A VIRTUAL GALLERY EXPERIENCE
Our DigitalFGCU Exhibitions site connects our digital content to the gallery experience by adding descriptive narratives and multimedia to help tell the story of our special collections.
The University Archives, Special Collections, & Digital Initiatives Department of the Florida Gulf Coast University Library advances research by acquiring, preserving, and providing public access to original primary source materials. Special Collections houses rare, fragile, and unique materials including manuscripts, early printed books, photographs, sheet music, and ephemera. Strengths of the collections include Southwest Florida history, forensic anthropology, ichthyology, mid-twentieth century photojournalism, and regional environmental studies. If you are interested in donating to our collections, please see our donation guidelines.
These collections are available to FGCU students and individuals who are interested in acquiring primary resources for research purposes, whether it is on early Florida history and ecology, journalism coverage of major historical events throughout the mid-twentieth century, high profile forensic case studies, and many others. The online finding aids will allow you to explore and search collections which are physically located on the 3rd floor for viewing by appointment. The current finding aids are not representative of the total FGCU University Archives and Special Collections. Check back often as we continue to acquire more materials for the collection and work on making them available. The online finding aids will allow you to explore and search collections which are physically located on the 3rd floor for viewing by appointment.
Contact: Kaleena Rivera 239-590-7506 or Melissa Minds VandeBurgt 239-590-7658