Special Collections & Archives

Welcome

Special Collections & Archives is open Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM, with the exception of university holidays listed in the library calendar. We are located on the 6th floor of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. If you need assistance, please visit the Special Collections & Archives Research Room, Room 625. Note: Appointments are required for visiting researchers.

Interested in our collections? Explore our Popular Collections.

Begin Your Research

Use our online catalog to search for Special Collections materials (including Special Collections, University Archives, Rare Books, NC Baptist Historical Collection). Also, you can browse our Finding Aids* online or search by keyword below:

* Our collection of unpublished materials are described in finding aids. A finding aid provides information about a collection as a whole.

From Our Blog

  • SCA & Piedmont Opera: Commemoration of World War IThursday, Sep 21, 2017 10:17 am — Over the past several years, Special Collections & Archives has made a targeted effort to partner with local and regional businesses and organizations on special exhibits and events. These have included Bookmarks, Foothills Brewing, Hoots Roller Bar and Beer Company, Piedmont Craftsman, and SECCA. Our most recent collaboration is with Winston-Salem’s Piedmont Opera, whose mission […]

  • WFU Homecoming 2017, Special Collections & Archives EditionThursday, Sep 14, 2017 1:34 pm — Happy Homecoming, Deacs! Special Collections & Archives has some fun and exciting events, exhibits, and collections that might make your pilgrimage back to Mother So Dear that much more nostalgic. Enjoy our Homecoming Open House or visit our World War 1 exhibit if you are on campus. If you didn’t make the trip this year, […]

  • Browsing the University Archives Photograph CollectionFriday, Sep 8, 2017 3:55 pm — Have you checked out our growing University Archives Photograph Collection within our online Digital Collections? We have added hundreds of historic Wake Forest images illustrating the university’s rich past. Recently added images cover Wake Forest presidents, alumni, special events, notable visitors to the campus, and our very own Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Since the Spring 2017 […]

—For more, read our Special Collections & Archives blog.

Visiting?

Visitors coming from outside Winston-Salem are strongly encouraged to contact us in advance for information on availability of resources. Information about Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the Wake Forest campus, including driving directions, is available on the library web site.