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“Sandspur Tactics”: Lucy Blackman and the Women of Florida

Lucy Worthington Blackman, circa 1902-1915 As we observe Women’s History Month, the Archives is pleased to share this guest blog post by Dr. Leslie Poole, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. Prof. Poole’s subject, Lucy Blackman, came to Winter Park in … Continue reading

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Theodore Mead – The Man Behind the Mead Botanical Legacy Garden in Winter Park

Theodore L. Mead (Photo:  Courtesy of the Willis family) The Archives is pleased to share this guest blog post by Dr. Paul Butler, the author of Orchids & Butterflies – the Life & Times of Theodore Mead. In this new biography, … Continue reading

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The Roots of Global Citizenship: Rollins’ First Latin American Students, 1896-1897

Rollins students from Cuba, 1902 The Archives is pleased to share this guest blog post from Susan Montgomery, Public Services Librarian at Olin Library. Prof. Montgomery’s recent scholarship includes research on the first international students to attend Rollins, who came … Continue reading

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A New Classroom and Historic Image Pay Homage to Rollins’ Professor of Books

The new Edwin O. Grover Room at Olin Library (Photo:  Amanda Vocks) The Olin Library and the Rollins College Archives are happy to share this guest blog post from Dr. Eduard Gfeller, a documentary filmmaker and friend of the Library. … Continue reading

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“I Feel That You Are All My Friends”: Alexandra Tolstoy in Winter Park

Alexandra Tolstoy, the daughter of author Leo Tolstoy, speaking at the Rollins Animated Magazine in 1940 Sometimes it is surprising what one finds–or in this case, doesn’t find–in the archival record. Although Alexandra Tolstoy, the youngest daughter of Leo Tolstoy, … Continue reading

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