Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections & University Archives offers access to unique materials for students, faculty, researchers, and the public.


Explore our collections:

African Americana

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.

Library and Reflecting Pond

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.

Caribbean West Indies

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.

Travel & Tourism

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.

University Archives

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!

A complete list of collections and their guides are available in the “Collection Guides” links under the respective areas, either Special Collections or University Archives.

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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Blog Posts

Hidden Artists Exhibit, August through September 2018

Hidden Artists Exhibit

You might find them in front of the classroom or in the office down the hall and yet never suspect they make art. They are “Hidden Artists”. Hidden Artists is a group of UCF faculty and staff from various departments who create art on their own time. Founded by Judy Bragg Pardo, retired Senior Art […]

Artist Talk: Peter and Donna Thomas, 4.18.2018

For 40 years, book artists and fine press printers Peter and Donna Thomas have been creating, printing, and publishing fine press and artist’s books. In celebration of 40 years of making books, Peter and Donna are traveling the country with their Book Arts Tiny Home lecturing about their work. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at […]

The World of Disney exhibit on display from April 6, 2018 through June 29, 2018

Exhibit: The World of Disney: Inspirations from the Baroque & Rococo

“The World of Disney: Inspirations from the Baroque & Rococo” looks at the imaginative and ambitious artistic and architectural projects of two men: King Louis XIV (1683-1715) and Walter Elias Disney (1901-1966). Using a variety of materials from the UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives and the Libraries’ General Collection, this exhibit demonstrates ways […]

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