142 The History of Wake Forest
Thursday, and the library remained open for study until 2 a.m. on those days. It still
closed at 6 p.m. on Friday, was open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and Sunday
hours were from 1 p.m. until midnight. The front entrance and the circulation desk
were moved from the fourth to the second floor to make the library more accessible
to people with disabilities. In another convenient change, the online catalog was com-
pleted, allowing the Wake Forest community to access library resources from their
personal computers.
Wake Forest officially celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday again on
January 22. The night before, a candlelit procession of more than one hundred stu-
dents, faculty, and staff silently marched, as in the previous year, from the Benson
Center to the steps of Wait Chapel, where organizers of the event, Deidra Jones and
Susan Chorley, spoke briefly about the importance of remembering King. The next
day, the Reverend Sam Mann, the white pastor of St. Mark’s, a predominantly black
church in Kansas City, Missouri, preached in Wait Chapel.
Academics
One of the academic highlights of the year
was a major symposium sponsored by the Z.
Smith Reynolds Library and the Publications
Board on April 9–10 honoring the late Harold
T. P. Hayes (’48), Editor of Esquire magazine
from 1963 to 1973. “At  Esquire, Hayes over-
saw the development of ‘New Journalism,’”
which was personified by authors Tom Wolfe,
Gay Talese, Joan Didion, and Norman Mailer.
Sharon Snow, curator of the Hayes papers
for the Rare Books Department, organized
the symposium. Hayes had died of cancer in
1989.
Harold T. P. Hayes (’48), former editor,
Esquire magazine (1963–1973)
The Wilson Wing of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library—interior and exterior views
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