Two Women, So Many Books

The correspondence between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Julia Scribner Bigham reveals fifteen years of talking about life, nature and, of course, books. ...

“Political” Theater

Explore the connections between stage and statehouse in our collection of historical playbills and theater programs....

The dictionary's marbled paper covers bear a presentation stamp.

Abigail’s Dictionary

A Hebrew-English dictionary from the middle of the nineteenth century illuminates the mind and the labor of its author. ...

Color photograph of a red brick wall. On the wall is a grey sign reading "Newnansville 1820."

The Lost Communities of Florida

Submitted by Bridget Bihm-Manuel, Collections Coordinator for Florida History, and Hank Young, Principal Serials Cataloger Imagine driving around Florida and seeing a church or a cemetery with the name of a town...

White gloved hands carefully holding a colorized glass slide featuring four Seminole children.

Rev. Alexander Linn among the Everglades Seminole

By James Cusick, Curator of the PK Yonge Library of Florida History Reverend Alexander Linn In the 1920s and 1930s, Reverend Alexander Linn made parochial trips throughout Florida to set up churches and...

UF coeds clustered around an information booth located in the historic part of campus. Most in the photo are wearing the Rat Caps that designate them as freshmen.

Documenting Campus History with UF University Archives

Submitted by Sarah Coates, Interim University Archivist October is Archives Month and to celebrate, we’re highlighting one of our 13 collecting areas in Special and Area Studies Collections: the UF University Archives....

Masthead title figure for the weekly Mfumu'eto comic "Tala Tina," dated October 25, 1994.

International Comics: Papa Mfumu’Eto 1er

Submitted by Dan Reboussin, Ph.D., African Studies Curator I’m thrilled to share that, in collaboration with Professor Nancy Hunt, I’ve recently accessioned the creative and production papers of comic artist Papa Mfumu’Eto...

An engraving of "Les Argonautes," featuring people in Ancient Greek clothing. Under the engraving, it says "Les Argonautes, selon Pindare Orphee Et Apollonius de Rhodes."

Missing Pieces

A fragment of an early printed book tells the story of how we think about texts and titles....

Close up of a comic panel showing a fake opening in the Panama Canal as a plot device.

Comics, the Panama Canal, & World War II

Submitted by Celeste Velazco, 2020 Smathers Library Undergraduate Student Fellow Nowadays, people of all ages enjoy comics and blockbuster comic book-inspired movies. However, in the 1930s, comic books were written mostly for...

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