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A Look at Dr. Wilson’s Archival Collections

Last week in her Dr. Wilson birthday post (happy 101, Dr. Wilson!), Tanya mentioned the two record collections that Special Collections and Archives have with his materials: Dean of the College. Edwin Graves Wilson Records (RG4.1.8) and Office of the Provost. Edwin Graves Wilson Records (RG22.1.1). I know it is a little confusing to split... Continue reading “A Look at Dr. Wilson’s Archival Collections”

Summer Building Projects in ZSR

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library is getting ready for another summer of inconvenience as we prepare for a project that will provide a significant refresh to the building. The atrium that connects the Reynolds with the Wilson wing is going to see an upgrade to the area above our heads and under our feet. The... Continue reading “Summer Building Projects in ZSR”

Sandburg Bio and Reprint

In 1991 Penelope “Penny” Niven’s biography of American poet and author Carl Sandburg was released. This year, the 800+ page work will be reprinted by Carryn Golden at Eastern National Publishing. The work was a combination of 15 years of Niven’s volunteer work, research, interviews, and writing, writing, writing. In 1976 Niven took a trip... Continue reading “Sandburg Bio and Reprint”

Dr. Ed Wilson Celebrates His 101st Birthday!

Last year we hosted a large celebration for Dr. Wilson’s 100th birthday, so I did not want to let his 101st go by without acknowledging such an important milestone. Dr. Wilson, also known as “Mr. Wake Forest” embodies so much about Wake Forest that is good and true. I also have some updates and announcements... Continue reading “Dr. Ed Wilson Celebrates His 101st Birthday!”

CozyFest 2024: A Night of Warmth, Relaxation, & Friends!

On Friday, January 26th, ZSR Library hosted our second annual CozyFest- an event centered on crafting, relaxation, and tea. We teamed up with the World Tea Association, WakerSpace, WFU Symphony Orchestra, You Can Vote, and ZSR Special Collections and Archives to provide an array of activities and experiences that are perfect for a winter evening.... Continue reading “CozyFest 2024: A Night of Warmth, Relaxation, & Friends!”

Piedmont Earth Day Fair with Special Collections & Archives

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Take Care Tuesdays, National News Literacy Week, and The New York Times All Access!

On Tuesday, January 23rd, three great things came together thanks to three wonderful people at ZSR! Thanks to Maia Dickinson, Maddie Koontz, and Daisha Bunn, the first Take Care Tuesday of the Spring semester was a great success as we took advantage of National News Literacy Week to raise awareness among students of the acquisition... Continue reading “Take Care Tuesdays, National News Literacy Week, and The New York Times All Access!”

Elicit Trial for Spring 2024

Happy new year all! The Elicit trial will run from Monday, January 22 through Friday, May 31, 2024. You can use Elicit to discover papers to answer a research question or concept, extract data from PDF files, and illustrate concepts that cross multiple papers. NOTE: In order to access Elicit, you will need to create... Continue reading “Elicit Trial for Spring 2024”

Richard Burr Collection Processing Update

It’s time for another Richard Burr Collection processing update! In my previous blog post, I described the first steps of this massive project: taking an initial inventory of the entire collection and writing the processing plan which will guide the next two years of the project. Since that update, I have been busy processing the... Continue reading “Richard Burr Collection Processing Update”

5+ Questions with Hu Womack

Welcome back to another installment of 5 Questions! If you would like to choose 5 Questions yourself, feel free to choose 5 from this form. Hu Womack Hu Womack, Instruction and Outreach Librarian Tell us about what you do at ZSR Library? I get to teach in our LIB program with some awesome co-instructors, I... Continue reading “5+ Questions with Hu Womack”