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Dr. Thomas William Hoffer Papers, 1920-2005
Professional and personal files of Dr. Thomas William Hoffer, documenting his prolific and creative activities in animation studies, broadcasting, communication education, and documentary production.
Collection ID: MSS 2008-024
Florida State University Artist Series Programs, 1922-1991, bulk 1950-1980
The Artist Series includes plays, operas, dances, ballets, concerts, symphonies, solo performances, dance, and other variations of the musical performing arts. The collection includes correspondence discussing the time and date of performances, performance programs, as well as pamphlets detailing the performance season.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2007-041
Florida State University Activities Calendars, 1956-1976, bulk 1965-1969
The collection of Florida State University Activities Calendars includes issues published from 1956-1976 and several undated items. There are gaps in the collection in the early 1960s and after 1976. The calendars document campus activities such as athletic events; class picnics; cultural activities, such as concerts, plays, and motion pictures; fraternity and sorority events, orientations, student elections; and student exhibits.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2007-036
Florida State University Association of Retired Faculty Newsletter, March 1987-April 1989
The collection is comprised of newsletters issued by the Association of Retired Faculty. The newsletters informed the members about upcoming events, the amount owed for their annual dues, and who had already paid their annual dues.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2007-038
Femina Perfecta Working Collection, Date acquired: 01/01/1997
Handwritten notes, correspondence, and programs relating to Femina Perfecta.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 1997-008
Florida State College for Women Alumnae Association Award of Honor Programs, 1936-1937
The Florida State College for Women Alumnae Association Award of Honor programs document the first and second ceremonies conferring this award on May 23, 1936 and May 27, 1937. The programs contain pictures of the award, a description of its history and purpose, the speech given by each guest speaker, and a list of the award recipients for each year with brief biographical sketches. Each program was part of a published series (for 1936, it was the Florida State College for Women Bulletin, Vol. XXIX, No. 4, Part 1; for 1937 it was the Florida State College for Women Bulletin, Vol. XXX, December, 1937, No. 4).
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2007-035
Florida State College for Women College Song, 1915
Printed piano sheet music of the "Florida State College for Women College Song," with words and music composed by Dr. William George Dodd. Five pages. Published in 1915 by the Willis Music Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. It is noted on the item that the song was "Published for the College by the Class of 1918."
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2007-032
Dr. Earl R. Beck Papers, 1918-1986
Contains both holograph and typescripts of Beck's work, Under the Bombs: The German Home Front, 1942-1945. The papers also include a couple of maps, a 1987 essay exam, articles and newsclippings, research notes on various subjects, and many publications by others. This last area is especially strong in works by German authors including a handful by Schonemann. Collection includes MSS 92-21.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 1987-002
Florida State College for Women Surveys and Reports, 1911-1941, bulk 1920-1939
Includes reports and surveys provided by the Florida State College for Women to various accreditation, educational, and government agencies from 1911 to 1941.
Collection ID: MSS 2003-003
Florida State College for Women Student Record Books, 1890-1927, bulk 1913-1927
The Student Record Books contain information about each student who attended the State Seminary West of the Suwanee River from 1890-1899, the Florida State College, from 1905-1909, and Florida State College for Women, from 1913-1927. Data includes student name, name of parent or guardian, city of residence, date of admittance and graduation, courses taken, and grades.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2009-003
Florida State College for Women Tenth Anniversary Pennant, 1915
A small pennant celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Florida State College for Women.
Collection ID: 00.HP-2007-091
Isaac Backus Letter, 1751-1752
This collection consists of a letter by Isaac Backus and its transcription, as well as a description of the letter and books from Kenneth Nebenzahl, a book vendor. The letter discusses Samuel Alden and Robert Washburn in their dealings with the Church of Christ in Bridgewater and Middleborough. On November 8, 1751, the two men refused to receive and restore a pastor of the church because he could not practice infant Baptism, and they had a difference in judgement about the Bar of Communion. For this, the two men were punished and separated from the church. The letter is enclosed in Isaac Backus's A History of New England, purchased from Kenneth Nebenzahl Inc. These items are undated, but refer to events in 1751-1752.
