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UF Receives $2M Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The grant will strengthen and sustain the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida announced today that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a four-year, $2,000,000 grant: Revitalizing the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). dLOC is a…

Early State Records of Florida Now Freely Available Online

The George A. Smathers Libraries announce that the public now has free access to early state records of Florida, hosted as a collection in the University of Florida Digital Collections (https://ufdc.ufl.edu/collections/efp/). This online resource is a digital and searchable version of records put on microfilm by the Library of…

Levy County Journal now digitized

The Digital Support Services and Conservation and Preservation departments of the George A. Smathers Libraries announce the addition of an extensive run of the Levy County Journal (1928-2016) to the Florida Digital Newspaper Library (FDNL) (https://ufdc.ufl.edu/fdnl1).  Thanks to a generous donation of papers by the family of the paper’s…

Making Florida Newspaper Collections Accessible

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, has added 200,000 digitized pages of historic Florida newspapers to the freely available in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library (FDNL). The project, “Making Florida Newspaper Collections Accessible,” was completed with $53,040 in Library Services and Technology Act funding from the…

Recently Processed, Expanded or Revised Collections (May 2021)

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…

The new SOURCE magazine is now released!

SOURCE offers the reader an opportunity to view remarkable materials from our collections, learn about our innovative research and collaborations both in the Libraries and with other colleagues throughout the University and beyond, and explore highlights of exceptional faculty and student services provided by the Smathers Libraries.

Virgin Islands newspapers featured in Chronicling America blog post

In a recent blog post, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Program Officer Hadassah St. Hubert is joined by National Digital Newspaper Program partners Melissa Jerome, Project Coordinator for the US Caribbean & Ethnic Florida Digital Newspaper Project at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida,…

New Finding Aids Website for Florida Archival & Manuscripts

The Special and Area Studies Department announces the release of a new University of Florida Archival & Manuscripts Finding Aids website at https://findingaids.uflib.ufl.edu/. This new website will replace the older finding aid website with a system based on ArchivesSpace. ArchivesSpace is the leading archival content management system in…