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Be Kind, Please Rewind: University Athletics A/V Materials

Before stay-at-home orders were issued, special collections and archives received a large donation of materials from the University Athletics Department. The donation itself was no surprise, however, it came roughly one month before the campus had to be cleared of all non-essential personnel due to COVID-19 safety measures. Before the actual drop-off SCA was expecting... Continue reading “Be Kind, Please Rewind: University Athletics A/V Materials”

Genealogy in the Time of COVID

It seems like everyone’s favorite quarantine activity is genealogy. Since we were sequestered by Mother Nature in March, Special Collections & Archives has answered around 100 research questions. We typically don’t do research for our patrons, so at the beginning, our mantra was, “Please hold until the world returns to normal.” Most patrons were happy... Continue reading “Genealogy in the Time of COVID”

Congratulations to the SCA UNCG MLIS Graduates!

Congratulations to the SCA (Special Collections & Archives) UNCG (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Studies) graduates Ashelee Gerald Hill and Finley Turner! Graduating in May 2019 and May 2018 respectively, Ashelee and Finley have also been working part time in Special Collections & Archives, proving themselves invaluable information... Continue reading “Congratulations to the SCA UNCG MLIS Graduates!”

Anna Hathcock Reports Her Experience Working in the Preservation Lab

Anna Hathcock Preservation Students Write about the Training and Experiences I asked my student assistants to write about their training experiences in Preservation. I have asked each one to write a short paragraph about their work experience. These students do great work and learn through experience the basic principles and best practices of Preservation and... Continue reading “Anna Hathcock Reports Her Experience Working in the Preservation Lab”

What Are You Working On: A Graduate Student Spring Breaks at WFU

Special Collections and Archives was pleased to host a graduate student from University of North Carolina at Greensboro over their spring break, something we’ve been able to do the past few years. This year, Damiana Fortenberry worked with Public Services Archivist Rebecca May and Preservation Library Craig Fansler across the week. Here’s more about her... Continue reading “What Are You Working On: A Graduate Student Spring Breaks at WFU”

The Empowerment within University Archives: A Goodbye from Anna Hathcock

One of our students is graduating at the end of this semester and we wanted to bring our readers one last post about her work here. Senior Anna Hathcock has been with SCA since the fall of 2016 and has worked in nearly all aspects of SCA: public service at our reference desk, collections processing,... Continue reading “The Empowerment within University Archives: A Goodbye from Anna Hathcock”

Tales from Summer: Unexpected Encounters with “Common” Objects

Senior Anna Hathcock, a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives who is often found at our reference desk, had some archives-related adventures on a research trip this summer. She graciously agreed to detail some bits about her trip and experience here, so read on! This summer, I was in Stockholm, Sweden for 11 weeks... Continue reading “Tales from Summer: Unexpected Encounters with “Common” Objects”

What Are You Working On? With Natalie Cascario

Yesterday was the last day of classes here at WFU and today, ZSR Library is hosting its traditional end of semester pizza party to thank our students. So we at Special Collections and Archives are saying goodbye to our student assistants who are graduating and moving on from Mother, So Dear. We have a pair... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? With Natalie Cascario”

What Are You Working On? With Megan Nigro

Thank you to our latest student assistant blogger, Megan Nigro, who is here to talk about her time and work in Special Collections & Archives.  Hi everyone! My name is Megan Nigro, and I am a senior at Wake majoring in sociology and minoring in dance, philosophy, and neuroscience. These academic commitments and my extra-curricular... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? With Megan Nigro”

What Are You Working On? With Anna Hathcock

Thank you to our latest student assistant blogger, Anna Hathcock, who is here to talk about her time and work in Special Collections & Archives, and how it has illuminated her career path. Take it away, Anna! Hello! My name is Anna Hathcock and I am a junior studying religion here at Wake Forest. I’ve... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? With Anna Hathcock”