Collection ID: MSS 2000-02
Canter Brown History of the Florida Supreme Court Collection, 1917-2005
The Canter Brown History of the Florida Supreme Court Collection contains news and correspondence, and research materials for Brown's publications about the history of the Florida Supreme Court.
Collection ID: MSS 2013-0610
Donald D. Horward Papers, 1961-2011
Professional files of Dr. Donald D. Horward, including addresses and speeches, awards, committee files, correspondence, research materials, writings, operational and financial records of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, consortia, conference and congress files, and publications.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 2011-0415
Robert Menzel Collection, 1910-1985, bulk 1970-1975
The Menzel collection contains over 12,000 sources that relates to oceanography and marine biology. Most of the collection consists of reprints of articles Menzel collected during his academic and professional career. Other materials found in this collection are articles, pamphlets, catalogs, student papers, proceedings, notes, and personal documentations.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2009-010
French Revolution Collection on Camille Desmoulins, Lucile Duplessis, and Arthur Dillon, 1702-1876
Cahier Rouge by Lucile Duplessis Desmoulins (red homemade manuscript book/diary by Duplessis, wife of Camille Desmoulins, undated); manuscript letter from General Arthur Dillon to Camille Desmoulins (1793); a small collection relating to General Arthur Dillon's regiment before, during and after the French Revolution (1702-1847); unbound pamphlets including Desmoulins' Le Vieux Cordelier (1793), Desmoulins' Lettre de Camille Desmoulins (1793), and Observations due Comte De Lally-Tolendal Sur La Letre Erite Par M Le Comte De Mirabeau (1789); and an extra-illustrated copy of the English translation of Claretie's biography, Camille Desmoulins and His Wife (1876).
Collection ID: 01.MSS 2011-0329
C. Farris Bryant Campaign News Clippings, August 31, 1960 - November 8, 1960
Clippings from Florida Clipping Service and unmarked clippings (some no source noted) concerning Farris Bryant's campaign as Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida and the campaigns of other Florida Democratic candidates.
Collection ID: MSS 98-4
Florida State University Costs Project, 1956-1957
University costs project, 1956-1957.
Collection ID: MSS 1996-025
Thomas LeRoy Collins Papers, 1909-1991
The Thomas LeRoy Collins Papers, 1903-1991, largely document this prominent Florida statesman's post-Gubernatorial career (1961-1991). While these materials are predominantly from this period, there are also files from his earlier years as Florida Representative, Florida Senator, and Florida Governor. The collection includes campaign materials, correspondence, newsclippings, records from organizations in which he served, speeches, and press releases. In addition, there are articles written by Collins, books, personal memorabilia, photographs, and sound and video recordings. Miscellaneous items include articles about Collins and personal reference (information) files. The three largest groups of materials in the collection are LeRoy Collins' post-gubernatorial correspondence, organization files, and speeches. His correspondence documents his work with such groups as the Leon County (Florida) Research and Development Authority, the "Five for Florida's Future" campaign, and the Southern Legal Council in the 1970s and 1980s; his "V.I.P." files include correspondence from such prominent individuals as President Lyndon Baines Johnson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Eleanor Roosevelt, and economist John Kenneth Galbraith. The post-gubernatorial speeches contain addresses and interviews given by LeRoy Collins to various groups and individuals. The largest volume of speeches are those he gave as President of the National Association of Broadcasters. His post-gubernatorial organization papers include background information, correspondence, meeting files, proposals, and reports from those groups in which he participated during the 1970s and 1980s. These files include the Collins Center for Public Policy, Commission on the Future of the South, Community Relations Service, Florida Commission on Ethics, Governor's Advisory Council on Productivity, and the Legislative and Executive Joint Commission on Postsecondary Education. His post-gubernatorial organization papers include background information, correspondence, meeting files, proposals, and reports from those groups in which he participated during the 1970s and 1980s. These files include the Collins Center for Public Policy, Commission on the Future of the South, Community Relations Service, Florida Commission on Ethics, Governor's Advisory Council on Productivity, and the Legislative and Executive Joint Commission on Postsecondary Education.
