Earth and Archives

Spring is here, along with a plethora of Earth-related holidays to celebrate our planet and bring us together, including International Day of Forests (March 21), World Water Day (March 22) Manatee Appreciation Day (March 25), Arbor Day (April 10) and Earth day (April 22). Working here in Special Collections, it’s easy to wonder what a library devoted to rare books and manuscripts of the past … Continue reading Earth and Archives

For New Book, Political Scientist Looks to Records of Pan Am Flight Attendants

Dr. Waleed Hazbun, a political scientist at the American University of Beirut, came to Miami last month on a mission for his latest book project: to scour the records of former Pan American Airways flight attendants. Hazbun, the first recipient of Special Collections’ <World Wings International, Inc. Research Grant, gathered data from flight routes, news clippings, and other historical records for his book Jet Set … Continue reading For New Book, Political Scientist Looks to Records of Pan Am Flight Attendants

Notes from the Miami Zine Fair

By Jay Sylvestre, Special Collections Librarian On Saturday, April 30, Special Collections and the UM Gender, Sexuality, and Visual Studies Collective shared a table at the 3rd annual Miami Zine Fair. The Zine Fair, organized by Exile Books and hosted by HistoryMiami, featured 140 tables of zine makers, artists, and poets. The event drew more than 1,500 people who came to purchase and swap zines, … Continue reading Notes from the Miami Zine Fair

Local Food Experts Engage Foodie Community of South Florida

by Sarah Block, Library Communications Local food experts reflected on South Florida’s abundant natural offerings, strong multicultural seasonings, and rich supply of untapped resources—all shaping the area’s evolving culinary landscape—during a panel discussion at UM Special Collections’ Tropical Gastronomies featuring chef and cookbook author Norman Van Aken, food blogger and Edible South Florida editor Gretchen Schmidt, and author and historian Mandy Baca. Moderated by Special Collections … Continue reading Local Food Experts Engage Foodie Community of South Florida

Save the Date:UM Special Collections Lunch Hour Lecture – by Felipe F. Cruz, Abrams-Banning Pan Am Research Grant Recipient, 09.19.2013

The University of Miami Libraries Special Collections presents a talk by 2012 Dave Abrams and Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant Recipient Felipe F. Cruz as the first of its Lunch Hour Lecture Series. Cruz, a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Texas-Austin, will discuss his research and use of the Collection’s Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records to investigate … Continue reading Save the Date:UM Special Collections Lunch Hour Lecture – by Felipe F. Cruz, Abrams-Banning Pan Am Research Grant Recipient, 09.19.2013

April 15, 2013 Event: Eureka! How Using Special Collections Can Enhance Your Writing, Publishing, and Research Skills

Please join us at 6PM, 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Richter Library, for an engaging round table featuring UM faculty and students, who will share their experiences using the rare, unique and fascinating materials held in the Special Collections Department in Richter Library. Find out about their discovery  process, their new-found enthusiasm for primary source materials for their research, and how using special collections … Continue reading April 15, 2013 Event: Eureka! How Using Special Collections Can Enhance Your Writing, Publishing, and Research Skills

April 12, 2013: Marleine Bastien of Haitian Women of Miami to speak at Special Collections

Please join us, Friday April 12th at 6pm, as we welcome Marleine Bastien, founder of the Haitian Women of Miami or Famn Ayisyen nan Miyami (FANM). She will talk about the history of her organization in the Haitian diaspora and her work in community building in South Florida. Continue reading April 12, 2013: Marleine Bastien of Haitian Women of Miami to speak at Special Collections

4th Annual Edible Books Festival : April 1st, 2013

We are excited to announce the 4th annual Edible Books Festival at the University of Miami Libraries. This year’s festival takes place on April 1, 2013, in the front lobby of the Otto G. Richter Library at 12:00PM. This celebrated event was initiated by book artist Judith A. Hoffberg in 1999, and quickly became an international sensation. The rules for participating in the contest are … Continue reading 4th Annual Edible Books Festival : April 1st, 2013