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University Relations Office Record Group, Foundation Relations

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This collection contains correspondence, budgets, and proposals between Wake Forest University and the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

Biographical and Historical Note

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation was founded by Mary Reynolds Babcock following the death of her brother in 1936 to provide charitable acts to North Carolinians. The Reynolds family established the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation to benefit citizens in poverty in 1953 after the passing of Mary Reynolds Babcock. Mary Reynolds Babcock and her husband, Charles, donated 350 acres from the family estate to Wake Forest University which moved the university to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1956.

Collection Overview

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation was founded by Mary Reynolds Babcock following the death of her brother in 1936 to provide charitable acts to North Carolinians. The Reynolds family established the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation to benefit citizens in poverty in 1953 after the passing of Mary Reynolds Babcock. This collection contains correspondence, budgets, and proposals between Wake Forest University and the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

Collection Inventory

  • Lucy Teague Bassett Memorial Fund correspondence (1973-1985) box 8 folder 1-3
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation correspondence, administrative and financial materials (1981) box 3 folder 1
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation correspondence, administrative and financial materials (1982) box 3 folder 2
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation correspondence, administrative and financial materials (1983) box 3 folder 3
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation correspondence, administrative and financial materials (1984) box 3 folder 4
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation correspondence, administrative and financial materials (1985) box 3 folder 5
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation correspondence, administrative and financial materials (1986) box 3 folder 6
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation correspondence, administrative and financial materials (1987) box 3 folder 7
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation correspondence, administrative and financial materials (1988-1989) box 3 folder 8
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation correspondence, administrative and financial materials (1990) box 3 folder 9-10
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation correspondence, budgets, art funds (1968-1972) box 7 folder 13
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Fine Arts Building materials (1973-1976) box 1 folder 11
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation gifts and grants (1956-1969) box 1 folder 1
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation gifts and grants (1970-1979) box 1 folder 2
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation gifts and grants (1980-1995) box 1 folder 3
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Graylyn proposal (1982) box 2 folder 3
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Graylyn proposal (1983) box 2 folder 4
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Law School proposal (1984) box 2 folder 5
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Project Ensure materials (1989) box 2 folder 6-7
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation proposal (1982) box 6 folder 7
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation proposal research materials (1982) box 2 folder 2
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Reynolda Village grant materials (1978) box 1 folder 14
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Reynolda Woods lots materials (1977-1980) box 8 folder 5
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation School of Business correspondence (1966-1967) box 1 folder 13
  • Mary Reyonlds Babcock Foundation School of Business correspondence (1970-1974) box 8 folder 4
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation School of Management proposal (1981-1982) box 2 folder 1
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Verney Fund correspondence  (1965) box 1 folder 15
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Wachovia statements (1998) box 7 folder 5
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation WFU proposals (1990) box 2 folder 8
  • Nancy Susan Reynolds professorship budgets (1985-1992) box 6 folder 9
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation communication materials (1936-1946) box 7 folder 6
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1952-1978) box 7 folder 1-2
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1980) box 4 folder 4
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1980-1988) box 7 folder 7
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1981) box 4 folder 5
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1982) box 4 folder 6
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1983) box 4 folder 7
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1984) box 4 folder 8
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1985) box 5 folder 2-3
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1986) box 5 folder 4
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1987) box 5 folder 6
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1988) box 5 folder 8
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1989) box 6 folder 2
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation correspondence (1990) box 6 folder 4
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation fellowship scholarship funds (1981-1985) box 1 folder 10
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation gifts and grants (1950-1969) box 1 folder 4
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation gifts and grants (1970-1979) box 1 folder 5
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation gifts and grants (1980-1989) box 1 folder 6
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation gifts and grants (1990-1994) box 1 folder 7
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation greenhouse renovations (1980-1981) box 7 folder 3
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation matching gift materials (1965-1968) box 7 folder 4
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation minority scholarship proposal (1989) box 6 folder 1
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation proposal materials (1979) box 4 folder 2
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation proposal materials (1980) box 4 folder 3
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation proposal materials (1985) box 5 folder 1
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation proposal materials (1988) box 5 folder 7
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation proposal materials (1990) box 6 folder 3
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation proposal supplement materials (1978) box 4 folder 1
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation scholarship budgets (1986-1988) box 6 folder 8
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation submitted proposals notebook (1974-1977) box 6 folder 5
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation submitted proposals notebook (1974-1977) box 6 folder 6
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation support proposal materials (1979) box 7 folder 8
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation support proposal materials (1980) box 1 folder 8
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation support proposal materials (1981-1983) box 1 folder 9
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Third Century Project materials (1986) box 5 folder 5

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
University Relations Office. Foundation Relations Records
ID
RG37.3
Date [inclusive]
1952-1990
Extent
3.15 Linear Feet  7 document boxes, 1 half-document box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Stephanie Bennett and Caroline Fahringer 2020
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Preferred Citation
University Relations Office. Foundation Relations Records (RG37.3), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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