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Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections and Archives will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday-Wednesday, November 23-25. We will be closed Thursday-Friday, November 26-27 for the holiday. Please email archives@wfu.edu with any questions. 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.

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* Our collection of unpublished materials are described in finding aids.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

  • Tate Adams, Printmaker and Irish Expatriate in Australia — Tate Adams was born in Holywood, Northern Ireland in 1922. He lost his mother early at age 11. Tate’s father was a farmer and there was some expectation he would also farm. However, as fate would have it, Tate had seen some wood engravings. The engravings were in A True Tale of Love in Tonga […]

  • St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church (Winston-Salem, NC) 75th Anniversary Oral History Project — Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to assist St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church with its 75th Anniversary Project here in Winston-Salem. Working with Dr. Michele Gillespie, Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History (and now Dean of the College) and her Honor 319 class, we worked with the St. Benedict History Committee […]

  • Asheville Book Repair Workshop — On Friday, November 6, 2015, I taught a Basic Book Repair Workshop in Asheville, The workshop was hosted by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Western Office and sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC). The NCDCR office is located on the Veterans Administration campus and is located in a nicely restored building […]

—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.

If you have any questions, please contact Special Collections & Archives at 336-758-6175.