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Manuscripts

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 107 Collections and/or Records:

El-Sadat Letters

 Collection — Autograph Box 4
Identifier: 00-MSS 1990-038
Scope and Contents Correspondence. This collection consists of correspondence between Anwar El-Sadat, President of Egypt, and Charles E. Miller, Director of University Libraries, Florida State University, concerning a gift of books from the Library to the President. The books were sent from the library to the president in the case of Sohi Abulsaad. The letters are dated July 23, 1976, and September 1976. The letters are accompanied by a list of the books: Open education and the American school, by Roland S. Barth; A stillness at Appomattox, by Bruce Catton; Management models and industrial applications of linear programming, by Abraham Charnes; Free enterprise: an imperative, by Herbert Hoover...
Dates: Created: 1976

Elizabeth Byrd Taylor Scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HP-2007-098
Scope and Contents The Elizabeth Byrd Taylor Scrapbook consists of photographs and ephemeral items related to her years as a Florida State College for Women student from 1922 to 1926.
Dates: Created: circa 1922-1926

Everglades National Park Commission Papers

 Collection — Box 145
Identifier: 01-MSS 1971-102
Scope and Contents The Everglades National Park Commission Papers are comprised of items dated from June to October in 1946. The first item is a four-page document entitled, "Official Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Everglades National Park Commission at the Lunsford Lodge on Windley Island, June 15, 1946." The second item is a four-page letter, dated July 19, 1946, "To the Property Owners Within the Everglades National Park Area," that gives a good history of the establishing of the park. The third item, dated July 19, 1946, is a list of names and addresses of the twenty-five "Members Appointed to the Everglades National Park Commission by Governor Millard F....
Dates: 1946; Other: Date acquired: 09/07/1971

Experimental College

 Collection — Box 145
Identifier: 00-MSS 1991-006
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of papers concerning an investigation into the feasibility of an Experimental College without grades or formal structure at The Florida State University during the early 1960s. The papers are dated from 1962 to 1964, with a large majority of the collection from 1964, and the papers are in no discernible order.
Dates: Created: 1962-1964

Fenton McArthur Prewitt papers

 Collection — Box 155
Identifier: MSS 0-207
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection are related to the life and work of Fenton McArthur Prewitt. There is a fifty-page typescript entitled, "Chronological facts pertaining to the fifty years and after fifty years of the life of Fenton McArthur Prewitt, discussing his life, family genealogy, and career. There are a number of newspapers in the collection from the following cities in Florida: Tavares, Gainesville, Waldo, Starke, Jacksonville, Wauchula, Tampa, and Plant City. There are two holograph letters, dated March 14, 1897, and September 6, 1911, and one post card dated September 13, 1911. These include a clipping about yellow fever in Florida. A clipping from Gainesville's Daily Sun,...
Dates: 1895-1954; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1968

Florida County and City Histories

 Collection
Identifier: 01-MSS 1992-024
Scope and Contents The materials included in this collection appear to be class papers done by students at the Florida State College for Women around 1922. Among the counties covered are Alachua, Clermont Lake, Manatee, Sarasota, Sumter, Suwanee, Taylor, Walton, Jefferson, Lake, Osceola, Washington, Columbia, and Dade Counties. Among the cities covered are Miami, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Madison, Orlando, Wildwood, Live Oak, De Funiak Springs, Monticello, and West Palm Beach.
Dates: Created: 1922

Florida State College for Women/Florida State University School of Home Economics Florida Extension Services Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2005-016
Scope and Contents This small collection documents the history of the Florida extension service program from its beginnings at the Florida State College for Women (FSCW) / Florida State University (FSU) School of Home Economics. The collection includes reference materials about other statewide agricultural extension service agencies and home economics, articles about Florida 4-H Clubs and the history of Florida home demonstration work, and publicity brochures about Florida home demonstration work published by the Florida State Home Demonstration Office at FSU. It is historically significant to researchers studying the cooperative extension movement in Florida and the United States and its relationship to...
Dates: Created: 1937-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1951-1964; Other: Date acquired: 12/00/2005

Florida State University Costs Project

 Collection — Box 1452
Identifier: MSS 1996-025
Scope and Contents University costs project, 1956-1957.
Dates: Created: 1956-1957

Florida State University Faculty Senate Minutes

 Collection — OS 1 & 2
Identifier: 00-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 General Faculty Records

 Collection
Identifier: 00-MSS 2007-022
Scope and Contents The collection consists of minutes from General Faculty meetings, recommendations of candidates for graduation, related memoranda, and faculty members' obituaries. The collection will be of interest to those researching issues of broad concern to the University in the time period covered, which includes the transition period of Florida State College for Women to the Florida State University.
Dates: Created: 1938-1976

