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Table of Contents
    Architect Alfred Browning Parker and the architecture archives
        Page 1
    Women in Development: challenge grant update
        Page 2
    Jim Liversidge Collection dedicated
        Page 3
    Special Collections updates
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Photoplay editions
        Page 6
    Programs, playbills and surprises in the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts
        Page 7
    Special and Area Studies Collections exhibits
        Page 8
    Meet Alicia A. Antone, Smathers Libraries' new director of development
        Page 9
    Friends of the Libraries
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Meet Bess de Farber, Smathers Libraries' new grants manager
        Page 15
    Dean's message
        Page 16
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Fr F ds of te G ge A. L e Ut of F d Fl 2 :


Architect Alfred Browning Parker

and the Architecture Archives


by John Nemmers
Descriptive and Technical Services Archivist,
Special and Area Studies (.',II i i' i,
On September 26, the Smathers
Libraries hosted a reception
celebrating the 92nd birthday of the
renowned Florida architect, Alfred
Browning Parker. The party, which was
organized in collaboration with the UF
School of Architecture, was attended
by approximately 160 of Mr. Parker's
friends, family members and admirers.
The reception also served to kick off
fundraising for the Alfred Browning
Parker Architecture Archives
Endowment, a new initiative intended
to support and strengthen the
Architecture Archives in the libraries.


As a partnership between the libraries
and the School of Architecture since
2004, the Architecture Archives has
become a leading repository for
historical records pertaining to the
architects and architecture of Florida.
With the donation of his papers and
drawings, Parker was instrumental in
establishing the Architecture Archives
in the libraries.
The endowment will support scholarly
research, historic preservation and
the education of future students.
Specifically, the endowment will
(Continued on page 2)


Alfred Browning Parker, at podium, talks to the crowd while surrounded by family members.


What's Inside
%t Page 2
Women in Development
challenge grant update
%etPages 3-5
Jim Liversidge
Collection; Special
C.i( ,i i.', updates
%'6 Pages 6
Photoplay editions
%6- Pages 7
Programs, pi, ) I 'll and
surprises
%t Page 8
Special and Area
Studies exhibits
%-I Page 9
Meet Alicia Antone,
director of development
%- Page 10-14
Friends of the L ir'inie
%-I Page 15
Meet Bess de Farber,
grant manager; Books I
of honor; ihll'ir
student assistant
scholarship I


%- Page 16
Deans message


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Parker (Continued from page 1)

support the preservation, processing
and storage of archival drawings and
other historical records that document
Florida architecture and architects.

The birthday reception on September
26 capped off a week of exhibits,
lectures and events around campus
celebrating Mr. Parker's life and
career. The reception was held in
Smathers Library and included tours
of the Grand Reading Room in the
Department of Special & Area Studies
Collections, where the Architecture
Archives is housed. Throughout
the party, several of Mr. Parker's
friends, students, colleagues and
admirers stood at the microphone
to share their reflections and stories.
Mr. Parker delighted the audience
with his reminiscences about his
early life and his long association
with the University of Florida. The
evening culminated with the cutting
of a birthday cake and singing happy
birthday, led by the Parker family
members in attendance.

To date, the Alfred Browning Parker
Architecture Archives Endowment has
reached $36,542. The goal is $3 million
dollars.

For more information about the
Architecture Archives or the Alfred
Browning Parker Endowment, visit
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/
architecture/, contact John Nemmers
at jnemmers@ufl.edu or call the
library development office at
(352) 273-2505.


Students study Parker's drawings
2 % t Chapter One


Challenge Grant UPDATE


W omen in Development (WID), a
forthcoming digital resource of the
University of Florida, collects research on
societal structures in Africa, Asia, Latin
America and elsewhere. These materials
reflect the impact of women in rural and
urban settings. They consider issues of dll. In i
education, economic growth and legal
rights among other topics. The library also
has many WID publications and research a o
materials in its collection. o

Collected here are the works of scholars who have pioneered research into women's
issues in developing countries. These resources serve as a research archive, and
as a means for building infrastructure to support women in developing societies.
Women in Development digital materials will be freely available anywhere, anytime.

Dr. Helen Safa, professor emerita in the UF Center for Latin American Studies and
longtime leader in research and teaching, offered a challenge grant to initiate the
funding of the Women in Development (WID) Project at the University of Florida.
She pledged $15,000 to initiate the digital work and challenges others to donate as
well through December 2008. The focus of the WID Project is to create a digital
collection on women in development and social change. To date the goal has almost
been reached.

The Women in
Development Program
T td began at the University
nvi d ae nt m ee of Florida in the mid-
rul a c n 1980s with Anita Spring,
c e ftra nsformng d p g lo l Ph.D., as its first director.
In January 2009, she
became professor emerita
Dr Helen of anthropology and
African studies. Dr. Spring
has pledged $10,000 to
initiate digital work and has challenged others to donate as well. In addition, she has
generously agreed to match every gift above $250 donated through May 31, 2010
(up to a total of $15,000) to support the building of the Women in Development
Collection and Endowment. Funds from the challenge grants of both Dr. Safa and Dr.
Spring will form the endowment.

To view the ever-increasing collection, go to http://www.uflib.ufl.eduufdc/?c=WID

For further details on Dr. Spring see http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/aspring/

For further details on Dr. Safa see http://www.latam.ufl.edu/People/safa.stm

Please e-mail the University of Florida Digital Collections at ufdc@uflib.ufl.edu for
more information on the collection or to contribute materials.

To donate funds toward the endowment, please contact the Office of Development
at (352) 273-2505 or Huang888@ufl.edu.









Jim Liversidge

Collection

dedicated
by Rich Bennett
Chair, Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections and
Bruce Chippill, Coordinatorfor
CGiln'1'te C /. ,II ii Development

On Monday, August 25, the Jim
Liversidge Collection the newest
addition to the Department of Special
and Area Studies Collections Popular
Culture Collections unit was formally
dedicated at a reception in Smathers
Library. This followed the summer-
long exhibit "The Passing Parade: A
Baby Boomer Collects" which provided
highlights of the collection from
politics, television, theatre, film, music,
sports and day-to-day current events of
the past 50 years. An article about the
reception appeared in the Independent
Florida Alligator at http://tinyurl.
com/66tfps

The collection began in 1963 as a third
grade homework assignment and grew
to a lifetime collecting passion that
now consists of close to seven thousand
individual pieces (autographs,
scrapbooks, photos, programs, posters,
campaign buttons, sheet music,
newspaper clippings, audio recordings,
VHS and DVD films, artifacts and over
400 book titles). Special attention is
reserved for "wide screen" promotion
and gimmicks of the 1950s and early
1960s (Cinerama, Cinemascope, 3-D,
etc.) and ephemera related to the 1963
Stanley Kramer production and cast
of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."
A detailed finding aid to the contents
of the collection is available at http://
www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/belknap/
liversidge.htm

The Liversidge gift has the additional
benefit of providing enhanced access
to the Belknap Collection for the
Performing Arts. While that collection
has enjoyed a long and distinguished
reputation as an important collection


for the study of modern American
culture, it has been both underused and
underrated for much of its existence.
This was partially due to the lack of
a core monographic and modern
reference tools collection for research
in American social and cultural history.
Happily, the Liversidge gift provides
this core book collection that must be
at the heart of every research collection
that contains primary sources in all
formats; i.e. manuscripts, tapes, videos,
music scores, etc. Liversidge collected
published works treating all of the areas
of strength in the Belknap Collection
such as 20th-century cinema, theater
and performing musicians, singers
and actors. This addition brings
wholeness to the Belknap Collection
which it lacked. It is expected that
the collection will assume its place, in
the coming years, among the premier
modern American culture research
collections because of this major
contribution of Jim Liversidge.

Liversidge has worked for the UF
Libraries for 15 years and currently
serves as curator of the Popular
Culture Collections. We are most
grateful that Jim has decided to donate
his fascinating and entertaining
collection of artifacts and materials
to the UF Libraries where they will be
permanently available to researchers
of the era.


Special Collections
UPDATES

by James Cusick
Curator, EPK. Yonge ll'iry'
of Florida History


UF Libraries receives the
papers of Miami Herald
reporter and columnist
Al Burt

The UF Libraries is thrilled to be
the recipient of the papers of Al
Burt, noted writer and for years the
Miami Herald's "man on the spot" for
Florida history. Burt started his 40-
year career with the Herald in 1955,
working as a city editor, the editor for
Latin America and a columnist.
During the 1960s he was a foreign
correspondent in the Caribbean
where he interviewed Fidel Castro,
among others, but he is best-known
to Floridians for his profiles of
Florida's people and places. His
column "Al Burt's Florida," became
a trademark feature of the Herald
and formed the basis for his works
Becalmed in the Mullet Latitudes
(1983), Al Burt's Florida (1997), and
The Tropic of Cracker (1999).

