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Florida State University Office of the President: Doak Campbell Administration Files

 Collection — Container: 21 boxes
Identifier: HUA 2018-062

Scope and Contents

This collection includes subject files from Doak Campbell's tenure as President of Florida State College for Women and Florida State University. The files include correspondnce and files on FSU faculty, buildings, University budgets, academic programs, and campus committees.

Online Copies Available

Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.


  • created: 1941-1957

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This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical or Historical Information

Doak Campbell (1888-1973) served as president during the transition from Florida State College for Women (FSCW) to Florida State University. Prior to becoming president, he had been dean of the Graduate School at George Peabody College for Teachers. During his time in office, President Campbell worked to update FSU's curriculum to provide a more comprehensive and well-rounded education. Campbell supported the creation of an intercollegiate sports program and the construction of the football stadium, which was named for him. Campbell retired from his position 1957, but remained in the Tallahassee area as president emeritus until his death in 1973.


21 boxes

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Custodial History

Date accessioned: 2018/09/27

Immediate Source of Acquisition

State Archive

Florida State University Office of the President: Doak Campbell Administration Files
Paige Downey
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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