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FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1952-006

19th c. Florida Letters, 1835-1891

1 boxes
Correspondence. This collection is comprised of various groups of letters about Florida, dating between 1837 and 1891 most of which deal primarily with land issues.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 2017-007

AAUW Florida Records, 1982-2012

3.00 Linear Feet
Records of the American Association of University Women, Florida Division, including publications, reports, press clippings, directories, convention records, and Board of Directors records.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1978-033

Abraham Kurkindolle Allison Estate Testamentary

1.00 items
A testamentary dated July 17, 1893, signed by Paul Thompson, County Judge, Gadsden County. The document appoints C.E.L. Allison and Elizabeth S. Allison as Executor and Executrix of Abraham Kurkindolle Allison's estate.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.HP-2007-106

Academic Mace Sketch, Date acquired: 00/00/2007

1.00 items
The Academic Mace Sketch is a revised drawing of the Florida State University academic mace used during formal academic related processions.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 2006-015

Adams Brothers Store Ledger, 1898-1899

1 boxes
While the Adams Brothers Store Ledger covers only a brief period of the existence of this business (1898-1899), it documents the operations of a late 19th and early 20th Century mercantile store in north Florida. It is significant to researchers studying North Florida's economic history during this period.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-165

Admiral Richard H. Leigh Papers, 1870-1944

1697.00 items
This collection consists of the papers of United States Navy Admiral Richard H. Leigh. They include a 17-volume holograph diary, dating 1917-1944, containing official orders, holograph and typed letters, newspaper clippings, printed programs, maps, pictures, and other related items. Also included is a four volume set of personal papers, and a book which Leigh entitled, Whereas, which consists of newspaper clippings, family pictures, programs, doctor bills, and other materials. Many of these documents relate to the history and development of the United States Navy, World War I, and events leading to the conflict with Japan and World War II. Other subjects covered by this collection includes: United States, England, Ireland, France, Navy life at sea, California, New York, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park, Orlando, San Diego, Claremont, California, submarine chasers, detection devices, Siwash Indians, USS Oregon, map of Pacific Islands, Franklin Delano Roosevelt photograph, Honolulu, San Francisco, and naval training.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1967-060

Alachua, Gadsden and Leon Counties Civil War papers, 1862-1865

3.00 items
These photocopies of Civil War papers include a letter from Bird B. Wright of Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, Virginia to his wife Amy R. Wright of Quincy Florida in Gadsden County. The letter dated September 21, 1862, informs her that he has been badly wounded while in combat near Sharpsburg, Maryland and gives instructions how to get to the place where he is and tells her that she or his brother should come to see him. Among other things, he tells her that his Captain was killed the same day he was wounded. Also included is a Certificate of Parole, Waldo, Alachua County, Florida, dated May 20, 1865 to J. A. Tompkins...Private of Co. B. 2nd Regiment, Florida Calvary, and a transmittal letter with further details by Weston Taylor of Tallahassee, Florida to "Mrs. Frost."
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP 2008-008

Albert A. Murphree Genealogical Papers, undated

1 folders
Assorted genealogical papers related to former Seminary West of the Suwannee, Florida State College and Florida Female College President (1897-1909), Albert A. Murphree.  Includes some copies of photographs.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 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 71-103

Alec Rackowe Manuscripts, November 21, 1953

1.00 folders
Alec Rackowe manuscripts for "The Slope of Love," "Summertime," and "Take Me to Hollywood." Also included in the collection are several letters from Rackowe's editor at The American Magazine.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP 2007-024

Alice Nicholson Collection, circa 1924-1927, 1940s-1960s

22.00 items
Personal items of Florida State College for Women student Alice Nicholson (BS, Education, 1927). Items include photographs and a painting from her years at FSCW, as well as later Florida and LeRoy Collins related memorabilia. (See box list.)
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2007-047

