New Digital Collection: 17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents

A series of over 600 documents have now been digitized by the Digital Library Center into DigiNole, FSU’s digital library! The 17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents collection features manuscripts from 1618-1981 relating to international names and local celebrities. Some recognizable names apart of this collection include: General George Washington, Albert Einstein, and Mrs. Bram Stoker,Continue reading “New Digital Collection: 17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents”

New(ish) Additions to the Digital Library

When you’re in the thick of things and just excited to cross off one project on your list and start another, you sometimes forget to celebrate and share what you did just accomplish. A lot of our bigger projects added to the Digital Library get their own post here at Illuminations (exhibit A New DigitalContinue reading “New(ish) Additions to the Digital Library”

New Digital Collection – Ulysses B. Roach Diaries

The Digital Library Center has recently digitized a set of diaries and farm accounts from Ulysses B. Roach, a farmer and plantation owner in Jefferson County, Florida. The diaries give us a detailed glimpse into the day-to-day life of Roach, who meticulously documented the weather and the quality of his crops. Ulysses B. Roach wroteContinue reading “New Digital Collection – Ulysses B. Roach Diaries”

17th Century Contracts: A Glimpse Into Our New Collection

Object FSU_MSS_1948-003_B001_F001 via Florida State University. As a digital library intern for the past two semesters with Special Collections, I have been working on digitizing the 17th-20th Century Correspondence & Documents collection. To celebrate the approach of the end of this project and the midpoint of this semester, I wanted to highlight the first itemContinue reading “17th Century Contracts: A Glimpse Into Our New Collection”

The Great Immersive Bake Off!

Hello there! My name is Amanda Brito, and I am the Immersive Scholarship graduate assistant in the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship. I am currently a second year MA student in Art History with a concentration in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies. My research focuses on Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean visual culture withContinue reading “The Great Immersive Bake Off!”

Get Ready to Vote on Election Day!

November 8th is National Election Day! Election Day is the annual day set for general elections, both for federal, state, and local governments. The University has an important resource, FSU Votes , that may come in handy before casting a ballot. There, you can learn more about obtaining a sample ballot, tracking a mail-in ballot, instructionsContinue reading “Get Ready to Vote on Election Day!”

New to Diginole: Commencement Invitations and Programs

The Spring 2022 semester just came to a close and with it meant a new class of graduating Florida State University students. Here at Special Collections & Archives, we have commencement materials from almost every graduating class in the history of FSU. Our Commencement Program collection contains various materials related to commencement, including programs, announcements,Continue reading “New to Diginole: Commencement Invitations and Programs”

Digitizing Local History

One of my favorite programs I oversee is our Community Digitization Partnerships. These partnerships allow me to work with local organizations in the North Florida area to bring their materials online via DigiNole: FSU’s Digital Repository. We often work with non-traditional organizations like schools and churches, bringing collections online that would otherwise be unknown toContinue reading “Digitizing Local History”

Student Archival Investigations, Part III

Guest Authors: Nadia Rassech and Eli McKown-Dawson, with Tarez Samra Graban, Associate Professor of English and Honors Teaching Scholar This is the last installment of three highlighting the work of students in Special Collections and Archives with HUM 2937/IDH 3109 Sustainable Public Discourse during American Archives Month 2021. You can read the first and secondContinue reading “Student Archival Investigations, Part III”