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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””

Start of the Academic Year: Special Collections & Archives Information

With the start of a new school year, 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. Messages sent to this... Continue reading “Start of the Academic Year: Special Collections & Archives Information”

Paper Trails on the Silk Road

The Silk Road – the term coined in the 19th century for the network of Central Asian trade routes that flourished between roughly 200 B.C.E. and 1400 C.E. – today conjures up images of camel caravans carrying exotic luxury goods like silks, spices, porcelain, and perfumes. But the most important trade good on the Silk... Continue reading “Paper Trails on the Silk Road”

Reminder: Time to Transfer Records and Papers to the University Archives

As we come to the end of the semester and the academic year, the University Archives (Special Collections & Archives, 625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library) would like to remind all faculty and staff that we welcome the transfer of records and papers from university offices. We also encourage students to donate materials which document their... Continue reading “Reminder: Time to Transfer Records and Papers to the University Archives”

Special Collections & Archives Annual Report, 2014-2015

Special Collections & Archives (SCA), in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, recently completed a very successful year, 2014-2015. Here is a brief listing of accomplishments and activities. For further information, please contact Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Director: zanisht@wfu.edu Departmental Accomplishments: Stephanie Bennett joined SCA as the Department’s new Collections Archivist. Her responsibilities focus on collections management, accessioning,... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Annual Report, 2014-2015”

Wake Forest Commencement Programs are online!

The Special Collections and Archives department is happy to announce that the Wake Forest Commencement Programs are now digitized and available online! We took our programs to UNC-Chapel Hill to be scanned as part of the Digital NC project. These are some of the most requested items in our collection and are a great help... Continue reading “Wake Forest Commencement Programs are online!”

Finding Charles Dickens

I first found Charles Dickens while at the Worrell House in 1979. I have read many of his works over the years and have enjoyed them immensely. When I started working in Special Collections & Archives, I was very excited to find out that we have some of Dickens’ works in the original parts. One... Continue reading “Finding Charles Dickens”

Paradise Lost, 1669

The first issue of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost appeared in 1667. The anti-royalist Milton, blind and near sixty years old, had fallen on hard times in Restoration England, but Paradise Lost fit the apocalyptic mood of a nation that had recently suffered an outbreak of plague, the great fire of London, and defeat... Continue reading “Paradise Lost, 1669”

Discovering Archival Resources

Historical records are more accessible than ever. How can you incorporate unique primary resources into your scholarly work? Continue reading “Discovering Archival Resources”