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Jhapter One

Architecture and Fine Arts Library's

influence goes far beyond the university

The goals of the Architecture
and Fine Arts (AFA) Library
are well integrated into the
University of Florida, but its involve-
ment and influence reach far beyond
campus into professional design
fields. The Library supports academ-
ic programs associated with the
departments of Architecture, Interior
Design, Landscape Architecture, and
Urban and Regional Planning, the
School of Art and Art History, and
the Rinker School of Building
Construction. It's librarians also
work closely with design profession-
als throughout the state, plus muse-
ums, professional associations, and

the other UF Libraries to collaborate
and build a better understanding of
Florida art and architecture.
With over 102,000 volumes and
an array of other formats, the AFA
Library ranks after the libraries of
the University of Virginia and Duke
University as having the largest
visual arts library collection in the
Southeast and serves as "home base"
for many professionals. Shaped
under the influence of Dean Turpin
Bannister, a founder of the Society of
Architectural Historians, AFA
Library's substantive core collection
includes unique items ranging from
16th century imprints to a rare

portfolio of Frank Lloyd Wright
drawings, "Wasmuth portfolio," both
now being housed in Smathers
Library's Department of Special and
Area Studies Collections.
In 1998, the AFA Library and the
Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections staff began the
process of transferring to Smathers
Library many of the 2,800 rare
books housed at the AFA Library.
(Continued on page 3)

c 2 UF's Baldwin Library of
Historical Children's Literature
awarded NEH grant
S4 Friends of the Libraries
S5 English professor applauds
UF Libraries
S6 George A. Smathers Libraries
tenures and promotions;
Library capital campaign;
Upcoming event
S7 Desiderata
S8 A message from the director

UF's Baldwin Library of Historical

Children's Literature Awarded NEH Grant

The Baldwin Library of
Historical Children's
Literature, a section of the
Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections of the George A.
Smathers Libraries has been award-
ed a National Endowment for the
Humanities (NEH) grant to assist in
making the collection more accessi-
ble to users through a combination
of preservation, cataloging, and
digitization. A recent study indicates
that over half of the records created
under this grant will be new to
international databases.
This compilation of more than
93,000 books is of international sig-
nificance to scholars, students, and
researchers who study historical,
cultural, social and literary aspects
of children's literature. The product
of Ruth Baldwin's 40-year collection
development efforts, this vast assem-
blage of literature written primarily
for children offers an equally vast
territory of topics for researchers to
explore: education and upbringing;
family and gender roles; civic values;
racial, religious, and moral attitudes;
literary style and format; and the
arts of illustration and book design.
One great strength of the
collection is the many English and
American editions of the same work
that facilitate study of the differences
between the two cultures. The collec-
tion includes alphabet and pictures
books, moral tales, adolescent
fiction, adventure stories, poetry
books, pop-ups, natural histories,
geographies, biographies, and more
than 6,000 19th century books and
tracts published for children by
religious organizations.

"Because of the intrinsic impor-
tance of these books, and because
they had ceased to be governed by
rigidly didactic conventions that
prevented writers from presenting
children and their lives realistically,
the study of the children's literature
of the period has major contribu-
tions to make not only to the history
and theory of books for children and
of child life in general, but also to the
cultural history of England and
America," notes Dr. Patricia
Craddock, Professor of English at the
University of Florida.
Gillian Avery, British scholar and
author of children's books who has
visited and researched the collection,
has said that in no other library
could she find such a full range of
19th century American books.

"What makes it unique and so
especially valuable is that she
[Ruth Baldwin] included the
ephemera of the past...the
history of a people is to be found
in its waste paperjust as much
as in its literary classics and art
Gillian Avery, British scholar
and author of children's books

"What makes it unique and so
especially valuable is that she [Ruth
Baldwin] included the ephemera of
the past...the history of a people is
to be found in its waste paper just as
much as in its literary classics and
art treasures. But printed ephemera
of the sort Ruth Baldwin collected is
very fragile, and... I could see that it
was fast crumbling away. It needs to

