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01. Manuscripts Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 01

Found in 520 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Tobias Papers

 Collection — Oversize Items
Identifier: MSS 2017-002
Scope and Contents Professional papers, case files, and collected publications of Joseph Tobias, attorney based in Chicago, Illinois, regarding his representation of Mamie Till-Mobley from 1955 to 1960. Documents include case files for Mamie Bradley v. Cowles Magazines, Inc., Vernon C. Meyers, Gardner Cowles, and William Bradford Huie; correspondence on Till-Mobley's behalf with the NAACP and motion picture studios; and subject files kept by Tobias on Till-Mobley during and after his employment by her. Online Copies Available Digital copies of materials from the Joseph Tobias Papers are available through the FSU Digital Library: ...
Dates: Created: 1955-1960, 1990-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1955-1960; Other: Date acquired: 02/13/2017

Journal of Library History Editorial Board Records

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 1992-011
Scope and Contents Agenda and minutes of meetings of the Journal of Library History editorial board. Includes some correspondence, a Directory of Library Historians Preliminary Edition, and an agenda of the Fourth Library History Seminar from 1971.
Dates: Created: 1967-1973

Judge N. P. Bryan's Speech

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: MSS 0-38
Scope and Contents This item is a printed speech of the Hon. Judge N. P. (Nathan Philemon) Bryan, Chairman Florida Educational Board of Control, delivered at Gainesville, Florida, on September 27, 1906, upon the occasion of the opening of the University of Florida.
Dates: Created: 1906

Julian's Creative Arts Workshop Prints

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 2015-013
Scope and Contents Paper and prints created by participants in Julian's Creative Arts Workshop at the Florida State University Student Veterans Center. Includes descriptions of some works by the artists.
Dates: Created: 2015-2016; Other: Date acquired: 11/06/2015

Katherine Wallick Ikebana Collection

Identifier: MSS 2008-020
Scope and Contents 26 items, including books, serials, and manuscripts about Ikebana,the art of Japanese floral arrangement. The manuscripts include 3 flower arrangement note books kept by Katherine Wallick at various workshops from 1970-1972 and a yearbook of the Virginia Peninsula Chapter of Ikebana International from 1972-1973. The serials include 27 issues of the Ikebana International magazine.
Dates: Created: 1955-1984; Other: Date acquired: 04/26/0006

Kathleen Raine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 98-1
Scope and Contents Books, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts, and correspondence. This collection pertains to the life and work of poet, Kathleen Raine. There are books and pamphlets by Kathleen Raine, daing 1935-1990, and books by other authors with introductory material by Raine, dating 1932-1981. There are works edited or translated by Raine, which date 1945-1968, the originals of which are in French or Spanish. The secondary and miscellaneous works in the collection date 1967-1970, and are either books about Raine or books that she felt were significant to her writing. The books in this collection can be found in the library's online catalog. The periodicals date 1935-1990, and contain contributions by...
Dates: Created: 1932-1998; Other: Date acquired: 12/13/1997

Kathryn Trimmer Abbey Collection

 Collection — Box 302
Identifier: MSS 0-306
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a holographic manuscript of Florida land of change, published by the University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill in 1941. This manuscript was written in 58 blue examination books dated April 24, 1941.
Dates: April 24, 1941

Keith Beauchamp Audiovisual Recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-016
Scope and Contents Video and audio recordings of people and places significant to the murder of Emmett Till, recorded and collected by Keith A. Beauchamp. Interview subjects include Mamie Till-Mobely, Simeon Wright, Wheeler Parker, Willie Wright, Thelma Wright Edwards, Willie Reed, Al Sharpton, and others involved in the case or its history. Filmed locations include Money, Greenwood, and Sumner in Mississippi; and Chicago, Illinois. Online Copies Available Some material from the Beauchamp Audiovisual Recordings is available through the ...
Dates: Created: 2001-2004; Other: Date acquired: 02/24/2017

