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FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 2008-022

Ben C. Willis Addresses and Article, 1972, 1986

3.00 items
Addresses delivered by former Florida Circuit Judge Ben C. Willis and an article written by Willis for the Florida Heritage Foundation News and Views. These materials are useful to researchers studying Tallahassee life during the 1930s. According to Lee Willis, these addresses were probably given at the Exchange Club in Tallahassee, which met at the Cherokee Hotel until it closed. Includes MSS 2008-021.
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: 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: MSS 2015-1001

George L. Waas Collection, Date acquired: 10/01/2015

2.00 boxes
The collection was given by George L. Waas in October of 2015. It contains materials related to his time serving as the Editor in Chief of the Florida Flambeau, a member of the Florida Bar Association, and document his long career as a litigator in the State of Florida. Included in the collection are correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs and monographs written by Mr. Waas.
UCF Special Collections: SC.046

James C. Clark Research Papers, 1937-1996

1.75 Linear Feet
The collection consists of photocopies and printouts of government documents from FBI files, state and county court records, and electronic databases dating from approximately 1930 to 1990. The materials deal mainly with racism in Central Florida, the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in Orange Country, the death of Harry T. Moore, and the political career of Claude Denson Pepper. The files were collected by Dr. James C. Clark, who wrote a series of articles for the Orlando Sentinel based on the collected documents.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1970-150

James Velma Keen Papers, 1922-1967, bulk 1955-1967

7.73 Linear Feet
Correspondence, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, and speeches documenting the career of attorney, Florida legislator, educator, and businessman James Velma Keen, from 1926 when he began practicing law in Sarasota, Florida, until his death in Tallahassee, Florida, in March 1963.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 82-3

Marion Hay Collection, 1891-1980

28.00 boxes
The collection includes personal correspondence, classroom notes, and handouts, newspaper clippings and information about the travel agency Hay and her husband owned and operated in the 1930s. Included in the collection are also the papers of the Philosophy of Education Society Papers. The Philosophy of Education Society was organized in 1942. Its primary objectives were to advance and improve teaching in the Philosophy of Education, to cultivate fruitful relationships between workers in general philosophy and workers in philosophy of education, and to encourage promising young students in the field of philosophy of education. Marion Hay was President of the Society from 1955-1956 as well as its Secretary and Historian. This collection consists of only a portion of the Society's Southeast region papers in addition to some records of the national group.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 2010-006

Suzanne Willett play, "Red Pepper", 2010

1.00 items
"Red Pepper" is a play written by Suzanne Willett of Tampa, Florida about Claude Pepper and his relationship with George Smathers leading up to the infamous 1950 U.S. Senate race between Pepper and Smathers.