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Ephemera Collection

Finding Aid & Inventory

The Ephemera Collection contains various items, mostly paper records, related to American and North Carolinan history.

Collection Overview

The Collection of Ephemera contains materials that document American, especially North Carolinian, history. This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1. General materials, and Series 2. North Carolina materials. Many items, but not all, are related to Wake Forest College or alumni of the College and University.

This collection contains materials related to enslavement and war crimes. Proceed with care.

Collection Inventory

  • General materials
    • Animal remedy recipes (circa 1800-1899) box 1 folder 4
    • Commercial newspaper clippings from the Northeast (circa 1810-1819) box 1 folder 3
    • "A Funeral Discourse" by Joh[n] (circa 1800-1899) box 1 folder 6
    • Hawkins, Gary: Joe film script  (2012) box 1 folder 1
    • "Negroes in Our Modern History" clippings book, created by Gladys Louise Whitworth  (1944) box 2 folder 6
    • Niece, Don. Two Years Around the World: A Travelogue in Letter Form, February 11, 1955-April 5, 1957 manuscript  (circa 1957) box 1 folder 12
    • "Our money floats what the military scraps" poster from motive  (circa 1965-1972) oversize 1
    • Sours, Philip: writing and mathematics practice notebook  (1832-1833) box 2 folder 2-3
    • Spratt, Daphne: Japanese War Crimes tribunal observations and related materials (class of 1930)  (1946-1947) box 2 folder 1
    • "Ten Steps to Ruin" ad for the "The Informer" and "Deacon Giles' Distillery" by George B. Cheever (circa 1900-1919) box 3 folder 1
    • U.S. Department of Defense evasion chart, covering Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Syria  (2002 August) box 3 folder 2
    • U.S. President inauguration: "Historic Points of Interest" pamphlets and parade program (1902, 1905) box 1 folder 20
    • U.S. President inauguration: inauguration ribbons (3) (circa 1902, 1905) box 3 item 1
  • North Carolina materials
    • Betts, William: Letter to R. Amos, Ayersville, Stokes County, regarding prices for enslaved people (1858 August 6) box 1 folder 2
    • Hosiery and fashion mill prospectus and industry reports (circa 1934-1939) box 2 folder 5
    • N.C. home photograph: Battersea, home of Alice Duggar, related to Confederate solider Reuben Vaughn Kidd, Charlotte (undated) box 1 folder 21
    • N.C. home photograph: Hawthorne, home of Louise Browder, possibly Charlotte  (circa 1898) box 1 folder 22
    • N.C. National Guard "Roster" booklet  (1916 October 15) box 1 folder 11
    • Postcards: Winston-Salem, N.C., buildings and points of interest (circa 1909-1948) box 1 folder 7
    • Postcards: Industry (circa 1955-1956) box 1 folder 8
    • Postcards: Wake Forest and Salem College campuses (circa 1950s) box 1 folder 9
    • Postcard: Wake Forest College (Wake Forest, N.C.)  (1938) box 1 folder 10
    • R. J. Reynolds Whitaker Park Cigarette Plant souvenir booklet  (circa 1961) box 1 folder 19
    • Renegade Ninja Cowgirls (Winston-Salem, N.C.) signs and background information (circa 2001, 2014) box 4
    • Rhinoceros tail hair with note about its collection at Colonel March's, Davidson County, N.C. (undated) box 1 folder 23
    • Withers, Nannie Willie (1878-1970): biography, remembrances, and "Table Talk" article  (1893-1970) box 1 folder 5

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Ephemera Collection
circa 1800-2014
1 half-document box, 1 legal-sized document box, 1 oversize box, 1 panoramic box
5.63  Linear Feet

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, 2019
Revision Description
Revised by Stephanie Bennett, 2019, 2020, 2022
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Ephemera Collection (MS880), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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