A Uniting Flame: Looking Back on the 50th Anniversary of the Westcott Fire

An iconic structure of Florida State’s campus, the gothic-styled Westcott Building was once threatened by a massive blaze on April 27, 1969. The fire started in the roof above the fourth floor, spreading beneath the sheetrock ceiling and causing intense damage throughout the fourth floor. The Westcott Building housed the University’s administration as well asContinue reading “A Uniting Flame: Looking Back on the 50th Anniversary of the Westcott Fire”

Welcome to FSU!

Or welcome back as the case may be! We here at Special Collections & Archives are wishing all new and returning students a safe and successful fall semester! Our Research Center Reading Room and Norwood Reading Room have returned to their normal semester hours in Strozier Library. We’re open Monday-Thursday, 10AM to 6PM and on FridaysContinue reading “Welcome to FSU!”

Learning about the Library Profession

In addition to my work as a Graduate Assistant in the Special Collections & Archives Division, I’m a full time student studying for a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at The School of Information at Florida State University.  As a Graduate Assistant, I’ve been able to apply the academic knowledge gained from my libraryContinue reading “Learning about the Library Profession”

Always a Harding at Florida State

In 1938, Mary Agnes Harding transferred to FSCW from Florida Southern College. Little did she and her family know that she would be the first in line of Harding siblings to attend Florida State – her four sisters Winnie, Doris, Lena, and Lucy, and her brother Edward, would also attend Florida State over a 17Continue reading “Always a Harding at Florida State”

Extra! Extra! Flambeau Online!

We’re pleased to announce the availability of our first group of the Florida Flambeau, the student newspaper at FSU. The issues from 1915-1930 are now available in the FSU Digital Library (FSUDL). Each issue is fully text searchable using Advanced Search in the FSUDL as well as browsable by year and month. We hope to continue toContinue reading “Extra! Extra! Flambeau Online!”