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Chapter one
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Table of Contents
    Agricultural History Collections in the library
        Page 1
        Page 2
    The Florida Historical Map Collection
        Page 3
    Faculty feedback
        Page 4
    Literature for Children website debuts
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
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chapter One

Agricultural History Collections in the Libraries

by Vernon N. Kisling, Jr.
Collection Management Coordinator,
Marston Science Library

Agriculture and rural life
collections in the libraries
Although Florida's frontier
status officially ended with
statehood in 1845, it remained
a frontier state up through the Second
World War. During this time, from
first settlement in the 1500s through
the 1950s, agriculture, forestry, naval
stores, and minerals were Florida's
primary economic resources. Even
today, these are significant economic
resources for the state. Because of its
size and climate, the state has had a
unique mix of subtropical crops,
temperate crops, winter vegetables,
and horticultural plants.
From its outset in 1905 the
University of Florida has been the
state's land grant university. Of the
four institutions consolidated to
create the University of Florida, the
Florida Agricultural College provided
the university with its first librarian
and most of its library books. While
this college library contained basic
texts on literature and the sciences,
its emphasis was on agricultural

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Above photo from the brochure "Canning in Florida," published by State of Florida
Department of Agriculture, 1942 (Bulletin, no. 117).

With this emphasis, the univer-
sity's agricultural library developed
alongside the main library, both of
which were established during the
first academic year. In 1956 the
agricultural library was named in
honor of Harold H. Hume and was
consolidated into the Marston Science
Library in 1987.
While most agricultural books,
journals, and government documents
are found in the Marston Science
Library, the rare books have been
moved to the Department of Special
and Area Studies Collections. There
are also historically important older
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3 The Florida Historical Map
4 Faculty Feedback
S5 Literature for Children
Website Debuts
6 In Memory of Hugh A.
Carithers, M.D.; Alice McNairy
S7 Desiderata
8 Library Trivia

Agricultural History
Collections (Cont. from page 1)

books, journals and ephemera in the
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
(Special and Area Studies Collections)
including Agricultural Commissioner
Nathan Mayo's papers. In addition, the
university archives have agricultural
collections, including the IFAS records
and the Braga Brothers Cuban sugar
cane plantation records.
Together, the libraries have
Florida's most comprehensive collec-
tion of agricultural publications,
including the only complete collection
of IFAS and Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services
documents. Because of UF's collec-
tions, the libraries are a nationally
important resource center for agricul-
tural materials.

Preserving Florida's historically
important agricultural literature
UF was among the first to cooper-
ate in a national
project to identify
and preserve agri-
cultural literature.
This ongoing
effort coordinates
the work of land en
grant universities
in each state to
identify and preserve that state's agri-
cultural literature published between
1820 and 1945. Once identified, this
literature is preserved through micro-
filming and is archived for long-term
use. Over 2,500 publications were
compiled for Florida and the UF
Libraries' preservation office has
microfilmed them. However, because
of the age of these publications, quite
a few of the key publications either
could not be located or were too
brittle to microfilm.

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John L. Capiner, professor and
chairman of the Entomology &
Nematology Department at UF, uses
the collection's old government
publications that preceded scientific
journals. He says the documents are
absolutely critical in developing
complete biological information and
management options.
"Unfortunately, the government
document section is not in very good
shape. For example, the Bulletins of
the Bureau of Entomology are not
bound, and issues are missing. These
are, how-ever, immensely valuable if
incomplete resources."

