Society of Florida Archivists 2023 Annual Meeting in Tallahassee

Last week, the Society of Florida Archivists 2023 Annual Meeting took place in Tallahassee. Several FSU Special Collections & Archives staff gave presentations on their work. Krystal Thomas, Torrio Osbourne, Hope Evans, Caroline Haight, Neissa Philemon, and Laura Parcés discussed their work of digitizing the John G. Riley archives. Rob Rubero, Rory Grennan, and MichaelaContinue reading “Society of Florida Archivists 2023 Annual Meeting in Tallahassee”

Heritage & University Archives Remembers Maggie Allesee

Heritage & University Archives mourns the passing of Margaret “Maggie” Strum Acheson Allesee. Maggie attended Florida State College for Women in 1947 just as it was transitioning to a co-ed university. During her time at Florida State College for Women and FSU, she was involved with the Florida Flambeau newspaper, Pi Beta Phi, and wasContinue reading “Heritage & University Archives Remembers Maggie Allesee”

Current Reads: The Trial By Franz Kafka

This post was written by Yenesis Sotomayor, Special Collections & Archives collections management associate. Hello, fellow literary connoisseurs! I am currently engaging in Franz Kafka’s Germanic dystopian The Trial. My experience so far, you may ask, consists of me sinking deeper into my hunchback position and feasting off Kafka’s depressing tale. I adore the bitterContinue reading “Current Reads: The Trial By Franz Kafka”

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”