Celebrating the Public Domain in 2020

Copyright protects works of original authorship from being legally copied, disseminated, and otherwise exploited without the author or rights-holder’s approval.  This protection is for a limited time in order to balance the interests of the author with the possibility that a work could serve a new author as a building block for advancements in science and art. When copyright protection expires and works fall into the public domain, they become the property of everyone and are free to use for the creation of new works and to fuel new ideas.  Visit our guide to learn more about the public domain.

Digital Scholarship Services is continuing the tradition started last year, where we digitized 19 new public domain titles in 2019.  This year, we have digitized 20 titles from the Libraries’ collections.

Children’s Literature

  1. When we were very young by A. A. Milne
  2. The Riddle Club through the holidays by Alice Dale Hardy
  3. The Riddle Club at home by Alice Dale Hardy
  4. The Riddle Club in camp by Alice Dale Hardy
  5. The Girl Scouts’ motor trip by Edith Lavell

Florida Studies

  1. History of St. Petersburg, : historical and biographical by Karl Hiram Grismer
  2. Tales of southern rivers by Zane Grey
  3. A short history of Florida by James Miller Leake
  4. Gray gull feathers by George Hoyt Smith
  5. A century of Tallahassee girls : as viewed from the leaves of their diaries by Clara R. Hayden
  6. The French turpentining system applied to longleaf pine by E. R. McKee
  7. The Genesis of New Port Richey by Elroy McKendree Avery

Science Fiction

  1. Tarzan and the ant men by Edgar Rice Burroughs


Sheet Music

  1. Lonely and blue by Rubey Cowan
  2. Chattahoochee by Sammy Fain
  3. Weepin’ the blues by Fred Rose
  4. There’s nobody else but you by L. W. Gilbert
  5. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be crying now by May Singhi Breen
  6. Swanee River rose by Sam Braverman
  7. I’m haunted by that Swanee River song by Chris Smith

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