FSU facts at your fingertips

Have you ever wondered what the average salary of an FSU professor was in 1961? ($8,940). Have you ever been curious to know how many full-time students were enrolled in 1995? (23,950). This information and much more is available in the FSU Fact Books now available on DigiNole. There’s a wealth of data in theseContinue reading “FSU facts at your fingertips”

Happy Birthday, FSU!

This blog post sources a timeline researched and compiled by Mary Kate Downing. Happy birthday, Florida State! Can you believe that it’s only been 166 years since the Florida Legislature (then the General Assembly of the State of Florida) passed an act that led to our inception as an institution? We can’t either! …especially sinceContinue reading “Happy Birthday, FSU!”

Claude Pepper’s Time in Tallahassee

By Mallary Rawls On May 15th this year the Claude Pepper Library will turn 30! Throughout this month and the rest of the year, the team at the Claude Pepper Library will be providing some history and context about the library and its namesake. “For more than six decades, Florida has been my home.[i]” That’sContinue reading “Claude Pepper’s Time in Tallahassee”

Farewell, Renegade V

This past weekend at the FSU vs. Wake Forest football game, one of FSU’s most beloved members was honored with a retirement ceremony. While he doesn’t play football or coach athletes, he is known for his tireless training and impeccable composure on the field. I’m talking about none other than Renegade V, the fifth horseContinue reading “Farewell, Renegade V”

A Century of Seasons: Modern FSU Sports History

Athletics at Florida State College and Florida State College for Women had always been popular, but after the inception of FSU, sports exploded. Now able to have varsity teams because of the addition of men to the student body, the Tallahassee past time of Seminole fanaticism began. In the exhibit A Century of Seasons: TheContinue reading “A Century of Seasons: Modern FSU Sports History”

Florida State vs. Florida: the History of a Rivalry

The arguably epic football rivalry between Florida State and near neighboring University of Florida has spanned over five decades.  Although the first game between the two was played in November of 1958, the relationship between the schools can be traced to the first decade of the twentieth-century. In 1905 the Florida legislature passed the BuckmanContinue reading “Florida State vs. Florida: the History of a Rivalry”

17 February 1940: Eleanor Roosevelt visits FSCW

From the 23 February 1940 Florida Flambeau: Know Government Says First Lady Women Urged to Take Interest in Democracy “Girls, take a vital interest in government in all its details,” Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt advised Florida State college students when she spoke on “Citizenship in a Democracy” here last Saturday. She cautioned, “You won’t likeContinue reading “17 February 1940: Eleanor Roosevelt visits FSCW”

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”