Happy 172nd Birthday, FSU!

Today marks 172 years since the Florida Legislature (then the General Assembly of the State of Florida) passed a bill establishing an institution of higher learning in Tallahassee in 1851. This institution would eventually become Florida State University. It wasn’t until the year 2000 that 1851 was accepted as FSU’s founding year. Previously, FSU’s foundingContinue reading “Happy 172nd Birthday, FSU!”

In the Stacks: A History of Florida State University’s Libraries

This post was written by Valarie Godwin, an undergraduate history major and museum studies minor at FSU. An intern with Heritage and University Archives during fall 2022, Valarie curated and installed an exhibition in the Heritage Museum about the history of FSU libraries. My name is Valarie Godwin and this semester I had the opportunityContinue reading “In the Stacks: A History of Florida State University’s Libraries”

Tarpon Club at Strozier

Heritage & University Archives has a new exhibit displaying materials from FSU’s Tarpon Club in the Norwood Reading Room at Strozier. This exhibit was put together by Sierria Groom over the summer. Continue reading to learn more about her experience curating this exhibit and to learn where and when you can view it. As anContinue reading “Tarpon Club at Strozier”

Family Weekend at Heritage Museum

This weekend is Family Weekend at FSU! This tradition is one FSU has participated in for over 35 years. The Heritage Museum in Dodd Hall will be open today, September 23rd, from 10am to 5pm for students and their families to visit. Below, enjoy some then and now photographs of Dodd Hall, one of theContinue reading “Family Weekend at Heritage Museum”

Memorial Trees on FSU Campus

Located between Landis and Gilchrist Halls and Jefferson Street, there are five live oaks with a long and storied history. These George Washington Memorial Trees have stood watch over campus for almost 100 years. In 1932, the United States celebrated the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth. There were celebrations all across the country to honorContinue reading “Memorial Trees on FSU Campus”

Anna Forbes Liddell: Suffragist, scholar, and Distinguished Professor

Anna Forbes Liddell was one of the first professors to be honored as a Distinguished Professor at FSU. She received the award in 1959, prior to it being named the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Award. Liddell taught at Florida State College for Women, eventually Florida State University, from 1926 until her retirement in 1962.Continue reading “Anna Forbes Liddell: Suffragist, scholar, and Distinguished Professor”

Black History at Florida State University

As Black History Month comes to a close, let’s take a peek into FSU history to learn more about the Black students who made history as “firsts” of FSU. First Black male baccalaureate student – Maxwell Courtney; enrolled 1962, graduated 1965 First Black female baccalaureate student – Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker; enrolled 1963, graduated 1966 First BlackContinue reading “Black History at Florida State University”

Valentine’s Day Classifieds from the Florida Flambeau

Classified advertisements are a form of advertising popular in newspapers that consists of short advertisements that are sold by the word or letter for low prices. These ads were extremely popular in Florida State University’s student-run newspaper, Florida Flambeau. They served as a cheap way for students to exchange messages between friends, offer things forContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Classifieds from the Florida Flambeau”

You Can’t Go Wrong With Bread Pudding, Right?

This post was written by Emily Castillo for the SCA Great Rare Books Bakeoff. Bread pudding is a timeless dessert that plenty of people have tried at least once. In my case, I first tried it when my mom was on a food experimenting binge in high school. There were some good (and not soContinue reading “You Can’t Go Wrong With Bread Pudding, Right?”