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Table of Contents
    Africana Collection supports growing UF research and teaching needs
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Ringling Theatre Collection debuts online
        Page 3
    Friends of the Libraries
        Page 4
        Page 5
    A message from the director
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
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apter One

Africana Collection Supports Growing

UF Research and Teaching Needs

he Smathers Libraries' Africana Collection supports the growing
needs of the University of Florida's Center for African Studies,
one of the most active and well-regarded U.S. Department of
Education Title VI National Resource Centers in the United States. The
Center facilitates a rapidly expanding range of teaching and research
on Africana in as many as 30 departments in ten of the university's 17
colleges, and among numerous visitors to campus.

The depth of the collection is a key
feature. The Africana bibliographers
stay in touch with the collection's users
to keep abreast of changing research
and additions to the instructional
programs. They conduct surveys and
similar research to stay informed about
what students and faculty need to
achieve the highest quality research on
the cutting edge of their field. Sharing
resources with other Smathers Libraries'
collection managers and specialized
curators and with other university
libraries specializing in African Studies
enhances the scope and usage of the
collection. For example, UF now has
one of the top four African university
map libraries in the country. Cost
sharing between the Map and Imagery
Library and the Africana bibliogra-
phers allows for the purchase of a
much greater selection of maps than
otherwise would be possible, one that

ranges from satellite data to rare 500
year old engraved prints. These origi-
nal, primary resources can now can be
presented in exhibits, to classes, and
used directly by researchers on campus.
UF's dynamic programs in natural
resource management and conserva-
tion represent the fastest growing and
now one of the largest fields of study
at the Center for African Studies. The
Africana Collection has recently ben-
efited from its strength in this area
with the acceptance of several gift
collections relating to African natural
resources and parks management.
One was from a retiring UF faculty
member and another large collection
was from the Henry S. Graves
Memorial Library at the Yale
University School of Forestry and
Environmental Studies.
Sharing materials with the ten
other members of the State
(Cnntined nn naue 2)

c 2 Bates Fund
S3 The Ringling Theatre
c- 4 Friends of the Libraries
S6 A Message From the Director
c- 7 Desiderata
c- 8 Book Royalties to Benefit
Humanities Fund

Africana (Continued from page 1)

University System is another way to
extend the collection. SUS members
are part of UF's extended family and
there is a great deal of reciprocal use
among users. This widespread loan
and borrowing lead researchers who
use UF's collection to sometimes send
rare materials to UF as a way of
expressing their gratitude. Faculty
donations of gifts
of books, maps,
and field research
papers have
enriched the u t
collections on r an
many occasions.
In early
November the
library director and branch librarian of
the University of Botswana's Harry
Oppenheimer Okavango Research
Centre were guests of the University of
Florida. They spent two days touring
various library departments and were
particularly interested in taking back
with them a greater appreciation of the
libraries' preservation and digitization
programs for use in their own library.
Some of the resources in UF's
collection are unique and rare pieces
- perhaps the only copy in the United
States, thus making UF custodian to

I I'

the world in those areas. Some
130,000 circulating and non-circulat-
ing books and over 500 journal titles
published in many languages com-
prise the collection, which is located
throughout the campus libraries.
Preparation has begun to centralize
these dispersed resources by 2004
along with UF's other area studies
collections within the planned addi-
tion to Library West. Books, periodi-
cals, audio and
video recordings,
newspapers, dis-
sertations, micro-
sut ra c materials, rare
St books and manu-
scripts, modern as
well as antique
maps and atlases,
computer data files, government doc
uments and a variety of other formats
support research and teaching in pro-
grams from the natural sciences and
applied fields such as agriculture to
the social sciences, humanities, and
Notable holdings include the
George Fortune collection of primarily
Shona and other Southern Bantu lan-
guages and the Professor Gwendolen
M. Carter collection of South African
political materials. Important archives
available on microfilm or fiche include

Church Missionary Society records,
Methodist Missionary Society archives,
and Government Publications Relating
To African Countries Prior To
As additional grant money
becomes available, more materials,
especially maps, will be digitized and
made available for easy use and
research on the Internet. c-,

