FSU Special Collections & Archives Summer Hours

FSU Special Collections & Archives will be open for walk-in hours this summer at the Claude Pepper Library in the Claude Pepper Center at 636 W. Call St. A reference associate will be available to answer questions and help with research in our collections. Our reading room in Strozier library will remain closed during theContinue reading “FSU Special Collections & Archives Summer Hours”

2023 Emmett Till Archives Lecture Series

Join FSU Libraries and the Emmett Till Archives on Tuesday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Broad Auditorium, Claude Pepper Center, in a discussion about the “Educational Legacy of Mamie Till-Mobley” with Dr. Brandon M. Erby. Dr. Erby is an Assistant Professor of Writing Rhetoric, and Digital Studies and an affiliated faculty member in AfricanContinue reading “2023 Emmett Till Archives Lecture Series”

Announcing…The Great Rare Books Bake Off 2022!

It is the most wonderful time of the year! The Great British Bake Off Season 13 is currently airing and the weather is finally cooling down here on FSU campus. This will be our third year of celebrating all things baking, cooking, and mixing here in FSU Special Collections & Archives. This year we areContinue reading “Announcing…The Great Rare Books Bake Off 2022!”

Special Collections & Archives Summer 2022 Hours

Special Collections & Archives will have adjusted hours for the FSU Summer semester, May 9 through August 19, 2022. Strozier Research Center Hours: Monday: By appointment T, W, TH: 12-6pm Friday: By appointment Pepper Library Hours:  M-F: By appointment Interested in making an appointment for either space? Just fill out our appointment request form https://www.lib.fsu.edu/form/special-collections-appointment-request-form.Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Summer 2022 Hours”

Mythbusters Week is Coming Up!

There are many common misconceptions about Special Collections & Archives, in fact, we spent the entire month of April 2021 busting popular myths. This year we decided to devote a week to busting even more myths. Be on the lookout next week for explanations about why we DON’T require gloves for most materials and whyContinue reading “Mythbusters Week is Coming Up!”

Flexibility of Japanese in Books

Hello, all! My name is Terryon Larkins and I have been working at the Special Collections & Archives since the fall of 2018. Initially, I was a Federal Work Study employee but not too long after I became a part-time worker. Although I have been working here for a number of years, I do thinkContinue reading “Flexibility of Japanese in Books”

Vintage Valentines in the Archives

In celebration of Valentine’s Day we are reposting this entry from 2020. Valentine’s Day gained popularity in the United States with the introduction of mass-produced Valentines cards around the middle of the 19th century. Most of these early cards have long since disappeared, but we are fortunate to have many examples of early 20th centuryContinue reading “Vintage Valentines in the Archives”

Look what Percival found in Special Collections & Archives

This post was written by Percival Pitter, a Federal Work Study employee in Special Collections & Archives. Hi my name is Percival Pitter. I am a senior majoring in public health with a minor in biology. What I like about working in Special Collections is getting to work with some really cool artifacts and theContinue reading “Look what Percival found in Special Collections & Archives”

Burns Night

Today, January 25, is a day to celebrate the national bard of Scotland, Robert Burns. Burns was a poet and songwriter who left a deep imprint on the world in his short 37 years. His first collection of poetry Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect was published in 1786. This first edition is known asContinue reading “Burns Night”