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The mission of the Special Collections is to collect, preserve and provide access to research materials focusing on the history and culture of people of African, African-American and Caribbean descent. The Special Collections houses over one million items, including rare books, artifacts, artwork, manuscripts, and reference materials. The majority of the holdings are secured in a humidity and temperature-controlled storage area. The librarian on duty in the reading room provides reference services and retrieves materials for customers. The ephemera and manuscripts consist of well over one million items. Included are calendars, broadsides, posters, postcards, game kits, obituaries, vertical files, sheet music and collectable stamps. While English is the predominant language, there are works in French, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese. The manuscripts focus on the papers and records of individuals and some national or international organizations. The audio and visual materials are comprised of more than 5,500 videocassettes, audiocassettes, DVDs, CDs and record albums. Rare recordings of cultural programs conducted at the Collier City Library and the Mizell Library are included
This collection contains African, African-American, Caribbean and South American publications. Included are several short-run Black newspapers and newsletters dating back to the early 1800s. The artwork and artifacts collection consists largely of African masks and sculptures, Haitian and Jamaican paintings, and an assortment of art pieces and graphic prints from African-American artists. The collection also contains a significant poster collection, historical prints, illustrations, cloth art, ivory, bronze and wooden carved objects, and African and Afro-Cuban musical instruments.
Documents all agencies of the The Works Progress Administration (WPA) including the Civilian Conservation Corps, Federal Writers’ Project, WPA Florida Publications and Handicraft Projects. Materials include the Stetson Kennedy Federal Writers Project papers and photographs. Works Progress Administration and New Deal literature, including children's books and handicrafts projects. Also has several Collections of Alphabet books and Related Materials, Comic books, Florida Artists’ Book Collection and Fine Press Publications and Bienes Art, Architecture and Fine Facsimiles Collection
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens stewards the legacy of the Bartlett and Birch families by preserving their historic estate and providing programming that nurtures creative expression, delights the senses, educates, and honors the natural environment. This house museum holds documentation of construction including blueprints and photographs as well as some Bonnet Family papers.
The general reference collection includes manuscripts, newspaper clippings and pamphlets on a wide range of subjects. Of particular interest are the biographical files which include obituaries and pioneer (early resident) biographical data forms. Special Collections include, among others, an oral history collection with more than 300 recorded interviews conducted since 1972; Florida East Coast Railway employee records (1918 to 1950); and the Cooper Kirk Collection, with emphasis on such topics as Major William Lauderdale and the Second Seminole War, Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, the creation of Broward County, and extracts from local papers, circa 1909 to 1929
The Library of the Commission holds an extensive collection of maps, blueprints, architectural sketches and engineering drawings, oral histories, family papers, local government pubic records documenting the County and related Florida materials
ISHOF’s collection of swimming memorabilia, art, photos and films, along with archival documents and rare books in the Henning Library, provides a thorough record of four centuries of written, taped and filmed aquatic sports. It is the largest collection of aquatic books, periodicals, manuscripts and scrapbooks in existence. The R. Max Ritter Rare Book Room, with over 400 pre-1900 vintage volumes, 310 scrapbooks with the pictures and memorabilia of the past century, and 114 unique aquatic sports magazines.
An institutional archives, this repository documents all aspects of life on campus and includes materials such as photographs, oral histories, faculty papers, catalogs, Annual Reports and Newsletters, Faculty and Student Publications and digitized photographs, books, and documents (early history of NSU). Also documents the town of Davie, Florida
Robert Bogorff, Director/University Archivist
NSU Archives. Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 4th floor,3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale - Davie, Florida 33314 - 1013
The Archives, contains more than 5,000 items, documents a century of LGBT cultural, political and social history. Among the many treasures in the archives are an extensive pulp fiction collection; organizational records of local, national and regional LGBT organizations; a large serials collection; personal records of local and national personalities; gay erotica –pictorial works; and LGBT ephemera, film, audio and oral histories. The Circulating library holdings now number over 25,000 books and 1,000 DVDs.
The Office of the City Clerk, Records and Archives Division is charged with preserving the photographs and documentary history of Hollywood and is also responsible for the city's records management program. Collections include Local city Government, Property and Business Records, Hollywood pioneer family papers, maps, newsletters, newspapers and magazines. Pictorial Collections contain thousands of images of photographs and postcards. This collection is a rich resource for examining Hollywood’s history, government, development, cultural and recreational activities, and tourism.