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Justice Glenn Terrell Papers

 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.

Online Copies Available

Select materials from the Justice Glenn Terrell Papers have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.


  • Created: 1775-1985
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1920-1970
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/00/1992


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers. Users may access this collection at the Claude Pepper Library.

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

Justice Glenn Terrell was a member of the Supreme Court of Florida for 41 years at the time of his death in January 1964. In 1965, Mrs. Esther Collins Terrell, his wife, presented his papers to the Florida State University Library.


24.00 Linear Feet

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Physical Location

Claude Pepper Library.

Method of Acquisition

The papers, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia of William Glenn Terrell were given to the Florida State University Libraries by his wife, Esther Collins; F. Perry Odom, Tallahassee, Florida; Campbell Thornal, Justice of the Florida Supreme Court; and Fred 0. Dickinson, Jr., Florida Comptroller. Materials were given from 1965-1973.

Existence and Location of Originals

The scrapbooks have been microfilmed; scrapbooks 1-6, listed below, can be found on Film 9411 (2 reels) in the Florida State University Libraries. Reel 1 has Books 1-5. Reel 2 has Book 6.

Related Materials

Collection is available on microfilm 9411.

Justice Glenn Terrell Papers
Anna McCormick
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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