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. ...

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...

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....

Two photos of Ed Wynn on a black background. He is wearing a hat in one and in the other he is speaking on a radio show.

Ed Wynn: A “Perfect” Jewish Comedian

Submitted by Dr. Rebecca Jefferson, Head of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica and Jim Liversidge, Curator of Popular Culture Collections Among the hundreds of theater bills, flyers and programs...

Seated "Orange Bird" in plastic on bright yellow background

Come to the Florida Sunshine Tree

One of the most iconic advertising campaigns of the 1970s featured singer Anita Bryant and a silent cartoon Orange Bird. What happened to it?...

Photo of An Authentic Narrative of the Seminole War; and of the Miraculous Escape of Mrs. Mary Godfrey, and her Four Female Children (Daniel L. Blanchard,1836) from the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History. Photo also features fold out that was included with the pamphlet which is now encapsulated separately.

Hidden Meanings in a Second Seminole War Pamphlet

My first acquaintance with the plight of Mary Godfrey came a few years back when I was researching literature produced during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842).   Her story is a “captivity narrative,”...

The Coffey Residency in Book Arts

A look at the five artists' books that were created between 2015 and 2019 as part of the Coffey Residency in Book Arts program at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the...

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