Athletic Association funds libraries'...
 Frances Holmes contributes $100,000...
 Madelyn Lockhart funds first book...
 Ralph and Bronia Lowenstein contribute...
 Harold and Mary Jean Hanson establish...
 A message from the director


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Table of Contents
    Athletic Association funds libraries' four-millionth volume
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Frances Holmes contributes $100,000 gift annuity
        Page 3
    Madelyn Lockhart funds first book endowment in African studies
        Page 4
    Ralph and Bronia Lowenstein contribute $20,000 gift annuity
        Page 5
    Harold and Mary Jean Hanson establish $20,000 rare book fund
        Page 6
        Page 7
    A message from the director
        Page 8
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Athletic Association Funds Libraries'


D isplaying a commitment to
partner with the George A.
Smathers Libraries in building
the university's intellectual resources,
the University Athletic Association
(UAA) will fund an important mile-
stone the four-millionth volume. The
rare book, valued at $17,000, is Urania
Propitia written by the first modern-
era female astronomer, Maria Cunitz
(1610-1664) and is one of only nine
copies in existence.
The Athletic Association has
donated more than $400,000 to the

libraries since 1992 to fund patron
computers, books, and journals
through proceeds from pay per view
telecasts of Gator football games.
"We are proud of our long-stand-
ing commitment to the academic
community at the University of
Florida," said UF Athletics Director
Jeremy Foley. "We are honored to be
associated with this key milestone in
the history of the UF library system."
Dale Canelas, director of University
Libraries, emphasized that the UAA
(Continued on page 2)

UF Athletics Director Jeremy Foley presents Libraries Director Dale Canelas with a
"check" at the Florida-South Carolina basketball game on February 25


c- 3 Frances

S4 Madelyn

c- 5 Ralph

c- 6 Harold and
Mary Jean

S2 Bryant Gift and the Digital
Library Center
C- 6 WWII Newsletters Donated
c 7 Desiderata
c- 8 A Message from the Director

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has been a good friend to the libraries
saying that back in the early nineties
they provided funding to equip the
libraries' first electronic training room
to provide e-information programs
for UF students.
Canelas fur-
ther noted, "By
giving the ,"" .
libraries this
milestone book,
which repre-
sents our four-
millionth vol-
ume, UAA is
supporting the
libraries' most
activity: capturing the history and
development of the scholarly disci-
plines. It allows us to remember, to
learn, and to pass on that memory
and learning to new generations."
John Ingram, the libraries' director

for collections, said that, "This support
joins the UAA's outstanding pro-
gram in athletics to the university's
drive for academic excellence in this
sesquicentennial year. Indeed, the
juxtaposition of athletics in support
nf library

resources of all
kinds has
." become a hall-
mark for these
two focal points
of a university.
The libraries are
truly grateful for
the UAA's
and acceptance
of the need to build the university's
intellectual resources in addition to
its own athletic programs."
The book examines the theory and
art of astronomy, as well as presents
Cunitz' calculations, and a guide to

astronomy for nonscientists. It is an
important addition to the libraries
because it celebrates the university's
commitment to women's studies,
history of science, astronomy, and the
printed word as the prime means of
communication for more than five
hundred years.
Jeffrey Barr, curator of the rare
book collection, remarked, "It is of the
highest significance in the study of the
history of science and is a major addi-
tion to the collection. Its acquisition
will directly affect faculty and gradu-
ate student research."
The book will be housed in the
Rare Book Collection in Smathers
Library. It is featured on a Web site,
along with photos of commemorative
events and past millionth-volumes, at
4MillVol/Index.htm or by clicking on
the link on the libraries' home page at
www.uflib.ufl.edu. c--

Bryant Gift Furthers Digital Library Center's Ability to Bring History Alive

A recent gift of $52,000 from the
late Florida governor C. Farris Bryant's
estate, coupled with a state match of
$26,000, enables the Digital Library
Center (DLC) to continue advance-
ments in processing his materials.
The funds are helping scholars in
several ways. Originally, researchers
had to look up the Bryant collection in
a paper finding guide. Today, the find-
ing guide and collection contents have
been digitized for online access.
Researchers, however, have to switch to
another system to determine what the
collection contains and to read an item.
The DLC is now working on a system
that will seamlessly take readers from
the finding guide to the digitized
collection contents.

