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New Collection: First Unitarian Church of Orlando

June 25, 2019
New Collection: First Unitarian Church of Orlando Orlando Unitarian Universalists can follow their roots back to 1912, when Reverend Eleanor Gordon was first minister to a church formed with 21 members. Building Unity Chapel in 1913, the group shared literary and spirited discussions, fostered by transplanted Unitarians from the North. Property in an orange grove […]

New Additions to the VLP Collection!

June 5, 2019
In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program continues, engaging a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in national cemeteries available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing […]

Screening of “The Yard” at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando

May 21, 2019
Photographs from a screening of the 60-minute documentary, “The Yard”, at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm. The screening of the film was followed by a panel discussion that included the filmmaker. Partners in the event included Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), First […]

New Oral History Interview: Debbie Simmons

May 10, 2019
An oral history interview of Debbie Simmons, the co-owner of Shelbie Press and a founding member of the Metropolitan Business Association (MBA), an organization supporting LGBTQ businesses in Orlando, Florida. As MBA president, she also helped found Come Out with Pride and the LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida. This interview was conducted by Sara […]

New Item: A Side Walk with the Art Festival

November 2, 2018
A Side Walk with the Art Festival by Elizabeth Bradley Bentley. The book celebrates two decades of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival in Winter Park, Florida. Bentley documents the festival’s history using newspaper articles, oral history interviews, personal experiences, scrapbooks, programs and minutes. Each chapter in Section One represents one year of the festival. […]

Watermark Collection Now Through 2006!

September 27, 2018
Since 1994, The Watermark has been the cornerstone source of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others) centered news for the Central Florida region. Founded by Tom Dyer in Orlando, the publication began generating bi-weekly issues beginning August 31, 1994. Since then, The Watermark has consistently published newspaper style issues every other Thursday. Gaining traction, […]

Nearly 100 Years of the The Sanford Herald are now digitally available on RICHESMI™!

January 31, 2018
On August 22, 1908, the Sanford Herald published its first issue. Featuring articles about the cost of purchasing and developing farm land and details of orange culture, the first issue was named the “industrial edition” as Sanford was then known as the Gate City to Florida. News of the past is no longer limited to […]

Happy Holidays from RICHES!

December 22, 2017
Happy Holidays from all of us at RICHES! Check out this Army Air Forces menu created for Christmas of 1943, from the private collection of Thomas Cook. The cover shows Santa Claus piloting an airplane over an airbase. There are illustrations of a decorated Christmas tree, a palm tree and what appears to be orange […]

New Release of RMI

September 29, 2015
Browse the Featured Items or Collections.  Also select the Collection Overview to see an explanation of many of our collections.  See all of the Featured Items by clicking the title of that section.   Learn more by watching a Tour of RICHES MI, or reading about our project.  Follow us on social media with the social […]

New Collection – The Maitland News Collection

August 24, 2015
The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by The Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. The Maitland News Collection includes a number of early issues published from 1926 to 1927. Newspapers were contributed by the Maitland Historical Museum, as part of the Art & History […]

New Additions to the Rock Collection

August 3, 2015
The Rock Collection explores the history of rock music in Central Florida. Items in this collection were curated by UCF graduate Geoffrey Cravero and include photographs, newspaper articles, ticket stubs, and videos. These new items were donated to RICHES from the private collection of professional photographer Alicia Lyman and features the following local bands and artists: Beeb$ and Her […]

New Additions to the Oviedo Historical Society Collection

July 22, 2015
The Oviedo Historical Society Collection encompasses historical artifacts donated for digitization at the Oviedo Historical Society’s History Harvest in the Spring semester of 2015. Items in this collection were curated by UCF graduate student Porsha Dossie and include photographs, newspaper articles, maps, programs, pamphlets, booklets, and deeds. These new items were donated to RICHES from the […]

New Collection: Oviedo Historical Society Collection

July 13, 2015
The Oviedo Historical Society Collection encompasses historical artifacts donated for digitization at the Oviedo Historical Society’s History Harvest in the Spring semester of 2015. Items in this collection were curated by UCF graduate student Porsha Dossie and include photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and artwork. Items were donated to RICHES from the private collections of Sue […]

New Additions to the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Collection

June 23, 2015
RICHES MI has added a number of photographs to the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Collection. The Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation is located on the Bethune-Cookman University campus at 640 Doctor Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. The foundation was established on March 17, 1953, as “a place to awaken people and to have them realize […]

New Collection – Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Collection

June 23, 2015
We’ve added a new collection to RICHES MI: the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Collection. This collection features photographs, oral histories, and other items donated by the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, located at 633 Osceola Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. Albin Polasek, known internationally for his sculptures, retired to Lake Osceola in Winter Park […]

Analyze and Annotate your book bag! RICHES MI 3.0 arrives.

May 1, 2015
RICHES Mosaic Interface released its new version last week and it includes more ways than ever to analyze your book bag. Create folders for your bookbag Change the order of items in your bag See your selected folders on a timeline or map Choose suggested items from Connections to add to your bookbag View a […]

See Connections changes Immediately

November 21, 2014
We have also moved the connections settings button to the connections window.  This allows the connections to be changed immediately when you choose a different setting.  Connection Settings are basically the weights that the connections algorithm uses to for the different criteria used to calculate the realtedness of items in the repository.  Try it! 1. […]

Sort your Search Results

September 23, 2014
RMI has a new way to display search results! At THAT Camp 2014, users asked us to allow them to order their results.  We have added a dropdown on the results tab to allow searching by relevance (for natural language searching), chronological and alphabetical order. Listed under the name of each item is the list […]

Social Media on RICHES MI

August 15, 2014
From the detail window, you can now share your findings with your friends social media.

Limit your results by Document Type

May 29, 2014
Many users have requested that they be able to limit their search to a certain document type.  We have added the list of resource types on the first search tab.  Now you can choose a document type before you search and see only that type of document in the results.