Alicia Korenman Graphic Novels Collection, 1983-2007, bulk 1990-2007

25.00 boxes
Includes small press and alternative publications, with a focus on content related to everyday experiences and societal norms. Publishers include Alternative Comics, Fantagraphics Books, Slave Labor Graphics, Vertigo Comics, and independently produced zines, as well as Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Oni Press, and Marvel Comics.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2014-009

Allan and Gwen Reichert Thomas Armstrong Research Materials, 2002-2010

2 boxes
Local histories, genealogical research, printed agendas, and notes regarding the Thomas Armstrong Caldecott family. Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information.
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: MSS 0-328

A Long Time Since Morning Manuscript and Galley Proofs, 1954

3.00 folders
Original typewritten manuscript and galley proofs of Leon Odell Griffith's A Long Time Since Morning. The typewritten manuscript included handwritten edits, is unbound, and has some documentation from the publisher, Random House. The galley proofs are also unbound with handwritten edits and are stored folded. They are dated March 18, 1954.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.HP-2007-095

Amelia Black Bow Scrapbook, 1937-1941

0.00 Linear Feet
Amelia Black Bow's scrap book contains newspaper clipping, programs, correspondence, and other ephemera related to her junior year at the Florida State College for Women.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1985-027

American Association of University Professors, Florida State University Chapter Records, 1950-1967

0.80 Linear Feet
The American Association of University Professor-FSU Chapter Records document the history of this organization that represented faculty and other higher education professionals at Florida State University. The collection contains activity files, agendas, committee files, correspondence, election materials, financial records, membership, minutes, newsletters, programs, and resolutions. Predominant topics include academic freedom; collective bargaining representation; faculty elections; merit; political activity; recruitment/retention; and salaries; and financial support of higher education in Florida. It is significant to researchers studying the early history of faculty representation and collective bargaining at Florida State University and at other higher education institutions in Florida.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 2001-05

Anaxagorean Literary Society Constitution and By-Laws, 1901

1.00 folders
Pamphlet entitled "Constitution and by-laws of the Anaxagorean Literary Society, Tallahassee Florida, 1901." It bears the signature of A. A. Murphree, President of the West Florida Seminary at that time.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 75-8

Andres Memoirs: 10 Acres and Freedom

8 items
Photocopy of memoir that tells about the two Andres brothers' family episodes following their answer to an advertisement "Ten acres and freedom" which offered property for sale in Florida, from their arrival in Fort McCoy, Florida, in the fall of 1914 and the years following. An index of persons in the memoirs is included in the collection, along with seven photographs.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2006-016

Anna Forbes Liddell Papers, 1902-1961, bulk 1930-1961

0.40 Linear Feet
The Anna Forbes Liddell Papers consists of personal and professional papers collected throughout her life and includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, research notes, articles, lecture notes, student papers, biographical information, photographs, and poetry.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 88-4

Anne Beauclerk Commonplace Book, 1779

1.00 items
Commonplace book with gold tooling and metal clasps, with handwritten text in French and English.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.HP-2007-046

Annie Mary Hartsfield Collection, 1923-1989

0.00 Linear Feet
The collection contains items related to Annie Mary Hartsfield's education at Florida State College for Women as well as her employment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  (See box list.)
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2011-0928

Ann Kirn Collection, 1939-1974

18.30 Linear Feet
The collection consists of books, with corresponding manuscripts, galleys and artwork related to each book. The books are accompanied by different versions of manuscripts, and both author's and editor's galleys, along with layout sketches and early drawings for each book.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1990-030

Annual/biennial budgets, 1921-1955, 1921-1955

104.00 items
This collection is comprised of budget materials for Florida State University, dating 1921-1955. The materials from 1921-1947 are for the Florida State College for Women, and the materials from 1948-1955 are for Florida State University.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1992-009

Anvil Literary Society, 1915-1929

0.25 Linear Feet
The papers of the Anvil Literary Society include minutes and attendance lists of meetings, receipts, and handwritten essays.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2007-039