Additionally, the DLC is focusing
some of the funding to develop a
system for multi-media support, to
enable Internet access to motion
pictures. Governor Bryant's daughters
Cecilia and Adair are converting
motion pictures of their father to
digitized multi-media, which they will
then donate to the UF Libraries so that
they can be available online.
"The films we have of my father's
tenure as governor, 1961-1965, show
not only what happened during those
years, but how people lived and inter-
acted. Making such films available
online connects people directly to the
past and, oddly enough, to our own
present. The issues always remain the
same education, growth, environment

etc., but the prisms through which
those issues are viewed create images
and perspectives very different from
those we have today. The times are both
familiar and long ago. The Cuban
Missile Crisis created feelings very sim-
ilar to those we have felt since 9-11,'
said Cecilia Bryant.
The Bryant funds are also helping
to build a technology for exploring
three-dimensional objects. The staff
have prototyped a display method that
allows a user to view a museum object
in rotation and to stop it, zooming in
on the detail of any particular view..
The format will be of sufficient resolu-
tion to explore the most intricate detail
of an object such as carving, engraving
and weaving methods. c*

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Donor Profile



by Mandelyn Hutcherson

or Frances Holmes, a former
teacher, education has been her
inspiration, her motivation and
the focal point of her life. She has
always strived to make improvements
to the education system as well as
education itself. Most recently, she
made a commitment to the University
of Florida Smathers Libraries through
a $100,000 gift annuity.
"The focus of my life has been a
vision to improve education," Frances
said. "I always intended to give to
the libraries."
Frances and her late husband,
Maurice Holmes, began establishing
gift annuities at the University of
Florida in 1986. Maurice earned a
doctoral degree in physics from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
and the two of them shared a common
vision and interest in education.

The University Foundation's Planned
Giving Director of Development
Daniel Ott said, "It's really delightful
and wonderful to work with someone
like her who has such varied interests,
who will want to support those areas
that value education so highly, and
who can make a contribution to help
students in the future."

Holmes also made a contribution
to the UF Libraries last year when she
donated her personal library. She
said her father, a medical doctor,
influenced her because he shared her
vision on the importance of educa-
tion. Some of her father's books were
included in her donation.

Parkman Dexter Howe Library
Holmes has expressed considerable
interest in the Parkman Dexter Howe
Library in the Smathers Libraries'
Rare Book Collection. The Howe
Library is comprised of thousands of
books and manuscripts by New
England authors and contains many
early New England books. It was
acquired in 1980 at the initiative of
her longtime friend, then Rare Books
Librarian Sidney Ives, and supported
by Library Director Gustave Harrer.
President Robert Marston initiated a
major fundraising effort to acquire
the library. The Howe Library is one
of the finest collections of its kind and
is documented in a 10-part catalog
produced by noted bibliographers
such as Roger Stoddard, Michael
Winship, and Thomas Tanselle. The
catalog is described on the libraries'
Web site at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/
Dr. Robert Shaddy, chair of Special
and Area Studies Collections, said
that Sidney Ives, general editor of
The Parkman Dexter Howe Library
catalog, helped to lay the foundation
for the rare book collection.

