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Special Collections & Archives Summer 2021 Reopening

Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library Room 625) is pleased to announce our plans to reopen to the public on June 1, 2021 through August 12, 2021, with the following requirements: Appointments are required. Fill out this request form to schedule an appointment. Walk-in researchers will not be admitted. Masks are required. Cleaning station and... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Summer 2021 Reopening”

Talking “Pandemic Perseverance: Art, Memory, and Mindfulness”

I was recently asked by members of the Charlotte-area Metrolina Library Association to participate in a panel titled “Pandemic Perseverance: Art, Memory, and Mindfulness.” I talked about starting and continuing work on Special Collections and Archives’ Deacon Experiences during COVID-19 collection, which we started collecting online last April. The two other panelists were Leslie Strauss,... Continue reading “Talking “Pandemic Perseverance: Art, Memory, and Mindfulness””

Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest

View recording here Title: Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest Presenters: Megan Mulder, Special Collections Librarian; and Dr. Jefferson Holdridge, Professor of English Literature and Director of the Wake Forest University Press Did you know that Wake Forest is a center for Irish studies in the United States? ZSR Library holds the archives... Continue reading “Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest”

Glimpses of Gertrude: Piecing Together the Life of a Vaudeville Performer

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 4pm via Zoom Recording of the event can be found here. Sunny Stalter-Pace will discuss her recent biography of vaudevillian Gertrude Hoffmann, whose scrapbooks and diaries are held by Special Collections & Archives at the ZSR Library. Gertrude Hoffmann made her name in the early twentieth century as an imitator, copying highbrow... Continue reading “Glimpses of Gertrude: Piecing Together the Life of a Vaudeville Performer”

From Tigers to Speedos: Athletic Artifacts from Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) and the Wake Forest Historical Museum

Recording of the event can be found her. Join us for an exploration of artifacts and 3-dimensional objects in the holdings of both ZSR Library’s Special Collections & Archives and the Wake Forest Historical Museum. We will be sharing a wide variety of athletics uniforms, equipment, photographs, and memorabilia from the old and new campus,... Continue reading “From Tigers to Speedos: Athletic Artifacts from Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) and the Wake Forest Historical Museum”

Comacina: Improvisations and Variations, An Exhibit by Paul Bright with Opening Reception and Talk

Comacina: Improvisations and Variations, an exhibit by Paul Bright January 19, 2021 – July 30, 2021 ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives (Room 625) Curated by Paul Bright This exhibition centers on artist Paul Bright’s residence on the island of Comacina in the summer of 2018, which resulted in an artist’s book, [im]provvisorio. Beginning Jan. 19;... Continue reading “Comacina: Improvisations and Variations, An Exhibit by Paul Bright with Opening Reception and Talk”

Special Collections & Archives Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Over the years, we have written a few blog posts about the speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made in Wait Chapel on October 11, 1962 (see here, here, and here). This is a proud moment in Wake Forest’s history and we enjoy having patrons request to listen to the audio recording. In addition to... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day”

Songs of Wake Forest with Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson

Songs of Wake Forest with Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson Friday, December 11 at 3:30 pm – YouTube premier ZSR Library Special Collections and Archives is celebrating Songs of Wake Forest, the latest book by Dr. Edwin G. Wilson. Ed Wilson’s relationship with Wake Forest, which began when he entered the College as a freshman in... Continue reading “Songs of Wake Forest with Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson”

Wake Forest College and The Spanish Flu

This blog post was written by SCA student employee Katie Lawrence. This year looks very different than we’re used to in the Forest. Most classes are online, masks are required, and the campus feels different than it has in the past. COVID-19 has turned this semester upside down, but Wake students have persisted in the... Continue reading “Wake Forest College and The Spanish Flu”

Reminder: Register for Dr. Sam Gladding’s Presention, November 10, 2020

Join us for our third Special Collections & Archives fall program: Off the Courthouse Square: A Memoir of My Life Up to Age 21 with Dr. Sam Gladding Tuesday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET (Registration required) Join ZSR Special Collections and Archives, in partnership with Bookmarks, Winston-Salem’s independent bookstore and non-profit literary society, where... Continue reading “Reminder: Register for Dr. Sam Gladding’s Presention, November 10, 2020”