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The Gilchrist Papers are comprised of the official papers of Albert Waller Gilchrist, 20th Governor of Florida, as well as newspaper articles, military and state official documents, items pertaining to the naming of Gilchrist County, materials regarding educational institutions including Carolina Military Institute and West Point, personal correspondence, genealogical research, and papers pertaining to Gilchrist's estate and will.
Also known as MSS 0-125.
The collection contains artifacts and documents related to F Club and its members from 1922 until the 2001 reunion.
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Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library as part of a larger photograph collection.
Annual reports, committee files, correspondence, membership files, president's files, scrapbooks, photographs, yearbooks, and memorabilia.
Correspondence pertaining to Home Economics professor, Anna Marie Erdman.
Autograph note from Lord Shelburne to Mr. Andrew Millar, complimenting the "...two setts of Hume's History of England he sent him...", and asking "...to subscribe for a sett of that work of Mr. Adams..." It is signed "Bowood Park, June 21st." Bowood Park is in Calne, Wiltshire, England. The note is probably dated between 1761 and 1784 when he was called Lord Shelburne, and before he became Marquis of Lansdowne.
Also, it would have to be after the Hume publication of the first edition of the History of England in six volumes printed for A. Millar 1754-1762, and before the death of Millar in 1768. There is also a clipping with biographical information about Lord Shelburne.
Photostats of the Civil War letters by B.F. Hammond written during 1863 and 1864 from various camps in Virginia to members of his family in South Carolina. All letters were written on battlefields and contain vivid descriptions of "the bloody struggle." Also known as MSS 0-135.
The three page letter, signed by E.G. Booth, secretary to D.S. Kennedy, Esq. of New York, gives a list of drafts drawn on several individuals and then the details of a bill of lading covering 41 bales of cotton, all being sent for discount. The postscript refers to the financial difficulties then existing in Florida banking circles.
This collection contains letters from literary people received when Professor Davis was chairing the English Department Lecture Committee in 1977-1978. Included is the full correspondence with Reed Whittemore. Other correspondents include: Saul Bellow, Frederick Crews, E. L. Doctorow, Tom Stoppard, and Paul Antony Tanner. There are also memos of Bertram Davis and lecture space reservation materials.
Bessie Rumph Hiers Lux (formerly Bessie Miller Rumph) was a Florida State College for Women student, class of 1943 (BA, Education). The items in the collection include papers related to her participation in the student organizations, student grade reports and other assorted student related ephemera and memorabilia. (See box list.)
The collection includes general correspondence of Beth Moor, newsclippings, photographs, and memorabilia of and about Beth Moor. A large part of this collection concerns former Florida Governor Spessard Holland as well as the Florida State College for Women (FSCW) and The Florida State University (FSU). Included in the papers are correspondence about Governor Holland, the FSU Alumni Association, and Alpha Delta Pi. Also includes photographs and memorabilia concerning Governor Holland, Beth Moor, and both FSCW and FSU.
The collection contains a scrapbook and other items relating to life as a student at Florida State College for Women as well as papers relating to the Conradi Loan Scholarship Fund. (See box list.)
The Beulah Pipkin papers include clippings, correspondence, and memorabilia. The clippings, dated from 1924 to 1985, concern Florida State University (FSU) history and include some from the Polk County Quarterly. Among the correspondence are letters from Ella Bisbee to Pipkin regarding a fifty year reunion class biography book and letter from FSU to Pipkin. The majority of the correspondence is from the 1970s. Included in the memorabilia is a citation from FSU and a letter from the director of the Alumni Association to Beulah Pipkin dated October 1969.
Personal items of Florida State College for Women/Florida State University student Beverly Jean Fogarty Smith (formerly Beverly Jean Fogarty) (BA, Education, 1950). Items include freshman papers, programs, personal photographs, and assorted ephemera and memorabilia. She is the sister of Marjorie Fogarty Lee (Accession No. HP-2007-014). (See box list.)
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Correspondence to and from Norman L. Kilpatrick, Director of Florida State University Libraries, concerning the founding and early meetings of the Bibliographical Associates, an informal campus group that met to share interests in collecting rare books, old maps, original manuscripts, and other printed materials.