Frane Hllolmes

"We recognize the inherent quality
in the collection and the impact that
Sidney Ives made," Shaddy said. "His
great contribution was the acquisition
of the Parkman Dexter Howe Library,
a collection greatly admired by liter-
ary scholars and curators throughout
the country."
Shaddy emphasized the tremen-
dous honor that Holmes' gift repre-
sents. He said it is important to
remember that these materials will
always be available in the library.
"It is very important that this gift
allows us to realize her ambitions for
the department in terms of preserving
these valuable, important materials,"
Shaddy added.
Shaddy said that the libraries have
an obligation to collect and make
resources available to future genera-
tions, and Frances is a lasting part of
that vision. c-,
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Donor Profile



by Mandelyn Hutcherson

A milestone was reached in
December when Dr. Madelyn
Lockhart committed to fund
the first book endowment in African
Studies. A retired UF dean and
professor, she contributed the initial
$10,000 to establish the Dr. Madelyn
M. Lockhart Book Fund in African
Studies with a pledge of another
$10,000 to follow.
This donation brings together two
important resources at the University
of Florida: The George A. Smathers
Libraries and the Center for African
Studies. This new source of funding
will benefit the African Studies
program as well as the libraries. The
Center for African Studies will gain
prestige by developing the corner-
stone of their program: the Africana
collection, from which students,
faculty, and researchers will benefit.
Dr. Lockhart said her love for
Africa and the African people as well
as the importance of international
programs was the main reason she
decided to establish an endowment
for the Center for African Studies and
the libraries.
"We ignored the continent for
many years," she said. "It is such a
wonderful, natural resource, and the
people are such a wonderful resource
that we are not tapping."
In 1978 and 1979, UF sent Dr.
Lockhart to South Africa to establish
contacts within sub-Saharan Africa.
She spent time in nine different
African countries and made contacts

with as many people around the
universities as possible.
For twenty years at the University
of Florida she taught seminars and
courses in African Studies and eco-
nomics and served as Dean of the
Graduate School and International
Programs. Her continued commit-
ment to the students at UF is still evi-
dent in her vision for the endowment.
"I hope that it would enliven the
interest of students in African Studies
and entice students into a deeper
interest of Africa," Dr. Lockhart said.
According to Dr. Leonardo Villalon,
director of the Center for African
Studies, UF's center is one of the top
programs in the country and one of
the crucial resources attributing to
the center's success is the Africana

"In the world of diminishing
resources, a private endowment like
this from a former faculty member
shows a real vote of confidence in
this program," Villalon said. "We are
extremely appreciative and grateful."
Peter Malanchuk, the libraries'
Africana bibliographer, said "It is a
very special gift from a very special
human being who gave so much of
her time, talent and now her treas-
ures, to support graduate study
at UF."
Malanchuk said the possibilities
for the funds generated by the
endowment are limitless; the
purchase of books, manuscripts,
photographs, videos, rare books, or
historic maps will enhance the
Africana collection. The opportunity
to purchase a work that could bene-
fit two or three programs at UF is
possible. There is an important
advantage of having funds generated
by an endowment. When something
becomes available in the market-
place, such as a first edition copy of
a rare book, there is income avail-
able to make an acquisition that is
"Because of her gift, we will be
able to enhance our emerging image
of becoming a world-renowned
collection," said Malanchuk. c--

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Donor Profile



bI, MAn dnln- Hitrlihorcn

n December Dr. Ralph and Bronia
Lowenstein contributed $20,000
for a gift annuity to support the
Machal/Aliyah Bet archives at the
George A. Smathers Libraries.
The Smathers Libraries is desig-
nated by the American Veterans of
Israel as its official repository for
documentation and primary sources
related to American and Canadian
volunteers in Israel's War of Indepen-
dence in 1948.
Machal, the Hebrew acronym for
mitnadve huts la-arets, which means
volunteers from outside the country,
refers to all overseas volunteers
regardless of their country of origin.
Aliyah Bet is the pre-state move-
ment to smuggle refugees and
immigrants, including displaced
persons and Holocaust survivors,
by ship to Palestine at the time of
the British blockade and British
limitations on the granting of legal
immigration visas.
Dr. Lowenstein, who served as
dean of the UF College of Journalism
from 1976 to 1994, was a volunteer in
the Israeli army when he was 18
years old. He also wrote Bring my
sons from afar; a novel of the Israeli
war, which is based on his wartime
experiences. For more than 20 years
Dr. Lowenstein has collected archival
material on the 1,000 to 1,500 men
and women from the U.S. and
Canada who volunteered as crew
members on the Aliyah Bet ships or
served as soldiers in the Israeli army.

