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UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives: M84-1

Arthur N. Sollee Papers, 1927-1984

17.75 Linear Feet
As Director of the Jacksonville Expressway Authority during the pivotal transportation years of 1956-1972, Mr. Sollee was a major influence in the development of the Jacksonville, Florida road system in Duval County, Florida in the mid-twentieth century. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, subject files and reports, and newspaper clippings relating to transportation projects in Duval County. It includes extensive documentation on the development of Jacksonville's road system, circa 1950-1970, consisting chiefly of numerous, albeit irregular, primary reports / studies; beach erosion / bulkhead data; and personal notes on Jacksonville transportation issues from the perspective of a prime participant. Historical source documents include project files relating to plans for Metropolitan Park and the Duval County Courthouse, and correspondence / newspaper clippings relating to the University of North Florida site selection. Few personal items are included.
UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives: M75-1

Eartha M. M. White Papers, 1831-1974, bulk (bulk 1930-1974)

38.00 Linear Feet
The collection consists of more than 1,000 items, primarily twentieth century material relating to Jacksonville, Florida. Includes letters, documents, and notes relating to the personal, political, and business activities of Eartha M. M. White. Some subject files include publications, reports, programs, photographs, and memorabilia. Of particular interest are materials pertaining to: Prominent African American leaders, e.g., James Weldon Johnson, A. Phillip Randolph, and Simuel Decatur McGill; Historic Jacksonville business, charitable, and religious organizations including Afro-American Life Insurance Company, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, Clara White Mission, Community Chest Association, and Jacksonville Negro Welfare League; Florida social and educational organizations including Florida State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Florida Baptist Academy / Florida Normal and Industrial Institute.
UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives: M12-5

Jacksonville, Florida, Historical Newspapers Collection, 1890-2012

6.00 Linear Feet
The collection contains selective print newspapers, sections and clippings of The Florida Times-Union and the Jacksonville Journal which detail and document Northeast Florida history from 1890 to date. Anniversary and commemorative editions, and selective daily newspapers describe historical developments, the achievements of notable figures, and provide valuable insights into daily life in Northeast Florida. A preponderance of articles feature commentary and analysis on Jacksonville's growth and development through the twentieth century. The earliest newspapers are souvenir trade editions dated 1890; the vast majority of the selective papers date from the late twentieth century to the current decade.
UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives: M85-1

Rosa G. Holmes Walker Papers, 1871-1943, bulk 1920-1930

5.30 Linear Feet
Personal and business documents of Rosa Holmes Walker, an African-American funeral home director and businesswoman active in Jacksonville, Florida, during the early twentieth century. Included are materials relating to her relatives, Henry and Fannie Glover of St. Augustine, Florida (early twentieth century) and to the Glovers of South Carolina (nineteenth century).
UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives: M12-6

U.S. Presidential Election and Inauguration Collection, 2008-2009

3.00 Linear Feet
The collection contains primary resources and ephemera which document the historic 2008 United States Presidential Election and the Inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009 as the 44th President of the United States. Print materials include selective copies of campaign brochures, magazines, and full newspapers, articles and newsclippings. The contents of the collection include both local (Jacksonville, Florida) and national news items. Memorabila consists of local campaign posters and signs, and buttons and apparel. In totality, the collection provides insight, commentary, and documentation on a pivotal event in United States history, and it serves as an educational resource for informative data not readily available elsewhere.
UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives: M95-2

William M. Jones Papers, 1903-1993, bulk 1959-1993

3.00 Linear Feet
Site/historical notes, manuscripts, reports, papers, theses, photographs, letters, maps and illustrations relating to Jones' archaeological research, primarily in northeast Florida. His documentation and research refers to: Big Talbot Island, Camp Finegan,Cedar Point, Florida Ballast, Fort Diego, Fort Fulton, Fort George Island, Fort Heileman, Greenfield - Robert C. Maxey Plantation, John Hewitt Mill Site, Little Talbot Island shipwreck site, Old Gravelly Hill, St. Johns Bluff, San Juan del Puerto Mission, and Twenty Mile Station.