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Florida State College for Women--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Ben C. Willis Addresses and Article

 Collection — Box 1817
Identifier: MSS 2008-022
Scope and Contents Addresses delivered by former Florida Circuit Judge Ben C. Willis and an article written by Willis for the Florida Heritage Foundation News and Views. These materials are useful to researchers studying Tallahassee life during the 1930s. According to Lee Willis, these addresses were probably given at the Exchange Club in Tallahassee, which met at the Cherokee Hotel until it closed.

Includes MSS 2008-021.
Dates: Created: 1972, 1986

Beth Moor Papers

 Collection — OS 1-4
Identifier: MSS 1986-023
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: Created: 1918-1986

Beulah Pipkin Papers

 Collection — Box 1449: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3
Identifier: MSS 1996-016
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: Created: 1924-1985

Ella Scoble Opperman Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1969-196
Abstract Correspondence, articles, speech material, notebooks, daybooks, music record books, photographs, memorabilia, and legal records documenting the personal and professional life of Ella Scoble Opperman, the first Dean of the Florida State College for Women School of Music. Includes Opperman family papers.
Dates: Created: 1719-1963; Other: Majority of material found in 1900-1963

Faculty and Friends Club Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1989-087
Abstract Activities files, business records, minutes, notebooks, scrapbooks, and yearbooks documenting the operations of the Faculty and Friends Club and its predecessor organizations
Dates: Created: 1926-2005

Florida Home Economics Association Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2005-017
Abstract Correspondence, financial records, membership records, meeting minutes, publications, and reports kept by Florida State College for Women faculty active in the Florida Home Economics Association.
Dates: Created: 1918-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1938-1945

Florida State College for Women Business Ledgers

 Collection — ledgers
Identifier: MSS 0-362
Scope and Contents This collection contains all of the financial records of Florida State College for Women from 1903-1948, including account ledgers, bills paid, summaries of receipts and expenditures, and state funds and expenses.
Dates: Created: 1903-1948; Other: Majority of material found in 1910-1940

Florida State College for Women papers

 Collection — Box 06.0010 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-06.0010
Scope and Contents This collection relates to the Florida State College for Women (FSCW) during the World War II period. The collection consists of newspaper articles, photographs, letters and documents concerning faculty, staff, and alumnae. These materials include a series of letters discussing plans for the installation of a plaque honoring alumnae in the military service and the American Red Cross. There are a series of index cards of a speech to the Alumnae Association of Pensacola announcing the installation. ) In addition, there is a testimonial from Admiral George D. Murray in honor of the WAVES, two Western Union telegrams, from president Doak S. Campbell, and Governor Spessard L....
Dates: 1942-1983; Other: Majority of material found within 1944; Other: Date acquired: 01/30/2006

Florida State College for Women Student Record Books

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2009-003
Scope and Contents The Student Record Books contain information about each student who attended the State Seminary West of the Suwanee River from 1890-1899, the Florida State College, from 1905-1909, and Florida State College for Women, from 1913-1927. Data includes student name, name of parent or guardian, city of residence, date of admittance and graduation, courses taken, and grades.
Dates: Created: 1890-1927; Created: Majority of material found in 1913-1927

Florida State College for Women Surveys and Reports

 Collection — Box 1807
Identifier: MSS 2003-003
Abstract Includes reports and surveys provided by the Florida State College for Women to various accreditation, educational, and government agencies from 1911 to 1941.
Dates: Created: 1911-1941; Other: Majority of material found in 1920-1939; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2003

Florida State College for Women/Florida State University Executive Council Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2003-023
Scope and Contents The Florida State College for Women/Florida State University Executive Council Minutes are significant to researchers because they document the organizational and academic changes in these institutions during the administrations of Drs. Edward Conradi and Doak S. Campbell. Student activities during this period are documented as well.The 1930-1931 FSCW Executive Council records include the minutes of the Administrative Committee from October 21, 1930 through July 17, 1931, with some gaps. Major topics discussed include academic probation, building operations, grades, and student activity fees, behavior, and workloads. Among the prominent topics discussed by Council...
Dates: Created: 1930-1958

Florida State College for Women/Florida State University Odd Team Beanies

 Collection — Box 1810
Identifier: MSS 2005-009
Abstract "Odd Team" or Freshman Beanies, worn either by students on the Florida State College for Women "Odd Team," or by freshmen in the early days of Florida State University.
Dates: Created: Date Unknown