Continuing the agriculture and
rural life collections into the future
Agriculture has always been, and
continues to be, of significant impor-
tance to Florida's economy and
lifestyle. At the turn of the twentieth
century Florida's population was still
90% rural. Despite post-World War II
urbanization and the increasing
importance of
tourism, agricul-
ie ture and the rural
lifestyle was still
predominate in
many parts of the
State. In turn,
agricultural liter-
ature has been,
and will continue to be, important to
Florida. Older material is not only
important to the historian, but to
contemporary agricultural and envi-
ronmental researchers as well.
The libraries are continuing to
add to the collections and are espe-
cially in need of the older material.
This historically important agricul-
ture and rural life material needs to
be preserved before it disappears.
Grant funding allows for identifica-
tion of important items and preser-

The Seminole Indians in Florida,
compiled by workers of the Writers'
Program of the Work Projects
Administration in the State of Florida,
Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State
Department of Agriculture, 1941

vation through microfilming.
The libraries want to provide
access to this valuable collection.
Funding for this would support the
development of a digital library site
specifically for Florida agriculture
and rural life. The first digitized, full
text publications to be made available
would be our unique collection of
historic IFAS and Florida Department
of Agriculture publications. They are
part of the national core literature in
American agricultural history and
should be readily available to those
who need to use it.
A brief introduction to the agri-
cultural history of Florida is provided
online at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/
msl/flaghist.html. c

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he Florida historical map
collection is one of the treas-
ures of the P.K. Yonge Library
of Floi ida History in the Department
of Special and i ea Studies Collections.
It contains more than 2,300 images of
Fli ila et\\ een 1564 and 1926. Other
images of the state, including Sanborn
Insurance maps, aerial photos, satel-
lite imagery, and U.S.G.S. topographic
maps, are housed at the Map &
Imagery Library in the Marston Science
Approximately half of the images
are original prints or drawings. The
collection also contains images of
important Florida maps held by other
institutions and reproduced as photo-
graphic or photostatic duplicates in
our collection. These reproductions
feature items from the National
Archives, Library of Congress, Archivo
General de Indias (Seville), Public
Record Office (London), and other
museums and libraries.
UF's maps include beautiful
examples such as the hand-colored
Abraham Ortelius map of Florida

from the Additamentum; Theatrum
Orbis Terrarum, of 1584, which shows
Native American towns mentioned in
the de Soto chronicles; and the 1606
Mercator and Hondius map of
Virginiae Item et Floridae with its
inset of Timucua Indians. From the
era of the American Revolution comes
Bernard-Romans' Seat of War in the
Southern British Colonies, printed in
1776, and Thomas Kitchin's North
America from the Latest and Best
Authorities, showing the continent at
the time of the Treaty of Paris, 1783.
The works of such important map-
makers and cartographers as
Guillaume Delisle, Jacques Nicolas
Bellin, Pieter van der Aa, Johann
Baptist Homann, and Thomas Jefferys
are prominently represented in the
Original hand-drawn maps include
an 1802 sketch of the town of Pensacola
and its environs; an 1839 Second
Seminole War map of Lake Okeechobee
showing the location of military camps
and an ancient Indian mound; David
H. Burr's and Henry Washington's 1846

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library also o\\ nis man\ bhoks. atlases.
and go\ ei ninein documents containing
fold-out maps, as well as a collection of
railroad and land promotion maps.
Online digital collections are an
ongoing cooperative project between
the Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections and the Digital
Library Center. They are especially
valuable for widening public access
to materials that consist largely of
images, such as UF's collections of
photographs, maps, postcards, and
illustrated rare books and manu-
scripts. Through the use of digital
technology, the doors of our special
collections can be opened to a
broader audience than ever before.
Digital images from the historical
map collection can be viewed at
pkyonge/fhmaps.html c-

Chapter One c- Page 3

Facult feedba

July 21, 2001

Dear Ms. Canelas,

You may be interested in a tale I have to tell of serendipity, synergy, and your
most excellent and burgeoning Special Collections.

When I retired from working for the Congress, I determined that I was going
to work on a nearly-lifetime project of translating poetry, mainly Norwegian. In a
sense, I was sidetracked when I was asked to edit the translation journal, Delos.

A few months ago I agreed to serve as a judge for The American Literary
Translators Association's annual translation prize. I was asked to evaluate Tiina
Nunnally's new translation of Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter, the book
which was largely responsible for Undset's Nobel Prize for literature in 1928.

