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17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1948-003
Dates: Created: 1664-1976

Albert Waller Gilchrist Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1964-125
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1876-1929

Allen Morris Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1966-187
Scope and Contents The Allen Morris Papers consist of personal and professional records and research materials accumulated by Mr. Morris over a period of about forty-one years. The papers consist of correspondence; biographical sketches of Florida officials and other famous Floridians; photographs, programs, and other materials related to the Allen Morris Legislative Awards; historical data concerning place names, historical houses, rivers and river boats. Also included is a complete file of "Cracker Politics," the column that Allen Morris was responsible for writing for so many years, as well as notes and materials compiled and used in the creation of the Florida Handbook. A large...
Dates: 1861-1970

C. Farris Bryant Campaign News Clippings

 Collection — Container: Newsclippings
Identifier: MSS 98-4
Scope and Contents

Clippings from Florida Clipping Service and unmarked clippings (some no source noted) concerning Farris Bryant's campaign as Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida and the campaigns of other Florida Democratic candidates. Date Range: August 31, 1960 - November 8, 1960.

Dates: Created: August 31, 1960 - November 8, 1960; Other: Date acquired: 12/00/1998

Claude Pepper Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1979-01
Scope and Contents Containing over two million pages, the Claude Pepper Papers includes his official correspondence, speeches, legislative, committee, and campaign files. In addition, there are files of his personal correspondence, speeches, photographs, recordings, and memorabilia. Also included are the personal papers, photographs, recordings, and memorabilia of his wife, Mildred Irene Webster Pepper. Mrs. Pepper always took a deep interest in public affairs and in helping her husband in his political career. She vigorously supported medical research, urban beautification, conservation, and actively participated in charitable and humanitarian organizations. There are also personal papers of the...
Dates: Created: 1900-1989

Daisy Parker Flory Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2005-004
Abstract

Subject files documenting her professional interests and teaching activities; research notes for her Florida State University (FSU) Florida Government classes; reference materials reflecting her teaching and other activities; class materials (reading lists, curricula, student papers) for her FSU Florida Government course; manuscripts; correspondence to Daisy Parker Flory and her husband Claude Flory; photograph of Dr. Flory.

Dates: Created: 1929-1990; Other: Majority of material found in 1961-1979; Other: Date acquired: 02/00/1994

Dorothy Dodd Gifts

 Collection — Box: 142
Identifier: MSS 1934-097
Scope and Contents The Dorothy Dodd Gifts, dated from 1903 to 1907, include three letters to H. Clay Crawford, Florida Secretary of State, from Albert W. Gilchrist, Claude L'Engle, and W.G. Robinson. Also included in the collection are printed copies of addresses given by W.W. Finley of Southern Railway Company; four items pertaining to the Florida Vegetal Development Company of South Dakota; and a statement of exports and imports through Port Inglis on the Withlacooche River, Florida. Among the persons included in the Dorothy Dodd Gifts are Albert W. Gilchrist, Governor of Florida 1909-1913; Claude L'Engle, periodical editor; W.G. Robinson, member of Florida Republican State Central...
Dates: Created: 1903-1907; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1934

Edward J. Gurney Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 149, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 85-07
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two typescript copies of a letter from U.S. Senator Edward J. Gurney to FSU Library Director N. Orwin Rush on the subject of Title II funding.

Dates: June 8, 1970

Fuller Warren Papers

 Collection — Container: Boxes
Identifier: MSS 0-257
Scope and Contents

Papers, books, photographs, memorabilia, correspondence, speeches and scrapbooks. This collection consists mainly of papers connected with Fuller Warren's public life: his campaigns of 1948 and 1956, and particularly the four years he was Governor, from January 4, 1949, to January 6, 1953. One of the best documented areas in the collection deals with Warren's controversy with Senator Estes Kefauver over crime in Florida.

Dates: Created: 1927-1973

George T. Ward Secession Broadside

 Collection — Box: 158
Identifier: MSS 1965-256
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a broadside regarding the secession of Florida from the Union and a duplicate of that broadside. The broadside was issued by George T. Ward before the State Convention at Montgomery, Alabama in January 1861. It is addressed "To the People of Leon County," and begins "My name has been suggested as a candidate for the State Convention, from your county..."

Also known as MSS 0-256.

