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This post was written by Caroline Haight, an intern at Special Collections and Archives, for their Great Rare Books Bake Off blog series. For my contribution to the Great Rare Books Bake Off blog series, I have decided to make my great grandmother’s banana bread recipe. This recipe is one that I’ve watched my grandmotherContinue reading “Great Grandma’s Banana Bread”
When thinking about a recipe to try for this year’s Great Rare Books Bake Off, I tried to find something that required minimal ingredients and was something that I had never tried before. A lot of the required ingredients for cakes that I kept finding required a large amount of eggs, flour, and sugar, untilContinue reading “Sweet as Molasses: Making a Molasses Cake”
Living through life post-2020 pandemic has made us learn a lot of things about preparing for the unknown. But humans aren’t new to the phenomenon of epidemics. While working with the Florida State University’s Special Collections and Archives, I came across a series of letters from the 17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents collection that mentionContinue reading “The Scare of Smallpox Through the Lens of 18th Century Correspondence”
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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