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Chapter one
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Table of Contents
    Faulkner books donated to Rare Book Collection
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Rare Book Collection houses very rare titles
        Page 3
    Friends of the Libraries
        Page 4
    Interim president Young targets UF Libraries improvements
        Page 5
    Donald E. Van Dyke Library Endowment to support libraries' greatest needs
        Page 6
        Page 7
    A message from the director
        Page 8
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I r F s of te G e A. L, Ut o F F

Faulkner books donated

to Rare Book Collection

Though most of the 500 printed
copies of William Faulkner's
first book, The Marble Faun
(1924), were destroyed in a fire, the
Smathers Libraries' Rare Book
Collection now proudly houses one of
the 150 surviving volumes. This
extraordinary copy of a genuine rarity,
inscribed to "Mrs. Julian Wilson / from
William Faulkner /19 December 1924:'
is from the impressive collection of
Faulkner books recently donated by
Hugh A. Carithers, M.D.
The collection of 120 individual
items is valued at $150,000 and is all
related to Faulkner, the Nobel Prize-
winning American author. The dona-
tion is part of the growing collection
of American literature housed in Rare
Books in the Department of Special
and Area Studies Collections. The
Faulkner volumes will become a valu-
able research resource as well as an
important exhibition component for
the holdings in American literature.
Dr. Carithers, a retired pediatri-
cian from Jacksonville, has a passion
for books. For over 60 years he has
been collecting books, but not just any
books. In his collection are numerous

Dr. Carithers chose the University of
Florida's Smathers Libraries.
According to John Ingram,
Smathers Libraries Director for
Collections, "Dr. Hugh Carithers'
decision to donate his private library
of some 120 volumes by, and relating
to, the Nobel Prize-winning author,
(Continued on page 2)

John Ingram, left, Director for
Collections and Marcia Pearce,
Director of Development, accept Hugh
A. Carithers, M.D.'s gift of his Faulkner

first editions, many of them signed by
the author. His collection of twentieth
century southern literature includes
works not just by Faulkner, but also by
Eudora Welty and James Dickey as
well as John Updike.
After a lengthy search for a home
for his treasured Faulkner collection,

S3 Rare Book Collection houses
very rare titles
S4 Friends of the Libraries

S5 Interim President Young
targets UF Libraries
S6 Donald E. Van Dyke
Endowment to support
Libraries' greatest needs
S7 Desiderata

S8 A message from the director

Faulkner books (Continued from page 1)

Dr. Carithers has read and collected
William Faulkner's books, and
researched the author for sixty years.

William Faulkner, has made UF the
pre-eminent repository of Faulkner-
iana in Florida as well as one of the
largest collections in the United
States. By placing his collection in the

"...many of the titles are
extremely scarce in today's
market and are highly sought
after, and they reflect the sensitiv-
ity and knowledgeable experience
of the collector who assembled
them over a period of more than
sixty years."
John Ingram
Director for Collections

Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections, Dr. Carithers has
not only ratcheted up the level of sup-
port for studies in American literature
at UF, but he has insured that students
of Faulkner will always be able to have
access to his first editions, in which
the author himself played a direct role
in production. As the collection's
appraiser noted: many of the titles are

extremely scarce in today's market
and are highly sought after, and they
reflect the sensitivity and knowledge-
able experience of the collector who
assembled them over a period of
more than sixty years.
"The distinguishing feature of Dr.
Carithers' Faulkner collection is the
number of signed limited editions,
including The Marble Faun, A Fable,
The Unvanquished, Pylon, and Go
Down Moses;" adds Jeffrey Barr,
Curator of Rare Books.
Dr. Carithers bought his first
Faulkner book at an auction and on
the way back to his hotel shared a taxi
with a book dealer. They developed a
friendship and from then on, his wife
Cornelia, also a pediatrician, pur-
chased birthday and Christmas gifts
for him from the dealer.
His years of serving on the
American Board of Pediatrics took Dr.
Carithers to locations throughout the
United States. In every city, Cornelia
and he visited second-hand book-
stores in search of rare books.
Collecting has enriched his life.
"I never met a book dealer who
wasn't a lady or a gentleman," he
remarked. Some became friends and
liaisons, helping them locate desired
Dr. Carithers possesses extensive
knowledge of Faulkner's life. He also
donated his books written about
Faulkner to be used in the Libraries'
general collections.
He is the founder of the Friends
of Willowbranch Library, Inc. in
Jacksonville. c--