Bates Endowment Fund
Enhances Electronic
The Jessie Shaw Bates and
Mortimer B. Bates Jr. Endowment
Fund has been established to enhance
the electronic resources of the
Smathers Libraries. The $100,000 gift
was eligible for $50,000 in matching
funds from the State of Florida.
The electronic resources will
include electronic, full text availability
to the Cambridge UP journals on
language and linguistics, special
collections, bibliographic tools, and
digitized periodicals. The income
from the endowment will contribute
to the University of Florida's mission
in undergraduate education, graduate
and professional education, and
research. Additionally, this gift will
help UF contribute to the State
University System's goals of capitaliz-
ing on new technology.
Mortimer B. Bates, Jr. attended the
University of Florida for two years in
the early 1930s. He then joined the
family hardware business in Quincy,
Florida where he and his wife Jessie
Shaw Bates raised their three children.
The gift to the libraries is an expres-
sion of the Bates' goodwill towards the
university and an understanding of
the libraries' need to enhance and
expand electronic resources. c

Page 2 c- Chapter One

Ringling Theatre

Collection Debuts Online

he Smathers Libraries'
Ringling Theatre Collection
makes its debut on the
Internet for anyone to peruse for
research or pleasure. The Ringling
Collection is comprised of cabinet
cards, postcards and photographs of
19th and early 20th century American
and British actors and actresses. The
collection is one of several housed in
the Belknap Collection for the
Performing Arts in the Smathers
Libraries on the campus to the
University of Florida.
The Ringling Theatre Collection
was acquired for the Belknap
Collection in 1962 after almost three
years of negotiations with the John
and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in
Sarasota, Florida. In 1951, the State of
Florida purchased a vast collection of
printed source material and memora-

bilia relating to all aspects of circus
life. The obvious destination for this
material would be the Ringling
Museum. However, included in this
vast collection was a separate group-
ing of photographic and print materi-
al documenting the legitimate theatre
and its related themes. Although the
material was valuable, it did not fit
into the Ringling Museum scheme.
The libraries' Belknap Collection for
the Performing Arts, growing in size
and respect since 1953, seemed to be
the obvious choice for such a grand
Since its acquisition, these images
have been a major resource for
research in the performing arts,
having been published in various
formats and loaned to other institu-
tions for exhibition.
Included in the Ringling Collection
are more than 6,000 images depicting
more than 3,000 actors and actresses
of the American and British stage. The
collection is important not simply for
its images of the idols of a bygone era
but depictions of period clothing and
hairstyles. It is interesting to note the
period's social mores and attitudes
that can be seen among the poses
taken. The collection can be viewed at
collections/theatre/ringling/ c-

Left: Actress Evelyn Millard and
actor Lewis Waller
Above right: Actress Harriett Vernon

"The Ringling Theautl
Collection photographs are an
invaluable resource and an amaz-
ing record for a fading era in
American and British show busi-
ness. The stars of the 19th century
and early 20th century stage come
alive through these images in a
way that would not be possible on
the written page. The collection
runs the gamut from the staid
Shakespearean actors of the classi-
cal stage through the acrobats and
baggy pants comics of vaudeville
and burlesque. Many of these
performers are long forgotten and
the staff of Special Collections will
be continually updating informa-
tion as it is acquired and discov-
ered. Thanks to the efforts of Erich
Kesse and his Digital Library staff,
the images are now available to a
larger audience for research and
browsing. We anxiously await
reaction and response to this
fascinating time capsule."
Jim Liversidge
Belknap Collection for
the Performing Arts

Chapter One c- Page 3

Fr ends

of the Libraries

Donations received by the Smathers Libraries between September 1, 2000 and October 31, 2001

The Libraries of the University of Florida form the largest
information resource system in the state of Florida. Nine
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 educa-
tional, 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 the director of
development at (352) 392-0342.

$1000 or more
Enid N. Ashe
The Honorable C. Farris
John S. Chu
Barbara Wyatt Fearney
Marilyn S. Fregly
John E. Ingram
Cecilia L. Johnson
Frank Karel III
Alan R. and Linde Katritzky
Philip Knoblock
Philip S. May, Jr.
John D. Noble, Jr.
Page4 c-- Chapter One

Georgia B. Wahl
The Wentworth Foundation,

Allen Y. and Mrs. Lou
Keith R. Douglas
Grady W. Drake
Harold P. Hanson
Earle E. Muschlitz, Jr.
Monte J. Tillis, Jr.
Joseph Wittenstein

