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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.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0241

27th Troop Carrier Squadron Foundation papers, 1942-2002, bulk 1948-1982

1 boxes
This collection related to the 27th Troop Carrier Squadron includes a manuscript that consists of memoirs entitled "Freedom Rings," which were gathered from members of the Army's 27th Troop Carrier Squadron about their time in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater. The squadron was in the CBI Theater from 1942-1945. The squadron was involved in many Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and SACO (Sino-American-Cooperative-Organization) operations, including rescues and liberations of P.O.W.'s. The collection includes their veteran's association magazine/newsletters as well.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.18.0012

385th Bomb Group Association collection, 1942-2015, bulk 1943-1945

1.00 items
This collection relates to the 385th Bombardment Group, Heavy, that was stationed at Station 155, Great Ashfield, Suffolk, England during World War II.  The collection includes a publication which documents the group's history during the war.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.01.0046

460th Heavy Bombardment Group Society papers, 1943-2015

41 boxes
The collection of the 460th Heavy Bombardment Group Society contains a unit history of this B-24 U.S. Army Air Corps Group, 55th Wing, 760th, 761st, 762nd, 763rd Squadrons and Group Headquarters, which served in the Italian Campaign. This collection primarily focuses on the memory of the war and those who served in the 460th. Included is a listing of the airmen who were held as prisoners of war, including their squadrons, positions on the plane (e.g. pilot, gunner), the date, mission, and what country or stalag in which they were held. Also included is a booklet, "Remembering the 460th Bomb Group (H)," which contains photographs, personnel lists, and maps, and was prepared as a gift from Duane and Betty Bohnstedt to their members. There are mission lists, target details, flight records, and crew searches. The collection includes issues of the society's veterans' association magazine, "Black Panther" from mid-1990 to their final issue, December 2005.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.02.0047

484th Bombardment Group Association papers, 1939-1998

17 boxes
This collection relates to the 484th Bombardment Group (Heavy) that was assigned to the 5th Air Force and based in Torretta, Italy as a component of the Foggia Airfield Complex during World War II and assigned B-24 Liberator heavy bombers.  The materials contained in this collection were subsequently assembled during the post-war period by the 484th Bombardment Group Association.  The collection contains official reports, data sheets, statistics, newspapers, Missing Air Crew Reports, personal histories, photographs, and unit histories.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.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.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.10.0016

Abraham Lifschitz collection, 1942-1946

2.00 boxes
Abraham Lifschitz, a Polish native, served in the US Army from 1942-1945. He served in Europe with the 100th Infantry Division until the end of the war. Collection is 1/2 box of 7 folders containing military service records, wartime publications, a few religious articles, and brief correspondence with his neice, Roberta, who donated this collection. Additionally, Lifschitz's artifacts are housed in the Artifact Collections. They consist of a veteran hat and handkerchief from an unknown relative who served in WWI, as well as Lifschitz's unit patch, cigarette case, marksmanship badge, a bracelet of French francs, his dog tags, and a banner commemorating his unit's history.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.09.0174

Abraham Zuckerman transcript, 1939-1946

1 folders
This oral history interview transcript relates to Abraham Zuckerman who was a concentration camp survivor from Krakow, Poland during World War II and worked as a slave laborer for Oskar Schindler.
Florida International University: 6045

Abril Lamarque Collection, 1883-2001

2.00 boxes
The Abril Lamarque papers date from 1904-2002. The collection documents the life and career of Cuban-born cartoonist, designer, illustrator, graphic artist, caricaturist, and art director Abril Lamarque through printed materials, scrapbooks, writings, and original artwork. The collection includes examples of his cartoons and caricatures, these include clippings of the comic strip Monguito.
Florida Gulf Coast University Archives: 01/02

Academic Affairs, 1993-current

100.00 Linear Feet
Record Group consists of documents, photographs, and ephemera regarding the development and organization of Academic Affairs, 1993 - current.  The record group consists of 4 series, Colleges, Departments, Distance Learning, and Commencement. The series Departments includes the records of the Provost Office.
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: 01.MSS 2006-015

Adams Brothers Store Ledger, 1898-1899

1.40 Linear Feet
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.
Florida Gulf Coast University Archives: 01/03

Administration and Finance, 1993-current

25.50 Linear Feet
Record Group consists of documents regarding Administration and Finance, 1993 - current.  The record group consists of 2 series, Adminstration and Fincance. Each series is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically therein.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.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.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.98.0165

