Bob Hope and Katharine Hepburn in “The Iron Petticoat”, 1956. Lobby card from the Bob Hope Collection
James S. Haskins Papers, 1920s-2023 (Bulk: 1961-2004) (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
James Haskins (1941-2005) was a prolific author of more than 100 published books, mostly of African American nonfiction and biography for children and adolescent readers, though he is perhaps most known for his books The Cotton Club and Mr. Bojangles, which each served as inspiration for film adaptations. He was also a Professor of English at the University of Florida and maintained a busy schedule of speaking and lecturing engagements. The James S. Haskins Papers includes both professional and personal records from throughout Haskins’s career, which is highlighted in this collection through his essays and speeches, the subject files on Lionel Hampton, the (sometimes still unpublished) works sent to him for help with writing and publishing, and in the treatment of Haskins by others as teacher, mentor, entrepreneur, and friend.
Cotman Family Papers, 1972-2014
Photographs, articles, awards, memorabilia and other documents related to the Cotman Family. Illinoy Cotman was the oldest African American resident in Archer, Florida who could recite details from the Rosewood massacre of 1922. Her son, Henry Earl Cotman was one of the first African American students to graduate from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1970.
A. Quinn Jones Collection, 1901-2007 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
The collection documents the life and career of African American educator, A. Quinn Jones, his wife Frederica Jones, and the African American community in Gainesville, Florida, concentrating on Lincoln High School and the Greater Bethel AME Church.
Jack and Anne Rudloe Papers, 1951-1997 (Bulk: 1968-1997) (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
The collection includes Jack and Anne Rudloe’s writings, consisting of manuscripts, drafts, proof copies, and background material.
Pride Student Union Records, 1982-2013
Collection contains records from the Pride Student Union at the University of Florida. Includes, flyers, meeting minutes, event information, constitutions, correspondence, and publications.
Collection contains records from the LGBT Concerns Committee, now the LGBTQ+ Presidential Advisory Committee at the University of Florida. Includes meeting minutes, newsletters, work on updating UF’s non-discrimination policy, domestic partner benefits, and reports from the committee. Also contains information on LGBTQ+ history at the University of Florida.
Collection contains scrapbooks of materials, mainly newspaper clippings, detailing events and happenings at the University of Florida and the George A. Smathers Libraries.
Bob Hope Collection, 1890-2020
The Bob Hope Collection documents, through collected ephemera and artifacts, the life and career of the legendary performer throughout the 20th Century and his 100 years (1903-2003).
Collection on Jewish Organizations in Cuba / Guía de Organizaciones judías en la Colección de Cuba, 1925-1970 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
This collection sheds light on various aspects of Jewish communal life in Cuba from the 1920s until the 1960s. The documents in the collection were created by different Jewish organizations in Havana. The majority of these letters, written agreements, registry entries, affidavits issued to immigrants to both Cuba and the US, and tickets to different events are in Yiddish, also signaling that they are related to the lives of the last large wave of Jewish immigrants to Cuba, mostly from Eastern European Ashkenazi communities.
Esta colección arroja luz sobre varios aspectos de la comunidad judía en Cuba durante las décadas de 1920 a 1960. Los documentos de la colección fueron creados por diferentes organizaciones judías en La Habana. La mayoría de las cartas, acuerdos por escrito, entradas de registro, las declaraciones juradas emitidas a inmigrantes de Cuba y Estados Unidos y boletos para asistir a distintos eventos están escritos en yidis. Los documentos están relacionados a la vida de la última gran ola migratoria de judíos a Cuba, principalmente de las comunidades asquenazí procedentes de Europa del este.
Arthur L. Funk Papers, 1927-2009 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Small collection of papers from the files of former University of Florida history professor Arthur Funk. Features World War II artwork by Funk.
Twentieth-Century Cuban Documents Collection / Guía de Colección de Documentos Cubanos del Siglo XX, 1923-1997 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
The collection contains photographs, newsletters, booklets, flyers, brochures, Cuban pesos, and documents on topics related to politics, economy, military, tourism, education, the 26th of July Movement, Fidel Castro’s supporters, and communism during the 20th Century in Cuba.
La colección contiene fotografías, panfletos, boletines informativos, folletos, volantes publicitarios, pesos cubanos, y documentos relacionados con temas de la política, economía, milicia, educación, el turismo, el comunismo, El Movimiento 26 de Julio, y los partidarios de Fidel Castro de Cuba durante el siglo veinte.
Tikwah Mining Corporation Photograph Albums, 1946-1949 (Bulk: 1948-1949)
Two photograph albums of the Tikwah goldmine in British Guiana documenting the region as well as the mining camp and its operations.
Caribbean Documents Collection, 1791-2003 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
The collection contains various documents related to Caribbean Island countries (Excluding Cuba and Haiti which have their own separate collections). The collections are comprised of a variety of materials highlighting the history, culture, and study of Caribbean Island countries. These materials have been acquired from various sources over a period of many years, and are grouped together because each acquisition consists of a small number of items (e.g., a single letter, manuscript, or photograph album).
Posters, newsletters, newspapers, and documents related to the struggle for Puerto Rican independence.
Pósters, boletines, periódicos, y documentos relacionados con la lucha por la independencia de Puerto Rico.
Latin American Documents Collection, 1676-1978
The collection contains various documents related to Latin American countries including those in Mexico, South and Central America (Cuba, Haiti, and Caribbean Islands documents can be found in related collections). The collections are comprised of a variety of materials highlighting the history, culture, and study of Latin America. These materials have been acquired from various sources over a period of many years, and are grouped together because each acquisition consists of a small number of items (e.g., a single letter, manuscript, or photograph album).