Some of the Faulkner books donated
by Dr. Carithers, including The Marble
Faun, valued at $30,000.

Page 2 C~- Chapter One

Rare Book Collection

houses very rare titles

he Rare Book Collection at the University of Florida has more than its

share of treasures; indeed, they are so numerous merely a hint may be
given in this small space and to mention a few means excluding the
many. However, a few titles may be mentioned without slighting the rest. Such
books are either not recorded in any of the standard bibliographies or the only
location cited is the University of Florida. While likely unique, it is also possible
that additional copies may exist, even if only one other.

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The map to the left comes
from a 1612 edition of Ortelius'
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. A
number of these small (14 x 19
cm.) atlases were issued in a
variety of translations by the
Plantin-Moretus firm in Antwerp
at this time, but UF's copy is the
only version recorded in Italian.

A truly wonderful item is Musick for the Scots Songs published by Allan
Ramsay in Edinburgh in the early 18th century. Only two copies are known to
exist, the one at UF and the other in the National Library of Scotland. And
quixotically, both copies are
incomplete, lacking several leaves.
Through the kind efforts of" I '
Robert Thomson of UF's English
Department, the University of
Florida and the NLS exchanged
photocopies of the missing leaves
so that both UF and NLS have .
complete copies.

The illustration to the right isLn LB JWe r cO tin mrru
part of a title page from a collection -mnlw lc1i cFciBcnulanm.
of works by Lorenzo Valla printed in xaw-vi uhliitrIm n m uiNm anUd
1510. An Italian Humanist from the 3aniam LtPCria
UAmnc'idlo.rre ILm.quadmiutld pa narniI
first half of the 15th century, Valla aWKndlUn.
was a highly regarded scholar and his
writings were printed for scores of years after his death in 1460.

What is so surprising about this
book being unrecorded is that it was
printed by Melchior Sessa, son of
Giovanni Battista Sessa, the patri-
arch of the family of printers in
Venice. Their publications are
extremely well known and widely
collected, the firm having been in
operation for over a hundred years
after its founding in 1489.
It is not solely the limited num-
bers of a book that may make it rare.
Far from being mere purveyors of
text, books as physical objects
become imbued with an intangible
quality of history.
In our copy of Guillaume
Durand's Rationale Divinorum
Officiorum, printed in 1494 by Anton
Koberger in Nuremberg, the noted
bibliographer Gilbert R. Redgrave
details the history of ownership over
a 60-70 year period. Several of our
16th-century books have marginal
annotations by the scholars who
once owned them. Our copy of the
Journal of the Academy of Natural
Sciences of Philadelphia was once
owned by Louis Agassiz. A 1739
satire on the British Parliament with
dashes for names was conveniently
completed in ink by an owner.
In the 19th century, a pastime
was adding illustrations from other
sources to a book, doubling, even
tripling its size. The fore-edge of a
book might also serve as a canvas
for a watercolor visible only when
the edge of the text block is fanned.
And so on, and so on. Each book
is an individual with its own story to
be treasured. c-
byJeffrey Barr
Curator of Rare Books

Chapter One c- Page 3


of the Libraries

Donations received by the Smathers Libraries between May 17 and August 11, 2000

$1000 or more
Hugh A. Carithers, M.D.
H. Boone & Violet M. Porter
Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Donald E. Van Dyke (d)

