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Special Collections receives

national preservation grant award

by Bess de Farber
Grants Manager

The Smathers Libraries has received a grant award of $72,650 for "America's
Swamp: The Historical Everglades Project" to digitize material from six
historical collections relating to the exploration, development and conservation
of the Everglades from 1878-1929. Total awards of $2.15 million for documentary
editing and archival projects were allocated by the National Historical Publications
and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Over a three year period, staff from Special Collections led by John Nemmers, and
the Digital Library Center led by Laurie Taylor, will digitize its most important
historical record collections documenting the despoiling of the Everglades and
the development of South Florida in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The
project's results include free global access to 99,690 pages from the collections of six
prominent Floridians.
The papers of Governor Broward
pkyonge/Broward.htm) and
Governor Jennings (http://web.
JenningsWilliamS.htm) form
the nucleus of the project as they
were the primary architects for the
drainage and reclamation project.
The May Mann Jennings Papers
htm) complement those of the two
Governors because of her advocacy
of the drainage project, and marriage
to Gov. Jennings. However, the
real strength of the collection is
that it documents the conservation
movement that developed at the start
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"Drain that
Napoleon Bonaparte Broward
(April 19, 1857-October 1, 1910)

What's Inside

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I !l'iry-.\hiim U
Sunday Talks

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Chinese antiquities gift;
Elegance of Science
%-I Pages 4-5
Events and Exhibits
%-I Pages 6
New I dri')i Leadership
board members
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Meet Rachel A.
Schipper, associate dean

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Message from the Dean

UF Libraries and Florida Museum of Natural

History partner to bring lectures to the public

by James Cusick
Curator, P.K. Yonge Ii',iry of
Florida History

In spring 2009, the George A.
Smathers Libraries and the Florida
Museum of Natural History presented
a series of free public talks on topics in
Florida's history and natural history.
The Library-Museum Sunday Talk
Series featured presentations by Leslie
Poole (Rollins College) on the origins
of the Florida Audubon Society,
Frederick Rowe Davis (Florida State
University) on UF professor and famed
naturalist Archie Carr, and Jackson
Walker (Museum of Florida Art,
DeLand) on his oil paintings depicting
key people and events in Florida's
history. Funding was provided by the
Stewards of Florida History, a support
organization for the P.K. Yonge Library
of Florida History, and hosted at the
Florida Museum of Natural History

Held once a month in February,
March and April, the talks included an
informal get-together with presenters
beforehand, followed by a PowerPoint
h presentation and
question and
answer period.
Leslie Poole,
adjunct professor
in Environmental
Studies, Rollins
College, and a
history doctoral student at UF, spoke
on the devastating effects the plume
trade had on Florida birdlife during the
first decades of the 20th century. Using
historic photographs and her extensive
research in archives, she covered the
creation of Florida Audubon and its
crusade to stop the plume hunters.

Fritz Davis, associate professor of
history at FSU, holds advanced degrees
in both history of science and biology.
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He spoke to a
packed house
of 150 people
on his popular
book The Man
who Saved Sea
Turtles: Archie
Carr and the
Origins of Conservation Biology. Archie
and Marjorie Carr are icons of the
conservation movement Archie for
his scientific work on sea turtles and
his efforts to save them from extinction
and Marjorie for her leadership
in creating Alachua Audubon and
stopping the Cross-Florida Barge
Canal. In his presentation, Davis
traced Archie Carr's career from his
early research into the lifeways and
especially the reproduction habits of
the ridley, green, hawksbill, loggerhead
and leatherback sea turtles and on into
his application of science to protecting
species. In particular, Carr was a
pioneer in discovering the nesting
habits of green turtles around the
Caribbean. In conjunction with the
Caribbean Conservation Corp and the
government of Costa Rica, he worked
to establish Tortuguero National Park
as a protected habitat for turtle nests.
Carr's legacy is carried forward today
through the work of the Civilian
Conservation Corps (CCC) and the
Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle

