Special Collections & Archives


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* Our collection of unpublished materials are described in finding aids.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

  • Coming Home to Mother, So Dear: Wake Forest Homecoming & ReunionsTuesday, Oct 25, 2016 10:47 am — It’s almost time for Homecoming again here at Wake Forest University, and with all the festivities including the big game being just around the corner, ZSR Library’s Digital Scholarship Unit and Special Collections and Archives are proud to present our online exhibition, Coming Home to Mother, So Dear, a look at Homecoming celebrations from their […]

  • Tales of Terror! Gothic fiction on exhibit in Special CollectionsWednesday, Oct 19, 2016 10:33 am — Just in time for Halloween, Special Collections has gone Goth! A new exhibit, Deep Into That Darkness Peering: Gothic Literature from the ZSR Rare Books Collection, opened this week in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room (ZSR room 625). Many items from ZSR’s collection of 18th and 19th century gothic literature are on view, […]

  • Juanita Casey – Author, Artist, and Horse BreederThursday, Oct 6, 2016 8:25 am — Undated photo of Juanita Casey from the Dolmen Press Collection Juanita Casey was born under the name Joy Barlow in 1925 to what she referred to as “Traveling People.” Her father, Jobey Smith, was from the English Romany group and her mother, Annie Maloney, was from the Irish Travelers. Juanita’s mother died when she was […]

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


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.

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