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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

Cinema Corporation of America Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2004-008
Abstract 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.
Dates: Created: 1925-1981; Other: Majority of material found in 1925-1932

Dr. Elston Roady Collection

 Collection — Container: Drawer 11
Identifier: MSS 2005-002
Scope and Contents The Elston Roady Collection documents Dr. Roady's studies of elections on the local (Leon County, Florida), state (Florida), and national levels and his research in political campaign finance. The materials include typescripts and reference materials used in creating his revised edition of Florida Votes (1972), background information and letters to Florida Secretary of State Firestone from Roady and Annie Mary Hartsfield about their proposal to update the 2nd edition through the 1980 elections (an updated version was not published); a speech Roady delivered when he was given the "Distinguished Alumni Award" by the Illinois State University Alumni Association; a Florida Supreme Court...
Dates: Created: 1920-1988; Other: Majority of material found in 1968-1973; Other: Date acquired: 01/00/2005

Dr. F. A. Byrd Papers

 Collection — Box: 516
Identifier: MSS 1968-042
Scope and Contents Personal, family, and business correspondence, land deeds, letter of testamentary, papers of the administrator of the estate of Dr. F.A. Byrd. Business and personal papers, certificates of membership, licenses to practice as Physician and Surgeon, 13 early envelopes (some with stamps attached); business correspondence, statements, invoices, and one bound account book. Orders and invoices for marble slabs and headstones for family graves (with names, etc.); declaration of taxable property, tax receipts, note payable to Harrison Reed, Governor of Florida; certificate of "Amnesty Oath;" codicil to a Last Will, letter testamentary. Sales of land, land deeds, bill of sale,...
Dates: Created: 1819-1892; Other: Date acquired: 03/22/1968

Edward Conradi Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1989-005
Scope and Contents The Edward Conradi Papers includes articles and clippings, bills and receipts, class notebooks from Indiana University and Clark University, correspondence, legal papers, lists, manuscripts, memorabilia, minutes of meetings, news clippings, publications by Conradi and others, photographs, reports, speeches and speech notes, rules and regulations, and statistical data documenting Conradi's Florida State College for Women (FSCW) presidency from 1909-1941, including his fight with the Florida Purity League in the late 1920s. The collection includes the typed, uncorrected notes on the history of FSCW as dictated to a student typist. It was from these notes that the material for the Memoirs of...
Dates: Created: 1897-1981; Other: Majority of material found in 1924-1944

Erasmus H. Tomlinson Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2008-001
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials of the E.H. Tomlinson and Son Real Estate Company from 1893-1958. The series include client records, correspondence, day books, maps, blueprints, and scrapbooks. Contained in these series are family correspondence, financial records, legal documents, deeds, contracts, reports, photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and pamphlets. The collection documents the activities of the E.H. Tomlinson and Son Real Estate Company during the last decade of the Nineteenth Century and the first half of the Twentieth Century. The collection contains considerable business and family correspondence that gives a first hand account of Florida real estate...
Dates: Created: 1893-1958; Other: Majority of material found in 1906-1944

Fallschase Development Reference Files

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2009-006
Scope and Contents The Fallschase Development Reference Files includes newspaper articles which documented the Fallschase development process; agreements and other legal materials; minutes from public meetings held in 2005 and 2006; Fallschase development proposals, maps/surveys of the land of the proposed Fallschase community; memorandums to and from the Board of County Commissions; correspondence to and from Robert Rackleff and other Leon County commissioners.
Dates: Created: 1974-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 2004-2007

Florida Railroad Company Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1968-115
Scope and Contents The Florida Railroad Company Papers document the early history of this company during its period of construction from Fernandina to Cedar Key, FL., and includes articles of agreement, articles of copartnership, deeds, and a resolution. It is significant to researchers studying the history of Florida's 19th Century railroads. The collection consists of 8 manuscript documents signed by various officials: the charter of the company, certificates of agreements for financing and constructing the railroad from Fernandina to Cedar Key; David L. Yulee was president, Joseph Finegan & Co. were to build and equip the railroad with certain cars; papers also include land deeds along the...
Dates: Created: 1855-1860; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1968

Florida State University Libraries Proposed Amendments to Florida State University Constitution

 Collection — Box: 1818
Identifier: MSS 2009-002
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of documents pertaining to librarian faculty status dating from 1956-1958. The documents contained in the collection include letters between Florida State University (FSU)'s assistant librarian, Florence Bethea and the Constitution Committee's Chairman, Robert Miller, notes and suggestions for proposed amendments to the constitution, and copies of proposed constitutions. There are significant gaps in the collection. The earliest dated document is February 23, 1956 and the remainder covers the last few months in 1958.
Dates: Created: 1956-1958

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

Love-Scarborough Papers

 Collection — Box: 514
Identifier: MSS 1964-179
Scope and Contents The papers consist of certificates of purchases of land, a certificate commissioning Scarborough as Captain of a volunteer infantry company, land deeds, Territorial Florida manuscripts, a picture of Mrs. M.L. Scarborough, newspapers and clippings, personal letters, reports of blankets, provisions, and clothing required by Floridians in prison at Fort Delaware, promissory notes, receipts, invoices, and a typed copy of "Express-Supplement", a letter to an unknown newspaper editor by William T. Gregory in 1860, pertaining to the proposed secession from the Union by Florida and other states.

