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01. Manuscripts Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 01

Found in 520 Collections and/or Records:

Cuneiform Tablets

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2016-002
Scope and Contents Twenty-five clay tablets with text in cuneiform script, dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur, the Old Babylonian period, the reign of Sîn-kasid, and Neo-Babylonian period.  Known geographical sources include Umma, Puzris-Dagan, Girsu, and Uruk.
Dates: Created: 2350 - 1788 BCE

Dailey Paskman papers

 Collection — Box 683
Identifier: MSS 87-20
Scope and Contents Collection contains original draft, typescript, script and microfilm of "Yama Yama Girl," as well as carbon copies of agreements between Dailey Paskman and Loew's Inc. (producer) for "Yama Yama Girl" and Hope Davis Gehrig for the "Bessie McCoy Story."
Dates: Created: 1943-1944; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/1987

Dallas Wood Civil War Letter

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 1965-272
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of a photostat of Wood's letter in duplicate. The letter is by Dallas Wood, Co. "K," 6th Fla. Vols, Finley's Brigade, dated Dalton, Georgia, December 25, 1863, to "Dear Sister." Dallas Wood's letter to his sister is chiefly a family letter written on Christmas day and deals only slightly with army life and the granting of furloughs. His reference to "the bloody struggle" was doubtless in anticipation of a forthcoming transfer to Virginia and Tennessee where Brig.-General Finley's Florida Infantry saw service during the following two years.
Dates: Created: 1863

Daniel Eisenberg Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 88-13
Scope and Contents
Includes materials previously described as MSS 96-3, MSS 96-4, MSS 96-7, MSS 96-12, MSS 96-20, and MSS 96-22.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Materials in Box 1422, 1423, and 1448 are restricted, and cannot be examined or used without permission of Daniel Eisenberg. Please contact Special Collections & Archives staff for more information on materials with access restrictions.
Dates: Created: 1929-1994

Davco Electronics, Inc. Business Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1975-010
Scope and Contents Collection consists of the business correspondence of Davco Electronics, Inc. from 1966 to 1968. It is organized alphabetically by name of individual or organization, with additional files for APO and FPO in New York, San Francisco, etc. as well as a miscellaneous file.
Dates: Created: 1966-1968

David Bien Papers

 Collection — Box 01-26(unprocessed)
Identifier: MSS 2017-005
Scope and Contents Correspondence, research materials, publications, and original scholarship collected by David Bien, documenting research on the French Revolution and the ancien régime.

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 about access to this collection.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 09/28/2017

David F. Sellers Court Docket Book

 Collection — Wrapped Volume: Shares space with other collections
Identifier: MSS 2011-0519
Dates: Created: 5/5/1880 - 7/13/1886

David Sellers Newspaper Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8-9
Identifier: MSS 1-02
Scope and Contents A collection of 25 nineteenth century newspapers mostly from Alabama, but also from Virginia, Massachusetts, New York, Louisiana and Georgia.

Also known as MSS NWP 1-25.
Dates: Created: 1837-1903

David Y. Thomas Collection

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 83-1
Scope and Contents Collection of printed booklets and pamphlets on the race relations.
Dates: Created: 1916-1943; Other: Majority of material found in 1916-1920, 1943; Other: Date acquired: 02/01/1983

Davis Houck Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-007
Scope and Contents Newclippings, photographs, creative and scholarly works, and government records collected by Davis Houck during research on the role of the press in the American civil rights movement, with special emphasis on the 1955 murder of Emmett Till near Money, Mississippi.

Online Content Available Digitized and born-digital content from this collection is available through the FSU Digital Library.
Dates: Created: 1955 - 2006; Other: Majority of material found in 1955 - 1956

Design of the Washington Monument

 Collection — Map_case MSS 1-03
Identifier: MSS 1-03
Scope and Contents A lithograph of the design by Robert Mills for the Washington National Monument was given to contributors to the fund for the building of the monument. This copy is dated February 28, 1867.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in February 28, 1867

Dexter M. Easton Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2010-1209
Abstract Documents pertaining to FSU biology professor Dr. Dexter M. Easton's professional and personal life, from his childhood in the 1930s through his death in 2010. Includes documents pertaining to his education, his scientific research, and his work as a university professor.
Dates: Created: 1945-2010; Other: Date acquired: 12/09/2010