Dr. Lowenstein said that the defin-
ing experience in his life was volun-
teering in the Israeli army, and he is
challenged by the limitations of time
on recording first-hand accounts.
"Since AVI has decided that it will
take into membership no one who
volunteered for service after 1949, I
know that I have a narrow window in
which to complete my research four
or five years at the most," Dr.
Lowenstein said.
"I am the second
youngest volun-
teer, and one-third
to one-half of the
volunteers are
already deceased."
"My wife,
Bronia, and I have
designated this
$20,000 annuity
for an Aliyah Bet
and Machal
Endowment that
will enable the
University of
Florida Libraries to maintain and
enlarge the collection after our
deaths," Dr. Lowenstein said. "We are
very grateful to the libraries for its
interest and cooperation in the estab-
lishment of this unique collection."
Director for Collections Dr. John
Ingram said the Machal/Aliyah Bet
archives represent another successful
preservation project that supports our
state and national heritage.

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Chapter One c-- Page 5

A crew member
who served in
Aliyah Bet

Grants from the Freedom Forum,
the Broad Family Foundation, and
individual contributions from the
members of the American Veterans
of Israel have supported Dr.
Lowenstein's work. This spring his
goal is to raise $300,000 for the next
stage of the project. He said with the
additional funding he is positive
that Special
would provide
additional space
and an archivist
to devote their
time to the
efforts to
collect and
preserve these
documents are
further under-
pinned by his
financial support directly and
through personal contacts with
others," Ingram said. "In this way,
Dean Lowenstein demonstrates
quite clearly the commitment of a
far-sighted faculty member to build-
ing library research resources."
More information can be found
online at www.israelvets.com
through the Aliyah Bet and Machal
virtual museum. c--

Donor Profile



by Mandelyn Hutcherson

Sn January 25, Mary Jean
Hanson received a present
from her husband that will keep
on giving for many years. Dr. Harold
Hanson made a donation of $20,000
to establish the Harold & Mary Jean
Hanson Rare Book Fund at the
Smathers Libraries.
The endowment will offer perma-
nent income in support of the work of
the libraries and provide a steady
annual flow, which is essential to
collection building.
Dr. Robert Shaddy, chair of Special
and Area Studies Collections, said
an endowment in rare books will
give the Special Collections depart-
ment a chance to add materials
that they wouldn't otherwise be able
to purchase.
"We are able to systematically put
together better collections with the
spendable interest from an endow-
ment like this," said Shaddy. "It gives

us an opportunity to make the collec-
tion even better to fill in the gaps -
and expand our collections in a
vibrant and cohesive manner."
The Hansons credit a love of books
for their recent philanthropic gesture.
"The bottom line is we just love
books," said Mrs. Hanson. "I just hope

they can buy some things they would
not have [otherwise] had."
Dr. Hanson said books have been a
part of his life since he was a child.
When he was seven years old, he was
asked to leave the adult section of a
public library in Minnesota, and all he
wanted to do was read the cowboy
books. As a physicist working in
Washington, D.C., for the committee in
Science, Space and Technology, he said
he practically lived with the books in
the Library of Congress.
"I've grown up with books and the
libraries," said Dr. Hanson. "You never
know when a book is going to be
exactly what you need, and I am glad
we were able to make a small contri-
bution to the whole program."
For further information on estab-
lishing a book endowment, contact
Director of Development Sandra
Melching at (352) 392-0342. c-(

