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Manuscripts

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 108 Collections and/or Records:

John D. Bates, Sr. papers

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-15
Scope and Contents Holograph letter written by John D. Bates, Sr. in 1863 to his son, John D. Bates, Jr. of Boston, Mass. The letter relates to the capture of the Confederate cruiser FLORIDA. Also discusses briefly France's offer of the Mexican crown to Maximilian. Along with the letter and its envelope, there are two enclosures. One is a holograph letter from Captain William Lull (1863) to John D. Bates, Sr. in regard to his ship. The other is a handwritten sheet of instructions on firing a furnace.
Dates: Created: 1863; Other: Date acquired: 05/04/1945

John MacKay Shaw Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 2008-006
Abstract The John MacKay Shaw Collection consists of the Childhood in Poetry Collection and other materials he collected that relate to the six themes that are evident throughout the Collection: bibliography, biography, children, collecting, publishing, and writing. These other materials include articles, audiovisual materials, biographical materials, catalogs, correspondence, literary materials, notes, photographs, programs, and publications documenting his personal, business, and collecting activities.
Dates: Created: 1737-2007

Katherine Wallick Ikebana Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 01-MSS 2008-020
Scope and Contents 26 items, including books, serials, and manuscripts about Ikebana,the art of Japanese floral arrangement. The manuscripts include 3 flower arrangement note books kept by Katherine Wallick at various workshops from 1970-1972 and a yearbook of the Virginia Peninsula Chapter of Ikebana International from 1972-1973. The serials include 27 issues of the Ikebana International magazine.
Dates: Created: 1955-1984; Other: Date acquired: 04/26/0006

Kathryn Trimmer Abbey Collection

 Collection — Box 302
Identifier: MSS 0-306
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a holographic manuscript of Florida land of change, published by the University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill in 1941. This manuscript was written in 58 blue examination books dated April 24, 1941.
Dates: April 24, 1941

Laurence Campbell Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 00-MSS 1976-014
Abstract Materials documenting Laurence Campbell's early professional and teaching career in journalism before becoming Dean of Florida State University (FSU)'s School of Journalism; administrative and professional materials covering the operations of and activities sponsored by the School of Journalism during his years as FSU Dean; professional materials related to his later work as head of FSU's Department of Educational Foundations and Professor of English Education, and high school journalism periodicals and monographs germane to his career.
Dates: Created: 1870-1975; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1976

Lillian Smith One Hour manuscript and galleys

 Collection — Box 322
Identifier: MSS 0-347
Scope and Contents Manuscript and galleys with handwritten edits of One Hour by Lillian Smith, 1959. Included with manuscript is a letter from the author dated 12/1/1959 donating the materials and a letter from Louise Richardson dated 12/17/1959 thanking Ms. Smith.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 12/06/1960

Loren E. Jackson manuscript

 Collection — Manuscript
Identifier: 02-00.0449
Scope and Contents The Loren E. Jackson manuscript "Epilogue to a War Story" documents Lieutenant Colonel Loren E. Jackson's experience as a prisoner of war when he was shot down during D-Day from his B-17 that he piloted with the 385th Bomb Group during World War II. His manuscript details his encounter with the German Gerhard Graf von Schwerin who he met in the 1960s after not seeing him since he was interrogated by him. Jackson recounts the conversation he had with General and touches on multiple subjects, such as German memory of war, behaviors of the Germans, morale, and the surrendering of Germany.
Dates: Created: 1944-1967; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/31/2000

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

Malcolm Johnson Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-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

Mary Bates Letters

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-16
Scope and Contents Two letters written by Mary Bates of Tallahassee, Florida. Transcriptions are included with each original letter. One letter is written from Dudley, Massachusetts. Both letters are addressed to a Charles Dana, Jr. of Woodstock, Vermont. In one letter, dated April 11, 1845, Bates gives a vivid description of a sea voyage from New York via Nassau to Florida. According to the letter, during the course of the voyage a leak was discovered in the ship and at the same time hay (a large portion of the cargo) caught fire, so for some days all aboard were in serious peril. This letter also gives a good description of what she called "Warchulla" Springs (Wakulla Springs) in...
Dates: Created: 1845