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

Florida State University Southern Business History Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: 00-MSS 2008-016
Scope and Contents The Florida State University Southern Business History Center Records include, correspondence to and from the center, including memos, form letters, responses, questionnaire, annual reports, photographs and publications; and oral interviews recorded in May and June, 1954 and August 1956 on 1/4 inch audio tape reels. They also include a group of historical records of the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company at Cedar Key, Florida.
Dates: Created: 1855-1956; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1956

Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass Memoirs

 Collection — Box 144
Identifier: 01-MSS 1978-058
Scope and Contents A bound photocopy of the handwritten memoirs of Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass, daughter of Governor Thomas Brown of Florida. On the first page appears the following note: "MEMOIRS OF FRANCES ELIZABETH BROWN DOUGLASS These memoirs of Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass, wife of Samuel James Douglass and daughter of Thomas Brown, were written at the request of her family. She began these writings in 1894 when she was about 77 years old, and passed away in 1905 at the age of 87. March 15, 1966. Signed: Sarah E. Henderson, Mrs. John Ward Henderson, Jr. This copy is contributed to the Florida State University Library by Mrs. Sarah Everett Lewis...
Dates: Created: 1894-1905; Other: Date acquired: 03/15/1966

Francois Bucher Papers

 Collection — unprocessed
Identifier: 01-MSS 2015-010
Scope and Contents Professional and personal papers of Francois Bucher (1927-1999), professor of Art History (1978-1996), including correspondence, instructional materials, artwork, research materials, and scholarly works. Significant correspondents include William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Paul Sharits, and Kurt Vonnegut. The collection includes works by Sinclair Beiles, Bucher and Burroughs. Subjects include Bucher's academic career at University of Minnesota, Yale University, Brown University, State University of New York-Binghamton, and Florida State University; Junction B and the Nautilus Foundation in Lloyd, Florida; and Bucher's novel Ein Strahlendes End (...
Dates: Created: 1300, 1565, 1880-1996; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2014

Frank Norris manuscript leaf from McTeague

 Collection — Box 153
Identifier: MSS 0-340
Scope and Contents Manuscript leaf from Frank Norris's McTeague, Argonaut Manuscript Edition of the Works of Frank Norris, page 176.
Dates: 1899

George Alexander Lensen Author Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: 01-MSS 90-7
Scope and Contents Collection contains 5 manuscripts from Dr. Lensen written between 1959 and 1967. All deal with Dr. Lensen's area of study in Japanese and Russian history and relations.
Dates: Created: 1959-1967; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1967

George Harper Papers

 Collection — Box 1414: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3; Series Series 4; Series Series 5; Series Series 6
Identifier: 01-MSS 1991-003
Scope and Contents The papers of George Harper include articles, catalogs, correspondence, manuscripts, College English Association conference programs, and publications. The majority of the papers, and escpecially the correspondence, cover a large period of time from the 1870s to the late 1960s. The 38 books donated by George Harper with this collection have been cataloged and information about them may be accessed through the Florida State University Libraries online catalog.
Dates: Created: 1872-1980

Goulding Family Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-128
Scope and Contents Manuscripts, typescripts, diaries, photo albums, and government documents related to Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Goulding of Tallahassee, Florida and their ancestors, including materials on the American Civil War, Key West (1830-1863), rationing during World War II, YMCA activities during and after World War I, Florida bank notes (1860, 1870), and souvenir photo albums and guidebooks from global tourist destinations (1905-1911). This collection includes materials previously described as MSS 0-127. Restrictions on Use: Manuscript diary pages in Boxes 171B and 171C are fragile and not available to researchers without permission of the Manuscript and...
Dates: Created: 1830-1967; Other: Date acquired: 03/03/1973

Governor Andrew's Proclamation

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-6
Scope and Contents A printed proclamation by John A. Andrew, Governor of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass., March 11, 1862, in which he proclaimed "Thursday, the third day of April next, to be observed throughout this Commonwealth, as a day of public HUMILIATION, FASTING, AND PRAYER. The printed proclamation is in the form of a broadside and bears the seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The subject is entirely religious, and the quality of paper and appearance of the format would indicate that it was the custom to frame such annual proclamations. There is an attached notation in the handwriting of Ms. Louise Richardson, FSU Librarian, which reads: "Lot purchase. O. Norwood, Oct....
Dates: Created: 1862; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1956

Gramling Civil War Diary

 Collection — Box 148
Identifier: 01-MSS 1971-129
Scope and Contents The two items in this collection are a copy of a typescript made by Clifton Paisley from the original holograph diary and a biographical sketch of the author of the diary, Wilbur W. Gramling. The original of the diary, which the donor described as being in "small handwriting and some of it is illegible because the ink has badly faded," was found among the belongings of the late Owen Irvin Gramling Sr. of Tallahassee, founder of O. I. Gramling and Company and nephew of the author. The original has subsequently come into the possession of O. I. Gramling Jr. of Tallahassee. Wilbur Gramling joined Company K of the 5th Florida Infantry Regiment, which eventually became part of a small brigade...
Dates: Created: 1864-1865; Other: Date acquired: 05/01/1971

