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Table of Contents
    Farris and Julia Bryant Florida History Preservation Fund Endowment...
        Page 1
        Page 2
    The excitement of the search and the thrill of discovery
        Page 3
    Charitable giving potpourri
        Page 4
    Book endowment funds further libraries' collections
        Page 5
    Great Floridians
        Page 6
        Page 7
    A message from the director
        Page 8
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*apter One

Farris and Julia Bryant Florida History Preservation Fund
Endowment will preserve Florida history and culture

F lorida's 34th Governor,
C. Farris Bryant, is contribut-
ing $300,000 to endow The
Farris and Julia Bryant Florida
History Preservation Fund at the
George A. Smathers Libraries of the
University of Florida. The gift is eli-
gible for state matching funds of
50%, bringing the total amount of
the endowment to $450,000.
The gift is the fulfillment of the
vision of the Genesys program he
established in 1964 to use communi
cation technology to make multisite
use of academic resources.
Along with the endowment,
former Governor Bryant's collection

of papers covering his political and
public career from 1942 to 1970 have
been donated to the P.K. Yonge
Library of Florida History in the
Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections. With the excep-
tion of his years as Governor (these
papers are preserved in the Florida
State Archives in Tallahassee),
Bryant's entire career is represented
in 30 manuscript boxes of papers,
15 scrapbooks, and 350 reels of
motion picture film.
This gift makes possible signifi-
cant funding for digitization lab
equipment to better preserve and
widely disseminate the Bryant

Governor Farris Bryant, left, with President Lyndon Johnson and University of
Florida PresidentJ. Wayne Reitz in 1961 at the University of Florida. (From the
University of Florida Archives.) Photo by U. of F. at Gainesville Photo Service.

papers and those of other 20th
century political leaders. The Bryant
papers culminate years of dedicated
public service and are of interest to
those researching Florida legislative
and gubernatorial politics and
activities from 1950-1960, covering
such areas as the Florida Turnpike,
the 1956 and 1960 gubernatorial
campaigns, the 1960 Presidential
campaign in Florida, the challenges
of the Civil Rights Movement, space
exploration, education, and the
Cross-Florida Barge Canal.
(Continued on page 2)

S3 Antique maps of the holy land
c 4 Planned giving potpourri;
Smathers Libraries' endow-
S5 Book endowment funds
further libraries' collections
S6 Great Floridians Political
Papers Project seeks support
for the new century
S7 Desiderata
S8 A message from the director

Bryant Florida History Preservation Fund (Continued from page 1)

Carla Summers of the Depart-
ment of Special and Area Studies
Collections attests that "Governor
Bryant's stewardship brought about
great economic and social change
for residents then. And now, building
on that contribution, he is helping to
position the University of Florida -
and the state in the global digital
community of the new century
through supporting the identifica-
tion, preservation and use of unique
and priceless archival resources."
As he took office in 1961,
Bryant emphasized that partner-
ship as well as leadership must be
the keystone of the Governor's rela-
tionship with the citizens of the
state. That is a creed he continues
to believe today, partnering with
the Smathers Libraries and leading
the way for other political leaders
to follow with the placement of
their papers into the repository and
research institution.
"The Governor's gift enables the
creation and delivery of electronic
library resources via the Internet in
support of the University of Florida's
teaching and research objectives. In
particular, the gift will fund digitiza-
tion of the political papers of great
Floridians together with materials
documenting Florida's history and
culture," explained Erich Kesse,
Director of the Digital Library
Center. "But, perhaps most impor-
tant, Governor Bryant's gift provides
the hardware infrastructure to devel-
op and serve these and other
resources to the people of the state
of Florida."
Many volumes covering all
subjects in the Libraries are not fully
accessible because of deterioration
to the point where they are too
fragile for handling. If the informa-
tion in these materials is to be saved,

digitization and dissemination via
the Internet is imperative and will
make them accessible at any hour to
anyone seeking information avail-
able from library resources.
The Smathers Libraries have
taken a leadership role in the Florida
Heritage Project, an effort aimed at
preserving materials that are of

