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Class Activity

Dive Into Tunnel Books

Tunnel books are wonderful objects and containers of wonder. Explore their history and learn how to make your own!

An eighteenth century engraved tunnel book

National Poetry Month

Reading Wordsworth

Celebrate William Wordsworth’s 251st birthday with materials from the Rare Book Collection.

The Poem "Ode To Duty" in Wordsworth's Complete Poetical Works (1837)

Just in

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

Project Spotlight

Storied Books at UF

Our three fellows are looking across all areas of the collections. Follow their projects on the Storied Books Blog

Materials from the Discovery Fellowship Projects

About the Collections

The Rare Book Collection

Collection History

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

A Hawk from Kono Bairei, Book of 100 Birds