High Tech with a Human Touch
- This collection is a gift from Edmund Skellings of his entire archives to the Evans Library at Florida Institute of Technology. Since his appointment as Poet Laureate of Florida in 1980, Dr. Skellings kept his promise to help other poets. Using technology to display animated poetry in surround sound, he created a new platform for a new generation of Americans to discover the art of poetry. This unique digital archive collection represents a living biographical study of Edmund Skellings stretching across the decades from his early performances as the first Electric Poet from 3D Words Songs to traditional Collected Poems.
- The Edwin A. and Marion Link Special Collection
- This collection includes books, papers, artifacts, blueprints, and maps from the estates of Edwin Albert Link and his wife and colleague Marion Clayton Link. Edwin A. Link was a pioneer and inventor in both aviation and underwater exploration, and the collection reflects both interests. Among his inventions was the first flight simulator, the "blue box" or "Link trainer," that allowed pilots to learn to fly while safely on the ground. Later inventions included submersibles and underwater habitats that allowed divers to safely explore the depths of the ocean. Marion Link worked with her husband and chronicled their lives and discoveries in books and articles. This bibliography and digital collection complement the Link Collections at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton and the Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences in Binghamton, New York.