The series
concluded with
Jackson Walker,
noted Florida
artist and fifth
., native of Florida,
who talked the
audience through some of the back

story on his paintings of Francis
Drake's raid on St. Augustine in 1586,
the East Florida Rangers during the
American Revolution, Teddy Roosevelt
and the Rough Riders at Tampa, the
Ma Barker shootout, his portrait of
Zora Neale Hurston, and other works.
Jackson's work has been featured on
the History Channel and the A&E
Network, and has been displayed
around the state, including at the
state capitol, the Appleton Museum
(Ocala), the Elliot Museum (Stuart),
the National Guard Headquarters and
other venues. Examples of his works
for the "Legendary Florida" collection
in DeLand can be seen online at

The Smathers Libraries expresses
appreciation to Kendra Lanza-
Kaduce, Amanda Arner and
Tiffany Ireland of the Florida
Museum of Natural History for
helping to coordinate and run the

Special thanks goes to the Stewards
of Florida History for making
this program possible: Bessie R.
Proctor, Alan L. Proctor, Michael
Gannon, Bruce M. Harris, Mr. and
Mrs. Gordon Harris, Cromwell
and Shirley Anderson, Mary
Ellen Burnett, Allen and Delores
Lastinger, Mr. & Mrs. John Owen
Clark, Ted C. Prosser, Jr., Robert
W. Ganger, J. Thomas Touchton,
Wendy and Lester Abberger and
Judith C. Russell.

Libraries receive Chinese antiquities

T he Smathers Libraries has received a generous gift of a selection of Chinese
antiquities from the private collection of Dr. and Mrs. David Owens. A massive
Kuan Yin stucco head with gilt crown is on display in the library administration
suite in Library West.

The Kuan Yin, known as the Goddess of Mercy and the
Protector of Children, was a highly revered figure in
the Chinese culture. The gilt crown shows the sacred
fungus, the plant of long life. This incredible Kuan
Yin is from the Yuan Dynasty, 1279-1368.

In addition, the libraries also received a pair
of wooden horses, carving of a nobleman,
ancestral portrait, door chest/cabinet,
altar coffer, altar table, scholar's table,
"doctor's" arm chair/recliner, desk/
scholar's table, a pair of "yoke back"
chairs, Kang table, "ladder" chair, a
pair of stools, and an official hat box.
Most of these items are from the early
and late 19th century.

Items from the collection will be on
display in the Smathers Library
exhibition gallery beginning June 4,

Historic Everglades grant
award (Continued from page 1)

of the 20th century and the role of
disenfranchised women in developing
and lobbying for legislation to protect
the environment.

The Papers of Thomas E. Will (http://
Will.htm) provide yet another
perfect complement to the papers of
the two Governors by documenting
the early failures of the reclamation
project, both in terms of unrealized
development and destruction of
ecological systems. The Arthur E.
Morgan Papers (http://web.uflib.ufl.
provide a revealing view of the often
questionable practices of real estate
sellers and members of both state and
federal governments as enthusiasm for
the drainage of the Everglades swept
the country. The sixth collection, the
James E. Ingraham Papers, (http://
Ingraham.htm) includes Ingraham's
manuscripts regarding the Flagler
and Plant railroads and their role in
developing South Florida.

Elegance of Science contest winners announced

Winners of the first annual "Elegance of Science" art contest were announced and on
display at a reception on February 19 at Marston Science Library. The winning artworks
will be hung in Marston Science Library and the Health Science Center Library. All of
the entries can be seen at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/msl/art/slideshow.html

2nd place: Discovering Connections in
1st place: Urania Kaleidoscope by the Brain by William Conte and
Andrei Sourakov Roger Reep

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National Library Week celebrated with
Read-A-Thon, Edible Book Contest
and sidewalk book sale

The Smathers Libraries held its seventh annual Read-A-Thon
April 13-16 and the third annual Edible Book Contest on
April 16, in celebration of National Library Week. Read-
A-Thon photos can be seen at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/
pio/2009_readathon.pdf. The Edible Book Contest entries
can be seen at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pio/2009_EBC.pdf.


The libraries held a homecoming parade social last fall for
library leadership board members and donors to watch
the parade from Library West's third floor. Some of the
attendees are shown above. Left to right: Gail Crawford,
Alicia Antone, Michael Slicker, John Ingram, Samuel
Huang, Tom Woodell, Charlotte Porter, Susan Smathers,
Anne Haisley, Bruce Smathers, R.J. Wiltshire, Doyle Taylor
and Samuel Davis.


