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New Digital Collection – Ulysses B. Roach Diaries

The Digital Library Center has recently digitized a set of diaries and farm accounts from Ulysses B. Roach, a farmer and plantation owner in Jefferson County, Florida. The diaries give us a detailed glimpse into the day-to-day life of Roach, who meticulously documented the weather and the quality of his crops. Ulysses B. Roach wrote…

2023 Emmett Till Archives Lecture Series

Join FSU Libraries and the Emmett Till Archives on Tuesday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Broad Auditorium, Claude Pepper Center, in a discussion about the “Educational Legacy of Mamie Till-Mobley” with Dr. Brandon M. Erby. Dr. Erby is an Assistant Professor of Writing Rhetoric, and Digital Studies and an affiliated faculty member in African…

Cassettes Galore with the William R. Jones Papers

This Spring Break was probably one of the more relaxed ones I’ve had while working here in Special Collections. While everyone was off campus, I had the pleasure of working in solitude with the William R. Jones Papers, a collection that has me handling more cassettes at once than I ever have in my life.…

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Illuminations is a blog devoted to shedding light on the ongoing research, preservation, and outreach activities involving the unique materials held by the Special Collections & Archives Division (SCA) of the Florida State University Libraries. This blog highlights how FSU SCA supports active learning and engagement, as well as provides a behind the scenes peek into the day to day activities of our librarians and archivists. Posts are written from different perspectives, both student and professional, and provide insights into our collections and the work necessary to make them accessible to all, both in the present and for decades to come.

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