University of Central Florida Book Festival
University of Central Florida Book Festival The University of Central Florida Book Festival took place on April 5, 2014. Members of OCLS staff attended and met Mike Ferrell, who played B.J. Hunnicut from M*A*S*H*. For larger size photos, see the bottom of ... Read more
Oral History Interview with The Honorable Linda Chapin, Part II of II
"Growing Concern" by Linda Chapin Reprinted with Permission from The Orlando Sentinel, Sunday, July 31, 2005. The second oral history interview with The Honorable Linda Chapin on October 28, 2019 at the Orlando Public Library. In this second meeting we ... Read more
Oral History Interview with The Honorable Linda Chapin, Part I of II
The Honorable Linda Chapin served as the first elected Mayor of Orange County, Florida, from 1990-1998. Her accomplishments in public office include the construction of the nation’s second-largest convention center, a new Orange County Courthouse, the ... Read more
Oral History Interview with Robert K. Banks
Photo: Jesse Bumby, Jr. seated with his family, first daughter, with Tom Bumby, and his two children, Tommy and Faye. Jesse Bumby, Jr. has his ten foot bullwhip made by Lewis Johnson which is now at the Orange County Regional History Center. Photo courte ... Read more
Dr. Gerald Schiffhorst
American scholar Jerry Schiffhorst is the author of numerous books on literature and writing. Dr. Schiffhorst has 45 years teaching experience and currently offers Central Florida workshops on writing. He is a frequent speaker on historical and literary t ... Read more
Oral History Interview with Attorney Jim Robinson
My name is James C. Robinson, I'm Jim Robinson, I'm from Rock Hill, South Carolina. My family moved here in about 1925 and I was just a little boy. After I started school, I went to Hillcrest Elementary School two years and then the family moved to Conway ... Read more
Orlando circa 1968
Explore the pages of a booklet published around 1968 with information and photographs from Orlando and surrounding areas including shopping, sports venues, education, leisure, employment, real estate and more. The purpose of the publication appears to be ... Read more
Dr. Benjamin Patz & Mrs. Anna Mae Patz: Education for Life
We've been married 50 years and we celebrated that this past year. The thing I admire most about him is the fact that he is as brilliant as he is and yet as humble as he is. You can ask him any question on any subject and he will explain it to you in grea ... Read more
Dr. Patz on Computers at the Naval Training Equipment Center
ABOVE: Photo of Dr. Benjamin Patz, computer engineer, electrical engineer, research scientist. I was teaching some classes for the Naval Training Equipment Center and they were interested in the VAX which was VAX top of the line... At that time I think mo ... Read more
Cutting Edge Engineering From the Early Days of FTU to the UCF Achievers of Today
ABOVE: Photo of Dr. Benjamin Patz, computer engineer, electrical engineer, research scientist. UCF (FTU) would be starting in 69. At that time we were called electrical engineering and computer engineering. It was one department. When we went out there fi ... Read more
IEEE & Computer Technology in Central Florida
"Who wants to get a computer? Nobody volunteered so I was elected." So I put out a proposal to get a computer system at UCF and we got bids from Data General and Digital Equipment Corporation... Remembering the assembly language, programming, machine c ... Read more
The Patz Family: Engineering Life in Orlando
My husband would do a lot of his work that he did at the Cape at home and it would involve the beginning of computer graphics. Where people were dealing with simulators and they would make submarine simulators and airplane simulators. And they would be la ... Read more