Ars Poetica, October 1978-Spring 1985

1.00 folders
This collection consists of copies of the Ars Poetica pamphlet with information pertaining to the Shaw collection. Subjects of the newsletters include recent acquisitions to the collection, humorous happenings, news related to poetry, and poetry by the author.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 82-5

Arthur and Mayce Seymour Collection, 1899-1965

36.00 boxes
The Arthur and Mayce Seymour Collection, in addition to containing correspondence between them, other family members, and friends, has articles written by the Seymours and many poems by Mayce. A major portion of the collection consists of photographs taken by the Seymours during their trips to India and China in the 1920s. Numerous paintings and sketches made by Mayce during these travels are also included.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP 2007-066

Arthur Williams Building Collection, 1963

0.00 Linear Feet
The collection contains items related to the dedication of the Williams Building in 1963. (See box list.)
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 93-1

Augustus B. Turnbull Papers, 1971-1990

6.00 Linear Feet
This collection contains a variety of materials about the life and career of Augustus B. Turnbull III. Subjects covered by these materials include: Tallahassee, bicycling, conservation, land use, Lake Bradford, public opinion, schools, citizens, housing, drainage, sewers, traffic, Florida, Society of Civil Engineers, Council of Neighborhood Associations, parks and recreation, town meetings, transportation, Florida State University, Charles Joe Carter, and a White House luncheon menu. There are also a series of photographs: Switzerland, Augustus Turnbull, President John F. Kennedy, George Smathers, Marjorie Turnbull, and others. As well, there are 24 blueprints, showing geographical area in Leon County.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1990-023

Autograph note from Lord Shelburne to Andrew Millar and clipping, June 21

1.00 folders
Autograph note from Lord Shelburne to Mr. Andrew Millar, complimenting the "...two setts of Hume's History of England he sent him...", and asking "...to subscribe for a sett of that work of Mr. Adams..." It is signed "Bowood Park, June 21st." Bowood Park is in Calne, Wiltshire, England. The note is probably dated between 1761 and 1784 when he was called Lord Shelburne, and before he became Marquis of Lansdowne.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 96-26

Autograph Note, Nathaniel Foster, ca. 1756

1.00 items
Handwritten note by Nathaniel Foster with a message written on the verso by Thomas Percy. There are three questions in Latin which constitute an examination given to Thomas Percy in 1756 "previous to the Archbishop's granting" a dispensation to Percy for the dual livings of Easton Mauduit and Wilby. The verso message by Percy is his holograph identification of the examination. The questions are: (1) Quibus potissimum argumentis probatur divina SS. Scripturanim auctoritas? (2) Quid est Ecclesia Catholica? (3) An bona Xnorum sint quoad jus et titulum communia? Part of the Thomas Percy Collection, #33.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-65

Ballads of Thomas Cobbe, 1878

0.50 Linear Feet
Bound manuscript copy of Legends (After the Basque), containing nineteen "Tales of Faiëry" written in the winter of 1877-1878 by Thomas Cobbe, adapted from Basque Legends by Wentworth Webster (1877). They comprise 224 pages with 20 original drawings by Janet Finlay Cobbe. The back cover is in poor condition with two of the metal corner pieces still attached. Manuscript pages are in excellent condition and the handwriting is legible.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-13

Bank of Florida Letter, Date acquired: 04/01/1952

1.00 folders
The three page letter, signed by E.G. Booth, secretary to D.S. Kennedy, Esq. of New York, gives a list of drafts drawn on several individuals and then the details of a bill of lading covering 41 bales of cotton, all being sent for discount. The postscript refers to the financial difficulties then existing in Florida banking circles.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP 2009-046

Barbara Boling Anderson Collection, 1947-1950

0.00 Linear Feet
Items include three photographs, FSU Artist Series programs, and other assorted documents, publications and ephemera relating to Barbara Boling Anderson's college life at Florida State College for Women and Florida State University, from 1947-1950.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1-19