Paul Harris, a former library employee at the University of
California at San Diego, discussed his book Diary from the
Dome on April 2 in Smathers Library. Diary from the Dome
is a personal chronicle of two very different trips to New
Orleans "America's Most Soulful City." The first chronicle
is the author's 1977 trip, recorded in his journals as "a naive
twenty-one-year-old discovering himself." The second trip
finds the author caught in the vicious storm, Hurricane Ka-
trina, and eventually becoming trapped as a tourist inside the
New Orleans Superdome with 20,000 other helpless people.
This incisive and opinionated story presents Harris's observa-
tions of human behavior at its best and at its worst and also
serves as an eloquent tribute to "the incredible citizens of
New Orleans." The lecture was followed by a book signing.

Patrons browse the Smathers Bookstore sidewalk sale held
in front of Library West during the Read-A-Thon.
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The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society held its annual
meeting at the Gainesville Hilton and the Smathers
Libraries hosted a reception on March 20 in Smathers
Library. Conservationist John Freund spoke to the group
about preserving Ms. Rawlings manuscripts and papers.

Alternative UF exhibit

"Alternative UF: Counterculture Through the Decades" is on
display in the Special Collections exhibit gallery in Smathers
Library through May 31, 2009. The exhibition was created
by students enrolled in HIS 4944 Preserving History class
and worked as undergraduate student interns in Special
Collections during the spring 2009 semester. Covering
three decades of UF history and culture, the exhibit features
photographs, UF yearbooks, letters, newspaper articles,
graphic materials, artifacts and other items from the holdings
of the University Archives, the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida
History, and the Department of Special and Area Studies
Collections. The exhibition covers political activism, sit-
ins and other Civil Rights demonstrations, protests against
the Viet Nam War, the alternative press at UF, women on
campus, student life and the hunt for homosexuals and other
"subversives" on campus. An online exhibition, featuring
selections from this exhibition, is available at http://web.
M.- ... "

Cuba: past, present and future exhibit

by Richard Phillips
Head Illd,runii, UF Latin American C I//. i'

Drawing from the extensive UF collection of rare books
and fine Cuban imprints, the exhibit in January was a
first-ever presentation by the libraries. Some 175 books,
manuscript items, maps, posters, objects and miscellanea
spanning over 200 years of Cuban history and culture were
presented to offer glimpses and insights into early European
settlement, colonial tensions, agriculture, slave life, efforts for
national identity, women's issues, investment and other such

Notable materials exhibited were rare slave "life insurance
policies" from the 1850s, recently purchased with the
generous financial support of the Center for Latin American
Studies' Manuel Pedro GonzAlez Endowment Fund. Also
on display were a signed copy (1891) of Jos6 Marti's Versos
sencillos, a note from then U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon
commenting on his meeting with Fidel Castro in 1959 and
a very fine, first edition (1550) ofBrevissima relaci6n de la
destruyci6n de las Indias by Las Casas.

Personal items and dramatic photos from the papers of the
late Dr. Neill Macaulay (UF Dept. of History) lent stark
emotion to the exhibit. A U.S. Army veteran who fought with
the 1959 Revolutionary army. Dr. Macaulay went on to be
an early critic of the political turn of the new regime, leaving
Cuba in 1960.

A reception and panel discussion featured Dr. Jos6 Alvarez
(UF) and Dr. Lisandro Perez (FIU) commenting on the
events of 1959. Traditional food and music added to the

Right: Nancy Macaulay,
widow of Dr. Neill
Macaulay, has placed
his papers on the Cuban
Revolution with the ...F% ..
George A. Smathers

Left: This photo from the
Alternative UF exhibit *.
was taken on April 15,
1971 when UF students
staged a sit-in at Tigert
Hall. The goal was to
force the university to
recruit and support
more African American
students and faculty.
Chapter One %-I 5

Welcome new Library Leadership Board members

Shirley Anderson
Shirley and her
husband Frank
Marston lived in
Miami and raised
two daughters
while Frank
practiced law and
Shirley toiled in

great grandchild. The couple enjoys
spending time at the hunt club and
back country fishing in the Florida

