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Dean’s List Gala, February 21, 2020

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library hosted the 7th Annual Dean’s List Gala on Friday, February 21, 2020.  This event, a tradition held in February every year since 2014, honors the Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who made the Dean’s List in the spring or fall semester in 2019. Students enjoyed a brief respite from studying to... Continue reading “Dean’s List Gala, February 21, 2020”

Commemorating Black History Month (through the whole year)

As Black History Month comes to an end, here are some additional items which may be of interest. While February gives Special Collections & Archives the opportunity to focus on our collections in this area, we are always continually adding resources year-round for the Wake Forest campus community. Recently Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University... Continue reading “Commemorating Black History Month (through the whole year)”

Lecture: Learmond “Buddy” Hayes: First African American Member of the Local Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 4-5 pm, ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives Classroom (ZSR624) Join us for a talk with Learmond “Buddy” Hayes as he describes his genealogical research which led to his recent membership as the first African American member of the local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR). He will... Continue reading “Lecture: Learmond “Buddy” Hayes: First African American Member of the Local Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution”

Exhibit: Authors, Books, and Readers in 18th Century England (January 1-April 3 2020)

Authors, Books, and Readers in 18th Century England (January 1-April 3 2020) On exhibit in ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625) An exhibit of materials from the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Rare Books Collection, designed by students from Dr. Jessica Richard’s Fall 2019 Eighteenth-Century British Fiction class Facebook Event| University Calendar Continue reading “Exhibit: Authors, Books, and Readers in 18th Century England (January 1-April 3 2020)”

Early History of Wake Forest College Subject Guide

One of Special Collections and Archives’ current goals is to increase transparency in our collections, including transparency in the history of the university. In the past few years, there has been an increased interest in the early years of Wake Forest, such as the use of enslaved peoples to build the original campus and the... Continue reading “Early History of Wake Forest College Subject Guide”

February is Black History Month and Hop Into History! at Hoots

ZSR Library’s Special Collections & Archives is celebrating Black History Month with forthcoming blog posts, events, and featured books and collections. To begin highlighting our varied and deep collections, we will be joining other archives and archivists at Hoots Beer Company on February 11th from 5-6:30 for “Hop Into History.” along with Winston-Salem State University,... Continue reading “February is Black History Month and Hop Into History! at Hoots”

Writers’ Camp 2020

On Friday, January 31st, 2020, twenty-six Wake Forest student authors spent eight hours in the ZSR Library writing the third edition of our Writers’ Camp series. After an excellent and inspiring keynote address by Dr. Ryan Shirey at 4 pm, and a pizza dinner sponsored by the Office of Personal and Career Development, students fueled... Continue reading “Writers’ Camp 2020”

Research Trends in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: Perspectives from WGSS Visiting Professors

Tuesday, March 3, 4:00-5:30, Room 624, ZSR Library Join us for Research Trends in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: Perspectives from WGSS Visiting Professors Dr. Rachel Corbman: A History of Women’s History: Women’s Liberation, Lesbian Feminism, and the Berkshire Conference in the 1970s https://wgss.wfu.edu/dr-rachel-corbman/ Dr. Jayati Lal: Re/presenting ‘Women’s Work’: Towards a Decolonial Feminist Perspective... Continue reading “Research Trends in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: Perspectives from WGSS Visiting Professors”

Comacina: Improvisations and Variations, An Exhibit by Paul Bright with Opening Reception and Talk

*Please note- this exhibit opening and reception have been cancelled and postponed due to COVID-19. We will update information as available. Comacina: Improvisations and Variations, an exhibit by Paul Bright Exhibit April 6, 2020 – July, 2020 ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives (Room 625) Curated by Paul Bright (Bright is director of WFU’s Hanes and... Continue reading “Comacina: Improvisations and Variations, An Exhibit by Paul Bright with Opening Reception and Talk”

Kingswood School Career Day

On Friday, November 15, Special Collections & Archives hosted a Career day for the K-5 students at the Kingswood School at Crossnore here in Winston-Salem. Tanya and I (Rebecca) have been meeting with Bianca Brown, the Instructional Facilitator at Kingswood School, over the past year to plan programming for the Kingswood School. For those who... Continue reading “Kingswood School Career Day”