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Richard A. Martin Papers, 1963-1993, bulk 1967-1970

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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:
Richard A. Martin Papers, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Abstract:
Administrative, legal and subject files and printed materials relating to Jacksonville-Duval County, Florida government consolidation. The consolidation materials span the years 1963-1993, with the bulk of the items concentrated in the transitional consolidation years of 1967-70. Newspaper clippings and printed materials form the majority of the collection. Few personal items are included.
Extent:
10.50 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Richard A. Martin Papers, 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:

Administrative, legal and subject files and printed materials relating to Jacksonville-Duval County, Florida government consolidation. The consolidation materials span the years 1963-1993, with the bulk of the items concentrated in the transitional consolidation years of 1967-70. Newspaper clippings and printed materials form the majority of the collection. Few personal items are included. Resources include primary reports and speeches from prominent elected officials; an extensive group of editorials and daily newspaper articles (many written by Mr. Martin) exploring the numerous issues arising from merging the Jacksonville - Duval County governments; and insights into the Hans Tanzler era of Jacksonville mayoral history. Related collections on Jacksonville's government consolidation during the same time period include: Joe Carlucci Collection; Homer H. Humphries, Jr. Papers; Jacksonville, Florida, Government Consolidation Collection. Miscellaneous materials include additional research items held by Mr. Martin: newsclippings and correspondence relating to the British War Relief Society (1940-41); copies and transcriptions of Jacksonville, Fla. City Council. Minutes, 1870-85 / Selected Ordinances, 1870-1883; and Jacksonville, Fla. Board of Trade. Official Minutes, 1867-1871.

Biographical / Historical:

Richard A. Martin was a journalist, educator, historian and author. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927. Graduated from University of Florida, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education. Teacher, Ocala, Florida public schools, 1955. Reporter, columnist and editor with The Florida Times-Union and the Jacksonville Journal, 1956-67. Head, Department of Educational Services and Historical Research, Silver Springs Inc., 1966-67. Chief of Public Relations Division, City of Jacksonville, 1968-70. Free lance writer, 1970-. Also, Creative Director/Partner, Radcliffe Advertising Agency, Jacksonville, Florida, 1978-85. Research and Development Specialist, Division of Convention Support Services, City of Jacksonville, Florida, 1985-. Author of numerous articles and publications on Jacksonville and Florida history. Pulitzer Prize nomination, 1959 and 1968. Winner of Arthur W. Thompson Memorial Prize in Florida History, 1975. Died on March 27, 2003.

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Acquisition information:

Gift of Richard A. Martin, 1997

The materials were acquired by UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives on 00/00/1997.

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