Black History Month Webinar

In commemoration of Black History Month, this series of blog posts highlights African-American history in Florida.

Looking for Black History Month resources? Check out our Florida Electronic Library/Florida Memory webinar to learn more about online resources for the study of African-American history and culture in Florida: http://bit.ly/1jAFz5w.

Abraham, Black Seminole war leader and interpreter, ca. 1838

Abraham, Black Seminole war leader and interpreter, ca. 1838

Daguerreotype to Digital – A Brief History of the Photographic Process

The daguerreotype was the earliest practical photographic process, but exposure times could be as long as a half-hour. Head clamps held the subject in place so they didn’t wiggle. A later photographic process allowed for fast exposure, but was blue! Another was prone to spontaneous combustion. Archives Supervisor Jody Norman will talk about the history of the photographic process, from the dangers and limitations of early methods to the advent of digital photography.

If you are interested in the history of the photographic process, register for this free webinar, and join us from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST on January 17, 2013!


 

Webinar: Finding and Using Primary Sources Materials

Do you teach history? Are you researching for your 2013 Florida History Fair project?
Sign up today for our free upcoming webinar on finding and using primary source materials from Florida Memory. We hope you can attend!

[UPDATE: Go to our Webinars page for free recordings of past sessions.]

Mary McLeod Bethune with a line of girls from the school (ca.1905)

Mary McLeod Bethune with a line of girls from the school (ca.1905)

Florida’s Role in the Civil War (webinar)

This interactive webinar focuses on Florida’s role in the Civil War. Archivist Boyd Murphree will discuss the variety of Civil War resources available on the Florida Memory website as well as additional collections housed in the State Library and Archives of Florida.

Florida Memory is a Web initiative by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. Florida Memory provides free online access to archival documents, films, photographs and sound recordings from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

Thursday, June 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT

All you need is a computer, your Internet connection and a telephone to participate. When you attend a live event, you can post questions to the speaker and chat with other participants during the presentation.

If you know that you will be unable to attend the live event but would like to view the recorded webinar, please register. All registrants will automatically receive a follow-up email with the link to view the recorded webinar.

[UPDATE: Go to our Webinars page for free recordings of past sessions.]

Register for this session.

Meeting number: 597 574 200

Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the live session. For registration information and assistance, contact:

Kurz and Allison lithographic print of the Battle at Olustee: Olustee Battlefield, Florida

Kurz and Allison lithographic print of the Battle at Olustee: Olustee Battlefield, Florida

Webinar Information and Link to Recordings

Want to learn more about Florida Memory from the experts? The Florida Memory team is conducting a series of webinars that provide detailed information about the website and digitized collections from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

All webinars are free upon registration. Simply provide your name and an email address when prompted.

[UPDATE: Go to our Webinars page for free recordings of past sessions.]

Register to receive a recording of our first webinar, “How to Use Florida Memory to Find Resources For and About Your Community.”

Close-up view of a Marsh rabbit - Osceola County, Florida

Our first webinar was on Groundhog Day (February 2). Since groundhogs are neither indigenous to Florida, nor to our collections, we chose this Marsh Rabbit as our mascot: Osceola County, 1991. While Marsh Rabbits cannot predict the weather, we hear they are quite adept at swimming.

[UPDATE: Go to our Webinars page for free recordings of past sessions.]

You can also receive the recorded version of the second installment in our webinar series,  “Finding and Using Primary Sources from the Florida Memory Website.”

Miccosukee boys reading at the Mission

Many of our second webinar attendees were teachers and librarians, so we chose this image from the Bedell collection of two Miccosukee boys reading at the Glades Cross Mission to illustrate our theme: Everglades City, 1941.

[UPDATE: Registration for this session has ended.]

Register for our third webinar, “Florida Memory: An Introduction to Audio Resources,” which will be held on April 5, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EDT.

  1. Go to this page: Register for this session.
  2. Enter the meeting number – 592 243 890
  3. Click on the “Registration” link.

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming webinars from the Florida Memory team. Enjoy!