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SP. Special Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: SP

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Book Arts Collection at Rollins College

Identifier: SP-Book Arts-2020-001
Scope and Contents Through a collaborative partnership between The Art & Art History Department, Olin Library and The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, the Rollins Book Arts Collection was first developed in 2018 to support faculty teaching and student learning at Rollins. Book arts is a discipline that produces artists' books--interactive art objects that explore a wide variety of content through both traditional and experimental book structures. As a teaching resource, The Rollins Book Arts Collection is...
Dates: 2020

Brightman, Thomas and Susan Collection of Paintings by William Sauts Netamux'we Bock

Identifier: SP-Brightman
Scope and Contents

The core of this collection consists of 57 works of art by Pennsylvania artist William Sauts Netamux'we Bock.  The works were acquired over a period of 25 years by Rollins alumnus Thomas Merton Brightman (class of 1965).  It also contains materials documenting the paintings, Brightman's personal notes on the subjects depicted, printed illustrations by Bock, and advertisements for Bock's studio in Souderton, Pennsylvania.

Dates: Created: 1960-2010; Other: Majority of material found in 1990-2010; Other: Date acquired: 07/04/2014

Collection of 34 Examples of Textile Arts and Handicrafts

Identifier: 2017-006-Textiles
Scope and Contents

Portfolios of historic and modern textile arts, mounted on 18" X 14" boards, including woven palm fiber tapa cloth, batik, tie-dyed materials, embroidered and printed silk, cotton, linen, wool weaves, etc., gift of Dr. Lawrence Simonson in ca. 1952.

Dates: 1952

Friends of Wekiva River Papers

 Collection — Box FOWR
Identifier: SP-FOWR

The Friends of the Wekiva River (FOWR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve the beauty and natural functions of the Wekiva River system. Received by Rollins College in 2003, Friends of Wekiva Rivers Papers document the environmental protection activities of the community-based group in Central Florida since its founding in 1982.

Dates: Created: 1978-2003; Other: Date acquired: 03/05/2004

Gasoline Alley Comic Strips by Frank King

 Collection — Box Box 1-2
Identifier: SP-Gasoline Alley
Scope and Contents

Hand-drawn by Frank King and originally published in Chicago Tribune, this is a collection of 283 comic strips that was donated by the artist in 1954. Each strip contains a series of four drawings with captions, created by a pen and ink technique on Strathmore paper board.

Dates: Created: 1922-1951; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1953

Haldeman-Julius Little Blue Books

Identifier: 2019-002-Bluebooks
Scope and Contents Emanuel Haldeman-Julius began publishing Little Blue Books in 1919. He had written for several Socialist newspapers and edited the APPEAL TO REASON, a national Socialist weekly, before he launched the publication of his inexpensive paperback books. Till his deather in 1951, he issued some two thousand titles in the series, which ranged from THE RUBAIYAT, his first Little Blue Book, to HOW TO PSYCHOANALYZE YOURSELF, THE LIFE OF JESUS, and Schaopenhauer's ART OF CONTROVERSY. It is estimated...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1984

Historical Newspaper Collection of Olin Library, Rollins College

Identifier: SP-Newspapers
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of historical newspapers held at Olin Library, Rollins College, including several rolls of microfilms, loose issues of local and Florida titles, and special issues that mark historical events in history.

Dates: Other: Dummy Date

Hurston, Zora Neale Collection

Identifier: 2017-001-Hurston
Scope and Contents This is a collection maintained by the Rollins College Archives that documents Zora Neale Hurston's life, literary career and her connection with the College in the 1930s, including: copies of her correspondence with college personnel, playbills and reviews on her folklore performances at Rollins' Recreation Hall, some audiovisual materials and the Zora Neale Hurston Festival in Eatonville, Florida, while the bulk of the collection consisting of secondary source materials on her biography...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930

Kerr, C. Douglas Collection of Hemingway Scholarship

Identifier: 2018-004-Kerr
Scope and Contents Charles Douglas "Doug" Kerr graduated from Rollins College in 1966 with a BA in English. At Rollins he met his wife of 55 years, Elaine Lawrence Kerr. He played on the Rollins College Soccer team and was captain his senior year. He also served as Commander of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He began his career with Martin Marietta and grew to become a senior manager of communication at Lockheed Martin. Kerr developed his avocation for Hemingway while studying at Rollins and through his...
Dates: Event: 2018-09-10

Koreshan Unity Publication Collection

Identifier: SP-Koreshan
Abstract Communal organizations flourished during the 19th century America when people joined movements that strove to achieve more perfect lives. One of these was the Koreshan movement. Cyrus Teed, who possessed a magnetic personality, actively recruited followers for his cult of Koreshan Universology. The Koreshans espoused communism in the truest sense of the word, imitating the communal lives of the early Christians when everything was held in common. The Koreshan community in Estero, Florida was...
Dates: Created: 1895-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1922-1936