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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

Congratulations to Special Collections & Archives graduates! #WFUGrad

A huge congratulations to our four graduating seniors! Kelli Johnson, Mia Harris, Tara Coady, and Juno Zhu have dedicated time from their busy schedules and studies to work in Special Collections & Archives. We are sad to see them graduate, but know they all have very bright futures ahead of them. All of us here in... more

What Are You Working On? with Juno Zhu

Today we’re highlighting our last student assistant for this school year – our fourth graduating student assistant, Juno Zhu. Juno began working for us last summer and acclimated quickly to archival work tasks. Here is what she has to say about her work here: My name is Juno Zhu and I am a senior majoring... more

What Are You Working On? with Tara Coady

Special Collections & Archives would like to continue highlighting the extensive work that our student assistants do on a daily basis to help us provide access to the records of the University and other manuscript collections. Soon-to-graduate senior Tara Coady began working with us in Special Collections & Archives as a student assistant in 2016,... more

National Poetry Month

The following post was written by our friends at the Wake Forest University Press, the premiere publisher of Irish Poetry in North America. We thank Fahad Rahmat and Rachel Stewart for their collaboration and engaging blog post! National Poetry Month is the largest celebration of literature on the globe. The month of April is meant... more

Reminder: Time to Transfer Records and Papers to the University Archives

As we come to the end of the semester and the academic year, 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... more

Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards added to Deeply Rooted

ZSR’s Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards digital collection was recently added to the Deeply Rooted shared digital collection project, spearheaded by the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). We submitted the Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards last month following ASERL’s call for content. This collaborative effort consists of “primary source research materials describing economic, technological,... 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

Caring For Our Collections: A Day in the Life of a Preservation Librarian

Caring For Our Collections: A Day in the Life of a Preservation Librarian Have you ever made a list of all the things you do in a day or a week? How well do we understand our jobs? How well do our supervisors and colleagues understand what each of us do? This idea was the... more

8th Annual Senior Showcase on April 18

The 8th Annual Senior Showcase will be held at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 3 p.m. Honoring the exemplary research endeavors of undergraduate students in their final year at Wake Forest, faculty advisers nominated students for the Showcase in mid-March, and winners were selected by a panel of library... more


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