Al and his wife Gloria were long-
time residents of Melrose, to the east
of Gainesville, and his collection
includes several boxes of material
on the history of Melrose and its
residents; all of his articles and
columns from the Herald and other
papers; his public talks about Florida
and about his concerns for its history
and ecology; audio and hand-
written versions of his interviews; his
journalistic work on the Caribbean,
including his time reporting on
Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and
the Bahamas; and his photographic
collection. This collection is currently
being processed and the library is
planning a formal dedication. The
preservation of Mr. Burt's papers
is welcomed by everyone with an
interest Florida's history, in its
(Continued on page 4)
Chapter One %I 3









Jim Liversidge

Collection

dedicated
by Rich Bennett
Chair, Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections and
Bruce Chippill, Coordinatorfor
CGiln'1'te C /. ,II ii Development

On Monday, August 25, the Jim
Liversidge Collection the newest
addition to the Department of Special
and Area Studies Collections Popular
Culture Collections unit was formally
dedicated at a reception in Smathers
Library. This followed the summer-
long exhibit "The Passing Parade: A
Baby Boomer Collects" which provided
highlights of the collection from
politics, television, theatre, film, music,
sports and day-to-day current events of
the past 50 years. An article about the
reception appeared in the Independent
Florida Alligator at http://tinyurl.
com/66tfps

The collection began in 1963 as a third
grade homework assignment and grew
to a lifetime collecting passion that
now consists of close to seven thousand
individual pieces (autographs,
scrapbooks, photos, programs, posters,
campaign buttons, sheet music,
newspaper clippings, audio recordings,
VHS and DVD films, artifacts and over
400 book titles). Special attention is
reserved for "wide screen" promotion
and gimmicks of the 1950s and early
1960s (Cinerama, Cinemascope, 3-D,
etc.) and ephemera related to the 1963
Stanley Kramer production and cast
of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."
A detailed finding aid to the contents
of the collection is available at http://
www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/belknap/
liversidge.htm

The Liversidge gift has the additional
benefit of providing enhanced access
to the Belknap Collection for the
Performing Arts. While that collection
has enjoyed a long and distinguished
reputation as an important collection


for the study of modern American
culture, it has been both underused and
underrated for much of its existence.
This was partially due to the lack of
a core monographic and modern
reference tools collection for research
in American social and cultural history.
Happily, the Liversidge gift provides
this core book collection that must be
at the heart of every research collection
that contains primary sources in all
formats; i.e. manuscripts, tapes, videos,
music scores, etc. Liversidge collected
published works treating all of the areas
of strength in the Belknap Collection
such as 20th-century cinema, theater
and performing musicians, singers
and actors. This addition brings
wholeness to the Belknap Collection
which it lacked. It is expected that
the collection will assume its place, in
the coming years, among the premier
modern American culture research
collections because of this major
contribution of Jim Liversidge.

Liversidge has worked for the UF
Libraries for 15 years and currently
serves as curator of the Popular
Culture Collections. We are most
grateful that Jim has decided to donate
his fascinating and entertaining
collection of artifacts and materials
to the UF Libraries where they will be
permanently available to researchers
of the era.


Special Collections
UPDATES

by James Cusick
Curator, EPK. Yonge ll'iry'
of Florida History


UF Libraries receives the
papers of Miami Herald
reporter and columnist
Al Burt

The UF Libraries is thrilled to be
the recipient of the papers of Al
Burt, noted writer and for years the
Miami Herald's "man on the spot" for
Florida history. Burt started his 40-
year career with the Herald in 1955,
working as a city editor, the editor for
Latin America and a columnist.
During the 1960s he was a foreign
correspondent in the Caribbean
where he interviewed Fidel Castro,
among others, but he is best-known
to Floridians for his profiles of
Florida's people and places. His
column "Al Burt's Florida," became
a trademark feature of the Herald
and formed the basis for his works
Becalmed in the Mullet Latitudes
(1983), Al Burt's Florida (1997), and
The Tropic of Cracker (1999).

Al and his wife Gloria were long-
time residents of Melrose, to the east
of Gainesville, and his collection
includes several boxes of material
on the history of Melrose and its
residents; all of his articles and
columns from the Herald and other
papers; his public talks about Florida
and about his concerns for its history
and ecology; audio and hand-
written versions of his interviews; his
journalistic work on the Caribbean,
including his time reporting on
Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and
the Bahamas; and his photographic
collection. This collection is currently
being processed and the library is
planning a formal dedication. The
preservation of Mr. Burt's papers
is welcomed by everyone with an
interest Florida's history, in its
(Continued on page 4)
Chapter One %I 3








Special Collections UPDATES (cont.)

struggle to conserve its environment, e
in its journalism, and in its close
ties and interests in events in the
Caribbean and the library expresses
its gratitude to Mr. Burt and his
family for making his work available
to the public.


Stewards of Florida
History/Florida Museum
of Natural History to
sponsor spring speakers
series

The Stewards of Florida History, a
support organization for the libraries'
Florida history collections, has made
arrangements with the Florida
Museum of Natural History to
sponsor a speaker series during
spring semester 2009. Talks will be
held on Sunday afternoons at the
museum and will feature topics on
Florida's history and natural history, ..:..
along with a preview event featuring -
samples of material from the libraries' -"
manuscript collections, and a reception.

The schedule is as follows: Rita Smith, left, curator of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature
and Judy Russell, dean of university libraries, stand beside the Baldwin Library's
Sunday February 15, 2009 historical marker. The Baldwin Library received the university's third historical
Leslie Poole (Rollins College) will marker in a ceremony on October 2. The marker is located in the courtyard on the
speak on the founding of the Florida west side of Smathers Library. The 103,000-volume Baldwin Library is cited for the
Audubon Society and its crusade to depth of its collection and for pioneering and supporting the study of children's
end the plume trade devastating bird literature as an academic discipline.
life in the Everglades.


Sunday, March 22, 2009
Frederick Rowe Davis will speak on
his book The Man who Saved Sea
Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins
of Conservation Biology. This will be
followed by a book-signing.

Sunday, April 19, 2009
Award-winning master painter
Jackson Walker will discuss his
ongoing series of works Legendary
Florida, which feature major events
in Florida history.

All events are free to the public
and will feature PowerPoint
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presentations. Previews begin
at 1:30 p.m. with the talk at 2:30
p.m., followed by a reception and
refreshments with the speaker. For
more information, please contact
James Cusick, curator of Florida
History, at (352) 273-2778 or
jgcusick@ufl.edu.


Recent Donations

The library wishes to express its
gratitude to the following donors for
contributing significant historical


materials to the Special Collections:
Mary Walker, for her donation of
letters related to the Bellamy family, an
addition to the Bellamy/Bailey Family
Papers covering ante-Bellum Florida;
Lili Krech Neale for her donation of
her 1969 project on thermal pollution
in Biscayne Bay; Stephanie Coffin
for donating a complete run of the
alternative press newspaper The Great
Speckled Bird; and Joshua Chase and
other members of the Chase family for
additions to the Chase & Co. Papers on
Florida citrus and agriculture.
(Continued on page 5)











The Joseph Van
Swearingen Papers

The Joseph Van Swearingen Papers
consist of 45 letters written by an
officer in the U.S. Army to his sisters
covering his duties out West and in
Florida between 1829 and 1837. These
letters are particularly significant for
their first-hand accounts of life at Fort
Dade and other military posts during
the Second Seminole War. Other
documents in the collection provide
background on Swearingen's family, his
military service and his death in battle.

All materials have been digitized
and have been treated and preserved
through the library conservation
program. Swearingen's service
in Florida was the subject of a
Florida Historical Society talk, "The
Difficulties in this Quarter," presented
at the society's annual meeting in 2007.
Until now, Swearingen has largely
been known to history because of
his unfortunate death at the Battle
of Okeechobee in 1837. Through the
diligent efforts of his descendants,
notably Ruth Pearson, Anne Umphrey,
and William Pearson, we can
reconstruct not just the death but
also the life of this officer. The library
expresses its appreciation to the donors
for making this collection a permanent
part of Florida's historical record.