I had been sent a copy of the new translation, but received only a few xeroxed
pages of the original. Since, naturally I wanted to check a bit more thoroughly with
the original, I repaired to the Library West stacks. In doing my normal de rigeur
browsing, I came across a marvelous find. After publishing three novels, Undset had
published a book of poetry, Ungdom (Youth), virtually unknown in this country,
and scarcely better known in Norway. I had never heard of it, which was also true
for most Norwegians I knew. I resolved to translate it, which I have done.

The people in Norway sent me a copy of a bibliography and recommended
that I check out the Undset letters in the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings holdings that
are part of Special Collections. The two literary giants had exchanged letters during
the period 1942-1949, part of which time Undset was in exile in the United States.
Undset's eldest son was killed in the early futile resistance to the German invasion.
Undset visited Rawlings in Florida, and was overwhelmed by the Florida scene.

While I was reading the Undset letters, Frank Orser [manuscripts librarian]
informed me that he had just received, from Norway, copies of the Rawlings letters
that are the counterpoint to Undset's. Since Undset wrote fluent, idiomatic
English, there is certainly no need for translation.

There are other possible coincidences that deserve exploring, and even if I do
nothing about them, I want you to know that the Special Collections research
room and the collections themselves are a great and wonderful credit to you, John
Ingram, and your other colleagues.

Harold P. Hanson


Harold P. Hanson, physicist, govern-
ment official, editor, and academic
administrator was a UF professor of
physics 1948-54, Dean of the
Graduate School 1969-71, Vice
President for Academic Affairs 1971-
74, and Executive Vice President
1974-78. He still maintains an office
on campus.

Additionally, he was in academic
administration at several universities,
and was the Staff Director of the U.S.
House Committee on Science and
Technology. Currently, he edits a
journal of translation and translation
theory, Delos.

He received his Ph.D. from the
University of Wisconsin and is a
Fellow of the American Physical

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Literature14 fo Chidre (I]&W.1e. U!1sit Debuts., 4~

imagine watching two young
children from several generations
past, heads together, laughing
with delight as they peer at color
illustrations, discovering a new world
with each turn of the page in "Wicked
Willy Wimble" from the 1869 Joyful
tales: jingles and jokes for little folks.

Now, a treasury of books with
ABC's, alligators, and adventures that
delighted generations of children are
available in digitized form at
http://palmm.fcla.edu/juv/. Drawn
from the volumes in UF's Baldwin
Library of Historical Children's
Literature, Literature for Children is a
collection published largely in the
United States and Great Britain from
1850 to 1910.
The collection is launching with
30 titles. At the core are books from
the non-browsing 93,000-volume UF's
Baldwin Library, housed in the
Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections of the George A.
Smathers Libraries.

"This website was created to
increase access for scholars and the
general public to rare 19th century
children's books," said Rita Smith,
curator of the Baldwin
Library. "It provides an
interesting panorama of
the movement in chil- '
drens literature from
the primarily instruc-
tional and overtly
religious to the
availability of a
more diverse litera-
ture produced
purely for the
enjoyment it
Included in -.
the online collec-
tion are playful volumes such as
Dogs Grand Dinner Party, Al Alligator
and How he Learned to Play the Banjo,
and Peter Rabbit and his Ma, plus
morals and cleanliness volumes like
What I Must Try to Be, Honoring
Parents, and Sanitation: the Means of
The collection will continue to
build with additional volumes from
other State University System
libraries. Upon completion it will be
the world's largest online collection of
children's literature. Literature for
Children is a component of the data-
base being digitized by UF and its
sister schools.
More than half of the volumes
collected here are unique among chil-
dren's literature collections elsewhere.
The impetus for this collection was
grant from the National Endowment
for the Humanities. The grant includes

funds to reproduce the illustrations
exactly as children saw them.
The Baldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature is the product
of Ruth Baldwin's
-40-year collection
efforts. This vast
assemblage of litera-
S ture was printed
primarily for children
and offers an equally
vast territory of topics
for the researcher 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.
UF's holdings of more than 800
early American imprints is the
second largest such collection in the
United States. c-,