This collection includes the proceedings of the annual Blue Ridge Institute, presentations that were not part of the proceedings but were presented at the Institute, programs, invitations, invitation lists, correspondence, background material, photographs and various related materials, including audio tapes and video tapes.
Typescript letter, dated June 17, 1981, signed by Bob Graham in which he thanks Mrs. Opal M. Free of the FSU Library for gathering materials for a 2nd Annual history dinner.
Also known as MSS 0-303.
The Calvin Patterson Research Collection contains digitized items such as articles, correspondence, and documents related to events and scholarships in memory of Calvin Patterson compiled by alumnus Tommy Warren.
Programs, pamphlets, booklets, and other documents and ephemera reflecting Caroline Louise Battle's time at Florida State College for Women.
Scrapbook containing personal photographs and ephemera of Florida State College for Women student Carolyne Doyle Richardson, Class of 1926 (AB, Modern Languages).
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Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.
Personal items of Florida State College for Women student Carrie Forehand Crocker (formerly Carrie Lee Crocker) (BA, Home Economics, 1942). Items include papers and memorabilia related to her participation in student organizations, the Dining Room Girls, and assorted student related activities. (See box list.)
The Cinema Corporation of America Collection documents the history of this film distribution company, and American producer and director Cecil B. DeMille's role in its founding.
These papers include a letter from Clement Acton Griscom to his son Lloyd, who served as a foreign diplomat to Japan in the early 1900s. Also included is a small Christmas gift card signed "From Bronson Winthrop," and a small envelope addressed to Col. Lloyd Griscom, care of Miss Griscom, Water Oak Plantation, Tallahassee, Florida. The fourth item in the collection is a letter from G. Leslie Isaac to "Col. Griscom" at Luna Plantation, Tallahassee, concerning a trip to a fair and a car purchase. Includes MSS 0-304.
Holograph letter by Cornelius Curtis to "Hon. Gideon Wells," Secretary of the Navy (1863) concerning acts practiced by civil employees of the government in regard to captured Confederate vessels in Florida. Also known as MSS 0-81.
This collection is comprised of a photostat of Wood's letter in duplicate. The letter is by Dallas Wood, Co. "K," 6th Fla. Vols, Finley's Brigade, dated Dalton, Georgia, December 25, 1863, to "Dear Sister." Dallas Wood's letter to his sister is chiefly a family letter written on Christmas day and deals only slightly with army life and the granting of furloughs. His reference to "the bloody struggle" was doubtless in anticipation of a forthcoming transfer to Virginia and Tennessee where Brig.-General Finley's Florida Infantry saw service during the following two years.
Collection consists of the business correspondence of Davco Electronics, Inc. from 1966 to 1968. It is organized alphabetically by name of individual or organization, with additional files for APO and FPO in New York, San Francisco, etc. as well as a miscellaneous file.
- Correspondence 135
- Florida State University Libraries. Manuscripts Collections 86
- Florida State University Libraries. Heritage & University Archives 60
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 46
- Manuscripts 42
- Photographs 40
- Programs 36
- Minutes 25
- Reports 23
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 22
- Financial Records 20
- Pamphlets 20
- Legal documents. 18
- Scrapbooks 17
- Speeches, addresses, etc. 17
- Photocopying. 16
- Newsletters 15
- Invitation cards. 14
- Postcards. 14
- Maps 13 ∧ less
- French 1
- Italian 1
- Florida State College for Women 23
- Florida State University Libraries. Heritage Protocol & University Archives 18
- Confederate States of America 12
- Conradi, Edward, 1869-1944 12
- Florida. Governor 12
- Campbell, Doak S. (Doak Sheridan), 1888-1973. 8
- Dodd, William George, 1874-1963 8
- Andrews, Elizabeth Gordon, 1880-1967 6
- Collins, LeRoy 6
- Florida State College for Women--Sports 6
- Florida State University. Artist Series 6
- Kurz, Herman, 1886-1965 6
- Dorman, Olivia 5
- Even Team (Sports Team) 5
- Florida Flambeau 5
- Opperman, Ella Scoble, 1873-1969 5
- Sandels, Margaret Rector, 1888-1973 5
- University of Florida 5
- YWCA 5
- Bellamy, Raymond F. (Raymond Flavius) 4 ∧ less