$100- $499
*Jewel P and Jean P Ahrano
*George C. and Elizabeth R. Bedell
Harry P Edwards
*Raymond Gay-Crosier
*Donald E. and Sylvia C. Gerson
*Harold P Hanson
*Betsy M. and Rufus M.
Holloway, Jr.
*John E. Ingram
*Linde and Alan R. Katritzky
K2 Engineering, Inc.
Rebecca C. Lockridge
Stephen C. O'Connell
Marcia 0. Pearce
John E. Retey, Jr.
Kurt E. Rudolph
David W. Steadman

Under $100
David M. Bauman
Robert M. Berntsen
*Carole W Bird
Daniel A. Bunye
Joanna M. Burch
Alfred A. Cave
Mrs. Jean C. Chance
Compaq Computer Foundation
John DePol
Page 4 c, Chapter One

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
specialized 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
support 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.

Alistair M. Duckworth
Russell Fairman
Renee Garcia
Mark D. Grover
*Anne M. and Phillip S. Haisley
Laymond M. Hardy
Angelyn C. Hargrove
Deborah M. Hirsch
Donna V Homewood
Harry E Jackson, Sr.
Jonathan S. Jones
Lucent Technologies
Penny S. and Jeffrey B. Marks
Carolyn G. Martin
William D. McCarthy
Jordan Mussary
Lt. Col. Thomas E. O'Dell, Jr.
*Frank W Orser
John W Partridge, Jr.
Richard E Phillips
Harvey Polster
*Carol A. Pooser
Mary A. Prati
Alice Primack
*Vinay Raj
Marcia I. Roberts
Craig E. Rothburd
*Judith P and Richard A. Shoaf
*Robert L. Singerman
*William Louis Stern
Nancy B. Stevens
Aase B. and Charles E Thompson
Nancy S. Weyant
Mary K. Whitson
Mrs. Jean N. Worley
*Also a supporter of the Howe Society

Library Capital Campaign

Interim President Charles Young
addresses libraries' staff.





UF Libraries


While the University of Florida
jubilantly celebrates passing it's
five-year capital campaign goal of
$750 million, the Libraries are
continuing to actively raise funds
through the end of the campaign
and beyond.
The Libraries' campaign has
raised nearly half of it's $5 million
goal. "We are very fortunate to have
supporters who recognize the central
role the Libraries play in the aca-
demic community," said Marcia
Pearce, Smathers Libraries Director
of Development. "The vision and
generous support of these donors
ensures that students and faculty
will have access to information and
services critical for their work here."

"There is an undeniable need for
UF's Libraries to expand and to
renovate its facilities, to bolster
its collections and student
studying areas, and to build an
Interim President Charles Young

Since Young's arrival at UF last
November, he has placed improving
the quality of the Libraries at the top
of his list for building a top 10 public
university. "I don't know of any great
university without a great library,"
Young, a long-time library supporter,
says. "The University of Florida will
focus on attracting more donors to
the Libraries."
Young drew applause when
speaking to Libraries' staff when he
said, "there is an undeniable need for
the UF Libraries to expand and to

renovate its existing facilities, to
bolster its collections and student
studying areas, and to build an
In his printed message in the
University of Florida Foundation,
Inc.'s Performance Report from
spring 2000, Young wrote that in the
most recent ranking of AAU public
university library holdings, the
University of Florida stood 21 out of
33 institutions ranked. UF's 3.1 mil-
lion titles are less than half those of
the institutions used as benchmarks.
Young emphasizes that as we
move into the final months of the
campaign, we need to raise an
additional $2.5 million to reach the
goal of the Libraries and to strength-
en and broaden the resources for
faculty and students for now and
into the future.
To make a contribution or to
discuss planned giving designated
for the Libraries, please contact
Marcia 0. Pearce at (352) 392-0342
or marpear@mail.uflib.ufl.edu. c-

UF on the Rise
To become a top 10 public university,
Interim President Young says UF
Improve quality of UF
library system.
Further enhance research and
research facilities.
Lower student/faculty ratio.
Increase faculty salaries.
Strengthen graduate programs.

