Libraries welcome new dean
 In memoriam
 Friends of the libraries
 Help the libraries preserve this...
 Library West dedication


Chapter one
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Table of Contents
    Libraries welcome new dean
        Page 1
    In memoriam
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Friends of the libraries
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Help the libraries preserve this rare book set
        Page 7
    Library West dedication
        Page 8
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For Fried of te Gee A. L s Uy of F Sp 2 0

Libraries welcome new dean,

Judith Russell

by John Ingram
Deputy Director and Directorfor Collection Services

As many of our readers will have
already learned, Judith Russell
has assumed the position of Dean of
University Libraries, her appointment
starting on May 1,2007. Judy as she
prefers to be called has had a long and
distinguished career, and while having
earned a master's degree in librarianship
from Catholic University, she has devoted
much of her career to endeavors that
are not strictly encompassed within the
traditional ladder of professional library
Most recently the Superintendent of
Government Documents at the United
States Government Printing Office
(GPO), Russell brought her abilities as
an information manager and service
provider to the fore as she re-imagined the
paper-based output of the US bureaucracy
into an electronic counterpart. With the
shift of the preponderance of government
publications into the digital world, our
government information will become
much more easily and more widely
accessible not only to our own citizens
and legislators, but also to others around
the world who look to the United States for
models in the democratic process.
Russell's position was elevated from
director to dean to reflect the increasing
importance of library and information

services to the academic and research
missions of the university, said Provost
Janie Fouke."The new dean of libraries
will help us to integrate information
resources across the university and, most
importantly, help us identify the campus
library needs for the next decade," Fouke
said."I fully expect Ms.Russell to play
a substantial role in helping to secure
the resources necessary to support the
campus needs."
As superintendent of documents,
Russell led a staff of 220 staff and
managed a $70 million annual
department income. Russell said she
decided to pursue a position in academia
after working with academic and research
libraries during her time with the U.S.
government. Russell has extensive
experience with print and electronic
resources, and she said she plans to
expand and improve UF library services
and facilities for both media."I was
attracted by the challenge of leading the
libraries of a major university into the
future,' Russell said."I look forward to
serving such a large and diverse
Russell's e-mail address is:

Judith Russell
Dean of University Libraries

What's Inside
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In memorial: George A.
Smathers, Barbara Fearney
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In memorial: Marilyn
S. Fregly, Cecilia Johnson;
UAA donation
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2006 Honor Roll of Donors
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Preserve this rare book set
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Library West dedication


In memorial:

by John Nemmers
Descriptive and technical services archivist
Department of Special and Area Studies Collections

G eorge A. Smathers, the primary
benefactor for the libraries, and the
man for whom both the library system
and the Smathers Library building are
named, died at the age of 93 in January.
Over the last seventeen years of his life,
the UF alumnus and former U.S. Senator
pledged more than $20 million to support
the libraries.
Smathers was born in New Jersey
in 1913, and moved to Miami when he
was six years old.A standout student
while at UF, he served as president of
the student body and captain of both
the basketball and debate teams. He was
awarded his A.B. and his LL.B degrees
in 1938, and he began practicing law
in Miami that same year. During World
War II, Smathers served in the Marine
Corps, including 18 months in the South
Pacific. He served as a Democrat in
the U.S. House of Representatives for
two terms from 1946 to 1950, and he
was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1950
and served three terms. He was a close
friend of President John F Kennedy, and
was acclaimed for his tireless efforts
to improve U.S. relations with Latin
America and the Caribbean. Senator
Smathers retired from politics in 1969.
His giving in support of the
libraries began in 1989 when Smathers
donated almost two million dollars to
renovate Library East, the oldest library
building on campus. In recognition
of the gift, the name of the building
was changed to Smathers Library. It
is quite appropriate that today the
building that bears his name is home
to the Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections, which includes
both the Latin American Collection and
Smathers' Senatorial papers, an archival
collection that is used by scholars and
students around the world.
His generous giving continued in
1991 when Smathers pledged $20 million
in the form of a bequest.About the gift, he