Barbara Morrison Secretary of State war ballot scrapbook, November 7, 1942

1.00 items
Scrapbook of the Administration of the Official War Ballot in the Office of Secretary of State. A project done by Barbara Morrison, 'intern' in the Office of the Secretary of State. Subject is World War II absentee war ballots. It documents the administration of Public Law 712 (Federal) which provides for absentee voting by service personnel serving away from place of residence.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-180

Bartholomew Lynch Journal, 1836-1839

1.00 folders
Journal in manuscript kept by US Army Private Bartholomew M. Lynch, commanded by Lieutenant John Graham during the Florida War. Early entries document his training and travel from New York to Florida on board the "Southern liner called America." Includes an eyewitness description of the captive Seminole leader Osceola, dated May 2, 1837. Pages one and two are missing; page three begins with an entry for October 3, 1836.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-17

Bellamy-White Duel, 1958

3.00 items
This collection contains a three-page letter by Edwin Pugsley that gives some background on Senator William White and Abraham Bellamy, both of Monticello, Florida, principals of the duel, and a detailed description of the "English Duelling Pistols" chosen by them. Also, how Mr. Pugsley came into possession of the information about the historic duel and of the pistols. The pistols, still in Mr. Pugsley's possession as of the writing of the letter in 1958, are illustrated in a little book Famous guns from famous collections by H. W. Bowman.
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 0-12

Bertha N. Baldwin Letters, 1914-1918

20.00 items
This collection contains the letters written by Bertha Baldwin while overseas with the American Expeditionary Forces as a dietitian during World War I, 1914-1918. They are addressed to Miss Anna May Tracy, Florida State College for Women and Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Some letters are typed and some are manuscript, and were written from Paris, France, but two are written during her travels in the country. "The trip up the Marne" includes what she termed "My first trip east - Oct. 25 - from the Gare de l'Est." In this letter, she states that she traveled with the American Red Cross and "Bien Etre du Blesse," those who care for the wounded, consisting of nurses and doctors. In the account of her "first trip east," she describes travels in the districts of Chateau Thierry, Rheims, Challon, Ville-en-Tardenois, with vivid details of blown up roads, detours, and bombed cities. She wrote, "This is all I think of for Salis - - now for Armistice Day." Here she told of the tension which existed in Paris for several days during the negotiations pending the signing of the peace treaty, and of the excitement and celebrations in Paris after it was signed. In one of her letters, she tells of Christmas in France.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-354

Bertha Parker Watkins certificate, January 27, 1922

1.00 items
Certification that Bertha Parker Watkins, niece of Benjamin Blount, is elected member of Olustee Chapter of the Florida Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. January 27, 1922.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 1987-005

Bertie Badger Moyers Papers, 1916-1964

1.25 Linear Feet
The collection includes stories, serial rights, radio rights and scripts, and lyrics written by Bertie Badger Moyers. The radio and serial rights and scripts form the bulk of the collection and date from the early 1920s. Also included, is one book entitled Motion Picture Studio Directory and Trade Annual, in which there is an entry for Ms. Moyers on page 324.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 82-10

Bertram Hylton Davis Letters, 1977-1978

17.00 items
This collection contains letters from literary people received when Professor Davis was chairing the English Department Lecture Committee in 1977-1978. Included is the full correspondence with Reed Whittemore. Other correspondents include: Saul Bellow, Frederick Crews, E. L. Doctorow, Tom Stoppard, and Paul Antony Tanner. There are also memos of Bertram Davis and lecture space reservation materials.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.HP-2007-032

Bessie Rumph Hiers Lux Collection, circa 1939-1943, 1993

0.00 Linear Feet
Bessie Rumph Hiers Lux (formerly Bessie Miller Rumph) was a Florida State College for Women student, class of 1943 (BA, Education). The items in the collection include papers related to her participation in the student organizations, student grade reports and other assorted student related ephemera and memorabilia. (See box list.)
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 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: 00.HP-2007-003

Betty E. Redd Collection, circa 1940s

3.00 items
The "Odd Team" cap, and the Sophomore Council cap and pin of Florida State College for Women/Florida State University student Betty E. Redd (BS, Chemistry, 1947).
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.HP-2007-044

