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Celebrating May Day, 2022

This blog post commemorating Emancipation Day was originally posted by former SCA staff member Adam Hunt on May 20, 2021. FSU Special Collections & Archives commemorates May 20th, Florida’s Emancipation Day, and the history of Emancipation in the United States. On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.1 Because it only applied to...

New to Diginole: Commencement Invitations and Programs

The Spring 2022 semester just came to a close and with it meant a new class of graduating Florida State University students. Here at Special Collections & Archives, we have commencement materials from almost every graduating class in the history of FSU. Our Commencement Program collection contains various materials related to commencement, including programs, announcements,...

Reflections on “Tikkun Olam”

Photo of American Jewish Congress Chartered Bus, New York to Washington for the March on Washington, 1963 found on https://ajhs.org

By Priscilla Hunt

First proclaimed by President George W. Bush in 2006, May is known for its commemoration of Jewish...

Spines of Special Collections

Here in the Special Collections & Archives Division of the Florida State University Libraries, we see a variety of spines on our shelves. Sometimes you get so busy you don’t pay them too much mind. Others catch your eye and bring about curiosity about what may lay inside its bindings. We often have books withContinue...

Memorial Trees on FSU Campus

Located between Landis and Gilchrist Halls and Jefferson Street, there are five live oaks with a long and storied history. These George Washington Memorial Trees have stood watch over campus for almost 100 years. In 1932, the United States celebrated the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth. There were celebrations all across the country to honor...

Special Collections & Archives Summer 2022 Hours

Special Collections & Archives will have adjusted hours for the FSU Summer semester, May 9 through August 19, 2022. Strozier Research Center Hours: Monday: By appointment T, W, TH: 12-6pm Friday: By appointment Pepper Library Hours:  M-F: By appointment Interested in making an appointment for either space? Just fill out our appointment request form https://www....

Diverse Voices in STEM: Year Recap

By Emily McClellan

FSU Libraries have officially wrapped up our first year with the Diverse Voices in STEM Speaker Series. In the summer of 2021, Denise Wetzel, STEM Research & Learning Librarian at FSU Libraries, as well as others around the libraries, wanted to start a speaker series aimed at showing undergraduate students the variety of journeys researchers take to get where they are today, while highlighting their current work. All of...

Pop Lit Tattoo Tuesday Posts, Summer 2022

Scroll to peruse all the Popular Literature Committee’s “Tattoo Tuesday” posts for the months of April and May, 2022.



(TW: This book contains references to Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and Violence). This #...

Highlighting Women in Creative Arts: Nellie-Bond Dickinson

With the upcoming Fall Festival of Creative Arts, we took the opportunity to look at some of the women who have contributed to the creative arts here at Florida State. Since the founding of the Florida State College for Women, our campus has been absolutely lush with artists and creative minds of all types, and...

Parchment & Pajamas: Virtually Visiting Special Collections & Archives

Do you want to see an artists' book in motion, or an intense zoom on the remains of a wax seal?

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