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March 23, 2011

The University Of Florida Digital Collection Is A Goldmine

By RetroRuth

I love trolling through hours of mid-century goodness. It is even better when all the goodness is FREE!

Oh wait. Did I say hours? I don’t mean hours.  I only mean on my brakes from writing. Twenty, thirty minutes tops. I swear. *cough*

Anyway, check out the University of Florida’s Digital Collections, which is packed full with DAYS of research material that you can access right from your computer!

Things like this:


From the Elmer Harvey Bone Photography Collection


From the UF Health Sciences Photograph Collection


Author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings on "The Yearling" movie set with Cal Long

From The Floridians Collection


From a 1963 newspaper from the Florida Newspaper Archive

They also have an entire Oral History Collection, which is fascinating


and a ton of fun to go through.

So, go on and enjoy yourselves!  I am sure you will be able to find enough stuff to keep you busy for hours.

I mean…only on your breaks. Twenty to thirty minutes, tops.

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3 Responses to The University Of Florida Digital Collection Is A Goldmine

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    March 23, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Oooohhhh, this looks great Ruth! Thanks for the tip, can’t wait to check it out.

  2. Andrea Reply

    March 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Aaaahhh, you don’t want me to get anything done today, do you??? Thanks for the link, though, I love old photography!

  3. Lee Reply

    March 29, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve been hooked on this collection for a couple of years, now. Being born and raised in Gainesville, it is a treasure trove of hometown info. Maybe, one of these days, I’ll actually drag myself the couple of miles down the street to the actual library and dig through the stuff that hasn’t been digitized yet. If you’re into Florida in general, the state archives has a good photo site that covers much more. Search “Florida Memory Project”.

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