Mary Bethell Alfriend Collection

 Collection — Box 302
Identifier: MSS 0-307
Scope and Contents The Mary Bethell Alfriend collection consists of typescript and holographic notes written on blue examination books for Juan Ortiz: Gentleman of Seville, published in 1940 by Chapman and Grimes.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1950

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 Jane Ryals Papers

 Collection — Box 1801
Identifier: MSS 2002-8
Abstract This collection contains literary manuscripts of the American writer Mary Jane Ryals. It includes manuscripts of her short sory collection A Messy Job I Never Did See a Girl Do, a handwritten outline of "Swallows Dance" and the beginning of this story, and the manuscript of the short story "Where the Shadows Tangle and Snare and Sing."
Dates: Created: 1999; Other: Date acquired: 06/2002

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.
Dates: Created: 1941-2007

May Ryburn Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 2006-001
Abstract The May Ryburn Papers contain a variety of materials related to Ryburn's personal and professional life. Ryburn lived in both Chicago and Miami and worked as a journalist and English teacher. Included are her personal and travel journals, correspondence, materials used in her teaching career, photographs, published works, and genealogy information and records. The collection contains letters to Ryburn from Eleanor Roosevelt and Florida Governor Leroy Collins.
Dates: Created: 1880-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1925-2003

Memoranda on Tavares

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-240a
Scope and Contents Typed copy of manuscript with two letters by Alex St. Clair Abrams, Attorney at Law, to Miss Elizabeth Burleigh, to whom he sent a copy of the article, in compliance with her request. The memoranda is the history of Tavares' development.
Dates: Created: 1875-1925; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/1963

Mode L. Stone Collection

 Collection
Identifier: HP-2011-018
Scope and Contents Items belonging to FSU professor (1946-1973) and Dean of Education (1956-1967).  Items include correspondence, programs, booklets, photographs, slides and personal papers.
Dates: Created: 1940-1978; Other: Date acquired: 05/24/2011

My Freshman Year, 1921-22, by Evelyn Mudge

 Collection — HP Miscellaneous Documents box 1
Identifier: HP-2007-033
Scope and Contents Evelyn L. Mudge was a Florida State College for Women student, class of 1925 (BS, Education).  This is the typescript memoir of her freshman year at FSCW.
Dates: Created: undated

Oath of Allegiance and Parole of Honor of Confederate Veterans

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 1965-077
Scope and Contents Photostats of an Oath of Allegiance and of the Parole of Honor of two Confederate Veterans, Alabama and Tennessee (1862, 1865). The three Confederate documents are: 1. Photostat of printed form filled out in manuscript. Parole of Honor of James K. Stephens, Home at Greenville, Alabama, prisoner of war, belonging to the Army of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana, having surrendered by order of Lt. Wm. R. Taylor, C.S.A. Aproved May 10, 1865 by W.H. Jackson, Brig. Gen. C.S.A., and E.S. Dennis, Brig. Gen. C.S.A., Commanders. 2. Photostat of Manuscript. Oath of Allegiance by Capt. J.D. Wheeler, County of Wilson, State of Tennessee. Attested by Edward...
Dates: Created: 1862-1865

Oaths of Confederate Veterans Reinstated as U.S. Citizens

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 1965-076
Scope and Contents Photostats of oath taken by Confederate Veterans to be reinstated as citizens of the U.S. Alabama and Tennessee (1865). The two Confederate documents are: 1. United States of America, District of West Tennessee. Oath of James K. Stephens, Madison, Tennessee. Attested by Abram S. Mitchell, Clerk, and John W. Gates, Deputy Clerk, July 15, 1865. 2. Office of Provost Marshal, Selma, Alabama, June 14, 1865. Oath by J.F. Conoby. Attested by S.C.A. Kener, Capt. 33rd Missouri Infantry, Provost Marshal. These two Confederate papers show the various forms and wording of oaths of citizenship used by the different states during that period. Also known as MSS...
Dates: Created: 1865

Odd Demonstration Play

 Collection — Box 1451
Identifier: MSS 1996-022
Scope and Contents One typed manuscript; believed to be an Odd demonstration play. A parody of royal court drama featuring the efforts of Prince Evenskey to prevent Prince Oddwin's ascension to the throne of Flastacovia.
Dates: Created: 1940

Papyrus Fragments

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2015-008
Scope and Contents Twenty-six fragments of papyrus with Greek text. Sixteen fragments are known to be orders to bankers to pay out various sums.