Special Collections
creates internship
for undergraduate
history majors

In cooperation with the history
department, UF Special Collections
now offers a program for under-
graduate history majors called
HIS 4944 Preserving History: An
Internship in the Archives. This
course introduces interns to the
world of archives as one possible
career for young historians. Interns


Emily Madden, right, of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, talks about the display
entitled "Lebanon-Israel-Egypt: A Magic Lantern Ride from the 1920s to the Modern
Era" with materials from the Elizabeth Pagel and Jacob H. Kaplan gifts. The items were on
display in Library West in May and again in October 2008.


learn the basic principles of how to
work with and maintain collections
of original papers and then take
on their own project to familiarize
themselves with a collection in
Florida history, organize it and write
up the guide that others will use
when conducting research in the
collection. To date this course, which
was first offered in summer semester
2006, has enrolled 23 interns,
several of whom have gone on after
graduation to work in archives or
are taking graduate studies in library
science or public history.


Special Collections and
history department create
graduate assistantship

The George A. Smathers Libraries,
in cooperation with the history
department, has set up a graduate
research assistantship in Special
Collections to provide an incoming


graduate student with support and
hands-on experience in archival
work. This program is supported
by the Florida Agricultural History
Endowment at the libraries and
by contributions from the history
department. Our current graduate
research assistant is Timothy Fritz,
who is working with archivists on the
Elizabeth West Papers a collection
dealing with Florida's colonial history
- and on one large record group
within the Chase Family Papers the
libraries' most important collection
dealing with the early citrus industry
of Florida. This assistantship will
be offered on an ongoing basis to
UF graduate students in the history
program.


Chapter One %<- 5




New Addition to th Popular Culture Coll


Photoplay Editions:

A colorful promotional tool spanning silent and sound films


by Jim Liversidge
Curator of Popular Culture (. ,. II ii,


Scattered throughout the Popular
Culture Collections in the George
A. Smathers Libraries are many
examples of motion picture "tie-ins"
promoting films and the actors
starring in the celebrated productions.
Posters, lobby cards, press books,
press kits, toys, sheet music and
miscellaneous artifacts and ephemeral
items, preserved in the performing
arts depository of the Department of
Special and Area Studies Collections,
provide information and insight into
the vast production and publicity
machine set in motion to alert,
enlighten and influence an eager ticket
buying populace.

One of the earliest promotional movie
tie-ins was the photoplay edition,
defined by historian Arnie Davis (in
his definitive history of the subject,
"Photoplay Editions and Other Movie
Tie-in Books") as "referring to a link
between a book and a movie defined
by the use of photographs, artwork or
written credit relating the movie title,
movie production company
and/or movie cast to the text of
the book"

The concept was originally used
to promote "first run" stage plays
beginning in the late 1800s through
the peak years of 1900 to1915. In the
early 20t century, Grosset and Dunla p
Publishers were at the forefront of the
"play tie-in" promotions and, after a
dry spell, Random House revived the
novelization of theatrical productions
with a specialized set in the early 1960s.

With the advent of popular film,
the focus of the photoplay edition
shifted from the stage to the screen.
Film actors were quickly becoming
household names and their fans legion.
The promotional possibilities of a


photograph of a matinee idol on the
book jacket were clearly evident and
the presses began rolling on a new
movie by-product. It's not clear what
movie tie-in novelization was first,
but according to Arnie Davis, "What
Happened to Mary" (1913) containing
stills from both the stage and movie
versions may be the first crossover
tie-in. The popularity of the photoplay
edition continued through the 1960s
mostly in paperback format. To this
day, a photograph from a film is often
used on the book jacket to attract
attention, but the original photoplay
novel format with four to eight stills
along with cast and production
information, within the book, is
not commonly followed in today's
publishing market.

In the past year, a rare collection of
367 photoplay editions assembled by
distinguished private collector, Mark
H. Wolff of Studio City, California, was
added to the Belknap Collection for
the Performing Arts. Many of the items
are first editions and the collection is
a rare presentation of a now defunct
promotional art
form. In the
normal course

V.1 0n \ .R .. I i


editions, an author wrote and
published a successful novel which was
then turned into a motion picture. In
some cases motion pictures were made
from plays, or inspired by short stories,
operas or poems. When screenplays,
plays and poems were novelized after
or in conjunction with the release
of the movie, the photoplay edition
novelization is as close to a first edition
as these "novels" ever could be.

The collection, now catalogued and
available for patron research, does
include the "first crossover" edition
of "What Happened to Mary" from
1913 as well as promotional tie-ins for
the silent film versions of "Camille,"
"Treasure Island" and D.W Griffith's
"The Birth of a Nation." Sound films are
represented by Cecil B. DeMille's "The
Ten Commandments," "Frankenstein,"
"Grand Hotel," "Gone with the Wind,"
"The Pride of the Yankees" and "2001: A
Space Odyssey." The collection includes
a parade of major writers (Charles
Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest
Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Somerset
Maugham, Raymond Chandler, etc.)
and noted illustrators who provided
classic artwork for the dust jackets
(Mach Tey, Alfred Skrenda, Norman
Rockwell, etc.).

Photoplay editions always contained
special elements that were unique
to the film that tied in with the
book: publicity and production
photo images, sometimes an entirely
redesigned dust jacket (different from
the studio poster art), and relevant cast
and production information on the
dust jacket or in the book. All of these
elements make the photoplay editions
collectible and important as a primary
research source. For more information,
please contact Jim Liversidge at
jimlive@uflib.ufl.edu or (352) 273-2759.

Far left: "What Happened to Mary" (1913).
Left: "Grand Hotel (1932) MGM's all-
star soap opera.


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Programs, playbills and surprises in the

Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts

New online finding aid uncovers 225 years of stage history and lore


by Jim Liversidge
Curator of Popular Culture. ,//11. i ii,

Since the establishment of the Sara
Yancey Belknap Collection for the
Performing Arts as a dance archive in
1958, the holdings in the Department
of Special and Area Studies Collections
have grown steadily to include
ephemera and artifacts from the
worlds of theatre, film, music, radio
and television. The largest single
area of collecting in the archive of
performing arts is the Theatre Playbill
and Program Collection which until
recently has never been browsable by
the general public. For the first time,
this vast and eclectic research treasure
is now accessible online through a
detailed and entertaining finding
guide created for the Belknap web
page by the curator of Popular Culture
Collections: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/
spec/belknap/ufplaybills.htm

The extensive and time-consuming
project (18 months in the making!)
began with the transfer of approxi-
mately 9,500 individual play titles into
new acid-free folders and 111 storage
boxes (148 linear feet of shelf space).
Each folder contains and represents
multiple professional and amateur
productions resulting in over 100,000
individual programs, playbills and
miscellaneous promotional items of
interest to researchers, historians and
theatre aficionados. Play titles in the
finding guide are listed alphabetically
and include descriptive historical notes
(dates for the original production,
cast listings, playwrights, composers,
producers, directors, choreographers,
song titles, etc) as well as tidbits
of show business trivia scattered
throughout the text.

The true joy of sorting through each
and every playbill and program was


uncovering an unexpc. Il n...irn ..i
amusing fact related t.. I I!-. IL..,ndi.
of plays and musicals J..l in. I-..,.I I.
the earliest represents d p i~ rn ..ainc
(a one page herald ann. unLI nC!n ..1 N, w
York City production I Iii~ lilii,,
Wife" on March
24, 1787). The
patron using this
research aid will
find a wealth of
theatrical history
and production
information, but
will also discover
early performances
by film stars Cary
Grant (billed
under his real
name Archie
Leach) and John
Garfield (billed
under his real
name Julius Garfinkle for a number
of Group Theatre productions of the
1930s). The legendary big band jazz
drummer, Buddy Rich, is billed under
his childhood stage name Traps in
a 1922 revue titled "The Greenwich
Village Follies" at the Sam S. Shubert
Theatre in New York City. A researcher
with a keen eye will also uncover
stage performances by writers George
S. Kaufman, Thornton Wilder and
Sinclair Lewis or attempts at theatrical
immortality by businessman Dean
Witter, Dorothy Brando (Mother
of Marlon Brando and a respected
acting coach) and British Minister
of Munitions Winston Churchill (as
Henry VIII in a 1917 Red Cross Benefit
performance at Harvard University).

