PRISM: Political & Rights Issues & Social Movements, a collaborative digitization project of the libraries and special collections departments of Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the University of Central Florida (UCF), is composed of materials focusing on a wide range of political and rights issues and social movements which provide insight into the prevailing leftist and liberal views of the times from countries all around the world; from the United States to Korea and India to Canada.
UCF's contributions focus on a collection of political pamphlets on socialism and communism collected by Miss Van Sickle, a staunch Canadian Socialist from the 1920s through the 1970s. Topics covered in the pamphlets include liberal or leftist causes from the time period collected such as: world pacifism, anti-racism, anti-Semitism, British and world labor movements, communism, socialism, women's rights, and the "ban-the-bomb" movement. Many of the items in the collection are extremely rare, and possibly unique to the UCF collection. Over 2,000 pamphlets have been catalogued and can be searched using the library's online catalog. Another 150 pamphlets are uncatalogued and can be searched using the Uncataloged Van Sickle Pamphlets Guide.