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ZSR Fall Services Update

Like the rest of campus, your ZSR Library has worked hard to adapt our services to support your teaching and learning needs while keeping you safe. Please keep in mind these are our plans based on current conditions. Our operations may need to adapt and change based on campus policies and public health guidelines. Building... Continue reading “ZSR Fall Services Update”

An Introduction to ZSR Library’s Rare Books Collection with Megan Mulder

Oct. 13, Tuesday 5:30: Special Collections Librarian Megan Mulder and An Introduction to Rare Books Registration Link Registration is required Did you know that Wake Forest’s library has a manuscript book made for French university students around 1240? Original 16th-18th century maps documenting the European colonization of North America? An 1855 first edition of Leaves of... Continue reading “An Introduction to ZSR Library’s Rare Books Collection with Megan Mulder”

Special Collections & Archives Update 2020

With the start of a new school year (even during a pandemic), we frequently hear: “So, I have a question for Special Collections & Archives, who should I contact first?” The first, best place to start is archives@wfu.edu, your go-to for anything e-mail and for referring reference questions, faculty requesting instruction for classes, or donations.... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Update 2020”

Reminder! Upcoming Program by Jenny Puckett (September 15)–you must register to attend!

Sept 15, Tuesday 5:30: Jenny R. Puckett and her new book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956 (In partnership with the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Registration: https://registration.secure.wfu.edu/thine-ancient-days-a-wfu-history-by-professor-jenny-puckett-0007313 Jenny Robinson Puckett graduated from Wake Forest University in 1971. After completing the Master of Arts degree at Middlebury College, she taught Spanish for many years at... Continue reading “Reminder! Upcoming Program by Jenny Puckett (September 15)–you must register to attend!”

New Remote Reference Options in Special Collections & Archives

As we all adjust to the “new normal,” Special Collections & Archives has been working to provide as many remote reference options as possible, while also protecting the health and safety of our employees and our patrons. You may have already read Finley’s wonderful blog post on “Genealogy in the Time of Covid” which highlights... Continue reading “New Remote Reference Options in Special Collections & Archives”

How to Reserve a Study Carrel

ZSR Library has decided to make all of the study carrels individually reservable, along with some of our formerly known as “group” study rooms. The rooms are reservable for a two hour maximum every day, and are meant to give students not only a place for individual study, but also a place where they can... Continue reading “How to Reserve a Study Carrel”

Sharing Our Digital Collections Metadata

Digitizing our collections and making them available via our online Digital Collections is a great way to broaden access to our unique collections physically housed in our Special Collections and Archives. Taking a step further to share our materials on other platforms helps expand access and discoverability even more. There are several organizations that partner... Continue reading “Sharing Our Digital Collections Metadata”

Jenny R. Puckett and Her New Book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956

Sept 15, Tuesday 5:30: Jenny R. Puckett and her new book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956 (In partnership with the Wake Forest Historical Museum) Registration: https://registration.secure.wfu.edu/thine-ancient-days-a-wfu-history-by-professor-jenny-puckett-0007313 Jenny Robinson Puckett graduated from Wake Forest University in 1971. After completing the Master of Arts degree at Middlebury College, she taught Spanish for many years at... Continue reading “Jenny R. Puckett and Her New Book, Thine Ancient Days: A WFU History, 1818-1956”

Genealogy in the Time of COVID

It seems like everyone’s favorite quarantine activity is genealogy. Since we were sequestered by Mother Nature in March, Special Collections & Archives has answered around 100 research questions. We typically don’t do research for our patrons, so at the beginning, our mantra was, “Please hold until the world returns to normal.” Most patrons were happy... Continue reading “Genealogy in the Time of COVID”

LGBTQ+ Collections

Earlier this year, we began compiling a list of our LGBTQ+ collections for the Society of American Archivists (SAA) “Lavender Legacies” page.  This guide provides the “first formal and comprehensive guide to primary source material relating to the history and culture of lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender (LBGT) people held by repositories in North America.”... Continue reading “LGBTQ+ Collections”