be microfilmed so that it is still there
for future generations."
The $381,220 grant, phase one
of three two-year program propos-
als, will begin with complete micro-
film preservation of 8,600 volumes
published in the U.S. and Great
Britain between 1850-1869.
Subsequent projects will address an
additional 20,000 volumes for the
period of 1870-1910. Because this
period saw children's literature make
increased use of color in book covers
and illustration which cannot be
conveyed through traditional preser-
vation microfilm, the project
includes digitally photographing the
color illustrations. In addition to
listing the books in an international
database, many of them will be digi-
tized and made available on the
Internet for researchers and scholars
anywhere in the world to use.
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John Seelye, Graduate Research
Professor in the Department of
English at the University of Florida
says that "To create a sophisticated
catalog will not only be of value to
the university community, but will
enable us to encourage scholars
world-wide to visit and use our
collection. With the kind of sophisti-
cated means of access that comput-
ers can now provide, we could
expect others of [Gillian] Avery's
prominence to visit Gainesville and
make use of the Baldwin. Without
this improved means of access,
much of the material gathered and
preserved in the Baldwin will
remain inaccessible, as if it were
kept in a vault with a complex and

unbreakable combination."
John Ingram, Chair of the
Department, who will co-direct the
project with Rita Smith, Curator of
the Baldwin Collection, points to
comments elicited through the NEH
review panel that help explain the
significant levels of support for the
entire project encompassing six
years and more than 28,000
volumes. The collection is called
"a world-class resource in an area of
lively and important scholarship
involving literary studies, social
history, and the history of the book."
Ingram expects increased and
significant use of the collection
through the Internet and through
microfilm as a result of this innova-

tive and imaginative combination
of preservation, cataloging, and
John Cech, Professor of English
and Director of the Center for the
Study of Children's Literature and
Media at the University of Florida
sums up the Baldwin Library suc-
cinctly when he says "The Baldwin
Library is one of the truly unique
places in this country where one can
study the progression of the visual
revolution, especially as it was regis-
tered in books for children. Making a
good many of these works readily
available to scholars, critics, and
students in the field can only help to
stimulate more research into this
fascinating, vital area." -

Architecture and Fine Arts
Library's influence
(Continued from page 1)

These resources complement the
other arts resources housed in Rare
Books collected with the involvement
of AFA staff over the years. One such
assemblage that was recently donat-
ed to Special Collections is the exten-
sive archives of Edward Durrell
Stone, Jr., Associates (EDSA) of Fort
Lauderdale, one of the largest land-
scape architecture firms in the U.S.
This collection documents hundreds
of landscape projects in a variety of
formats including original drawings
and approximately 400,000 slides.
Also housed in Smathers Library in
the University Archives, is the
nationally prominent John Ormsby
Simon's collection of landscape
architecture texts.
As illusive but just as important
as archives in arts research are
exhibit catalogs. Recently, UF librari-
ans and Harn Museum staff collabo-
rated in creating a publications
exchange program which will ensure

that UF receives quality catalogs
from museums in Florida as well as
catalogs from sites throughout the
United States.

"What's truly unique about the
Library is its extensive connec-
tion with art and design profes-
sionals throughout the state."
Ed Teague, Head Librarian
AFA Library

The long-term goal of the
Library is to create art and architec-
ture archives and digital projects that
highlight the achievements of
Floridians. In one project currently
underway, UF's Digital Library
Center is digitizing the complete
collection of Florida Architect, begin-
ning from the 1940's to present time.
The Library is the only institution to
hold all issues of the magazine. With
digitization, the collection will be
preserved and more readily available
to researchers.
AFA Library's Head Librarian,

Ed Teague, and Assistant Head, Ann
Lindell, have responded to the many
questions asked of the AFA staff over
the years with two web sites that can
be found on the AFA Library home
page: .
Teague's UF Builds: The Architecture
of the University of Florida and
Lindell's Art on Campus showcase
the architecture and art of campus.
UF Builds documents 245 sites and
structures of the University of
Florida in text and 600 images. Also
included is a historic sites guide,
timetable, and resources guide.
Several campus buildings are listed
on the National Register and a part
of the campus is designated as an
Historic District.
Teague emphasizes that it is very
important to continue to expand by
working with many professional and
academic groups throughout Florida
to preserve Florida's art and architec-
ture heritage. As funding is received,
the Library will be able to implement
the many archival, preservation, and
digitization projects underway or
under consideration. C-

Chapter One c-- Page 3


of the Libraries

Donations received by the Smathers Libraries between January and May 2000

$1000 or More
Enid N. Ashe
Mortimer B. Bates (d)
The Honorable C. Farris Bryant
Hugh A. Carrithers, M.D.
University Athletic Assn., Inc.
Donald E.Van Dyke (d)

