Through independent projects and internships with faculty members, Florida State University provides an increasing number of opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to engage in significant and often publishable research. The Claude Pepper Library, located in the Pepper Building, is one of nine highly trafficked libraries on the Florida State campus where this research occurs. The Claude Pepper Library website informs us that the “library was established in 1985 as the official repository for the Pepper Collection.” The Collection includes information “in 20th Century policy studies, diplomacy, international affairs and American history, as well as aging, Civil Rights, crime, drug prevention, health care, law, McCarthyism, Social Security, U.S. foreign and domestic policy, Viet Nam, Watergate, welfare, worker’s rights and World War II.” There should be no surprise that the Pepper Library, as well as eight other campus libraries, is part of the reason that Florida State University is recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as engaged in very high research activity, the highest status accorded to a doctoral-granting university.
Lisa A. Rill
- “An Examination of Senior Center Efficacy: Variation in Participation and Benefits.”
- “The Bureaucratic System: A Positive or Negative Effect on Nursing Home Care.”