Harry Whittington manuscripts

 Collection — Box 323
Identifier: MSS 0-313
Scope and Contents Three typrescript drafts of books by H. Whittington: 'Trouble Rides Tall' (1958), 'Play for Keeps' (1957), and 'Strangers on Friday' (1959).
Dates: 1957-1959; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/1961

Herbert Spencer Zim papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 78-50
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of materials related to the works of Herbert Spencer Zim. Books covered include Armored animals; Botany; Commercial fishing; Crabs; Golden hamsters; Hoists, cranes and derricks; Israel and the Holy Land; North American Indian arts; Sea stars and their kin; Telephone systems; What's inside of me; What's inside of plants; and Your heart and how it works. Other persons or subjects significant to the collection include: Rene Martin, Herschel Wartik, Alexander Drozynski, Andre Hunter Whiteford, and basketry.

Collection includes MSS 78-51
Dates: 1955-1971

Irvin Baker manuscript

 Collection — Manuscript
Identifier: 02-06.0027
Scope and Contents 1st Lieutenant Irvin Baker's unpublished manuscript describes his experiences as a platoon leader with the 4th Marine Division and 10th Amtrac Battalion of the United States Marine Corps. He led his platoon through the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/09/2006

Isle de France (Mauritius) Voyage Report

 Collection — Box 149: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3
Identifier: 01-MSS 1964-147
Scope and Contents Undated manuscript document in French which is a report by Captain Plapin of Marseille, France, who was captain of a freighter plying between the Isle de France and India, in which he gives considerable details of an incident which occurred while on a voyage.

Also known as MSS 0-147.
Dates: Created: circa 1750; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/1956

Itinerant Ministry Journal and Ledger

 Collection — Item 1
Identifier: 01-MSS 2015-015
Scope and Contents Leatherbound notebook containing the manuscript diary and cash accounts ledger of an unnamed itinerant Baptist minister, active in the American Southeast. Diary entries describe visits to locations in Florida, including Crawfordville, Flat Creek, Sopchoppy, and Tallahassee; and in Alabama, including Decatur and Gadsen. Official activities described include delivering sermons on scripture and Biblical figures; officiating wedding ceremonies; and conducting Sunday school classes. Personal activities described include visits with congregation members, farming duties, and traveling among different congregations.
Dates: Created: 1871, 1874; Other: Date acquired: 12/08/2015

James Branch Cabell Collection

 Collection — Box 140: Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1
Identifier: 01-MSS 1963-043
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of materials by and about the Virginia author, James Branch Cabell. The first item in the collection is a set of original typed (with one set of copies) letters by Cabell to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1940-1953). The copies were typed from original letters in the University of Florida Special Collections. The second item in the collection is a typed copy of a cumulative index to the Storisende Edition of Cabell's works (McBride, NY, 1930, 18v). The index was prepared by John M. Campbell, Jr. of Paris, France, and includes a notation: "No other index exists, either in individual volumes or for the works as a whole, and the information contained...
Dates: Created: 1930-1945

James Phin. Willson Manuscript of Battle of Natural Bridge

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: 01-MSS 1965-264
Scope and Contents Photographic copy of manuscript by James Phin. Willson, Druggist to K.L.A., relating to the Battle of Natural Bridge (1865). The twenty-four-page manuscript is titled, "MS. No. 9, Third Series Pages - 1007. Written 1865. To Miss Joanna D. Willson of Missouri." The following page reads: "To the special care of Miss Joanna D. Willson - the present manuscript is respectfully affectionately dedicated by her devoted brother, the author. The within contains, in addition to its personal introduction, a private, graphic description of the events...incidental to the military exploit under Brigadier Gen. William Miller, near Tallahassee, Florida, March 4th, 5th, and 6th,...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1865; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1963

Janet Burroway Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 2003-022
Abstract The Janet Burroway Papers contains her class materials, manuscripts of plays and short stories, book reviews, articles, student writings, and writings by others
Dates: Created: 1985-1999

Jeannette Hodges 'Back Country' manuscript

 Collection — Box 313
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-329
Scope and Contents Draft Manuscript of Back Country, published New York, Pageant Press [c1958]
Dates: Created: 1958

John Brown Letter

 Collection — Thomas Percy Collection
Identifier: 01-MSS 1990-011
Scope and Contents Letter from "J. Brown" written at Newcastle, to the Reverend Mr. Percy, August 17, 1769.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in August 17, 1769