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Emilio Cueto Sends Us to Cuba by Mail

Under the title Delivering Cuba Through The Mail: Cuba’s Presence in Non-Cuban Postage Stamps and Envelopes, edited by the Library Press of the prestigious University of Florida (UF), Emilio Cueto has just published a unique book. Cueto, a lawyer and independent researcher, has dedicated his life to collecting and studying…

Recently Processed, Expanded or Revised Collections

The following collections in the Special and Area Studies Department have been recently processed, expanded or revised at the University of Florida. Tim Lawrence Papers, 1974-2019 Project files, photographs, artwork, A/V, movie and television props, and other files documenting the life and career of makeup and special effects artist,…

IMLS Funding supports access to research proposals

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) have received $99,833 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to launch a new initiative, “Planning for Open Grants: Fostering a Transparent and Accessible National Research Proposal Infrastructure.” Navigating the process to secure funding and fellowships requires…

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…

The Life She Wished to Live: Book talks by Ann McCutchan

Ann McCutchan is the author of ‘The Life She Wished to Live, A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Author of The Yearling’. The Life She Wished to Live paints a lively portrait of Rawlings, her contemporaries―including her legendary editor Maxwell Perkins and friends Zora Neale Hurston and Ernest…

Fall 2021 Source Magazine has published

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.

Dean’s Message – 11/03/21

Welcome to the University of Florida and to the George A. Smathers Libraries! We are happy to see you on campus and online. Based on university guidelines, face coverings are required for students, faculty, staff and guests inside all facilities that are part of UF Health and the…