Special Collections & University Archives - University Archives


The University Archives collects a wide range of publications and materials about the University of Central Florida, formerly Florida Technological University, from its beginnings in 1963 to the current day. Many items have been processed and may be searched for in the library’s catalog. These materials may be paper-based, or in other formats such as audio or film.

To search all of the publications and materials cataloged in Special Collections & University Archives, use the search box on our homepage.

Because of their unique and sometimes fragile nature, materials cannot be checked out; they must be used in the Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room only. Patrons are asked to register and to use the materials with care. Additionally, some materials cannot be photocopied.

For more information on any of the following titles, or those not found in the catalog or listed here, please contact the department.

Accent on the Individual the first twelve years of Florida Technological University: a history of Florida Tech’s early years, 1963-1975, with the personal reminiscences of President Charles N. Millican 

by Kenneth G. Sheinkopf

  • Gives the early history of Florida Technological University (later renamed University of Central Florida). Provides details of the establishment of the University starting with the state legislature’s authorization for its creation, the purchase of land and construction of buildings, the preparations for programs of study and the graduation of the first class. Describes relations with the local communities in Orange and other counties. Includes brief descriptions of the visits of notable persons. President Millican’s comments are interspersed throughout the text.
  • Call # LD1772.F892 S47
  • Full Text


Includes items created by Marketing and other collected publications.  Examples of Marketing produced materials are Pegasus Magazine, Centric Magazine, general UCF Promotional materials.


Publications about or for Students

Reports and Directories

  • Annual and self-study reports
  • Departmental pamphlets, booklets and brochures
  • Faculty/Student/Staff directories
  • University budgets and financial reports

Theses and Dissertations

Theses and Dissertations written by FTU/UCF graduate students in the master’s and doctoral programs from 1972 to 2004 are archived.  Honors College theses have been collected since 1990 as well. After 2004 graduate theses and dissertations are required to be in electronic format, available through the online catalog. For help with finding theses or dissertations, see also the Dissertations and Theses Research Guide.

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