Betty Lewis Harrison Collection, circa 1941-1991

0.00 Linear Feet
The collection contains a scrapbook and other items relating to life as a student at Florida State College for Women as well as papers relating to the Conradi Loan Scholarship Fund. (See box list.)
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2001-02

Betty Wood McNabb Collection, 1950-1989

66.00 boxes
This collection of memorabilia of Betty Wood McNabb's career and life consists of scrapbooks, appointment books, articles, and 2 framed, boxed collections of objects such as medals, pins, charms, and other items. Scrapbooks, dated from 1950-1989 with photos of family, friends, cats, dogs, airplanes, and boats; correspondence from friends and family, including letters, postcards, Christmas, birthday, anniversary, get well, and thank you cards; newspaper articles written by her; and certificates of recognition and awards she received.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1996-016

Beulah Pipkin Papers, 1924-1985

92.00 items
The Beulah Pipkin papers include clippings, correspondence, and memorabilia. The clippings, dated from 1924 to 1985, concern Florida State University (FSU) history and include some from the Polk County Quarterly. Among the correspondence are letters from Ella Bisbee to Pipkin regarding a fifty year reunion class biography book and letter from FSU to Pipkin. The majority of the correspondence is from the 1970s. Included in the memorabilia is a citation from FSU and a letter from the director of the Alumni Association to Beulah Pipkin dated October 1969.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP 2008-001

Beverly Jean Fogarty Smith Collection, 1946-1952, bulk 1946-1950

102.00 items
Personal items of Florida State College for Women/Florida State University student Beverly Jean Fogarty Smith (formerly Beverly Jean Fogarty) (BA, Education, 1950). Items include freshman papers, programs, personal photographs, and assorted ephemera and memorabilia. She is the sister of Marjorie Fogarty Lee (Accession No. HP-2007-014). (See box list.)
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1965-135

B. F. Hammond Civil War Letters, 1863-1864

6.00 items
Photostats of the Civil War letters by B.F. Hammond written during 1863 and 1864 from various camps in Virginia to members of his family in South Carolina. All letters were written on battlefields and contain vivid descriptions of "the bloody struggle." Also known as MSS 0-135.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1992-007

Bibliographic Associates Correspondence, 1954-1955

7.00 items
Correspondence to and from Norman L. Kilpatrick, Director of Florida State University Libraries, concerning the founding and early meetings of the Bibliographical Associates, an informal campus group that met to share interests in collecting rare books, old maps, original manuscripts, and other printed materials.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 2001-09

Biography of J.T. Bernard, undated

1 items
This collection consists of a three page handwritten biography of J.T. Bernard (born August 20, 1829-died 1909).
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1964-020

Bird and Ulmer Papers, 1851-1922

55.00 items
The Bird and Ulmer papers consist of photocopies of correspondence, land deeds, tax papers, political and other speeches, resolutions, and papers pertaining to church, lodges, last will, accounts of executors of estates, reports of estate, division of land, and division of slaves with values assigned. These papers pertain chiefly to the plantations of Bunker Hill, Nacossa, and Freelawn, which flourished before the Civil War. The majority of the papers are dated from the 1850s through the late 1800s, although a handful are from the 1920s. Also known as MSS 0-20.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HUA 2017-075