Collection ID: MSS 1991-012
Samuel A. Gordon Speech, 1938
"The Career of a Country Practitioner," by Dr. Samuel A. Gordon, Marion Alabama. Delivered at the annual banquet  of Alpha Epsilon Delta, honorary pre-medical fraternity, University of Alabama, october 18, 1938.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 2011-0614
Florida State University College of Law: Law Review Author Subject Files, 1985-1992
The collection was created by Florida State University College of Law, and is composed of legislative bills, booklets, correspondence, law reviews, reports, analysis, memorandums, journals and amendments.
Collection ID: 00.HUA 2018-061
J. L. and G. L. Smith Court Docket Book, 1876-1883
Part of Southern Business History Center
Collection ID: MSS 2011-0519c
James A. Taylor papers, 1886-1900
Tax receipts and other business papers of James A. Taylor.
Collection ID: MSS 80-07
W. May Walker Papers, 1901-1974, bulk 1925-1974
The collection includes correspondence, committee papers, legislative papers, and legal papers such as rulings, opinions, and papers concerning particular cases. Judge Walker serived as County Judge of Leon County and on the bench of the 2nd Judicial Circuit. The great majority of the papers in the collection cover the time period from the 1940s until the time of his death, September 16, 1974. The collection includes the papers of Judge Walker's father, Nat R. Walker.
Collection ID: 03.MSS 1976-012
Joseph Tobias Papers, 1955-1960, 1990-2005, bulk 1955-1960
Professional papers, case files, and collected publications of Joseph Tobias, attorney based in Chicago, Illinois, regarding his representation of Mamie Till-Mobley from 1955 to 1960. Documents include case files for Mamie Bradley v. Cowles Magazines, Inc., Vernon C. Meyers, Gardner Cowles, and William Bradford Huie; correspondence on Till-Mobley's behalf with the NAACP and motion picture studios; and subject files kept by Tobias on Till-Mobley during and after his employment by her.
Collection ID: MSS 2017-002
Treaty Between the United States of America and the Seminole Nation of Indians, 1866
Treaty between the United States of America and the Seminole Nation of Indians. Concluded March 21, 1866. Ratification advised August 16, 1866. Proclaimed by Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America, Washington, in the District of Columbia, March 21, 1866. Articles of a treaty made and concluded between the United States Government, by its Commissioners, D.N. Cooley, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Elijah Sells, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and Ely S. Parker, and the Seminole Indians, by their Chiefs, John Chu-co, or Long John, Cho-cote-harjo, Fos-ha(r)-jo, John F. Brown. Witnesses were: Robert Johnson, U.S. Interpreter for the Seminole Indians, Geo. A. Reynolds, U.S. Indian Agent for Seminoles; Ok-tus-sus-har-jo, or sands; Cow-e-to-me-ko, Che-chu-chee, Harry Island; U.S. Interpreter for Creek Nation, J.W. Dunn, and U.S. Indian Agent for the Creek Nation, Perry Fuller. Signed by John F. Brown, Special Delegate for Southern Seminoles, in presence of, this June 30th, 1866: W.R. Irwin, J.M. Tebbetts, Geo. A. Reynolds, U.S. Indian Agent, and Robert Johnson, U.S. Interpreter. The six-page printed copy of the document is in good condition with the exception that the cover page - front and back - are loose and apart from the content. In Executive Session, Senate of the United States, July 19, 1866 ratification of the articles of the treaty was attested by J.W. Forney, Secretary, signed by Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, and by William H. Seward, Secretary of State. Also known as MSS 0-219.
Collection ID: MSS 1964-219
'Up Periscope' screenplay, September 4, 1957
Typescript of screenplay for "Up Periscope," dated September 4, 1957. Screenplay by Richard H. Landau from the novel by Robb White. Property of Lakeside Pictures, Inc., Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank, California. 123 pages.
