Officer, Mika Payden-Travers. Mika was and is a superstar when it comes to connecting donors with their donation dreams, and helped SCA collaborate with them to achieve their vision. Thanks... Continue reading “Farewell to Mika Payden-Travers from Special Collections & Archives, but Not Good-bye!”

Recent Presentation by Mary Tribble: From Her Hand: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South

Special Collections & Archives hosted our first in-person (and livestreamed) event in two years earlier this week. Mary Tribble spoke about her ancestor Sarah “Sally” Wait, in her talk From Her Hand: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South. Mary recently published Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South, 1813-1831, based in large part on the manuscripts... Continue reading “Recent Presentation by Mary Tribble: From Her Hand: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South”

I’m A Woman, Phenomenally: A History of Wake Forest Women

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