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Cantor Murray Yavneh, 1863-1974, bulk 1920-1970
In 2012, Cantor Murray Yavneh donated his collection of nearly 200 pieces of print music, music manuscripts, song books, and periodicals to Florida Atlantic University. The collection dates from 1863 to 1976 and includes: cantorial music Hebrew and Yiddish songs, American popular standards, and instrumental works.
Collection ID: PMC00020
Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection Pamphlets -- British Pamphlets, 1607-1909, bulk 1770-1800
The Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection at Florida Atlantic University offers a wide variety of primary source materials suitable for research in the disciplines of history, political science, philosophy, pre-law and linguistics. With more than 13,000 items, the collection consists of printed and manuscript materials dating from the fifteenth century to the modern era. Materials include rare books, pamphlets, historical newspapers and journals, broadsides and cartoons, and documents.This collection consists of British pamphlets published throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The pamphlets in this collection are mostly concerned with politics, legislation, religion, and revolution within Great Britain and the American colonies.
Collection ID: SPCW0011
LIFE Magazines, 1937-1990, bulk 1937-1949
This collection consists of 474 publications of magazines. The publications in this collection are: LIFE Magazine, Fortune, L'Illustration, The Illustrated London News, Tiffany & Co. Jewelers: Silver Tableware, Silver Tea Sets, Graphic, The Sphere, The Spur, Kennedy and His Family, and Country Life. The collection comprises mostly of LIFE Magazines, which largely range from 1937-1949 and feature articles providing commentary on World War I and World War II.
Collection ID: SPC00029
Wilderness Islands Collection, 1928-2001, bulk 1984-1987
In 1984 the Commissioners of Palm Beach County unanimously accepted a proposal put forth by the Royal Palm Audubon Society and co-sponsors to develop and implement a county wide program which would preserve local, environmentally sensitive lands and establish these "wilderness parks" as natural historic sites. Rapid development within Palm Beach County had led to the destruction of the vast majority of the county's native ecosystems. The Audubon society referred to the remaining pockets of native or restorable lands, now surrounded by urban and/or agricultural development, as the "Wilderness Islands". In May of 1986, Dr. Daniel Austin, an FAU botany professor, and Dr. Grace Iverson were hired by Palm Beach County to conduct a survey and examination of the county's natural areas and create an inventory of the County's native ecosystems. The Inventory was used by county staff and advisory committees to identify the highest-quality environmentally sensitive lands that were purchased with the proceeds from voter approved bond referendums in 1991 and 1999. These properties became the foundation for the Natural Areas Program. This collection represents their research, the surveys, publicity, and administration of this project.
Collection ID: UAFP0006
Birnbaum Music Manuscript, 1902-1918
In 2000, the family of Nathan Birnbaum donated his music manuscript dating from 1902-1918. Locations noted in the manuscript include: London, Neu Sandez and also Knockaloe and Douglas which were both internment camps during World War I (1914-1918). Titles are mainly in German. A few titles are in Hebrew. Music almost exclusively for Violin.  Includes marches, waltzes, polkas, mazurkas, and Jewish religious songs. There are over 130 titles, many of which are signed by one or more of the following names: Nathan Birnbaum, Z. Gohlberger, Safir Julius, and John Angeren. All compositions are handwritten; the majority appear to be original although there are some transcriptions of works by Drdla, Blumenthal, and Brahms.
Collection ID: PMC00003
FAU Cheerleading and Dance Team Photograph Collection, 0
Photographic Collection of FAU Cheerleading and Dance Team.
Collection ID: UAP00023
FAU Golf Team Photograph Collection, 1968-2002
Photographic Collection of Fau's Men and Women's Team Golf Team.
Collection ID: UAP00028
Karanetta Lazarus Rockwell Civil War Letters, 1861-1862
Manila folder contains 3 letters written by Hugh French to his brother and sister discussing the War, Illinois, and their mother's illness and death, and 1 letter written by Samuel Holland to his aunt and uncle discussing Harper's Ferry and troop movements.
Collection ID: SPC00011
Collection ID: UAP00025
FAU Athletics Photograph Collection, 1991-2008
This is a collection of photographs saved on 12 compact discs.
Collection ID: UAP00026
Collection ID: UAP00024
Brandi Chastain FAU Sports Event Photograph Collection, 0
Photographic Collection of Brandi Chastain FAU Athletic Department Event.
Collection ID: UAP00022
FAU Fencing Team Photograph Collection, 1900-1985
Photographs of FAU's Fencing Team.
Collection ID: UAP00027
FAU Creative Services Marketing Collection, 2002-2018
This collection contains materials from the FAU Creative Service Department. Materials include marketing promotions, CDs with images,VHS tapes, audio casettes, 4x6 color photograph prints, and other materials used primarly for FAU marketing purposes.
Collection ID: UA00023
Marion Rinhart Lithographs Collection, 1799-1870
The collection consists of 95 lithographs, 1 Black And White photograph, a typed list of lithographs by Marion Rinhart, and three other items; The collection dates from 1799 to roughly 1865 but some of the lithographs may be earlier than 1799 and some may be later than 1865. The date given, 1879, for the maps of the states is wrong based on the fact that New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. The collection is small but it is surprising distributed across the global and includes a varity of engravings.
Collection ID: SPC00028
Marion Rinhart Stereographic Photograph Collection, Late 19th Century
The collection consists of 109 stereoscopic photographs and one stereoscope. A few of the stereoscopic photographs are hand painted. Some of photographs are from series that were published by photographic studios but the collection only has a few photographs from each of the published series. The photographs are from different areas in United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Most of the photographs are staged scenes.
