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Telling a Tale of WWI: Mapping a Soldier’s Journal

This blog post is written about a joint project with contributors: SCA volunteer Nancy Sullivan, Collections Archivist Stephanie Bennett, Digital Humanities Research Designer Carrie Johnston, and Public Services Archivist Rebecca May.  Nancy It may seem strange for me to start by confessing a few things. But for you to understand the hows and whys of... more

ZSR Outstanding Employees of the Year Underscore Annual Luncheon

Z. Smith Reynolds Library held its annual Employee Recognition Luncheon on May 25 to acknowledge the great work faculty and staff accomplished this academic year. The underscore of the gathering was the announcement of ZSR’s Outstanding Faculty Employee of the Year, and Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year. The event was organized by ZSR’s Employee... more

ABCs of Special Collections: K is for…

This ABCs blog post was written by Nancy Sullivan, Volunteer in Special Collections & Archives. K is for… Kenneth Tyson Raynor Papers Kenneth Tyson Raynor was born in 1890 in the small eastern NC town of Colerain, NC. He finished high school there and then arrived at Wake Forest College in 1910 at the age... more

Newly Published and Updated Collections Are Available!

The school year has closed with Commencement Exercises on Monday, but here in Special Collections and Archives we are hard at work. This time of year, since our students are all off with summer adventures, I am checking on and closing out projects that they’ve completed across the semester. Frequently, in addition to the work... more

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

DH@Wake is Around the Corner!

ZSR Library will be hosting the first DH@Wake Summer Institute, May 14-18, 2018. We are excited to announce the first DH@Wake cohort, as well as the events and instruction planned for the week! Faculty Cohort Alessandra Von Burg, Communication Molly Knight, German and Russian T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Classical Languages Mary Good, Anthropology Carmen Perez-Munoz, Spanish and... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

Deadline Approaching for DH@Wake Summer Institute Registration

The deadline to register for the inaugural DH@Wake Summer Institute is quickly approaching. Register by April 7th to ensure your spot in one of two Institutes: May 14-18 OR August 6-10. Participants will receive at $500 stipend for attending this week-long workshop, where you will explore applications for text mining, digital mapping, online exhibits, and... more