Special Collections

The Fred Lee Special Collection at AdventHealth University

Words are powerful.  Authors carefully craft text, using just the right words to convey specific meanings.  Individually, the nearly 300 books in the Fred Lee Special Collection fulfill this goal.  All together, they served as inspiration for Lee in the writing of the award-winning book, If Disney Ran Your Hospital.  But, the surprising aspect of this collection is the incredible value Fred Lee added to his books by writing copious notes, questions, and underlines in the covers and within the texts.  His input involves the reader in a new dialog with the work, which creates an unexpected reading experience. 

This collection is a tremendous gift for the R.A. Williams Library, and is in the process of being scanned so that Lee’s writings are available in the Library Digital Archives.

The collection may be viewed in person in the R.A. Williams Library located in the General Education building on the AdventHealth University campus in Orlando, FL.

The AdventHealth Covid-19 Collection

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The collection contains email communications from the many branches of AdventHealth related to AdventHealth University. Numerous emails contain videos and graphics, making this a rich multimedia collection. The first email addressing the Coronavirus Disease 19 was received on March 1; emails tell the story in a chronological manner as the novel coronavirus infects residents and spreads across Central Florida. Emails range in content from mild concern regarding the coronavirus, to life and death concerns as time progresses.