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FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1966-187

Allen Morris Papers, 1861-1970

24.25 Linear Feet
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 of the collection is made up of papers, letters, and notes relating to important figures such as governors, state legislators and other Florida politicians. Also included are books and manuscripts written by Allen Morris and books and pamphlets written by others. Includes MSS 75-11.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1979-01

Claude Pepper Papers, 1900-1989

1200.00 Linear Feet
Containing over two million pages, the Claude Pepper Papers includes his official correspondence, speeches, legislative, committee, and campaign files. In addition, there are files of his personal correspondence, speeches, photographs, recordings, and memorabilia. Also included are the personal papers, photographs, recordings, and memorabilia of his wife, Mildred Irene Webster Pepper. Mrs. Pepper always took a deep interest in public affairs and in helping her husband in his political career. She vigorously supported medical research, urban beautification, conservation, and actively participated in charitable and humanitarian organizations. There are also personal papers of the Pepper/Webster family, largely consisting of correspondence from parents, brothers, sisters, and other family members. These materials document the political and personal life of one of the most politically active individuals throughout most of this century, and in terms of size, content, and national significance, they have been compared to prestigious presidential collections, including the Papers of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In addition to its value to historical research, these materials will enable current policy makers to build upon Claude Pepper's achievements as they continue to focus on his unfinished work. Because of his noteworthy legacy, it is vital that the Claude Pepper Collection should always be accessible and preserved for future generations of scholars and researchers. Personal letters from Winston Churchill, Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and John F. Kennedy are among the treasures to be found here. The photographs include many individuals of historical significance, such as Pope Paul VI, Albert Einstein, and Martin Luther King, Jr. There are also recordings of such political notables as Lyndon Johnson, Tip O'Neill, and Hubert Humphrey. The Pepper Collection not only documents the career of one of the most politically active individuals of this century, it reflects the changes that have taken place in every area of American life. It contains a wealth of material on a variety of topics. Research using the Pepper Collection has focused on topics as diverse as the World War II "Mother's Movement,", American Indian land claims, national health care, Social Security, the Vietnamese conflict, and organized labor. Currently, the collection is being digitized to provide researchers with the opportunity to study his collection from anywhere around the world.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.MSS 2005-004

Daisy Parker Flory Papers, 1929-1990, bulk 1961-1979

3.60 Linear Feet
Subject files documenting her professional interests and teaching activities; research notes for her Florida State University (FSU) Florida Government classes; reference materials reflecting her teaching and other activities; class materials (reading lists, curricula, student papers) for her FSU Florida Government course; manuscripts; correspondence to Daisy Parker Flory and her husband Claude Flory; photograph of Dr. Flory.
UCF Special Collections: SC.032

Florida Ephemera Collection, 1813-2007

12.25 Linear Feet
The Florida Ephemera Collection is a collection of brochures, advertisements and news clippings documenting the history of Florida. Although the collection includes information about Florida as a whole, it focuses on the Central Florida area, and Orlando in particular. The collection contains information about most aspects of life in Florida including business and industry, real estate and development, tourism and wildlife.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 03.MSS 0-257

Fuller Warren Papers, 1927-1973

60900.00 items
Papers, books, photographs, memorabilia, correspondence, speeches and scrapbooks. This collection consists mainly of papers connected with Fuller Warren's public life: his campaigns of 1948 and 1956, and particularly the four years he was Governor, from January 4, 1949, to January 6, 1953. One of the best documented areas in the collection deals with Warren's controversy with Senator Estes Kefauver over crime in Florida.
UCF Special Collections: SC.019

George L. Stuart, Jr. Collection, 1952-1990, bulk 1979-1990

85.25 Linear Feet
These papers document the political career of George L. Stuart from his election as Orlando City Commissioner in 1978 to his run for Governor in 1990. Most of the materials chronicle his activities as Florida Senator for District 4 from 1978-1989, and they include correspondence, news clippings, photographs reports, video and audiotape and memorabilia.
UCF Special Collections: SC.091

John L. Ducker Collection, 1863-2007

6.25 Linear Feet
This collection is comprised of research files, correspondence, news clippings, certificates, medical records, photographs, and a scrapbook that belonged to attorney and politician John L. Ducker, who was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1960-1968 and the Florida state Senate from 1968-1971. Items in the collection pertain to his personal activities, in addition to his longtime interest in politics, world and local events of the day, as well as legal affairs. John L. Ducker was one of the sponsors of the legislation establishing Florida Technological University (FTU) what is now University of Central Florida (UCF). The entire collection is open for research.
UCF Special Collections: SC.035

Lou Frey Papers, 1947-2006

28.5 Linear Feet
These papers include correspondence, photographs, campaign materials, articles, minutes, printed government documents, framed materials, video cassette tapes and artifacts that document Lou Frey's life of public service. In the 1960s, he served the Orange County Young Republicans in several capacities and finally as President of the organization. Florida's Republican Party benefitted from his expertise as General Counsel of the Florida Federation of Young Republicans and Treasurer of the Republican Party in Florida. Frey served ten years as a Congressional Representative for Central Florida from 1969-1979, which includes the time of the Watergate scandal. During his tenure, he served on the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, House Science and Technology Committee, the Republican Committee on Committees and the Republican Research Committee. Since then, Frey has served on the Florida Energy Commission and the Millennial Housing Commission. His membership of the Association of Former Members of Congress has taken him on fact-finding missions to other countries, and he initiated a project that created a book entitled Inside the House: Former Members Reveal How Congress Really Works. Frey founded the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2003-24

Malcolm Johnson Collection, 1824-1984, n.d.

37.75 Linear Feet
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 as research materials, photographs, drafts and proofs.