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The UF Historic Preservation Studies Collection within the Institutional Repository at the University of Florida will include approximately 1,000 notebooks documenting the work of faculty and students engaged in historic preservation programs at UF over a twenty year period (1966-1986). Many of them are capstone projects from field schools or theses written in partial fulfillment of a master’s degree in architecture. The documents contain many valuable photographs, slides, architectural surveys, drawings and text concerning historic landmarks and sites throughout the United States, but mostly concentrated in Florida and Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

In addition to enhancing the UF Libraries' strong architecture and architectural history collections, these materials will serve as a cornerstone in supporting the research needs of UF's graduate program in Historic Preservation Studies, which was established in 2008.

Authors of the historic preservation documents can assist by sending a completed permissions form to the University of Florida Libraries granting the University of Florida Internet Distribution Permissions. The permissions form and mailing address are available here.


UF Historic Preservation Studies Collection
  • Quantity: 110 linear feet
  • Physical description:
    • Manuscripts (approximately 1,000):
      • Photocopies
      • Typed pages
      • Dated 1966-1986
      • Single-sided
      • Majority of material is 8.5” x 11”
      • Mostly text-based
      • Bindings are mostly spiral or 3-ring notebooks
      • Illustrated pages:
        • Photocopied images
        • Line drawings on graph paper
        • Photographic prints & slides
        • Architectural drawings
      • Photographic prints & slides accompanying manuscripts (approx. 10,000):
        • Cardboard-mounted sheets, 4 per page, usu. numbered, w/minimal labeling
        • Color and B&W photos in acetate sleeves, w/minimal labeling
        • Color and B&W slides in acetate sleeves or slide trays, w/minimal labeling
  • Uniqueness: Documents many historic landmarks and sites throughout Florida (e.g. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings house, cracker houses, etc.) and Nantucket Island.
  • Condition: Pages are falling out of 3-ring binders, photos and slides are starting to discolor and/or fade.
  • Inventory: available here.