Featuring items from the University of Florida's Special Collections, this exhibit offers perspectives on Lincoln as portrayed in children’s literature, propaganda directed against the president and a study of the Gettysburg Address.
Organized by the National Constitutional Center and the American Library Association, and made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this traveling exhibit focuses on President Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges posed by the Civil War.
The main display features selected sheets from the original “Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederation Armies,” published in 1895. Just outside of the library “The Geography of Lincoln” is highlighted and the final display focuses on the Atlantic slave routes featuring original 17th and 18th century cartography from the Antique Map Collection.
Graduate students from the class “Florida Modern:The Identity of an Architecture Engaged by a Regional Sense of Place” (Professor Guy Peterson, UF School of Architecture) explore the modern works of Jacksonville architect William N. Morgan, FAIA. Focused on six residences designed by Morgan, the exhibition presents case studies on each structure analyzing them for their regional qualities and relationship between architecture and nature.
Featuring manuscripts, photographs, newsletters and other ephemera from the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, Jewish Jacksonville tells the story of the Jewish community of Jacksonville, Florida in the 19th and 20th century. Curated by Rebecca Jefferson.
The Common Reading Program exhibit features this years selected book, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, topically related materials, and selections from past years. The Common Reading Program is designed to provide all new first-year students with a common intellectual experience to stimulate discussion, critical thinking, and encourage a sense of community among students, faculty and staff.
Maurice Bernard Sendak (1928-2012) is one of America’s most beloved authors and illustrator of children’s literature. He is best known for his work, Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1964 and winner of the Randolph A. Caldecott Medal. Featured in the exhibit are some of his most well known books and material from his 1982 visit to UF. Curated by Suzan A. Alteri.
In 1997, British author J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions which played an important role in the development of Western science and medicine. Curated by Elizabeth J. Bland. This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Image courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.
Winning entries selected from the Third Annual Juried Student Book Arts Competition. Artbound 2012 is juried by Sarah Bryant of Big Jump Press and curated by Ellen Knudson.
Focusing on the transformations, changes, and various editions of beloved fairy tales, the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature celebrates 200 years of the Brothers Grimm. Curated by Suzan A. Alteri and Jasmine Tran.
In celelbration of the 75th anniversary of Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, the exhibition presents highlights from life and career including original photographs, manuscripts and typed notes. Curated by Flo Turcotte.
An exhibition to coincide with the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, Imagining Jerusalem showcases antique maps, historic photographs and rare books depicting, idealizing and imagining the Holy City of Jerusalem. Curated by Rebecca Jefferson and Carol McAuliffe.