Happy Holidays from FSU Special Collections

All of us here in Special Collections & Archives wish you and your family a safe and wonderful holiday season! We have a series of children’s books in the Shaw collection that was published especially for children at the holidays in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This cover comes from one of our favoritesContinue reading “Happy Holidays from FSU Special Collections”

“With Compliments To Our Customers’ Children”

The Louise Richardson Night Before Christmas Collection includes many instances of Clement C. Moore’s famous Christmas poem.  Today’s post highlights a publication that might easily be overlooked by Noelophiles:  a 1910 advertisement for J. Rieger & Company, the self-described “largest Mail Order Whiskey House in America.”

A Visit from the “‘Twas the Night” Collection

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through our section We were ready to work on a festive collection. Many boxes of books (and this part makes it fun), Each with the same poem. You all know which one. The boxes were nestled all snug in their cart, Holding old books and rare books andContinue reading “A Visit from the “‘Twas the Night” Collection”

A Girl’s Own Christmas

In our latest adventures as graduate assistants, Rebecca Bramlett and I have been learning how to digitize serials for the FSU Digital Library. This process involves scanning materials in the Digital Library Center, editing them, uploading them, and creating metadata for each issue. Using metadata to describe important features of the serials – such as date issued,Continue reading “A Girl’s Own Christmas”