The Cinerama process provided inspiration for tourists looking for a vacation destination that would include the glories of Europe, the wonders of the western United States and the beauty of Florida’s Cypress Gardens.
Dear Reader — Deep inside the walls of Smathers East, among the pages of Special Collections, lies the heart of a child. For some, that child is Alice, Cinderella, or Tom Sawyer. For others, the child is Little Red, Peter Rabbit, or Harry Potter. The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, a collection thirty-five years…
Records and photographs in the University of Florida Archives document the early formation of the main part of campus, including the construction of Language Hall, now Anderson Hall, in 1913.
Among the curiosities in the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History is an unpublished novel called The Storm, a romance-adventure set in Key West at the time of the 1846 hurricane.
The Harold and Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection houses a variety of rare and historic books. Among the many special finds in the collection is the work of artist and typographer, Eric Gill.
This extremely rare Spanish translation of the standard Hebrew prayer book (one of six known copies in world libraries) was printed in London in 1772 by Aaron Nodnarb. Nodnarb is an assumed name (a palindrome to disguise his real name, Brandon), which he used when printing works for his fellow crypto-Jews living under cover, hiding from the Inquisition.