Title: George A. Smathers Libraries information leaflets
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00073866/00015
 Material Information
Title: George A. Smathers Libraries information leaflets
Series Title: Howe Society
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: George A. Smathers Libraries
Affiliation: University of Florida -- George A. Smathers Libraries -- Department of Special and Area Studies Collections
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Floria
Publication Date: 2002
Subject: University of Florida.   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00073866
Volume ID: VID00015
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida

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The Howe Society


he Howe Society was founded in 1980 to
commemorate the acquisition by the
University of Florida of the Parkman
Dexter Howe library of New England authors.

The Howe Society encourages and helps to support
the development of the Department of Special and
Area Studies Collections at the University of
Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries. In addition
to major collections of rare books and manuscripts
in a number of subject fields, the department has
major holdings in historical children's literature,
Florida history, the performing arts, Latin
Americana, Judaica, Africana, and the university
archives. The society's various activities include
the following:

Lectures and exhibitions that celebrate, promote
and expand awareness of these collections to
the public and to scholars

Educational and cultural activities and presen-
tations that highlight the special collections

Publication of catalogs, research guides, and
other appropriate documentation to expand
intellectual access to the collection

An annual dinner featuring prominent scholars,
librarians and cultural leaders

The Howe Society newsletter focuses on the collec-
tions and acquisitions within the Department. It is
published twice a year as a component of the
Libraries' newsletter, Chapter One.
The Smathers Libraries are an Equal Employment Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer

Many prominent scholars, authors, and cultural
leaders have been featured at public lectures and
the Howe Society annual dinner. During the past
ten years, speakers have included the following:

Carl Hiaasen, author

John David Ridge, theatrical costume designer

Lola Haskins, poet

Emmanuel LeRoy Ladurie, historian and former
director of the French National Library

Gillian Avery, noted British author and scholar of
children's literature

Patrick D. Smith, author and three-time Pulitzer
Prize nominee

John Lombardi,former University of Florida

Nicholas Barker, editor and head of the
preservation department at the British Library

William Maples,forensic anthropologist and author

Padgett Powell, author

David Vaisey, Bodley's Librarian, Oxford University

Sheldon Hackney, Chairman, National Endowment
for the Humanities

Thomas Slaughter, scholar and author

David Hackett Fischer, scholar and author

SHowe Society
enrollment form

I/we wish to enroll in the Howe Society
0 $15 Student
[ $25 Library staff
O $50 Friend/Family
0 $100 Sponsor
O $500 Sustainer
0 $1000 Corporate
0 $2000 President's Council

Print name as it should appear in our gift records

Mailing address


Zip code

Enclosed is a check for $

Please make checks payable to UF Foundation, Inc.

Mail with your contribution to:
The Howe Society
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
PO Box 117007
Gainesville, FL 32611-7007

Employees of the University of Florida may wish to
take advantage of the payroll deduction process to
provide their level of support.

Check here for payroll deduction O

Your support of the Howe Society is tax-deductible
to the limits set by the Internal Revenue Service.

U Rare Books .
O Manuscripts .'-
O University of FloI Ak I,
O Latin Americana '
o judaica
O Africana
O History of the Book/Printing
O History of Science
O Asian Studies

The Howe Society establishes a partner-
ship between the university and those
individuals who value scholarship and
want to enrich the University of Florida V I
through the enhancement of its libraries'
department of special and area studies. - -

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