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Intellectual Wellbeing Month

During the month of November, the WFU Office of Wellbeing recognizes Intellectual Wellbeing as the Dimension of the month! This is a month to expand your mind and broaden your horizons. Don’t let your curiosity end with lectures and textbooks– use this month to find the answer to a question you’ve always had, learn a... more

A New Cart for Special Collections

We in Special Collections recently pulled a bit of a MacGyver to help transport oversize paper items a bit more easily, and Preservation Librarian Craig Fansler and I are here to boast about it. When historians think of archives, they often think of labeled boxes full of labeled folders, perhaps not easy to carry but... more

A “Photographic Journey” with Ken Bennett and ZSR

University Photographer Ken Bennett recently published an article titled “My Photographic Journey”  in Wake Forest Magazine. In it, Ken is asked to “submit 10 photos for the photography issue of the Magazine.” It is this exercise that leads Ken to the realization that the ZSR library is a muse for his work. ZSR INSPIRES ME IN... more

Resolution of Appreciation from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Last week, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina awarded Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections & Archives a resolution of appreciation. There was a small private ceremony attended by President Hatch, Provost Kersh, Dean Pyatt, and SCA Director Tanya Zanish-Belcher. We are honored for the recognition and will continue to provide excellent reference services to... more

Digitizing the Baptist Church and Association Files Collection

The Baptist Church and Association Files is ZSR’s next major digital collection on the horizon. Currently in production, this will be the newest addition to our growing online treasury of resources covering the history of Baptist churches and Baptist church associations in North Carolina. As one of the more heavily used resources within ZSR’s Special Collections... more

Happy American Archives Month! Celebrating University Records

Happy American Archives Month, everyone! I am sure you are celebrating by throwing away any unnecessary papers crowding your desk and organizing the important ones so you can find them later!!! (a little archivist joke, forgive me) As an archivist, I always am excited meet folks who are familiar with my profession; and, if not,... more

Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding Symposium

This past Friday, Special Collections & Archives hosted over 30 archivists, curators, and development officers for the symposium “Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding.” Sponsored by ECS Conservation, Senior Conservator Matt Johnson worked with the SCA Team to develop the schedule and presentations. Attendees included representatives from East Carolina University, Elon University, Fayetteville University, Mint... more

Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp 2017

On October 12th and 13th, the ZSR Library, along with the Graduate School, hosted a new event, a two-day thesis boot camp for WFU graduate students. Both Reynolda campus and Wake Downtown graduate students were invited to attend. Fifteen graduate students attended from eleven different programs! We hosted six workshops, four on Thursday and two... more

October is American Archives Month!

October is American Archives Month! Each year, archives across the nation celebrate Archives Month by advocating for archives, planning events related to archives, and generally singing the praises of archives near and far. The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) assigns a theme for North Carolina’s Archives Month. This year’s North Carolina Archives Month theme, “North... more

Tags: One Small Step for Course Reserves, One Giant Leap for Our Users

Who doesn’t love Course Reserves? Faculty love it because they can get their students the course materials they need on the very first day of class, without having to worry about running afoul of copyright law. Students love it because it gives them no-cost access to their course materials, including DVDs, scans of articles and... more