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Collection ID: M12-4

Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Wars and Military., 1945-

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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 e-mail lib-special@unf.edu.
Terms of Access:
Permission to photograph, publish, quote or reproduce items must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. The reproduction of materials is subject to the discretion of the Library. Materials may be restricted by donor limitations, compliance with copyright law, and the condition of the materials.
Preferred citation:
Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Wars and Military. Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Abstract:
The Northeast region of Florida has an extensive and rich military history, from its discovery and settlement by the Spanish and French, its occupation by Union troops four different times during the U.S. Civil War, and its important military role during both World Wars. In particular, the development of Camp Joseph E. Johnston (now Naval Air Station Jacksonville) from 1917 to 1918 signaled the beginning of a significant military presence in the region. Current military installations include: Camp Blanding, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, and Naval Station Mayport. Another important United States military base, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, is located in adjacent southeastern Georgia.
Extent:
3.00 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Wars and Military. 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 e-mail lib-special@unf.edu.

Terms Of Use:

Permission to photograph, publish, quote or reproduce items must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. The reproduction of materials is subject to the discretion of the Library. Materials may be restricted by donor limitations, compliance with copyright law, and the condition of the materials.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Northeast region of Florida has an extensive and rich military history, from its discovery and settlement by the Spanish and French, its occupation by Union troops four different times during the U.S. Civil War, and its important military role during both World Wars. In particular, the development of Camp Joseph E. Johnston (now Naval Air Station Jacksonville) from 1917 to 1918 signaled the beginning of a significant military presence in the region. Current military installations include: Camp Blanding, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, and Naval Station Mayport. Another important United States military base, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, is located in adjacent southeastern Georgia. The primary source materials in the collection date from the mid-twentieth century and provide historical evidence and documentation of military activities and events in the region. The core of the collection are print ephemera, including certificates, event programs, folders, newsclippings, posters and artifacts.

Acquisition information:

Items acquired via the donations of Linda L. Smith, Valarie Lockwood, and Archives staff. It is anticipated that items will continue to be added.

Collection inventory