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Florida County and City Histories

Identifier: MSS 1992-024

Scope and Contents

The materials included in this collection appear to be class papers done by students at the Florida State College for Women around 1922. Among the counties covered are Alachua, Clermont Lake, Manatee, Sarasota, Sumter, Suwanee, Taylor, Walton, Jefferson, Lake, Osceola, Washington, Columbia, and Dade Counties. Among the cities covered are Miami, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Madison, Orlando, Wildwood, Live Oak, De Funiak Springs, Monticello, and West Palm Beach.


  • Created: 1922

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 and 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.

Biographical or Historical Information

In 1905, through the Buckman Act, the State Legislature reorganized higher education in Florida, establishing a school for male students in Gainesville, and a school for female students in Tallahassee. Florida State College in Tallahassee became the female school and was named the Florida Female College. This name was objectionable to friends and supporters of the college, thus in 1909 it was renamed the Florida State College for Women (FSCW). In 1946, a flood of applicants seeking admission to the University of Florida created a crisis situation as the number desiring admission was one-third more than could be accommodated. As a result, a branch accommodating 500 men was opened in Tallahassee at Dale Mabry Field, a deactivated army installation. In 1947, the Legislature took further action and designated both the University of Florida and the Florida State College for Women as coeducational, at the same time changing the name of FSCW to The Florida State University.


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Method of Acquisition

1922; class papers done by students at Florida State College for Women

Existence and Location of Originals

Processing Information

Processed November 1992.

Florida County and City Histories
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US