Dime Novels Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2015-003
Scope and Contents This collection contains dime novels from the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. These were cheap, mass-market fiction works sold in five, ten, and twenty cent formats that covered themes of adventure, crime, technology, the American Revolution, pirates, frontier life, the Wild West, and relations with Native Americans. This collection contains issues from popular dime novel publishers, including Frank Tousey, the Winner Library Co., Street and Smith, the George Marsh Company, Beadle and Adams, Norman L. Munro, the Arthur Westbrook Company, and R. M. de Witt. Because of their ephemeral nature, many dime novel publications have not survived. This collection offers a valuable look...
Dates: Created: 1861-1942; Other: Majority of material found in 1873-1927

Paul Dirac Photographs

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 2021-003
Scope and Contents Photographs depicting Paul Dirac, including images with family, friends, and colleagues.

This collection includes photographs from sources other than the immediate Paul Dirac family. Photographs previously owned by Dirac or his immediate family are included in the Paul A.M. Dirac Papers (MSS 1989-009). See Related Materials Note below.
Dates: 1935 - 1968

Directory of the Confederate States

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 1948-073
Abstract An Executive and Congressional Directory of the Confederate States; cover of the booklet shows: (Compiled from Official Records) Records and Pension Office, T.J. Appleyard, Printers, Tallahassee, Florida, 1899; listing of members of the Provisional Congress 1861-1862, senators of the First Congress 1862-1864, senators of the Second Congress 1864-1865, and members of the House of Representatives of the Second Congress 1864-1865.
Dates: Created: 1861-1865; Other: Date acquired: 02/19/1948

Documents of the British possessions of East and West Florida

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: MSS 0-32
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 40 signed documents, 7 autographed letters signed, and 6 letters signed, relating to the civil and military administration of the British possessions of East and West Florida. This is an important collection of manuscript material, apparently all unpublished, related to East and West Florida, which was part of the British Empire just prior to the American Revolution. Both were obtained from Spain at the Treaty of Paris in 1763. West Florida was captured by Governor Galvez of Louisiana in 1781, and East Florida reverted to Spain and was evacuated in 1784. Included in this collection are materials related to the following persons and topics: Major John...
Dates: Created: 1762-1801; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1957

Donald D. Horward Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2011-0415
Abstract Professional files of Dr. Donald D. Horward, including addresses and speeches, awards, committee files, correspondence, research materials, writings, operational and financial records of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, consortia, conference and congress files, and publications.
Dates: Created: 1961-2011; Other: Date acquired: 05/26/2011

Dorothea Leona Dubler Papers

 Collection — Personal Papers
Identifier: MSS 2011-0503
Abstract Published and unpublished poetry, chapbooks, documents, scrapbooks, photographs, and slides documenting the life and work of poet Dorothea Leona Dubler, 1959-2010.
Dates: Created: 1959 - 2010; Other: Majority of material found in 1985-1998; Other: Date acquired: 05/03/2011

Dorothy Cawthon papers

 Collection — Box 307
Identifier: MSS 0-316
Scope and Contents Corrected copy of 'Pedro the Pig' with two holograph letters from the author.
Dates: 1960

Dorothy Dodd Gifts

 Collection — Box 142
Identifier: MSS 1934-097
Scope and Contents The Dorothy Dodd Gifts, dated from 1903 to 1907, include three letters to H. Clay Crawford, Florida Secretary of State, from Albert W. Gilchrist, Claude L'Engle, and W.G. Robinson. Also included in the collection are printed copies of addresses given by W.W. Finley of Southern Railway Company; four items pertaining to the Florida Vegetal Development Company of South Dakota; and a statement of exports and imports through Port Inglis on the Withlacooche River, Florida. Among the persons included in the Dorothy Dodd Gifts are Albert W. Gilchrist, Governor of Florida 1909-1913; Claude L'Engle, periodical editor; W.G. Robinson, member of Florida Republican State Central...
Dates: Created: 1903-1907; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1934

Douglas and Jeannette Windham Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-011
Scope and Contents Publications, correspondence, news clippings, awards, photographs, maps, and memorabilia documenting the academic career of Douglas M. Windham, as well as global travel undertaken with his wife Jeannette Windham.