Black Student Union Records, 1990-2017

4.75 Linear Feet
The Florida State University Black Student Union (BSU) is a student government agency that offers black students a form of identity and social life on campus. Founded in 1968, BSU seeks to develop unity among black students and functions as a vehicle of communication to the faculty and administration of Florida State University. Please note this collection is unprocessed. See restrictions note for more information. Below is a listing of the collection's current contents.Box 1: Executive Board Meeting Agenda, 2013-14; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Institute Application, after 2011; Student Government Applications, 2014 - Restricted; BSU Executive Board Contracts, 2013 - Restricted; BSU Executive Board Contracts, 2014 - Restricted; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Application, 2013-2015; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership and Student Government Application, 2012-2013; BSU Seminole MInority Leadership Sign-In 2013; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Event budget Forms, 2013-2014; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Diamond Hill, 2017; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Deztini Smith, 2016-2017; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Application, 2013-2014; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Office Hours, 2014; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Menter and Student Application, 2011-2012; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Applications and Programming Events, 2011-2013 Box 2: BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Accounting and Finances, 2004; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Cancellation Forms; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Application and Membership Plans, 2009; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Contracts; BSU Seminole Minority Leadership Misc., photos, budget forms, Applications Box 3 OS: Oversized scrapbook, 1990-2008; Felt collage, ca. 2010 Box 4 OS: T-shirt, 2014-15
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1976-019

Blue Ridge Institute for Southern Community Service Executives Records, 1927-2006

13.20 Linear Feet
This collection includes the proceedings of the annual Blue Ridge Institute, presentations that were not part of the proceedings but were presented at the Institute, programs, invitations, invitation lists, correspondence, background material, photographs and various related materials, including audio tapes and video tapes.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 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: MSS 89-2

Bob Taggart papers, February 20, 1948

1.00 items
Typed autobiographical sketch of Bob Taggart, addressed to "My Dear Jerry." Contains reminiscences of Florida during the 1920s and his acquaintance with Jerry Willams Carter. Letter also covers his life in Texas as a boy and his many adventures throughout his varied careers as a telegraph operator, sailor, soldier, farmer and salesman. Taggart also goes in depth about his experiences serving in both World Wars. 61 pages.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1976-008

Brumby Family Papers, 1882-1949

7.00 items
The Brumby Family Papers consist of newspaper clippings, biographies, and a diary related to the Brumby Family as well as information on the Brumby Rocker, a rocking chair produced by the Brumby Chair Company. The diary entitled, "Diary of Our Florida Trip From Marietta, GA" covers a camping trip of the Family by mule drawn wagon through Florida in the Winter of 1884-85. There are four newspaper clippings about James R. Brumby, Jr. dated 1917-1921 and a copy of an editorial about him dated 1929. A biography of "My Brother Jim," about James R. Brumby, Jr., which was written by his sister Isabel Brumby Patton. Also included in the papers is an information file on the Brumby Rocker.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-39

Buffalo Convention Fourth Division U.S.R.M.S.M.B.A. Letter, June 1, 1884

1.00 items
Photographic copy of manuscript circular letter by A.E. Mansfield, vice president, Fourth Division, United States Railway Mail Service Mutual Benefit Association (U.S.R.M.S.M.B.A.), Charleston, S.C., June 1, 1884, to members of the Fourth Division.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2011-0321

Burton Van Deusen Circus Collection, 1954-1984

2.30 Linear Feet
Immigration and naturalization documents for circus performers, postcards, circus posters and broadsides, clothing, stilts, and related materials documenting circus performances.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP 2009-015

Cal and Mary Jane Koesy Collection, 1944-1952

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The Cal and Mary Jane Koesy Collection consists of personal photographs related to the couple's student experiences at Florida State College for Women and Florida State University from 1944-1952.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2011-0701

California Poetry in the Schools Program Collection (Shaw Collection addition), Date acquired: 07/01/2011

0.10 Linear Feet
1 folder of California Poetry in the Schools (CPIT) Newsletters, 1 folder of correspondence related to orders of CPIT poetry anthologies with lists of items purchased for the Shaw Collection. Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP 2011-020

Calvin Patterson Research Collection, 1968-2009

1.00 boxes
The Calvin Patterson Research Collection contains digitized items such as articles, correspondence, and documents related to events and scholarships in memory of Calvin Patterson compiled by alumnus Tommy Warren.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 92-8

Campbell Stadium Fund records

117.00 items
This collection consists of materials related to the Doak S. Campbell Stadium at Florida State University. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and deposit records concerning financing of the stadium. There is also a ledger book and lists of stadium certificate holders which were purchased to finance the stadium.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1964-022

