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DH@Wake, August Edition!

ZSR Library is hosting its second DH@Wake Summer Institute this week, August 6-10, 2018. Participants will explore digital humanities tools and methods for research, working with ZSR librarians who support digitally-inflected scholarship at Wake Forest. We are excited to welcome our second faculty cohort and to hear more about their digital projects! Faculty Cohort Michaelle... more

OUTBREAK@ZSR! Humans v Zombies Gets an Upgrade!

On the evening of Friday, July 6th, the ZSR Library hosted our first game of OUTBREAK! for 90 students from the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute and almost 50 students from the WFU Debate Camp! This updated version of Humans v Zombies uses bright yellow foam balls to replace Nerf blasters, speeding up the game... more

What’s New in ZSR’s Digital Collections?

ZSR’s Digital Collections continues to grow. Over the summer we will be adding new collections, and ingesting new materials to current collections. Let’s take a look at some of the main projects we are working on. New Collection North Carolina Baptist Church and Association Files During the spring semester, we launched the North Carolina Baptist... more

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