Richard Carris, MBA, CPCU, CLU,
ARM, Are
Carris is currently

management, risk management and
international insurance.
Carris has a master's of business
administration, financial management
from Pace University and a bachelor's
of science, business administration
(economics) from the University of

interior design the vice president Bruce Harris
and painting. She was active in the of internal audit Bruce Harris is a
Coral Gables Junior Women's Club, and enterprise successful attorney
the Patrons of the Museum of Science risk management at Harris Harris
and Beaux Arts, which is associated divisions at QBE R Bauerle & Sharma,
with the Lowe Art Museum at the the Americas in the law firm he
University of Miami. They retired to New York, NY. He founded in 2004.
Tallahassee, Florida in 1996 and Frank was previously the Bruce and his
died in 1999. senior manager for partners represent
insurance consulting at Ernst & Young people whose
Upon moving to Sarasota, she took LLP in New York. property is being taken by eminent
art classes at Ringling School of Art domain. He is married to Medea
and Design. In 2005 she married He is a member of numerous Harris, and they have four children,
Cromwell Adair Anderson and professional organizations and has Lilley (8), Graham (6), Emerson (4)
between them have five children, published in the areas of underwriting/ and Sarah (1). Avid readers and book
thirteen grandchildren and one premium auditing, claims lovers, Bruce and Medea own Urban
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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

O Smathers Libraries Purchase Fund
J Special & Area Studies Collections
Latin American Collection
Price Library of Judaica
African Studies Collection
Asian Studies Collection
PK. Yonge Library of Florida History
Baldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature
Popular Cultures Collection
Rare Books
University Archives

O Architecture & Fine Arts Library
J Education Library
J Humanities & Social Sciences Library
J Journalism & Communications Library
J Map & Imagery Library
J Music Library
J Marston Science Library
J Digital Library Center
J Preservation
J Other
J Please send information about
making a planned gift/bequest

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

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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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*NOTE: If using a credit card, the address you use above must match the credit
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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
Thank you for your support!

Think! Bookstore, Orlando's only
independent bookstore. They recently
opened Urban Think! Kids, a children's
bookstore, which Medea runs.

Born in Bartow, Florida, Bruce was
raised in Orlando. He graduated
from the University of Florida with
a bachelor's degree in history and
received his J.D. from the University
of Florida College of Law. Bruce is an
adjunct professor at both the University
of Florida and Florida A & M
University's College of Law, where he
has taught classes on eminent domain.

Elizabeth Mann
Professor Emerita
Florida State University
Mann taught for
eleven years at
FSU's School e l
of Library and
Studies. She served
as president of three
Florida library
organizations: The
Florida Association
of School Librarians; The Florida
Chapter of the Special Libraries
Association; and the Florida Library
Association. She was organizer and
president of the Capital Women's
Network and president of the Florida
Women's Alliance and a member of
the Board of the International Alliance
of Women. After retirement in 1989
she and her husband moved to Tarpon
Springs. She served as chairman of the
newly-created Pinellas Public Library
Cooperative and chairman of the
Pinellas County Arts Council.

Mann moved back to Gainesville in
2006 and lives at Oak Hammock.
She is a member of the Gainesville
Women's Forum, Chapter Af PEO
Sisterhood and the Advisory Board of
the University of Florida Performing
Arts Center. Her husband Judge Robert
T. Mann died in 2006. Their children
are Robert, who lives in Stone Ridge,
NY and Margaret, who lives in Vila do
Conde, Portugal.

Rachel A. Schipper named Associate Dean

for Technology and Support Services

by Barbara Hood
Public Information Officer

Rachel A. Schipper joined the
Smathers Libraries on March 30 as
the new Associate Dean for Technology
and Support Services. She will lead
seven diverse units within the library
system including acquisitions, metadata
and cataloging, access support, digital
services, preservation and conservation,
information and tc!n., 'I. .-\, and
facilities and security departments.

Schipper says she will serve to bridge
communication with the seven units
she coordinates through collaboration
and cultivation of communities of
practice. Dr. Schipper developed
her interests in communities while
training in Georgia in mediation and
serving on the Chancellor's Advisory
Committee for ADR (Alternative
Dispute Resolution).

For the past five years she was the
Dean of Library and Instructional
Technology at Georgia College &
State University. Throughout more
than 20 years in public and private
higher education settings, she has also
worked for libraries at Pennsylvania
State, Johns Hopkins, the University
of Maryland, Florida Institute of
T1. cn. '., ,._, and Shepherd University
in progressively increasing technology
leadership roles.

