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FIU Libraries Fall 2020

FIU Libraries Return to Campus Fall 2020: 

Updates on Special Collections and University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives is providing reference consultations virtually and library instruction online. 

For research and collection questions you may contact us at (305) 348-2412 or spcoll@fiu.edu

Child Care Center at FIU

On September 1975, the Child Care Center at Florida International University opened after 2 years filled with surveys, studies, and discussions which stemmed from a community Child Care Planning Conference.  The Child Care Center, housed in a trailer on the west side of campus beside the tennis courts, served 45 students ages 2 1/2 to 5 from the FIU and surrounding community. The history of the Child Care Center can be found in the University Archives in press releases, memos, annual reports and FIU student newspaper articles.

Rhia Rae, Digital Archivist

Rhia Rae is the Digital Archivist for Special Collections and University Archives at Florida International University.  In this role, she assesses and provides digital preservation and access to unique primary source materials and the University’s historical records (rare books, manuscripts, archives, artifacts, photographs, and audiovisual materials.)

Rhia earned her Master's Degree in Museum Studies at Syracuse University and her Bachelor's Degree in Art History at the University of South Florida. 

Closed

The department will be closed on May 8 - 10, 2019. 

Finding aids are available online at archives.fiu.edu. 

During the summer, we encourage you to schedule an appointment before visiting Special Collections and University Archives. 

Access to Collections may require 24 hour notice as many materials are at off-site locations.  Please email aalfonso@fiu.edu to schedule a visit.

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