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Collection ID: UA2007-1

University of North Florida Press Records, 1973-1994

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Location of this collection:
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
904-507-4122
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Terms of Access:
Permission to photograph, publish, quote or reproduce items must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. The reproduction of materials is subject to the discretion of the Library. Materials may be restricted by donor limitations, compliance with copyright law, and the condition of the materials.
Preferred citation:
University of North Florida Press Records, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Abstract:
The collection documents the establishment, activities and functions of the University of North Florida Press (UNF Press), a member of the University Presses of Florida from 1973-1991. The Records contain the official files of the Press, including administrative materials, book reviews, Editorial Board correspondence and minutes of Board meetings, financial statements and sales reports, manuscripts drafts and editorial comments, marketing and publicity, press catalogs, reports, and letterhead stationery.
Extent:
4.00 boxes
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
University of North Florida Press Records, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research.

Terms Of Use:

Permission to photograph, publish, quote or reproduce items must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. The reproduction of materials is subject to the discretion of the Library. Materials may be restricted by donor limitations, compliance with copyright law, and the condition of the materials.

Background

Scope and Content:

The collection documents the establishment, activities and functions of the University of North Florida Press (UNF Press), a member of the University Presses of Florida from 1973-1991. The Records contain the official files of the Press, including administrative materials, book reviews, Editorial Board correspondence and minutes of Board meetings, financial statements and sales reports, manuscripts drafts and editorial comments, marketing and publicity, press catalogs, reports, and letterhead stationery.

Biographical / Historical:

The University of North Florida Press was founded in October 1973. It was established by the Florida Board of Regents as part of a systemwide publishing consortium (University Presses of Florida) to publish books, monographs, journals and other types of scholarly or creative works. Each participating institution organized an editorial committee with the mandate to make local publishing decisions. The design, editing, manufacturing, and marketing tasks were handled by a central publishing unit in Gainesville, Florida. The UNF Press Editorial Board was chaired by Dr. Richard Bizot throughout its existence. Initial Board members also included Iris G. Brown, Robert S. Cline, Carol L. DeMort, Jack T. Humphries (ex officio), Henry A. Newman, Jr., Stephen L. Shapiro, and William C. Stainback. The Board served in a strictly advisory capacity until 1983 when it published its first book, The Architecture of Henry John Klutho: the Prairie School in Jacksonville, by Robert C. Broward. From 1984 to 1991, the UNF Press published seven other books and had accepted for publication an additional four books. These last four were subsequently published with the University Press of Florida (UPF) imprint. The majority of the UNF Press imprints were connected with Jacksonville or the Northeast Florida region, with an emphasis on history and architectural preservation. UNF Press publications by year: **1983: The Architecture of Henry John Klutho: the Prairie School in Jacksonville, by Robert C. Broward. **1989: Jacksonville's Architectural Heritage: Landmarks for the Future, by Wayne W. Wood. **1989: Twelve on the River St. Johns, by Charles E. Bennett. **1989: Zéspedes in East Florida, 1784-1790, by Helen Hornbeck Tanner. **1990: Nine Florida Stories, by Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, edited by Kevin M. McCarthy. **1991: Jacksonville After the Fire, 1901-1919: a New South City, by James B. Crooks. **1991: Mullet on the Beach: the Minorcans of Florida, 1768-1788, by Patricia C. Griffin. **1991: Speaking of Florida, by William L. Pohl and John Ames. In August 1991, the consortium was reconfigured by the Board of Regents and consolidated into one central authority. The UNF Press, along with the other state university presses, was absorbed into the University Press of Florida (UPF), the current official unitary publisher of the State University System. Each university continues to have a representative on the UPF Editorial Board.

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Acquisition information:

The majority of the collection was donated by Dr. Richard Bizot in 2007

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