Kent Mommsen Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2014-008
Scope and Contents Materials collected and created by Kent Mommsen in completing his 1970 doctoral dissertation "Career Patterns of Black American Doctorates," including approximately 950 paper questionnaires (each 32 pages, front and back) with responses; one microform reel ("Daniel Thompson PhD: Career Patterns of Negro Teachers"); nine 5" reel to reel audiotapes with 15 lectures; 2 boxes of card indexes of names and addresses of individuals connected with the study; photocopies of index cards citing these inidividuals and their occupations; 2 data tapes (7-1/2" and 10-1/2" in diameter); and an originally bound printout of entire data file.
Dates: Created: 1970-1980; Other: Date acquired: 12/02/2014

Kent Spriggs Papers

 Collection — unprocessed
Identifier: MSS 2004-04
Scope and Contents Consists of Kent Spriggs' case files related to the 1973 retrial of Dave Keaton and Johnny Frederick of the Quincy Five and those related to Keaton et al. v. Townsend, a civil case brought by the Quincy Five against the State of Florida and Joe Townsend for the coerced testimony that implicated the men in the case. Included in these files are correspondence with Alfonse Figgers, Dave Keaton, David Charles Smith, Johnny Frederick, and Johnny Burns who were collectively known as the Quincy Five. Also contains files related to Clifford N. Steele, et al. v. Board of Public Instruction of Leon County, Florida, et al., including correspondence, newspaper clippings and trial notes and...
Dates: Created: 1963-1976; Other: Majority of material found in 1971-1976

L. E. Bradley Account Books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-29
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 18 holograph account books covering the years from 1927 to 1961 with some years missing.
Dates: Created: 1927-1961; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/1970

Land patent - Commonwealth of Virginia

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 0-158
Scope and Contents This item is a land patent covering sale of public land in the state of Virginia by the Commonwealth of Virginia to Hugh George of the County of Pittsylvania, Virginia, dated June 23, 1798. The land patent, which was filled out in manuscript, is of rather stiff vellum and bears the seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the signature of Governor James Wood.
Dates: 1798

Land patent - U.S.A. to Pul-sey, one of the Creek Tribe of Indians

 Collection — Folder MSS 0-159, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 0-159
Scope and Contents This item is a United States certificate of transfer of public land in "The Tallapoosa Land District Alabama," (1845) to Pul-sey, one of the Creek Tribe of Indians. The transfer of land to Pul-Sey was, "by virtue of a Treaty between the United States and the said Creek Tribe of Indians, made by the 24th day of March 1832." The certificate is dated July 9, 1845. Other names mentioned were: Nat Macon Thornton & Co., Henry Meadows, J. Knox Walker, Secretary of the President, and S. H. Laughlin, Recorder of the General Land Office.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1845

Laura Riding Jackson papers

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 89-15
Scope and Contents This collection consists of manuscripts, handwritten and typed with edits, articles, and newspaper clippings by or about Laura Riding Jackson.
Dates: Created: 1929-1979; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1989

Laura (Riding) Jackson papers (Additional Gift)

 Collection — Box 1729
Identifier: MSS 2000-03
Scope and Contents Manuscripts, books, serials and correspondence. This collection consists of manuscripts, books and serials by or about Laura Riding Jackson. Most are inscribed by the Jackson to George M. Harper. The books in this collection have been cataloged and have call numbers. There are 14 serials that include the works of Laura (Riding) Jackson included in the box. The manuscripts are primarily typewritten or copied, although there is one handwritten memo. There are also miscellaneous preprint items including articles, letters to the editor, and a an eight-page review of her poetry with reprints of some poetry. Other subjects covered by the collection include: Suzanne K. Langer, Michael Kirkham,...
Dates: Created: 1929-197; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1989

Lawrence G. Abele Collection

Identifier: MSS 2009-008
Scope and Contents Journal reprints of scholarly writings by leading marine biologists regarding crustaceans. A very large group of invertebrates, comprising of almost 52,000 described species, crustaceans include various familiar animals, such as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill and barnacles. The majority of them are aquatic, living in either marine or freshwater environments, but a few groups have adapted to life on land, such as terrestrial crabs, terrestrial hermit crabs and woodlice.The collection includes typescripts of Dr. Abele's Florida State University M.A. Thesis, The marine decapod crustacea of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico (1970), and his...
Dates: Created: 1816-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1960-1989

