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Red Hills of Florida Collection

 Collection — Container: OS Box 1
Identifier: MSS 1994-002

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the background files, notes, correspondence, permission, maps, manuscripts, and other materials that were collected or created by Clifton Paisley during the writing of his work, Red Hills of Florida. Included among these items are biographical sources, census data, maps and surveys of the Red Hills region, letters to and from local organizations and persons, newspapers, and interviews. The majority of the collection consists of those materials which actually played a part in the publication of the book. These items include notes, manuscripts, galley proofs, camera ready copies, and photographs mainly dating from the 1970s and 1980s when the book was being compiled and published.


  • created: 1820-1994

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to the Florida State University Libraries. 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

Clifton Paisley, the donor and author of the book, Red Hills of Florida is a retired Florida State University editor, researcher, and a local history author. Mr. Paisley served as Research Editor of the Graduate Research Office and over the course of his career wrote many pieces on the history of Leon County and the surrounding region. He is also responsible for two monographs dealing with local history entitled, From Cotton to Quail and Red Hills of Florida. He was born in Texas in 1915 and died in Tallahassee, Florida, in 2000.


29.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Method of Acquisition

Given by Clifton Paisley in September 1994

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Related Materials

Clifton Paisley Collection, MSS 0-198, Special Collections & Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida.

Processing Information

Processed September 1994

Red Hills of Florida Collection
Burt Altman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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