In addition to the University
Archives, the duPont-Ball Library
also houses and manages some rare or valuable materials not directly
related to the University's history. Along with some ephemera,
Special Collections include the items such as those listed below.
To locate named Special Collections in
WebCat, use the drop down
LOCATION menu on the bottom half of the search screen to choose
For access to the library's Special Collections, please contact
Susan Ryan, Library Associate Director,
- Cleland Collection
Large collection of personal, military, and political memorabilia of
Joseph Maxwell "Max" Cleland, Stetson alumnus, decorated Vietnam veteran,
head of the Veterans Administration under President Jimmy Carter, and
former U.S. Senator from Georgia. See also
Cleland video clips
and Cleland audio clips from Vietnam.
Please ask to see our Politicos Room
that holds some of the Cleland Collection.
- Greenlaw Collection
Large collection of children's books, many of them first editions
and signed by the author and/or illustrator. Donated by Stetson alumna
and University of North Texas Professor Emeritus Jean Greenlaw.
- Regar Collection
The Regar Collection includes 13 Civil War era letters written
by James Frederick Allen before, during, and after he became a
prisoner of war at Andersonville Prison, the spoon Allen used at
Andersonville, the Bible he had in prison, and a number of other
family keepsakes. The collection also includes 100 family photos.
The collection was donated by James Frederick Allen's direct
descendants Donald Allen Regar and his four children,
Donald Allen Regar, Jr., Alison Regar Betancor, Allen William Regar,
and Adam Frederick Regar.
- Shaw Collection
The official Congressional papers of Representative E. Clay Shaw, Stetson
represented south Florida in the U.S. Congress for 26 years. The collection
includes a large collection of official papers, policy notebooks, videos,
DVDs, and many photos. Please ask to see our Politicos Room
that holds some of the Shaw Collection.
- Surratt Collection: James B. Reynolds Papers
A collection of fourteen historical manuscripts: thirteen letters
written between 1816 and 1864 to U.S. Rep. James B. Reynolds, a 19th-century congressman
from Tennessee, and a handwritten draft of a circular Reynolds wrote
to his constituents in 1825. The collection was donated to Stetson
by Dr. James Surratt, Volusia school superintendent from 1984 to 1991.
- Treasure Collection of Rare Books
Books deemed rare or valuable are assigned to the Treasure collection.
Titles can be browsed by searching the
library catalog and changing the
location drop-box to TREASURE.
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