The Lewis Bank papers are an extensive collection of banking records and papers pertaining to the Lewis family's banking enterprises in Tallahassee. These materials give insight into the economic evolution of the Tallahassee community by the administrative operation of State and University in which agriculture is of secondary importance. Subjects covered by the collection include: banks in New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Savannah, Georgia, and Tallahassee, Florida; cork industry; Florida State Troops; G. E. Lewis; Jacksonville oil companies; naval stores; cotton; Beulah B. Briley estate; E. W. Clark estate; F. H. Flagg estate; J. O. Gallegher estate; William P. Slusser estate; Hattie E. Stuart estate; Nettie Thomas estate; James D. Westcott estate; phosphates; Tallahassee hotels; Tallahassee brick companies; insurance companies in Tallahassee, Florida, and Eufaula, Alabama; acts of the Florida Legislature; Tallahassee laws; bank laws in Tallahssee; and rural homes.
The Sara Culbreth Cooper Collection consists of personal photographs and two programs that were loaned for digitization. The bulk of the collection pertains to her participation in the Flying High Circus at Florida State University from 1947-1950.