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.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 09/30/2015

Dr. Bertram Davis Newspaper Collection

 Collection — Oversize Box
Identifier: MSS 1990-012
Scope and Contents Collection of 17th-19th century newspapers from London and Nottingham, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. Includes MSS 90-13, MSS 90-14, MSS 90-15 and MSS 90-16.
Dates: Created: 1682-1810

Dr. Earl R. Beck Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1987-002
Scope and Contents Contains both holograph and typescripts of Beck's work, Under the Bombs: The German Home Front, 1942-1945. The papers also include a couple of maps, a 1987 essay exam, articles and newsclippings, research notes on various subjects, and many publications by others. This last area is especially strong in works by German authors including a handful by Schonemann. Collection includes MSS 92-21.
Dates: Created: 1918-1986

Dr. Edward Bradford Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1964-028
Scope and Contents Contains personal and business correspondence, documents, bills, receipts, etc., of Dr. Edward Bradford, general merchant and plantation owner. Collection also includes a letter of introduction of James E. Broome, Tallahassee, Fla., to Hon. Jacob Thompson, Washington City, and a long handwritten letter of Governor Bragg, Raleigh, N.C., and other important papers show that Dr. Bradford was a well-known and prominent citizen. For the period before 1840 there are only a few scattering bills, receipts, and notes, but from 1840 to 1866 records of the plantation, commission merchants, forwarding agents, and New York cotton brokers evidence that a prosperous business was transacted....
Dates: Created: 1830-1871

Dr. Elston Roady Collection

 Collection — Drawer 11
Identifier: MSS 2005-002
Scope and Contents The Elston Roady Collection documents Dr. Roady's studies of elections on the local (Leon County, Florida), state (Florida), and national levels and his research in political campaign finance. The materials include typescripts and reference materials used in creating his revised edition of Florida Votes (1972), background information and letters to Florida Secretary of State Firestone from Roady and Annie Mary Hartsfield about their proposal to update the 2nd edition through the 1980 elections (an updated version was not published); a speech Roady delivered when he was given the "Distinguished Alumni Award" by the Illinois State University Alumni Association; a Florida Supreme Court...
Dates: Created: 1920-1988; Other: Majority of material found in 1968-1973; Other: Date acquired: 01/00/2005

Dr. F. A. Byrd Papers

 Collection — Box 516
Identifier: MSS 1968-042
Scope and Contents Personal, family, and business correspondence, land deeds, letter of testamentary, papers of the administrator of the estate of Dr. F.A. Byrd. Business and personal papers, certificates of membership, licenses to practice as Physician and Surgeon, 13 early envelopes (some with stamps attached); business correspondence, statements, invoices, and one bound account book. Orders and invoices for marble slabs and headstones for family graves (with names, etc.); declaration of taxable property, tax receipts, note payable to Harrison Reed, Governor of Florida; certificate of "Amnesty Oath;" codicil to a Last Will, letter testamentary. Sales of land, land deeds, bill of sale,...
Dates: Created: 1819-1892; Other: Date acquired: 03/22/1968

Dr. James A. Leitch Wright, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1981-001
Scope and Contents The papers of Dr. James A. Leitch Wright, Jr., noted historian who taught at Florida State University from 1968 to 1986. Wright received acclaim for his Colonial American research. His papers include correspondence, research materials, and manuscripts for his publications related to Southern Indian tribes.

Includes MSS 88-1, 86-26 and 92-19.
Dates: approximately 1968-1986

Dr. Mark F. Boyd Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-25
Scope and Contents Collection consists mainly of photocopies of original manuscripts in Spanish from Archivos General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain. There are a few translations in Spanish and English in holograph, a few typed copies of the translations and transcription, plus some holograph notes and typed pages of the manuscript by Dr. Boyd. These, the microfilm rolls, and other items that are included in the gift by Dr. Boyd are packed in separate envelopes, boxes and other containers.
Dates: Created: 1635-1843; Other: Date acquired: 04/03/1967

Dr. Mark F. Boyd Collection (additional gift)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-27
Scope and Contents This addition to the Dr. Mark F. Boyd Collection consists chiefly of items relating to the duties and activities of Don Juan Joseph de la Puente, St. Augustine, Florida, who, in 1772, was appointed Auditor of Accounts of the Royal Coffers for the Windward Islands, Province of Florida, Louisiana, Yucatan, Campeche, etc., but as other subjects are embraced, the papers have been separated and filed according to main subjects and envelopes and packages are labeled as such.
Dates: Created: 1516-1965; Other: Date acquired: 04/01/1968

Dr. Raymond F. Bellamy papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1988-007
Scope and Contents This collection includes unpublished manuscripts of several of Dr. Bellamy's publications, papers he read before various groups, verses he composed on different occasions and a collection of Christmas cards, letters and wrappings.
Dates: 1918-1970