Dates: Created: 1860

Governor Thomas Brown Letter

 Collection — Box: 138
Identifier: MSS 1964-036
Scope and Contents Manuscript letter by Governor Thomas Brown, Executive Department of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida, January 31, 1853, to Captain Wm. B. Cone. Cone was a former member of Legislature from Camden County, Georgia, but at the time of Brown's letter was a Captain of a Company of Calvary in the State of Georgia. The letter was in reply to Captain Cone's letters of January 21 and 24, 1853, in which Captain Cone had offered him the service of "a Company of Calvary in the event of Indian hostilities." Governor Brown's explanations as the reasons why he was unable to accept Captain Cone's offer affords a picture of political and military affairs of that period. The letter was...
Dates: Created: January 31, 1853; Other: Date acquired: 11/04/1938

Guyte P. McCord, Sr. Collection

 Collection — Box: 363
Identifier: MSS 1970-181
Scope and Contents

Items found in this collection include the personal papers of Guyte McCord, consisting of correspondence, records of the Tallahassee Historical Society, newspaper clippings, articles, and papers relating to Judge James B. Whitfield. Also included in the collection are the official programs of the inaugurations of five Florida governors, miscellaneous publications, and typescripts of manuscripts published in issues of "Tallahassee Historical Society Annual."

Also known as MSS 0-181.

Dates: Created: 1885-1961

James Velma Keen Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1970-150
Abstract

Correspondence, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, and speeches documenting the career of attorney, Florida legislator, educator, and businessman James Velma Keen, from 1926 when he began practicing law in Sarasota, Florida, until his death in Tallahassee, Florida, in March 1963.

Dates: Created: 1922-1967; Other: Majority of material found in 1955-1967

LeRoy Collins Letters

 Collection — Box: 141
Identifier: MSS 1985-001
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from LeRoy Collins to Dr. Daisy Parker. Among the subjects mentioned are Judge Taylor and Parker's campaign assistance. The fifth item in the collection is a copy of a letter to Malcolm Johnson that was enclosed in a 1968 letter to Dr. Parker.

Dates: Created: 1966-1968

Malcolm Johnson Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2003-24
Abstract The bulk of the Malcolm Johnson Collection documents Johnson's journalistic career from his time with the Associated Press from 1940-1954 to his editorship of the Tallahassee Democrat from 1954-1970. The collection includes correspondence, subject and personality files, clippings of Johnson's columns and editorials, photographs, speeches written by Johnson, memorabilia, and various published materials collected by Johnson over his career. In addition, there are materials related to the writing and publication of Johnson's books I Declare and Red, White and Bluebloods in Frontier Florida,...
Dates: Created: 1824-1984, n.d.; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1978

Message of the President by John Milton

 Collection — Box: 152
Identifier: MSS 1965-184
Scope and Contents

Printed copy of Message of the President, Executive Department, Tallahassee, December 9, 1864, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Confederate States Congress, Richmond, Virginia. Signed by John Milton, Governor of Florida, the document is a "Joint Resolution of Confidence in and Thanks to President Jefferson Davis." Also signed by A.K. Allison, President of the Senate; F.L. Villepigue, Secretary of the Senate; Philip Dell, Speaker House of Representatives; Wm. Forsyth Bynum, Clerk House of Representatives; John Milton, Governor of Florida, and B.F. Allen, Secretary of State.

Also known as MSS 0-184

Dates: 1864; Other: Date acquired: 05/03/1956

Ordinance of Secession for the State of Florida

 Collection — Container: MSS 2015-002 OS Box 3
Identifier: MSS 1965-197
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of Ordinance of Secession of the State of Florida, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, "Done in open convention, January 10th, A.D. 1861." The document is quite legible and bears the signatures of the sixty-nine delegates.

Also known as MSS 0-197.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in January 10, 1861; Other: Date acquired: 05/08/1959

Philip D. Beall Scrapbook

 Collection — Container: Philip D. Beall scrapbook
Identifier: MSS 78-64
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook contains newspaper articles, congratulatory telegrams and letters on his appointment.

Dates: Created: 1941-1943; Other: Date acquired: 09/22/1978

Reubin Askew Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2008-010
Scope and Contents

The collection was given by Reubin O'Donovan Askew in 2008. It contains materials related to his time serving in the Florida House of Representatives, Florida State Senate, and as Governor of Florida.  Included in the collection are campaign files, correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, audiovisual materials, memorabilia, and copies of speeches. Additionally, there are records documenting his 1988 Presidential bid, as well as other materials relating to his life after his service as a Florida public official. Also included in the collection are the personal papers of his wife, Donna Lou Harper Askew.

