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Stories Tagged: Z. Smith Reynolds Library

2, Ed as student

‘The rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air’

Before he was “Mr. Wake Forest,” Ed Wilson (’43) was Ensign Wilson, serving aboard a destroyer escort in World War II.


From Gutenberg to Kindle

Lost in the brave new world of e-books, Kindles and Nooks? The ZSR Library wants to help.

Travis Manning ('93) with his Employee of the Year award.

True to himself: Travis Manning (’93)

Books have always been there to guide ZSR’s Travis Manning (’93) along his life journey.

'Libraries, it turns out, are filled with stacks of books — and of memories,' writes Jane Freeman Crosthwaite.

Checking out the ghosts in ZSR library

Is that the ghost of A.C. Reid? ZSR library is filled with more than books, writes Jane Freeman Crosthwaite (’59).

David Paff, Rachel Weaver: WF memories sparked an instant connection.

Deacs in Love: Rachel Weaver (’93) and David Paff (’86)

Deacs in Love: what might the future hold for Rachel Weaver (’93) and David Paff (’86)?


Secrets of the past reveal famous alumnus’ past

The daughter of distinguished alumnus Laurence Stallings (1916) discovers his fascinating past.


Leap Year lore a la Wake Forest

With Feb. 29 on the horizon, a bit of quadrennial trivia with a Wake Forest twist.

From Ed Wilson's Founders' Day speech in 1992: “For me – in 1939 – coming to Wake Forest, registering and going to my first classes were, in the immortal words of Humphrey Bogart in 'Casablanca,' the start of a beautiful friendship."

Ed Wilson (’43): ‘Of goodness and intelligence’

Provost Emeritus Edwin G. Wilson’s words at Founders’ Day Convocation still resonate with J. Michael Thomas (’79) — 20 years later.


Celebrating the Wilson Wing’s 20th anniversary

Has it really been 20 years since the Wilson Wing of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library opened?


Check Out This Library

Earlier this year, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library received the 2011 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, given annually by the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Maria Henson (’82) of Wake Forest Magazine talked with the library’s dean, Lynn Sutton, about how the library garnered the award and why ZSR is the place to be on campus. Its special collections include N.C. Baptist history and manuscripts of such luminaries as former Esquire editor Harold T.P. Hayes (’48) and Wilbur J. Cash (’22), author of “The Mind of the South.” Following are edited excerpts from the conversation.