#Special Collections & Archives

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Old Gold and Black Archive Reflects 100 Years of “Demon Deacons”

Did you catch Director of Special Collections and Archives Tanya Zanish-Belcher’s WFDD interview about the history of the Demon Deacon (August 30, 2023)? As Tanya mentions, SCA staff and other researchers are working on a timeline of Demon Deacon history. This post captures a few notable moments from the Old Gold and Black archive. Thanks... Continue reading “Old Gold and Black Archive Reflects 100 Years of “Demon Deacons””

Leather Bookbinding Workshops

I attended back-to-back workshops on leather bookbinding from March until June of this year. These workshops were taught remotely by Karen Hanmer, a gifted binder from Chicago. The first sessions in March were set aside for learning to use the tools to thin leather. The sessions in April, May and June were devoted to making... Continue reading “Leather Bookbinding Workshops”

Expanded Wake Voices Oral History Project: Spring 2023 Update

Parker Beverly (’23) recently drafted the update below for our Expanded Wake Voices Oral History Project in Special Collections & Archives. Parker has served as the Coordinator for this project through her senior year and I am pleased to report that she will continue in this role for the next two years, as she enters... Continue reading “Expanded Wake Voices Oral History Project: Spring 2023 Update”

Welcome to Alayna Veasey, SCA Collections Assistant

Special Collections & Archives recently welcomed Alayna Veasey, Collections Assistant, who joined us during the first week of January. Alayna is based in SCA with responsibilities for reshelving and shifting our collections, picking up donations from donors, and transferring SCA materials back and forth from the ZSR Off-Site Facility. Alayna also has responsibilities at Off-Site... Continue reading “Welcome to Alayna Veasey, SCA Collections Assistant”

Homecoming: Special Collections & Archives

Homecoming is always a special event on the Wake Forest campus, but it was especially poignant this year. Special Collections was involved in a variety of events, and we appreciated seeing all the happy faces of our alums! On Friday afternoon, we hosted a reunion of the 1968 Football Team with over 75 team and... Continue reading “Homecoming: Special Collections & Archives”

ZSR Digital Collections: More to Explore

Over the past months, we have added a variety of digital collections to our site, as well as adding new materials to established collections. As a result, we are happy to have recently surpassed 70,000 items within our digital collections. Here are some of our most recent additions. Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center... Continue reading “ZSR Digital Collections: More to Explore”

Special Collections & Archives: New Collections (Summer 2021)

Special Collections & Archives is often busier during the spring and summer months as we receive new collection donations and transfers. Donors include university offices, Wake Forest alumni, and community members, and we appreciate them thinking of us as a repository home for their donations. Some of our newer collections are listed below, but please... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives: New Collections (Summer 2021)”

Remembering Richard Murdoch and John Woodard

History is of paramount importance for Special Collections & Archives, so we were particularly saddened by the recent loss of two of our own “founding fathers,” Richard Murdoch and John Woodard. Although Richard and John had been retired from ZSR Library for several years, their continued interest in Special Collections & Archives and their institutional... Continue reading “Remembering Richard Murdoch and John Woodard”

Special Collections & Archives Update 2020

With the start of a new school year (even during a pandemic), we frequently hear: “So, I have a question for Special Collections & Archives, who should I contact first?” The first, best place to start is archives@wfu.edu, your go-to for anything e-mail and for referring reference questions, faculty requesting instruction for classes, or donations.... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Update 2020”

Deacon Experiences: COVID-19

As we live through historic times, this is a good reminder about the value of the archives in chronicling recorded history. Archives are often thought of as old and dusty, when they are actually the representation of a current moment long past. We all “participate” in history, but we usually don’t think about our experience... Continue reading “Deacon Experiences: COVID-19”