Adolph Westheimer Collection, 1932-1999, bulk 1944-1945

2.00 boxes
Adolph Joseph Westheimer served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. The collection includes personal letters, government documents pertaining to his service, some postcards, tickets, papers with Japanese scripts, and Japanese artifacts. It also includes the oral history transcript of the Westheimer interview and manuscripts giving detailed descriptions and information on living conditions of Air Force members during the war in Japan. In addition, it includes the certificates of his physical conditions.
Florida Gulf Coast University Archives: 01/04

Advancement/ Communications and Marketing, 1979-current

33.00 Linear Feet
Record Group consists of documents, photographs, and ephemera regarding Advancement and Communications & Marketing, 1997 - current.  The record group consists of 2 series, Promotion & Event Materials and Departments. Each series is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically therein.  Large, oversized materials are at the end of each series.
UCF Special Collections: SC.085
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African American Legacy: The Carol Mundy Collection, 1794-2010.

19.5 Linear Feet
Collector, Ms. Carol Mundy amassed this collection of monographs, manuscripts, sheet music, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, broadsides, posters, photographs, and rare ephemera focusing on the African American history. While the collection is comprehensive both nationally and internationally, it also contains materials that pertain to the African American experience in central Florida.
UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives: M08-2

Afro-American Life Insurance Company Collection, 1951-1965

4.00 folders
The collection consists of printed materials which provide an overview of the Company's business history and activities in the early to mid-twentieth century. Holdings include two issues of the in-house publication, "Pilot" (1962, 1964), and the Fiftieth Anniversary booklet, "Golden Anniversary, 1901-1951, Afro-American Life Insurance Co." A supplement to the newspaper, "The Pittsburgh Courier" (May 12, 1956), features the Company's new building in 1956. Numerous images of company employees and administrators are shown in this 24 page supplement, as well as advertisements from other companies congratulating the Afro-American on the occasion of the opening of the new building.
Florida International University: 7050

Agustín Villegas Collection, date unknown

1.00 boxes
This collection personal papers, newspaper clippings, and personal papers from various authors and representatives influencing Cuban policy, including Florida Representative Mary Ann MacKenzie. Additionally, there are personal documents by Agustin Villegas, such as resumes, copy of diplomas, certificates of education, and select documents incorporating religion and communism, such as selected writings by Karl Marx.
Florida International University: 5000

Ahlander Collection, date unknown

4.50 Linear Feet
This collection consists of brochures and general information on various artists from Latin America and the Caribbean Islands donated by the Florida International University Art Museum from Miami Herald art critic Leslie Judd Ahlander. This includes Cuban artist Felippe Abbreu and Argentinean artist Marta Minujin. The area of these artists include Cuba, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica.
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: 00.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.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0224

Albert L. Haggerty papers, 1942-1945, bulk 1943-1945

1.00 folders
This collection consists on a series of papers focused on Albert "Al" Haggerty and the "Three Feathers"  B-24 Liberator Bomber he was assigned as crew chief during World War II. The "Three Feathers" bomber belonging to the 726th Bomber Squadron, 451st Bombardment Group. Documents in the collection include Haggerty's memories of his time with the plane, photocopies of pictures of the plane and the crew as well as an excerpt from a book were Sidney Winski, the first pilot of this aircraft,  recounts the "Three Feathers" incident, and finally the transcript of an interview where Haggerty provides a detailed account of his life, his time in training, the "Three Feathers incident," his experiences on service in Italy and the functioning of a B-24.
Florida International University: 5010

Alberto Bolet Collection, 1959-1998

8 boxes
This collection contains composed works of Cuban-American musical conductor and musician Alberto Bolet. Additionally, the archive includes an original typewriter belonging to him, posters from various performances, photographs of him as well as performances, and personal correspondences.
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.
UCF Special Collections: SC.020

Albin Polasek Collection, 1897-2004, bulk 1906-1977

3.75 Linear Feet
The Albin Polasek Collection includes materials on the life and work of Czech sculptor and Winter Park resident Albin Polasek. The Collection consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, business records, certificates, speeches, photographs, pamphlets, programs, invitations, newspaper clippings, and related papers.
Florida International University: 6015

