Collaboration Between Faculty and Librarians Margarita Vargas Betancourt University of Florida July 2013
1930s President John J. Tigert creates the Institute for Inter American Affairs at the University of Florida (UF). 1948 Farmington Plan 1951 The Farmington Plan assigned UF as the repository for Caribbean material 2007 Mission of the George A. Smathers Libraries: to support the needs of faculty students, and the rest of the University of Florida community
Hunter, Gregory S. Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives. New York, London: Neal Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2004.
Cuban collections at the University of Florida. Development of the course Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, and the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature Libguides
What has been collected and is now at dLOC ? Rare books Maps Records related to slavery and military affairs Manuscript collections that cover the years since the Cuban War of Independence (1895 1898) a. Material on the Spanish American War b. Braga Brothers Collection Result: One of the strongest collections on Cuban material.
Material on the Cuban Revolution o A result of: Donation of the Neill Macaulay Collection. C ollaboration with Prof. Lillian Guerra. Examples o An online collection: Cuban Revolutionary Posters o A digitized collection: Rafael Martinez Pupo Papers Relating to Comandos Mambises Significance o Supported archival cycle. o Sets a model on how to deal with sensitive material.
Object of study: o I mmigration of indentured workers from India and China to the West Indies o E migration of West Indian laborers to the Panama Canal Team: o Rhonda Cobham Sander (Amherst College), Leah Rosenberg (University of Florida), Donette Francis (University of Miami). o Librarians. o To identify archival material and upload it. o Examples: Selected Views on Indentured Labor in the Caribbean, 1804 1956 Topical Collection at dLOC : Panama and the Canal
These are guides that contain listings of recommended resources for finding information, such as databases, journals, books, web pages, etc. Professors request librarians to make libguides for their courses: o Early Caribbean History o Modern Caribbean o Tourism & the Caribbean