News & Events

  • Special Collections & Archives Update 3/16/2020Monday, Mar 16, 2020 11:29 am — Following the lead of Wake Forest University’s Coronavirus actions, as well as the decisions that the ZSR Library as a whole are making about hours and access, Special Collections & Archives is closed to the public. We recommend checking the website (, or sending an email ( to ask questions or begin your research. Special Collections […]

  • Special Collections & Archives Updates and Revised Hours, March 16-20Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 12:48 pm — As the Wake Forest University campus charts its way forward during COVID-19 here are some specific updates for Special Collections & Archives (SCA). ZSR Library will stay on spring break hours through March 22, and during that time period SCA will be open by appointment only, 9-5 (Monday-Friday). Check our website for updates and the […]

  • Lecture: Learmond “Buddy” Hayes: First African American Member of the Local Chapter of the Sons of the American RevolutionSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 12:13 pm — Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 4-5 pm, ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives Classroom (ZSR624) Join us for a talk with Learmond “Buddy” Hayes as he describes his genealogical research which led to his recent membership as the first African American member of the local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR). He will […]

  • Exhibit: Authors, Books, and Readers in 18th Century England (January 1-April 3 2020)Friday, Feb 21, 2020 2:51 pm — Authors, Books, and Readers in 18th Century England (January 1-June 26, 2020) On exhibit in ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625) An exhibit of materials from the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Rare Books Collection, designed by students from Dr. Jessica Richard’s Fall 2019 Eighteenth-Century British Fiction class Facebook Event| University Calendar

  • Early History of Wake Forest College Subject GuideThursday, Feb 13, 2020 10:00 am — One of Special Collections and Archives’ current goals is to increase transparency in our collections, including transparency in the history of the university. In the past few years, there has been an increased interest in the early years of Wake Forest, such as the use of enslaved peoples to build the original campus and the […]

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