Collection ID: SPC00027
Rosenberg Music Manuscript and Army Papers, 1897-1904
Joseph Rosenberg (Josel Rozenberg) was a Russian-Jewish immigrant who arrived in New York in 1904 after avoiding re-conscription in the Russian Army. He served in the Russian Army from 1899-1904 as a non-commissioned, under-officer. He played the cornet and the string bass in the army band. The Rosenberg Collection includes a bound manuscript of music with over 100 titles covering such genres as: waltzes, mazurkas, quadrilles, marches, polkas, and polonaises. Mostly with parts, some solos for cornet, some full score. The majority of the songs are in Russian with several in Hebrew. One piece is dated 1897. There are also papers from his time in the army including a photograph of the army band, a temporary passport issued by the army, his service record, and his army reserve card. In addition, there is his ticket for passage on the Bremen from Frankfurt to New York, dated November 3, 1904.
Collection ID: PMC00002
Howard Schnellenberger Photographs Collection, 1998-2011
This is a collection of Coach Howard Schnellenberger's portraits and activities at the beginning of FAU's football program. Coach Schnellenberger was FAU's first football coach from 2000 to 2011.
Collection ID: UAP00032
FAU Gymnastics Team Photograph Collection, Dummy Date
Photographs of FAU Gymnastics Team.
Collection ID: UAP00029
Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection Pamphlets -- Congressional, 1764-1953, bulk 1764-1953
The Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection at Florida Atlantic University offers a wide variety of primary source materials suitable for research in the disciplines of history, political science, philosophy, pre-law and linguistics. With more than 13,000 items, the collection consists of printed and manuscript materials dating from the fifteenth century to the modern era. Materials include rare books, pamphlets, historical newspapers and journals, broadsides and cartoons, and documents.
Collection ID: SPCW0001
Marion Rinhart Photographs Collection, 1860-1952, bulk 1875-1934
This collection consists of both original and reproduced photographs from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Subjects include Florida, New Jersey resorts, New York, children, the work of Jesse Wooley, and the photograph album of Aubrey Howell. Also included are more than eighty stereo cards from the 1800s which appear three-dimensional through the use of a stereoscope.  The original Rinhart collection of photos, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes was donated to the University of Miami, Otto Richter Library in Coral Gables, Florida.
Collection ID: SPC00026
Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection Pamphlets -- Miscellaneous, 1755-1990
The Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection at Florida Atlantic University offers a wide variety of primary source materials suitable for research in the disciplines of history, political science, philosophy, pre-law and linguistics. With more than 13,000 items, the collection consists of printed and manuscript materials dating from the fifteenth century to the modern era. Materials include rare books, pamphlets, historical newspapers and journals, broadsides and cartoons, and documents. The pamphlets in this collection cover the Civil War Era as well as the pre and post war years. Included are Congressional reports and speeches, and letters covering the years 1746 through 1912.
Collection ID: SPCW0009
FAU's Women's Softball Team Photographs Collection, 1990-2002
Photographic Collection of Fau's Softball Team
Collection ID: UAP00033
FAU Women's Soccer Team Photographs Collection, 1991-2002
Photographic Collection of Women's Soccer Team.
Collection ID: UAP00034
FAU Polo Team Photograph Collection, 1900-2000
Photographs of FAU's Polo team
Collection ID: UAP00031
FAU Women's Tennis Team Photographs Collection, 1970-98, bulk 1992-98
Photographic Collection of Women's Tennis Team.
Collection ID: UAP00035
FAU Lacrosse Team Photograph Collection, Dummy Date
Photographs of Lacrosse practice.
Collection ID: UAP00030
Theodore Pratt Collection, 1901-1997
Florida Atlantic University Libraries is the designated repository of the personal papers and manuscript archives of Florida author Theodore Pratt. The collection includes the author's personal copies of first and foreign editions of his works, original typescripts of his fiction and screenplays, correspondence, research notes, illustrative artwork for dustcovers and paperbacks, in addition to personal mementos and photographs. In 1934, Theodore Pratt and his wife Belle Jacqueline Jacques moved to Lake Worth, Florida and made it their home until his death in 1969. He published 35 novels, including four mysteries under the pseudonym of "Timothy Brace," two collections of short stories, two plays (adapted from his novels), and numerous short stories and articles. Pratt used a second pseudonym, "Peter Steel" for an adult novel titled The Amulet. Of the 35 novels, 14 of Pratt's novels and many of his short stories are set in Florida. His trilogy, consisting of The Barefoot Mailman, The Flame Tree, and The Big Bubble (reprinted as My Bride in the Storm), tell the story of the state between 1880 and 1924 and resulted in the author being dubbed "the literary laureate of Florida." Four of his novels and one article were adapted to screenplays and became feature films. His Florida novels were thoroughly researched and scrupulously portrayed the history of Florida people, institutions and events. He also kept detailed documentation on the practical and tedious aspects of making a living as a writer. His correspondence and photographs illustrate his unique character and provides a glimpse into the old Florida lifestyle.
Collection ID: SPC00022
Winner Collection of Glenn Miller Manuscripts, 0
In 2007, Martin Winner donated these handwritten scores and parts to FAU Libraries.  Mr. Winner's sister, Dorothy Demby-Lasky worked for the Glenn Miller Agency in New York City and was assigned as Johnny Desmond's secretary.  She came into possession of the music after the Glenn Miller Agency vacated their Manhattan offices circa 1947.  After some time, Ms. Demby-Lasky gave the music to her brother Mr. Winner.  These compositions were performed on the radio circa 1944 but were not published.
