The University of Florida Libraries Exhibits Collection contains exhibits and related materials from the University of Florida Libraries, preserving and archiving the physical exhibits while also providing access for those who cannot travel to attend the exhibits. See the University of Florida Libraries' website for information on new exhibits.

While this collection is being developed, prior exhibits are listed here.


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Alternative UF: Counterculture Through the Decades - UF Special and Area Studies Collections

The Alternative UF: Counterculture Through the Decades exhibition was created by Anastasia Bower, Candice Ellis, Ian Gaffney, and Bronwyn McCarthy, who are enrolled in HIS 4944 Preserving History and working as undergraduate student interns in Special Collections during the Spring 2009 semester. Covering three decades of UF history and culture, the exhibits feature 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 Vietnam War, the alternative press at UF, women on campus, student life, and the hunt for homosexuals and other "subversives" on campus by the Johns Committee in the 1950s and 60s. The exhibition was on display April 20 - May 31, 2009 in the 2nd Floor Gallery of Smathers Library, and the opening reception will be Monday, April 20, 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Smathers Library. An online exhibition is available, which features selections from this exhibition.