Thursday, April 2, 2015

Larry Little: NC Black Panther Legacy

Please help us celebrate the donation of the Larry Little Manuscript Collection
to the Winston-Salem State University Archives

This reception is open to everyone.

For more information please call
Tom Flynn at 336-750-2426
or email to

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Check out the O'Kelly LASER

If you haven't been playing O'Kelly's LASER, there is still time.  Here is how to get involved:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Banned Book Read-A-Thon

The C.G. O'Kelly Library is hosting a banned book read-a-thon in conjunction with national banned book week.
Wednesday September 24, 2014
9:00am - 5-00pm
At the Clock Tower
For more information please contact Janet Malliett

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Forethinkers: The Evolution of Math Beyond Equations and Solutions

Below please find the video highlights from the most recent C.G. O'Kelly Friends of the Library Event.  For a complete video of the event please contact the WSSU Archives at 336-750-2426.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Personal Library of Dr. Simon G. Atkins

"A little library, growing larger every year, is an honorable part of a man's history. It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life,” wrote abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher. Dr. Simon Green Atkins, educator, religious leader, community developer and founder of Slater Industrial Academy, now Winston-Salem State University, understood Beecher’s philosophy. Dr. Atkins managed to amass nearly 500 books over his 71 year lifespan.

The Simon Green Atkins Book Collection contains poetry by Virgil, edition of Carter G. Woodson’s The Journal of Negro History, and guides to understanding government and laws.

A complete bibliography of the personal library of the Atkins Family will be made available in the coming weeks.

Post written by Harvey Long.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Photo Identification at Hall of Fame Reception

On Friday November 8th, 2013 Winston-Salem State University welcomed the 2013 inductees to the C.E. Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame.  In an attempt to crowdsource the identification process of images held in the WSSU Archives, a table was set up to allow the inductees to view and identify fellow athletes during the reception hour.  Based on the dates the athletes attended WSSU, 224 unidentified images were compiled for them to browse through.  With a little under an hour to get photographs identified, we are pleased to announce that 23 images were identified and have since been confirmed.

We would like to thank and congratulate all those inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dr. Hugh Lanier Farrior Artifact Display

The WSSU Archives is pleased to announce the newest display at the C.G. O'Kelly Library.

The display is a collection of artifacts donated to the Archives by Dr. Hugh Farrior and his family.  Dr. Farrior was a graduate of Davidson College and Virginia Commonwealth University medical school.  In the 1960s Dr. Farrior and his wife did mission work in Tribal regions of Africa, running both a school and hospital.

On display are some of the artifacts brought back by Dr. Farrior and his wife Ellen.

For more information please contact Tom Flynn at or 336-750-2426