Digital Collections A-Z
Interviews with and photographs of retired Wake Forest faculty describing life and work on campus.
30 Years of Performing Arts showcases materials related to Wake Forest University’s Secrest Artists Series between the years 1983 and 2013.
Recorded readings by poet and artist A. R. Ammons from ZSR Library’s Special Collections.
Twenty watercolor paintings by American poet, author and Wake Forest University alumni A. R. Ammons.
Materials include birth and death dates, family information, sermon notes, notes of a student, and a Civil War letter.
A collection of Baptist newspaper titles published within North Carolina made available via DigitalNC.org. Issues date from 1857.
Audio recordings containing presentations by prominent Southern Baptist pastors and church representatives at a number of evangelical conferences and annual meetings of the Convention in North Carolina from 1957-1980.
Transcription of the diaries of Basil A. Thomasson written from 1853 to 1862. Thomasson was a farmer and school teacher in East Bend-Yadkinville, North Carolina.
The official journal of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, reflecting the history of Baptist life and culture in North Carolina since 1834.
Digital reproductions of books and pamphlets held in the Special Collections & Archives of Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University.
Features handwritten documents regarding Jones’ plantations in Wake Forest, N.C.
Eight bound scrapbooks in which students and other visitors have written their thoughts and reminiscences about their time at Casa Artom.
Materials related to the meeting between professor and alumus Charles Lee Smith and Mohandas Gandhi in 1924.
A collaborative digital project containing items from the Civil War Era (1850-1865). Materials in this collection include letters, diaries, printed broadsides, and songs.
A periodical of national college news and photography published by the Associated Collegiate Press.
These Civil War era poetry broadsides. consists of over 250 examples of poems written by Southerners and Confederate sympathizers during the Civil War.
Curt D. Baum was a Jewish boy of 17 years old when he was sent in 1937 to live in the United States from Germany to escape Nazi rule. This collection includes correspondence letters from Germany and family photographs of Baum and his family members.
Materials by and regarding Dr. David L. Smiley, Wake Forest University history professor and head of the Reid Staton Bible Class, including course materials and sermons.
This collection documents experiences of the coronavirus pandemic at Wake Forest University. Materials to include writings, photographs, audio and video, social media posts, storytelling and art creations.
A collaborative digital project among Forsyth County Public Library, Old Salem Museum and Gardens, C.G. O’Kelly Library, Z. Smith Reynolds Library and Coy C. Carpenter Medical Library.
This collection includes wood engravings, wood cuts, linocuts, and various metal plates ranging in date from 1902 to 1985, with the bulk of the blocks dating from the mid-1960s to 1985.
The Cigarette Cards collection consists of cards issued as advertisement for Duke Brothers and Company, Durham, N.C., and packed in Duke’s cigarettes.
Eva Rodtwitt is a former lecturer in Romance languages at WFU. Images in this collection cover her early life in Norway during the Nazi occupation.
This collection contains their correspondence while Carl was training and deployed with the Army, 1917-1920. A small amount of other items include military and biographical materials, as well as two portrait photographs of Carl.
George L. Bright was a band member of the 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 46th OVI), an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Notable members of the families include Judge Johnson Jay Hayes, state legislator James Madison Hayes, Jr., Esquire editor and writer Harold T. P. Hayes, and local businessman Kyle Hayes.
Herbert Eugene Valentine served in the Union Army, 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, Co. F. His manuscript memoirs relate various anecdotes about his army experiences, mostly in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
This oral history collection (2013-ongoing) consists of audio and video interviews conducted by Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections & Archives and other university departments and programs.
Collection of oral history interviews facilitated by former Wake Forest University History Professor Howell Smith
Over 100 years of Wake Forest yearbooks available online via DigitalNC.org. Please see our About page regarding sensitive content within the Howler yearbooks.
Hubert Ashley Royster was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1891), a medical doctor, and an author. This collection includes biographical information and other materials.
The Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center (IPLACe) supports faculty and student interdisciplinary projects at WFU. This collection includes annual reports and video recordings from the department.
The diaries and sermon notes of Ira W. Thomas, a Baptist minister in northwestern North Carolina.
John Brown White was an educator and the third president of Wake Forest College (1848-1853). This collection contains biographical and family genealogy information, a photograph of White, and correspondence.
This collection features a digitized typescript of The Home Story Of A Walking Stick: Early History of the Biblical Recorder and Baptist Church in New Bern, North Carolina Told in Every Day Talk by John D. Whitford
This collection includes memoirs of missionary work by printer, author, and Methodist missionary John Wesley Clay from 1924-1930.
Collection of signatures by famous composers and conductors. The collection includes signed letters, postcards, business cards, photographs, and concert programs.
This collection includes Carter’s WWII POW journal during his time at the Stalag Luft III POW camp, “The Evacuation of Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany”, written by Carter, and a military portrait of Carter.
A collection of 3 pencil and watercolor images by artists Joseph Severn. These images are noted as being done on his way to Rome with John Keats.
This collection consists of 27 letters by 7 different Confederate soldiers, telling of their experiences in the Civil War. Includes a poem and unidentified notes.
Lloyd Winchell Biebigheiser was an architect and designer working during the construction of Wake Forest College’s new Winston-Salem campus. This collection provides a photographic history of nearly every aspect of the Reynolda campus construction.
A collection of music manuscripts from the collection of famed vaudevillians & performers Max and Gertrude Hoffman.
Stunning photographs from the collection of Max and Gertrude Hoffman of Vaudeville and many stage performances from 1900-1956.