Captain Hugh Black Papers, 1840-1913

1.00 boxes
The papers include letters and one diary written during the Civil War (1863-1864) by Black to his wife, Mary Ann Black, from various places in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia and contain descriptions of army life and of the battlefields. There is also a series of letters and accounts (1901-1913) between Black and a Tallahassee merchant, Julius Diamond, two land deeds (1857-1858) relating to land of the Forbes' Purchases, and a letter to Black from J.B. Whitfield, Treasurer of the State of Florida and later a Supreme Court Justice. Additional materials consist of correspondence between Captain Hugh Black and his family between 1862-1864, as well as 2 photographs of Black reprinted from a photograph from 1862 and typed transcripts of letters from this collection. These letters are included in Letters of Captain Black to his family in Florida during the War Between the States, 1862-1864, compiled by Elizabeth Coldwell Frano. The book is housed in the FSU Libraries, and the call number is Fla E 467.1 .B62 A4 1998. MSS 98-3 is also included in this finding aid.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 1964-146

Captain J.L. Inglis Diary, 1861-1864

1.00 folders
Phototcopy of Captain J.L. Inglis' Civil War Diary (1861-1864). Also known as MSS 0-146
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-251

Captain John Rogers Vinton Seminole War letter, Date acquired: 02/02/1951

1.00 items
This item is a letter from Captain John Rogers Vinton at Fort New Smyrna, Florida and dated 1840. Addressed to his mother, it was written on his birthday and he wrote: "Since my last birthday, another year has passed over my head, and brought me to that period when it is my wont to make a retrospect of the past and pour out my thoughts to you. It has been a year of exile from civilized life - but not altogether profitless, and by no means an unhappy one..." His letter is highly religious and rather contradictory, as he wrote of having found "in the wilderness of Florida" many things pleasing to him. As Captain Vinton was at Fort Mellon and Fort Taylor in 1837 and 1838, his letter dated Fort New Smyrna, June 20, 1840, must have described the place. If so, compared with his rather recent experience against the Seminoles, it is understandable that he had difficulties in adjusting himself into the environments of an aristocratic British Colony where he had all the advantages which he so vividly described to his mother.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-83

Captain Joseph A. Davison Papers, Date acquired: 08/16/1965

89.00 items
A collection of Civil War documents which are examples of efficiently organized military records. The papers contain many names of officers, non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates, Captain J. A. Davison Papers - Civil War 1863
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-54

Captain William Henry Chase Letter, Date acquired: 02/06/1962

1.00 items
This collection contains a letter from Captain William H. Chase of Pensacola, Florida, to Lieutenant A. H. Bowman, an Army Engineer, directing Bowman to make a survey of the Pensacola area to find a shorter navigation route. A partial transcript of the letter is also available.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 79-1

Carlton J. Corliss Papers, 1859-1978

1701.00 items
The collection includes correspondence, publications, service records, diaries, memorabilia, articles, research notes, speeches, genealogical information, photographs, and scrapbooks created or collected by Carlton J. Corliss. The majority of the papers are related to railroads, various railway companies that Corliss worked for, and publications about railroads. Topics include the Florida East Coast Railway, the Illinois Central Railroad Company, the Association of American Railroads, Abraham Lincoln, Florida, public relations, and his book, MAIN LINE OF MID-AMERICA. The collection also includes some writings of Robert S. Chilton from his service in the State Department.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP 2010-015

Carmine Regna Collection, 1950-1954

2 boxes
The collection consists of two letterman sweaters and a leather letterman jacket including the "F Club" emblem of the honor society for athletics, and four Southern Intercollegiate Gymnastics League) trophies.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP 2009-036

Caroline Louise Battle Collection, 1928-1932

19.00 items
Programs, pamphlets, booklets, and other documents and ephemera reflecting Caroline Louise Battle's time at Florida State College for Women.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP 2009-017