Oladepo A. Adenle
Cephas J. Adkins, Jr.
Jewel P. and Jean P. Ahrano
George C. Bedell
BellSouth Corporation
Doris M. Blanck
Ray S. Booth
John W. Bradford
Derek G. Burch
Dale B. and Marcelo Canelas
Hugh A. Carithers (d)
Jean C. Chance
Steven G. Christovich
Ira G. Clark III
Martha L. Comiskey
William C. Covey III
Samuel F. Crabtree III
CSX Corporation
Robert A. Cushman
Gary L. Davis
Robert C. Dowd
Alistair M. Duckworth
Entergy Corporation
Mary M. Estes
Russell Fairman and
Sable Chase
Michael J. and Margaret
Donald E. and Sylvia C.
Margaret K. Goggin
David H. Haines
Thomas Hawkins, Sr. and
Mary Lou Hawkins
Roger D. Hedspeth
Imogene Hixson
Betsy M. Holloway and Rufus
M. Holloway, Jr.
Dimitrios loannou

J. Ray Jones
Margaret E. B. Joyner
William R. and Carol Ritzen
Vernon N. Kisling, Jr.
Colleen M. Kremer
K2 Engineering, Inc.
Rhoda Anne R. Lawrence
Richard P. Lawson
Ilene S. and Jeffrey H.
Robert L. Malouin, Jr.
Lawrence E. Mansell, Jr. and
Sherri L. Mansell
Jane P. Martineau
Micrographics, Inc.
Salvador Miranda
Jeffrey M. Mitchem
Norton T. Montague III
Robin H. and Robert B.
Robert J. Nader
Cam-Ha T. Nguyen
Frank W. Orser
H. E. Osteen
Sui-Kwong Paul Pao
Marcia 0. Pearce
Howard R. Pitman
Carol A. Pooser
Alice L. Primack
John E. Retey, Jr.
Charles A. Rheault, Jr.
Thomas D. Rider
Daniel M. Schulgasser
Carolyn P. and Kenneth B.
Judith P. Shoaf
Rick Silverman and Michele
A. Glozak
Robert L. Singerman

Mary K. Singley
Susan H. Slobodkin
Chris G. Snodgrass
LoriA. Sochin
William H. Squires
Marc F. Suriol
Jonathan R. Thaw
Steven G. Thompson
Ronald P. Trunzo
Michael T. Turner
United Business Systems
Patricia F. Vice
Ed S. Watson
Lilly C. Wilkes
Thomas M. Woodell II

Under $100
Richard R. Anderson
Sandra H. Anusavice
Franklin H. Arthur
AT&T Foundation
Brian M. Baggs
Angela D. Bailey
Greggory L. Baker
Eugene F. Bandy III
Steven J. Bartlett
Melda H. Bassett
Christopher A. Baumann
Carole W. Bird
Exilda Dumas Brady
Frederick T. Brady
Ralph B. Breslaw
Keith and Mrs. Jean C.
Daniel A. Bunye
Stephen E. Cargile
Mark D. Carlson-Chalifoux
George A. Carswell
Joseph C. and Virginia J.
Bruce S. and Laura M.
Linda L. S. Christian
Frank Cirillo, Jr.
Gayle D. Cohen
Leona S. Coleman
Jerry L. Cooper
Andrea J. Copeland
Ginger A. Copeland
Kathryn C. Corrigan
Sally A. Cravens
Albert L. Cunningham, Sr.
James G. Cusick

David F. Daniels
Philip C. Darby
Joseph D. David
Gayle R. Davis
Snead Y. Davis
Kathleen A. Deagan
Giuditta D. DeTorres
Alyce E. Diamandis
Charles W. Dimmick
J. Lester Dinkins
Omer H. Dokumaci
Lidia C. Eberhart
Scott Edmonson
Antoinette S. and Gerard G.
J. Marcus Emery
Robin M. Fellers
Orie C. Ferguson
David M. Fowler
Sheri D. Frenthway
Ronald D. Friedman
Leonard T. Furlow, Jr. and
Elizabeth T. Furlow
Barbara G. Gallant
Christopher J. Garmon
Raymond Gay-Crosier
Nancy P. Geiger
Helen M. Gillespie
Joseph A. Goetz
Carol A. Golden
Marcos Gorfinkel
Constance R. Green
James S. Haeger
Allison Rogers Haft
Anne M. and Phillip S.
Lillian F. Halberstein
Elizabeth V. Harrer
William L. Harris
Cynthia M. Head
Marion I. Hill
Carol J. Holeman
Norman N. Holland
Barbara J. Hood
Ronald C. Houts
Gail S. Howell
Charles L. Humphrey
E. L. Roy Hunt
Kristina L. Jensen
Evelyn Jernigan
Jonathan S. Jones
Ashley E. Jordan
Jim Kalemeris
Michael I. Kartt