Also known as MSS 0-179
Dates: Created: 1835-1936; Other: Date acquired: 05/25/1959

Mary Lou Norwood Collection

 Collection
Identifier: HP 2007-076
Scope and Contents The collection contains memorabilia and ephemera, including a scrapbook and photo album, related to FSCW.

Online Copies Available Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library as part of a larger photograph collection.
Dates: Created: 1941-2007

Operation Coin Toss

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2011-005
Abstract Legal documents and case files of Operation Coin Toss from 2002-2004, a joint investigation with Florida State University Police Department, Tallahassee Police Department, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement regarding Adrian McPherson and gambling.
Dates: Created: 2002-2004; Other: Date acquired: 12/11/2011

Roderick Kirkpatrick Shaw Estate Division of Slaves

 Collection — Box: 1805
Identifier: MSS 2005-003
Scope and Contents The Roderick Kirkpatrick Shaw Estate Division of Slaves authorizes Gadsden County Commissioners Thomas Munroe, William F. Bull and Hudson Muse to divide the slaves belonging to the estate of the late Roderick K. Shaw into three equal portions and distribute them to Shaw's two sons, Roderick Gosporo Shaw and James Kirkpatrick Shaw, and to John H. Smith, husband of R. K. Shaw's daughter, Jesse Shaw Smith.In this document, the "Honorable E. C. Love, Judge of Probate" of Gadsden County directs the Commissioners to execute the transaction. The values of each estate portion are recorded, as well as the names and ages of the slaves. Online Copy...
Dates: Created: 1858; Other: Majority of material found in January 14, 1858

Seminole Indians Miccosukee Tribe Collection

 Collection — Box: 156
Identifier: MSS 1964-015
Scope and Contents Photocopies of letters and briefs regarding the Seminole Indians in Florida and specifically the Everglades Miccosukee Tribe. Correspondents include Grady L. Crawford, Virgil H. Harington, Richard W. Ervin, LeRoy Collins and Max Denton. Also included in the collection is a "Proposed Charter of the Seminole Indians of Florida," and a brief entitled, "The Miccosukee Nation Identity and Rights," written by the Counsel for the Everglades Miccosukee Tribes of Seminole Indians.

Also known as MSS 1-15.
Dates: Created: 1957-1959

Slavery Papers

 Collection — Box: 157
Identifier: MSS 1956-230
Scope and Contents Includes a manuscript entitled, "List of slaves owned by Trombley Smith", regards Airville plantation, Virginia, on July 1, 1828. The list shows the name, age, occupation, and in some cases the ancestry of the slaves, as well as births (male or female) and details of deaths. Also, following the names of some slaves, in parenthesis, are notes showing dates of sales of slaves and name of purchaser. Likewise are notes showing dates of purchases of slaves and name of person from whom purchase was made. Includes manuscript quitclaim or bill of sale by John Brett, Jr., Jackson County, Florida, January 18, 1848 to William Damiel. The instrument was notarized by "acting...
Dates: Created: 1822-1848; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1956

Territorial Florida Account Sheet

 Collection — Box: 157
Identifier: MSS 1964-242
Scope and Contents Territorial Florida Account Sheet from 1834. Covers cases to January, 1835. Also known as MSS 0-242.
Dates: Created: 1834-1835

Territory of Florida documents

 Collection — Box: 157
Identifier: MSS 0-244
Scope and Contents Three court documents from Hamilton County Superior Court, Hamilton County, Florida, all signed by M. C. Peterson, Clerk of Court, and dated February 3, 1842.
Dates: Other: February 3, 1842; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1956

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

Treaty Between the United States of America and the Seminole Nation of Indians

 Collection — Box: 156
Identifier: MSS 1964-219
Scope and Contents Treaty between the United States of America and the Seminole Nation of Indians. Concluded March 21, 1866. Ratification advised August 16, 1866. Proclaimed by Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America, Washington, in the District of Columbia, March 21, 1866. Articles of a treaty made and concluded between the United States Government, by its Commissioners, D.N. Cooley, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Elijah Sells, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and Ely S. Parker, and the Seminole Indians, by their Chiefs, John Chu-co, or Long John, Cho-cote-harjo, Fos-ha(r)-jo, John F. Brown. Witnesses were: Robert Johnson, U.S. Interpreter for the Seminole Indians,...
Dates: Created: 1866

United States Land Patents - Sales of Land in Gadsden County, Florida

 Collection — Box: 150
Identifier: MSS 1965-157
Scope and Contents Two U. S. Certificates of sale of public land in Gadsden County, Florida. Certificate No. 11,824 was issued by the U. S. Land Office at Tallahassee, Florida to Brinkley G. Poppell dated June 16, 1856. Certificate No. 11,922 was issued to Brinkley G. Poppell as well, and is dated June 16, 1856.

Also known as MSS 0-157 and MSS 76-16.
Dates: Created: 1856; Other: Date acquired: 07/16/1957

Watkins Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1956-058
Abstract The Watkins Family Papers contain personal letters, business records, bible correspondence course materials, legal documents, memorabilia, and newsclippings.
Dates: Created: 1877-1931