01. Manuscripts Collections
Found in 520 Collections and/or Records:
The collection includes correspondence, publications, service records, diaries, memorabilia, articles, research notes, speeches, genealogical information, photographs, and scrapbooks created or collected by Carlton J. Corliss. The majority of the papers are related to railroads, various railway companies that Corliss worked for, and publications about railroads. Topics include the Florida East Coast Railway, the Illinois Central Railroad Company, the Association of American Railroads, Abraham Lincoln, Florida, public relations, and his book, MAIN LINE OF MID-AMERICA. The collection also includes some writings of Robert S. Chilton from his service in the State Department.
Collection includes letters with holograph poems, one of which was by Ernest Dowson. Newspaper clippings, newsletters and two pictures - one of Governor John W. Martin and one of Major John W. Tench.
This letter is a power of attorney in manuscript signed by Charles Haire of Tallahassee, Florida, to Leslie A. Thompson, also of Tallahassee, dated 1836, and empowering Thompson to act for in "in all premises."
The Cinema Corporation of America Collection documents the history of this film distribution company, and American producer and director Cecil B. DeMille's role in its founding.
This collection contains cinema promotional materials in various formats, including press books, 33 1/3 and 45 records, cassette tapes of radio commercials and video tapes.
Each press book contains advertising material for the promotion of a particular film such as stories about the stars or production of the movie, actual layouts of various sizes, campaign plans, and related information. In size, the press books vary from a single page or sheet to a booklet of a dozen or more pages. Some contain various enclosures such as pictures and additional ad sheets.
The records consist of 33 1/3's and 45's which may contain several radio commercials of various lengths.
Posters and promotional materials.
Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information.
This item is a notice of authorization to receive into military service of the Confederate States, companies, battalions, or regiments within the territorial limits of Northwest Florida between the Suwannee and Choctawhatchee Rivers and 21 counties (listed) of Southern Georgia. The notice is signed by Howell Cobb, Brigadier General, Commanding District. The item is a printed page, approximately 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, entitled: Head Quarters, District of Middle Florida, Quincy, January 28, 1863.
This collection contains materials related to the Civil War in East Florida. There are letters, orders, requisitions, receipts, and other papers related to the Civil War, dating 1856-1864.
The correspondence consists of 50 letters related to various officers and the following subjects: leather for government use, fodder and horses, cotton, food stores, military supplies and transportation, teamsters, mail routes, freight, Lake City, Waldo, Palatka, Gainesville, Brandon, Micanopy, Orange Springs, Archer, Camp Milton, Sanderson, Crystal River, Clay Landing, Tampa, Baldwin, and Silver Springs.
Xerox copies of original manuscripts brought in by student John Thomson, Coral Gables, Dade County, Florida. Received by Florida State Universtiy Library September, 1964.
Typescript for book, Planning, Decision-Making, Problem Solving, An Introductory Guide by former Florida State University School of Communications Dean Clarence W. Edney.
This collection contains three certificates. One is an admittance to the bar for James Henry Millican, dated February 8, 1943, Tallahassee, Florida. Another is a membership certificate for the American Legion for J. A. Grant, dated April 1, 1943. The final certificate is a membership certificate for the Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for Sylvester Alphonso Grant, dated March 11, 1924, Jacksonville, Florida.
These papers include a letter from Clement Acton Griscom to his son Lloyd, who served as a foreign diplomat to Japan in the early 1900s. Also included is a small Christmas gift card signed "From Bronson Winthrop," and a small envelope addressed to Col. Lloyd Griscom, care of Miss Griscom, Water Oak Plantation, Tallahassee, Florida. The fourth item in the collection is a letter from G. Leslie Isaac to "Col. Griscom" at Luna Plantation, Tallahassee, concerning a trip to a fair and a car purchase. Includes MSS 0-304.
The collection includes materials about Clifton Paisley's book, 'From Cotton to Quail.' Besides the manuscript with many holograph notes by the author, there are many pictures. Most were made by Paisley and are identified by labels, listing keys and a numbered bibliography. Other sources are described in a five page letter to Mrs. Judy Goffman, Editorial Assistant at the University of Florida Press in Gainesville, Florida.
Audiovisual recordings and still images created by Clifton during visits to sites in Mississippi significant to the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till.
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Books and newspaper clippings collected by Col. William Robinson relating to the Confederate Navy.
This item is a letter in manuscript by A. J. T. Wright, Alligator, October 22, 1855, to Mr. T. W. Brevard, Comptroller, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, informing him that the vacancy in the Tax Collector office was occasioned by the resignation of William A. Sheffield, and not by his death. Attached to the letter is this note: "Lake City, known as Alligator before 1859, because of its proximity to an Indian village ruled by a Seminole chief of that name..."
Collection includes original manuscripts of Cheney's work with her edits, book jackets and illustrations from the publications and book galleys. One manuscript is accompanied with a letter from Cheney and a newspaper clipping about her and her family.
Holograph letter by Cornelius Curtis to "Hon. Gideon Wells," Secretary of the Navy (1863) concerning acts practiced by civil employees of the government in regard to captured Confederate vessels in Florida. Also known as MSS 0-81.
Documentation of the land holdings of Alexander Cromartie (1807-1870) of Leon County, Florida. Includes an 1868 manuscript land indenture transferring two parcels of land to Cromartie's son, Alexander G. Cromartie; and an 1870 map by surveyor W. L. Robeson, detailing the division of Cromartie's 978 acres near Lake Iamonia after his death.