Veritas (1960-2008) Now Available Online

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Veritas covers from 1972, 1974, 1977, and 1986

The University of Miami Libraries has completed the digitization of a major, historic publication of the University of Miami. Veritas served as the faculty and staff newsletter from September 1960 to December 2008. Produced by University Communications, the newsletter reported on University news, faculty profiles, event listings, athletics programs, and other topics. Its successor, E-Veritas, was introduced in 1999 and is distributed to employees weekly by email.

Please go to the link below to search the Veritas Archive or browse by issue. You can save and print the articles for your research and personal use.

Visit the Veritas Archive Online »

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December 2004 Issue

Veritas is one of many University publications housed at the University Archives that can now be accessed online. The digitization of Veritas and other historical publications is a cooperative effort at the University of Miami Libraries involving the Digital Initiatives, Preservation, Cataloging & Metadata, and Web & Emerging Technologies teams.

You can visit the University Archives, located on the eighth floor of the Otto G. Richter Library, on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please contact University Archivist Koichi Tasa for questions or suggestions on archiving and using historical resources of the University of Miami.



Now Available Online: The Cuban Map Collection

The Cuban Map Collection housed in the Cuban Heritage Collection contains maps dating from the 16th century to the 21st century. The online version of the Cuban Map Collection  found on the University of Miami Libraries Digital Collection site contains maps in the public domain dating from the colonial period to 1923 and includes general maps of the island, provincial maps, city and town maps, tourist maps, and other specialized map formats in a variety of scales, colors, and artistic styles.

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The launch of the online Cuban Map Collection compliments the University of Miami Libraries’ current geographic and data visualization exhibit This Space, This Place. The online platform gives researchers enhanced access to the materials, allowing them to browse the collection and to zoom in on fine details. In addition to providing wider availability, the online collection helps us preserve the maps by making them available without unnecessary handling of the physical items.

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Stay tuned for more. Maps still in copyright are also being digitized and will be available for online consultation in the Cuban Heritage Collection reading room.  For more information, please contact the Cuban Heritage Collection at 305-284-4900 or chc@miami.edu.



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