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Student Spotlight: Digitizing Eight Years of Old Gold & Black

Lawton Manning has worked in ZSR’s Digitization Lab since his freshman year. He has performed digitization and completed metadata on several projects, beginning with the University and N.C. Baptist Biographical Files Collection. He even remembers the name of the first person’s file that he digitized. “I remember the first file I worked on was that... more

Newly Published and Updated Collections, Winter 2019

I know it’s February but – happy new year! I’m here to provide a look at some newly published or recently updated finding aids for Special Collections and Archives manuscript and University records. Just in case your New Year’s resolutions include archival research, here are some collections that might attract your attention. The following is... more

SCA’s New Baptist Portal!

As SCA continues to expand access to its Baptist collections from sources throughout North Carolina, including analog (paper), digitized, and born-digital in varying formats and hosted by different sources, we knew we needed an easy and user-friendly way for our researchers to find what they needed. A new Portal would include links to online digital... more

Well Crafted NC: Documenting the Craft Beer Industry

ZSR’s Special Collections & Archives hosted Erin Lawrimore, UNCG University Archivist and Associate Professor, who presented yesterday on the project “Well Crafted NC: Documenting the Craft Beer Industry: The History, Business, and Culture of NC Beer.” Increasingly, archives and archivists are partnering with community businesses and organizations to document their shared history. An audience of... more

OUTBREAK at ZSR – Spring 2019

On Friday, January 18th, 51 students joined volunteers from the ZSR Library for two fun, fast-paced games of OUTBREAK! We left our Nerf Blasters at home and yellow foam balls became the necessary item to stop the zombie horde! We couldn’t host these events without our dedicated volunteers from the ZSR staff and faculty! We... more

Celebrating the Public Domain

January means new things: new year, new semester, new entries to the public domain. Wait, what was that last one? The public domain? January 1, 2019 marked the first time in more than 20 years that an entire year’s worth of copyrighted works entered the public domain. Until this year, the public domain had essentially... more

Martin Luther King, Jr. visits Wait Chapel, October, 1962

[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

New Year, New Search Results Page!

We’re always looking for ways to improve your library experience. For the past year we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to design a new search results page that makes it easier for you to discover all that the ZSR library has to offer. After lots of design changes and extensive testing, we’re ready to... more

2018: The Year in Reading

As 2018 comes to an end, let’s take a moment to remember the year in reading! The following titles from our Browsing Collection represent books that were frequently checked out by members of our reading community in the past year. Browsing Book with most checkouts of 2018 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Frequently checked... more

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,... more