The following collections in the Special and Area Studies Department have been recently processed, expanded or revised at the University of Florida.
Joe Browder Papers, 1950-2010
Research reports, correspondence, memoranda, campaign material, and ephemera from Joe Browder, an American environmental activist who spearheaded ongoing efforts to save the Florida Everglades. His work helped establish the Biscayne National Park in 1968, and Big Cypress National Preserve in 1974. Browder successfully lobbied the Nixon administration to halt construction on a project to build a new Miami International Airport, in what is now part of the National Park system in the Everglades.
Collection contains newspaper clippings, press releases, reports, publications, budgets, presentations, contract agreements, photographs, and oral histories detailing the work of the Lastinger Center for Learning at the University of Florida.
Tikwah Mining Corporation Photograph Albums, 1946-1949 (Bulk: 1948-1949)
Two photograph albums of the Tikwah goldmine in British Guiana documenting the region as well as the mining camp and its operations.
Puerto Rican Political Collection, 1954-1991
Posters, newsletters, newspapers, and documents related to the struggle for Puerto Rican independence.
Larry Crook Collection on Brazilian Folklore, 1985-2001
Magazines, pamphlets, newspapers, and newsletters related to Brazilian folklore, music, carnivals, and Yoruba religion.
Nineteenth-Century Colonial Cuban Documents Collection / Guía de la Colección de documentos cubanos coloniales del siglo XIX, 1788-1896 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Manuscripts, official documents, decrees, letters, reports and two illustrations documenting the colonial period in Cuba from 1788 to 1896.
Manuscritos, documentos oficiales, decretos, cartas, reportes y dos ilustraciones que documentan el periodo colonial en Cuba durante los años 1788 hasta 1896.
University Women’s Club Records, 1922-2022
Scrapbooks, minutes, yearbooks, newsletters, photographs, and other records belonging to the University Women’s Club.
David L. Niddrie Papers, 1946-1965
Reports, letters, manuscripts, and proposals associated with the development, meteorology, reconstruction, and demography of Barbados, Castries (Capital of St. Lucia), Haiti, Tobago, and the Falkland Islands or Islas Malvinas.
Ken Chandler Photographs of the Carnival in Trinidad, 1972-2019 (Bulk: 1977-1978)
The collection consists of photographic slides of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival taken from 1972 to 1978 by Ken Chandler. Includes 1 issue of the Caribbean Beat Magazine from 2019.
Aymara Language Recordings, 1974-2007 (Bulk: 1974-1990)
Audio reels that appear to be part of a course on the Aymara language created by Martha J. Hardman, a Linguistic Anthropology professor at the University of Florida.
Digital content captured from websites, social media sites, newspapers, and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) about Florida farmworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020-2022.
La colección consiste de contenidos digitales capturados de páginas de internet, redes sociales, periódicos y del Instituto de Ciencias Agrícolas y Alimentarias (IFAS por sus siglas en inglés) de la Universidad de Florida durante la pandemia del coronavirus desde el 2020 al 2022.
The collection consists of 174 posters published by the Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), different academic departments of the University of Florida, and posters from different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean illustrating topics on politics, religion, art, music, social justice, culture, health, etc.
Collection contains the records of the inauguration of W. Kent Fuchs, the 12th President of the University of Florida.
Lady Gators Golf Boosters Records, 1984-2022
Scrapbooks/histories and minute books belonging to the Lady Gator Golf Boosters, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to the University of Florida Women’s Golf Program.
University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Records, 1910-2007 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Records of the University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
University of Florida IFAS Extension Records, 1910-2014 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Series 93 contains the administrative records of the University of Florida Dean for Extension (previously designated Director of Extension), Florida Cooperative Extension Service Records, and Family Resources (Home Demonstration and 4-H) Records, and publications documenting major trends in the Florida Cooperative Extension Service’s role as a disseminator of information to the agricultural communities of Florida.
Correspondence of the Hartzer-Corcoran family including letters and postcards that describe life in North Central Florida.
Rufus Nims Architectural Drawings, 1950-2006 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Architectural drawings created by South Florida architect Rufus Nims. These include plans for residences and buildings in Florida, Louisiana, New York, Costa Rica, and several countries in the Caribbean. The collection also includes motel and hotel designs for Howard Johnson, Marriott, and other corporations. Also, included is AV material concerning Nim’s projects.
D. Robert “Bob” Graham Political Papers, 1950-2010 (Bulk: 1966-2004) (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)
Records from the political career of D. Robert “Bob” Graham documenting his tenure as a Florida legislator, 1966-1978, and a United States Senator, 1987-2005. The collection also contains Graham’s private papers and records from several commissions that Graham served on and also chronicles Graham’s Workday experiences. Among the many record types, the collection contains correspondence, memoranda, press releases, speeches, articles, schedules and calendars, trip files, campaign materials, photographs and audiovisual materials. Major topics include education, environmental conservation, Florida economics, the savings and loan crisis, Everglades restoration, Hurricane Andrew, foreign affairs, and health care.
Helen Holton Anderson Papers, 1912-1989
The family papers of Helen Holton Anderson date from 1913 to 1989. The collection contains photographs of Puerto Rico from 1936-1937, additional family photos, Helen Anderson’s memories of her father’s work for the Flagler Hotel system, and documents related to the estate of Helen’s sister, Julia C. Holton. Additional items include a booklet and typescripts about Tom Anderson’s career in radio broadcasting in the Jacksonville, Florida area, a speech attributed to Julia C. Holton about a trip to Cuba before the Cuban Revolution, and Henry G. Anderson’s school journal from 1913.