Leonard Family Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-166
Scope and Contents Business records of enterprises managed by Samuel A. Leonard and Wade Hampton Leonard in Calhoun County, Florida. Significant subject areas include Florida naval stores state, business and social life of Florida counties along the Apalachicola and Chipola rivers, steamboats, lumber, Florida Governor Cary A. Hardee, tobacco, cotton, resin, and Julia W. Leonard.
Dates: Created: 1913-1950; Other: Majority of material found in 1914; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1972

LeRoy Collins Letters

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 1985-001
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters from LeRoy Collins to Dr. Daisy Parker. Among the subjects mentioned are Judge Taylor and Parker's campaign assistance. The fifth item in the collection is a copy of a letter to Malcolm Johnson that was enclosed in a 1968 letter to Dr. Parker.
Dates: Created: 1966-1968

Letter from Buckingham Smith to W. P. Fessenden, Maine Senator and soon to be Secretary of the Treasury

 Collection — Box 1805: Series Series 1
Identifier: MSS 2011-003
Scope and Contents Letter from Buckingham Smith to W. P. Fessenden, Maine Senator and soon to be Secretary of the Treasury, May 10, 1864 sent from New York during the Civil War. 3 pages, 8vo, New York. With a copy written by Smith of his letter to Secretary of War Stanton, reporting to the government on Florida affairs. Smith refers to the mission of Lincoln's Assistant Secretary John Hay, who failed in his attempt to bring Florida back into the Union. 6 1/2 pages, 8vo (New York, April 18, 1864). Includes transcript. A combined 9 1/2 pages of an important Floridian's Unionist views of the Civil War to date. Smith's Unionist activities are evident in this letter with close connections to Lincoln's...
Dates: Created: May 10, 1864; Other: Date acquired: 00/03/2011

Letter from Joseph Finegan, Captain Commanding the Fernandina Volunteers, to Charles H. Macbeth

 Collection — Box 1805: Series Series 1
Identifier: MSS 2011-002
Scope and Contents Letter sent two days prior to South Carolina's declaration of independence from the Union, offering Florida's assistance in obtaining possession of the forts in Charleston Harbor. A significant document indicating Florida's intent to join South Carolina in what would become the American Civil War (Florida became the third state to secede from the Union on January 10, 1861). Includes transcript.
Dates: Created: December 18, 1860; Other: Date acquired: 00/03/2011

Letter from Samuel W. Wolcott to his brother, Eben P. Wolcott

 Collection — Box 1805: Series Series 1
Identifier: MSS 2011-004
Scope and Contents Letter from Union soldier Samuel W. Wolcott to his brother, Eben P. Wolcott, a soldier elsewhere, May 26, 1863, sent from St. Augustine during the Civil War. 3 ¼ pages, 4to, St. Augustine. Letter describes conditions in St. Augustine and the possibility of furloughs, as well as Samuel's recent duty as census-taker for the area. Includes transcript.

The Wolcotts were from Litchfield County, Connecticut.  Sam Wolcott was a Private in Co. F, 7th CT Vols., and his younger brother Eben was in the 28th CT Vols. Eben died of disease in 1863, and Samuel was killed in action in August 1864.
Dates: Created: May 26, 1863; Other: Date acquired: 00/03/2011

Letters and Documents Pertaining to Land and Land Grants in the Tallahassee Area

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 0-156
Scope and Contents Typed copies of letters and documents originating in Tallahassee, Leon County and Newnansville, Alachua County, Florida, and Paris, France pertain to land grants of General Lafayette and "grant land for the seat of government in the territory of Florida.
Dates: Created: 1825-1857

