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Glimpses of Gertrude: Piecing Together the Life of a Vaudeville Performer

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 4pm via Zoom Recording of the event can be found here. Sunny Stalter-Pace will discuss her recent biography of vaudevillian Gertrude Hoffmann, whose scrapbooks and diaries are held by Special Collections & Archives at the ZSR Library. Gertrude Hoffmann made her name in the early twentieth century as an imitator, copying highbrow... Continue reading “Glimpses of Gertrude: Piecing Together the Life of a Vaudeville Performer”

What Are You Working On? with Erin Byrd

We always love to share blog posts from our Special Collections & Archives student assistants, and this spring is no exception. Even now, when most of our work is being done remotely and away from each other, they are doing so much to make archives collections accessible. Today’s post comes from sophomore Erin Byrd, who... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? with Erin Byrd”

The Shape of Emotions, a DH@Wake Event

Please join us on March 9, 4:00-5:00 pm, for a DH@Wake Speaker Series Event, The Shape of Emotions: A Sentiment Analysis of Cicero’s Speeches in Latin. Dr. Caitlin Marley, Department of World Languages and Cultures at Bowling Green State University, will share her research on Marcus Tullius Cicero, in which she applies distant reading techniques... Continue reading “The Shape of Emotions, a DH@Wake Event”

ZSR Reopens at 4pm on Sunday

ZSR will reopen for student use at 4pm on Sunday, February 21. We will resume our regular operating hours. Some of our more remote areas of the library (Reynolds room 611 and Wilson wing, level 1) will be unavailable as study space, but we will continue to have nearly 300 socially distanced spaces for students.... Continue reading “ZSR Reopens at 4pm on Sunday”

SCA Resources for Black History Month

Blog post written by SCA student employee Kendall John. From ZSR Special Collections & Archives, happy Black History Month! The month of February is all about learning about Black history and celebrating Black excellence, and to help you do that, we have compiled some fascinating history from the archives of Wake Forest University. While thinking... Continue reading “SCA Resources for Black History Month”

From Tigers to Speedos: Athletic Artifacts from Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) and the Wake Forest Historical Museum

Recording of the event can be found her. Join us for an exploration of artifacts and 3-dimensional objects in the holdings of both ZSR Library’s Special Collections & Archives and the Wake Forest Historical Museum. We will be sharing a wide variety of athletics uniforms, equipment, photographs, and memorabilia from the old and new campus,... Continue reading “From Tigers to Speedos: Athletic Artifacts from Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) and the Wake Forest Historical Museum”

Love Data Week 2021

Research data curation aims to give scholarly data context and ongoing care. Curation is a critical part of making data available and understandable to the researchers who collect it and to the broader scholarly community. Data curators have been working hard to ensure that the datasets associated with scholarly research live on and are “FAIR”... Continue reading “Love Data Week 2021”

Improving Accessibility in Virtual Spaces

For almost a year, we’ve been rushing from one virtual meeting to the next, and learning to schedule and host Zoom meetings as we go. One aspect of organizing virtual events that may get lost in the rush to learn and adapt to new technologies is accessibility. The Wake Forest Accessible Working Content Group has... Continue reading “Improving Accessibility in Virtual Spaces”

Restricted Access to ZSR

Access to ZSR Library is currently restricted due to University health concerns. Continue reading “Restricted Access to ZSR”

ZSR Services Available During Restricted Access

During times of more restricted access where COVID protocols impact library operations and access, there are still many ways you can get help from the library. Requests & Pickup Request items from the library catalog. They will be pulled and put in the smart lockers, in the 24/7 room at the front of the library... Continue reading “ZSR Services Available During Restricted Access”