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"Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption" exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives

Exhibit: Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption

Walt Disney revolutionized the film and art markets, and in the 1930s, he took on the consumer market with the development of the all-encompassing marketing program. Every Disney film, beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has included a complete marketing campaign, and the successful marketing of Disney characters has brought beloved characters into our everyday lives.

The latest exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives, “Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption,” looks at Disney’s marketing strategy from the 1930s to today using publications, artifacts, and ephemeral materials produced by and about the Walt Disney Company. The exhibit was curated by UCF students in Dr. Keri Watson’s “The Art of Disney” class (ARH 3888).

The Special Collections & University Archives’ exhibit space is located on the fifth floor of the John C. Hitt Library. The exhibit will be up through January 6, 2018.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day – 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017, is Veterans Day, a day to gratefully remember those who have served our country. Just a reminder that UCF Libraries will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

The UCF Libraries joins in the celebration by saluting five of its own employees.   Salute!

Rich Gause, Government Documents Librarian, Navy

Michael Jimenez, Payroll Manager, Air Force

Jacqui Johnson, Cataloging Sr. Library Technical Assistant, Navy

Timothy Ryan, Administration Sr. Clerk, Air Force

Andy Todd, Regional Campus Librarian, Air Force

We are so proud of you!

Interested in a history of the holiday?  Check out: Veterans Affairs – History of Veterans Day

Featured Bookshelf image for Native American Heritage Month

Featured Bookshelf: Native American Heritage Month

November in the United States is Native American Heritage Month, also referred to as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. It celebrates the rich history and diversity of America’s native peoples and educates the public about historical and current challenges they face. Native American Heritage Month was first declared by presidential proclamation in 1990 which urged the United States to learn more about their first nations.

Join the UCF Libraries as we celebrate our favorite Native American authors and books. Click the link below to see the full descriptions of the books which are also available for checkout from the Featured Bookshelf display next to the bank of two elevators on the 2nd floor.

Featured Bookshelf: Native American Heritage Month

John F. Kennedy

President Kennedy assassination papers

A Research Guide on the recently-released papers on the investigation of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 is available at Compiled by Government Documents librarian Rich Gause, the guide provides links to the 5 million page collection opened up on 10/26 by the National Archives, as well as links to the Warren Commission report and the 1978-1979 Congressional investigation. Whether you are a baby boomer who would like to take a look back in time, or a curious millennial, the guide gives you an excellent place to start investigating.

The UCF Library is a Federal Depository Library, providing a wealth of information to the Central Florida community. Research Guides are available on a wide variety of subjects, giving scholars a starting point for research.

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