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Rosasco Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-210

Scope and Contents

Business forms, letterhead papers, blueprints, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, sound recording, and related materials. This collection deals with the Rosasco and Bronnum families and their history and business ventures. There are family biographical sketches, and scrapbooks about William S. Rosasco Jr. and the USO during World War II. There are letters, land contracts, logging contracts, materials about land management, timber and naval stores, export documents, purchase and sale of tugboats, contracts for building barges, deeds, leases, tax papers, bills, reports, business papers about the Santa Rosa Lumber Company, the Bay Point Mill Company, Pinewood, Florida, Aiken Towing Corporation and other businesses, liquidation papers, legal papers, and a shipping businesses in Pensacola.

There are materials about Walter L. Rosasco, William S. Rosasco, Jr., William Sebastian Rosasco, Sr., and Albert Thomas Rosasco, pictures of the Rosasco family, investments, banks in Pensacola, Asheville, North Carolina, and Mobile, Alabama, Escambia County tax papers, real estate in Santa Rosa County and Bay Point, estate settlements, historical papers about West Florida, materials about Florida State University, the Rosasco Brothers of Pensacola, American Financial Corporation of Milton, Rosasco mansion picture, and a map of Santa Rosa County. The collection also includes sound recordings of interviews and their accompanying transcripts, pertaining to Edwin Rosasco, Albert Marion Hyer, J. P. McKensie, and William S. Rosasco. There are also historical and biographical documents about the family's history in California, including photographs taken in San Francisco. Also significant to the collection are Juan de la Rue, Joseph Forsyth, Andres P. Simpson, Ezekel E. Simpson, and Stearns & Culver.

Contains MSS 1-16, MSS 0-211, MSS 0-212, MSS 68-4, MSS 69-4, MSS 72-10, MSS 77-3


  • Created: 1910-1973

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright owned by Florida State University. All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


5238.00 items

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Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rosasco family

Related Materials

Rosasco Family Papers, University Archives and West Florida History Center, The University of West Florida Libraries, Pensacola, Florida. William S. Rosasco III Papers, University Archives and West Florida History Center, The University of West Florida Libraries, Pensacola, Florida.

Related Publications

Rosasco, W. S. (1994). Bill Rosasco: Insights On Life and Family. Pensacola, FL: Mayes Printing Company. Rosasco, W. S. (1994). The Rosascos: Lumbermen, Developers, Citizens. Pensacola, FL: Bodree Printing Company.

Processing Information

MSS 0-210 Processed January 1968; MSS 0-212 Processed May 1972; MSS 1-16 Processed May 1979; MSS 0-211 Processed April 1971

Rosasco Family papers
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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