stated: "The
library, of
course, is the
core resource
of a great
It keeps
the traditions of the scholarship and
learning alive as it also seeks to capture
the constantly growing sum of human
knowledge. To be able to help the
University of Florida meet this challenge
for its libraries' mission represented an
opportunity of a lifetime"'
In recognition of the unprecedented
donation, the libraries were named in his
honor that same year. In 2001, Smathers
once again demonstrated his support of
the libraries by providing a one million
dollar endowment. The funds from the
endowment can be used to purchase
books and other resources during times
when the library budget is tight. And,
to our benefit, his son, Bruce Smathers,
also shares his father's commitment to
the libraries and currently serves on the
library leadership board.
John Ingram, the Smathers Libraries'
deputy director and director for collection
services, said, "It was obvious from the
remarks made at his funeral that Senator
Smathers continued to have a deep and
persistent love for the state of Florida and
its flagship university of which he was
twice an alumnus. His commitment to the
UF Libraries was just as profound and as
far-reaching. Over more than a decade he
reinforced this love by his support of the
UF libraries, for he obviously knew that
without such support UF could not fulfill
its many educational missions"'
His long-term support of the libraries,
and his dedication in helping the libraries
fulfill our mission, is an important part of
the legacy of George A. Smathers.

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Barbara Fearney

by Ann Lindell
Head, Architecture & Fine Arts Library

t is with sadness that we note the
passing of Barbara Wyatt Fearney, at age
81. Born and raised in Virginia, Barbara
graduated with a bachelor's degree in
English from the University of North
Carolina in 1946. In 1949 she married
Edward "Ted" Fearney, who taught
architecture at the University of Florida
for 35 years. Barbara shared her husband's
interests in history and architecture,
and her many contributions to the local
community reflect this passion. She
was a member of the original board of
the Matheson Museum in Gainesville,
and provided service and leadership to
other organizations including the First
Presbyterian Church of Gainesville, the
Micanopy Historical Society Museum,
the Micanopy Preservation Trust, the
Micanopy Cemetery Association and the
organizing committee of the Micanopy
Fall Festival.
Fearney was a great supporter of
the UF Libraries.After her husband's
death in 2000, she donated books and
periodicals from his personal library,
and supplemented that gift with funds
to support the processing and cataloging
of those materials. Then in 2003, she
established the "Ted Fearney Book
Endowment in Architectural Studies,"
which complements the "Ted Fearney
Endowed Professorship in Architecture
Fund," established by Ted's former
students in 1997. These gifts provide a
legacy that reflects the Fearney's deep
commitment to architectural education
and love of learning.

Marilyn S. Fregly

by ohn Nemmers
Descriptive and technical services archivist
Department of Special and
and Area Studies Collections

D r. Marilyn S. Fregly passed away
unexpectedly on October 30, 2006,
in Gainesville. A longtime educator at
UF and a dedicated supporter of the
libraries, she will be missed by those
who knew her.
Dr. Fregly moved to Gainesville in
1956 when her husband, Melvin J. Fregly,
accepted a position with the department
of physiology. She earned a Ph.D. in
English and linguistics from UF in 1967,
and she later joined the UF faculty in 1973
as an assistant professor in behavioral
studies. In 1980 she accepted a position
with the College of Journalism and
Communications and remained with the
college for many years before retiring as
professor emeritus of public relations.
Following her retirement, she established
the Fregly Foundation to support
educational initiatives, and worked closely
with the UF Center of International
Economic and Business Studies, as well as
with the Smathers Libraries.
In 2000 Dr. Fregly established the
$100,000 Melvin J. and Marilyn S. Fregly
Endowment for Biomedical Sciences and
Humanities Collections to support new
library acquisitions and to provide funds
for the processing of the Melvin J. Fregly
Papers, which are held by the Department
of Special and Area Studies Collections.
She recognized that the papers are an
important legacy of her husband and his
contributions both to UF and to the field
of physiology. Because of her support
the department was able to provide, in a
short period of time, a high level of access
to this invaluable resource for faculty,
students, and scholars. In future years,
income from the Fregly Endowment will
continue to fund important acquisitions,
and also will be used to support a variety
of library programs, lectures, exhibitions
and publicity.