In 2007 she was named the Liaison
of the Year by the Consortium of
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
and received the Governor's Silver
Medal Team Award for Customer
Service for 2007/2008 in Georgia. In
2004, she completed the Harvard/
ACRL Leadership Institute for
Academic Librarians, and in 2007
was awarded a full IMLS scholarship
to Vanderbilt's Peabody Professional
Institute for Library Leadership.

received both
an Ed.S. and
Ph.D. degree
in Science
Science from
the Florida
Institute of
She earned a master's degree in library
science from the University of Maryland,
a master's of education degree in
Education/Art/Museum Studies and a
bachelor's degree in Art Education from
The Pennsylvania State University.

She has received numerous awards
and honors, grant funding, served on
a variety of professional committees,
had her artwork featured in exhibits,
was a founding member of several
Friends of the Library groups, and
has volunteered in many service
organizations. Known for her
experiences in construction and
renovation of libraries, academic
buildings and museum galleries,
Schipper lead projects that resulted in
Senatorial libraries for Robert C. Byrd
(WV) and Paul Coverdell (GA).

"In conjunction with transformative
and organizational change on campus,
the libraries are seeking to provide
an ever-increasing commitment to
successful educational outcomes. As
we continue to support the research
focus so important to all disciplines
at the university, we focus our efforts
in providing access to information in
an increasingly digital environment.
I look forward to collaborating with
so many skilled and knowledgeable
people here at the University of
Florida, and am very grateful for
the opportunity to support this very
complex organization."
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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 of University Libraries
Samuel Huang
Associate Dean for Development and Advancement
Rachel A. Schipper
Associate Dean for Technology and 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.

SGeorge A. Smathers
Chapter One
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117000
Gainesville FL 32611-7000



Smathers Libraries Reorganization
This past year the libraries have faced
many important issues, both internal
and external. We have undergone a
reorganization that has streamlined our
structure and will help us be even more
effective in serving the faculty, staff and
students who rely on our information
services. The process involved the
plan being accepted by the University
Libraries Committee, the Academic
Infrastructure Council, the Faculty
Senate and most importantly, our
own faculty and staff.

Integration of the Health
Science Center Libraries into
the Smathers Libraries
On October 13, 2008, University of
Florida President Machen directed that
Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL)
and Smathers Libraries "integrate their
budgets and reporting structures,...
[while] HSCL retains autonomy to serve
the needs of its clients." The integration
will take place by July 1, 2009.

An overriding goal of the HSCL-
Smathers integration is to ensure
that services to our users are not
compromised. Moreover, it is hoped
that work efficiencies and service quality
will improve as a result of integration.
Our common goal is to assure that
integration is a positive step toward
improving the ability of HSCL to meet
the growing information and research

needs of Health Science Center students,
faculty, researchers, and clinicians. In
the short term, this means assuring
that there is some improvement and
certainly no diminution in service due
to integration, and in the long term,
this requires a commitment to bringing
funding for HSCL up to both campus
and peer standards.

University of Florida Budget Cuts
and the Libraries
The current economic situation
nationally and in the state of Florida
clearly makes it difficult for the
university to provide additional
resources to the libraries, no matter how
much those resources may be needed.
In fact, the university may not be able to
sustain the current level of funding for
the libraries.

Over 90% of the libraries' budget comes
from the State appropriation to the
university, and as we go to press, we are
waiting to learn about the funds that
will be provided to the university and
how the those funds will be allocated.
The libraries were asked to identify
potential budget cuts of $387,799
from HSCL and $2.278 million from
Smathers, for a total of $2,665,799.

At its January 2009 meeting, the
University Library Committee passed
the following resolution in support of
the UF Libraries' budgets:

The University Library Committee
strongly supports the retention of
the budgets of the Smathers, Law
and Health Science Center libraries
at no less than the July 1, 2008 level.
We are making this recommendation
because the libraries are integral to
the research and educational mission
of the university, as stated in the
Strategic Work Plan. A cut in library
budgets would have a detrimental
effect on every educational and
research program at the university.

We certainly hope that the university
will have the financial resources to
follow this recommendation, but we are
prepared to do whatever is required to
continue to deliver essential services to
our users with whatever resources we

Judith C. Russell
Dean of University Libraries

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