If the discovery of the immortal
thespian Winston Churchill isn't
enough, patrons browsing through
the finding guide will also discover
additional non-theatrical personalities,
basking in the glow of the footlights,


including
columnist Stewart Alsop in a 1935
Yale University offering of "Private
Secretary," entrepreneur Donald
Trump produced a 1970 comedy titled
"Paris is Out" starring Yiddish theatre
immortal, Molly Picon, New York
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
is billed as producer for the musicals
"Legs Diamond" and "Seesaw," the
former baseball commissioner (and
father of actor Paul Giamatti), Bartlett
Giamatti, appears in a number of Yale
student plays of the late 1950s and
middleweight boxing champ, Jake
"The Raging Bull" LaMotta shows his
sensitive musical side in a New York
City Theatre-in-the-Park presentation
of "Guys and Dolls."

Online patrons will be introduced to
the stage work of budding thespian
(and future U.S. Senator) George
Smathers in a Gainesville Little Theatre
production (late 1930s) of Noel
Coward's "Hay Fever." The collection
(Continued on page 9)
Chapter One %t 7




Department offSEIAAREAiTUIES COCTIOS


Special and Area Studies Collections exhibits


David Colburn kicks off
exhibit"Buttons, Badges
and Bumper Stickers -
160 years of Presidential
Campaigns"

David Colburn, historian and
author, spoke to a full house
about his new book "From Yellow Dog
Democrats to Red State Republicans"
covering Florida's political trends and
its place in national politics, Monday,
November 3 in Smathers Library. The
talk was followed by a reception to
open the exhibit "Buttons, Badges and
Bumper Stickers 160 years of Presi-
dential Campaigns" in the Smathers
Library second floor exhibit gallery.

The exhibit includes items from the
private collection of John Owen Clark,
and opened just in time for the 2008
election. Clark provided commentary
at the reception.

Sponsored by the Stewards of Florida
History (a support group of the PK
Yonge Library of Florida History at
UF) and the UF Department of
Political Science (Political Campaign-
ing Program), the exhibit is open
through December 15, 2008.

"Buttons, Badges and Bumper Stickers"
illustrates some key components of
presidential election campaigns as they


have affected Florida, the nation, and
the candidates themselves. The exhibit
introduces viewers to the world of
campaign memorabilia, from the early
ribbons, badges and watch fobs worn
to state and national conventions to
recent novelty pins.

The exhibit features a metal token from
the 1828 campaign of Andrew Jackson
and a ribbon from the 1860 campaign
of Abraham Lincoln. While the exhibit
contains many campaign standards
and oddities from candidates who won
through to the White House, it also
reminds us of the forgotten or unsuc-
cessful bids by Al Smith (first Catholic
candidate), James Cox (later founder
of Cox Communications) and Barry
Goldwater.

The exhibit showcases pins and badges
associated with campaign firsts, the
evolution of bumper stickers as
vehicles for espousing a political cause
or candidate, and the rise of negative
campaigning. The role of Florida in
national politics exemplified in the
stormy and controversial voting returns
of the 1876 and 2000 presidential
elections is also prominent. An actual
Palm Beach County voting booth com-
plete with butterfly ballot is showcased.

The libraries thank Goerings Book
Store for their assistance at the book
signing.


David Colburn discussed his new book at the exhibit opening reception.
8 %6- Chapter One


Upcoming Special and
Area Studies Collections
exhibits

January 9 -23, 2009
Cuba: past, present and future:
Exhibit of Rarities

The University of Florida George
A. Smathers Libraries will exhibit
rare books, manuscripts, maps,
photographs and other items from
over 200 years of Cuban history
and culture. These will include early
imprints on Cuba's colonial past,
efforts for self-governance, slavery,
nationalism, foreign investment,
crime, women's rights, spirituality,
popular culture and human
rights. Twentieth-century political
movements and upheavals will be
given special attention. January
2009 marks the 50th anniversary of
the Castro revolution, and the far
reaching impacts of those events
and their lasting changes on Cuba,
Florida and the World will be
examined.

A reception and panel discussion will
be held on Sunday, January 11, 4:00-
7:00 p.m. in Smathers Library.

Panel: "Lessons of 1959"
Jos6 Alvarez, University of Florida,
Emeritus Professor
Lisandro PTrez Florida International
University
Carmen Diana Deere, University of
Florida (moderator)

March 15-May 1,2009
For this is an Enchanted Land:
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in Florida

Exhibits are in the Smathers Library
Exhibit Gallery, 2nd floor and are free
and open to public Monday-Thurs
9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m., Friday, 9:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m.








Program, playbills
and surprises
(Continued from page 7)


Meet Alicia A. Antone, Smathers Libraries'

new director of development


Alicia A. Antone joined the
Smathers Libraries on June
16, 2008 as the new director of
development. She has a varied
background in a wide range of
library-related activities from public,
special and public/private partnership
libraries.

Her most recent work experience was
with Broward County Libraries as the
Assistant Regional Library Manager
of the South Regional Broward
Community College Library, Pembroke
Pines, the first LEED certified "green"
building in the county. She was
responsible for planning the direction
of the libraries' funding opportunities
and securing resources to sponsor
library programs and events. Prior
to that she worked at the African-
American Research Library and
Cultural Center near Fort Lauderdale
where she served as the assistant
director of Special Collections,
Programs and Exhibits and later as the
director.

Before relocating to Broward County,
Antone worked for the East Providence
Public Library System (Rhode Island)
for thirteen years in a myriad of
service points that ranged from library
assistant to supervising the interlibrary
loans to community services librarian
and then as assistant director.

Antone says her passion for libraries
was nurtured in her at a very young
age by her mother, Edna Frazier, who
was a community leader, educator
and avid book collector. "She loved
books, libraries and people and
(she) manifested that love in all of
her children;' says Antone. Antone's
mother's untimely death in a car
accident prompted the anonymous


bequest of
a special
collection in
her memory,
the Edna
Frazier
African-
American
Collection,
located at
the South
Providence
Branch of
the Providence Public Library (RI).
It is the largest circulating collection
in a public library on black culture in
Rhode Island. Antone was four years
old at the time of her mother's death.

At UF, Antone will have primary
responsibility for directing activities
to secure major gifts and private
support for the Smathers Libraries.
Her first order of business has been
to meet faculty, staff and students and
learn what the libraries and students
developmental needs are. She will work
closely with the Associate Dean of
Development and Advancement, Dean
of Libraries and library administra-
tion to align fund raising goals into a
comprehensive strategic plan to meet
the libraries' needs by matching those
needs to our donors values.

Antone has master's degrees in library
and information science and public
administration from the University of
Rhode Island. She holds undergraduate
degrees in business administration
and management from Johnson &
Wales University, Providence, RI. She
recently completed several courses at
The Fundraising School, Center on
Philanthropy, at Indiana University.
She is also an American Library
Association Spectrum Scholar.


also includes the names of other
luminaries, from the world of public
service, such as Helen Gahagan (a
future member of the U.S. Congress
and political and ideological opponent
of Richard M. Nixon), playwright
(and the tenth and last president of
Czechoslovakia) Vaclav Havel, New
York City Mayors Ed Koch and David
Dinkins and Nancy Davis (wife of
President Ronald Reagan).

Compiling the information for the
Belknap Playbill and Program finding
guide was a nostalgic and educational
experience as the titles of familiar song
standards appeared on many program
pages. In addition to the melodic
compositions of George M. Cohan,
Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole
Porter, the Gershwins and Stephen
Sondheim, a number of obscure
musical social commentaries appear
(Who could forget "We're Scaling the
Flanks of Mount Communism" from
1963 or "The Romney Romp" from
1967?). Alongside the literary work of
Sophocles, Shakespeare, Sean O'Casey,
George Bernard Shaw and Tennessee
Williams a researcher will also find the
written stage work of Groucho Marx
("Time for Elizabeth"- 1948), Leslie
Howard ("Murray Hill"-1927), Jack
Larson (television's Jimmy Olson who
wrote "The Candied House" in 1966)
and (once again) Winston Churchill
("The Crisis"- 1902).

This vast and colorful collection of
vintage primary source material will
educate, entertain and surprise the
patron, researcher and student at the
University of Florida (and beyond)
and the newly created finding guide
will introduce the community to a
valuable (but undiscovered) historical
resource in the Department of Special
and Area Studies Collections in the
George A. Smathers Libraries. For
more information, please contact Jim
Liversidge at jimlive@uflib.ufl.edu or
(352) 273-2759.
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Friends of the Libraries

Includes gifts received by the George A. Smathers Libraries from January 1 to October 31,2008


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GIFTS

CORPORATIONS AND
FOUNDATIONS

Donors of $100,000 or More
University Athletic Association, Inc.