Collection ID: PMC00019
David Sturrock Manuscript Collection, 1908-1968, bulk 1960
This collection comprises supporting research material and manuscripts by the late horticulturalist Dr. David Sturrock. The collection contains a manuscript, research, maps and photos for his book, Trees for Southern Florida.  Also in the collection are first and second drafts of an unpublished manuscript entitled The Bahamas from the Viewpoint of a Horticulturalist, along with related research notes and correspondence.
Collection ID: UAFP0002
Dr. Dorothy Stetson-McBride Faculty Papers Collection, 1972-1992, bulk 1980-1992
Dr. Dorothy E. McBride Stetson is a Florida Atlantic University Professor Emeritus of Political Science who taught courses for 40 years in comparative politics, European politics, and women and public policy. Her undergraduate degree includes a B.A. from the University of Montana and she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. As tenured faculty in FAU's Department of Political Science, she served as Chair of the department for 8 years, as Associate Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Acting Director of Women's Studies, Interim Chair of the Department of Sociology and the Acting Dean of the College of Social Science. Dr. McBride also served as a founding board member of the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from 1985-1996. Dr. Stetson, as she was known during her time with Florida Atlantic University, she also served on the 1972 President's Commission on the Status of Women and on the President's Title IX Task Force in 1992. Additionally, she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politique in Paris and co-director of the Research Network on Gender Politics and the State.
Collection ID: UAFP0011
William Rosenblatt Photography Collection, 1944-1945, bulk 1944
William Rosenblatt Collection contains black and white photographs taken by the United States Army Signal Corps during World War II. Most of the photographs depict various members of the United States Army and relief organization workers in France and Belgium. The collection also contains some personal photographs of William Rosenblatt in Paris during that time and some postcards from Laval and Verdun France.
Collection ID: SPC00020
FAU Miscellaneous Photographs Collection, 1960-1990
This collection contains a wide variety of miscellaneous FAU photographs. Photographs include interior and exterior building photographs, some staff photographs, student photographs, largely around campus buildings and facilities. To provide a sample of the collection, a selection of photographs from each box were described. To view the entire collection, please contact lysca@fau.edu
Collection ID: UAP00060
Dr. Harry A Kersey, Jr. Faculty Papers Collection, 1966-2010
Harry A. Kersey, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of History at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.  A native Floridian, he received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters degrees from the University of Florida, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  In 1966, Dr. Kersey began teaching at Florida Atlantic University and currently is an emeritus professor of history at FAU.
Collection ID: UAFP0001
Sy Canton Collection, 1884-1975, bulk 1916-1949
The collection of Sy Canton (1918- ) consists primarily of American popular sheet music.
Collection ID: PMC00015
Campus Activities, August 1967 Photograph Collection, 1967, bulk 1967
The photographs in this collection document the daily activities in various departments on campus in August 1967. They show the operations aspect of the university by showing the activities in departments such as Utilities and Administrations. On the manila envelope received from Ms. Elfriede Lynch, there was a typed notation indicating that the Public Relations Office requested the photographs to update the "photo file" and for the "Boca Supplement."
Collection ID: UAP0007
Dance Band Combo, 1925-1962, bulk 1946-1953
The Dance Band Combos Collection consists of instrumental arrangements of popular songs first made for distribution to theater and music hall orchestras. These early to mid 20th century arrangements proved so popular that surprised publishers began making them available for general sale. Pit bands could then purchase a ready-made score of a current hit tune to vary their repertoire. Dance groups found them useful as well, and they made novel additions to the programs of salon ensembles and amateur combinations. Later, these multi-purpose orchestrations became commonly known as stock arrangements.
Collection ID: PMC00016
Office of the Provost, 1964-2007, bulk 1970-1990
The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for all academic programs, personnel, budgets and support units, including the University Libraries, the Registrar's Office, Computing Services, and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis. The Division is led by the University Provost and Chief Academic Officer.
Collection ID: UA00014
Joseph Schrogin Music Collection, 1954-1961, bulk 1954-1961
In 2004, the family of Joseph Schrogin donated his collection of original manuscripts. Joseph Schrogin was a Lithuanian composer who moved to the United States in 1921 and eventually settled in Los Angeles. He was not trained as a musician and only learned enough about playing the piano to sound out the music in his head. He studied harmony in order to fill out the musical lines. In 1972, Schrogin published a book of his songs titled Gezangen; he passed away two years later in 1974.
Collection ID: PMC00017
Office of the President -- Dr. Glenwood Creech Photograph Collection, 1973-1983, bulk 1973-1983
This collection consists of photographs documenting Dr. Creech's presidency (1973-1983) of Florida Atlantic University.  There are 361 photographs, negatives and contact sheets in this collection. To provide a sample of the collection, 24 photographs were digitized and described. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu and make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP0009
Office of the President -- Dr. Helen Popovich Photograph Collection, 1983-1989, bulk 1983-1989
Dr. Helen Popovich was the third president of FAU serving from 1983-1989. These photographs document the years Dr. Popovich was at FAU and reflect the changes she oversaw. Dr. Popovich increased the number of minority students in attendance, was involved with including more women athletes at the university, and participated with implementing equal opportunity for the FAU community. There are 363 photographs, negatives and contact sheets in this collection.  To provide a sample of the collection, 13 photographs were digitized and described. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu to make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00010
FAU Administration Photograph Collection, 1966-1967
This collection contains photographs of the FAU Administration Building and early Administration staff. Photographs include staff talking with one another, interior and exterior building photographs, staff portraits, and other miscellaneous photographs. To provide a sample of the collection, a selection of photographs from each box were described. For more information, please contact lysca@fau.edu
Collection ID: UAP00059
Collection of Bound Yiddish Manuscripts, n.d.
