Ex Libris White Glove Fundraiser December 1, 2011

Julia Zimmerman, Dean of Florida State University Libraries, and the Ex Libris Special Collections Committee cordially invite you to Soar into the Big Top: FSU Libraries Sayre Circus Collection. Support FSU Special Collections by joining us at A La Provence on the evening of December 1 for this very special event.  Attendees will enjoy a white gloveContinue reading “Ex Libris White Glove Fundraiser December 1, 2011”

Banned Books Week Exhibit — 24 September – 1 October

Please join us in celebrating the freedom to read by stopping by the Exhibit Room in Strozier Library this week for our Banned Books Week Exhibit. The tumultuous and often violent relationship between texts and the censorship of words and ideas has existed since ancient times. Throughout history, the censorship of books has taken the form ofContinue reading “Banned Books Week Exhibit — 24 September – 1 October”

Summer Exhibits Highlight the Counter-Culture in our Manuscript Collections

Currently on display in the Special Collections Reading Room at Strozier Library is an exhibit of ‘underground comix’ from the Robert M. Ervin Jr. Collection and an exhibit of highlights from The Yeti Collection, one of our newest manuscript collections. ‘Underground comix’ are small press or self-published comic books which contain salacious and satirical commentaryContinue reading “Summer Exhibits Highlight the Counter-Culture in our Manuscript Collections”

F Club Makes a Comeback in History

A new exhibit is coming to the Mary Lou Norwood Reading Room in Strozier Library and introduces today’s Florida State University students and faculty to the F Club. From the time of its start in 1913 and later official organization in 1920, the F Club not only encouraged athletic participation but also honored those studentsContinue reading “F Club Makes a Comeback in History”

HoTT Distinguished Lecture Series presents Gordon Campbell “The King James Bible: The Book and Its Language”

Text provided by Ben Yadon Photographs by Ben Yadon, with special credit to Malcolm Shackelford On April 4, 2011, a crowd of about 60 was on hand in the Scholars Commons Reading Room in Florida State University’s Strozier Library to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible in 1611 andContinue reading “HoTT Distinguished Lecture Series presents Gordon Campbell “The King James Bible: The Book and Its Language””

Women for FSU event

Text provided by Gina Woodward Photographs by Burt Altman, Liz Johnson, Gina Woodward, and Kat Bell On Saturday, March 19, 2011, Florida State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives and Heritage Protocol hosted the Back-Stage Pass event for the Women for Florida State University (FSU). The Women for FSU is an organization for women whoContinue reading “Women for FSU event”

John M. Shaw event

On Thursday, March 17, Florida State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives hosted an event highlighting the John M. Shaw Childhood in Poetry Collection. On display were works by Robert Burns, Dr. Seuss, Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, and many others. Over 40 people were in attendance at the event, with appetizers provided by A  LaContinue reading “John M. Shaw event”