There’s still time to see 45 Years of Collecting: UCF Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives! This exhibit will be on display in the fourth floor gallery at John C Hitt Library. Please note the gallery IS open every weekday from 9am – 4pm. The lights are out until the door opens to preserve the […]
Special Collections & University Archives offers access to unique materials for students, faculty, researchers, and the public.
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Archival and published materials documenting African American history and the Black experience, from late 1700s to modern day, including items of local, regional, national, and international interest.
Papers, photographs, scrapbooks, portfolios, graphic designs, book designs, drawings, paintings, zines, and exhibition catalogs documenting various artists’ life and work.
Books or book-like objects created by artists as works of art. Also includes fine press books and periodicals, ephemera, and monographs related to book arts, bookbinding, papermaking, and printing.
Collection of historical materials related to botany mainly in Bromeliads such as photographs, field notes, manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, plant entries, sketches, drawings, paintings, publications, and posters.
Books, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings, ephemera, government publications, fine art, and artifacts documenting the history, geography, economy, and customs of the West Indies and the Caribbean.
Publications, manuscript materials, maps, ephemera, images, and fine art documenting the history, economy, and inhabitants of Florida and especially Central Florida, from the 1800s to present day.
Includes published and unpublished papers of several authors, correspondence, photographs, publications, ephemera, and audio-visual materials document modern literary works.
Includes political papers and records of public officials, collections on local democratic clubs, organizations, files on suffrage and women’s rights, manuscript and printed materials pertaining to the Vietnam War.
Photographs, prints, books, documents, reports, technical manuals, memorabilia, objects, public relation and press materials all related to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Published and archival materials documenting the history of tourism in Florida and its economic impact on the state. Includes materials about Central Florida’s numerous theme parks and attractions.
Official repository of the history of UCF, University Archives holds office and program records, audio/visual materials, publications including printed theses and dissertations, ephemera & so much more!
Because some collections in Special Collections & University Archives are not processed, access to these collections might be limited. Please refer to “Unprocessed Collections” links under the respective areas, either Special Collections or University Archives, to view a complete list of unprocessed collections.
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Exhibit: Monday, March 1st through Friday, April 30th, 2021 The Women First at UCF Project is a collaboration between Dr. M. C. Santana (Women’s and Gender Studies), Dr. Robert Cassanello (History), Mary Rubin, Eli Jimenez, and Christopher Saclolo (Special Collections & University Archives). In this interdisciplinary project, the exhibit team envisioned documenting the legacy of women who occupied […]
“45 Years of Collecting: UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives” showcases the University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives’ distinct collection. From a 13th century religious text to UCF memorabilia, the broad range of materials on display reflects the diverse nature of the department’s holdings. This exhibit, curated by department […]