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Collection ID: M01-2a

Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Hotels, Motels and Lodgings., 1886-

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Location of this collection:
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
904-507-4122
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact 904-620-1533 or email: lib-special@unf.edu
Preferred citation:
Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Hotels, Motels and Lodgings. Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Abstract:
The collection provides historical documentation of tourism and lodging accommodations in Northeast Florida in the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries. The core of the collection relates to hotel accommodations, particularly text and visual materials representing once notable and no longer extant urban Jacksonville hotels. (Chiefly Hotels Andrew Jackson, Aragon, Carling, George Washington, Mason, Mayflower, Roosevelt, Seminole, Windle, and Windsor.)
Extent:
1.10 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Hotels, Motels and Lodgings. Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact 904-620-1533 or email: lib-special@unf.edu

Background

Scope and Content:

The collection provides historical documentation of tourism and lodging accommodations in Northeast Florida in the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries. The core of the collection relates to hotel accommodations, particularly text and visual materials representing once notable and no longer extant urban Jacksonville hotels. (Chiefly Hotels Andrew Jackson, Aragon, Carling, George Washington, Mason, Mayflower, Roosevelt, Seminole, Windle, and Windsor.) The collection contains printed materials: brochures, business cards, souvenir photo albums, folders, menus, programs, shipping labels, and stationery. Publishers/printers include: Jacksonville Tourist and Convention Tourist Bureau, Jacksonville City Council Advertising Committee, Arnold Printing Company, DaCosta Printing and Publishing House, H. & W.B. Drew Company, Miller Press, and Tutewiler Press. Unique early printed materials include: a nineteenth century brochure from the historic Hotel St. Elmo in Green Cove Springs; a nineteenth century brochure from Murray Hall in Pablo Beach, with a letter of recommendation from General F. E. Spinner, ex-Treasurer of the United States; and a Florida Hotel Guide for the 1924-25 season.

Biographical / Historical:

The majority of the materials date from the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries.

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Acquisition information:

Items in the collection were acquired via donations and purchase

The materials were acquired by UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives on 00/00/1995.

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