The collection consists of 26 handwritten Yiddish journals that were created by an unknown author.  Throughout all of the journals the name Ya'akov Me'ir b.R. Tsevi ha-Levi Bleiberg is stamped. The paginated journals have a range of topics from essays and reports to biographies and poetry.  Also, there are some tipped in newspapers clippings.
Collection ID: SPC00017
Joe Merman Sheet Music Collection, 1909-1999
Joe Merman was a composer, pianist, orchestrator, and arranger of popular Jewish and American music. The Joe Merman Music Collection includes 1000 pieces of sheet music; all scores are unpublished, single-copy manuscripts and represent his diverse talent in writing different combinations of big band charts and pieces for theatre and radio orchestras. The collections also includes two scrap books that contain numerous images, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and correspondence spanning across Joe Merman
Collection ID: PMC00012
Marvin & Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection Pamphlets -- Speeches, 1746-1932
The Marvin & Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection at Florida Atlantic University offers a wide variety of primary source materials suitable for research in the disciplines of history, political science, philosophy, pre-law and linguistics. With more than 13,000 items, the collection consists of printed and manuscript materials dating from the fifteenth century to the modern era. Materials include rare books, pamphlets, historical newspapers and journals, broadsides and cartoons, and documents.
Collection ID: SPCW0006
Francis Poole Collection, 1974-2011
Francis Poole graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1971. While a student he edited the unauthorized student literary magazine "Zephyr." After graduation he edited, with Bert Furbee, "Skullpolish." In 1977, Poole began publishing and editing "Blades" which he describes as "a tiny magazine." "Blades," in fact, is considered a poetry magazine of importance for both its content and its design which falls within the book arts category. "Blades" ended its publication with the 50th issue in 2011. Besides being a well-established poet, Poole is the curator of the Paul Bowles Collection at the University of Delaware. The collection consists of Poole's published books of poetry and the magazines he edited after graduating from Florida Atlantic University.
Collection ID: UAFP0005
FAU College of Arts and Letters Photograph Collection, 1966-1998
This collection contains photographs from the College of Arts and Letters. To provide a sample of the collection, a selection of photographs from each box were described. To see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu.
Collection ID: UAP00056
FAU College of Engineering Photograph Collection, 1967-1980
This collection contains photographs from the FAU College of Engineering. To provide a sample of each box, a selection of photographs were described. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu and make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00054
FAU College of Science Photograph Collection, 1965-1998
This collection contains photographs from the FAU College of Science. A selection of photographs were described from each box to provide a sample of the collection. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu and make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00055
FAU College of Education Photograph Collection, 1970-1973
This collection contains photographs from the FAU College of Education. To provide a sample of the collection, a selection of photographs from each box were described. For more information, please contact lysca@fau.edu
Collection ID: UAP00057
Heather T. Frazer Faculty Papers Collection, 1971-2006, bulk 1980 - 2000
Heather T. Frazer (1940 – 2006) was a professor of history at Florida Atlantic University. After graduating from Connecticut College for her undergraduate studies, she attained a M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University in South Asian History. In 1971, she became the first female faculty member in the FAU history department where she taught for 35 years before retiring in 2006. During her tenure she served as Department Chair and Director of Graduate Studies. She also pioneered the study of women's history at FAU, helping establish the Women's Studies program, which is now the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Dr. Frazer taught courses in women's history, modern Britain and British Empire, Indian history, and oral history. She researched and published in the fields of India and women's history, and co-authored with her colleague, Dr. John O'Sullivan, We Have Just Begun to Not Fight: An Oral History of Conscientious Objectors in Civilian Public Service during World War II (1996). In 1988, she received a Fulbright Fellowship and spent part of the year in India. In 1990, she was selected FAU's Distinguished Teacher of the Year, the highest teaching award conferred by the university, and one selected exclusively by the students. Upon her retirement she was named Professor Emerita of History.
Collection ID: UAFP0008
Cantor Irving Obstbaum Collection, 1910-1963, bulk 1910-1963
The collection of Cantor Irving Obstbaum consists of manuscript music, print music, personal songbooks, personal papers, programs, and pictures relating to his professional life as a cantor. Music books have been cataloged and relocated to Rare Books. Audio recordings have been relocated to Judaica Sound Archives.  Cantor Irving Obstbaum served the congregation of Temple Beth-El in New York for over 40 years.  Along with his responsibilities to his congregation, he served as Executive Director of the Jewish Ministers Cantors' Association that helped find and place other qualified cantors to other Temples. He was also well known for giving lectures and sermons on various Jewish and Hebrew musical topics throughout New York.
Collection ID: PMC00026
Office of the President -- Dr. Helen Popovich, 1983-1989, bulk 1983-1989
In 1983, Dr. Helen Popovich became Florida Atlantic University's third president and the first woman to head a public university in Florida.  During her tenure, freshman and sophomore classes were added to the student body.  Also, Dr. Popovich placed special emphasis on adding more minorities to the university's faculty, staff and student body, and she succeeded in pushing those numbers upward. During her six years in office, the enrollment of African American and Hispanic students increased, and the faculty and administration became more diverse. She also supported the appointment of more women to faculty and administrative positions, and she encouraged creation of the Women's Studies certificate program.