Farris and Julia Bryant
Born in Ocala, Farris Bryant
received his business administration
degree in 1935 from the University of
Florida and a law degree from Harvard
Law School in 1938. While working as
an accountant in Tallahassee, he met
Julia Burnett, a schoolteacher and
graduate of Florida State College for
Women (now Florida State University).
After their marriage in 1940 the
couple moved to Ocala where he began
the practice of law. They raised three
daughters Julie, Cecilia, and Adair -
and the late Mrs. Bryant served in
numerous organizations in Ocala where
she co-founded the Junior Woman's
Club. Later, as First Lady, she gave
encouragement to a variety of cultural
undertakings, including Florida Library
Bryant began his political career in
1941 when he was elected as State
Representative from Marion County.
After enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1941,
he resigned his office. After the war,
Bryant returned to practice law in Ocala
and was elected the county's state rep-
resentative. His legislative peers recog-
nized his contributions by electing him
four times "Most Outstanding member
of the House of Representatives" and
Speaker of the House in 1953. He head-
ed the Florida delegation to the
Democratic National Conventions in
1952 and 1956. He lost his bid for gov-
ernor in 1956 but was elected in 1960,
winning over a field of ten candidates.
During his term as governor, he led
Florida to establish four universities and
numerous junior colleges, founded the

special significance to Floridians.
Librarians statewide will identify
and digitize, by 2001, the most
significant works celebrating
Florida. The project propels the
vision of the library of the future,
and it is appropriate that the
University of Florida Libraries lead
this statewide effort. ct-

Julia and Farris Bryant
with family dog, c. 1961

Florida Council of 100, initiated and
secured passage of the bonding program
that has provided over ten billion dollars
in capital funds for higher education,
expanded the interstate, primary, and
turnpike road systems and secured pas-
sage of a program for the acquisition of
unique lands to preserve Florida's envi-
ronment for future generations.
After his term as governor, Bryant
served under President Lyndon Johnson
as Director of the Office of Emergency
Planning and on the National Security
Council. Bryant founded and served as
Chairman and President of Voyager
Insurance Companies, Inc. until 1986
after which he resumed business activi-
ties and continued his of counsel
relationship with the law firm of
Bryant, Miller and Olive, a Florida firm
with offices in Tallahassee, Orlando,
and Atlanta.

Page2 c-- Chapter One

The James C. and Adina P. Simmons Collection of Antique Maps
of the Holy Land at the George A. Smathers Libraries

by Marcia 0. Pearce
Director of Development

t all started by accident. We
were in Paris in the 1950s. My
husband was in a meeting and
I didn't have any friends in Paris, so
I took a walk along the Left Bank,"
explains Adina Simmons. "I was
looking through second hand book-
stalls when I was attracted by a map
with beautiful colors and cartouch-
es." The map hanging on a line with
clothespins caught her eye because
the map was of the Holy Land and
she is from Israel.
"It was expensive, especially for
a newly married couple but I pur-
chased it and hung it in my home in
Israel and didn't collect again for
quite a long time." Simmons said it
was not until much later that she
came to appreciate the fascinating
source for the stories of cartography,
history, art and cultural development.
Nearly two decades later she
purchased two more. She said that
she kept turning around in antiquar-
ian shops only to find herself look-
ing at more Holy Land maps.
What began as an aesthetic inci-
dent rather that a scholarly pursuit,
soon became a very exciting voyage
in collecting. In 1976, the family
traveled to London where Mrs.
Simmons began to scan the map
shops on a regular basis. "I pur-
chased two more and my eyes began
to open to the subject. Then it
became an obsession," she said.
"Collecting was a very exciting voy-

age to us. There was the excitement
of the search and the thrill of the
She purchased fifteen maps dur-
ing that trip and received a permit to
use the map section of the British
Museum. There she spent many
hours researching and verifying
their purchases. Her research later
served as the foundation for the
publication of an annotated carto-
bibliography entitled Antique Maps
of the Holy Land, produced by the
George A. Smathers Libraries.
Among the 76 maps in the
Simmons collection are some of the
rarest works of European cartogra-
phers. The oldest, a 1492 woodcut, is
the first printed depiction of
Jerusalem from the Nuremberg
For many years, the Simmons's
enjoyed their collection on the walls
of their home. Inspired to share
these wonderful examples of both
cartographic art and significant his-
torical documentation with others,
they donated their entire collection
to the UF in honor of their beloved
parents, Levy Pevzner and Zina
Pevzner and Eugene Simmons and
Irma M. Simmons. The maps are
displayed on a rotating basis in the
UF's Map and Imagery Library and
loaned to the Harn Museum of Art
for special exhibits. Scores of stu-
dents, scholars, art lovers and visi-
tors see the maps annually.

