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University of Central Florida Poster Collection

Identifier: UA27C

Scope and Contents

Series I: Academics, 1982-2007 holds posters that are about such subjects as the Music Department, African American Studies, Research Week, and College of Extended Studies. Although not all published by UCF, these materials all have information concerning the academic life of the university.

Series II: Athletics, 1973-2007 holds posters about UCF and FTU sports. Those sports include Football, Basketball, and Soccer. Most of the materials have been produced by the Athletics Department.

Series III: University Affairs, 1981-2008 holds posters about advertising the university and its events. Those events include the 25th Anniversary, Diversity Week, and the World Writers Series.

Series IV: Student Affairs, 1970-2007 holds posters that advertise student sponsored events or organizations. Those events include Leadership Week, Homecoming, and Commencement.


  • Created: 1970-2008


The entire collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

Originally named Florida Technological University, the University of Central Florida is a public multi-campus, metropolitan research university. It was founded in 1963 by the State of Florida; construction began in 1967 and classes started in 1968. From the founding of the university until 2001, the university was part of the Florida State University System governed by a Board of Regents. Since then, the university has been governed by its own Board of Trustees. The founding president, Charles N. Millican was succeeded by H. Trevor Colbourn who started the the university's football program. Dr. Colbourn' successor, Steven Altman presided over the university for two years. Then, Robert A. Bryan served as interim president until John C. Hitt was appointed in 1992. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and it belongs to the National Collegiate Athletics Association. The Student Government Association at UCF has existed since the university opened to students in 1968. It is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The Senate is composed of fifty-two student leaders who are elected by students each Fall. It allocates the funds from the Student Activity Fee to organize events on campus.


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This collection of posters illustrates events at the University of Central Florida since its inception as Florida Technological University to the present. It holds materials published by both student and university organizations pertaining to university events, schedules, calendars, and promotions.

Arrangement Note

Collection is arranged in four series by topic.

Method of Acquisition

These posters were brought together by Special Collections and University Archives staff from various sources.

Related Materials

Further information about university history may be found on our website.

Processing Information

Some posters were flattened and all were put into pH neutral folders.
University of Central Florida Poster Collection
Hadi Sheikhnia
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576