The following collections in the Special and Area Studies Department have been recently processed, expanded or revised at the University of Florida.
Levy County Photo Album, 1910-1919
Photo Album containing 47 photographs of Levy County, Florida. Most photos are of Cedar Keys.
James S. Haskins Papers, 1920s-2018 (Bulk: 1961-2004) (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
James Haskins (1941-2005) was a prolific author of more than 100 published books, mostly of African American nonfiction and biography for children and adolescent readers, though he is perhaps most known for his books The Cotton Club and Mr. Bojangles, which each served as inspiration for film adaptations. He was also a Professor of English at the University of Florida and maintained a busy schedule of speaking and lecturing engagements. The James S. Haskins Papers includes both professional and personal records from throughout Haskins’s career, which is highlighted in this collection through his essays and speeches, the subject files on Lionel Hampton, the (sometimes still unpublished) works sent to him for help with writing and publishing, and in the treatment of Haskins by others as teacher, mentor, entrepreneur, and friend.
Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida College of Architecture Office of the Dean, 1929-1978 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Administrative records of the deans of the College of Architecture and its predecessors, the School of Architecture and Allied Arts and the College of Architecture and Fine Arts.
Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Office of the Vice President for Agricultural Affairs, 1947-2016 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Administrative files of the Vice Presidents (previously Provost) for Agricultural Affairs and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida.
An edited typescript with drawings of The Native Trees of Florida (1946) by Lillian Arnold and Erdman West and book proofs for revised edition, 2 letters.
Collection contains records of the University of Florida Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. Included are over 1100 photographs of Coastal Engineering projects from various places in Florida, with the envelopes that describe the nature of the project and the location.
Photo album containing photographs of a trip from New York to Florida. Examples include Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Tampa, Orlando, and Washington D.C. There are 74 photos, one map of Florida rail lines, and two souvenir prints of Virginia.
University of Florida Self-study and Accreditation Records, 1956-2012 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
University of Florida self-studies, role and scope studies, outside consultant reports, accreditation records, and other documents used in the preparation of studies.
F. Wayne King Field Notebooks Collection, 1956-2003
Collection contains 21 field notebooks from F. Wayne King, curator emeritus of Herpetology and former Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Collection contains organizational charts that illustrate the administrative structure for the University of Florida.
Collection contains brochures and pamphlets mostly from the New England Free Press produced in support of the Women’s Movement (Women’s Liberation).
Photo album containing 113 photos depicting Florida landscapes. Examples include St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and Palm Beach.
William E. B. Hayman Sketches, 1884-1887
This collection of personal drawings documents four years that the artist William E.B. Hayman spent in St. Augustine and Deland, Florida. Unknown until this collection appeared, Hayman was one of the artists who worked on the rotunda of the Ponce de León Hotel, now Flagler College. He later bought land and built a house in St. Augustine.
Thirteen albumen photographs of Castillo de San Marcos and St. Augustine from the early 1870s.
Connie Mack III Political Papers, 1888-2018 (Bulk: 1983-2000) (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Records from the political career of Connie Mack III, a Florida Republican politician who served three terms in the U.S. House (1983-1988) and two terms in the U.S. Senate (1989-2001) before retiring in 2000. The collection also contains material concerning Mack’s post-Senate activities and family history. Among the many record types, the collection contains correspondence, memoranda, legislative staff files, press releases, speeches, articles, schedules and calendars, trip files, campaign materials, photographs, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials. Major topics include Cancer research and early detection, health care, Everglades restoration, financial modernization, modification of the tax code, public housing reform, Major League Baseball (MLB) expansions to Florida, foreign affairs, immigration, and the Elian Gonzalez controversy.