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”

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”

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”

DPLA’s Black Women’s Suffrage Collection

As we approach Black History Month it is important to highlight the Black women who helped shape American history. The Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection is a collaborative project to provide digital access to materials documenting the roles and experiences of Black Women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and, more broadly, women’s rights, voting rights,Continue reading “DPLA’s Black Women’s Suffrage Collection”

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!”

GRBBO Mini-Exhibit

Currently located on the main floor of Strozier Library is a mini-exhibit dedicated to the Great Rare Books Bake Off event hosted by Special Collections and Archives. Over the last month or so, I have been searching the archives for interesting and relevant materials to fill the display case and put together a cohesive exhibitContinue reading “GRBBO Mini-Exhibit”

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”

FAAHPN Digital Library Workshop Recap and Riley House Partner Grant Update

FSU Libraries is proud to be a partner with the City of Tallahassee’s John G. Riley Center and Museum of African American History and Culture on a grant to digitize their archives. As part of the three-year project the grant also provides training for members of the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network (FAAHPN). TheContinue reading “FAAHPN Digital Library Workshop Recap and Riley House Partner Grant Update”