Special Collections & Archives
Special Collections & Archives will be closed on Friday, March 21st from 11 am to 3 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.
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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* Our collection of unpublished materials are described in finding aids.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
“Finding A Piece of History” in Wake Forest Magazine — Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 11:08 am — We are so excited about the story published in Wake Forest Magazine on Friday! Read all about our discovery of a Philomathesian banner and our plans for it in the future in Kerry King’s article “Finding A Piece of History.”
Letters in Lead: Moveable Type and the Books It Created — Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 10:45 am — The invention of a practical method for printing with moveable type was a watershed event in European history. From Johannes Gutenberg’s first metal types in the mid-15th century to letterpress printing of today, printers and type designers have practiced their craft to create texts that are both legible and beautiful. Letters in Lead, the current [...]
The ABC’s of Special Collections and Archives: C is for… — Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 11:23 am — C is for… Casa Artom Scrapbooks Casa Artom is a house, purchased by WFU in 1974, facing the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The two-story house was built in the 1820s and is located between the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and Ca’Dario. The house is named for Dr. Camillo Artom, a faculty member at the Wake [...]
—For more, read our Special Collections & Archives blog.