Collection ID: MSS 0-314
United States Department of State Diplomatic Document
Diplomatic document issued by the Department of State to Max Furchgott, dated May 18, 1914. Document No. 30566 bears the Dept. of State seal and gives a full description of Max Furchgott and includes his signature as well as the signature of W. J. Bryan. On the reverse side is the seal and signature of the American Consul General, D. F. Wilburn, Zurich, Switzerland, and signature and seal of the Commissaire de Police, Ville de Paris.
Collection ID: MSS 0-248
Augustus B. Turnbull Papers, 1971-1990
This collection contains a variety of materials about the life and career of Augustus B. Turnbull III. Subjects covered by these materials include: Tallahassee, bicycling, conservation, land use, Lake Bradford, public opinion, schools, citizens, housing, drainage, sewers, traffic, Florida, Society of Civil Engineers, Council of Neighborhood Associations, parks and recreation, town meetings, transportation, Florida State University, Charles Joe Carter, and a White House luncheon menu. There are also a series of photographs: Switzerland, Augustus Turnbull, President John F. Kennedy, George Smathers, Marjorie Turnbull, and others. As well, there are 24 blueprints, showing geographical area in Leon County.
Collection ID: MSS 93-1
United States Land Patents - Sales of Land in Gadsden County, Florida, 1856
Two U. S. Certificates of sale of public land in Gadsden County, Florida. Certificate No. 11,824 was issued by the U. S. Land Office at Tallahassee, Florida to Brinkley G. Poppell dated June 16, 1856. Certificate No. 11,922 was issued to Brinkley G. Poppell as well, and is dated June 16, 1856. Also known as MSS 0-157 and MSS 76-16.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 1965-157
This is Arabia Scrapbook and Pictures, Undated
This collection consists of one scrapbook, entitled "This is Arabia", and thirty photographs of Arabia taken by James T. Goodbread while living and working there. The scrapbook has an embossed camel-hide cover and contains many snapshots of places and people in Arabia.
Collection ID: MSS 1978-049
David Y. Thomas Collection, 1916-1943, bulk 1916-1920, 1943
Collection of printed booklets and pamphlets on the race relations.
Collection ID: MSS 83-1
Jerry Stern Papers, undated
Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, sketches, press clippings, posters, and other materials documenting the writing, scholarship, and personal interests of Jerry Stern.
Collection ID: MSS 2016-007
Susan Fiorito Papers, undated
Periodicals, sound recordings, photographic materials, and digital media containing correspondence, research materials, organizational records, and publications, documenting the career of Dr. Susan Fiorito at Florida State University. Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information.
Collection ID: MSS 2016-008
Donald Tucker Political Papers, 1975-1977
This collection is comprised of political papers on a broad range of people and subjects accumulated during Donald L. Tucker's term as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.
Collection ID: 03.MSS 93-4
Suzanne Willett play, "Red Pepper", 2010
"Red Pepper" is a play written by Suzanne Willett of Tampa, Florida about Claude Pepper and his relationship with George Smathers leading up to the infamous 1950 U.S. Senate race between Pepper and Smathers.
Collection ID: 03.MSS 2010-006
California Poetry in the Schools Program Collection (Shaw Collection addition), Date acquired: 07/01/2011
1 folder of California Poetry in the Schools (CPIT) Newsletters, 1 folder of correspondence related to orders of CPIT poetry anthologies with lists of items purchased for the Shaw Collection. Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 2011-0701
Fuller Warren Papers, 1927-1973
Papers, books, photographs, memorabilia, correspondence, speeches and scrapbooks. This collection consists mainly of papers connected with Fuller Warren's public life: his campaigns of 1948 and 1956, and particularly the four years he was Governor, from January 4, 1949, to January 6, 1953. One of the best documented areas in the collection deals with Warren's controversy with Senator Estes Kefauver over crime in Florida.
