Giving more context with artifacts: the Reubin Askew Papers

Often, it is the memorabilia and ephemera of a politician or public figure that offers the most insight into that individual’s life and work. Recently, the staff of the Claude Pepper Library and Museum completed the physical processing of former Governor Reubin Askew’s personal and professional memorabilia, adding a variable trove of new material toContinue reading “Giving more context with artifacts: the Reubin Askew Papers”

Illuminations: Highlights from Special Collections & Archives

While this blog serves as a running feature of highlights from Special Collections & Archives, our newest exhibit makes the materials we talk about online available for the public to see in person. Illuminations the exhibit features items from our manuscript and rare books collections, Heritage & University Archives, and the Claude Pepper Library. Come andContinue reading “Illuminations: Highlights from Special Collections & Archives”

Claude Pepper Library Presents Gov. Reubin O’Donovan Askew Papers

The Claude Pepper Library highlights the life and legacy of Reubin O’Donovan Askew. Reubin Askew was an American politician, who served as the 37th governor of the State of Florida from 1971-1979. During his administration, he became a tenacious advocate of tax reform, consumer protection, financial transparency, education financing, and civil rights. Most importantly, throughout Askew’sContinue reading “Claude Pepper Library Presents Gov. Reubin O’Donovan Askew Papers”

New Archival Collections

Thomas William Hoffer Papers (172 linear feet). The Thomas William Hoffer Papers consists of a wide variety of his personal and professional materials. From 1972 until his retirement in 1996, Hoffer was a professor in the Department of Communications at Florida State University. He was particularly interested in mass media, photojournalism, and documentary film. HeContinue reading “New Archival Collections”