Donors of $10,000 to $49,999
A. H. Burnett Foundation

Donors of $1,000 to $9,999
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Houston Gator Club*
Howell & Ann Breedlove Charitable
Foundation
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Donors of $500 to $999
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co.

Donors of $250 to $499
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Donors of Less than $249
AT&T Foundation
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Inc.
IAMSLIC
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Science Applications International
Corp.
George A. Smathers Libraries
Leadership Board
State Farm Cos. Foundation
U.S. Government Printing Office
Verizon Foundation
Woodroffe Corp. Architects
George E Young, Inc.

INDIVIDUALS

Donors of $10,000 to $49,999
Dr. Harold P. & Mrs. Mary J.
Hanson
Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart
Mr. Kevin J. Spolski


Donors of $1,000 to $9,999
Dean R. Kirby & Mrs. Susan K.
Barrick
Mr. John S. Beale
Mrs. Lydia T. Bigelow
Ms. Susannah S. Borg
Dr. Robert A. Bryan
Ms. Mary Ellen Burnett
Mr. Alvin V. Burt, Jr.
Mr. Richard M. Carris & Ms. Lana
M. Glass
Ms. Stephanie Cornell-Haas &
Dr. Jeffrey D. Hillman
Mr. William C. Covey III
Mr. Keith R. & Mrs. Dolores D.
Douglas
Mrs. Anne M. & Mr. Phillip S.
Haisley
Mr. Lee D. & Mrs. Teresa Harrison
Mr. Samuel T. & Mrs. Corinna K.
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Dr. John E. Ingram
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Jewett
Ms. Mary Sue Koeppel &
Mr. Robert B. Gentry
Mr. Jack Price
Mr. Ted C. & Mrs. Ellen B. Prosser
Ms. Judith C. Russell
Mr. James E. & Mrs. Leslie
Rutherford
Mr. Bruce A. & Mrs. Susan E. G.
Smathers
Dr. Anita Spring
Ms. Kim M. Tanzer & Mr. Rodney
D. McGalliard
Ms. Anne Umphrey
Mrs. Ruby Jean W. & Mr. Warren B.
Wiltshire, Jr.


Donors of $500 to $999
Mr. Joseph I. & Mrs. Maryann B.
Coffey
Mrs. Polly & Dr. Paul L. Doughty
Ms. Nadine Fernandez
Mrs. Barbara M. & Mr. Martin G.
Gundersen, Jr.
Ms. Betsy H. Kaplan
Mr. Brian W. & Mrs. Elizabeth A.
Keith
Dr. Irma P. McClaurin
Mrs. Sarah T. O'Connor
Mr. Kurt E. Rudolph
Dr. Michael C. & Mrs. Pamela E.
Runken
Mr. Robert D. & Mrs. Laurie
Schalow
Mr. John S. & Mrs. Ruth A. Thomas
Mr. Eugene E. Threadgill
Dr. Thomas M. & Mrs. Leewood B.
Woodell
Mr. Roger W. Yoerges & Ms. Denise
Esposito

Donors of $250 to $499
Mrs. Marianne A. & Mr. Louis
M. Cohen
Ms. Michele J. Crump
Dr. Taraneh M. & Mr. Frank A.
Darabi
Mr. Fred R. Gray
Ms. Kay Haile
Mrs. Virginia F. & Mr. Thad L.
McNulty
Mrs. Kathryn K. & Mr. Joseph B.
Mizereck
Dr. Sui-Kwong P. & Mrs. Juliet
Z.Pao
Mr. Guy W. & Mrs. Cynthia L.
Peterson


Jim Liversidge, curator of the Popular Culture Collection, shows the
McCain and Obama masks that he donated as prizes at a drawing during the
reception for The Jim Liversidge Collection exhibit in August.













Includes gifts received by the George A. Smathers Libraries from January 1 to October 31, 2008


Mrs. Marcia E. Raff
Mr. Charles A. & Mrs. Maud H.
Rheault
Mr. Antonio S. & Mrs. Zilma S. Rose
Mrs. Mary M. Ross (d)
Mrs. Elizabeth B. & Mr. Robert C.
Sanchez
Mr. Patrick M. & Mrs. Laura R.
Scanlon
Mr. Steven N. & Mrs. Vicki J.
Stolberg
Mrs. Anita L. & Mr. Thomas H.
Taylor
Dr. Laurie N. & Mr. James C. Taylor
Mr. Jeffrey C. Turner
Mr. Milton J. Wallace
Dr. Caroline B. & Mr. Mark E.
Williams
Mr. Samuel J. & Mrs. Mignonne
Winfrey
Dr. Robert H. & Mrs. Gay A. Zieger

Donors of Less than $249
Mr. John G. Adams
Mrs. Aster & Mr. Mesfin Afework
Mr. Justin S. Alex
Mr. Kevin J. & Mrs. Catherine M.
Ambridge
Dr. Jan E & Mrs. Nancy S. Andrus
Mrs. Alicia A. & Mr. Robert A.
Antone
Ms. Linda J. Arbuckle & Mr. Leland
G. Shaw
Mrs. Virginia R. & Dr. Norman F.
Archambo
Ms. Shelley A. Arlen & Dr. John H.
Moore
Mrs. Ann M. & Mr. Robert H. Ayers
Ms. Jeanette H. Bailey
Mrs. Anita K. & Mr. Tim E. Bainum
Mrs. Aimee L. Barrett
Ms. Wanda E Barry
Mr. Yaron & Mrs. Sheryl M. Bechor
Mr. Dean L. Beckstead
Mr. Jefrall Betancourt
Mr. Jack W. Bettman
Mrs. Linda M. & Mr. Roger L.
Blackburn
Dr. W. Craig & Mrs. Sandra H.
Bledsoe
Mr. Kent M. & Mrs. Jane Blocher
Ms. Teresita E. Bond
Mr. Harold L. Boyd
Mrs. Patricia & Mr. Alex Bradford
Dr. Jacque W. Breman
Mr. Terence B. & Mrs. Rosemary
Brennan
Mrs. Francine P. & Mr. Clay S. Brice
Ms. Mary B. Brittain


Mrs. Sharon B. & Mr. Gregory A.
Brown
Mr. Harry T. Bucalo
Mr. Daniel A. & Mrs. Sheree Bunye
Mr. Stephen R. Burant & Ms. Roxane
D. V. Sismanidis
Dr. Derek G. & Mrs. Nancy A. Burch
Mr. Thaddeus J. Bydlon
Mrs. Marie L. & Mr. Rudolph V.
Cantarini
Mr. J. Tim & Mrs. Diana M. Carter
Dr. Ira G. & Mrs. Joanna M. Clark
Dr. Donald F. & Mrs. Martha K.
Clemens
Ms. Stephanie Coffin
Mrs. Carolyn H. Coil


Mr. James H. & Mrs. Kathryn S.
Dowling
Ms. Holly M. Du Rivage
Mr. Bill & Mrs. Carolyn W. Dukelow
Mrs. Christine E. Elliott & Mr.
Milton J. Mullan
Mrs. Ann P. Emerson
Mr. Joseph A. & Mrs. Sandra S. Erler
Mrs. Sheila M. & Dr. Glenn E.
Ferrall, Jr.
Mrs. Wendy S. & Mr. Jay C. Fertig
Mr. Gale C. & Mrs. Virginia P. Ford
Ms. Erin E. Fox & Mr. G. Gray
Hancock
Mr. Clark W Furlong


Collector John Owen Clark, left, discusses his presidential election
memorabilia at the opening reception of his exhibit "Buttons, Badgets and
Bumper Stickers: 160 years of Presidential Campaigns" on November 3.
David Colburn, historian and author, in the background, spoke at the
reception program.


