UF historian Carl Van Ness to retire after nearly 40 years of Gator storytelling
Spurning the traditional boys’ afterschool role of safety patrol officer, Carl Van Ness instead rooted himself among shelves of history books, embarking on a path that would continually lead to his favorite destination – getting lost in the stacks. In 1984, he joined UF’s library staff, later becoming the university archivist. Van Ness will retire this June after 38 years of service.
Read this UF News article to learn more.