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October is Queer History Month!

October is Queer History Month! October is also American Archives Month! Special Collections & Archives would like to draw your attention to all of the programming that the LGBTQ+ Center is hosting for Queer History Month in addition to their year round work. Special Collections & Archives works to preserve the archives and source materials... Continue reading “October is Queer History Month!”

70th Anniversary of Wake Forest Groundbreaking

Oct. 15 marks the 70th anniversary of the groundbreaking for Wake Forest’s campus in Winston-Salem. In 1951, Wake Forest President Harold Tribble was looking to do something that would send a clear signal that the move from Wake Forest, N.C., was going to happen. He parlayed Gordon Gray’s contacts from his time as a White... Continue reading “70th Anniversary of Wake Forest Groundbreaking”

Author Ed Southern, Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South

Join author Ed Southern as he talks about his new book Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South. Register for this event › (Zoom link will be sent closer to the event) Continue reading “Author Ed Southern, Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South”

History of Wake Forest Campus Style

Join Special Collections & Archives and the Wake Forest Historical Museum as we showcase campus styles over the decades. Featuring clothing, accessories, and photographs, we will highlight fashions and styles Wake Foresters have been sporting for decades. We hope you can join us for this fun virtual event! Register for this event › (Zoom link... Continue reading “History of Wake Forest Campus Style”

Creativity, History, and Zines: A Conversation with Archivists

Come join North Carolina Triad/Triangle archivists as they discuss the joy of zines—their construction, collection, and discovery as part of library collections, and what they represent for the communities and individuals who create them. Zines have long been a way for those marginalized by American society to have a voice of their own. They have... Continue reading “Creativity, History, and Zines: A Conversation with Archivists”

Deacon Brews: Come Join the ZSR Library at Wise Man Brewing

Popup Exhibit on WF Athletics October 21, 2021, 5-7PM 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 a Special Collections & Archives popup exhibit on WF Athletics, focusing on the 50th anniversary of women athletes as well as... Continue reading “Deacon Brews: Come Join the ZSR Library at Wise Man Brewing”

A Conversation with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

This event is free and open to the public. WFU ID or proof of Covid vaccination or 48-hour negative test is required for admission. Contact archives@wfu.edu for more information. Continue reading “A Conversation with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle”

Start of the Academic Year: Special Collections & Archives Information

With the start of a new school year, 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. Messages sent to this... Continue reading “Start of the Academic Year: Special Collections & Archives Information”

J. Barton Benson’s Family Visit to the Graylyn Estate Papers

Earlier this summer, Special Collections and Archives was contacted by Kathleen Hutton, Coordinator of House Experience, at The Graylyn Estate. Kathleen is a frequent user of The Graylyn Estate Collection, but this request was a little more in depth. She explained that the family of J. Barton Benson, master ironworker for the Graylyn Estate, would... Continue reading “J. Barton Benson’s Family Visit to the Graylyn Estate Papers”

Special Collections & Archives: New Collections (Summer 2021)

Special Collections & Archives is often busier during the spring and summer months as we receive new collection donations and transfers. Donors include university offices, Wake Forest alumni, and community members, and we appreciate them thinking of us as a repository home for their donations. Some of our newer collections are listed below, but please... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives: New Collections (Summer 2021)”