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Collection ID: M11-2

Photographic Images of Historic Architecture in the United States, 2005-2011

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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 information relating to the collection and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact (904) 620-1533 or e-mail lib-special@unf.edu.
Preferred citation:
Photographic Images of Historic Architecture of the United States, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Summary

Abstract:
George Lansing ("Lance") Taylor, Jr. is an avocational photographer and University of North Florida Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer. The collection consists of over 7,000 photographs in electronic format of historic architectural sites in the United States, primarily in Florida and Georgia. The images are color, featuring daylight scenes, and dated between 2005-2011. Major subject categories include athletic venues, bridges, cemeteries, churches and synagogues, clubs and associations, college campuses, commercial enterprises, financial institutions, fire stations, hospitals, hotels, libraries, lighthouses, memorials and monuments, museums, national parks, post offices, public buildings, residences, schools, signs and historic markers, and theaters.
Extent:
1.10 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Photographic Images of Historic Architecture of the United States, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research. For information relating to the collection and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact (904) 620-1533 or e-mail lib-special@unf.edu.

Background

Scope and Content:

George Lansing ("Lance") Taylor, Jr. is an avocational photographer and University of North Florida Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer. The collection consists of over 7,000 photographs in electronic format of historic architectural sites in the United States, primarily in Florida and Georgia. The images are color, featuring daylight scenes, and dated between 2005-2011. Major subject categories include athletic venues, bridges, cemeteries, churches and synagogues, clubs and associations, college campuses, commercial enterprises, financial institutions, fire stations, hospitals, hotels, libraries, lighthouses, memorials and monuments, museums, national parks, post offices, public buildings, residences, schools, signs and historic markers, and theaters. Print copies of miscellaneous images were featured in an exhibit in Special Collections, "Jacksonville Architecture: In Print and Photography," December 15, 2011 - March 22, 2012.

Biographical / Historical:

George Lansing ("Lance") Taylor, Jr. is a native Floridian, born in Live Oak, FL. His family moved to Jacksonville when he was six years old. Taylor attended private and public schools in Jacksonville and graduated from the University of North Florida (UNF) in 1974 with a B.A. in Computer Science. He received his M.B.A. degree from UNF in 1986. With the exception of a brief stint in the private sector, Taylor has worked at UNF since 1974. Initially hired as a computer lab assistant, he worked his way up to his current position as Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer. His interest in the photography of historic architecture had its beginnings in 2000 and has developed over the years from an early focus on United States Post Offices to his broadened objectives of today, where his primary focus is on structures that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. His current interests include historic county courthouses, lighthouses, houses of worship, fire stations, libraries, banks, and movie theatres.

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Acquisition information:

The collection was donated to the Library by Mr. Taylor in 2011

The materials were acquired by UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives from Mr. Taylor on 11/01/2011.

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