Springtime in the SSDN Repository

Spring is a time for new beginnings. Flowers are blooming, eggs are hatching, and it is beginning to warm up. We do spring cleaning to get out with the old and bring in the new. This springtime the Sunshine State Digital Network challenges you to “spring clean your mind” by exploring our repository for materials related to spring!

Some of the most prominent springtime-related items in the repository are documents from Florida State University spring commencement ceremonies. These ceremonies are for students graduating from the university. The commencement ceremony program-books span throughout the 1950’s.

In another search for springtime items, the repository provides a perfect place to see images of flowers. There are over 100 pictures of flowers alone in the repository. These range from black and white images to beautiful full-color images, like the one below.

DPLA is good for more environmental content than just flowers, however. DPLA (the Digital Public Library of America) has two exhibitions that have to do with the environment. These exhibitions are called Urban Parks in the United States and This Land is Your Land. The Urban Parks in the United States exhibition explores the creation of Central Park in New York City and other urban parks. The This Land is Your Land exhibition examines the connection humans have with national parks.

Lastly, the repository offers a glimpse into American female poets when you search for spring. The spring volumes of Kalliope are available for your perusal in the repository. Kalliope is a journal of women’s art, including drawings, poetry, sculpture, and more. This journal was sponsored by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

If you’d like to delve into some spring-related topics, I highly recommend exploring the digitized materials available in the Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN) and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Enjoy!

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