Mr. Alexander J. Coleman
Mr. Daniel S. Coleman
Mrs. Leona S. & Mr. Ralph L.
Coleman
Mr. Nathan S. Collier
Ms. Patricia M. Collins
Mr. Jerry L. Cooper
Ms. Gail A. Crawford
Mr. Stephen B. & Mrs. Betty L. Davis
Ms. Carolyn H. Dearnaley
Mrs. Maira B. Deering
Dr. Anthony E. DeGance
Mr. Bruce D. & The Hon. Paula M.
DeLaney
Mrs. Charleen F. & Dr. Charles W.
Dimmick
Mr. Michael & Mrs. Tina L. Doland
Mr. Robert C. Dowd & Ms. Maribeth
Krupczak


Ms. Georgia A. Furlong
Ms. Rebecca M. Gee
Mr. Timothy W. & Mrs. Lura K. Gee
Mrs. Alice D. & Mr. Stephen F
Gertzman
Dr. C. Herbert & Mrs. Carol A.
Gilliland
Mr. Steven J. & Mrs. Hallie S.
Goldman
Mr. Eduardo R. Gomez
Mr. Jeffrey J. & Mrs. Evelyn Y. Gough
Ms. Martha B. Gould
Mrs. Jane P. & Mr. R. Frank Gray
Mr. John W. Gregory, Sr.
Mrs. Michelle D. & Mr. Raziel Gridi
Ms. Shirley F Griffin
Dr. David R. Griggs
Ms. Jamie Lou P. Hawthorne
Dr. Joyce L. Hayman


Mr. R. Allen & Mrs. Susan H.
Haywood
Mr. Thomas M. Head
Dr. Clay A. Hipke
Mr. Jan Hochstim
Mr. John H. Holly
Mr. William L. & Mrs. Debra K. Holt
Mrs. Linda L. & Mr. Ronald P. Holter
Mr. David H. Honig
Mrs. Barbara J. & Mr. Leo F Hood
Dr. Ronald C. & Mrs. Marilyn L.
Houts
Mr. Philip S. & Mrs. Patricia A.
Huguenin
Prof. Roy Hunt
Mrs. Amalia A. T. & Mr. Ronald J.
Iannarelli
Mr. Larry E. & Mrs. Suzanne S. Israel
Ms. Linda Y. Jackson
Mrs. Michele M. & Mr. James I. Jaffee
Mrs. Janet R. & Mr. James E. Janke
Ms. Tracy A. Jankovic & Mr. Knolys
S. Johnson
Mrs. Andrea C. & Mr. R. Anthony
Japzon
Mrs. Joan S. & Mr. Peter A. Jefferson
Mrs. Lee P. & Mr. Sidney R. Jones
Mrs. Merrill Ann & Mr. Frank J.
Kaegi, Jr.
Mrs. Terrie Sue & Mr. Bryan S. Katz
Ms. Cari Keebaugh
Dr. Carol Ritzen & Dr. William
R. Kem
Mr. Kenneth J. Key
Mrs. Beverly J. & Mr. Paul J. Keyser
Dr. Kenneth B. Kidd
Ms. Alicia W. Kimball
Mr. Allen Klafter
Mr. Karl W. & Mrs. Susan L.
Kokomoor
Ms. Donna M. Kostreva
Ms. Katherine M. Kostreva
Dr. John W. & Mrs. Carolyn Krienke
Mr. Jeffrey W. & Mrs. Deidra J.
LaCroix
Mr. Stanley S. & Mrs. Jeannie W
Latimer
Ms. Lucinda Lavelli & Dr. Kenneth
D. Webster
Mrs. Pui Y. & Mr. Philip C. Law
Mr. Kenneth R. & Mrs. Patty A.
Lebron
Dr. Ilene S. & Dr. Jeffrey H. Levenson
Ms. Marjorie A. Lindell
Mr. Winfield M. & Mrs. Janet A.
Lindeman
Dr. David & Mrs. Lucy D. Loehle

(Continued on page 12

Chapter One %- 11













Includes gifts received by the George A. Smathers Libraries from January 1 to October 31, 2008


Mrs. Sally L. & Mr. Raymond L.
Logue
Mrs. Nancy C. Macaulay
Mr. James C. & Mrs. Donna L.
Maguire
Mr. Philip H. & Dr. Marguerite A.
Mahler
Mr. Timothy P. Malinak
Dr. Elizabeth B. Mann
Dr. James J. & Mrs. Katherine L.
Marois
Mr. John R. & Mrs. Angela P.
Marquardt


Dr. Constance M. & Dr. James J.
Messina
Dr. Lewis D. & Mrs. Deborah L.
Miller
Mrs. Nancy R. & Mr. Kevin S. Miner
Dr. Jeffrey M. Mitchem & Dr. Bonnie
G. McEwan
Ms. Ann Molod
Mr. Harold N. & Mrs. Nancy A.
Moorman
Mr. Jason S. & Mrs. Monica J. Morris
Mr. John P. & Mrs. Deborah J.
Morrissey


Mr. Richard D. & Mrs. Ellen J. Pine
M. John & Mrs. Louise R. Plodinec
Mr. Ananth K. & Mrs. Sunita K.
Prasad
Ms. Mary K. Price
Ms. Yolanda Prieto
Mr. Stephen W. & Mrs. Carol B.
Puldy
Mrs. Katherine T. & Mr. Michael W.
Radcliffe
Mrs. Constance A. & Mr. Timothy
B. Ray
Ms. Rosana D. Resende


Paper engineer Kyle Olmon of New York City presented a hands-on workshop following the reception for the exhibit
"Pop-up, Spin, Pull, Fold: Toy Books from the Baldwin Library" on October 2. Olmon also gave a talk prior to the
reception entitled "How to Build a Castle: Contemporary Pop-up Book Production with a Look at the Past."


Ms. Carolyn G. Martin
Mr. E. Louis & Mrs. Rebecca L.
Martin
Mrs. Carolyn M. & Mr. John D.
Marty
Dr. Marilyn F Mason
Mr. Philip S. & Mrs. Gloria B. May
Ms. Elizabeth M. Mazzocchi
Mr. Robert E. & Mrs. Jennifer F
McCormick
Mr. Charles W McDaniel
Dr. N. Lindsay & Mrs. Linda P.
McFadyen
Dr. Albert R. & Mrs. Anne D.
Menard
Mr. Danilo F. & Mrs. Denise A. Mesa

12 %I Chapter One


Dr. Paul & Mrs. Elizabeth W. Mushak
Ms. Lili K. Neale
Mrs. Virginia A. Nelson
Dr. Susan S. & Mr. Arthur Nimmo

Mrs. Charlotte C. Olson &
Mr. Timothy P. Tolar
Mr. Dwight W. & Mrs. Heather L.
Olson
Mr. Robert A. Osborne
Mr. Hollis S. Paige
Mrs. Cathy & Mr. Brian W. Pariser,
P.A.
Dr. James P. Parkman & Dr. Karen
M. Vail
Mr. Lee R. & Mrs. Sarah Perlov


Mr. John E. & Mrs. Carolyn Retey
Mr. Javier A. Rey & Mr. Bill
Thompson
Mr. Paul L. Rhode
Mr. Ralph W. Rice & Ms. Sue Alvers
Mr. A. Wayne & Mrs. Gwen C. Rich
Mr. David E. & Mrs. Lorraine E.
Richstone
Mr. James D. & Mrs. Sandra D.
Ringdahl
Dr. John E. & Mrs. Maureen C. Riski
Mrs. Paulette L. & Mr. Thomas L.
Ritchie
Mr. William H. & Mrs. Myrna H.
Roberge


Mrs. Marcia I. & Mr. Donald F
Roberts
Ms. Amy J. Robinson
Mrs. Rebecca L. & Mr. Fredrick M.
Roche
Mr. Brian D. Rodgers & Ms. Sally I.
Evans
Mr. Nestor E. & Mrs. Olga M.
Rosario
Mrs. Patricia T. & Mr. J.S. Tim Ross
Ms. Dorothy P. Rubin
Mr. Chester P. Sadowski, Jr. (d)
Mrs. Jerri S. Sadowski
Mr. Jack B. & Mrs. Barbara B. Salt
Dr. Roy K. Samras & Ms. Nikki E.
Sleeth
Mr. McGann Saphir
Ms. Jodi Schorb
Captain Kurt D. & Mrs. Frances X.
Schulze
Mr. Lee Schwartz & Ms. Ann-Marie
Y. Magne
Ms. Margaret O. Seymour
Ms. Katherine Heath Shaeffer
Ms. Roberta I. Shaffer
Mr. Richard G. & Mrs. Stephanie A.
Shieldhouse
Ms. Tammi Lou Shirar-Friskney &
Mr. Randy L. Friskney
Mr. Eduardo M. Silva
Ms. Christine R. Simpson
Ms. Randi Marie Smith
Mrs. Margaret 0. & Mr. F. James
Smoot
Ms. Nancy Solomon
Mr. Theodore F. & Mrs. Jean M. Spas
Mr. Leonard H. 0. & Mrs. Gloria A.
Spearman
Dr. Douglas P. & Mrs. Linda V.
Stanley
Mr. Nicholas M. & Mrs. Patricia A.
Strippoli
Dr. Thomas M. & Mrs. Carla M.
Summers
Mrs. Gloria B. Sweger
Mr. Roy F. J. Tabor
Mrs. Florida B. Tarapani
Dr. James P. Thompson
Mrs. Esther A. Threadgill (d)
Mrs. Dottie W. Tinsley
Dr. Jeffrey A. Tobias
Ms. Margaret R. Tolbert
Mr. Edward H. & Mrs. Sarah C. Trent
Mr. Ronald P. & Mrs. Kathryn L.
Trunzo
Ms. Florence M. Turcotte
Ms. Carol A. Turner
Mrs. Sharon K. & Mr. Robert E.
Umbarger, Jr.













