Special Collections

Spotlight: John E. Mathews, Jr. Collection

John E. Mathews, Jr. announcing his candidacy for Florida Governor, 1969

UNF Library Catalog

Search the UNF Library catalog for books, cds, government documents, periodicals, etc.

The majority of our rare digitized materials can be accessed through the Library Catalog via title, author, subject and anywhere searches. When narrowing a search to digital items only, select the "Other Collections" tab.

Major Collections

Digitized newspaper: John E. Mathews Bridge edition, Dec. 26, 1952. From the George W. Simons, Jr. Planning Collection
Welcome to the Personal Papers and Primary Resources Section. Our resources include personal papers and primary source materials of prominent individuals and organizations. Detailed descriptive records for each collection are searchable through the UNF Library Catalog. Extensive finding aids, including container lists and indexes, are available for each collection. Our major holdings are:



Visit the Personal Papers and Primary Resource Collections web page for a complete listing of all our collections.

Who's Who in Jacksonville History

Here is some biographical information on several prominent individuals in our Personal Papers Collections:

Nathaniel Glover, Jr., Presentation in Special Collections, February 2009

New Collections!

We have added these collections:

Our Story, by Horace Rainsford Drew, Jr.

Gifts and Donations

We are interested in adding the papers, letters, and historical materials of notable Northeast Florida individuals and their families. For more information, contact (904) 620-1533, e-mail llib-special@unf.edu or see the Library's Development web page.

Subjects: Art and Design, Education, History
Tags: history, local history, manuscripts, personal papers, photography, primary sources, rare books, records, special collections