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Exhibit and Opening Reception for Books, Authors, and Readers in 18th Century England

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 Opening reception: Friday, January 24 4:00-5:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Exhibit Facebook Event|Reception Facebook Event | University Calendar Exhibit | University Calendar Reception Continue reading “Exhibit and Opening Reception for Books, Authors, and Readers in 18th Century England”

Hop Into History! Spring 2020

HOP INTO HISTORY! February 11, March 10, April 14 Join us from 5-6:30pm at Hoots Beer Company for Hop into History! Chat with archivists from WFU, WSSU, FCPL, and Reynolda to learn more about what types of materials we have in our archives. HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE!! The exhibit will be kid friendly, and we... Continue reading “Hop Into History! Spring 2020”

Remembering Archie’s Poetry

The Ed and Emily Wilson Archie Ammons event will be held in Special Collections & Archives (Room 625, Z. Smith Reynolds Library) on January 26, 3:00-4:30. An afternoon of poetry and remembrances of the poet A.R. Ammons, whom everyone learned to call Archie, presented by Ed and Emily Wilson. Archie and his family spent the 1973-1974 school year at Wake Forest University,... Continue reading “Remembering Archie’s Poetry”

Wake Forest Revisits WWII

On D-Day (June 6, 1944), more than 160,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on the Nazi occupied coast in northern France, and by day’s end, nearly 10,000 Allied troops were either killed, wounded or missing. The 75th anniversary of D-Day was marked on June 6, 2019 and knowing the impact both D-Day and the ... Continue reading “Wake Forest Revisits WWII”


Expanding the reach of our Digital Collections is a steady aim at ZSR. An effective strategy to achieve this is by contributing to publically accessible platforms that bring together digital collections on locally focused compilations such as Digital Forsyth, and national stages like (DPLA) Digital Public Library of America. Most recently is our new role... Continue reading “ZSR Joins ATLA”

Student Voices and Oral History

This past Summer, Special Collections and Archives (SCA) director Tanya Zanish-Belcher approached me about working with some of their oral histories to look at the viability of using Doug A Boyd’s Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) with their collections. At my previous university, we used OHMS for our oral histories, and I had prepared some... Continue reading “Student Voices and Oral History”

2019: The Year in Reading

As 2019 comes to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect upon our year in reading! The following titles from our browsing collection represent books that were frequently checked out by members of our reading community in the past year. Browsing book with most checkouts of 2019 Becoming by Michelle Obama Frequently checked out... Continue reading “2019: The Year in Reading”

George Eliot at 200

On this day 200 years ago the third child of an estate manager was born in rural Warwickshire, England and christened Mary Anne Evans. We know her better as George Eliot, the nom de plume she adopted when she began to publish works of fiction in her late 30s. As George Eliot, she changed the... Continue reading “George Eliot at 200”

Finals Are Coming. Share Your Words of Encouragement!

Exam week is a high stress time for students. Help motivate our students and ease their anxieties by sharing your favorite quotes and/or words of encouragement! Your words of encouragement will be included in ZSR Library’s Exam Week Survival Kits (to be distributed on the last day of class). Thank you for supporting our students!... Continue reading “Finals Are Coming. Share Your Words of Encouragement!”

World Digital Preservation Day 2019

November 7th is World Digital Preservation Day, an annual event held on the first Thursday of November. WDPD highlights the challenges and opportunities posed by the ever-increasing quantity of digital media. This year’s theme is “At-Risk Digital Materials” and you can follow the cherished annual tradition (since, well, 2017) on Twitter (#WDPD19) and lots of... Continue reading “World Digital Preservation Day 2019”