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Florida Atlantic University Libraries: UAP0003
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FAU Dedication Photograph Collection, 1964, Date acquired: 01/01/2007

3.00 boxes
The collection contains photographs, one contact sheet, and one slide.  On October 25, 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson dedicated Florida Atlantic University. The photos record the activities of the dedication: finding seats, being an attendee, President Johnson's arrival, President Johnson's receiving an honorary doctorate, and President Johnson's speech. On the platform with the President Johnson were the following people: FAU President Kenneth Williams, Florida Governor Farris Bryant, Florida Congressmen Claude Pepper, Dante Fascell, and Paul Rogers, and Florida Senators George Smathers and Spessard Holland.
Florida Atlantic University Libraries: UA00001
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FAU Founding Documents, 1959-1965, bulk 1959-1965

13.50 Linear Feet
The Founding Documents collection span the years 1959-1965, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 1964.  The collection highlights the planning and development of Florida Atlantic University and it is organized in six series: Early Planning, Planning, Groundbreaking, Media Relations, Dedication, and Inauguration. 
Florida Atlantic University Libraries: UAP0002
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FAU Planning Photograph Collection, 1961-1964, 1961-1964

2.00 boxes
The photographs in this collection document the planning of Florida Atlantic University. The collection includes photographs of the ground breaking by state and local dignitaries, architectural drawings depicting the early concept of campus buildings, and group portraits of the early administrators in planning meetings. The university opened in August 1964.
Florida Atlantic University Libraries: UA00017
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FAU Student Newspapers Collection, 1964 - 2017

36.00 Linear Feet
The student newspapers at Florida Atlantic University document various events, politics, and opinions at FAU.  Overall there are seven different publishing histories: The Atlantic Sun (1964 - 1989),  Student Newspapers - Self Published (1969 - 1973), The Independent Atlantic Sun (1989 - 1991), "All New" Atlantic Sun (1991 - 1992), Free Press at Florida Atlantic University (1994 - 1995), The University Press at Florida Atlantic University (1996 - 1999), and The University Press (1999 - Active).
Florida Atlantic University Libraries: UA00007

Office of the President, 1965-2006

3.00 boxes
The Office of the President consists of official records that document the activities and operations of the chief administrative officer of the University from the opening of FAU to the present. The records include memoranda, reports, publications, and other materials created and compiled by the office of the President.  The records of individual FAU presidents are listed separately.