Roger A. Kemp
Hayes L. Kennedy
Beverly J. Keyser
Mark S. Kiester
Donald E. Knerr
Kenneth A. Konter
Terry R. Kroemer
Henry 0. Langston
Richard A. Levins
Lois A. Lilly
James P. Liversidge
The Honorable Connie Mack
Murdo J. and Shena M.
Susan M. Manche
Kelly M. McCord
Colonel Jack E. McDonald
Brenda S. McGinnis
Michael R. McKann
Christopher W. McVoy
Barry I. Meade
Microsoft Corporation
Jerald T. Milanich and
Maxine L. Margolis
David A. Miller
Carl F. Muller
Henry W. Nash
Steven D. Neal
Delores F. Noegel
Barbara M. Oliver
Dwight W. Olson, Jr.
Jennifer I. Oswald
Carie M. Paine
Christopher A. and Laura A.
Margaret T. Patrick
Eileen Burris Patterson
Robert W. Paul
Danella H. and Richard N.
D'Orsay W. Pearson
Vennie A. Pent
Personnel Center
Jeffrey C. Petruska
Cheryl L. Phillips
Richard F. Phillips
Meghan M. Phipps
Edwin and Anne L. Presser
Vivian C. Prince
Samuel and Bessie R. Proctor
Gilbert Ragnar Prost
Stephen W. Puldy
Vinay Raj
Maria P. Rampi

James F. Reed
Nathaniel P. Reed
David E. Richstone
Caroline J. Rister
Paul A. and Susan P. Robell
Tara G. Rogachefsky
Timothy A. Roy
Michael C. Runken
Rawchayl A. Sahadeo
Ferdinand R. Sapiera
Janet M. Satrom
G. Mitchell Saul
Carolyn J. C. Schauble
Marc M. Schnoll
Rabbi Max Selinger
Charles V. and Mrs. Onyx G.
Mary E. Shelton
Mindi C. Simon
Lucius N. Smith (d)
Margaret 0. Smoot
Kevin J. Soukup
Mark W. Spisiak
Richard T. Stansell-Gamm
Lisa Rose Stein
William Louis Stern
Dennis M. Terry
Aase B. Thompson
Markee Travis
James H. Turman
United Technologies
Carl L. Van Ness
The Visionaires Club
Thomas S. Walton
John L. Welborn
Nancy S. Weyant
Judith F. Wilson
Katherine R. and James W.
W. Preston Wood II
C. Patrick Wright
Candace S. Wrobel
Anne M. and Bertram
Wyatt Brown
KeeshaJ. Wynn
Elaine M. Yacalis
James A. Young
Frances R. Zenick

Chapter One c-- Page 5

A mesge fro th director

ike other state agencies, the
libraries are facing some seri-
ous cuts in budget from the
state this year. This is the time that
our endowments take on special
meaning for UF's students and faculty.
Since the early 1970s, the libraries
have had a modest fundraising
program that has resulted in about $5
million in a variety of endowments. It
is fun to look at the endowments and
their purposes. They reflect donors
with a wide variety of interests in
helping the libraries and some of the
donors exhibit a real passion for a
specific field.
The first group of endowments
listed is for collections. Donors have
been interested in such areas as
English and children's literature,
electronic collections, chemistry and
chemical engineering, music and edu-
cation, Irish Celtic literature, art and
Jewish studies, theatre and science.
Over the years, the income from these
funds has helped the libraries build

The A. Didier Graeffe Fund for Music
Established 1990 by his wife Lotte B. Graeffe
University of Florida Libraries
Music Library

stronger collections for specific
academic departments and in time of
need, these lucky programs have a
small income that they can call upon
to help offset state reductions.

