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The Life of Maya Angelou: Special Collections & Archives Resources

Maya Angelou was an author, poet, singer, screen director, playwright, and dancer. In 1969 she published I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of her autobiographical works, for which she is best known. Angelou went on to publish four more books of memoirs, as well as many volumes of poetry. In 1993 she... Continue reading “The Life of Maya Angelou: Special Collections & Archives Resources”

Book Recommendations from Our Summer Reading Social

To kick off the start of summer reading season, ZSR librarians hosted a virtual Summer Reading Social on Tuesday, May 5th. This inaugural program allowed us to share our favorite titles from the past year and offer literary genre recommendations. Participants were also eager to share favorite titles and suggested reads for summer. We had... Continue reading “Book Recommendations from Our Summer Reading Social”

Remote Access to Library Materials: April 2020

Additional publishers now provide fulltext access via Google Scholar CASA and via your WFU login. Continue reading “Remote Access to Library Materials: April 2020”

Share Words of Encouragement!

YOU CAN DO IT! Exam week is just around the corner! And during this time of stress and uncertainty, we’re asking our community members to share their favorite quotes and words of encouragement for anyone gearing up to take the final exams. Your words of encouragement will be shared with students during exam week. Share... Continue reading “Share Words of Encouragement!”

Deacon Experiences: COVID-19

As we live through historic times, this is a good reminder about the value of the archives in chronicling recorded history. Archives are often thought of as old and dusty, when they are actually the representation of a current moment long past. We all “participate” in history, but we usually don’t think about our experience... Continue reading “Deacon Experiences: COVID-19”

Access Problems, April 15, 2020

Campus VPN and authentication issues are affecting access to library resources. Continue reading “Access Problems, April 15, 2020”

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Resources in Special Collections & Archives

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Special Collections & Archives recently published an online subject guide to Earth Day and Sustainability. The guide includes links to primary source material throughout our collections documenting the beginnings of the environmental movement through today. These include items available online as well as located in our... Continue reading “Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Resources in Special Collections & Archives”

Gray Family Antique Photo Album

In 1941 the Bowman Gray School of Medicine hosted its first class of 75 scholars. The eponymous school was named after Bowman Gray, Sr. , son of James Alexander Gray, a co-founder of Wachovia Bank.  After briefly attending Chapel Hill, Bowman Gray Sr. worked as a bank teller at Wachovia but found more success working... Continue reading “Gray Family Antique Photo Album”

Emergency Access to Digitized Books in ZSR Print Collection through HathiTrust

In response to the emergency closures of research libraries, the HathiTrust Digital Library has established the Emergency Temporary Access Service. The ETAS enables faculty, staff, and students at member institutions – Wake Forest is a member – to access full-text digital copies of books held in the library’s print collection. Here are the most critical... Continue reading “Emergency Access to Digitized Books in ZSR Print Collection through HathiTrust”

ABCs of Special Collections: M is for…

This ABCs blog post was written by Nancy Sullivan, Volunteer in Special Collections and Archives. ABCs of Special Collections: M is for… W. J. Cash and Margaret Mitchell In 1900, The Mind of the South author Wilbur Joseph (W. J.) Cash was born in the small town of Gaffney, South Carolina (now home to the... Continue reading “ABCs of Special Collections: M is for…”