$500- $999
AstraZeneca LP
Allen Y and Mrs. Lou DeLaney

$100- $499
James G. Black, Jr.
Maury A. Bromsen
Derek G. Burch
Ira G. and Joanna M. Clark
John W. Coffey
Leonard T., Jr. and Elizabeth T.
William D. and Phyllis K. Goldberg
Judith B. and Travis H Gordon
Richard P. and Patricia G. Goudeau
David G. Greene
GTE Foundation
Harold P. Hanson
Lee D. and Teresa Harrison
John E. Ingram
Robert L. Johnson
Erich J. Kesse
Vernon Kisling, Jr.
Dawn A. Mesa
Marcia 0. Pearce
Alice Primack
Daniel A. Reboussin and
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The Libraries of the University of
Florida form the largest information
resource system in the state of
Florida. Eight campus libraries reflect
the university's increasingly broad
research and instruction programs.
Over the past 100 years, faculty and
librarians have built hundreds of spe-
cialized collections, now totaling over
three and a half million volumes,
printed in practically every written
language by publishers throughout
the world.
The George A. Smathers Libraries
of the University of Florida include
specialized collections in science,
architecture, art, history, languages,
and music. Our collections cover all
areas of contemporary knowledge,
from agriculture to zoology and from
philosophy to history. All of the
libraries serve all of the university's
faculty and students, but each has a
special mission to be the primary
support of specific colleges and
degree programs. The libraries sup-
port the very best educational,
research and service performance by
university faculty and students using
the latest on-line technology and
time-honored methods of collection
and preservation.
For more information on
giving to the George A. Smathers
Libraries at the University of Florida
contact Marcia 0. Pearce, Director of
Development, (352) 392-0342.

Ann Louene Glowasky
Jack B. Salt
Stuart F Schaffer
Mary K. Singley
James A. Young
3Com Corp.

Under $100
Dorothy J. Aikin
Richard B. Arkway
Jeffrey A. Barr
Beverly F Bartlett
Christopher A. Baumann
Carole W. Bird
Etienne A. Brunet
Cecilia A. Bryant
Keith and Mrs. Jean C. Bullivant
Marcelo Canelas
Joan D. Carter
Joseph C. and Virginia J. Cauthen
Jean C. Chance
Bruce S. and Laura M. Chappell
James G. Cusick
David F Daniels
Alistair M. Duckworth
Elizabeth M. Eddy
Antoinette S. and Gerard G. Emch
Entergy Corp.
Russell Fairman
Michael V Gannon
Michael Joe Gehron
J. P. George, Jr.
Helen M. Gillespie
Anne M. and Phillip S. Haisley

Lillian F and Joe Halberstein
Elizabeth V Harrer
Lawrence D. Harris
Jane K. Holland
Barbara J. Hood
Martha A. Hruska
E. L. Roy Hunt
IBM Corp.
Paul L. Jacobsen
Cecilia L. Johnson
James W Kaster
Linde and Alan R. Katritzky
Paul J. Keyser
John W. Krienke
Wallace Lippincott, Jr.
James P. Liversidge
Lucent Technologies
Murdo J. and Shena M. MacLeod
Peter P. Malanchuk
Sandra J. McCoy
Douglas R. Medlin
Debbie S. Menoher
Jerald T. Milanich
Jeffrey M. Mitchem
Richard Lewis Morin
Daniel M. Nero
Frank W. Orser
Danella H. and Richard N. Pearson
Richard F. Phillips
Carol A. Pooser
Thomas D. Rider
Thomas C. Rowe
Theresa M. Schluter
Judith P. Shoaf
Robert L. Singerman
Chris G. Snodgrass and Carol J.
William Louis Stern
Rena B. Stevens
Michael D. Tannenbaum
Carol A. Turner
United Technologies Corp.
Carl L. Van Ness
Jeanne M.Webb
Anne M. and Bertram Wyatt-Brown

