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Jerry Carter Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-46

Scope and Contents

Official papers, scrapbooks, political correspondence, campaign materials, financial papers, films, tapes, books, newspaper articles, pictures, cards, poetry, maps and certificates. Materials in this collection include official papers about the Florida Public Service Commission, political correspondence and other election materials for the Democratic party, Interstate Commerce Commission finance dockets related to a variety of railroad companies, railroad correspondence, materials related to buses and taxis, papers concerning motor freight, telephones in Florida, power companies serving Florida, and Florida water, sewers, canals and waterways.

Other materials include sketches by Carter, writings, postcards, pictures, photographs, books and other publications related to elections, Russian conspiracies, trigonometry, Claude Pepper, and Florida agriculture, as well as correspondence regarding W. G. Dinsmore, the Cruver Manufacturing Company, Charlie Mendez, Jeff M. Herrington, Jim Hardee, Hazel McDade, Tennessee Governor Frank G. Clement, honorary citizenship in the state of Tennessee, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, the Committee on Political Education, the Democratic Party, public utilities in Southern States, and the National Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners.


  • Created: 1923-1966
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/30/1965

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 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.


60.00 boxes (60 boxes)

Language of Materials


Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Jerry W. Carter

Processing Information

Processed 1965, 1966, & 1967.

Jerry Carter Papers
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