Chapter One c- Page 5

Sue Walker, former Gift
and Exchange Librarian,
Sue Roberts Walker, University
of Florida Librarian from 1947-
1976, passed away August 8 at the
Advent Christian Village in Dowling
Park. She was 94.
She held the rank of Associate
University Librarian. From 1967-
1976 she was the head of the
Acquisitions Department's Gift and
Exchange Section, and Serials
Librarian from 1947-1967.
She was active in community
affairs as a member and elected
leader of local, state, and national
associations for retarded children
and in the First Methodist Church.
Her professional activities
included leadership roles in both the
Florida and American Library
Associations, and she published
many articles in Florida Libraries
and the University of Florida Library
Mrs. Walker was preceded in
death by her husband, William M.
Walker II and a son, William M.
Walker III.

Goggin recognized
as world leader
Dr. Margaret Knox Goggin,
former interim director of the
University Libraries and current
Library Capital Campaign com-
mittee volunteer was recognized
as a world leader among librari-
ans and educators. The 2000
edition of Who's Who in the World
named Goggin for her stellar
career in the library science,
teaching and the book publishing

Donald E. Van Dyke Library Endowment

to support Libraries' greatest needs

Donald E. Van Dyke was an avid
reader with a personal library of
10,000 volumes. He used to enjoy
reading in the Smathers Library. His
wife Virginia passed away in 1992,
and the couple had no children so
when he passed away he bequeathed
$202,000 to the George A. Smathers
Libraries. The gift is to be used to
support the Libraries' greatest needs.
The Donald E. Van Dyke Library
Endowment is eligible for $101,000
in state matching funds.
A self-made man, Van Dyke and
Virginia moved to Gainesville in
1988 from Chatham, New Jersey
after his productive career in adver-
tising and public relations on

Madison Avenue. He was a business
graduate from Syracuse University.
"With Donald Van Dyke, what
you saw was what you got," said the
estate trustee, Kevin Daly of Scruggs
and Carmichael. PA. "He was a rene-
gade who always said what was on
his mind and he was very well-read.
Virginia was a wonderful, soft-spo-
ken and gracious woman who soft-
ened his rough edges."
Daly referred to Van Dyke as a
small-time Andrew Carnegie. Along
with his gift to the Smathers
Libraries, he left funds to Syracuse
University, the Salvation Army,
and the American Red Cross.

Friday, September 22, 2000 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Smathers Library Exhibit Artifacts, Pictures, and UF Historical Data Display at
Grand Guard 2000 Breakfast Buffet, J. Wayne Reitz Union Ballroom with Carl Van Ness,
University Archivist and Interim Chair, Department of Special and Area Studies
Collections, and Marcia Pearce, Smathers Libraries Director of Development.

Saturday, November 11, 2000 2-1/2 hrs. before football kickoff
Homecoming Through the Years Exhibit from Smathers Library Archives with
Carl Van Ness and Marcia Pearce. Homecoming Alumni BBQ in the Stephen C. O'Connell


Director (Continued from page 8)
one of the most valuable functions of the
traditional library is its exclusivity, the
discerning judgment that keeps as many
things out as it keeps in, one of the most
valuable functions of the modern library
are the guides to Internet resources that
are developed by librarians. These contin-
ue the tradition of making available what
is reliable information, well organized for
specific users and free to them. Much
knowledge that is basic to many disci-

plines is not on the Web; it will be years
before it is put into electronic format.
And many books are published annually
only in print format. The job of integrat-
ing print and electronic resources is an
enormous one, and one the library must
do if its scholars are to continue their
search to know, their search for the truth,
with the resources of the past at their
Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries

Page 6 -' Chapter One

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 marpear@mail.uflib.ufl.edu.