Collection ID: UA00010
Theodore T. Massey Scrapbook, 1920-1938, bulk 1935-1938
The Theodore Massey Scrapbook is part of the Marvin & Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection. Massey compiled a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and greeting cards that are predominantly from 1935-1938; within the book, there are also some church membership cards that date to the 1920s. Very little is known about Theodore Massey except what can be discerned from his scrapbook. He was from Bay Shore, New York which is located on the South Shore of Long Island. He was a Shriner who actively followed church news, had conservative political views, and an interest in history. The clippings are primarily about politics in the U.S. and Great Britain, church news, and women.
Collection ID: SPCW0012
FAU Aerial Photograph Collection, 1962-2000
The aerial photographs in this collection document the construction of buildings and the changing landscape on FAU Campuses and surrounding Boca Raton area. The aerials photographs show the overall growth of the campus of Florida Atlantic University. In 2010 Algonquin Hall was renamed to Nations North Residence Hall, Modoc no longer exists, Humanities Building was renamed to  the Arts and Letters Building, Biological Science was renamed to  the Behavioral Sciences Building.
Collection ID: UAP0004
FAU Men's Basketball Team Photograph Collection, 1989-2000
This collection contains photographs of the FAU Men's Basketball team. A selection of photographs from each box were described to provide a sample of the collection. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu and make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00043
Office of the President -- Dr. Kenneth R. Williams Photograph Collection, 1962-1994, bulk 1962-1973
This collection consists of photographs documenting Dr. Kenneth R. Williams' presidency of Florida Atlantic University.  There are 462 photographs, negatives and contact sheets in this collection. To provide a sample of the collection, 27 photographs were digitized and described.  If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu and make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP0008
Boca Raton Army Air Base Plans
The collection features the air base plans of Boca Raton Army Air Field. The plans indicate base buildings, layouts, training areas, and ecological areas.
Collection ID: UA00013
FAU Women's Basketball Team Photograph Collection, 1997-2001
This collection contains photographs of the FAU Women's Basketball team. A selection of photographs from each box were described to provide a sample of the collection. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu and make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00044
FAU Volleyball Team Photographs Collection, 1991-2001
This collection contains photographs of the FAU Volleyball team. A selection of photographs from each box were described to provide a sample of the collection. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu and make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00045
Dr. Samuel A. Portnoy Faculty Papers Collection, 1886-2003
Samuel A. Portnoy (1920 - 2004) was a professor of History at Florida Atlantic University (1963-1991) in Boca Raton, Florida.  Dr. Portnoy was a native New Yorker and received his bachelor's degree and Ph.D.  from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his master's from the University of Chicago. In 1963, he began teaching history at Florida Atlantic University where he was actively involved in the planning of the University's academic program.  He was also first chairman of the Department of History at FAU.  His areas of specialization include Russian and Soviet history, 19th and 20th century European history, and Modern Jewish history. Dr. Portnoy was also a prominent lecturer, speaking on subjects of current and historic importance.  These subjects included the Middle East, the Gorbachev revolution, German unification, and select topics in modern Jewish history (Hasidism, Zionism, Jewish labor and social movements in Europe and the United States), and various aspects of Yiddish culture.  Much of his research was focused on the Jewish Labor Bund and the life of Vladimir Medem, a Russian Jewish political leader.  Portnoy's publications include articles in both Yiddish and English for the journals Labor History, Dissent, and Yiddish. He is also the editor-translator of Vladimir Medem's memoirs entitled: The Life and Soul of a Legendary Jewish Socialist and Henryk Erlich and Victor Alter – Two Heroes and Martyrs for Jewish Socialism.
Collection ID: SPC00005
Students 1970s - Brochure Photographs, 1970-1974, bulk 1970-1974
The photographs in this collection represent FAU's outreach to students ready to attend an upper division university. FAU students participated as models for the brochures while FAU's Creative Services Department took the photographs. The photographs in this collection were taken between 1970 and 1974 which made FAU 6 to 10 years old at the time. There are 425 photographs and seven series in this collection. To provide a sample of the collection, 30 photographs were digitized and described. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu to make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00015
Wilma P. Miller FAU Athletics' Ephemera Collection, 1988-2010
This collection dates from 1988, the inaugural year for basketball at Florida Atlantic University, to 2010. Included in this collection are game day programs, media guides, posters, basketball ephemera as well as other FAU ephemera.
Collection ID: UA00016
Office of the President -- Dr. Anthony J. Catanese Photograph Collection, 1990-2003, bulk 1990-2003
Dr. Anthony J. Catanese was the fourth president of FAU serving from 1990 to 2003. The photographs in this collection document these years and reflect the growth and development of FAU under his leadership. Dr. Catanese added additional campuses to FAU, he oversaw the creation of the Charles E. Schmidt Bio-medical Science Center, which is the foundation of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, football was added to the athletics program, and new buildings sprouted on the campuses for both existing and new colleges. There are 470 photographs in the collection. To provide a sample of this collection, 36 photographs were digitized and described. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu to make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00011
FAU Students Photographs Collection, 1960s to 2000s, 1960-2000, bulk 1980
This collection documents student life at Florida Atlantic University from the 1960s to the early 2000s. The bulk of the collection is predominately from the 1980s, with other boxes of photographs of FAU staff, alumni, and other FAU people ranging from the 1960s to 2000s. Many photographs show students in class, on the many patios and gardens of the campus, in the cafeteria, in their dorms, and in many other college life activities. Most of the photographs are staged and taken by FAU photographers for creative marketing purposes. In 2018, the Students 1960s Photograph Collection was consolidated into this collection. Those boxes were added into the current collection and updated. As of 2018, boxes 1 through 3 in this collection contain materials from the Students 1960s Photograph Collection. To view the previous finding aid for the Students 1960s Photograph Collection, please click here.
