The Photographic Collection of University Archives began with the donation of a single over-sized photograph of the UNF Groundbreaking Ceremony (1971). While the Archives' initial charge was to collect only print materials, over the years it became apparent from user requests that campus units did not have a program in place to save historical university photographs either in their retrospective offices, or deposited in the Library. In the early 1990's, in order to preserve the University's visual history, Archives began to actively and systematically collect - add and organize - historical images. The unit now holds over twenty thousand photographs, slides, negatives, and digital images. Included are images of faculty, staff, students, and other UNF-affiliated individuals; university construction, campus buildings and sites; and university events. Featured on the pages below are some of the more frequently requested images and photographs of special interest.
The Archives is the repository for historical resources relating to the University. Our materials include programs, newspaper clippings, memoranda and announcements, photographs, realia, and other visual / printed items. We welcome donations of additional items, particularly photographs, to enhance our collection. We also encourage individuals to contact us to share UNF memories and reminiscences. Please contact (904) 620-1533 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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