Chapter one : a newsletter for friends of the University of Florida Libraries. Summer 2004.
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Keeping a culture alive

Preserving the Jeremie Papers:
Haitian Notarial Records in Special Collections
by Keith A. Manuel
UF Latin American & Caribbean history doctoral student

ow do you preserve a culture? The manuscripts held by the
How do you keep alive the department date from the mid-1700s
essence of a society? One way through the early 1800s, with the
is by preserving notarial records. greatest concentration of documents
Notaries of the 18th and 19th cen- datin; from the turbulent 1790s. The
tries documented and maintained capital :,Fthe Grand'Anse was - and is
records and confirmed legal transac- - Ti in m ic port town that was home
tions such i:s mirrij ;e records, wills, : to jppri:imiltcl. 700 inhabitants in
sajks ,:f :e'Jl p'1r:,pe'i \ nd sliav ceccle- 1789 9onthe eve of the Haitian
.sMstrical records'. nd :i:ns :f local Rei:lurti:n While the rest of the
S ,iLunl Thlhese lI.;:Jl dJLium0nr- hKip' French ciiin\' ,in smbibicd in
Cesablish and dJ ine eiments ,f s,:,cie- revolution, the Grand'Anse was a safe
1 r. aJ nd kcullri 1. p.i ' rV :tiri : effort is hav n ti :nm violence, relatively speak-
und 1%\,- in the Dcqpartmne t of ing. In .ctuality, the history of this
S c l nd AreJ Studies C- I ll c i I ins re;i:in -t H-i it lai. \ rei ha1iins r:, b
Ito th I i'cii - I O r:iiIj ! iiar n Li- i- h n-:i.K I :IId r1h
icO-,lids t im thK iciw -,in 4it th Ii fc mi p l -aFlis o- lnfi din, - k : 1ntr-.,'in
, A
ra!i d'An fSic in t ;Ahe 1,,rhc i!n pc, !! l jl i:t c\I I th t II |L'tl d - n .INJ ,!jdion
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comprise a significant part of the scant
remnants of recorded information
about this period of Haiti's history.
All that remain of these basic
socio-economic records for the
Grand'Anse are held by the University
of Florida, with smaller sets of
records being located in New York
(the Schomberg Center for Research
(Continued on page 2)

c- 2 Project Inspiration
c, 3 Leadership board member
profile: Bruce Smathers
S4 "Early Botany Illustrated"
exhibit in Special Collections
c 5 Madelyn Lockhart honored
at President's Council banquet
c 6 Elizabeth Eddy library
c- 7 Desiderata
c- 8 Message from the director

Jeremie Papers (Continued from page 1)

in Black Culture, New York Public
Library) and France (the Archives
d'Outre-Mer at Aix en Provence). The
Jerdmie Papers detail transactions
occurring in the town of Jerdmie and
surrounding lesser jurisdictions for
the years prior to Haitian independ-
ence. Haiti's official date of independ-
ence was January 1, 1804, which
marked the establishment of the first
black republic in the modern world
and the second independent country
in the Western Hemisphere.
The Jerdmie Papers consist of 30
boxes containing approximately
18,000 papers. The materials, in their
current state, are extremely fragile and
their use has been restricted.
Furthermore, intellectual access to the
collection has
been hampered -.
due to an incom-
plete finding
guide that con-
tains very brief
However, action
is now being
taken to prepare . -
a new inventory
for the collection
and place individual documents in
acid free folders.
Wheelock Whitney of Paris,
France, has made a gift to the George
A. Smathers Libraries to be used
towards the preservation effort.
"My gift to the Smathers Libraries
was made in gratitude for help which I
received from the libraries involving
original documents that were made
available to me by the librarians, con-
taining invaluable information with-
out which I could not have finished a
research project I have been working
on for several years' said Whitney.
Bruce Chappell, archivist in
Special Collections affirmed the
significance of the Jerdmie Papers: "As