Includes gifts received by the George A. Smathers Libraries from January 1 to October 31,2008


Mrs. Sandra B. & Mr. Rodell
L. Urban
Mrs. Holly S. & Mr. Steven J.
Van Wagener
Mr. John T. Vaughan
Mr. Jeff Vawter
Mr. Henry H. l1 il ... h
Col. Sharon L. Wall (Ret.)
Mr. Thomas S. & Mrs.
Glenda Walton
Mrs. Jeanne M. & Mr.
William G. Webb
Mrs. Dawn M. &
Mr. Kenneth J. Wegner
Dr. David J. & Mrs. E. Judith
Weiner
Dr. Arlene M. Weinshelbaum
Ms. Jean B. Weisman
Dr. Walter O. Weyrauch (d)
Ms. Jill Carolyn White
Ms. Nancy L. Williams
Dr. Nancy L. Williams
Mrs. Greta H. & Mr.
Christopher Woolley
Mrs. Keesha J. & Mr.
Eldridge Wynn
Mrs. Sally F Zepeda
Mr. Barry L. & Mrs. Eunice
Zisser
Mrs. Catherine R. & Mr.
Charles S. Zombar


PLEDGES

INDIVIDUALS
Donors of $100,000
or More
Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart

Donors of $1,000 to $9,999
Mr. Richard M. Carris &
Ms. Lana M. Glass
Dr. Ronald C. & Mrs
Marilyn L. Houts


GIFTS IN KIND

Mr. William H. Abbott
Mr. Modesto E. Abety
Ms. Estelle Aden
Ms. Justine Ahlstrom
Mr. Greg Allen
Dr. Badredine Arfi
Ms. Shelley Arlen
Mr. Mouwafak Attar
Dr. Kosi Avotri
Mr. Hari N. Banerjee


Barnett Newman
Foundation
Dr. Efrain Barradas
Mr. Bruce Beasley
Dr. Howard Beck
Ms. Jeri Benson
Dr. Jerry Berger
Ms. Leslie C. Berkowitz
Dr. Pete Bettinger
Mr. Harold L. Boyd
Dr. John O. Browder
Ms. Suzanne Brown
Dr. Peter E. Browne
Mr. Richard Alan Bunch
Ms. Janet Cady
Ms. Jane Anne Carey
CARLS
Dr. Kapila Castoldi
Mr. John Castro
CEDC
Center for Basque Studies
Ms. Pam Cenzer
Ms. Cindy Chan
Mr. Raymond Chobaz
Dr. Neil C. Conklin
Mr. Karl Connell, Jr.
Dr. John M. Connor
Mr. Pedro Marttinez
Cutillas
Mr. Isay Davidov
Dr. Ivana Podvalova Day
Mr. Luther Deese
Dr. D.nN. DeLuna
Dr. Maria Denney
Ms. Jessica Dewberry
Mr. Kim Dong-Young
Donghank Peasant
Revolution Memorial Assn.
Mr. Kenneth Durr
Mr. Frank W. DuVall
Ms. Amina Ellison
Dr. Ana Maria Fagundo
Mr. Yuri Felshtinsky
Mr. Leonard Flachman
Dr. William Frazer
Mrs. Melita Gardner
Mr. Joe Garonzik
Gauge Institute of Math &
Physics
Dr. Raymond Gay-Crosier
Mr. Roger Geaniton
Dr. Dennis Glick
Mr. Kevin Grace
Mr. Donald Graf
Ms. Esther H. Greenbarg
Dr. John R. Grigsby
Mr. Steven Gruzd
Ms. Mary Guardino


Ms. Kim VanHorn
Gullernman
Mr. Higuchi Hanutoshi
Dr. Karelisa Hartigan
Mr. Jim Haskins (d)
Dr. Drew A. Hawkins
Mr. Lou and Mrs. Jonellen
Heckler
Hermit Ki,,l.l.i, ,i, -'! ,
Ms. Alicia Miranda Hevia
Dr. Richard H. Hiers
Mr. Keiko Hirose


Mrs. Alice La Barbera
Mr. Robert R. Lankford
Dr. James S. Leming
Ms. Pauline L. K. Leung
Ms. Marjorie Lindell
Mr. Edward Locke
Mr. George M. Lutrell
Dr. Mohammad Gholi Majd
Dr. Oscar Mandel
Mr. Matthew Marran
Mr. Kenneth Martison
Mr. Bryan McCloskey


Dr. Clara Sarrocco
Dr. John Scott
Mr. Charles Siegel
Dr. Colmar A. Serra
Mr. Albert Seibert
Mr. Charles Siegel
Dr. Khalid Hameed Shaida
Mr. James Singer
Dr. Alberto Souza
Mr. Arthur E. Spiess
Mr. Yohei Ssakawa
Ms. Lorraine Stanchich


Judy Russell, dean of university libraries, along with staff and children rode on the Smathers
Libraries float in the 2008 homecoming parade on October 24. Russell, dressed as a chef,
cooked up Kentucky Fried Wildcat in a cauldron in front of a giant cookbook on the "road to
the swamp." Even an all-day drizzle didn't dampen their spirits.


Dr. Norman Holland
Mr. Sidney Homan
Mr. Jeffrey Horrell
Mr. Samuel Huang
Dr. Goran Hyden
Mr. Ernie Ingels
International House of Japan
Mr. James Israel
Japan Foundation
Mr. Chris Jespersen
Mr. Hem Raj Kafle
Ms. Eva Kapoor
Mr. David A. Kaufmann
Mrs. Elwood Keister
Mr. Allan H. Keith
Mr. Salim Khaireddine
Ms. Kim Killion
Mr. Sadao Kiyohara
Korean Overseas Culture &
Information Serivce
Dr. Joseph W. Koteski
Mr. Craig Kunaschk


Ms. Diane Gow McDilda
Mr. Alec McErlain
Mr. Thomas F. McNally
Mr. Richard Menczer
Mr. Etsuya Miyamoto
Dr. Rebecca Martin Nagy
Ms. Constance Nestor
Mr. John Norquist
Ms. Hidy Ochiai
Mr. Wayne Olson
Ms. Judy Orchard
Mr. Edgar Otto
Dr. Anne Paolucci
Mr. James A. Patterson
Dr. Ouida Fay Paul
Mr. Harold Roberts
Ms. Dorothy Rubin
Dr. Peter Rudnytsky
Mr. Herbert M. Russ
Ms. Judith C. Russell
Mr. Yiannikis Salomou
Mr. Roy K. Samras


Mr. James Subcynski
Dr. Mel Sunquist
Mr. Nicholas J. Suszynski, Jr.
Mr. Louis Sweum
Dr. Robert A. Swett
Ms. Natalja Thomen
Mr. Keiko Thorn
Ms. Carol Turner
Mrs. Sherry Mictor
Dr. Leonardo Villalon
Marine Robert Warden
Dr. Don E. Wayne
Dr. Brian Weinstein
Mr. Luise White
Ms. Erica Williams
Mr. Richard Witssiepe
Dr. Ronald G. Wolff
Dr. Wolfgang
Mr. Rajan Zed
Dr. Robert Zieger



Chapter One %e- 13










Friends of the George A. Smathers Libraries


The Friends of the George A.
Smathers Libraries at the
University of Florida is composed of
individuals who recognize that great
universities become great and are
sustained by great libraries.

In conjunction with the University
of Florida's Capital Campaign, the
Friends group has been established
to help achieve the campaign goals
by inviting friends, alumni, faculty,
staff and community leaders with
various subject interests to help the
UF Libraries create a better place for
learning and teaching.