The Libraries are particularly
grateful for the Simmons' gift. It is a
gift of more than twenty years of
knowledgeable and thoughtful effort
in researching and compiling the
collection as well as the gift of a rare
map collection documenting a four-
century cartographic record of the
Holy Land.
UF's is one of the five largest
map research libraries in the United
States. Map Librarian Helen Jane
Armstrong said the donation has
given UF a foundation for collecting
more maps of this kind and perhaps
filling in missing areas. UF already
has one of the most current collec-
tions of modern maps of the Middle
East. The Simmons donation leaves
only maps of the area from the
World War II era to complete a map
collection of the region.
Donors and collectors like the
Simmons are the lifeblood of
research libraries. Many choose to
donate to UF because of its ability to
preserve precious articles and make
them available for research and edu-
cation. We are grateful for that stroll
through Paris over 40 years ago, as it
has culminated in one of the finest
collections of historic Christian holy
land maps. c-,

Chapter One c- Page 3

Charitable giving potpourri

by Dan Ott, Director of Planned Giving
University of Florida Foundation, Inc.

The State of Florida matching
gift legislation is having very signifi-
cant impact upon the University of
Florida (and the other nine state
universities). Current gifts of one
hundred thousand dollars or more
that are designated by the donor to
create an endowment for undergrad-
uate scholarships or graduate fellow-
ships; for visiting, term, or full pro-
fessorships; for chairs or eminent
scholar chairs; and for support of
libraries and instructional and
research programs receive a match of
at least 50 percent and increases to a
100 hundred percent match on gifts
of $2,000,001 or more. The matching
monies go into the same fund for
which the original gift is designated.
Last year the State of Florida provid-
ed $43,000,000 in state matching
funds. Bequests and gifts from trusts
are matched when the monies are
actually assets of the University of
Florida, to benefit its students,
faculty, and programs. What an
incentive for donors!
If your estate is taxable and you
plan to make a gift to the University
Libraries, via the University of
Florida Foundation, Inc., do your
heirs a favor. Give the Foundation
your qualified retirement program
assets and your heirs real estate or
appreciated securities. The latter two
receive a stepped up basis in the
hands of your heirs. If you give the
heirs the assets from your qualified
retirement programs, they will have
to pay income tax (on top of the
estate tax your estate may have to
pay) on each dollar they receive.
Many investors have huge paper
gains even with the volatile stock

market. Now may be an excellent
time to do that charitable gift annu-
ity program or to fund a charitable
remainder unitrust or charitable
remainder annuity trust. You would
receive a partial deduction for the
assets you transfer into these life
income programs, and the deduction
will be based upon the fair market
value of appreciated securities held
long-term. The life income program
will likely provide you a life income
that is far larger than that received
from the securities' dividends.
Do you plan on living in your
home until your demise or until you
move into a retirement center?
Perhaps you might want to consider
giving your home or farm to the
Foundation and retaining a life
interest or life estate. This plan does
not change your property tax situa-
tion or your cost for insuring and
maintaining the home or other
improvements on the property, but it
does provide a current income tax
deduction for part of the property's
value. Later, if you decide to move
into a retirement center, ajoint sale
of the property or a sale of your
present interest to the Foundation
could be arranged. Or, you may rent
the property and keep the rent.
Annual donors are important to
the continued well-being of the
Libraries. Have you ever considered
endowing your annual gift? An out-
right gift or bequest of at least twen-
ty times your annual gift, if desig-
nated for unrestricted endowment
for the Libraries, will ensure your
annual gift will continue in perpetu-
ity. c3

Endowment funds
benefit the Libraries
in perpetuity
The following endowed funds have
been created by many generous indi-
viduals and organizations to benefit the
Price Library Endowment for pur-
chase of Judaica materials
MacDonald Endowment from the
estate of author John D. MacDonald
Flagler Endowment to benefit Florida
Robertson Purchase Fund
DeLaney-Hawkins Rare Book Fund
to acquire rare books for Special
Bechtel Purchase Fund; Baldwin
Book Purchaseto benefit the Baldwin
Library of Historical Children's Literature
Gaylord Endowment
Bechtel Professorship provides annu-
al stipend for visiting researcher of the
Baldwin Library
Robbins Purchase Fund for materials
in labor, religion, and civics
Graeffe Fund for Music to purchase
Music Library materials
Special Collections benefits all areas
of Special Collections
Florida Agricultural History
Endowment established by the Florida
citrus family of Sidney Chase
Parents Library Endowment devel-
oped by Gator parents
Hess Educational Library
Endowment for materials in the
Education Library
Fregly Endowment for historical med-
ical materials in Special Collections
Bryant Florida History Preservation
Fund for the Digital Library Center and
political paper preservation
Van Dyke Endowment for the
Libraries' greatest needs
Bates Fund for purchase of electronic
Smathers Libraries Purchase for
general materials acquisitions

