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What Are You Working On? With Megan Nigro

Thank you to our latest student assistant blogger, Megan Nigro, who is here to talk about her time and work in Special Collections & Archives.  Hi everyone! My name is Megan Nigro, and I am a senior at Wake majoring in sociology and minoring in dance, philosophy, and neuroscience. These academic commitments and my extra-curricular... more

What Are You Working On? With Anna Hathcock

Thank you to our latest student assistant blogger, Anna Hathcock, who is here to talk about her time and work in Special Collections & Archives, and how it has illuminated her career path. Take it away, Anna! Hello! My name is Anna Hathcock and I am a junior studying religion here at Wake Forest. I’ve... more

Deadline Approaching for DH@Wake Summer Institute Registration

The deadline to register for the inaugural DH@Wake Summer Institute is quickly approaching. Register by April 7th to ensure your spot in one of two Institutes: May 14-18 OR August 6-10. Participants will receive at $500 stipend for attending this week-long workshop, where you will explore applications for text mining, digital mapping, online exhibits, and... more

The Human Library at Wake Downtown: An Amazing Collaboration!

Back in January of 2017, Mary Beth Lock, Director of Access Services at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. asked if we had ever considered doing a Human Library event at ZSR, and at the same time, we learned that Elon University hosted a Human Library event each year during their January term. This got the Outreach... more

2018 Dean’s List Gala

The 5th Annual Dean’s List Gala, held on February 23, 2018 was a great success!  Over 400 people attended the Gala making this the most successful event of its kind. A student led smooth jazz group kept the ambiance light and celebratory. Hors d’oeuvres, and a sparking cider toast, as well as plenty of conversation... more

Wake Forest University Timeline

Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) has continued expanding the University Timeline for the history of Wake Forest. Timeline entries are drawn from numerous historical sources with the hope of providing a unique window into the past. Major timeline categories include athletics, departments and programs, diversity, “firsts”, international, student life, and traditions, among others, which... more

What Our Graduate Student Intern Worked On

Special Collections & Archives was pleased to host another Library Science graduate student from UNC Greensboro this spring break as part of their Alternative Spring Break program. This year, our hard-working student was Grace Schermerhorn. Grace is pursuing her Master of Library and Information Science degree online while also working in the public library systems... more

Louis le Brocquy, Painter of an Irish Epic

Louis le Brocquy was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 10, 1916. His family had Belgian origins, but were firmly Irish. Louis’ family was involved in the oil business and this gave him financial security. He traveled widely and decided to become a painter. Le Brocquy did not attend art school-he was self-taught. He was... more

WFU Thesis Boot Camp Spring 2018 “Shut Up and Write” Session

The ZSR Library hosted its second WFU Thesis Boot Camp event on the Monday and Tuesday of Spring Break! Our first event, during Fall Break, focused on tools and skills for writing your thesis. The Spring Break event focused on time to write, without interruptions! (Well, other than coffee, lunch, and a great presentation by... more

Travis Manning completes CORE training

On the afternoon of March 2, I was pleased to be the invited guest of Travis Manning at a luncheon for all those who completed the components of CORE last year. Offered through the Professional Development Center at WFU, the CORE training (Cultivating our Organization to Realize Excellence) is a series of classes that focus... more