03. Claude Pepper Library
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1966-187
Scope and Contents The Allen Morris Papers consist of personal and professional records and research materials accumulated by Mr. Morris over a period of about forty-one years. The papers consist of correspondence; biographical sketches of Florida officials and other famous Floridians; photographs, programs, and other materials related to the Allen Morris Legislative Awards; historical data concerning place names, historical houses, rivers and river boats. Also included is a complete file of "Cracker Politics," the column that Allen Morris was responsible for writing for so many years, as well as notes and materials compiled and used in the creation of the Florida Handbook. A large portion...
Collection — Newsclippings
Identifier: MSS 98-4
Scope and Contents Clippings from Florida Clipping Service and unmarked clippings (some no source noted) concerning Farris Bryant's campaign as Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida and the campaigns of other Florida Democratic candidates. Date Range: August 31, 1960 - November 8, 1960.
Dates: Created: August 31, 1960 - November 8, 1960; Other: Date acquired: 12/00/1998
Collection — stacks at Pepper
Identifier: MSS 2013-0610
Abstract The Canter Brown History of the Florida Supreme Court Collection contains news and correspondence, and research materials for Brown's publications about the history of the Florida Supreme Court.
Dates: Created: 1917-2005; Other: Date acquired: 06/10/2013
Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 2010-0715
Content Description The Charles R. Mathews Papers on Medicare Implementation contains a binder from the "Presidential Meeting on Medicare Implementation" in Washington, DC on June 15, 1966, along with other meeting related primary source materials (name badges, press releases, program booklets, list of participants, published articles). Documents date from 1964 to 2008, with the bulk of items created in 1966 and relating to the establishment and implementation of Medicare. Online Copies Available Selected materials from the Charles R. Mathews Papers on Medicare Implementation have been digitized and are available through the ...
Identifier: MSS 1979-01
Scope and Contents Containing over two million pages, the Claude Pepper Papers includes his official correspondence, speeches, legislative, committee, and campaign files. In addition, there are files of his personal correspondence, speeches, photographs, recordings, and memorabilia. Also included are the personal papers, photographs, recordings, and memorabilia of his wife, Mildred Irene Webster Pepper. Mrs. Pepper always took a deep interest in public affairs and in helping her husband in his political career. She vigorously supported medical research, urban beautification, conservation, and actively participated in charitable and humanitarian organizations. There are also personal papers of the...
Dates: Created: 1900-1989
Collection — Political Papers
Identifier: MSS 93-4
Abstract This collection is comprised of political papers on a broad range of people and subjects accumulated during Donald L. Tucker's term as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.
Dates: Created: 1975-1977; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1993
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2008-024
Abstract Professional and personal files of Dr. Thomas William Hoffer, documenting his prolific and creative activities in animation studies, broadcasting, communication education, and documentary production.
Dates: Created: 1920-2005
Identifier: MSS 2013-0621
Scope and Contents The Elizabeth “Budd” Bell collection mostly consists of research materials and administrative documents related to her work on human services issues in Florida as an activist and coordinator of the Clearinghouse on Human Services. Research materials include news and scholarly articles, policy papers, reports, draft legislation, bill summaries and analysis. Administrative materials for the Clearinghouse and Budd Bell Foundation include establishment papers, public issue statements, memos, correspondence with advocacy organizations and lawmakers, and conference planning materials.Budd Bell’s personal works include academic articles, opinion pieces, conference presentations,...
Dates: 1944-2012; Other: Majority of material found in 1971-2005; Other: Date acquired: 06/21/2013
Collection — 18 boxes
Identifier: MSS 2012-0423
Scope and Contents The collection ranges from some early documents of the late 1980s although the majority are from the mid-1990s. It is primarily made up of legal documents and transcriptions used in court during the appeals process. Included are court filings (notices, responses, pleadings, exhibits) and transcripts of depositions and interviews. A small portion of the collection consists of in house administrative paperwork consisting of correspondence, trial notebooks, witness notes, and case research.
