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FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 1964-125

Albert Waller Gilchrist Papers, 1876-1929

127.00 items
The Gilchrist Papers are comprised of the official papers of Albert Waller Gilchrist, 20th Governor of Florida, as well as newspaper articles, military and state official documents, items pertaining to the naming of Gilchrist County, materials regarding educational institutions including Carolina Military Institute and West Point, personal correspondence, genealogical research, and papers pertaining to Gilchrist's estate and will. Also known as MSS 0-125.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2005-002

Dr. Elston Roady Collection, 1920-1988, bulk 1968-1973

2.08 Linear Feet
The Elston Roady Collection documents Dr. Roady's studies of elections on the local (Leon County, Florida), state (Florida), and national levels and his research in political campaign finance. The materials include typescripts and reference materials used in creating his revised edition of Florida Votes (1972), background information and letters to Florida Secretary of State Firestone from Roady and Annie Mary Hartsfield about their proposal to update the 2nd edition through the 1980 elections (an updated version was not published); a speech Roady delivered when he was given the "Distinguished Alumni Award" by the Illinois State University Alumni Association; a Florida Supreme Court Petition for Rehearing involving Florida Governor Claude Kirk; election materials; a scrapbook compiled for the 1956 Florida gubernatorial campaign of Fuller Warren; reference materials pertaining to the Watergate issue, and memorabilia.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1968-042

Dr. F. A. Byrd Papers, 1819-1892

6 folders
Personal, family, and business correspondence, land deeds, letter of testamentary, papers of the administrator of the estate of Dr. F.A. Byrd. Business and personal papers, certificates of membership, licenses to practice as Physician and Surgeon, 13 early envelopes (some with stamps attached); business correspondence, statements, invoices, and one bound account book. Orders and invoices for marble slabs and headstones for family graves (with names, etc.); declaration of taxable property, tax receipts, note payable to Harrison Reed, Governor of Florida; certificate of "Amnesty Oath;" codicil to a Last Will, letter testamentary. Sales of land, land deeds, bill of sale, sales of land at public auction, contacts; sales of enslaved persons, custodianship of black children, etc. Civil War letters, charter of Home Guard organization with list of names of volunteers; "Hints for the consideration of White Men," (relates to problems with slaves) etc. Florida politics, including one newspaper clipping. Family correspondence (one letter pertains to yellow fever in Florida, one to travel by vessel from St. Marks to New Orleans, and one to early development of St. Teresa); philosophy, poetry, and a recipe for making "Hard Soap." Thirty seven items in poor condition have been photocopied for use to preserve the originals. Also known as MSS 0-42.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.MSS 1969-196

Ella Scoble Opperman Papers, 1719-1963, bulk 1900-1963

4.48 Linear Feet
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.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 2008-001

Erasmus H. Tomlinson Papers, 1893-1958, bulk 1906-1944

30.80 Linear Feet
The collection consists of materials of the E.H. Tomlinson and Son Real Estate Company from 1893-1958. The series include client records, correspondence, day books, maps, blueprints, and scrapbooks. Contained in these series are family correspondence, financial records, legal documents, deeds, contracts, reports, photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and pamphlets. The collection documents the activities of the E.H. Tomlinson and Son Real Estate Company during the last decade of the Nineteenth Century and the first half of the Twentieth Century. The collection contains considerable business and family correspondence that gives a first hand account of Florida real estate activities in the first half of the Twentieth Century. Missing from the collection is any documentation relating to how and why the company started and what became of E.D. Tomlinson, his daughter, and the company.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2009-006

Fallschase Development Reference Files, 1974-2007, bulk 2004-2007

1.20 Linear Feet
The Fallschase Development Reference Files includes newspaper articles which documented the Fallschase development process; agreements and other legal materials; minutes from public meetings held in 2005 and 2006; Fallschase development proposals, maps/surveys of the land of the proposed Fallschase community; memorandums to and from the Board of County Commissions; correspondence to and from Robert Rackleff and other Leon County commissioners.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP 2009-030

Florence Gregory Walker Collection, 1931-1962, bulk 1931-1947

0.00 Linear Feet
Personal items of Florida State College for Women student Florence Gregory (B.A. Sociology, 1940) and Florida State University (M.S., Social Work, 1962). Items includes photographs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera related to her years as a student at FSCW/FSU.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.MSS 2001-013

Florida State University Center for Participant Education Collection, 1970-2000, bulk 1984-1986

35.00 Linear Feet
The Center for Participant Education Collection contains the activities files, administrative records, alternative viewpoint publications, broadsides, class catalogs, financial records, guest files, legal files, out-of-state free university catalogs, and photographs of one of the oldest student agencies at Florida State University. These materials document the history and operations of the organization, and the programs it has sponsored for the years 1970-2000.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.MSS 2009-007

Florida State University ETD Form Files, 1972-

26.40 Linear Feet
These forms include the Research Approval Form, Outside Committee Member Report (also called University Representative Doctoral Defense Reports), Final Degree Clearance Form, Student Information Form, ETD Access Agreement Form, and Signature Page.