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!”

Spring 2023 Service Update

During Winter Break, Strozier Library’s basement and sub-basement experienced water damage due to an air handler coil freezing. Due to this, our services here at Special Collections & Archives will be altered for the Spring 2023 semester. Thankfully, we did not lose any collections or sustain significant collections damage in the flood. Damage to flooring,Continue reading “Spring 2023 Service Update”

On This Day: December 12th, 1765

Among the 17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents Collection at FSU’s Special Collections and Archives, there is a letter from Charles Lyttelton dated December 12th, but as the title of the collection would suggest, it was not written in 2022. This 18th century letter was written on December 12, 1765, and discusses newly uncovered tree fossils.Continue reading “On This Day: December 12th, 1765”

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”

The Archivist vs. the Mocha Cake

It’s the final week of the Great Rare Books Bake Off here and I, Haley McGuyre, your humble Collections Management Archivist, have been tasked with Dessert Week. The Show-stopper. The problem, dear readers, is that I am not a baker. So. Being gifted the dessert week spot is a little intimidating. And to add moreContinue reading “The Archivist vs. the Mocha Cake”

Windsor Milk Soup

I’ve always wanted to take part in the Great Rare Books Bake Off and this year I seized my chance just in time for my favorite time of year: Soup Season. I knew I wanted a comfy soup that I could (hopefully) enjoy for a few nights while it’s been rainy and cold here inContinue reading “Windsor Milk Soup”

Great Grandma’s Banana Bread

This post was written by Caroline Haight, an intern at Special Collections and Archives, for their Great Rare Books Bake Off blog series. For my contribution to the Great Rare Books Bake Off blog series, I have decided to make my great grandmother’s banana bread recipe. This recipe is one that I’ve watched my grandmotherContinue reading “Great Grandma’s Banana Bread”