Special Collections Calendar

Upcoming Events & Exhibits in Special Collections & Archives

  • 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States declaration of war on Germany, which sent thousands of Americans to the front lines in France. The American soldiers, nurses, doctors, volunteers, and others who experienced the Great War came home profoundly changed, and this exhibit traces the effects of the war experience on the art and literature of the 1920s and 30s. The exhibit is on view in the Special Collections & Archives reading room (ZSR 625) and is open to the public 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Mondays Fridays throughout the fall semester. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. Class visits and guided tours are also available. Please contact archives@wfu.edu or call 336-758-6175 for more information.
  • Please join Special Collections & Archives and Piedmont Opera as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entrance into World War I. This will be an opportunity to view the SCA exhibit "Testaments of War: World War I in Literature, Art, and Memoir" which includes rare items from the collection. Please come and learn more about other collaborative programming being offered this fall, including additional SCA exhibits and Piedmont Opera's performances of the World War I opera "Silent Night." Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music, the opera is based on historical events and depicts a spontaneous 1915 Christmas truce between combatants on the Western front. There will be a program and brief musical performance at 4:30 p.m. and refreshments.
  • Special Collections & Archives (625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library) will host a special Ghost Reading on October 30 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. featuring spooky poetry and scary stories. Hear guest readers, partake of refreshments, make gothic-themed buttons, and feel free to join in and read some selections yourself!