A short-run weekly publication focusing on activities of Winston-Salem society. It contains photographs of notable women, book reviews, articles about sporting evenings, social clubs, promotions, and theatrical plays.
From the WFU Museum of Anthropology, this online collection consists of household and ceremonial items, textiles, ceramics, hunting and fishing gear, and objects of personal adornment. The artifacts span the globe and the centuries.
Ephemeral materials related to churches or associations that are associated with Baptist communities of North Carolina and surrounding areas.
This collection contains material on 118 digitized manuscript church records, selected from our NC Baptist Historical Collection. The majority of the N.C. Baptist Church Records contain minutes of meetings, membership lists, and financial records.
Finding aids and inventories of church records in the Department of Special Collections & Archives.
Digital copies of Wake Forest University’s Old Gold and Black student newspaper. Issues span from 1916 through 2018.
A collaborative project regarding religious bodies in North Carolina via the Internet Archive. It includes church histories, periodicals, clergy biographies, cookbooks, event programs, directories, and more.
Reverend Harold L. McKinnsh served as pastor or interim pastor at 10 different Baptist churches in North and South Carolina. He delivered thousands of sermons, conducted more than 1,100 funerals and preached at more than 400 revivals across 12 states.
From the Reynolda House Museum, collections include fine art, estate archives, and decorative arts and historic house objects. Search by keyword, title, artist, or date. Results will produce objects from all collections with detailed scholarly research on each object.
On May 25, 1921, the Katharine Smith Reynolds’ Reynolda School produced a dramatic version of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem The Song of Hiawatha.
Selected digitized materials from the Ronald Watkins Collection. This collection includes materials from his time at Harrow School for Boys in Middlesex England as well as audio lectures on various Shakespearean plays and topics.
Scanned images and transcripts of selected material from the Wait collection; digital finding aid for the entire collection.
Sanders Meredith Ingram attended Wake Forest College in the first class, 1834-1835, and then returned in 1838-1840. He served in the Mexican War as a volunteer from Tennessee, and briefly as a lieutenant in the 38th Regt. North Carolina Infantry during the Civil War.
These finding aids provide online access to inventories of the archival and manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department. The funding for the majority of these came through an NCECHO LSTA grant.
StoryCorps came to Winston-Salem in 2009 and 120 of the resulting interviews are included in this collection. Please note that this collections is accessible only when connected to the Wake Forest University campus network.
This collection includes election materials, such as advertisements and results, budget materials, judicial committee materials, leadership conference materials, and information and records regarding the legislature.
Weekly newspaper published by the Asheville Baptist Publishing Company
80 years of The Student, the Wake Forest literary magazine, available online via DigitalNC.org
Digitized catalog cards of The Wake Forest Student, the Wake Forest literary magazine from 1882 to 1995. The title changed to “Three to four ounces” with the Fall 1995 issue.
Early stage and film actors and actresses, performers, directors, and royalty from the 1880s through the 1930s.
Ephemeral materials related to individuals associated with Wake Forest University and/or Baptist communities of North Carolina.
Selections from Wake Forest University’s Audio Recordings collection.
This photograph collection covers Wake Forest University’s deep history. It captures images of people, places, and events dating back as early as 1881.
A compilation of smaller digital collections relative to Wake Forest University
This audio collection includes the many and varied voices of Wake Forest–interviews, oral histories, and presentations from WFU administrators, alumni, staff, students, and faculty, including “Mr. Wake Forest” himself, Dr. Ed Wilson.
Class project focuses on faculty and staff work experiences.
Over 100 years of Wake Forest catalogues and bulletins available online via DigitalNC.org
Handwritten minutes from Wake Forest College Board of Trustees meetings beginning from 1834.
Handwritten faculty meeting meetings from Wake Forest College beginning from 1856.
Over 100 years of Wake Forest commencement programs available online via DigitalNC.org
Digital copies of Wake Forest University Magazine publications from 1928 to 2019.
Photographic images, reports, and other information pertaining to people, places, and events related to the original Wake Forest campus in Wake Forest, NC.
This collection includes sound and video recordings of sports events, features and footage related to Wake Forest University Athletics.
Photo archive containing images captured by Wake Forest University. Images available are for public view-only access.
From the Wake Forest University Art Collections, these digitized materials represent a long history of both planned and unplanned collecting. Its nine art collections are a combination of acquisitions, gifts and bequests.
The Wake Forest University fact books are published by the university’s Office of Institutional Research. The department supports institutional planning, evaluation and data driven decision-making by providing internal statistical studies to University leadership and accurate statistical data to external agencies. The fact books in this collection span from 1998 to 2021.
Archive of Wake Forest University websites and WFU-related web properties available online via Archive-It.org
This collection consists of some of Cash’s writings, including the Mind of the South in typescript, articles, review clippings, business, and personal correspondence of W.J. Cash and his wife Mary, photographs, and ephemera.
This collection includes handwritten bills of sale of enslaved African Americans owned by Crenshaw, as well as other handwritten financial documents dating back as early as 1817.
William L. Hughes was a longtime member of Wake Forest University’s grounds staff. This collection includes early 20th century African American images of Hughes’ family.
Digitized materials from the William Louis Poteat Papers collection. Poteat was an educator, Wake Forest alumnus (Class of 1877), biology professor, and President of Wake Forest College from 1905-1927.
This collection includes materials from soldiers in the war. It includes a songbook, a journal, uniform materials, and research pertaining to U.S. military personnel.
Includes 134 color photographs of propaganda posters pertaining to World War I publicizing efforts.
Newspaper of the Wilson Primitive Baptist Church available online via DigitalNC.org