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Univ. Librarian / Director / Dean

C.A. Finley (Univ. Librarian), 1905-06

W.S. Cawthon (Univ. Librarian), 1906-08

Milton Hadley (Univ. Librarian), 1908-18

Cora Miltimore (Univ. Librarian), 1918-37

Henrie May Eddy (Interim), 1937-39

Walter Hill (Univ. Librarian), 1939-44

Nelle Barmore (Interim), 1944-46

Vivian Prince (Interim), 1946

Stanley West (Director), 1946-67

Margaret Goggin (Interim), 1967-68

Annette Liles (Interim), 1968

Gustave Harrer (Director), 1968-84

Max Willocks (Interim), 1984-85

Dale Canelas (Director), 1985-2007

John Ingram (Interim), 2007

Judith Russell (Dean), 2007+

George A. Smathers Libraries History

Addendum: Libraries and Directors


Libraries and Collections

       Original UF libraries were comprised of collections from the libraries of the following schools: East Florida Seminary, St. Petersburg Normal and Industrial School, South Florida Military and Educational College, and Florida Agricultural College and Experiment Station (most of the books came from this Lake City school). Other smaller disciplinary libraries have existed over the years, but are not listed here.

    Original Libraries
  • 1905-1925 Main Library (located in Thomas Hall, then Peabody Hall)
  • 1925-1967 Main Library (Library East - first library building on campus / 1967+ See below)
  • 1905-1987 Agriculture Library (See below)
    Smathers Library / Library East
  • 1925-1967 Main Library
  • 1967-1970 Undergraduate Library / College Library
  • 1970-1989 Library East
  • 1989+       Smathers Library
    Library West
  • 1967-1970 Graduate Research Library
  • 1970+       Library West (2006 Renovated and Expanded)
    Agriculture Library
  • 1905-1956 Agriculture Experiment Station Libary (Thomas Hall / Griffin-Floyd Hall / Rolfs Hall)
  • 1931/32-1956 Agriculture Extension Service Library (Seagle Building - off campus)
  • 1956-1987 H. Harold Hume Agriculture Library (McCarty Hall)
  • 1987+       Marston Science Library (integrated with other science libraries)
    Architecture Library
  • 1925-1940 Architecture Reading Room (Peabody Hall)
  • 1940-1957 Architecture and Allied Arts Reading Room (Building E)
  • 1957+       Architecture and Fine Arts Library (Grove Hall / Architecture Building)
    Biology-Geology Library
  • 1947-1956 Biology-Geology Library
  • Marston Science Library (integrated with other science libraries)
    Botany Library
  • 1909-1947 Botany Library (Science Hall=Keene-Flint Hall)
  • 1947         Combined with Biology-Geology Library
    Chemistry Library
  • 1923-1960 Chemistry-Pharmacy Library (Chemistry-Pharmacy Hall=Leigh Hall)
  • 1960         Pharmacy moved to Health Sciences Center Library
  • 1960-1987 Chemistry Library (Leigh Hall)
  • 1987+       Marston Science Library (integrated with other science libraries)
    Education Library
  • 1911/12-1939 Education Reading Room (Peabody Hall)
  • 1939-1950 Curriculum Library (P.K. Yonge Hall=Norman Hall)
  • 1950+       Education Library (Norman Hall)
    Engineering Library
  • 1912/13-1948 Engineering Library (Science Hall = Keene-Flint Hall)
  • 1948-1959 Engineering Library (Building E / Engineering Hall=Weil Hall)
  • 1959-1987 Engineering & Physics Library (Weil Hall)
  • 1987+       Marston Science Library (integrated with other science libraries)
    Journalism Library
  • 1960s+       Journalism Reading Room / Allen H. Neuharth Journalism Library
    Law Library
  • 1909-1968 Law Library
  • 1969+       Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center
    Map Library
  • 1973-1987 Map Collection (Library East)
  • 1987+       Map & Imagery Library (MSL)
    Medical Library
  • 1953-1956 Medical Reading Room (Main Library)
  • 1956+       Health Science Center Library (HSC)
    Music Library
  • 1954-1977 Music Reading Room (Architecture Building / Music Building)
  • 1977+       Music Library (Music Building)
    Physics Library
  • 1909-1959 Physics Library (Science Hall / Main Library)
  • 1959         Combined with Engineering Library
    Science Library
  • 1987+         Marston Science Library (Combining several branch science libraries)
    Zoology Library
  • 1909-1947 Zoology Library (Science Hall=Keene-Flint Hall)
  • 1947         Combined with Biology-Geology Library

History by Vernon N. Kisling, Jr.

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