one example of utility, sources like this
become invaluable as people become
interested in property, gender and
slavery. This type of information
about slavery and a slave society is
more objective than reminiscences
and recollections; it's disinterested and
unprejudiced. The recorded informa-
tion in the Jeremie Papers offers a
glimpse of and another angle on life
during the time period covered by the
collection and helps us better under-
stand what life was like then."
Chappell, a specialist in the
history of the Caribbean, continued
his assessment:
"Besides their considerable
relevance to the study of world history
(remember, this was a time of great
upheaval and
-- revolutionary dis-
content around
the world), these
records provide
. the evidence that
will facilitate a
better under-
standing of the
S- -.. s- ' contributions of
families and indi-
viduals of Haiti to
the developments which took place
during that era. Even today, Haiti is a
nation urgently seeking to understand
its identity and role in the Caribbean.
It is my belief that the increased devel-
opment of a sense of nationhood by a
people such as the Haitians leads to
greater societal cohesiveness, stability
and economic progress. Thus, we are
pleased to be serving as the custodi-
ans of the J&r�mie Papers.'
Eventually, with secured funding,
the collection can be microfilmed for
preservation and distribution to
students and researchers. The new
finding guide will be available in
electronic format to provide
researchers heightened access. c

Leadership Board Member Profile

Bruce Smathers

by Barbara Hood

Bruce Smathers enthusiastically
endorses the goal outlined by
the University of Florida Board
of Trustees to President Bernie Machen
to make UF one of the top ten public
universities in the country. And serv-
ing on the libraries' Leadership Board
is the best way the Jacksonville attor-
ney believes he can help with the
achievement of that goal.
"Perhaps the most critical step
towards that goal is to make our
library system of comparable national
stature. You cannot have a great
university without a great library
system. It may sound trite, but it's
true"' said Smathers.
"The library system is the heart of
the university as well as its central
nervous system. It interacts with and
supports all constituencies of the
university, and is critical to their well-
being and success"' he added.
Smathers commends Dale Canelas
for doing an excellent job of not only
building UF's library system to where
it is today, but also in identifying how
we compare to our peers among the
leading national universities, and
citing where we must improve to be
more competitive.
The Leadership
Board has adopted
the role of becom-
ing the Smathers alti
Libraries' line of
communication in
within Florida and "
beyond state lines. t l I
Board members s
not only inform



people in their communities of the
services and achievements of the
libraries, but they also explain the
need for personal contributions, in-
kind donations, and most critically,
financial support.
University supporters often donate
to the school or department from
which they graduated or with which
they were associated. While the
libraries can be perceived as the central
nervous system, too few people identify
with the libraries and support them.
Therefore, board members serve as
important bridges to building public
awareness of the critical role a great
library system plays in creating a
great university.
"The board's recommendation,
that with each endowed professorship
there be an endowment for resource
materials to support that professor-
ship, is typical of the positive direc-
tion in which we must move to
strengthen the libraries. I would also
like to see a small percentage of every
university donation earmarked to
improve the library system. This, of
course, will take a lot of education
and acceptance among the various
constituencies of the university"'
explained Smathers.
Smathers and
his family have a
long history in
Florida's develop-
ment and higher
,i education issues.
His great-grandfa-
ther arrived in
Tampa on
Christmas day in

1876, and was heralded almost fifty
years later by the Tampa Tribune as the
"Father of Tampa." One of his grandfa-
thers moved to Miami in the mid-
1890s and established the first phar-
macy and one of the first movie houses
in Dade County.
The George A. Smathers Libraries
and Smathers Library are named for
his father: library benefactor, former
U.S. senator, and UF student body
After graduating with honors
from Yale University and serving in
Vietnam with the Navy's Underwater
Demolition Team Eleven, Bruce
Smathers graduated from the UF
(Continued on page 6)

Chapter One C~ Page 3

The idea of an exhibit of some of
our botanical books seemed to be
perfect. The stacks are tilled with
such books as we hate a line collec-
tion ot botanical books. That soon
became the problem. Imagine that
you are gihen entry to Aladdin's
treasure ca\e %with one small sack
and told that you may take anything
you desire. But, although you may
till the sack, you may not take any-
thing else.Yolu till the sack and then
immediately tind another gem.What
to do? Rummage through the sack
and take something out. This was
repeated many times as I sat on the
floor in the stacks looking through
our many beautitui books. What
remains can only be a sampling. The
grandeur of the %whole treasure cave
is only barely glimpsed.
The exhibit makes only passing
mention of the founder ot taxono-
my, Carl Linnwus. Works by John
Ray and John Evelyn of the 17th
century are also missing trom this
exhibit. The exhibit targets the eye
and the accompanying text is only
complementary. The various tech-
niques employed to create images in
the exhibit are explained to gi\e
some sense ot the means used to
create the ditterent ettects. The tech-
nology ot each period has benefits
and limitations.
Like ise, the nature and appeal
ot botanical illustration has e\olhed.
The herbals, w which are the tounda-
tion ot botanical illustration, were
directed to scholars, primarily
physicians, yet Mattioli's 1544
Commentarii is reputed to have sold
nearly 40,000)) copies in various edi-
tions and translations, surely such a
best seller was acquired by many
nonspecialists. Three hundred years
later, the wonderful Victorian illus-
trated books were published. These
were surely purchased by those who
had neither gardens nor greenhous-
es. They appealed to the eye and the
eve is entranced.
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flwo .-'rclen,; and exotics TIc Cn -
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the riure ileasui e and i,:, ot gr,' lin g
plants simiinp because Lheyv produce
beautLitful t1.o\ers is luminously appar-
nr. PI r!kins,:,n's nri, C o:i, Ls up mijn\
times in thc exhibit