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In Memory of Hugh A. Carithers, M.D.
Hugh A. Carithers, M.D. died in his sleep on August
15, 2001 in Jacksonville. Dr. Carithers donated his
collection of 120 items by and related to the Nobel
Prize-winning author William Faulkner to the Rare
Book Collection at the George A. Smathers Libraries
(see Chapter One, Fall 2000).
"Dr Carithers' love of life and literature was a true
joy and inspiration. We are so honored to house his
collection of rare books at the UF Libraries. Because of his foresight and
generosity, students and scholars will enjoy his books for generations to come,"
said Marcia Pearce, Smathers Libraries' director of development.
An avid rare book collector, Dr. Carithers founded the Friends of the Willow
Branch Library in Jacksonville and was a Fellow of the Southern Academy of
Letters, Arts and Science. He shared a pediatric medical practice with his wife, Dr.
Cornelia Morse Carithers, from 1941 until she passed away in 1988. His distin-
guished career in medicine included service to St. Vincent's Hospital in
Jacksonville as Chief of Pediatrics (1952-64), Chief of Staff (1956-58), and
University Hospital as Senior Attending Pediatrician. He was a Clinical Professor
of Pediatrics at the University of Florida School of Medicine and sat on the Board
of Medical Examiners, State of Florida, Board of Medical Examiners, State of
Georgia, the American Board of Pediatrics and the medical Board of Planned
Parenthood of Jacksonville.

Homecoming Through the Years Exhibit

Saturday, November 3, 2001
21/2 hours before homecoming football game kickoff
Homecoming Alumni BBQ
Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Smathers Libraries' Archives exhibit with Carl Van Ness, university archivist
and acting chair, Department of Special and Area Studies Collections
and Marcia Pearce, director of development

For ticket information, contact the University Box Office at (352)392-1653
For further information about the BBQ, contact the UF Alumni Association
at (888)352-5866

Alice McNairy, Retired
Librarian, Remembered

Alice McNairy, retired University
of Florida librarian, died June 21,
2001 in Laurinburg, North Carolina.
Alice joined the library staff in 1947
in what was then the Agriculture
Library. A year later she transferred
to the Acquisitions Department in
the main library where she remained
until her retirement in 1979 as
assistant department chair.
Her hobby was collecting edi-
tions of Alice in Wonderland and
following her retirement she volun-
teered in the Baldwin Library of
Historical Children's Literature.
Memorial contributions can
be made payable to the University
of Florida Foundation, Inc., and
sent to:
Tonya Martin
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
PO Box 11700
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001.
Funds will be used to purchase
one or more editions of Alice in
Wonderland or related material.
Please add a note that the con-
tribution is in memory of Alice
McNairy and make contributions by
October 31, 2001.

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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 Marcia 0. Pearce, director of development, at (352)
392-0342 or marpear@mail.uflib.ufl.edu.

The Works of Robert Boyle, edited by Michael Hunter and Edward B. Davis,
14-volume set for Marston Science Library $1,950

Seventy volumes from the China National Publications Import & Export
(Group) Corporation on a complete record of certain types of historical material
from the Qing Dynasty Archives $5,760

Microfilm collection of pamphlets from the Israel Solomons collection $2,800

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

Hyde, Douglas, 1860-; The love songs of Connacht, being the fourth chapter
of the songs of Connacht, collected and translated by Douglas Hyde

Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932; A book of saints and wonders put down here by
Lady Gregory according to the old writings and memory of the people of

Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1853-1908; Certain noble plays of Japan: from
the manuscripts of Ernest Fennolosa, with an introduction by W. B. Yeats

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