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Hồ Chí Minh (1890-1969) sitting at a table in the gardens of the Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 1957.

Special Collections & University Archives’ materials in “The Vietnam War” Documentary

Archival materials from Special Collections & University Archives were featured in the first episode of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary The Vietnam War. This episode, titled “Déjà vu (1858-1961),” looks at events in Vietnam leading up to the Vietnam War. The filmmakers used several photographs from the “Archimedes L.A. Patti Research Papers, 1922-1993.” From the Patti collection’s finding aid:

This collection contains the research materials collected by Archimedes L. A. Patti for use in his historical writings. Known for his military career, his work in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and his relationship with Ho Chi Minh, Patti was recognized later in life as a respected researcher and historian on Indochina affairs. Notes, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, maps, books and scrapbooks are held in this collection. Of important note are photographs given to Patti by Ho Chi Minh in 1945.

 

The collection includes photographs given to Archimedes Patti by Ho Chi Minh, then Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, documenting famine condition in Vietnam in 1945. Additionally, Patti wrote Why Viet Nam?: Prelude to America’s Albatross, published by the University of California Press in 1980.

UCF Knights Gameday

Game Day Hours, Thursday 8-31-17

Hours at the UCF Libraries on Gameday, Thursday, August 31 are listed below. Kickoff at Spectrum Stadium is at 6:00 p.m., so hard-working, Library-using, hard-studying, relentlessly researching Knights have plenty of time to meet tailgating friends and see the start of the game. The UCF Knights face the FIU Panthers, under the lights. Go Knights! Charge On!

  • John C. Hitt Library – 3:00p.m.
  • Rosen Library – 1:00p.m.
  • CMC Library – 1:00p.m.

 

Jedi Knights UCF Library Episode MMXVII

Welcome Back Events

Join us the first week of classes for our UCF Libraries welcome events, as part of Pegasus Palooza

 

LibHacks
Tuesday, August 22nd 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday, August 23rd 2:00-3:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, room 235C
New to UCF and want pointers on using the UCF Libraries?  Looking for time-savers when hunting for books and articles?  Come meet helpful librarians and learn how the Libraries can make your life easier.  One lucky attendee will win a UCF Libraries Superhero T-shirt!

 

Jedi Training Quest
Thursday, August 24th 10:00am-2:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, main floor
Take a quick tour of the John C. Hitt Library and learn about helpful services and resources, all while completing a fun adventure-style scavenger hunt.  The quest should take 10-15 minutes to complete. All Jedi who complete the training can refuel with a snack and be entered to win prizes! The first 150 students to complete the quest earn an exclusive UCF Libraries construction rubber duck and an Insomnia cookie.

 

Star Wars and UCF Trivia Contest
Friday, August 25th 1:00-2:00pm
Student Union – Key West 218
Come challenge your fellow Jedi knights to see who knows the most about the University and the Empire, from Knightro to Nerfherders.  The winning team takes home prizes!

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Update: Noise and Closures

1st & 2nd Floors

Restrooms on the 1st and 2nd Floors in the “back half” of the building are closed for renovation. Newly renovated restrooms are open on the 3rd and 4th Floors.

5th Floor

Quiet Study space remains closed for Construction.

Front Stairwell

Closed on all floors, use only in case of emergency.

More information about the 21st Century Library project is at: http://library.ucf.edu/21st/ You can check there for any work alerts. Earplugs remain available at the Circulation Desk.

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