The UNF manuscript is a largely pictorial history "in celebration of the twenty fifth anniversary of the University of North Florida." It primarily depicts themes and symbols relating to the founding and history of the University. Subjects featured include the University's groundbreaking and names of founding faculty; animals, birds, mammals, and reptiles seen on campus, including alligators, armadillos, black bears, deer, egrets, geese, rabbits, gopher tortoise; flora and fauna indigenous to the area; monthly calendar; and the school's logo and alma mater. The pages are bovine parchment (produced by U.S. parchmentor Jesse Meyer) and the binding was made by professor Gaddy from oak boards and covered in hand-stitched leather.
Materials also include five mounted photographs of students working on the manuscript and the design materials used to create the volume, as well as fourteen mounted photocopies of selected manuscript pages. These items were displayed in a Special Collections exhibit, The Art of Medieval Manuscript Painting: a UNF Manuscript, in December 2008 - January 2009.
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