Carolyne Doyle Richardson Scrapbook, 1926

0.00 Linear Feet
Scrapbook containing personal photographs and ephemera of Florida State College for Women student Carolyne Doyle Richardson, Class of 1926 (AB, Modern Languages).
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.HP-2007-025

Carrie Forehand Crocker Collection, 1931-1947, bulk 1938-1942

62.00 items
Personal items of Florida State College for Women student Carrie Forehand Crocker (formerly Carrie Lee Crocker) (BA, Home Economics, 1942). Items include papers and memorabilia related to her participation in student organizations, the Dining Room Girls, and assorted student related activities. (See box list.)
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-269

Carter Collection, 1782-1841

2.00 items
This collection consists of two documents, one a sales contract in Old German, and the other an executory contract in the Danish language. The sales contract is a manuscript document in Old German script on parchment, dated Altona, Germany, November 25, 1782, and signed by the Provisor of the Town Church, Holy Spirit Church. The contract is between the Holy Spirit Church and Mrs. Sophia Hedwig Witt, whereby she purchased the rights to certain burial grounds in the Church Cemetery of Altona, with the right to build a burial vault for up to 46 bodies. The other document is an executory contract written in the Danish language and dated Copenhagen, Denmark, November 10, 1841, issued by the King of Demark. The item states that H. Witt shall represent the Danish Government as Consul in the Republic of Peru, and it bears the Royal Danish seal. On the verso of this document is a manuscript confirmation of the appointment by the Peruvian government, in Spanish, and dated November 1841, and bears the seal of the Republic of Peru. Collection is also known as The Witt Documents.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-200

Catherine Fitzgerald Parramore gift, 1835-1933

11.00 items
Collection includes letters with holograph poems, one of which was by Ernest Dowson. Newspaper clippings, newsletters and two pictures - one of Governor John W. Martin and one of Major John W. Tench.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 96-21

Catherine Welch Collection, Dummy Date

2.00 items
Brown leather binder with zipper, Florida State College for Women (FSCW) logo on cover. ID tag inside identifies Ms. Catherine Welch of Renolds Hall, 2nd floor, rm. 145 as the owner. Also in collection is a small white vinyl wallet with Ms. Welch's home address and the logo of FSCW embossed on front.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1964-231

Chandler Holmes Smith Papers, 1844-1886

60.00 items
Business records and correspondence of Colonel Chandler Holmes Smith, including: personal letters from his wife, children and other relatives; applications addressed to Colonel Smith as Trustee of the Florida State Agricultural College by Lancelot W. Andrews, Ph. D., Cambridge, Mass., for "professorship in chemistry," and by H. N. Felkel, Tallahassee, Florida, "for the chair of English Literature and Elocution"; letters from W. N. Gordon and Co., Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants, Savannah, Ga., Warren and Axson, Commission Merchants, Savannah, Fred H. Hill, Wholesale Grocer, Savannah, Banking House of A. P. Wright and Co., Thomasville, Ga., M. J. Boughton, S. A. Pattison, Daniel Aborr Smith, Stephen S. Smith, and from Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company. Includes material previously described as MSS 1-21.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-134

Charles Haire autograph document, Date acquired: 02/11/1958

1.00 items
This letter is a power of attorney in manuscript signed by Charles Haire of Tallahassee, Florida, to Leslie A. Thompson, also of Tallahassee, dated 1836, and empowering Thompson to act for in "in all premises."
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.HP-2007-090

Charles H. Walker Collection, 1952-1953

2.00 items
The collection consists of a photograph of the first doctorate awarded by Florida State University, as well as an issue of the Florida Flambeau.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HPUA-2015-011

Charlotte Edwards Maguire Collection, 1930-2014, bulk 1960-1969, 1998-2003

7.00 Linear Feet
The Charlotte Edwards Maguire Collection consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, photographs, audiovisual materials related to her involvement with the Florida State University College of Medicine. The collection also includes materials from her non-FSU professional career, as well as personal documents and family photographs.