Collection ID: UAP00052
Nancine Thompson Photographs Collection, 2002
This collection contains photographs compiled by Nancine Thompson. To provide a sample of the collection, some images from each box were described. To see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu to make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00051
Office of the President -- Mr. Frank T. Brogan Photograph Collection, 2003-2009, bulk 2003-2009
Frank T. Brogan was the fifth president of Florida Atlantic University serving from 2003-2009. These photographs document his tenure. FAU reached a new height in its scholastic achievements under his guidance. President Brogan raised academic requirements for students thus allowing the university to move forward in becoming a research university. In order to foster a feeling of community for students he instituted the Freshman Convocation. He was proud of FAU's distinction of having one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. The quality of research increased at the university by both increasing the number of grants awarded and developing partnership and mergers. He oversaw the evolution of the Charles E. Schmidt Bio-science Center into a biomedical center which was one step closer to FAU medical school. In the meantime, he created a partnership with the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, in the now ended program, of joint enrollment for FAU students. This program allowed graduates of the biomedical program to enter the Miller School of Medicine for their medical degree. Another example of his innovative approach in creating a foundation for research was the merger between FAU and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. President Brogan earned a master's degree from FAU in 1981. There are 38 photographs in the collection. To provide a sample of the collection, 11 photographs were digitizes and described. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu to make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00012
FAU College of Business Photograph Collection, 1960-1975
This collection contains photographs from the FAU College of Business. To provide a sample of each box, a selection of photographs were described. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu and make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00053
Henderson School and Slattery Center Photographs Collection, 1960-1996
This collection contains photographs from the Henderson School and Slattery Center. A selection of photographs from each box were described to provide a sample of the collection. For more information, please contact lysca@fau.edu
Collection ID: UAP00058
Yiskor Bikher (Memorial Books), 1950-1970
Yiskor bikher, or Memorial Books, were written after the Holocaust by survivors. The purpose of these books was to document the shtetls (Jewish villages of Central and Eastern Europe) that were destroyed and record the names of those Jews killed by Nazis or Nazi sympathizers. Yiskor books are a source of valuable information about life in Jewish towns before the Holocaust and for genealogical research. These books may contain biographies, photographs, maps and other items of historical interest. Most of these books are in Hebrew or Yiddish; please be aware that transliteration or translation services are not available. Photocopies or electronic scans may be requested, but may not be ready the same day. When requesting information by email, please give variable spellings.
Collection ID: SPC00007
Sybil Weiner Sheet Music Collection, 1895-1966
In 2007, Sybil Weiner donated her collection of over 500 pieces of American popular print music to Florida Atlantic University. The collection dates from 1895 to 1966 and includes: patriotic songs, Negro spirituals, music from American musicals and motion pictures, as well as many popular standards.
Collection ID: PMC00005
Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection -- Documents and Letters, 1638 - 1977
The Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection at Florida Atlantic University offers a wide variety of primary source materials suitable for research in the disciplines of history, political science, philosophy, pre-law and linguistics. With more than 13,000 items, the collection consists of printed and manuscript materials dating from the fifteenth century to the modern era. Materials include rare books, pamphlets, historical newspapers and journals, broadsides and cartoons, and documents.
Collection ID: SPCW0008
Miriam and Roman Waldman Music Collection, 1900-1940
The Miriam and Roman Waldman Music Collection is a large collection of Russian and Polish scores. Mrs. Waldman was a mezzo soprano and the daughter of a cantor from Johannesburg, South Africa. She married Roman Waldman, a classical pianist, in Israel. The collection was donated by Miriam Mandell Waldman in 1995 after a scud missile destroyed the ceiling of a storage building at her home in Herzliah, Israel.
Collection ID: PMC00004
Marvin E. Kemery Collection, 1914-1919, bulk 1918
This collection of correspondence and maps by World War I United States Army Officer Marvin Kemery describes the emotions and environment in which he served. Private Marvin E. Kemery, Fourth Army, 37th Division, 135th Field Artillery Regiment wrote home on a weekly basis. His letters discuss training and service overseas. This collection includes 45 letters with envelopes, two felt caps, one army patch and a eight maps.
Collection ID: SPC00009
Latin American Music Collection, 1941-1950
The Latin American Sheet Music Collection consists of original piano-vocal music and folk song arrangements by significant composers and songwriters from Central and South America.
Collection ID: PMC00018
Cantor Stuart Kansas Collection, 1919-1988, bulk 1919-1988
The collection of Cantor Stuart Kanas mainly consists of manuscript music and print sheet music relating to his professional life as a cantor. Music books have been cataloged and relocated to Rare Books. Audio recordings have been relocated to Judaica Sound Archives. Cantor Kanas studied at the famed Hebrew Union College in New York. Not only remembered for being a great Cantor in both Pennsylvania and New York, Cantor Stuart Kanas is also remembered for a legal decision that helped define the Cantor as a co-officiate in Jewish services of worship when it comes to draft deferment (1967). Cantor Stuart Kanas passed away on September 28, 2002.
