League to Host Reception for UF Archives

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Dr. Diane Roberts

The League of Women Voters of Florida will host a dessert and wine reception to benefit the preservation of the League’s historic documents at the University of Florida archives. The event will take place on March 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in room 1A of the Smathers Library on campus.

Dr. Diane Roberts

The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Diane Roberts, a well-known writer and scholar who specializes in Southern culture. To read her full bio, please click here.

“In anticipation of the League’s 100th anniversary, the League is thrilled to partner with the University of Florida to maintain our important historical papers in perpetuity,” said Jessica Lowe-Minor, executive director for the League of Women Voters of Florida. “These archives represent the incredible work that has been done by our forebears and form an essential part of Florida’s unique history.”

“The League of Women Voters of Alachua County/Gainesville is particularly excited that these documents will be maintained locally at the University of Florida, where writers and scholars can access them,” said LWV Alachua County/Gainesville president Kathy Kidder. “This event provides an excellent opportunity for those interested in Florida history, women’s studies and political science to help ensure that these documents are maintained for future use.”

Tickets are available at the door for $40 per person or $75 per couple. Parking will be available.


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