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Transferring Records to the University Archives!

As we come to the end of the 2018 spring semester, the University Archives (Special Collections & Archives, 625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library) would like to remind all staff and faculty that we welcome the transfer of records and papers from university offices. We also encourage students to donate materials which document their time and... more

Wake Forest University Timeline

Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) has continued expanding the University Timeline for the history of Wake Forest. Timeline entries are drawn from numerous historical sources with the hope of providing a unique window into the past. Major timeline categories include athletics, departments and programs, diversity, “firsts”, international, student life, and traditions, among others, which... more

Newly Published Collections in Fall 2017

Once more, I’m excited to share the long list of collections that are newly processed or whose collection overviews and inventories have been updated in the past few months. Special Collections student workers spend most of their time on this, and I often do as well. Sometimes the process of creating these finding aids is... more

Newly Published Collections in Spring 2017

I’m excited to share the long lists of collections that are newly processed or whose collection overviews and inventories have been upgraded in the first five months of 2017. Eight student assistants work on processing Special Collections materials, along with myself and occasional assistance from the rest of the Special Collections team (archival work takes... more

History of Wake Forest University Timeline

Over the past several months, Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) has been creating and compiling (from numerous sources) a University Timeline documenting important events in Wake Forest history. Timeline entries were drawn from numerous historical sources and more recent timelines developed by students and faculty, with the hope of providing a unique window into... more

Transfer Your Records to the University Archives!

As we come to the end of the semester and the calendar year, please keep in mind that the University Archives welcomes the transfer of records and papers from university offices and faculty. While reviewing your files, please keep us in mind as a repository for Wake Forest-related records. The mission of the University Archives... more

What’s In a Name?: The Legacy of Ed Christman

Edgar D. Christman joined the Wake Forest community in 1947, when he enrolled at a college that he had never seen. Christman remained with Wake Forest from then on, leaving only to earn masters degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary. In his chaplaincy, spanning from 1969 to 2003, Christman was renown... more

Buildings & Roads of WFU: A Student Perspective

Did you ever wonder who Jasper Memory was? Or want to know more about Bostwick Residence Hall? We have got the online exhibit for you! Special Collections & Archives is excited to release Buildings & Roads of Wake Forest University: A Student Perspective on our University’s History. This project started last summer when John Walsh, Class... more

Lots of New Finding Aids Online!

Special Collections and Archives has been very actively processing and re-processing collections over the past months and we are pleased to share the finding aids with our public! As part of our collections overhaul and shifting project, manuscript collections 1-11 have been reviewed, processed, and have had finding aids published: Account Books, Fayetteville, Cumberland County,... more

Wake Forest’s Endangered Artifact

Special Collections and Archives is honored to be included in the North Carolina Preservation Consortium’s list of North Carolina’s Most Endangered Artifacts. You may have already ready about the “discovery” of our Philomathesian Banner in Wake Forest Magazine. You can read more about the history of the banner and the plans for conservation as well as... more