Alex and Carol Stepick Collection, 1976-2003, bulk 1981-1998

14.00 boxes
The Alex and Carol Stepick Collection consists of materials depicting the plight of the Cuban and Haitian refugees in the 1980s in Miami, Florida. The documents detail the treatment of refugees once on American soil and the condition in the countries they were escaping from; highlighting the contrasting experiences of Cuban and Haitian refugees. The collection demonstrates the work of Dr. Alex Stepick, Florida International University Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, in emphasizing the refugee situation on a local and national level. Materials also detail political lobbying on behalf of the Haitian refugees, and increasing awareness of their situation. The collection contains scholarly research, studies, and publications relating to the Cuban and Haitian refugees. The collection includes census-related materials, congressional records, economic reports, letters, newspaper articles, political materials, press releases, professional publications, research notes, surveys, etc.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.16.0018

Alexander Schmidt collection, 1942-1945

3 boxes
This World War II collection covers the overseas experience of a sailor in the U.S. Navy aboard the escort aircraft carrier U.S.S. Natoma Bay (CVE 62), Composite Squadron 63 (VC-63). The collection includes sets of uniforms, a bomber jacket, personal papers, medals, awards, and a plaque. His personal papers include personnel documents, two journals, captured Japanese papers, the Bluejacket Manual, Natoma Bay records, and various publications from and about the Natoma Bay Association. The papers primarily document his time spent in the Pacific Campaign, although his records also date his trainings in Rhode Island and Jacksonville, Florida. This sailor also has a memoir titled Between Here and There that details his life and military experiences. He died in 2010.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.05.0136

Alfred Zenger papers, 1941-2010, bulk 2000-2010

2 boxes
These papers relate to Sergeant Alfred Zenger who served in the U.S. Army in the 297th Infantry in Alaska, the Pacific, and in India. The collection contains one book on the history of the 297th Infantry, one manuscript, and a collection of newsletters.
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.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.18.0008

Allen Jere Tillery collection, 1943-1945

1.00 items
This collection relates to Allen Jere Tillery who served with the United States Marine Corps in the 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division, in the Pacific Theater at the battles for Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Guam, and Tinian. This collection includes a published memoir of Tillery's time in service: Well and Smartly Done: a remembrance of war 1943-1945.
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.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1988-16.##v9k

Allie Yniestra School Parent Teacher Association Records, 1937-1969

28.00 items
Scrapbooks and other papers, 1937-1969, of the Allie Yniestra School Parent Teacher Association, Pensacola, Florida. Scrapbooks include programs, reports of officers, treasurer reports, bylaws, publicity and newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials concerning the history of the organization and the school.
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.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M2002-09

Alpha Delta Kappa, Alpha Chapter (Pensacola) Records, 1953-

22.00 items
Records, 1953- , of the Alpha Chapter, Pensacola, Florida, of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. Records consist of chapter scrapbooks which contain minutes, newspaper clippings, officer installations and banquets, reports of meetings, photographs, state and national convention materials, and other records documenting the history of the organization and its activities with schools and school programs in Escambia County, Florida.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1982-30

Altrusa Club of Pensacola Records, 1953-1983

4608.00 items
Records and papers, 1953-1983, of the Pensacola Altrusa Club including correspondence, publications, minutes, newsletters, and other materials including a history of the Club by Maude Hollowell. Includes records concerning the local club, the clubs in Districts 3 and 4, and materials concerning the Altrusa International, including annual reports and publications. [4,608 pieces]
UCF Special Collections: SC.072

Al Turner, Splash Magazine Collection, 1986-2002, bulk 1990-2002

3 Linear Feet
Al Turner was the founder, president, and chief executive officer of the World Waterpark Association (WWA) until his death in 2001. During his time as president of WWA he kept slides, photographs, brochures, and documents about the various waterparks that his company worked with worldwide. This collection contains the materials that Al Turner collected.
New College of Florida Archives: NCF0602

Alumnae/i Association Collection, 1967-

6.00 Linear Feet
The Alumnae/i Association Collection contains the records of the Alumnae/i Association since 1967 to the present in the form of  publications, correspondence, photographs, news clippings, reports, interviews and various other records.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.08.0084

Alvin Dinsmore White papers, 1944-2007, bulk 1945

1.00 folders
The collection of Alvin Dinsmore White consists of three letters and a V-mail written by Army officer Jim White of the 42nd "Rainbow" Infantry Division during World War II.  Also, in the collection is a news article and email describing his two other family members' actions during the war. Fort Benning, Georgia, and Rotenberg, Austria are the two discernible locations where Jim wrote his letters.