Dates: Created: 1988-1997
Collection — Boxes
Identifier: MSS 0-257
Scope and Contents Papers, books, photographs, memorabilia, correspondence, speeches and scrapbooks. This collection consists mainly of papers connected with Fuller Warren's public life: his campaigns of 1948 and 1956, and particularly the four years he was Governor, from January 4, 1949, to January 6, 1953. One of the best documented areas in the collection deals with Warren's controversy with Senator Estes Kefauver over crime in Florida.
Dates: Created: 1927-1973
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-1001
Scope and Contents The collection was given by George L. Waas in October of 2015. It contains materials related to his time serving as the Editor in Chief of the Florida Flambeau, a member of the Florida Bar Association, and document his long career as a litigator in the State of Florida. Included in the collection are correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs and monographs written by Mr. Waas.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 10/01/2015
Identifier: MSS 2004-001
Scope and Contents The Haynes v. Shoneys Papers documents the largest racial discrimination class-action suit against a private employer in the history of civil rights law. The collection has significant historical and research value for American legal history and civil rights scholars. Some of the noteworthy topics include the admissibility of prior discrimination as evidence, adverse witnesses, affirmative action, allegations of recent discrimination, class certification, defendants contacts with plaintiffs' witnesses and clients, deceased claimants notes, destruction of evidence, jury selection, Raymond Danner's claim to fight race discrimination, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conferences covenant...
Dates: Created: 1959-1997; Other: Majority of material found in 1990-1994
Identifier: MSS 86-24
Scope and Contents Yearbooks, proceedings, textbooks, books, press releases, political files, political cartoons, newspaper clippings, journals, pamphlets, and survey research materials. The materials in this collection relate to the Florida Primary election activities during the 1970s. Included in the collection are broadcasting yearbooks, Naval institute proceedings, textbooks, materials related to Watergate, news materials, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, Episcopalian, and Islamic religious materials, publications of the United States Department of State, press releases by Presidents Carter and Reagan, materials about President Nixon and China, materials about Billy James Hargis, Herbert Armstrong,...
Dates: Created: 1972-1996; Other: Date acquired: 12/17/1986
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 92-25
Scope and Contents Collection includes Judge Terrell's official papers, speeches, newspaper articles by and about the Judge, correspondence & legal files pertaining to the Florida Bar, court rules, impeachments, campaigns, law books, bulletins, journals, & maps; most of the items are legal files, opinions and per curiams; also includes personal papers, photos, scrapbooks & memorabilia. Approximately 7,663 items including opinions and per curiams, speeches, court rules, official papers and private correspondence.
Dates: Created: 1775-1985; Other: Majority of material found in 1920-1970; Other: Date acquired: 12/00/1992
Scope and Contents The records of the League of Women Voters, Tallahassee Chapter, are comprised primarily of administrative files, publications, and subject files and document 55 years of Tallahassee League activities including the organization of conventions and meetings, coordination of league activities, and the chapter’s relationship with the League of Women Voters of the United States. The papers are organized in three series. The administrative series includes correspondence, bylaws, conference proceedings, and meeting minutes. The publications series contains runs of Tallahassee League of Women Voters publications (The Tallahassee Voter), as well as national publications including The...
Identifier: MSS 2008-033
Abstract The Records of the Tallahassee Chapter of the Florida National Organization for Women include official NOW correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, reports, budgets, newsletters, and other records which chronicle the development and activities of Tallahassee NOW from its founding in 1971 until 1997.
Dates: Created: 1971-1997
Identifier: MSS 2012-0301
Abstract Collection of documents detailing the course of a class action law suit filed against Publix Supermarkets, Inc. in 1995. The suit alleged gender discrimination against the company's female employees, represented nearly 40,000 women, and was eventually settled in 1997. The collection consists primarily of court filings filed with the Court between 1995-1997, but also includes in-house paperwork from Thomas A. Warren's law firm such as correspondence, record keeping, memorandums, research documents, and other miscellaneous documents that track the lifetime of the case from beginning to end.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1995-1997; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2002
Identifier: MSS 2008-010
Scope and Contents The collection was given by Reubin O'Donovan Askew in 2008. It contains materials related to his time serving in the Florida House of Representatives, Florida State Senate, and as Governor of Florida. Included in the collection are campaign files, correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, audiovisual materials, memorabilia, and copies of speeches. Additionally, there are records documenting his 1988 Presidential bid, as well as other materials relating to his life after his service as a Florida public official. Also included in the collection are the personal papers of his wife, Donna Lou Harper Askew.