Page 4 c4 Chapter One

Book endowment funds

further libraries' collections

he heart of the University of
Florida is its library system
the collections of printed
books, manuscripts,journals, news-
papers, documents, electronic media
and other materials acquired in
support of teaching and researching
the many disciplines and interdisci-
plinary programs. A good measure
of a university's greatness is the
depth of its library collections.
The University of Florida aspires to
remain among the world's outstand-
ing educational institutions. Thus its
Library collections must continue to
grow in quality and depth.
Since 1905 when 5,000 volumes
were assembled on the University
campus, the Libraries' collections
have steadily grown into the largest
information resource in the state of
Florida-nearly three and a half
million catalogued volumes, four
million microforms, one million
documents, 550,000 maps and
images, and 15,000 electronic data-
bases and software in tape, diskette
and CD-Rom formats.

The primary element needed to
create and continue a first-rank
research collection across all the
disciplines studied at the University
of Florida is increased philanthropic
support. Throughout history, individ-
ual benefactors have made it possible
for excellent collections of books and
other works to be acquired, enlarged,
and preserved in the great research
libraries of the world. The principal
means by which donors further
library collections is the endowed
book fund.
Only the earned income from the
endowment is used, while the princi-
pal remains intact. The endowment
offers permanent income in support
of the work of the Libraries and
provides a steady annual flow which
is essential to collection building.
Creating a book endowment fund in
support of the Libraries' collections
creates a legacy for scholars of
generations to come.
For every book endowment
fund, the Smathers Libraries will
commission a special bookplate,
custom designed to identify the
donor and memorialize or honor a
family member, a friend, or even an
occasion. One of these bookplates
will be placed inside the cover of
every book purchased with the
income from the fund, establishing a
bond with the donor and university
scholars now and in the future.
A digital copy of the bookplate will
be added to the Libraries' bookplate
Web page. c-

Endowed book funds begin at
$20,000 and may be designated
for any subject area including:

* Humanities and social sciences
* Government documents
* Art and architecture
* Music
* Science, agriculture, engineer-
ing, life sciences, physical
sciences, mathematics, environ-
mental and earth sciences
* Maps and imagery
* Education
* Journalism and communications
* Special and Area Studies
Latin American Collection
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida
Baldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature
Belknap Collection for the
Performing Arts
Isser and Rae Price Library of
Africana Collection
Rare Books

Chapter One c- Page 5

Purchased by the
Margaret Dreier Robins &
Raymond Robins Book Fund
Labor, Religion and Civics

Established by Mary E. Dreier
4 1976 4


George A. Smathers

Lawton Chiles

he purpose of the Great
Floridians Political Papers
Project is to enable the
University of Florida George A.
Smathers Libraries to acquire, better
manage and make available their
large political papers collections of
the 20th century.
These papers contain the price-
less and varied record of steward-
ships that wielded statewide and
national significance. The records of
Floridians' efforts in the U.S. Senate,
the U.S. House of Representative, and
the Florida Legislature, along with
the personal papers of Governors
document human responsiveness to
change and challenge. Their broad
governmental activities have included
meeting the people's needs, repre-
senting Florida's interests, legislating
national policies and the record of
some of the most interesting political
campaigns in America.
These materials also contain a
varied picture of local history in
Florida communities, the interaction
of the environment and development,
and the essential changes resulting
from Florida's tremendous growth in
the 20th century. The record of how

our leaders dealt with these chal-
lenges is at the University of Florida.
The 21st century requires the
development of a response to the
abundance of documentation the
information explosion. Collections
such as the U.S. Senate papers of
Lawton Chiles totals thousands of
cubic feet. The infrastructure needed
to manage these great cultural
resources has lagged behind the
need. While it has served as the
manuscript library of record for
Florida politics since the early part
of the century, the University of
Florida needs support to preserve
these unique collections, especially
those created during the later part of
the century.
This Project seeks to preserve
and enhance access to political
papers by developing an endowment
to insure the collections' use by the
people of Florida and the nation so
that all can see how hard these indi-
viduals worked on their behalf.
The Great Floridians Political
Papers Project seeks to:
collections of the future to docu-
ment the diversity of Florida;

* DIGITIZE by creating electronic
versions of source documents to
ensure longevity and global
access on the Internet;
* PROMOTE the collections to
provide a rich opportunity for
the University of Florida to
acquire other Florida political
manuscript collections.

