Studying Winston-Salem

Collections Held by ZSR / SCA Regarding Winston-Salem

Irving E. Carlyle Papers

Joseph Conrad Watkins, Jr. Papers

Lloyd Winchell Biebigheiser Papers

Marshall C. Kurfees Papers

Office of the President, Thomas K. Hearn, Jr. Records 

Rufus Walter Dalton, Jr. Papers

Samuel Spach Dalton

Winston-Salem Civic Music Association

Salem, NC – Moravian History, Decorative Arts, and Material Culture 

Anne P. and Thomas A. Gray Library Moravian Archives

Fries Woolen Mill Diary – 1840-1842

Historic Bethania

Moravian Archives

Moravian Music Foundation

Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA)

Museum of Understanding & Storytelling & Engagement (MUSE)

North Carolina Collection (Forsyth Co. Public Library)

The North Carolina Enterprise Salem, NC newspaper

Old Salem Museum and Gardens

Town of Salem History 1763 to 1913 

Winston, NC and Winston-Salem, NC History 

Abbreviated History of Winston-Salem

City of Winston-Salem History 1913 to 2018

Forsyth County History – NC Room / Forsyth County Public Library

The Hidden History of Winston-Salem

Hotel Robert E. Lee Collection

Local History – NC Room / Forsyth County Public Library

Town of Winston History 1849 to 1913

The Winston-Salem Civic Music Association 

African-American/Black Communities

Blacks in Winston-Salem: A Past Overlooked

Happy Hill Neighborhood

Hidden Town Project (Salem, NC)

Winston-Salem African American Archive

African-American Churches in Winston-Salem

African-American / Black Baptist Churches 

St. Phillips Moravian Church

Winston-Salem Baptist Churches: Records / Digital Collections held at ZSR/SCA @ Wake Forest 

Ardmore Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, NC) records

Becks Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

Brown Memorial Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

Calvary Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

College Park Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

Glenn View Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

New Friendship Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

Oaklawn Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

Old Town Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

Peace Haven Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, NC) records

Southside Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

Temple Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

Unity Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

Waughtown Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

Winston-Salem First Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

Digital Collections

African-American Education (Winston-Salem), State Archives of North Carolina

Digital Forsyth

Digital NC: Winston-Salem (Directories, 1879-1963)

The Mirror of Winston-Salem (Wake Forest University)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Forsyth County, 1885-1950 (Library of Congress)

Genealogy & History Databases – NC Room – Forsyth Co. Public Library

North Carolina Digital Heritage Center – NC Digital Heritage Center includes American Association of University Women – Winston-Salem Chapter; Atkins High School & Columbia Heights High School Class Photographs (1929-1965) (hanging at Malloy/Jordan); League of Women Voters – Winston-Salem Chapter; Memorial Industrial School; Winston-Salem Junior League; and Women’s Club

Publications and Periodical

The Enterprise (Library of Congress)

The Evening Star (Library of Congress)

The Mirror of Winston-Salem (1924 – ) (Wake Forest)

The North Carolina Enterprise Salem, NC newspaper (Library of Congress)

People’s Press (1851-1892) (Wake Forest)

Winston-Salem Chronicle (Weekly African-American newspaper est. 1974)

Winston Salem Journal and Sentinel (Library of Congress)

Winston-Salem Magazine (1984-  ) (Wake Forest University)

The Winston-Salem Sentinel (Library of Congress)

Oral History Projects

Martin Luther King (visited WS in October 11, 1962) (Wake Forest)

Archives, Libraries, Museums

Historic Bethabara Park

Moravian Archives

Museum of Understanding & Storytelling & Engagement (MUSE)

Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA)

North Carolina Collection (Forsyth Co. Public Library)

Old Salem Museum and Gardens 

Reynolda House Estate Archives & Library

Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art 

Colleges and Universities

Piedmont University Center Papers

Salem College and Salem College Archives

Salem College and Academy

University of North Carolina School for the Arts

Wake Forest University and Wake Forest ZSR Special Collections & Archives 

Wake Forest Law School and Collections

Winston-Salem State University and WWSU Archives

Architecture of Winston-Salem

Fredrick Law Olmsted Letters

Graylyn Estate Collection 

Reynolda House Museum of American Art Records

Local Architecture in Winston-Salem

Notable Citizens

Agnew Hunter Bahnson

Bowman Gray

Fredrick Fries Bahnson

Graylyn Estate Collection

John Wesley Hanes 

Maya Angelou

Pleasant Henderson Hanes

Richard Joshua Reynolds – books also within Wake Forest University ZSR/SCA holdings

Richard J. and Katherine Smith Reynolds

Notable Businesses

Bahnson Company

Goody’s Headache Powder

Hanes Brands

NC Mutual Life Insurance Company

Nissen Wagon Works

Piedmont Airlines

RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Texas Pete Hot Sauce

The Textile Industry and Winston-Salem

The Tobacco Industry and Winston-Salem

Security Life and Trust Co / Integon Corp.

Wachovia Bank

Winston-Salem Southbound Railway

Cultural Events in Winston-Salem

BOOKMARKS Book Festival

Hispanic League 

NC Black Repertory Company / National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF)

Piedmont Craftsman’s Fair

RiverRun International Film Festival

Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts

Local History Organizations

Forsyth County Genealogical Society

Kernersville Historic Preservation Society

Lewisville Historical Society

Wachovia Historical Society

Walkertown Historical Society

Books About Winston-Salem

Architectural Guide to Winston-Salem by NC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Art and Attitudes by Josephine Eleanor Hayden

The Browning of the New South by Jennifer A. Jones

From Tobacco to Technology: Reshaping Winston-Salem for the 21st Century by Frank M. Elliott

The Last Days of Big Grassy Fork by Hunter James

Making History: February 23, 1960, Winston-Salem, NC by Bryan G. MacLeod

Manufacturers in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County by Greater WS Chamber of Commerce

The Miracle on Hawthorne Hill – A history of the Medical Center of Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University and the NC Baptist Hospital by Manson Meads and Katherine Davis

The Museum Of Early Southern Decorative Arts by Sue Stitt

The Museum Of Early Southern Decorative Arts: A Collection of Southern Furniture, Paintings, Ceramics, Textiles, and Metalware by Jan G. Hind and Bradford L. Rauschenberg

Winston-Salem by Molly Rawls

Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage by Heather Fearnbach

The Winston-Salem Journal: Magnolia Trees and Pulitzer Prizes by Frank Tursi

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1901: The Queen City of the Great Piedmont Section. Trade Centre, Tobacco Centre, Manufacturing Centre, Railroad Centre, Educational Centre by William A. Blair (1901)