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The University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) hosts more than 300 outstanding digital collections, containing over 8 million pages, covering over 78 thousand subjects in rare books, manuscripts, antique maps, children's literature, newspapers, theses and dissertations, data sets, photographs, oral histories, and more for permanent access and preservation. Through UFDC, users have free and Open Access to full unique and rare materials held by the University of Florida and partner institutions.

The UF Libraries encourage and support faculty collaboration on digital collections and digital scholarship.

UFDC is constantly growing with new resources, new scholarship, and system enhancements to the Open Source SobekCM Software. The search box above searches across all the digital resources in all the collections. By clicking on the icons below, you can view and search individual collections.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Collections

Arts Collections Arts Collections

The Arts Collection Group includes collections of arts, from performing arts to graphical arts to comics and also includes architecture and landscape design as well as the psychology in art collection.


Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

Rare English and American 19th century children's literature from the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Florida.


Book Arts Book Arts

The Book Arts Digital Collection draws from the holdings in the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection in the UF Libraries' Special Collections.


Center for the Humanities & the Public Sphere Center for the Humanities & the Public Sphere

The Center for the Humanities & the Public Sphere Digital Collection includes materials from events, research, and teaching.


History and Heritage Collections History and Heritage Collections

History and heritage collections include the history of florida, the historical role that Florida has played in the greater history of the U.S., and the general history of the United States.


Literature Collections Literature Collections

The literature collections include great literature and children's literature as well as general literary studies collections.


Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP)

The Oral History Collections comprise the digital holdings of both the Matheson Museum (Gainesville, Florida) and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. Together, the Collections document life in Gainesville, across Florida, the Caribbean and other locales.


 

Science and Technology Collections

Food and Agricultural Sciences Food and Agricultural Sciences

The 'Food and Agricultural Sciences' General Collection holds general resources about agriculture, food crops, farming, and soil and climate conditions conducive to agriculture. A main stay of the collection is the publications of the Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Special collections include Florida Historical Agriculture and Rural Life, International Farming Systems, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Survey publications of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Herbarium Collections Herbarium Collections

The 'University of Florida Herbarium Specimen Collections' provides digital images for selected specimens from the Florida Museum of Natural History / University of Florida Herbarium.


Sciences Collections Sciences Collections

The sciences collections includes natural and earth sciences, herbarium collections, wetlands research, as well as food and agricultural sciences and sciences and technologies.


 

Map Collections

Aerial Photography: Florida Aerial Photography: Florida

Historical aerial photographs dramatically document changes in Florida's land use. The initial Aerial Photography: Florida collection was funded by two Florida Library Service and Technology Assistant grants from the Florida Department of State.


Map and Imagery Collections Map and Imagery Collections

Map and imagery collections includes maps of Florida and the world, both historic and contemporary, as well as aerial photographs of Florida.



Florida Collections

Florida Digital Newspaper Library Florida Digital Newspaper Library

The Florida Digital Newspaper Library, hosted by the University of Florida Libraries, provides access to the news and history of Florida.


Florida Law Collections Florida Law Collections

Florida Law currently holds the Journal of the Florida House of Reprentatives and a Florida Water Law collection. Planned additions include the Laws of the Florida Territory and the Early Florida Constitutions, as well as a variety of general texts on Florida laws, the legislative process, and government.


Florida Photograph Collections Florida Photograph Collections

Historic and contemporary photographs visually document Florida and the University of Florida. This collaborative collection was created with content from several schools within the University of Florida, the Matheson Historical Center Collection, SWFLN, and many other smaller archives, libraries, and museums.


Living in Florida: Its Cities and People Living in Florida: Its Cities and People

These collection groups tell the stories of the people that lived in Florida and the cities they built.


Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage

Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage is a National Endowment for the Humanities grant-funded project to digitally preserve a collection of hidden and fragile resources related to colonial St. Augustine, consisting of 10,000 maps, drawings, photographs and documents available freely online. Partnering with the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) to realize this project are the City of St. Augustine departments of Heritage Tourism and the Archaeology Program, the St. Augustine Historical Society, and Government House, which is managed by UF. The project will be a resource for researchers, historians, archaeologists, architects, and historic preservationists, and will help in telling St. Augustine's unique "story" on a global scale. The Unearthing St. Augustine materials are scattered among four different repositories which have been previously inaccessible to researchers worldwide. Among the important items to be "unearthed," which date from the 16th ce


 

World Collections

African Studies Collections African Studies Collections

The African Studies Collection supports the past, ongoing, and future needs of University of Florida's Center for African Studies, one of the most active and well regarded such centers in the United States of America, and the only United States Department of Education Title VI Center for African Area Studies in the southeast US.


Asian Collections Asian Collections

This digital collection draws from the Asian Studies Collections at the University of Florida, and includes rare resources on Chinese Art History.


Digital Library of the Caribbean Digital Library of the Caribbean

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.


Judaica Collections Judaica Collections

The Judaica Digital Collections draw from the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida which, with holdings of 90,000 volumes, is the largest Jewish studies research collection in the southeastern United States. Initial materials selected for digitization are unique and rare items, and more will be added as the Judaica Digital Collections continue to grow.


South American Collections South American Collections

The South American Collections relect deep intellectual coverage of South America in the University of Florida Libraries. For decades the Libraries have acquired books, journals, newspapers, maps and other materials in print and computer based formats covering all countries and cultures of the region. These holdings are primarily housed in the University's Latin American Collection, but also include important resources in the other units of the UF Libraries, such as the Science Library, Map & Imagery Library, the Art Library, and the Legal Information Center. Researchers can study a wide range of diverse topics including Southern Cone literature and politics, Andean indigenous societies, Brazil’s creative expressions, and South America’s vast natural resources. Colombia, Venezuela, and the Guianas are also very well represented.


World Studies Collections World Studies Collections

The World Studies collections includes area studies outside of the United States, Florida, and the Caribbean.



University of Florida and Endowed Collections

Exhibits from the University of Florida and Partners Exhibits from the University of Florida and Partners


Federal Depository Libraries of Florida & the Caribbean Federal Depository Libraries of Florida & the Caribbean


Institutional Repository at the University of Florida (IR@UF) Institutional Repository at the University of Florida (IR@UF)

The University of Florida Institutional Repositories collections includes both the institutional repository, as well as preserved exhibits and educational modules for teachers created by the University.


Panama and the Canal Panama and the Canal

Panama and the Canal is a joint project from the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries and the Panama Canal Museum. Panama and the Canal builds from the Panama Canal Museum's rich collection of Panama and Canal Zone materials and the extensive holdings on Panama and the whole of Latin America from the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.


Papers of George A. Smathers Papers of George A. Smathers

This collection holds materials from and related to former US Senator George A. Smathers, who was designated a Great Floridian by the State of Florida in 1994.


Papers of Governor C. Farris Bryant Papers of Governor C. Farris Bryant

The Papers of Governor C. Farris Bryant cover the years 1942 to 1977, with an emphasis on the Florida Legislative, gubernatorial elections in 1956 and 1960, and his career in the Federal Office of Emergency Planning.


Teacher Resources Collection Teacher Resources Collection

Collection to house teacher resources, primarily lesson plans.


University Archives University Archives

The University of Florida Archives supports topical research on the history of the University. It is the custodian of the University's historically significant public records including the administrative files of its past presidents. The Archives also collects the papers and records of individuals and organizations associated with the University and maintains files of yearbooks, student publications, and official University documents.


Women in Development Women in Development

Women in Development collects research on societal structures in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. These materials reflect the impact of women in rural and urban settings. They discuss issues of education, economic growth and legal rights among other topics.