An endowment will bring these
huge and valuable collections into
the national research scene insuring
Florida's rightful place in the new
century. C

For more information on the
Great Floridians Political Papers
Project Endowment, contact
Marcia 0. Pearce, Director of
Development, University of
Florida, George A. Smathers
Libraries, P.O. Box 117001,
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001,
(352) 392-0342, or e-mail:

Ucmin SMark the Date

Saturday, February 17, 2001 6:30 p.m. Smathers Library Research Room
Speaker: David Hackett Fischer of Brandeis University
Call Susan Lupi at (352) 392-9075 ext. 200 for more information

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Students, faculty and librarians are always looking for the perfect resource to
complement their research. While we do our best to be responsive to
special needs, there are always a few titles or equipment needs that lie
beyond our grasp. If you are interested in helping the Smathers Libraries
acquire any of the following, please contact Marcia 0. Pearce, Director of
Development, at (352) 392-0342 or marpear@mail.uflib.ufl.edu.

Society of Automotive Engineers papers on microfiche to update Marston
Science Library collection $13,950
(or $2,400 per annual set for 1995-1999; $1,950for 1994 set)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics meeting papers to
update Marston Science Library collection $20,000
(or $5,000 per annual set for 1996-1999)

Viewing stations (tv's with vcr and/or dvd players, headsets, stands, desks,
chairs) for Journalism Reading Room $1,000 each
'Space for sponsor plaque on each station

Materials support to add to video collection of Education Library. Topics
include prominent counseling theories, K-12 curriculum appropriate videos,
higher education prominent speakers $5,000

Materials support to update content of testing files (counselor education,
reading, and other curriculum areas) for Education Library $5,000

The Holy Bible, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1935. Considered to be the
greatest production in the field of printing history for the mid-twentieth
century $7,000

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Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries
Martha Hruska
Director for Technical Services
John Ingram
Director for Collections
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services
Marcia O. Pearce
Director of Development
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I A message from the dir

Library Collections
Libraries acquire their collections
in many ways. The most common, of
course, is purchasing from a specific
budget of state provided funds. Most
collections are purchased book by
book, by library selection specialists
who are literally paid to shop. That
sounds like fun, doesn't it? Of course,
it is not a casual action "Ooooh
this interesting book is on sale, I think
I'll add it to the collection." Rather it is
a systematic search for the best books,
containing material directly relevant
to the student assignments and facul-
ty interests of a particular department
and the degrees it offers.
As an observer of shopping condi-
tions, it has struck me that when one
goes looking for a specific item, one
rarely finds it. On the other hand,
when not particularly looking for any
specific item, one often finds tempta-
tion in every publisher's blurb. Our
budgets are not so generous that giv-
ing into every temptation is a possibil-
ity, so our selectors carefully weigh the
usefulness of specific titles to the pro-

grams we support. In a perfect world,
it all comes out evenly at the end of the
year the selector gets all the best
books in English literature or bio-
chemistry or economics or anything
else needed by our students and the
budget allocations have managed to
pay for every item. But as we all know,
it is not a perfect world. It is far more
likely that the year ends with selectors
beset by temptation to add materials
that they know will be used by stu-
dents and faculty to add depth and
scholarly dimension to their work but
there is no more money in the budget.
This is where the book endow-
ments that many donors have given to
libraries make a real difference. When
the state budget has completed pur-
chasing basic materials, the endow-
ment kicks in to purchase the out of
reach materials that make the differ-
ence between a moderately good
collection and an excellent one. These
special funds are the hallmark of great
libraries. Throughout history, individ-
ual benefactors have made it possible
for excellent collections to be

enlarged, and
preserved in
the great
libraries of the world.
The remaining way that research
collections are enlarged is through the
gift of collections, manuscripts and
papers of private collectors, authors,
and active individuals who have creat-
ed a body of work. Our last Chapter
One contained an article about the
wonderful Faulkner collection donat-
ed by Dr. Hugh Carithers of Jackson-
ville. Today's Chapter One recounts the
gift of personal papers and financial
support of Governor Farris Bryant
which enable the library to add to it's
significant Florida historical collec-
tion. It is the gifts of many such donors
over the years that will help our library
selectors create library collections of
the quality and depth that will help to
make UF one of the world's outstand-
ing educational institutions.
Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries