UNF Special Collections and University Archives welcomes gifts of manuscript collections, books, and unique materials that meet our collection development guidelines, especially those that pertain to documenting the history of UNF and Northeast Florida regional history.
If there are any questions regarding items that UNF will accept please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In general, the geographic focus of Special Collections is on the NE Florida/SE Georgia region (St. Johns River Basin, as far west as Ocala/Gainesville, First Coast, as far south as St. Augustine, as far north as Jekyll Island in coastal Georgia), with a significant interest in Jacksonville content. Classic Florida history books are also collected.
Donations of books about UNF and Northeast Florida regional history, including those newly published, are appreciated. Acceptable donations include:
Special Collections collects books by local authors, both non-fiction and fictions. For a book to be considered the author must have subject authority and the book must be truthful, accurate, credible, and useful to UNF researchers.
If there are any questions regarding books that Special Collections will accept please email email@example.com.
Special Collections documents the unique history of Northeast Florida. That can include personal or family papers or records from local institutions or businesses.
It is not possible to create an all-inclusive list of items that Special Collections will accept. Please see Guidelines for Personal Papers Donations for family papers and Guidelines for Organizational or Institutional Collection Donations for records from local businesses or institutions.
The University Archives collects items documenting the different levels within UNF, including colleges, departments, offices, support services, and student organizations. Memos, reports, announcements, brochures, catalogs, and other publications are typically collected.
Materials about events and activities on campus including programs, announcements, posters, flyers, and photographs are welcome additions to the collection, as are UNF artifacts and memorabilia. The Archives collects physical items as well as digital. Film, video, and sound recordings in various media are included in the collection. Selected faculty and administrative papers are collected in the Archives, including those of past presidents.
Please see Guidelines for Faculty Papers Donations for more information about what the University Archives will accept.
Please also keep in mind:
To donate to Special Collections and University Archives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This guide describes the types of materials that Special Collections and University Archives focuses on. We welcome financial contributions to support processing and housing of new collections. Please see Giving to the Library for more information about the Special Collections Enrichment Fund.