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Alexandra Avelino

Women’s History Month at the Smathers Libraries

The Smathers Libraries celebrated Women’s History Month through a variety of events and activities that highlight the stories and success of female authors. From book displays and online exhibits to guest speakers and Out Loud readings, there is something for everyone. We honor the contributions and achievements of women and…

Newly processed (or recently revised) collections at the University of Florida

President John F. Kennedy, Brigada 2506 welcoming ceremony, Orange Bowl, Miami Florida. December 1962 (found in Eduardo Hernández “Guayo” Papers) Lawrence Carpenter Papers / Guía de la Colección de Lawrence Carpenter, 1973-1989 Field notebooks, index cards, general files and publications, slides, and AV material related to linguist…

CONVERSATIONS: The Guayo Collection

On March 21, Dr. Lillian Guerra and Martha Kapelewski presented the Smathers Libraries newest collection. The Eduardo “Guayo” Hernández collection contains documents, letters, newspaper articles, photographs, slides, correspondence, films, documentaries, and ephemera. Guayo was one of the premiere cameramen and journalists of pre-revolution Cuba. Guayo formed Noticuba, a news documentary…

CONVERSATIONS: The St. George Collection

On January 30, Dr. Lillian Guerra presented “Witness to Revolution: Cuba & the Photography of Andrew St. George.” This collection is a gift of Andrew Szentgyorgyi and his family, the Andrew St. George Collection represents the experiences and vast work of one of the most prolific and historically important photojournalists…

CONVERSATIONS: The Gore Vidal Collection Event

On October 12th, Neil Weijer, Curator of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection hosted a lively discussion with Steven Abbott and Jim Stephens, bibliographers for Gore Vidal. Weijer introduced and probed about the recent Smathers Libraries collection. Donated by Abbott and Stephens in 2023, the Gore Vidal…

Black History Month at the Smathers Libraries

The Smathers Libraries celebrate Black-African History Month through a variety of events and activities that highlight the rich history and culture of the Black-African community. From book displays and online exhibits to guest speakers and Out Loud readings, there is something for everyone. We honor the contributions and achievements of…

Application Developer wins Superior Accomplishment Award

Dustin Durden, Senior Application Developer for the Digital Libraries, won a Division 3 Superior Accomplishment Award this spring. Durden leads the team supporting UF-hosted digital libraries (e.g., the UF Digital Collections, Digital Library of the Caribbean, and the Florida Digital Newspapers Library), leads activities related to…

Recently Processed, Expanded, or Revised Collections

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…