Recently Processed, Expanded, or Revised Collections

Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders,” Arrival at Tampa, Florida in 1898. Stereoview from the David Snedeker Collection of Florida Stereoviews.
Steamer Marion in Ocklawaha River. Stereoview from the David Snedeker Collection of Florida Stereoviews.

The following collections in the Special and Area Studies Department have been recently processed, expanded or revised at the University of Florida.

College of Nursing Records, 1998-2022

Collection contains reports, flyers for research day presentations, and other materials from the College of Nursing at the University of Florida.

Florida Museum of Natural History Records, 1913-1954

Collection contains records from the Florida State Museum (now the Florida Museum of Natural History). Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, a list of accessions, and news releases.

University of Florida History Advisory Council Records, 1999-2011

Collection contains records relating to the creation, selection, and text of the historical markers placed on the University of Florida campus.

University of Florida Police Department Records, 1994-2018

Collection contains superseded policies and procedures used by the University of Florida Police Department.

Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Libraries Office of the Director, 1911-2022 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)

Contains the administrative records of the directors of the University of Florida Libraries.

Records of the University of Florida Price Library of Judaica, 1972-1995 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)

Correspondence, collection inventories, reports, forms, working papers documenting the administration of the Price Library.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Papers, 1844-2002 (Bulk: 1916-1953) (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)

Correspondence, manuscripts, scrapbooks, legal papers, photographs, and other materials created by or related to the author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

David Snedeker Collection of Florida Stereoviews, circa 1865-1930

The Snedeker Collection of Florida stereoviews contains over 2,000 stereoscopic images from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These images depict Florida fauna, flora, landscapes, architecture, waterways, and  people, including African Americans.

Florida LGBTQ+ Collection, 1960-2021 (Bulk: 1970-2000)

The Florida LGBTQ+ Collection contains newspapers, journals, newsletters, magazines, and other periodicals related to the LGBTQ+ community in Florida. It includes titles such as The Weekly News (TWN), which was the longest-running gay newspaper in Florida at the time of its final issue, and Mama Raga, a lesbian magazine published in Gainesville.

Jane Hiers Papers, 1955-2004

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, committee notes, and other records related to Criminal Justice, Civil Rights, and local politics in Gainesville and Alachua County created by Gainesville local community activist Jane Hiers.

Isidor Reisman Collection, 1971-2020

Articles, instructional materials, correspondence, and newsletters produced by and about Hebrew teacher, calligrapher, and Holocaust survivor Isidor Reisman.

National Jewish Women’s Council Jacksonville Section Records, 1939-2019 (Bulk: 1939-2006)

Scrapbooks, photographs, news clippings, meeting minutes, reports, project files, awards, and other documents pertaining to the Jacksonville, Florida Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW).

Harry Z. Cohen Collection on the Workmen’s Circle in Rochester, New York, 1936-2020 (Bulk: 1950-1976)

Speech on the “History of the Workmen’s Circle in Rochester, New York” by Harry Z. Cohen and materials related to Cohen’s work with the Workmen’s Circle.

Stan Soocher Collection on John D. MacDonald, 1981-1998

This archive consists of materials that Stan Soocher collected while involved in helping organize John D. MacDonald Conferences and working on the JDM Bibliophile Magazine that was dedicated to the legacy of the prolific writer John D. MacDonald.

Alachua County Branch – NAACP Records, 1945-2020

Records document the local Alachua NAACP chapter’s social justice advocacy efforts between 1946 and 2020 and consists of news clippings, meeting minutes, flyers, and other documents.

Joel Buchanan Papers, 2000-2019

Papers, photographs, and community honors related to Joseph Buchanan and his work in Gainesville and Alachua County, as well as specifically at the University of Florida.

African American History in Alachua County Collection, 1976-2021

News clippings, correspondence, program booklets, DVD tapes, and other documents, related to local Black history in Alachua County, Florida.

Jane Malinoff-Kamide Collection on Afro-Brazil, 1924-2023

An extensive and comprehensive collection on Afro-Brazilian literary history and general issues pertinent to the theme. The collection contains original issues and copies of Afro-Brazil newspapers; publications from Afro-Brazilian organizations such as the Sao Paulo State Federation of Afro-Brazilian Organizations; original booklets with historical content about the history of Afro-Brazil, artists, poets, and scholars. Original and copies of documents, magazine articles, journals, speeches, symposia and conference presentations. Documents include original manuscripts and publications of Afro-Brazilian literary figures and scholars; audiocassettes of interviews with scholars, writers, and poets; microfilms with complete newspaper issues. The collection includes several books, including a rare first edition.

Cuban Comics Collection, 1965-1996

Cuban comic books published between 1965 to 1996 that cover a wide range of topics and styles, for adults and children.