SP. Special Collections
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
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 designed...
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 — Box FOWR
Abstract 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
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
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 association...
Dates: Event: 2018-09-10
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
Identifier: 2019-001-Sunny Scenes-Meching
Scope and Contents This gift was made by Dr. Jay Meching, Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California Davis, who in 2001 curated a special exhibition of hand-colored photography at the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida. Included in this collection are 254 hand-painted postcards from states such as Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Washington, and others. However, neither Florida nor California-themed postcards are included in this gift.Sunny Scenes Inc. was...
Identifier: SP-US Presidents
Scope and Contents Originally collected by President Hamilton Holt, this is a collection of engravings on the US presidents from George Washington to Ronald Reagan, as well as first ladies and other notable figures in history. As many of those portraits bear authentic signatures, the set was put in archival storage after the Olin Library was dedicated in 1985.
Dates: Created: 1776-1980
Scope and Contents The collection contains the correspondence and papers, both personal and business, of William Sloane Kennedy. Many of his rough drafts, proofs, and final published copies of articles, poetry, essays, and books are represented in the collection. His interest in a broad range of topics is well documented by files of clippings and articles. Throughout his adult life he maintained the habit of keeping journals and notebooks to record information on his research, travel, and literary studies;...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1870-1929