Florida State University Faculty Senate Minutes

 Collection — OS 1 & 2
Identifier: MSS 2003-021
Abstract Minutes of the Florida State University Faculty Senate and its predecessor organizations, including reports of standing committees, special committees, and sub-committees.
Dates: Created: October 7, 1905-October 18, 2006

Florida State University Libraries Accession Books

 Collection — Box 17
Identifier: MSS 2007-030
Abstract Handwritten accession records kept by the Florida State University Libraries and its predecessor, the Florida State College for Women Library.
Dates: Created: 1909-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1923-1951

Florida State University Tarpon Club Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2005-011
Abstract The FSCW/FSU Tarpon Club Collection contains materials documenting the synchronized swimming team's activities and performances. Materials include club documents, photographs, choreography and scripts, newspaper clippings, video, alumni notes, as well as other ephemera documenting the organization's history.
Dates: Created: 1931-1994; Other: Majority of material found in 1931-1994

Herman Kurz Papers

 Collection — Box 1817
Identifier: MSS 2007-010
Scope and Contents The Herman Kurz Collection contains photocopies of several news clippings from Kurz's scrapbooks and an original and photocopy of the autobiographical sketch he delivered at the Tallahassee Kiwanis Club. These materials are significant in documenting the work of one of the foremost authorities on Florida plant life.
Dates: Created: 1932-1957

Katherine Moore Morse Collection

 Collection — Box 1-3andOS1
Identifier: MSS 2007-027
Scope and Contents The Katherine Moore Morse Collection includes several playbills and photographs from productions at Florida State College for Women (FSCW); mementos from Miss Sarah Thomson, an FSCW distinguished faculty member; class work from her Speech and Theater classes; various scripts; newspaper clippings related to Morse herself or FSCW; general memorabilia from Zeta Phi Eta, an honorary fraternity related to the Speech and Communication Arts; general memorabilia from FSCW during the 1940s; and correspondence from one of her aunts.
Dates: Created: 1891 - 2007; Other: Majority of material found in 1943 - 1947

Lucile Gregory Papers

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: MSS 1976-011
Scope and Contents Text of an oration by Lucile Gregory given when she was a senior at Florida State College for Women (FSCW) in 1911. Includes a typed transcript and explanatory sheet, signed by Elizabeth Levin Rosenquist, July 22, 1976. Class record of Lucile Gregory at FSCW, 1907-1908. She was awarded B.S. degree in 1911. Photocopy included.
Dates: Created: 1911 - 1961; Other: Majority of material found in 1907-1911

Marian Emmett Colman Papers

 Collection — Box 1809
Identifier: MSS 2006-002
Scope and Contents The Colman Papers document the history of Florida State College for Women (FSCW) and student activities prior to and during the World War I years. The collection consists mostly of letters Colman wrote as an FSCW student to her parents in Lake Alfred. The letters describe the campus buildings and a fire at "East Hall" in 1916, her activities in campus organizations such as the Young Women's Christian Association, the Minerva Club (a literary society), the Anvil Literary Society, and the FSCW Glee Club; participation in Field Day athletic competitions, an Odds vs. Evens basketball game on Thanksgiving morning, and learning how to play the piano and the...
Dates: Created: 1914-1918; Other: Majority of material found in 1916-1918

Mary Ellen Smith Papers

 Collection — Box 1208
Identifier: MSS 96-9
Scope and Contents Florida State College for Women in the 1920s" is a term paper written by Mary Ellen Smith in 1967 for her History 427 course. The paper is 15 pages long and includes footnotes and maps of the school from the 1920s. It contains information about the formation of FSCW, its location, and general information about student life.
Dates: Created: December 4, 1967

Mary Lucy Mendenhall Wood FSCW Photos

 Collection — Box 1817
Identifier: MSS 2008-025
Scope and Contents Collection consists of photographs mounted to black paper, probably from a scrapbook.
Dates: Undated

Nellie Colcord Weidenbach Scrapbook

 Collection — MSS 2003-012 - Scrapbook
Identifier: MSS 2003-012
Abstract The scrapbook was kept by Nellie Colcord Weidenbach during her freshman year at Florida State College for Women, from 1935-1936.
Dates: Created: 1935-1936

Ruby Diamond Family Papers

 Collection — Box Folder3
Identifier: MSS 2007-037
Abstract Correspondence, genealogical materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia pertaining to Ruby Diamond and the related Hirschberg and Williams families.
Dates: Created: 1860-1994