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On Scribbling in Rare Books

The nineteenth-century poet James Russell Lowell offers us his lecture-hall take on the Roman poet Horace, complete with caricatures of his classmates.

The Life of Horace, annotaed by James Russell Lowell

Project Spotlight

Storied Books at UF

Come write yours. Now taking applications for Spring Undergraduate Fellowships!

Genealogical diagram of the Ortega Y Vilches Family

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The Beginnings of Black History

In 1936, Lois Mailou Jones designed this broadside poster to accompany Carter G. Woodson’s textbook, The African Background Outlined

Detail of Black Artists, Writers, and Musicians from a print by Lois Mailou Jones


Stories from Books

Take a look inside our oldest manuscript, and follow its changes through time in this video segment

Title Card for the Video "Stories from Books"

About the Collections

The Rare Book Collection

Collection History

The materials in the Rare Book collection reflect the historical efforts of UF's Colleges and departments to gather significant research collections.

A Hawk from Kono Bairei, Book of 100 Birds