Finding aid includes citations for text descriptions in Roger S. Bagnall & R. Bogaert, "Orders For Payment From a Banker's Archive: Papyri in the Collection of Florida State University." Ancient Society 6 (1975): 79-108.
Dates: Created: 87 - 84 BCE; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1973

Paul A.M. Dirac Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 1989-009
Abstract The Paul A. M. Dirac Papers consists of the personal and family papers, photographs, manuscripts, galley proofs, and published papers, scientific calculations, lecture notes, and office files of Dr. Paul A. M. Dirac, winner of the Nobel Prize (Physics, 1933). Materials relating to his professorships at St. John's College at Cambridge University where he held the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics chair from his election in 1932 until his retirement in 1969 and then as Professor of Physics at Florida State University from 1972 until his death in 1984, comprise the bulk of the Collection. A small group of audio recordings, certificates, realia, and selected published items transferred from his...
Dates: Created: 1788-1999

Pelican Prill

 Collection — Box 310
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-324
Scope and Contents Manuscript draft of Pelican Prill, published New York, Dutton, 1956.
Dates: Created: 1956

Philip Wylie Typescripts

 Collection — Box 333
Identifier: MSS 0-357
Scope and Contents Nine original typescripts by author Philip Wylie, many with manuscript notes and edits. Includes the text of two addresses given by Wylie at Florida State University in 1956 and 1958.
Dates: 1946, 1955-1958

Pine Hill Plantation Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-204
Scope and Contents Includes materials on the American Civil War, the Bradford-Eppes family including Susan Bradford Eppes and Dr. Edward Bradford, plantation life, land and mortgages, banking, tomb inscriptions from the cemetery in Pine Hill, Florida, sheet music for "Twenty Years Ago" by J. E. McCullune, pamphlets from Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida, as well as genealogical data on the Eppes-Bradford family. Photographs include members of the Bradford-Eppes family, John Wilkes Booth, Louise Covington, and a United States Coast Guard Signal Service Station in Palm Beach, Florida. Includes manuscripts for the books Negro of the Old South and ...
Dates: Created: 1832-1926; Other: Date acquired: 07/31/1965

Platonic Debating Society Book

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 00-MSS 2008-007
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one bound volume, containing minutes taken at Platonic Debating Society meetings and the Society's constitution and by-laws.
Dates: Created: 1897-1904

Rabindranath Tagore Collection

 Collection — Box OSBox1
Identifier: 01-MSS 1982-006
Abstract The collection contains correspondence between Rabindranath Tagore and Dr. Arthur and Mayce Seymour, as well as other friends and family. Also included in the collection are biographical materials related to Tagore's life in both India and the United States. Tagore's writings are included in the collection with works of literary criticism and analysis of his writing. The collection also contains artwork by the Tagores and photographs.
Dates: Created: ca. 1900-1965; Other: Majority of material found in ca. 1910-1940

Ralph Lee Eyman Papers

 Collection — Box 145
Identifier: 01-MSS 1990-006
Scope and Contents Manuscripts by Ralph Lee Eyman used for publications (typed and undated). The manuscripts include "To What Extent are the United Nations United", "Public Education in the South and the Nation", and "Toward World Understanding and World Peace With Implications for Education." A list of Southern Academies before 1960, as well as some notepads with handwritten notes by Ralph Lee Eyman are also included in the collection.
Dates: Majority of material found within approximately 1939-1960

Red Hills of Florida Collection

 Collection — OS Box 1
Identifier: 01-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