Collection ID: PMC00021
Arlyn Austin Katims Civil War Collection, 1861-1992, bulk 1861-1865
The Arlyn Austin Katims Civil War Collection focuses upon the Civil War from the Union position. Within the collection are illustrations, currency, and a number of artifacts from the era. Items of special interest include an authentic mourning card from Abraham Lincoln's funeral and newspapers reporting Lincoln's death.
Collection ID: SPC00013
FAU Ephemera, 1978-2008
The majority of materials in this collection pertains to FAU history, including academic regalia, flags and banners, athletics materials, and other ephemera and university memorabilia. These materials were collected largely during the 1990s and early 2000s and represent academic life and events at FAU.
Collection ID: UA00021
Derna DePamphilis Music Collection, 1885-1962, bulk 1935-1950
The Derna DePamphilis Music Collection includes opera scores (many with her performance notations) and libretti. The libretti collection consists of late nineteenth and early twentieth century libretti from various publishers. The majority of the works are from Italian composers, but there are also some representations of French, German and English works.
Collection ID: PMC00011
Cantor Morton Pliskin Collection, 1890-1986
The collection of Cantor Morton Pliskin consists of manuscript music, print music, personal songbooks, personal papers, programs, and pictures relating to his professional life as a cantor. Music books have been cataloged and relocated to Rare Books. Audio recordings have been relocated to Judaica Sound Archives. Cantor Pliskin was known as a "wunderkind" cantor who started singing next to his father who was a cantor at the age of 13. After his family moved to Chicago he studied at the Hebrew Theological College of Jewish Studies in Chicago, the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and the University of Northern Illinois (where he focused on cantorial history). After graduating and serving as a cantor in Minneapolis for a few years he returned to Chicago where he served at the congregations of Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation and A.G. Beth Israel. Cantor Pliskin also had well established relationships with Cantor Moses Silverman and Dr. Bauer. He passed away on January 9, 2008.
Collection ID: PMC00022
FAU Library Photograph Collection, 1964-2010, 1964-2010, bulk 1964-1998
This collection is a visual history of the the Library that shows its many physical changes including the 1984-1986 expansion of the west wing. The Library has always been used by students for resarch and studying but in addition to that it is also a social area were students mingle and talk. These photographs also show the changes in the ways the library is used by students while maintaining the same goal of studying and research. There are 242 items in this collection consisting photographs, transparencies, contact sheets, and negatives.
Collection ID: UAP00036
Dr. Donald W. Curl's "Florida Atlantic University" Photograph Collection, 1941-2000
This collection consists of 224 photographs used by Dr. Donald W. Curl when writing his book, "Florida Atlantic University," Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Press, 2000.  This collection of photographs were gathered by Dr. Curl from the University Archives Photograph Collections. The selected photographs represent the period from 1960's through the FAU administration of Dr. Anthony James Catanese. Most photographs have information written by an unknown person on the protective sleeve, and, in some cases, the information was identified by the archivist as incorrect. Other information on the protective sleeve may also be incorrect.
Collection ID: UAP00020
Hassia Yehuda Print Sheet Music Collection, 1916-1968, bulk 1916-1968
In 2017, Hassia Yehuda donated her collection of print music, manuscripts and programs to the FAU Libraries Special Collections.  The Sheet music covers a wide variety of literature from solo piano music to choral to solo voice with piano accompaniment.  The collection illustrates a vivid picture of the transition of Jewish Print Music from the early 20th century to the mid-century 20th century.
Collection ID: PMC00023
Student Activities, [Boca Raton Campus], 1969, 1969
This collection consists of three series containing 313 photographs, negatives and contact sheets. The photographs document various student activities.  Series 1 documents activities such as lectures and labs, and registration. Included in Series 2 are photographs of Dr. Kenneth R. Williams with students.  Series 3 depicts students reading and talking on the Breezeway.
Collection ID: UAP00014
Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection Pamphlets -- French Revolution, 1789 - 1793, bulk 1789 - 1793
The Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection at Florida Atlantic University offers a wide variety of primary source materials suitable for research in the disciplines of history, political science, philosophy, pre-law and linguistics. With more than 13,000 items, the collection consists of printed and manuscript materials dating from the fifteenth century to the modern era. Materials include rare books, pamphlets, historical newspapers and journals, broadsides and cartoons, and documents.
Collection ID: SPCW0002
FAU Commencement Photographs, 1995-2012
This collection contains photographs of FAU commencement ceremonies. A selection of photographs from each box were described to provide a sample of the collection. If you would like to see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu and make an appointment. A collection of FAU Commencement Programs has also been processed; to view the FAU Commencement Programs collection, please follow the link under "Related Materials."
Collection ID: UAP00046
Students - MBA Program for American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), 1970, Date acquired: 00/00/2007
The photographs and contact prints depict activities of students and faculty from the College of Business--the Master of Business Administration Program (MBA) and members of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Collection ID: UAP00021
Bernard L. Weiss Print Collection, 1578-1778
The print collection donated to FAU Libraries by Major General Bernard L. Weiss, U.S. Air Force, consists of seventeen lithographs and/or printed renditions from the Renaissance period, from artists Jost Amman, Wenceslaus Hollar, and Adriaen van Ostade. The collection includes a letter in French from 1693.