The Friends' contributions are used to:
* Acquire material in emerging areas
of teaching and research interest;
* Strengthen access to electronic,
digital and other non-print
resources;
* Protect and preserve rare and scarce
library materials;


* Recruit and retain expert librarians
who can guide users through the
complex information environment;
* Provide well-designed spaces that are
conducive to learning and study.

We invite you to join us to help the
George A. Smathers Libraries become
a better place for Florida tomorrow. A
donation to the Friends of the George
A. Smathers Libraries is a priceless
investment in the future quality of our
academic community, and a reflection
of the value you place on knowledge
and literacy.

Friends at the $500+ level receive free
remote access to EBSCO's Academic
Search and Business Source Alumni
Editions. Academic Search provides
full text for more than 3,190 serials as
well as indexing and abstracting for
more than 8,000 serials. The database
offers information in nearly every area
of academic study including biology,


chemistry, engineering, physics,
psychology, relition & theology, and
more. It also includes valuable peer-
reviewed full text journals, offering
critical information from many
sources. Business Source provides more
than 1,540 full text business magazines
and journals, of which770 are peer-
reviewed. This database includes
publications in nearly every area of
business and includes full text sources
ranging from general periodicals
to trade publications and top
management journals. Additional full
text sources include country economic
reports, industry reports, market
research reports, company profiles and
more.

Tor receive a brochure with detailed
information on Friends of the George
A. Smathers Libraries, please call (352)
273-2505 or e-mail Samuel Huang at
Huang888@ufl.edu.


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Yes, I support the University of Florida Libraries!
I want to join the Friends of the George A. Smathers Libraries at the following level:
O $15 Student Friend O $250 Book Friend
O $50 Friend O $500 Librarian's Friend
O $125 Contributing Friend O $1000+ Dean's Circle
I would like to use my annual membership in the following:
J The Howe Society O Stewards of Florida History
OR
O Smathers Libraries Purchase Fund J Architecture & Fine Arts Library
J Special & Area Studies Collections J Education Library
Latin American Collection J Humanities & Social Sciences Library
Price Library of Judaica J Journalism & Communications Library
African Studies Collection J Map & Imagery Library
Asian Studies Collection J Music Library
PK. Yonge Library of Florida History J Marston Science Library
Baldwin Library of Historical J Digital Library Center
Children's Literature [ Preservation
Popular Cultures Collection J Other
Rare Books J Please send information about
Manuscripts making a planned gift/bequest
University Archives

I want to leave a legacy:
O I would like to know how to create a library endowment
F I would like to learn more about charitable annuity in my estate planning
F I would like to include the University of Florida Libraries in my bequest

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Address*


Home Phone


Business Phone


Please make checks payable to UF Foundation/Friends of the Libraries and
mail to Samuel Huang, associate dean for advancement and development,
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, PO Box 117000,
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000.
To pay by credit card please fill out the following:
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deduction process to provide their level of support.
Check here for payroll deduction. O
Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For more information contact Samuel Huang at (352) 273-2505 or
Huang888@ufl.edu.
Thank you for your support!









Meet Bess de Farber,

Smathers Libraries' new grants manager

by Barbara Hood
Public Information Officer


Bess de Farber, MNM, CPF (Master
of Nonprofit Management,
Certified Professional Facilitator)
became the libraries' grants manager
on October 6. In this newly-created
position, de Farber will manage the
grants program through partnering
with Smathers Libraries' faculty and
staff in the pursuit, acquisition and
completion of grants-related projects.
Key to the success of this program will
be providing collaboration
development and planning support.

In this capacity, she will work with staff
and faculty to facilitate new libraries'
partnerships with university faculty
and departments, as well as local,
regional and national organizations for
project and revenue generating
opportunities.

de Farber says that this type of hands-
on grants management position doesn't
exist in most academic libraries.
Traditionally, both academic and
public libraries have been self-
sufficient. Only recently, because of
increases in costs for electronic and
other library resources combined with
budget reductions, many more libraries
have begun seeking grant funds to
support the "new" library work -
organizing and/or creating greater
accessibility to existing information
resources.

"It's not all about books anymore:' said
de Farber, "it's about what we can do
with the information we have and how
we can make it more accessible to
users." de Farber went on to say that
regarding "new" library work, has no
specific funding source. Regardless,
librarians are indispensable to this
process because they are specifically
skilled in how to find and use
information, and how to best dispense
it to others.


A classically -t '
trained
clarinetist, .
de Farber
uses her
collaborative
background
in her new
position. She
points out
that wind
players
usually
perform in groups, requiring a variety
of communication, facilitation,
negotiation and team building skills in
order to produce the most desirable
musical result. The same skills are
necessary to support those seeking to
create fundable and engaging proposals

Most recently, de Farber was the grants
and revenue manager at the University
of Arizona Libraries. She has previous
experience in a variety of grants
management and consulting projects
ranging from arts education planning
for Palm Beach County School District
to acquiring funding to digitize an
endangered collection in Afghanistan.
She holds a master's degree in
nonprofit management from Florida
Atlantic University and a bachelor's
degree in music from the University of
Southern California. She has been a
featured presenter/speaker on topics
including the art of grant proposal
preparation and "speed dating" for
asset mining and collaboration
development.

"It is an extremely creative experi-
ence to work in the grants world. If
you work with lots of people and lots
of ideas, it can be very gratifying,"
said de Farber.


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GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Library West Smathers Library Music Library
Marston Science Library Education Library
Architecture & Fine Arts Library Allen H.
Neuharth Journalism and Communications Library
Judith Russell
Dean of University Libraries
John Ingram
Sr. Associate Dean and Director for Collections
Samuel Huang
Associate Dean for Advancement and Development
Michele Crump
Interim Director for Technical Services
Bill Covey
Interim Director for Support Services

Chapter One is published semi-annually and
distributed to friends of the libraries and selected
institutions. Questions and comments should be
addressed to the editor, Barbara Hood, (352)
273-2505, or bhood@ufl.edu.
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Dean' mesae


The University of Florida Libraries
are bustling with energy as students,
faculty and researchers fill the chairs,
the computer stations and the group
study rooms. Libraries as "place" are still
alive and well even though a significant
amount of research can be accomplished
using online resources. Last year, over
1.2 million people came through the
gates into Library West. (This compares
to 445,000 people entering the Library
in the year prior to renovation.)

Last fall, after meeting with represen-
tatives from student government, we
arranged to keep Library West open
extended hours prior to and during
exams in a pilot project. It was a
resounding success with 85,840 patrons
entering the library during the period -
which was a 36% increase over a typical
mid-semester week. Starbucks also
stayed open the extended hours that the
building was open.

Because of the pilot's success, Marston
Science Library was also open extended
hours during the spring semester exam
period. Library West had 79,690 people
enter the building and Marston had
53,427. Because of the number of people
using the building during the extended
hours, both libraries will once again be
open for extended hours this semester
for the convenience of the patrons.


Students flock to the libraries for a
variety of reasons to find a quiet place
to study, to work on group projects in
the study rooms, to use the digital media
labs and microform readers, to meet and
socialize with friends, to practice class
presentations or to check e-mail.

Library faculty, staff and departments
have hosted a variety of programs
and exhibits over the past year geared
toward students, faculty and the
general public. For example, Marston
Science Library, in conjunction with
the Architecture & Fine Arts Library,
the Health Science Center Libraries and
the UF alumni association is holding its
first annual Elegance of Science contest.
Two-dimensional works of art relating
to science are eligible and winners will
receive cash prizes from an anonymous
donor. The winning art and select other
works of art will hang in Marston and
the Health Science Libraries.

Humanities and social sciences
librarians have hosted events in
the InfoCommons @ Library West
presentation area, including Guitar Hero
III games, a sleep workshop, a TechExpo
and a novel-writing "write-in.'

The GIS Spacial Information unit and
the Map & Imagery Library recently
held their second annual GIS Day a


global event that celebrates geographic
information system (GIS) technology,
the innovative technology that uses
geography to bring countless benefits to
the world.

The Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections sponsored exhibits
and speakers and programs throughout
the year, and some are shown on the
pages of this issue. We are busy planning
events and exhibits for the coming year
and they will be listed in the "News and
Updates" section on the libraries' home
page at www.uflib.ufl.edu. They are free
and open to the public and we invite you
to attend.

Judith C. Russell
Dean of University L Il'ri'