Dates: Created: 1937-2006; Other: Majority of material found in 1969-1989

Richard Keith Call Letter

 Collection — Box: 140
Identifier: MSS 1976-006
Scope and Contents

This letter, signed by R. K. Call is as follows: "Dear Sir. I have received your kind letter and have but a minute to say I am Much obliged to you and that John W. Smith of Quincy Florida should be appointed keeper of the light house at Appalachicola."

Dates: Created: 1834

Robert A. Gray Scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1973-131
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of fourteen scrapbooks assembled by Robert A. Gray and includes a typewritten introduction. Most of the scrapbooks consist of miscellaneous items such as photographs, clippings and letters pertaining to Gray's public and private life arranged in no discernible order with handwritten or typed commentary. Also known as MSS 0-131.

Dates: Created: 1901-1969

The Martin Dyckman Leroy Collins Research Collection

 Collection — Container: 15 Boxes
Identifier: MSS 2008-011
Scope and Contents

This collection contains research materials used by Martin Dyckman for his 2006 book about former Governor Leroy Collins titled Floridian of His Century. Research materials include speeches from Leroy Collins before he became governor; an interview transcript with Premier Khrushchev during Collins' trip to the Soviet Union; newspaper columns written by Collins for the St. Peterburg Times and transcripts and audio recordings of interviews conducted by Dyckman.

Dates: Created: 1909-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1970; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2005

Thomas D. Bailey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-11
Scope and Contents This collection contains detailed information about Florida schools during the administration of Thomas D. Bailey as State Superintendent of Public Instructions. The items in the collection are: 69 page typewritten essay on the Development of the Florida Department of Education 1900-1965; A typewritten "When I took office in 1949..." statement; Typewritten Statement by Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tallahassee, Florida - Re: Progress in Florida education; and Statement by Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tallahassee, Florida, August 23, 1965, annoucing Bailey's retirement, which was submitted to Florida's...
Dates: Created: 1949-1967; Other: Date acquired: 07/00/1971

Thomas D. Bailey Papers (Photocopies)

 Collection — Box: 137
Identifier: MSS 1-22
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopied materials related to Thomas D. Bailey's time as Florida Superintendent of Public Instruction. It contains correspondence from 1955-1971, personal and biographical data about Bailey, as well as a large number of speeches and statements made while in office. These speeches cover a wide array of topics including graduation speeches for the Naval Air Station Civilian Apprentices in Pensacola; aid to children; Bible reading and prayer in public schools; the House Committee of Public and Higher Education; the necessity of community junior colleges as presented at the Southern States Work Conference in Daytona Beach; opposition to close sessions...
Dates: Created: 1951-1972

Thomas LeRoy Collins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1991-012
Scope and Contents The Thomas LeRoy Collins Papers, 1903-1991, largely document this prominent Florida statesman's post-Gubernatorial career (1961-1991). While these materials are predominantly from this period, there are also files from his earlier years as Florida Representative, Florida Senator, and Florida Governor. The collection includes campaign materials, correspondence, newsclippings, records from organizations in which he served, speeches, and press releases. In addition, there are articles written by Collins, books, personal memorabilia, photographs, and sound and video recordings. Miscellaneous items include articles about Collins and personal reference (information)...
Dates: Created: 1909-1991

William Archer Cooke Letter

 Collection — Box: 141
Identifier: MSS 1964-079
Scope and Contents

Holograph letter dated 1876, from William Archer Cooke to Hon. S. Pasco, Hon. G.P. Roney and W.D. Bloxham. The letter relates to counting votes cast in Florida for state electors of President and Vice President. Also known as MSS 0-79.

Dates: Created: 1876

William J. Howey Scrapbook

 Collection — Container: Wrapped Package
Identifier: MSS 1971-143
Scope and Contents

The scrapbook of William J. Howey provides a clear exposition of the activities of the Republican party in Florida during 1928 when he ran for governor of the state. It contains newspaper clippings pertaining to his political opponents, economic conditions, and the development of the citrus industry in Florida.

Also known as MSS 0-143.

Dates: Created: 1928-1938; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/1971

William J. McCormick Diary

 Collection — Box: 152
Identifier: MSS 1970-008
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of the 1872 diary of Reverend William J. McCormick. The diary relates his daily activities and mentions the names of family members.

Also known as MSS 1-08 and MSS 0-285.

Dates: 1872

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