* Baldwin Children's Literature
* Barrett International Relations
* Bates Electronic Information
* Bechtel Children's Literature
* Florida Agricultural History
* Fregly Special Collections
BioMedical/Humanities Endowment
* Graeffe Music Collection
* Hess Education Library Endowment
* Humanities Collections Endowment
* Marston Science Library
* Muschlitz Chemistry Endowment
* McDonald Modern American
Literature Endowment
* Parents Undergraduate Endowment
* Price Jewish Studies Endowment
* Rhine Art Endowment
* Robertson English Literature Before
1674 Endowment
* Science Collections Endowment
* Social Sciences Collections
* Special Collections Endowment
* Tyner Chemical Engineering
* Waldo Theatre Endowment
* West Irish Celtic Literature

Clearly the libraries support many
more programs than the endowments
listed above support there are more

than 350 pro-
grams on cam-
pus including
104 Bachelors
programs, 125
Masters programs, 92 Doctoral
programs, 12 Specialist programs, five
Professional programs, and 15
Engineer programs. Many colleges have
no library endowments at all for
example, Agriculture, Business, Design,
Construction and Planning, Health and
Human Performance, and Journalism.
Others, such as Engineering and Liberal
Arts have very limited library endow-
ments for one or two programs out of
dozens. An interest in creating endow-
ments for some of these other impor-
tant programs would be greatly
appreciated by students for generations
to come.
A few donors have decided to leave
it to the library to determine what is
most needed. In these changing times,
that is also greatly appreciated. The
Flagler endowment for example has
been providing income for more than
25 years. Over the years it has pur-
chased science journals, unique
books, maps, and historic publica-
tions for Special Collections, and
equipment. As the libraries shifted to
electronic information in the early
1990s, income from the Flagler,
Athletic Association, and Gaylord
endowments all assisted the libraries
in providing electronic equipment for
student use and purchasing electronic
information for the campus. Without
this income, the libraries would have
been unable to respond to the enor-
mous change that overtook libraries
during that decade.

(Continued on page 8)

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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 the director of development at (352) 392-0342.

203 microfilm reels of a famous Calcutta newspaper, the Statesman, 1915-1941

Dun Emer and Cuala Press imprints not held by the Rare Books collection,
including the following: $300-500 each

Ernest Francisco Fernollosa, 1853-1908, Certain noble plays of Japan: from
the manuscripts chosen and finished by Ezra Pound, 1916

Lennox Robinson, 1886-1958, A little anthology of modern Irish verse, 1928

Thomas Moore, 1779-1852, Lyrics and satires, selected by Sein O'Faolain,

Lady Gregory, 1852-1932, Coole, 1931

Frederick Robert Higgins, 1896-1941, Arable holdings: poems

W. B. Yeats, 1865-1939, Essays, 1931-1936, 1937

Broadsides, a collection of new Irish and English songs, 1937

Louis MacNeice, 1907-1963, The Last Ditch, 1940


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Belknap Performing Arts Collection
Africana Collection
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_ Digital Library Center
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Chapter One c-- Page 7




Director of University Libraries
Martha Hruska
Director for Technical Services
John Ingram
Director for Collections
Stephen Shorb
Director for Support Services
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services

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
PO Box 117001
Gainesville FL 32611-7001

A Message From the Director (Continued from page 6)

* Flagler Greatest Needs Endowment
* Gaylord Greatest Needs Endowment
* Van Dyke Greatest Needs
* Athletic Association Greatest Needs

Our final group of endowments
comes from very special donors with
particular appreciation for unique
library contributions. They include
funds for scholarly study, resources to
help the library make printed histori-
cal materials available on the Internet,
and income to help us maintain
library buildings and improve staff
qualifications. The Bechtel
Foundation, recognizing the extraor-
dinary quality of the Baldwin Library
of Children's Literature, funded an
annual fellowship which brings one or
two scholars each year to use the
collection. The result has been quite
interesting papers which have greatly
increased the reputation of the collec-

tion and gifts of unique materials to
enlarge the collection and make it even
more interesting to other scholars.

* Bechtel Children's Literature
Fellowship Endowment
* Building Maintenance Endowment
* Bryant Digital Library/Preservation
* Staff Development Endowment

All of these ways of helping the
libraries to make their collections and
services more supportive of the
students and scholars who come to
UF are deeply appreciated. c,
Dale B. Canelas
Director. UF Libraries

Book Royalties
to Benefit Libraries'
Humanities Fund

Royalties from a book written
by two University of Florida engi-
neering professors have been
designated to benefit the George A.
Smathers Humanities Collections
Endowment fund.
The authors feel that the
university experience is incom-
plete without a proper education
in humanities.
"This means that the humani-
ties departments must have
resources, and professors in these
fields need to be equipped with
good books that are relevant to
their research," said one of the