Philips Complete Mozart Edition, 45 volume collection of 180 CD's $1,990
Exhibit cases for Latin American Collection Reference Room $2,500
Mathematics videos from the American Mathematical Society $3,000
Annual Book of ASTM Standards (2000 edition of 75 volumes) for Marston
Science Library $6,100
Support materials to update Education Library's K-12 textbook collection
Microtek Scanner, 9600XL, high resolution production scanner with flatbed
scanning capability for both paper and films for Digital Library Center
Dell Computer Workstation to increase production capability of the Digital
Library Center $3,000
The Holy Bible. Oxford University Press, 1935. Edition of 200. This edition is
considered to be the greatest production in the field of printing history for
the mid-twentieth century. Est. $7,000
The Kennicott Bible, Spain. 1476. Facsimile of "one of the most beautiful
illuminated Hebrew manuscripts in existence." $6,700

7 / N LI N ._

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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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

Please use my gift for the following:
Smathers Libraries Purchase Fund
_ Special & Area Studies Collections
Latin American Collection
SPrice Library of Judaica
P K. Yonge Library of Florida History
Baldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature
Africana Collection
Architecture & Fine Arts Library
SEducation Library
_ Map and Imagery Library
SMusic Library
SMarston Science Library
SDigital Library Center

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

Chapter One c-- Page 7

Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries
Martha Hruska
Director for Technical Services
John Ingram
Director for Collections
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services
Marcia O. Pearce
Director of Development

Chapter One is published quarterly and
distributed to Friends of the Libraries
and selected institutions. Questions
and comments should be addressed to
the editor, Barbara Hood, Public
Information Officer, George A. Smathers
Libraries, University of Florida, P.O. Box
117001, Gainesville, FL 32611-7001,
(352) 392-0342. Email: bhood@ufl.edu

Smathers Libraries web address:

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


A message fo th diSretorS

Who Needs a Library Anyway?
We have all heard so much about the
vast resources of the Internet and about
the transformation of publishing to elec-
tronic formats that it begs the question,
who needs libraries? Why should we sup-
port them? Why do university presidents
always say that great universities have
great libraries? And why do they say that
the library is the heart of the university?
It starts with the function of research
universities: to create new knowledge
(research) and to transmit knowledge to
new generations (teach). Research and
instruction are at the heart of the educa-
tional process. Universities are micro-
cosms of their societies; and our society
is a particularly complex one; reliant on
many technologies, social constructs, and
ideas from the past. The range of subjects
taught at a land-grant university like UF,
which seeks to provide support for all the
industries underlying the economy of its
state, is unusually broad.

Basic to the university's purpose,
then, is a record of what has been learned
to serve as a resource for both learning
and teaching. Libraries archive that
record. The more subjects taught by the
university, the more records (publica-
tions) the library must provide. Libraries
are the vital center of university life,
selecting, storing and protecting ideas for
constant reuse, providing space and
equipment for the various formats that
contain knowledge (books,journals,
maps, microforms, computers, recordings,
etc.), and assisting users to navigate
through this vast array of information
and locate what they specifically need. In
this way, the library serves as the heart of
the university, selecting and organizing
the knowledge needed by this university
to fulfill its purpose. To the extent that a
library is able to supply the needs of all
its many users, it markedly reduces the
time needed to find the raw material of
research and learning. Thus, great

libraries, that is,
libraries that
effectively sup-
port all the var-
ied intellectual
interests of their
scholars, facilitate the
productivity of students and faculty, and
in doing so, the university gains recogni-
tion for its high quality.
Since 1992, the World Wide Web
has expanded at a dizzying speed. The
catalogs of many of the world's great
libraries are available on it; there are
myriad databanks of legal, scientific,
social science, government document,
literary, and mathematical information
widely available. These databases can be
searched with great specificity and they
create possibilities for research that could
only be dreamed of a decade ago. The
down-side of this is the "info-chaos" on
the Web and the charges for access. Just as
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