Botany of Places: The Americas
A !'ngT with other valuable com-
m:,d it i s. Nc Wo rld pl:i nts and plant
.sp'cimc ns w i\c shipped d back to
ELuriropc MuILch :I the iwork ofidentifi-
c tin :,t n~ 0\ plants -nd animals was
spNc m� n directed and people in
Amevica wIo'uld be ontr i:icted to
supplinp c I r i nc'~ I numbers of them.
Be.:yond the prii C! scint ific interest
and the dcsi!i t: ii tnlii in gardens,
the olnt ribuL!i:in i :,i Nc\ World food
pl!:Jns tL:, Old \\;:irld ciuuiines, such as
the pintat,:i and tim:i t,:i, haid a revolu-
tron:iaI I culinjiV impn ac[

Individual Plants
As the stud\-: it plants became
mo:l scientific t nd rthl popularity of
ex. X.. s 1 n t o:rmI: l Jrd ns increased,
the ie \\as deim nd ti :i books related
to:i s'pectic points AlanIiof these books
w\ ee printed in a j! rge ti;:imat with an
emphasis :1,n i r i nme n nt: plants. They
cre -at the hei Ight i: oi i :lor printing for
theb im tne

Plants began .i:i ',pr eir in periodi-
cals i:it a sceI ntifi naItur, like the
Il'lII plu'I'1 ii I, ll ici// ii, of the Royal
S,:ci t\ i:it L-ondin. 1 which was first
ISSuId n!! 0.1 .-. AlI JSi CtS of the
sciences :ip'ie Ired in It pages,
i nclud ing bii.t:i n\ Ov r i: century later,
\\illiam uLIItIs t founded a journal that
\\as e clusl\I el \ vote d to botany with

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exhibit in UF's Special Collections

equal measure given to scientific and
aesthetic considerations.

Children's Literature
The most surprising thing about
children's literature on botany is its
complexity. Most of these works read
like a thinly disguised college text-
book. Although the context is that of a

children's book, the content is
assuredly not. Rita Smith, curator of
the Baldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature, assisted in the
selection of the titles displayed. c-

The exhibit will. , Iitill be made
available for viewing online at

I~ Ma ey Lo kh r ho o e at Prsd n' Co ni banquet I

by Barbara Hood

nApril 17, Dr. Madelyn
Lockhart received recognition
at the Society level of universi-
ty support for making commitments
to the University of Florida and the
George A. Smathers Libraries at the
President's Council recognition
banquet held at the Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom in Gainesville.
For twenty years at the University
of Florida, Dr. Lockhart taught semi-
nars and courses in African Studies
and economics and served as Dean of
the Graduate School and International
Programs. She contributed the initial
$20,000 to establish the Dr. Madelyn
M. Lockhart Book Fund in African
Studies in 2003. A recent donation of
an additional $10,000 brought her
support of the University of Florida's
top-rated Center for African Studies
to $30,000.
"I wanted to find a way to give
back some of the gracious help I
received from the Center:' said Dr.
Lockhart."Improving library holdings

is one way to do that. I am pleased to
contribute [my support] to the African
Studies holdings and I hope to be able
to continue [that support] for some
time"' she continued.
Lockhart's long-time interest in
Africa began in 1977. Over a period of
15 years she spent time in nine differ-
ent African countries and made

numerous contacts for UF at the uni-
versities of sub-Saharan Africa.
According to Peter Malanchuk,
bibliographer for African Studies, Dr.
Lockhart's gifts enable the libraries to
enhance its existing holdings for
African Studies as well as ensure
progress toward its status as a world-
renowned collection. c-,

Madelyn Lockhart, left, with University of Florida first lady and president, Chris
and Bernie Machen, at the President's Council banquet