Letters of Confederate Soldiers

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 0-70
Scope and Contents This collection consists of twenty-three letters to Miss Jennie Smith written by A. S. Cameron, Julius E. Edmonds, J. E. Maddox, W. H. Horwood, and G. A. Weldon. All letters contain much information about army life, field action, and related topics. Various members of the "Whitesville Guards" or the "Whitesville Union Vols." are mentioned in these letters. The collection includes the Muster Roll of Company E. 20th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry Army, Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America, Harris County, Georgia. Soldiers mentioned in the letters include: Lucius C. Norwood, Penkney G. Hatchett, Marcus D. L. Rowe, Ellington John Morgan Jr.,...
Dates: Created: 1861-1865; Other: Date acquired: 03/05/1964

Lewis Bank papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-178
Scope and Contents The Lewis Bank papers are an extensive collection of banking records and papers pertaining to the Lewis family's banking enterprises in Tallahassee. These materials give insight into the economic evolution of the Tallahassee community by the administrative operation of State and University in which agriculture is of secondary importance. Subjects covered by the collection include: banks in New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Savannah, Georgia, and Tallahassee, Florida; cork industry; Florida State Troops; G. E. Lewis; Jacksonville oil companies; naval stores; cotton; Beulah B. Briley estate; E. W. Clark estate; F. H. Flagg estate; J. O. Gallegher estate; William P. Slusser estate;...
Dates: Created: 1854-1957; Created: Majority of material found in 1871-1925; Other: Date acquired: 03/10/1966

Lewis M. Killian Papers

Identifier: MSS 2015-006
Scope and Contents Publications, typescripts, speeches, and correspondence documenting the academic career of Lewis M. Killian, professor of sociology at Florida State University (1952-1968) and University of Massachussetts at Amherst (1969-1985), especially concerning his research in disaster study and race relations in the United States.

Online Copies Available Select materials from the Lewis M. Killian Papers have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.
Dates: Created: 1941-2011; Other: Date acquired: 03/02/2015

Lewis S. Moore Collection

Identifier: MSS 0-185
Abstract Magazines, newspapers, clippings, articles, pamphlets, correspondence, maps and related papers.
Dates: Created: 1862-1931

Library Bookplates

 Collection — Box 1805: Series Series 1
Identifier: MSS 2009-013
Scope and Contents Collection consists of used bookplates removed from their original books or items. Includes bookplates from Columbia University, New York Public Library, Cambridge Public Library, Yale University Library, Tulane, and more.
Dates: Undated

Lieutenant Benson's Survey- Lake Okechobee and rivers and lakes north of it

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: MSS 0-19
Scope and Contents Photostatic copy of an eight-page manuscript report of a survey made by Lieutenant H. Benson, 2nd Artillery, Ft, Myers, Lee County, Florida, dated June 7, 1855 to Col. H. Brown, Commanding Officer of the troops on the Caloosahatchee, Florida. Places mentioned in the report as having been surveyed are: Fort Center (which he left on April 12, 1855 with a detachment compsed pf one officer, two non-commissioned officers and twelve privates), Fish-eating creek, Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee River, Fort Rasinger, Fort Ressinner, Lake Kissimmee, Straits connecting lakes, Lake Cypress, Fort Gardner, Lake Gentry, Lake Thopkaliga, Fort McRae and Fort Deynaud. Lieutenant Benson's...
Dates: Created: June 7, 1855; Other: Date acquired: 04/22/1954

Lieutenant Wheelock military application

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 0-260
Scope and Contents This item is a manuscript application by T. B. Wheelock, 1st Lieutenant, Dragoons, Black Creek, Clay County, East Florida dated June 4, 1836, to the Hon. Lewis Cap, Secretary of War, Washington, D.C., in which he states that he has heard that a new Regiment of Dragoons is being formed, and "I beg leave to request to be considered a candidate for a captaincy." This application pertains to the Seminole War in Florida. The reverse side is stamped "Steam-Boat" and is post-marked Charleston, S.C., indicating that it was taken on board a river boat and transported to Charleston to connect with regular mail.
Dates: Other: June 4, 1836; Other: Date acquired: 04/01/1952

Lilia C. Winthrop Business Ledger

 Collection — MSS 2003-015 - Business Ledger
Identifier: MSS 2003-015
Abstract Business ledger book of Mrs. Lilia C. Winthrop
Dates: Created: 1884-1898