Dates: Created: 1937-2006; Other: Majority of material found in 1969-1989
Collection — Boxes
Identifier: MSS 74-7
Scope and Contents This collection consists mainly of papers pertaining to Ervin's years as Attorney General and his campaigns for that office as well as his correspondence, campaign materials and court opinions of his years as Supreme Court Justice. Included are also papers reflecting his years of service to the Woodmen of the World. Among his papers are his extensive speech files containing his speeches and the background for them, speeches and articles by others, his collection of political anecdotes and assorted memorabilia. There is also correspondence with the State Road Department, letters of recommendation and congratulation, papers from the American Judicature Society, court hearing files, Christmas...
Dates: Created: 1929-1981; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1974
Identifier: MSS 0-110
Scope and Contents Correspondence, books, photographs, newspaper clippings. The collection is largely comprised of correspondence sent to Duncan Fletcher from various United States presidents, senators, heads of departments of state and other related officials as well as information about his family and estate. There are also other materials such as books from his senate office, a group photograph of the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club, and photocopies of newspaper clippings about Fletcher. Some of the principal correspondents include James P. Burns, Tom Fletcher, W. J. Fletcher, Mrs. J. Z. Gladney, B. F. Johnson, Zollie Maynard, Judge L. W. Rigsby, Frank A. Shelton, Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding,...
Dates: Created: 1860-1936; Other: Date acquired: 08/06/1965
Identifier: MSS 76-5
Scope and Contents The Spessard Lindsey Holland collection consists primarily of the personal correspondence, photographs, campaign materials, individual files, Floridiana, and memorabilia such as various awards and certificates, plaques, and miscellaneous novelty items. The collection has materials dated from the 1890s to the early 1970s with the majority of the collection dated after the 1930s. Biographical materials on the former Governor and U.S. Senator can be found in this collection as well as various papers and correspondence during his terms in both of these offices. Also included are speeches, tax records, recordings and photographs, presentations, memberships, Holland Family papers and...
Dates: Created: 1892-1971
Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 2010-006
Scope and Contents "Red Pepper" is a play written by Suzanne Willett of Tampa, Florida about Claude Pepper and his relationship with George Smathers leading up to the infamous 1950 U.S. Senate race between Pepper and Smathers.
Dates: Created: 2010; Other: Date acquired: 11/00/2010
Collection — 15 Boxes
Identifier: MSS 2008-011
Scope and Contents This collection contains research materials used by Martin Dyckman for his 2006 book about former Governor Leroy Collins titled Floridian of His Century. Research materials include speeches from Leroy Collins before he became governor; an interview transcript with Premier Khrushchev during Collins' trip to the Soviet Union; newspaper columns written by Collins for the St. Peterburg Times and transcripts and audio recordings of interviews conducted by Dyckman.
Dates: Created: 1909-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1970; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2005
Identifier: MSS 1991-012
Scope and Contents The Thomas LeRoy Collins Papers, 1903-1991, largely document this prominent Florida statesman's post-Gubernatorial career (1961-1991). While these materials are predominantly from this period, there are also files from his earlier years as Florida Representative, Florida Senator, and Florida Governor. The collection includes campaign materials, correspondence, newsclippings, records from organizations in which he served, speeches, and press releases. In addition, there are articles written by Collins, books, personal memorabilia, photographs, and sound and video recordings. Miscellaneous items include articles about Collins and personal reference (information) files. The...
Dates: Created: 1909-1991
Collection — 47 boxes
Identifier: MSS 1976-012
Abstract The collection includes correspondence, committee papers, legislative papers, and legal papers such as rulings, opinions, and papers concerning particular cases. Judge Walker serived as County Judge of Leon County and on the bench of the 2nd Judicial Circuit. The great majority of the papers in the collection cover the time period from the 1940s until the time of his death, September 16, 1974. The collection includes the papers of Judge Walker's father, Nat R. Walker.
Dates: Created: 1901-1974; Other: Majority of material found in 1925-1974; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1976