Below are collections that have been recently processed, expanded, or revised at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.
Ernesto Chavez Collection / Guía de la Colección de Ernesto Chávez, 1887-2018 (Bulk 1960-2014) (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Ernesto Chávez Álvarez (b. 1942) is a Cuban writer and scholar who worked as a rural teacher during the early years of revolutionary regime. This collection documents events and subversive movements in Cuba, Chávez’s own experience as a voluntary and rural teacher, the research he conducted on the Cuban War of Independence, and documents related to his writings and publications. It also includes collections created by his friends which shed light on life in Cuba during the twentieth century. Significant items in this collection include a rare collection of zines and periodicals, and photographs depicting various social and political scenes.
Ernesto Chávez Álvarez (n. 1942) es un escritor y académico cubano que trabajó como maestro rural durante los primeros años del gobierno revolucionario. Esta colección documenta eventos y movimientos subversivos en Cuba, la experiencia de Chávez como maestro voluntario y rural, su investigación sobre la Guerra de Independencia de Cuba y documentos relacionados a sus escritos y publicaciones. También contiene colecciones creadas por sus amigos que ilustran la vida en Cuba durante el siglo XXI. Además, incluye una colección única de zines y boletines, así como fotografías que muestran escenas sociales y políticas en Cuba.
University of Florida Agricultural Women’s Club Records, 1940-2020
Scrapbooks, yearbooks, minutes, and other records documenting the University of Florida Agricultural Women’s Club.
Records of the University of Florida J. Wayne Reitz Union Office of the Director, 1914-2001 (Bulk: 1953-1984) (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Records of the Director of the University of Florida’s student union, the J. Wayne Reitz Union, and its predecessor, the Florida Union.
Papers of J. Wayne Reitz, 1925-1997 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Personal correspondence, speeches and writings, lecture notes, and memorabilia of J. Wayne Reitz, fifth president of the University of Florida.
Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Office of the President (Charles E. Young), 1999-2003
Administrative records of Charles E. Young, tenth president of the University of Florida.
Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Records, 1946-2021
Establishing records, minutes, handbooks, reports, publications, program flyers, and other organizational records belonging to the Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Michelle Campos’s Research Collection on Zionist Women Organizations, 1997
The collection includes documents collected and photocopied at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem in fall of 1997. They pertain to the early 20th-century history of Zionist women, mostly from Germany and include correspondence, protocols, newspaper clippings, and excerpts from published books.