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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.