SCA Art Showcase

When using Special Collections and Archives as an academic resource, there tend to be certain collections or texts that get more attention than others, either because our staff are more familiar with these materials or because the materials pertain to subjects that our collections are relevant to. Inevitably, there are many materials in the archivesContinue reading “SCA Art Showcase”

Book Traces in Strozier Library

Earlier this month, Strozier library hosted visiting professor Andrew Stauffer to lead a class through the exercise of finding unique texts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This project, called Book Traces, was founded by Stauffer with the goal of discovering and cataloging books of this time that were customized by their owners.Continue reading “Book Traces in Strozier Library”

Book Traces Event

Today, Thursday February 9th, the FSU English Department will be hosting a talk by Professor Andrew Stauffer in the Williams Building Common Room. Andrew Stauffer is the founder of the crowd-sourced project Book Traces, an online collection of photos of unique copies of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century books found on library shelves. What makes theseContinue reading “Book Traces Event”

Spring 2023 Service Update

During Winter Break, Strozier Library’s basement and sub-basement experienced water damage due to an air handler coil freezing. Due to this, our services here at Special Collections & Archives will be altered for the Spring 2023 semester. Thankfully, we did not lose any collections or sustain significant collections damage in the flood. Damage to flooring,Continue reading “Spring 2023 Service Update”

How Working with Special Collections Made Me a Better Historian

My name is Daniel Arenas and I am currently a doctoral candidate at the FSU history department but I have also been working as an intern with Special Collections and Archives. Specifically, I am working as a digital curator intern for the FSU Special Collections collaboration with the John G. Riley Center and Tallahassee CommunityContinue reading “How Working with Special Collections Made Me a Better Historian”

Introducing: The Reading Room KIC Scanner

Future researchers, we want to direct your attention to our new KIC scanner. With our help, you will now be able to scan the materials that you’re studying and email the images directly to yourself for your own personal research.  However, we do have a few types of materials that may not be scanned includingContinue reading “Introducing: The Reading Room KIC Scanner”

New Faces and New Hours at SCA

Leading into the fall semester, we want to announce our expanded hours and introduce you to a few new faces behind the desk in the Strozier Special Collections & Archives Reading Room. Fall Semester Strozier Reading Room Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am – 6pm Wednesday: 10am – 7pm Friday: 10am – 5pm Fall Semester PepperContinue reading “New Faces and New Hours at SCA”

Postcards from the Library

This month, Special Collections & Archives teamed up with Student Outreach at Strozier to present Postcards from the Library, highlighting books and objects about travel, home, and identity. Our window display addresses FSU memorabilia and the International Program, general travel containing objects from the collections of our donors, World’s Fair souvenirs, and immigration and identity.Continue reading “Postcards from the Library”

Black History Month at Special Collections: Langston Hughes

This February, we are celebrating Black History Month by highlighting some of the Black authors and artists that we feature in our collections. Today I want to acknowledge poet, novelist, and activist, Langston Hughes. Hughes was a prominent figure of the Harlem Renaissance, his work known for capturing snapshots of daily life for Black Americans.Continue reading “Black History Month at Special Collections: Langston Hughes”

Introductions: Bailey Hopkins

Hi! My name is Bailey Hopkins, and I’d like to introduce myself as a new member of the Special Collections & Archives team! I grew up on the coast of South Florida with an affinity for nature and art. I’ve always been the creative type and as a child, I put all my energy intoContinue reading “Introductions: Bailey Hopkins”