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Tallahassee (Fla.)--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1948-003

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 portion...
Dates: 1861-1970

Augustus B. Turnbull Papers

 Collection — Drawer 9
Identifier: MSS 93-1
Scope and Contents This collection contains a variety of materials about the life and career of Augustus B. Turnbull III. Subjects covered by these materials include: Tallahassee, bicycling, conservation, land use, Lake Bradford, public opinion, schools, citizens, housing, drainage, sewers, traffic, Florida, Society of Civil Engineers, Council of Neighborhood Associations, parks and recreation, town meetings, transportation, Florida State University, Charles Joe Carter, and a White House luncheon menu. There are also a series of photographs: Switzerland, Augustus Turnbull, President John F. Kennedy, George Smathers, Marjorie Turnbull, and others. As well, there are 24 blueprints, showing geographical area in...
Dates: Created: 1971-1990

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

Eddie Barrington transcript

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-04.0154
Scope and Contents This oral history interview transcript relates to Eddie Barrington who served with C Company in the 823rd Air Aviation Engineers. Barrington was assigned to work on the Ledo Road under General Joseph Stilwell in December 1942 in the China Burma India campaign. The collection includes a transcript of an interview, recorded May 20, 2004 and audio recording. The recording includes portions of the interview that are not transcribed.
Dates: Created: 1920-2004; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1956; Other: Date acquired: 05/20/2004

El Destino and Chemonie Plantation Papers

 Collection — Box 516
Identifier: MSS 0-85
Scope and Contents The collection relates to the El Destino and Chemonie plantations located a short distance from Tallahassee, Florida. These papers consist of records and documents of the executors and administrators of the estate of William B. Nuttall. The materials discuss sale of cotton and other agricultural products, conveyance of land and slaves, as well as reports and accounts related to the estate. Some papers are signed by Mary W. Savage (Nuttall), Hector W. Braden and George Noble Jones. Digital Copies Available This collection is available digitially in ...
Dates: Created: 1822-1859; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1969

Evelyn Whitfield Henry Scrapbooks

 Collection — Scrapbooks 1 and 2
Identifier: MSS 1986-012
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two scrapbooks covering Tallahassee and Florida history for over a century, 1861-1961. The first scrapbook, "Chronology of Tallahassee and Florida History," consists of newspaper clippings and original documents including an aerial photograph of the Florida Capitol, the by-laws of the United Confederate Veterans, photographs of St. Johns Episcopal Church, and a pen and ink drawing of Wakulla Springs. The second scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and original documents such as inaugural programs. This second scrapbook deals with Florida governors, U.S. Presidents, and local Tallahassee history.
Dates: Created: 1861-1961

Frank Douglas Moor Collection

 Collection — 1 Folder: Shares space with other collections
Identifier: MSS 77-11
Scope and Contents The Frank D. Moor collection contains records of business and service organizations in Tallahassee with which he was associated, as well as papers of his father, Dr. W. L. Moor. Subjects covered by this collection include: Alford Chevrolet Company, Big Bend Development Corporation, Farson, Son & Company Investment Broker, Georgia Pine Railroad Company, Bainbridge, Georgia, Tallahassee, Florida, Governor's Mansion Advisory Committee, Internal Revenue Service, Margaret M. Datson, F. Clifton Moor, Margaret H. Moor, C. B. Gwynn, Maimie W. Gwynn, George H. Gwynn, Jennie P. Gwynn, Leon County, Leon Improvement Company, Leon Taxpayers Protective Association, Moor Brothers, Southern Telephone...
Dates: Created: 1884-1965

Frank Hatheway Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-137
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a diary of G. Frank Hatheway regarding his life and work, as well as examples of poetry, and a funeral announcement for his daughter, Julia. A scrapbook kept by Hatheway (originally MSS 0-138) is also part of the collection. The scrapbook contains a collection of poetry, clippings of historical interest, old prints, and pictures. The poetry is a mix of poetry Hatheway copied and original compisitions. A page of music in manuscript form, The Indian Maid, may be an original composition as well.
Dates: Created: 1845-1853; Other: Date acquired: 04/20/1956

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

Hampton Dunn Papers

 Collection — Box 1208
Identifier: MSS 96-1
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an advance set of unbound sheets, including dust jacket, of Yesterday's Tallahassee, by Hampton Dunn. They are accompanied by a letter from Ernest A. Seeman, President of E. A. Seemann Publishing, Inc., of Miami, Florida, to Malcolm B. Johnson, Editor of the Tallahassee Democrat.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1974

Historic Homes Preservation Committee of Leon County Records

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: MSS 1991-005
Scope and Contents The Leon County Commissioners passed a resolution in 1958 to see what could be done to restore historic homes and buildings in Tallahassee, Florida. Governor Millard Caldwell served as Chairman of the Historic Homes Preservation Committee.
Dates: Created: 1958

