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An Introduction to ZSR Library’s Rare Books Collection with Megan Mulder

Oct. 13, Tuesday 5:30: Special Collections Librarian Megan Mulder and An Introduction to Rare Books Registration Link Registration is required Did you know that Wake Forest’s library has a manuscript book made for French university students around 1240? Original 16th-18th century maps documenting the European colonization of North America? An 1855 first edition of Leaves of... Continue reading “An Introduction to ZSR Library’s Rare Books Collection with Megan Mulder”

Reminder! Upcoming Program by Jenny Puckett (September 15)–you must register to attend!

Sept 15, Tuesday 5:30: Jenny R. Puckett and her new book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956 (In partnership with the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Registration: https://registration.secure.wfu.edu/thine-ancient-days-a-wfu-history-by-professor-jenny-puckett-0007313 Jenny Robinson Puckett graduated from Wake Forest University in 1971. After completing the Master of Arts degree at Middlebury College, she taught Spanish for many years at... Continue reading “Reminder! Upcoming Program by Jenny Puckett (September 15)–you must register to attend!”

New Remote Reference Options in Special Collections & Archives

As we all adjust to the “new normal,” Special Collections & Archives has been working to provide as many remote reference options as possible, while also protecting the health and safety of our employees and our patrons. You may have already read Finley’s wonderful blog post on “Genealogy in the Time of Covid” which highlights... Continue reading “New Remote Reference Options in Special Collections & Archives”

Jenny R. Puckett and Her New Book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956

Jenny R. Puckett and her new book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956 (In partnership with the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Jenny Robinson Puckett graduated from Wake Forest University in 1971. After completing the Master of Arts degree at Middlebury College, she taught Spanish for many years at the high school and college levels. ... Continue reading “Jenny R. Puckett and Her New Book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956”

LGBTQ+ Collections

Earlier this year, we began compiling a list of our LGBTQ+ collections for the Society of American Archivists (SAA) “Lavender Legacies” page.  This guide provides the “first formal and comprehensive guide to primary source material relating to the history and culture of lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender (LBGT) people held by repositories in North America.”... Continue reading “LGBTQ+ Collections”

NEW Online Research Instruction Resources from ZSR!

The ZSR Library has many new online research instruction resources to meet the needs of our students, faculty, and staff! We’ve been creating short videos for playlists on our YouTube Channel, adding modules to the WFU Canvas Commons, updating research guides with the latest APA and MLA style guide information, and before the semester begins,... Continue reading “NEW Online Research Instruction Resources from ZSR!”

ZSR Library’s Mis/disinformation Online Workshop Series-Summer 2020

The ZSR Library hosted a four-workshop series in June on mis/disinformation online. We’ve had an average of 42 attendees at each online workshop! They’ve been so successful we’ve decided to repeat the series in July! In August, Rosalind Tedford will be creating and leading a workshop on mis/disinformation around vaccines! We’ve also been posting videos... Continue reading “ZSR Library’s Mis/disinformation Online Workshop Series-Summer 2020”

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Resources in Special Collections & Archives

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Special Collections & Archives recently published an online subject guide to Earth Day and Sustainability. The guide includes links to primary source material throughout our collections documenting the beginnings of the environmental movement through today. These include items available online as well as located in our... Continue reading “Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Resources in Special Collections & Archives”

Special Collections & Archives Update 3/16/2020

Following the lead of Wake Forest University’s Coronavirus actions, as well as the decisions that the ZSR Library as a whole are making about hours and access, Special Collections & Archives is closed to the public. We recommend checking the website (zsr.wfu.edu/special), or sending an email (archives@wfu.edu) to ask questions or begin your research. Special Collections... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Update 3/16/2020”

Special Collections & Archives Updates and Revised Hours, March 16-20

As the Wake Forest University campus charts its way forward during COVID-19 here are some specific updates for Special Collections & Archives (SCA). ZSR Library will stay on spring break hours through March 22, and during that time period SCA will be open by appointment only, 9-5 (Monday-Friday). Check our website for updates and the... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Updates and Revised Hours, March 16-20”