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Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Collection, 1989-2012

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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.
Preferred citation:
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Abstract:
The collection contains printed materials, ephemera, and memorabilia which show the operations and activities of JAXPORT from the late twentieth century to date. Items include announcements and correspondence, information sheets, event programs, promotional brochures and folders, official magazines, and commemorative posters. The bulk of the collection are printed materials. Artifacts in the collection include bumper stickers, buttons and pins, lanyards, and tickets. Overall, the materials provide visual and print documentation of the recent history of the Port, and a wealth of information, details and statistics for future researchers.
Extent:
4.10 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research.

Background

Scope and Content:

The collection contains printed materials, ephemera, and memorabilia which show the operations and activities of JAXPORT from the late twentieth century to date. Items include announcements and correspondence, information sheets, event programs, promotional brochures and folders, official magazines, and commemorative posters. The bulk of the collection are printed materials. Artifacts in the collection include bumper stickers, buttons and pins, lanyards, and tickets. Overall, the materials provide visual and print documentation of the recent history of the Port, and a wealth of information, details and statistics for future researchers.

Biographical / Historical:

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JPA) was created in 1963 by the Florida Legislature to own and manage Jacksonville's public ship docks and terminals. In 1968, as part of the government consolidation of the City of Jacksonville and Duval County, the county's airports (Jacksonville International Airport, Craig, and Herlong Airports) also were placed under JPA's control. By October 2001, the Authority's marine and aviation operations were divided into two separate authorities: the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) was created to manage the city's airports, and the Jacksonville Seaport Authority was formed to manage the maritime facilities. The Seaport Authority (doing business as the Jacksonville Port Authority) retained the brand name JAXPORT. In 2003, a legislative bill was passed to officially reinstate the name Jacksonville Port Authority instead of Seaport.

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Acquisition information:

Materials donated by JAXPORT, Linda Lockwood Smith, and Archival staff.

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