Chapter One C~ Page 5

Bruce Smathers
(Continued from page 3)

College of Law. His brother John
and his wife Susan also graduated
from the UF College of Law.
After graduation, Smathers
was elected to the Florida State
Senate from Jacksonville, and then
served as Florida's Secretary of
State. Being involved in higher
eduLcation issue she \\asJ recently
jfn jcIt\c Iadcr in thie succ ssuLII
eftorit t:, estabish a Boarid :,t
G,:,ie rn,:,rs tor the uLn i\ersity s\s-
t m in Fl:irijda's CinstituitI: n.
\ ith the Lnim rsl Ir\ I ot Fii rida
compelis him to gi'v back t, the
universit\-3nd tle state. He \\will
o.-nitinllLI t: \\'.:rk tc, put LUF \\it in
the Lolntries tip ten ranked
pubiiC L ni\elrsltles , ' .

1I / 1l , l ,H/ . ilk l li t' L i i l h|
c ,l1'L'/ d b'ook liil, .\11-idlik .
I i11 ll1. - l, I i e/Ct'l h miA',- Id
lniCed ti , chih lietd ieIa .ley Bil
,11. Id klimll ilo Archlecliurc itl
At' ici i 1mic s i / 102 .1fi ;)/ / ill i i111-
[ion to tle .hind. NeeTii lie oil

Barbaria Ecari ny.) recently counmiut-
ted to fund the led lFearney Book
Endowment in ArchitecturalI
Studies, the first book endowment
in the George A. Smathers Libraries
to support an endowed professor-

In gratitude

Smathers Libraries receive

Elizabeth Eddy's library

by Barbara Hood

lizabeth Marie Eddy, Ph.D., was
a professor emerita of anthro-
pology at the University of
Florida, who passed away in February
2004. Dr. Eddy has left her personal
library of 1,268 items to the George A.
Smathers Libraries to supplement the
libraries' holdings.
According to Dr. Eddy's niece,
Cheryl Foy, of Glenmont, New York,
"The University of Florida was her life.
It was kind of like an extended family
for her. She had no children and her
nieces and nephews all lived far away.
Her library was a reflection of her life,
which included a deep appreciation
for classical music, travel, anthropolo-
gy and literature."
The Music Library benefited
from the 365 compact discs of classi-
cal music, which contain recordings
of historical performances and
unusual arrangements of standard
repertoire. Robena Cornwell, head of
the Music Library, said such record-
ings are a valuable asset to the
collection and will be heavily used
by students.
Included in the donation are eight
volumes of piano sonatas, string duos,
trios, and quintets from the Philips'
Complete Mozart Edition. The complete
collection of 45 volumes (180 CDs) is
considered to be one of the most impor-
tant recording projects of all time.
Cornwell added,"It is a wonderful
collection that we have been trying to
acquire for some time. But, due to the
expense and size, it has not fit into our
budget. These eight volumes are an
important beginning."

Other items include hardbound
and softbound books on a variety of
subjects, books on tape, manuscripts,
and a cassette set of live recordings
of landmark cases argued before the
United States Supreme court entitled
May it please the Court.... In addi-
tion, there are 90 videos, including
the 1947 Hamlet interpreted by
Laurence Olivier and Peter Greenaway's
adaptation of the Tempest entitled
Prospero's Books.
At the University of Florida, Dr.
Eddy was director of the Urban
Studies Bureau from 1967-1972 and a
member of the Anthropology
Department from 1971 until her
retirement in 1984. She also served as
a consultant to various programs
related to education and as an editor
for several books and journals. She
was the author of three books and
numerous articles.
Eddy received a bachelor's degree
from Wellesley College in 1947 and a
doctoral degree in Social Psychology
from Columbia University in 1961.
Her dissertation was entitled,
"Attitudes Towards Desegregation
Among Southern Students on a
Northern Campus."
Gifts in-kind are an important
component of the libraries' collec-
tions, and as is the case with Dr.
Eddy's donation, may help fill in gaps
where they are needed and most
appreciated. c-,

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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.

Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio. $375

Newsbank Florida Newspapers Database. Approx. $15,000/year recurring cost

An institutional affiliation with the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship,
which is a non-profit scholarly organization that supports the use of computer
technologies in the service of communication scholarship and education. See
www.cios.org for details. $325/year and would provide access to their electronic

Confidential British Foreign Office Political Correspondence: China Series. 1920-1923,
109 reels microfilm: $19,725; 1924-1926, 81 reels microfilm: $14,290. Libraries have
years 1906-1919 and coverage of additional years will enhance the research materials
on China's Republican Period.

