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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.

Free Textbook Broadens Understanding of Materials Science in Cultural Context

LibraryPress@UF announces publication of The Impact of Materials on Society (IMOS), a free, full-length textbook for undergraduate students. Bridging STEM and the humanities, this book explores the complex interplay between human cultures and everyday materials like clay, glass, concrete, steel, and plastic. The project was led by University of Florida…

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. Andrew St. George Collection  / Guía de la Colección de Andrew St. George, 1947-1999. Manuscripts, drafts, research notes, clippings, newspapers, photographs, books, flyers, and correspondence documenting…

2021 Coffey Residency for Book Arts

The Special and Area Studies Collections at University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries are thrilled to announce the Coffey Residency Artists for 2021: Denise Bookwalter (https://denisebookwalter.com/home.html) and Paul Shortt (http://paulshortt.com/). As the residency was not offered in 2020 due to the pandemic, we decided to offer the…