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American Archives Month 2021

October is American Archives Month and institutions around the United States are gearing up to share their work throughout the month. The goal of the month is to raise public awareness about what archives are, what purpose they serve, and why they are important. Fun Facts about the FSU Archives FSU Special Collections & Archives...

Settling into a new Digital Library

In mid-July, we successfully migrated DigiNole, the home of our digital library and research repository (over 30TB of data!) to a new digital platform. While it’s still on the same software, we were able to give the whole site a fresh new look and, hopefully, improve the speed and searchability of the entire site. We...

Catalogs (how do they work?)

Lately I’ve been thinking about search bars. We have them on our computers, our phones, and our websites. Library websites have a lot of search bars. How are these little boxes able to deliver results for materials? So how does a search for library materials work? There’s three main components to a search system: theContinue reading...

Latinx Heritage Month

Looking for a way to celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month? FSU Libraries have you covered! We’ve compiled a list of novels written by Latinx authors for your enjoyment. With both physical and online options, you can dive into this selection any place, any time!

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40th Anniversary of the Civic Center

Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center! The Civic Center opened as the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center on September 14th, 1981 to 3,000 guests with a performance by the Tallahassee Symphony. Planning for the Civic Center began in the early 1970s, with the acquisition of the 40 acres of...

Training the Next SCA Generation

We’re back back back back back again! SCA has a new cohort of part-time staff members, graduate assistants, and interns that have started in the past few weeks, and they have all been diligently completing training and learning about Special Collections & Archives. With over a million items in the collection, three storage spaces, different...

75th Anniversary of Intercollegiate Sports at FSU

This past weekend marked the beginning of a season-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of intercollegiate sports at Florida State University. This season is our 75th intercollegiate season in football, basketball, baseball, golf, swimming, and tennis since our transition from Florida State College for Women (FSCW) to co-educational Florida State University in 1946. Below are...

Popular Literature: Tattoo Tuesdays, September 2021

Scroll to peruse all Tattoo Tuesday book recommendations posted in the month of September, 2021.


Our second September pick is The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a...

Hymn To the… Purple and Gold?

Happy College Colors Day! To celebrate, we wanted to share an interesting bit of our university’s history with you. Though Florida State University is recognized by its garnet and gold school colors, FSU’s predecessor institutions went through several color changes before settling on the iconic combination that we are so familiar with today.  The story...

Preparing for a visit to FSU Special Collections and Archives

As classes get started, syllabi are passed out, and projects are being scheduled; we have a few tips for preparing for your future visits to the Special Collections and Archives research spaces on campus. A few things you can do ahead of your visit now, and a few extra steps once you get into the...

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