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70th Anniversary of Wake Forest Groundbreaking

Oct. 15 marks the 70th anniversary of the groundbreaking for Wake Forest’s campus in Winston-Salem. In 1951, Wake Forest President Harold Tribble was looking to do something that would send a clear signal that the move from Wake Forest, N.C., was going to happen. He parlayed Gordon Gray’s contacts from his time as a White... Continue reading “70th Anniversary of Wake Forest Groundbreaking”

The ZSR Library’s Little Free Library Expands to THREE Locations!

In the Summer of 2021, with the help of an Innovation Grant from the Dean of ZSR, the ZSR Library’s Little Free Library expanded and moved into the 24-hour study space at the front of ZSR. (Shoutout to Bookmarks, our local, independent bookstore, for passing along “advance reader copies” [ARCs] to help stock the library... Continue reading “The ZSR Library’s Little Free Library Expands to THREE Locations!”

Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South 1813-1831

Mary Tribble (WF Senior Advisor for Engagement Strategies) is our guest blog post author this week and she will be sharing her journey over the past several years–a genealogical and research journey which resulted in her recent book Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South 1813-1831. Her research on Sally (and Samuel) Wait has great... Continue reading “Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South 1813-1831”

Author Ed Southern, Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South

Join author Ed Southern as he talks about his new book Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South. Register for this event › (Zoom link will be sent closer to the event) Continue reading “Author Ed Southern, Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South”

History of Wake Forest Campus Style

Join Special Collections & Archives and the Wake Forest Historical Museum as we showcase campus styles over the decades. Featuring clothing, accessories, and photographs, we will highlight fashions and styles Wake Foresters have been sporting for decades. We hope you can join us for this fun virtual event! Register for this event › (Zoom link... Continue reading “History of Wake Forest Campus Style”

Creativity, History, and Zines: A Conversation with Archivists

Come join North Carolina Triad/Triangle archivists as they discuss the joy of zines—their construction, collection, and discovery as part of library collections, and what they represent for the communities and individuals who create them. Zines have long been a way for those marginalized by American society to have a voice of their own. They have... Continue reading “Creativity, History, and Zines: A Conversation with Archivists”

Fall Workshops on Data, Copyright, & More

The Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication department in ZSR Library invites faculty, staff, and graduate students to join us for our fall workshops on data carpentry, qualitative research tools, and course materials & copyright. Each workshop will be offered twice, once virtually and once in person. Note that for virtual sessions, a Zoom link will... Continue reading “Fall Workshops on Data, Copyright, & More”

Graduate Student Thesis/Dissertation Retreat – Fall 2021

After postponing last year’s Fall Break Graduate Student Retreat to Spring Break 2021, and then moving it to Zoom, it was nice to hold a face-to-face fall retreat over fall break this year! On Thursday, Oct. 7th, the ZSR Library, along with the Graduate School, hosted our fifth annual research retreat for WFU graduate students.... Continue reading “Graduate Student Thesis/Dissertation Retreat – Fall 2021”

Recapping Study Sunday @ ZSR

Last Spring, while discussing ideas for “New Deac Week” outreach events, the ZSR Outreach Librarians and the ZSR Student Ambassadors began to form an idea to both promote the services of the ZSR Library and our campus partners like the Writing Center and the Bridge, while also helping encourage new students to use the library... Continue reading “Recapping Study Sunday @ ZSR”

Handmade: Sculpture from Wake Forest Art Collections (Special Collections & Archives)

Please come and see the newest SCA exhibit! Handmade: Sculpture from Wake Forest Art Collections connects seemingly disparate objects through various three-dimensional mediums. This exhibition features works across Wake Forest’s nine different collections which were collectively executed over several decades. With a shortage of dedicated space to display art on campus, this exhibition is a... Continue reading “Handmade: Sculpture from Wake Forest Art Collections (Special Collections & Archives)”