Collection ID: SPC00014
Dr. John O'Sullivan Faculty Papers, 1831-1999, bulk 1940-1980
John O'Sullivan (1939-2000) was a professor of history at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. O'Sullivan attended Fordham University for his undergraduate studies and then Columbia University where he attained a M.A. and Ph.D. After graduating in 1971, he came to Florida Atlantic University where he served as chair of the History Department (1975-1978) and devoted his entire academic career. Dr. O'Sullivan received numerous research fellowships including the American Philosophical Society, the American Historical Association, and the Sloan Foundation.
Collection ID: UAFP0007
Cantor Zvi Aroni Music Collection, 1890-1991, bulk 1970-1990
In 1991, the family of Zvi Aroni [neé Shalom Zvee Aronowitz] donated his collection of print music, music manuscripts, personal songbooks, pictures, programs, and video recordings relating to his professional life as a cantor. Music books have been cataloged and relocated to Rare Books. Audio recordings have been relocated to Judaica Sound Archives. Cantor Aroni studied voice with Cantor Samuel Kavetsky and had a close relationship with the composer, Reuven Kosakoff. Many of their manuscripts can be found in the Collection. Cantor Aroni came to America in 1947 where he served as cantor in synagogues in Philadelphia and New York City. From 1964-1968 he served as Cantor of the Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue in Toronto, Canada. It was here that he was able to realize his dream of reviving the boy choir and integrating it into the service. From 1968-1979 Cantor Aroni lived and sang in NYC. He was Cantor at Beth Torah in North Miami Beach until his death in 1990.
Collection ID: PMC00001
Florida Atlantic University School of Social Work Collection, 1977-2006
This collection contains the office files for the School of Social Work documenting 29 years of the school's history. It includes correspondence, self study reports for accreditation, statistics about all aspects of the school, the development of the Master in School Work degree, and the development and implementation of the field experience in social work for the majors in the field.
Collection ID: UA00019
FAU Commencement Programs, 1965-2015
This collection contains FAU commencement programs and honors convocation programs starting from the 1960s. A collection of FAU Commencement Photographs has also been processed; to view the FAU Commencement Photographs collection, please follow the link under "Related Materials."
Collection ID: UA00002
Kriegsschriften Pamphlet Collection--World War I War Writings of the Kaiser Wilhelm-Dank, 1914-1915, bulk 1914-1915
Kriegsschriften (War Writings) of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Dank is a World War I collection of 28 pamphlets covering an array of war topics by various German authors, including university scholars, over the period 1914 to 1915. Topics include: Mobilmachung und Aufmarsch [Mobilization and Deployment], Kriegslieder von 1914 (mit neuen singweisen) [War Songs of 1914 (With New Singing Show)] by Robert Gersbach, Vom tode fürs Vaterland [Of Death of the Fatherland] by Dr. Gustav Roethe, Kriegsgedichte von 1914 [War Poems of 1914] by Robert Gersbach, 1870 und 1914 Gedanken und Erinnerungen eines Kriegsveteranen von 1870 [1870 and 1914 Thoughts and Memories of a War Veteran of 1870] by Dr. Edwin Evers, Deutscher Krieg humor 1914-1915 [German War Humor] by Walter V. Bremen, and Die Mobilmachung Der Deutschen Frauenfrage für Den Krieg [The Mobilization of the German Women Ask for War] by Dr. Arnold Ruge.
Collection ID: SPC00015
FAU Alumni Association Events and Portraits, 1977-2001
This collection contains FAU Alumni Association events and portraits. A selection of photographs from each box was described to provide a sample of the collection. To see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu to make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00048
Construction Photograph Collection (Boca Raton Campus), 1962-1969, 1962-1969
These photographs document the construction of the buildings and the Breezeway of the Boca Raton Campus from 1962 to 1969. In 2010 Algonquin was renamed to Nations North Residence Hall, Modoc is gone, Humanities Building was renamed to the Arts and Letters Building, Biological Science was renamed to Behavioral Sciences Building.
Collection ID: UAP0005
FAU Anniversaries and Celebratory Events, 1965-2004
This collection contains FAU anniversaries and celebratory events. A selection of photographs from each box was described to provide a sample of the collection. To see more photographs, please contact lysca@fau.edu to make an appointment.
Collection ID: UAP00049
Walter Wadepuhl Faculty Papers Collection, 1781-1989
Walter Wadepuhl (1895-1989) is well-known for his scholarship on German poets Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Heinrich Heine. Born in Germany in 1895, he immigrated to the United States at the age of twelve. He held a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Wadepuhl was head of the Department of Languages and Comparative Literature at Elmhurst College where he also taught German for nineteen years. In 1964, he was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor of German at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Wadepuhl authored many articles and several books on Goethe and Heine, including Goethe's Interest in the New World (1934) and Heine: Sein Leben und seine Werke (1974).
Collection ID: SPC00019
Charles Clark Bell Music Collection, 1915-1998, bulk 1970-1979
Charles Clark Bell was born in Connersville, Indiana in 1930 and went on to serve as the Coordinator of Music Education at Florida Atlantic University. He composed the music for the FAU Alma Mater and was interested in the Kodaly method of music education. The Bell Collection dates from 1915 to 1998 and includes: sheet music, manuscript music, correspondence, papers, and photographs.
Collection ID: PMC00007
Students Photograph Collection, 1960s, 1964-1969
In 2018, this collection was added into the FAU Students, 1960s to 2000s Collection and is no longer updated. This finding aid was retained to provide researchers with a guide for boxes 1 through 3 in the updated FAU Students, 1960s to 2000s Collection. Please follow this link to access the new collection.
Collection ID: UAP00016
Office of the President, 1965-2006
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.
Collection ID: UA00007