Author: Florida State University Special Collections & Archives

The Special Collections & Archives Division of the Florida State University Libraries advances research by acquiring, preserving, and providing access to rare and unusual books and original primary source materials. The division includes the Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Heritage & University Archives, The Claude Pepper Library, and the Digital Library Center. Through exhibitions and programs, the division supports active learning and engagement. Collections of unique manuscripts, historic maps, rare books, photographs, and university archives offer abundant opportunities for discovery and scholarship. Strengths of the collections include Napoleon and the French Revolution, poetry, political papers, Florida history, Southern business history, and the history of Florida State University.

Getting to Know Florida State College for Women

Our Department of Special Collections and Archives has a great blog called Illuminations. We’ll periodically share posts from them here. Ever wondered about FSU’s history as a women’s college? Two of our Graduate Assistants write about exploring that history through archives in this post.