James Tillinghast Archer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-7
Scope and Contents Collection of original and photocopied documents and newsclippings pertaining to John Tillinghast Archer and his wife, Mary S. Brown Archer. Includes letter from 1860 (?) from Decatur, Illinois to "Dear Brother," Dr. Limol Fletcher from Lavinia Williams.
Dates: Created: 1850-1961; Other: Date acquired: 03/20/1968

Kent Spriggs Papers

 Collection — unprocessed
Identifier: MSS 2004-04
Scope and Contents Consists of Kent Spriggs' case files related to the 1973 retrial of Dave Keaton and Johnny Frederick of the Quincy Five and those related to Keaton et al. v. Townsend, a civil case brought by the Quincy Five against the State of Florida and Joe Townsend for the coerced testimony that implicated the men in the case. Included in these files are correspondence with Alfonse Figgers, Dave Keaton, David Charles Smith, Johnny Frederick, and Johnny Burns who were collectively known as the Quincy Five. Also contains files related to Clifford N. Steele, et al. v. Board of Public Instruction of Leon County, Florida, et al., including correspondence, newspaper clippings and trial notes and...
Dates: Created: 1963-1976; Other: Majority of material found in 1971-1976

Letters and Documents Pertaining to Land and Land Grants in the Tallahassee Area

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 0-156
Scope and Contents Typed copies of letters and documents originating in Tallahassee, Leon County and Newnansville, Alachua County, Florida, and Paris, France pertain to land grants of General Lafayette and "grant land for the seat of government in the territory of Florida.
Dates: Created: 1825-1857

Lewis Bank papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-178
Scope and Contents The Lewis Bank papers are an extensive collection of banking records and papers pertaining to the Lewis family's banking enterprises in Tallahassee. These materials give insight into the economic evolution of the Tallahassee community by the administrative operation of State and University in which agriculture is of secondary importance. Subjects covered by the collection include: banks in New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Savannah, Georgia, and Tallahassee, Florida; cork industry; Florida State Troops; G. E. Lewis; Jacksonville oil companies; naval stores; cotton; Beulah B. Briley estate; E. W. Clark estate; F. H. Flagg estate; J. O. Gallegher estate; William P. Slusser estate;...
Dates: Created: 1854-1957; Created: Majority of material found in 1871-1925; Other: Date acquired: 03/10/1966

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, such...
Dates: Created: 1824-1984, n.d.; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1978

Paul K. Dougherty collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0018
Scope and Contents The Paul K. Dougherty Collection includes photographs, documents, and various artifacts Dougherty obtained while in Germany. His collection contains rare original German propaganda publications such as Deutschland Erwach and Adolf Hitler. Also included in the collection is a personal photograph album that belonged to Nazi official and founder of the anti-Semitic newspaper Der Stürmer, Julius Streicher. Other items included are Nazi Party flags/fabrics, Paul K. Dougherty’s camera, and camera accessories.
Dates: Created: 1942-2000; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/26/1997

Phebe B. Quarterman Scrapbook

 Collection — N/A
Identifier: HP 2007-127
Scope and Contents This scrapbook includes newspaper clippings of old buildings in Tallahassee, Florida including public buildings like churches, the state Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, the Florida Supreme Court, Florida State University, banks, hotels, and libraries. There are also clippings regarding residences.
Dates: Created: 1956-1973; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/1980

Red Hills of Florida Collection

 Collection — OS Box 1
Identifier: MSS 1994-002
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of the background files, notes, correspondence, permission, maps, manuscripts, and other materials that were collected or created by Clifton Paisley during the writing of his work, Red Hills of Florida. Included among these items are biographical sources, census data, maps and surveys of the Red Hills region, letters to and from local organizations and persons, newspapers, and interviews. The majority of the collection consists of those materials which actually played a part in the publication of the book. These items include notes, manuscripts, galley proofs, camera ready copies, and photographs mainly dating from the 1970s and...
Dates: Created: 1820-1994

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

Union Bank of Tallahassee letter

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 89-3
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a letter from C. Browne, Tallahassee, to Levi Woodbury requesting a payment, with comments on the Union Bank.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in March 4, 1840

William P. Slusser Papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 1986-013
Scope and Contents Papers of William P. Slusser including receipts, payment orders, store accounts, a newspaper advertisement of public sale, and sales at auction on account.
Dates: Created: 1859-1877

William Wilson letters

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 77-6
Scope and Contents Six letters written by William Wilson to his sister Lucretia Wilson Dutton (Mrs. Asa). Five of the letters are written from Tallahassee, Florida, and offer some interesting material about the area in the 1820s through early 1850s.
Dates: Created: 1827-1846