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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: 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: 00.MSS 1986-023

Beth Moor Papers, 1918-1986

4.25 Linear Feet
The collection includes general correspondence of Beth Moor, newsclippings, photographs, and memorabilia of and about Beth Moor. A large part of this collection concerns former Florida Governor Spessard Holland as well as the Florida State College for Women (FSCW) and The Florida State University (FSU). Included in the papers are correspondence about Governor Holland, the FSU Alumni Association, and Alpha Delta Pi. Also includes photographs and memorabilia concerning Governor Holland, Beth Moor, and both FSCW and FSU.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 1981-003

Bob Graham Letter, June 17, 1981

5.25 items
Typescript letter, dated June 17, 1981, signed by Bob Graham in which he thanks Mrs. Opal M. Free of the FSU Library for gathering materials for a 2nd Annual history dinner. Also known as MSS 0-303.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.MSS-044

Doak S. Campbell Papers, 1935-1972, 1935-1972

18.00 boxes
This collection contains materials related to the life and career of Doak Sheridan Campbell. It includes biographical sketches of Dr. Campbell, newspaper clippings about Campbell and Florida State University, speeches, personal correspondence, some of which relate information about the Campbell family history. Other persons and topics mentioned in the collection include: Florida Governors LeRoy Collins and Claude Kirk, Campbell's book, A University in Transition, educational materials including projects, programs and correspondence related to various educational institutions, boards and commissions in Florida and Georgia, the Georgia Peabody College for Teachers, Appalachian State Teachers College, Mar-A-Largo, Campbell's work with the Baptist Church, local and state correspondence with the Southern Baptist Convention, First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, Baptists in Florida and Kentucky, Stetson University, Campbell's civil and fraternal affiliations including Civil Defense, Free and Accepted Masons and the Rotary Club.
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 2007-018

Florida State University Student Government Association University Council Minutes, 1950-1952

2.00 folders
The Florida State University (FSU) University Government Association University Council Minutes document the deliberations of this governing body from 1950-1952. Predominant topics covered in the minutes include approval of student organizations, campus parking, dress codes, selection of students for Who's Who in American Colleges, student judiciary penalties, student representation on campus committees, and training programs for new student government officers. Arrangement is chronological.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 1978-058

Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass Memoirs, 1894-1905

1.00 items
A bound photocopy of the handwritten memoirs of Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass, daughter of Governor Thomas Brown of Florida. On the first page appears the following note:
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1970-181

Guyte P. McCord, Sr. Collection, 1885-1961

8 folders
Items found in this collection include the personal papers of Guyte McCord, consisting of correspondence, records of the Tallahassee Historical Society, newspaper clippings, articles, and papers relating to Judge James B. Whitfield. Also included in the collection are the official programs of the inaugurations of five Florida governors, miscellaneous publications, and typescripts of manuscripts published in issues of "Tallahassee Historical Society Annual." Also known as MSS 0-181.