Sephardic Editions, 1550-1820. Spanish and Portuguese Books i It, ,: and/or
Published by Sephardic Jews of Early Modern Europe. A microfiche collection published
by IDC Publishers, with an accompanying CD-ROM containing the descriptive bibliog-
raphy by Dr. Harm de Boer, University of Amsterdam, Spanish and Portuguese Printing
in the Northern Netherlands, 1584-1825. $4,500

Alice' Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. First Edition. Salvador Dali, illustra-
tor. New York: Maecenas Press. $7,000-$15,000

Please use my gift for the :. 11...-
Smathers Libraries Purchase Fund
_Special & Area Studies Collections
SLatin American Collection
SPrice Library of Judaica
_African Studies Collection
Asian Studies Collection
_ P.K.Yonge Library of Florida History
SBaldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature
_ Belknap Performing Arts Collection
Rare Books
SUniversity Archives
SArchitecture & Fine Arts Library
_ Education Library
_ Journalism & Communications Library
_ Map & Imagery Library
SMusic Library
SMarston Science Library
Di_,,li , 1 L . Center
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Chapter One C-' Page 7

Library West - Smathers Library Music Library
Marston Science Library Education Library
Architecture & Fine Arts Library - Allen H.
Neuharth Journalism and Communications
Dale B.Canelas
Director of University Libraries
John Ingram
Deputy Director of Libraries
Director for Collections
Martha Hruska
Director for Technical Services
Stephen Shorb
Director for Support Services
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services
Sandra Melching
Director of Development

Chapter One is published quarterly and
distributed to friends of the Libraries and
selected institutions. Questions and com-
ments should be addressed to the editor,
Barbara Hood, public information officer,
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of
Florida, P.O. Box 117001, Gainesville, FL
32611-7001, (352) 392-0342. Email:
Smathers Libraries Web address:

Chapter One
University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117001
Gainesville FL 32611-7001


HA Ms sge fTm tie irec t

his issue of Chapter One brings
to mind the strong role that
libraries play in preserving cul-
ture. Libraries, museums, and archives
carry out a unique function in society,
that of documenting the history and cul-
ture of peoples, religions, nations, gov-
ernments, movements, etc. As "memory
institutions," they contribute to making
human civilization vigorous and strong
by collecting, maintaining, and providing
access to the cultural record, providing a
foundation - the memory of where we
have been, what it meant to be like this
or that - that gives us a springboard to
new ideas and developments. The loss of
a part of our accumulated past denies us
as well as future generations the best and
most important resource for innovation
and progress.All of us are profoundly
harmed by being denied the basis to
understand our past.
For these reasons, the libraries are
making a considerable effort to preserve
the Jeremie papers. These unique docu-
ments contribute to understanding Haiti
during a particularly important period of

European intellectual ferment - the
Enlightenment. The ideas that spawned
the French Revolution, our own revolu-
tion, and the uprising in Haiti flowed
throughout Europe and the New World.
They were responsible for massive
change to the old order in many coun-
tries. The Jeremie Papers, as Bruce
Chappell states in the article, help to
document what life was like in Haiti
during that era and thus facilitate a
better understanding of the events that
took place. Funding to microfilm and
then digitize this collection would make
the knowledge available to people all
over the world.
The Eddy library also documents
cultural development, but in a different
way. As the article points out, her collec-
tion of Mozart recordings is widely
recognized for its excellence and adds
substantially to the depth of the Music
Library's recorded sound collection. Her
wide-ranging interests in theatre, litera-
ture, law, anthropology and other areas,
provide us with books and films that will
combine with other materials already in

our collections to
enhance their
significance and
depth in many
disciplines. Such ..
a gift is indeed
welcome because of its lasting value to
the libraries and because it assists us in
providing cultural memories that create
the foundation of the future.
This issue of Chapter One addresses
collections in quite a variety of subject
areas - botany, African Studies,
Caribbean Studies, music, anthropology
- along with an article on the capacity of
library collections to make a difference
in human lives.And yet, these collections
barely scratch the surface of the richness
and variety of UF's library holdings. With
your help, we will continue to grow and
develop collections that make a differ-
ence for all the students and scholars
who need to use them in pursuit of their
academic challenges.
- Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries