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Digital Collections

The Florida State University Libraries’ Digital Collections include more than 100 digital collections, containing over 1 million pages of unique digitized and born digital materials such as civil war diaries, correspondences, and related documents, historical juvenile literature, books, photos, faculty research, and electronic theses and dissertations.

Featured Collection

The Harrison Sayre Circus Collection contains many different media types, including autographed photos, slides, negatives, circus programs, posters and other circus memorabilia collected by Harrison Sayre, an active circus enthusiast and traveler, from circuses in the United States, and as far away as Australia, Russia, and Hawaii.


Digital Collections

These collections allows the public, research and learning communities to discover unique and exceptional digitized and born digital materials held at Florida State University and partner institutions:

FSU Digital Collections for uniquely FSU digitized materials from Special Collections and Archives, Heritage Protocol, University Archives and the Claude Pepper Library. For instructions on using this repository, visit our How to Find Materials page.

DigiNole Commons is a service of The Florida State University Libraries dedicated to preserving and providing open access to the scholarly research and creative work of the University. FSU Libraries staff works with university departments, research centers, and individual faculty to select, submit, and manage content. Members of the university community are invited to contribute their completed scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility. Archiving content in DigiNole Commons is free and allowed by many publishers.

PALMM (Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials) is a cooperative initiative of the public universities of Florida to provide digital access to important source materials for research and scholarship. PALMM projects may involve a single university or may be collaborative efforts between a university and partners within or outside of the state university system. PALMM projects create high-quality virtual collections relevant to the students, research community and general citizenry of Florida.

Civil War in the American South provides a central portal to access digital collections from the Civil War Era (1850-1865) held by members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). This site currently links to more than 10,000 items from 30 libraries. The shared collection continues to grow, providing ready access to a world-class collection of primary source materials from the American Civil War era.

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