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Fall Events in Special Collections & Archives

Exhibit: The Art of Documentation: From Research to Publication June 1 – September 28 Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625) This exhibit introduces you to the wide range of WFU faculty expertise and experience in their areas of research. Different disciplines ranging from anthropology, chemistry, and history are presented. The exhibit includes primary... more

NC Baptist Historical Collection Update (Special Collections & Archives)

Special Collections & Archives (SCA) is well known for its North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection which contains materials on Southern, Missionary, Primitive, African-American, Union, and Alliance of Baptist churches. The collections include over 16,000 books, periodicals, association annuals and other printed materials, church records, association minutes, church vertical files, and more than 12,000 biographical folders... more

Newly Published and Updated Collections Are Available!

The school year has closed with Commencement Exercises on Monday, but here in Special Collections and Archives we are hard at work. This time of year, since our students are all off with summer adventures, I am checking on and closing out projects that they’ve completed across the semester. Frequently, in addition to the work... more

Telling a Tale of World War I: Using Storymap

Please join us in Special Collections & Archives on Thursday, February 8th at 3pm to learn about our most recent project. Follow along as we describe the discovery and donation of a WWI journal, the processing and transcription of the contents, and experience the final product an interactive map of the unidentified WWI soldier’s movement... more

Martin Luther King, Jr. at Wake Forest

[O]n Thursday, October 11, 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest College as part of the College Union Lecture Series.[i]  This was not the first time a black person had spoken on the campus, but it was the first time a black man had been invited to speak after... more

Resolution of Appreciation from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Last week, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina awarded Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections & Archives a resolution of appreciation. There was a small private ceremony attended by President Hatch, Provost Kersh, Dean Pyatt, and SCA Director Tanya Zanish-Belcher. We are honored for the recognition and will continue to provide excellent reference services to... more

Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding Symposium

This past Friday, Special Collections & Archives hosted over 30 archivists, curators, and development officers for the symposium “Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding.” Sponsored by ECS Conservation, Senior Conservator Matt Johnson worked with the SCA Team to develop the schedule and presentations. Attendees included representatives from East Carolina University, Elon University, Fayetteville University, Mint... more

WFU Homecoming 2017, Special Collections & Archives Edition

Happy Homecoming, Deacs! Special Collections & Archives has some fun and exciting events, exhibits, and collections that might make your pilgrimage back to Mother So Dear that much more nostalgic. Enjoy our Homecoming Open House or visit our World War 1 exhibit if you are on campus. If you didn’t make the trip this year,... more

Save the Date! Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding

Please save the date! On Friday, October 13, Special Collections & Archives (Z. Smith Reynolds Library), Wake Forest University, will host a day-long symposium, Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding. This event, sponsored by ECS Conservation (HF Group, Greensboro, NC), will bring together archivists, curators, and librarians to discuss various methods of engaging potential funding sources for... more

Announcing the Odessa A. Memory Collection of Riverton, N.C., History

John M. Memory recently donated a collection of materials compiled by his mother, Odessa A. Memory, to Special Collections & Archives, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.  These materials collected by Odessa Memory document people and places around the Riverton area, a rural part of Scotland County, North Carolina. The Odessa A. Memory Collection... more