"The Libraries are the heart and soul
of the University of Florida!" asserts
Sidney Homan, Ph.D., University of
Florida English Department professor,
and avid long-time Library West patron.
Homan, an award winning professor
of drama, theatre, acting and directing,
has published widely in Shakespeare,
Renaissance and modern drama. Much
of his research time has been spent in
cubicle 350G in Library West since he
began teaching at UF in 1972.
"In that cubicle I write my books
and articles and my director's concepts Sidney Homan, Ph.D.
of plays. It's my private, self indulgent
world and whenever I need a journal or a book, I can go out and find it right
when I need it.
"Everything I read in that cubicle makes its way into my teaching of under-
graduate students," says Homan. "It must be checked out in the real world.
What I do as a scholar must have immediate application." He uses his knowl-
edge gained from the many library books he reads and studies to translate into
his teaching and directing style.
And conversely, his newest publication at press, Directing Shakespeare and
Others: A Scholar on Stage, comes from his work in the theatre as actor and
director. His time spent in the Library comes back full circle.
A member of the National Artistic Board of the Orlando Shakespeare
Festival, Homan, in recent years, has directed plays of Pinter, Stoppard,
Wasserstein, and Chekhov, and acted in the works of Shakespeare, Williams,
Wilde, Shaw, Beckett, and Churchill. Most recently, he directed Shakespeare's
Hamlet at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre in Gainesville.
The University of Florida Libraries' strength was a large factor in Homan's
decision to teach at UE
"The number of volumes, the open stacks, and how much usage there is of
the Libraries say a lot about the University,: Homan explains. "These factors are
important not only because I am a scholar but also because they make a state-
ment about what the University values. The center of the classical arts and
liberal sciences is the library. From the libraries branches out all of the
students and the faculty."
Homan says he has been fortunate to be at universities with great libraries
- undergraduate work at Princeton, graduate work at Harvard, and teaching at
the University of Illinois, prior to his coming to the University of Florida.
"The Libraries are at the center of the University of Florida. I worship the
Libraries:' he proclaims in his charasmatic dramatic tone.

Chapter One c- Page 5

Library Capital Campaign

The University of Florida's
George A. Smathers Libraries accu-
mulated campaign for the It'
Performance That Counts campaign
was nearly 40% of the $5 million
goal on June 1, 2000. Three recent
bequests to the Libraries bolstered
the Library Funds in the Campaign.
The Donald E. Van Dyke
Library Endowment of nearly
$200,000 will be utilized for the
Libraries' greatest needs.
The Jessie Shaw and
Mortimer B. Bates, Jr. Fund
of $100,000 will benefit the Libraries
by enhancing electronic resources.
The Ralph E. and Margaret C.
Brunelle Endowment of $100,000,
created by the Director of University
Libraries in honor of her parents,
will be used to purchase library
materials in the humanities.
As with all newly established
endowments over $100,000, these
gifts are eligible for state matching
To make a contribution or to
discuss planned giving designated
for the Libraries, please contact
Marcia 0. Pearce, Director of
Development at (352) 392-0342.

Book Endowment Funds
The principal means by which
donors further library collections is
the endowed book fund. Only the
earned income from the endowment
is used, while the principal remains
intact. For every book endowment
fund, the Smathers Libraries will
commission a special bookplate to
identify the donor and memorialize
or honor a family member, a friend,
or even an occasion.

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George A. Smathers Libraries
Tenures and Promotions

The University of Florida George
A. Smathers Libraries announces
staff tenures and promotions.

Arlen Cromwell

Shelley Arlen, Associate
Librarian, was recently awarded
tenure. She is a Humanities and
Social Sciences Reference Librarian
and also Collection Management
Librarian for American and British
Daniel Cromwell, Agricultural
Cataloger and Head of Copy
Cataloging in the Resource Services

EN ^..v

Ingram Ronan
Ingram Ronan

Department has been promoted to
Assistant University Librarian.
John Ingram, University
Librarian and Chair, Department of
Special and Area Studies Collections,
has been awarded tenure.
Jana Ronan has been awarded
tenure and promoted to Associate
University Librarian for Humanities
and Social Sciences Services.
Rita Smith, Curator of the
Baldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature, has been
awarded tenure and promoted to
Associate University Librarian.


Priscilla R. Williams, Social
Science Cataloger and Head of the
Social Sciences Unit in the Resource
Services Department has been
promoted to Assistant University

The first Gators: In search of the Gator nickname
University of Florida Archivist Carl Van Ness will explore the origins
of the Gator nickname at the Tampa Gator Gathering sponsored by the
University of Florida Alumni Association on
Thursday, July 13,5:30 p.m. Wyndam Harbour Island Hotel
725 S. Harbour Island Blvd. Tampa, Florida
Find out what it was like to be a Florida student when there were no
Fighting' Gators. Artifacts and memorabilia from the University Archives
will be on display. Marcia Pearce, Director of Development for the
Smathers Libraries, will accompany Van Ness.

