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Save the Dates! Spring 2018 ZSR Events Round-Up

Your friendly ZSR Librarians & Library Ambassadors have planned an event-filled Spring– make sure to save the dates for these awesome library events! For more upcoming library events, check out our calendar. January Library Lecture Series- Rose O’Brien: MLK “Building the Dream” Lecture  (Jan. 25th, 4:00 pm) Humans vs. Zombies (Jan. 26th, 7:30-9:00 pm) Library Lecture... more

Martin Luther King, Jr. at Wake Forest

[O]n Thursday, October 11, 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest College as part of the College Union Lecture Series.[i]  This was not the first time a black person had spoken on the campus, but it was the first time a black man had been invited to speak after... more

Redesign of Digital Collections Homepage

If you have recently visited our Digital Collections, chances are that you noticed our newly designed homepage. With a growing collection of over 56,000 items to explore, we anticipate the redesign to enhance navigation of the site for researchers. The redesign was implemented through collaboration with our Digitization Committee and Kevin Gilbertson, ZSR’s web services... more

Thank You to Our Students!

Another semester in the books, another opportunity to thank our student workers who help Special Collections & Archives in many capacities. They support our professional staff’s work related to moving collections, repairing and creating special housing for materials (especially books), describing and organizing materials, putting those descriptions online so they’re easier to find and understand,... more

Cans for Fines Food Drive: December 5-December 16

Got fines and a desire to help the hungry in our community? The Z. Smith Reynolds Library will accept cans of sealed, non-expired food as payment for overdue fines.  For each can of food donated, $1 will be waived from your library fines.  (No maximum.)  The program will run from December 5-December 16.  Cans donated... more

Thanksgiving Saturday Lunch at ZSR – 2017 Edition

Since Thanksgiving 2013, ZSR has hosted a meal in the Library on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for students who remain on campus while food services are closed.  In 2013 we tried “dinner and a movie” with pizza and “The Avengers” in the ZSR Auditorium. From 2014-2016 we offered sandwiches from Jimmy John’s for lunch on... 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

Transferring Records to the University Archives–It’s That Time of Year!

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

Intellectual Wellbeing Month

During the month of November, the WFU Office of Wellbeing recognizes Intellectual Wellbeing as the Dimension of the month! This is a month to expand your mind and broaden your horizons. Don’t let your curiosity end with lectures and textbooks– use this month to find the answer to a question you’ve always had, learn a... more

A New Cart for Special Collections

We in Special Collections recently pulled a bit of a MacGyver to help transport oversize paper items a bit more easily, and Preservation Librarian Craig Fansler and I are here to boast about it. When historians think of archives, they often think of labeled boxes full of labeled folders, perhaps not easy to carry but... more