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Thomas D. Bailey Papers (Photocopies)

 Collection — Box: 137
Identifier: MSS 1-22

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopied materials related to Thomas D. Bailey's time as Florida Superintendent of Public Instruction. It contains correspondence from 1955-1971, personal and biographical data about Bailey, as well as a large number of speeches and statements made while in office.

These speeches cover a wide array of topics including graduation speeches for the Naval Air Station Civilian Apprentices in Pensacola; aid to children; Bible reading and prayer in public schools; the House Committee of Public and Higher Education; the necessity of community junior colleges as presented at the Southern States Work Conference in Daytona Beach; opposition to close sessions of public bodies; the Easter Seal Center in Tallahassee; the Conference of County Superintendents in Gainesville; propery tax; the Tallahassee Rotary Club; educational administration in Florida; the Ocala Junior College; public education; and segregation in schools. Also known as MSS 0-299.


  • Created: 1951-1972


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical or Historical Information

A biographical sketch of Mr. Bailey is available in The Florida Handbook, by Allen Morris.


47.00 items

0 Linear Feet (0 linear feet)

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Related Materials

MSS 0-11 Thomas D. Bailey Papers: collection at FSU Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

Processed August 1979.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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