Hell's Angels Newsletter Collection Donated to the Libraries

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quarterly Hell's Angels Newsletter by the
303rd Bomb Group Association, a veter-
ans' organization, has been donated to
the Smathers Libraries. It is a compila-
tion of postwar coverage, personal nar-
ratives and photographs about aerial
combat operations by the U.S. Eighth
Air Force in Europe from 1942 to 1945.
Hundreds of first-hand accounts of

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Making the presentation to Director
for Collections John Ingram was Betty
Kelley of Sarasota, pictured at right.
Kelley's late husband, a Hell's Angel, was
awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross,
Silver Star, Purple Heart and Air Medal
for combat in World War II.
The volumes will be placed in the
circulating collection of Library West.

Page 6 c. Chapter One

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
Sandra Melching, director of development, at (352) 392-0342.

Group of European writings by or related to the 16th century Jesuit missionary to
China, Matteo Ricci: Andreotti, Giulio: Un gesuita in Cina (1552-1610); Matteo Ricci
dall'Italia a Pechino-Milan, Rizzoli, 2001; Ricci, Matteo: Lettere 1580-1609/a cura di
Francesco D'Arelli-Macerata, QuodLibet, 2001; Dictionnaire Ricci des caracteres
chinois, compiled by Institut Ricci-Paris, Desclee de Brouwer, 1999. $330

Joint College/Library Programming on International Issues in Education. Funding
would encourage collaboration between the Education Library and the college in
creating programs on appropriate topics or special events. $5,000 reoccurringg)

The Vietnam War, 6-volume set. The series compiles the best article literature on the
history of American involvement in Vietnam. Vol. 1: The Origins of Intervention;
Vol. 2: Military Strategy and Escalation; Vol. 3: Executive-Legislative Relations; Tracing
the Impact of the War on U.S. Governmental Structures and Policies; Vol. 4: The
Diplomacy of War; Vol. 5: The Anti-War Movement; Vol. 6: Representation, Memories,
and Legacies. $570

The Heartman Manuscript Collection at Xavier University Library, New Orleans:
Manuscripts on Slavery. 7 reels microfilm. Built over 20 years by Charles F. Heartman,
a Mississippi book dealer, the collection of over 4,000 pieces includes slave auction
records, plantation accounts and estate appraisals, lists of slaves, private letters and
bills-of-sale documenting the importation of slaves into Louisiana from Africa during
the period 1724-1897. $700

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Director of University Libraries
Martha Hruska
Director for Technical Services
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Director for Collections
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Director for Support Services
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services
Sandra Melching
Director of Development
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IA Message from thIej Diret

This issue of Chapter One
is a paean (a song of joy,
triumph and praise
according to Webster's) to the
donors who make a difference
for UF's libraries. Each of these
givers has identified a very
different need and filled it with
resources that will forever assist
research and learning at UF.
History from African
history and studies, to modern
Jewish history to Florida polit-
ical history, has attracted the
support of many benefactors.
Others are moved to endow Rare
Books and Special Collections
where the library houses pri-
mary research materials in a
variety of subject areas. And one

donor has helped the library to
add a landmark book to indicate
that the libraries have reached
four million volumes. All of
these special people are ensur-
ing that the libraries will be able
to support future generations
of scholars.
Over the years, our donors
have ranged from retired schol-
ars, to teachers and lawyers and
doctors. Some have been wives
or children of faculty from this
and other institutions. Some
have been book lovers and very
sophisticated collectors of books
by a certain author or in a cer-
tain subject area. Some have held
major public office, spending
years of their lives in the lime-

light while
others have
lived quiet
but solidly
contributing lives. What all have
shared is a love for knowledge
and a sense of the importance of
libraries in making knowledge
available to everyone.
We are very grateful for all
these benefactors. They have
immeasurably enriched the col-
lections that we can offer to stu-
dents and faculty, and they leave
behind a lasting legacy of knowl-
edge that is freely available to all
who want to use it.
Dale B. Canelas
Director of UF Libraries