In memorial:

Cecilia L. Johnson

byJames Cusick
eK. Yonge Library
of Florida History

The UF Libraries in e
lost a good friend r
and long-time
supporter with
the passing of
Cecilia (Cela) Cecilia (Cela) L.
L. Johnson in
December, 2006. Mrs. Johnson, the
granddaughter of Joshua Coffin Chase, a
patriarch and co-developer of the Chase
Citrus Company in Sanford, Florida, was
the unofficial historian for her family. The
rise of her family's business enterprises
paralleled the rise of modern Florida
between 1870 and 1940 and their records
are an invaluable glimpse into the people
and forces that shaped the state.
The Chase story in Florida began with
the arrival of Mrs. Johnsons grand-uncle,
Sidney Octavius Chase, in the late 1870s.
Sidney Chase quickly associated himself
with Henry Sanford (founder of the town
Sanford) and his agent James E. Ingraham
(later a close affiliate of Henry Flagler
and a noted explorer of the Everglades).
In 1884 Sidney and his brother Joshua
founded Chase & Co., a company destined
to dominate Florida citrus culture for
many years. The Chases were great
experimenters and great entrepreneurs,
pioneering in the field of citrus through
the dangerous freezes of the 1890s, and
making Florida competitive with the
emerging orange production of California.
Subsequently they branched into banking,
phosphate, tung oil, and other farming
endeavors. Their photographic records
are significant not only to Florida (e.g.,
photos of their expedition into the'Glades
in 1892) but also to citrus and farming
ventures in California and Hawaii.
In 1981, the extensive personal files
of the two brothers were donated to the
University of Florida Libraries, followed
later by the business files of Chase &
Co. Taken as a whole, the collection is a

treasure-trove of information on Florida
in the late 1800s and early 1900s, as well
as a record of the problems that affected
the state's emerging agribusiness.
Cecilia Johnson inherited the Chase
family energy and business sense. With
success in citrus cultivation becoming
more of a financial stretch over time, she
advised the family to tap into the real
estate value of some of their groves. The
family eventually sold their Isleworth
(Windermere) grove, setting the stage
for the development of one of Florida's
most prestigious golf communities. From
her home in Maine, Mrs. Johnson avidly
transcribed her family's letters from the
19th century and was especially interested
in the life of her grandfather. She was a
frequent visitor to the library in the years
immediately after the first donation of
papers and also helped to support one of
the libraries' research endowments, the
Florida Agricultural History Fund.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her sons
Daniel and Joshua and her daughter Neall.
Donations made in memorial are being
used to set up a new Chase Family Papers
Web site that will highlight contents of
the collection. In addition, Mrs. Johnson's
three children have provided funds to
establish a "Cecilia L. Johnson Travel
Grant in Florida History" to be awarded by
competition in 2008 and 2009 for scholars
who wish to come to the University of
Florida to work in the P.K.Yonge Library
of Florida History.

UAA donates to libraries
The University of Florida Athletic
Association recently donated $50,000 to
the George A. Smathers Libraries from
proceeds of last season's pay-per-view
televised football games. The gift has been
added to a growing UAA Endowment,
which now totals more than $500,000. The
libraries' partnership with the Athletic
Association has lasted for almost two
decades. Their invaluable assistance over
the years has repeatedly enabled the
libraries to provide special support to
students and faculty that was beyond the
capacity of state funding
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Judith Russell
Dean of University Libraries
John Ingram
Deputy Director and Director for Collection Services
Michele Crump
Interim Director forTechnical Services
Bill Covey
Interim Director for Support Services
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services
Lane Jimison
Director of Development
Chapter One is published two times annually and
distributed to friends of the libraries and selected
institutions. A web version is available at http://
htm. Questions and comments should be
addressed to the editor, Barbara Hood, (352)
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