The UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to announce the Beyond the Books: History of the UCF’s Library exhibit, which looks at the history of the University of Central Florida’s John C. Hitt Library including major renovations – both past and future – along with a selection of library resources. When the […]
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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The exhibit “Thomas E. Azzari, The Art of Theme Parks: Stage Design and Production” features items from the “Thomas E. Azzari Theme Parks and Attractions Collection, 1973-2018” highlighting Azzari’s work as a designer of theme park productions. Included in the exhibit are drawings, illustrations, project paperwork, and photographs related to SeaWorld, Weeki Wachee Springs, and […]
UCF Student Book Arts Competition: 13 Years of UCF Student Designed Artists’ Books showcases winning entries from the UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives’ Annual Book Arts Competition. Artists’ books are works of art that use the structure or function of a book or book-like objects. While most artists’ books are published in limited […]