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

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Dr. Faustina Holman Collection

The WSSU Archives is pleased to announce the completion of the Dr. Faustina Holman Collection.  The collection has been processed and is ready to be used by the University community for research.

Below is a brief Bio on Dr. Holman:

Dr. Faustina Lee Holman was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina October 7, 1934. She was the youngest of three children; her parents were Alvin Thomas and Willie Mae Holman and she had two siblings, a sister, Patricia and, brother, Alvis. The Holman family lived between 9th and Patterson Streets but later relocated to 1823 East 3rd Street in East Winston. She attended Atkins High School growing up and completed here Bachelor of Science degree from Winston-Salem Teachers College in 1953. She then went on to obtain her Master of Arts in Music Education from New York University and her Doctoral Degree in Music Education from Temple University. She was a member of Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church as well as Mount Zion Baptist Church. During her career Dr. Holman taught music education courses in the Winston-Salem /Forsyth County school system, at Norfolk State University, University of Michigan and Winston-Salem State University. During her tenure at WSSU Holman served as an accompanist for the University Choir and student recitals, and as a department administrator. She was a member of numerous music organizations and church activities such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Women of Achievement, and the Dorcas Missionary Group of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Music Educators of North Carolina and many more. She was highly respected in the music field and received many honors and recognitions. Dr. Faustina Holman passed February 18, 2011 in her hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

For a copy of the finding aid or to set up a research date, please contact Tom Flynn at 336-750-2426 or