Students, faculty and librarians are always looking for the perfect resource
to complement their research. While we do our best to be responsive to
special needs, there are always a few titles or equipment needs that lie
beyond our grasp. If you are interested in helping the Smathers Libraries
acquire any of the following, please contact Marcia 0. Pearce, Director of
Development, at (352) 392-0342 or .

Collected Works of Mies van der Rohe Archives for the Architecture and
Fine Arts Library $7,000
Miguel de Unamuno's Political Writings, 1918-1925 $400
Encylopaedia of India and Her States, 10 vols. $1,100
International Journal of Computer Vision $1,065
VCR, JVC model S4600 (Digital Library Center) $300
Two Bose stereo speakers, model 141 (Digital Library Center) $80
Assortment of Chinese videos $500
Yugoslavia: Peoples, States and Society, microfilm collection, 109 reels
Gazety Kopeiki (Penny Newspapers), 1908-1918,890 microfiche $6,285
Joseph Goebel's diaries, Part II, Dictated Diaries, 1941-1945, 15 volumes &
index $1,305
"Poole's Plus" online database which indexes journal and magazine articles
from 1802-present $3,000
Upgrade collection of published grammars and dictionaries $1,000 or
$2,500 or $5,000

of the Libraries

City State Zip
Home Phone Business Phone
Yes. I/we wish to support the George A. Smathers Libraries with the following tax-deductible gift
of $ Make checks payable to the University of Florida Foundation, Inc. and
mail to Marcia 0. Pearce, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, P.O. Box 117001,
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001.
To pay by credit credit card fill out the following: MasterCard Visa
Credit Card No. Exp. Date
Cardholder's Name
Cardholder's Signature


Giving to UF is now
just a click away


Visit our new online giving
Web site and find out how simple
it is to support your college or
favorite program

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Chapter One c-- Page 7

Please use my gift for the following:
Smathers Libraries Purchase Fund
_ Special & Area Studies Collections
Latin American Collection
Price Library of Judaica
PK. Yonge Library of Florida History
Baldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature
Africana Collection
Architecture & Fine Arts Library
_ Education Library
_ Map and Imagery Library
_ Music Library
_ Marston Science Library
_ Digital Library Center

SPlease send me information
about making a planned gift/bequest.

A mesg from th director

This issue of our newsletter
shows some of the range of the
Library's contributions to the
University. Library staff is involved
in numerous initiatives to support
UF's students and scholars, and in
addition, to Florida citizens who
need the specialized resources that
we can provide.
In previous issues, we have pro-
filed some of our digital efforts, but
that certainly does not mean that we
have abandoned books! Nor are our
efforts limited to traditional humani-
ties and social science disciplines. The
Smathers Libraries serve the needs of
ten colleges and four schools more
than 37,000 of UF's 43,000 students.
The result is that we make available
library materials in more than 30 lan-
guages, in more than 85 subject areas,


Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries
Carolyn Henderson Allen
Deputy Director/Director for
Support Services
Martha Hruska
Director for Technical Services
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services
Marcia O. Pearce
Director of Development

in more than 12 formats (from books,
to electrons, to microfilm, to
maps...), and we provide service in
seven locations across campus. The
libraries that make up the George A.
Smathers Libraries include the
Marston Science Library, Music
Library, Education Library,
Architecture and Fine Arts Library,
Smathers Library, Library West, and
the Allen H. Neuharth Journalism
Reading Room. Within the walls of
these libraries are the Map and
Imagery Library, the Documents
Department, Humanities and Social
Sciences, the Digital Library Center,
and Special and Area Studies
Collections. Chapter One highlights
areas of interest within the different
Libraries and departments.
The Libraries are fascinating,

Chapter One
University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
.O. Box 117001
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001

vibrant, con-
stantly chal-
lenging and
themselves in
this time of
technological change. The timeless
values of selecting and making avail-
able the knowledge, in whatever for-
mat, our students and faculty need to
do the work required by this academ-
ic program remains our guide.
This up-close peek at two of our
specialized collections demonstrates
the sharp differences between
library users' needs and the variety
in our collections and services so
that we can serve them effectively.
I hope you enjoy exploring them.
Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries


Chapter One is published quarter-
ly and distributed to Friends of
the Libraries and selected institu-
tions. Questions and comments
should be addressed to the
editor, Barbara Hood, Public
Information Officer, George A.
Smathers Libraries, University of
Florida, PO. Box 117001,
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001
(352) 392-0342.
e-mail: bhood@ufl.edu

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