Collection ID: 03.MSS 0-257
Store account books, 1929-1939
Two account books which record purchases of dry goods, food, seed, wagons, and guano (fertilizer). There are indications from accounts carried forward that earlier and later account books existed. There is no evidence of ownership; because of the locations of the accounts near Metcalfe, Georgia or just over the Leon County, Florida line, there may have been a country store in business at the time. Includes accounts for L. E. Bradley, T. P. Strickland, Henry Vickers, Springwood Plantation owned by Percy Chubb, Elsoma Plantation owned by C. Merrill Chapin, Norias Hunting Club, Pebble Hill Plantation owned by Elizabeth Ireland Poe, Friendship Church in Metcalfe, Colored School in Metcalfe, Ross Hill School, and Maloy Plantation.
Collection ID: MSS 1986-005
Memorial to Dr. Robert Stevens, approximately 1832
This collection consists of memorial items for Dr. Robert Stevens of Ely, Cambridge, England. The majority of the memorial materials are in the form of a poem, reading, "Lines addressed to Dr. Robert Stevens, on the Presentation of a Silver Cup by the poor of Ely, on Wednesday the 23rd of May, 1832, in Grateful Rememberance of his Unwearied Exertion to their Recovery and Comfort During the Fatal Epidemic in that Year." Printed by "Hills, Printer, Ely." Photocopies of the ten pages of information originating from the Cambridgeshire Record Office at Cambridge were obtained by Miss Frances F. Haynes of Darien, Georgia, with the cooperation of Mr. R. Holmes and Mrs. Christine Sindell of the Public Library at Ely. The book in this collection is entitled, That alarming malady, by Reginald Holmes, 1974. It is inscribed and signed by Reg Holmes. Contains MSS 0-237a.
Collection ID: MSS 0-237
Arthur and Mayce Seymour Collection, 1899-1965
The Arthur and Mayce Seymour Collection, in addition to containing correspondence between them, other family members, and friends, has articles written by the Seymours and many poems by Mayce. A major portion of the collection consists of photographs taken by the Seymours during their trips to India and China in the 1920s. Numerous paintings and sketches made by Mayce during these travels are also included.
Collection ID: MSS 82-5
May Ryburn Papers, 1880-2003, bulk 1925-2003
The May Ryburn Papers contain a variety of materials related to Ryburn's personal and professional life. Ryburn lived in both Chicago and Miami and worked as a journalist and English teacher. Included are her personal and travel journals, correspondence, materials used in her teaching career, photographs, published works, and genealogy information and records. The collection contains letters to Ryburn from Eleanor Roosevelt and Florida Governor Leroy Collins.
Collection ID: MSS 2006-001
Autograph note from Lord Shelburne to Andrew Millar and clipping, June 21
Autograph note from Lord Shelburne to Mr. Andrew Millar, complimenting the "...two setts of Hume's History of England he sent him...", and asking "...to subscribe for a sett of that work of Mr. Adams..." It is signed "Bowood Park, June 21st." Bowood Park is in Calne, Wiltshire, England. The note is probably dated between 1761 and 1784 when he was called Lord Shelburne, and before he became Marquis of Lansdowne.
Collection ID: MSS 1990-023
Mary Jane Ryals Papers, 1999
This collection contains literary manuscripts of the American writer Mary Jane Ryals. It includes manuscripts of her short sory collection A Messy Job I Never Did See a Girl Do, a handwritten outline of "Swallows Dance" and the beginning of this story, and the manuscript of the short story "Where the Shadows Tangle and Snare and Sing."
Collection ID: MSS 2002-8
Richard William Ervin Papers, 1929-1981
This collection consists mainly of papers pertaining to Ervin's years as Attorney General and his campaigns for that office as well as his correspondence, campaign materials and court opinions of his years as Supreme Court Justice. Included are also papers reflecting his years of service to the Woodmen of the World. Among his papers are his extensive speech files containing his speeches and the background for them, speeches and articles by others, his collection of political anecdotes and assorted memorabilia. There is also correspondence with the State Road Department, letters of recommendation and congratulation, papers from the American Judicature Society, court hearing files, Christmas card lists, expense accounts, Florida Bar papers, materials from the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission and the National Association of Attorneys General, homestead exemption files, and speeches to the Dade County Bar Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Kiwanis Clubs of Jacksonville and West Palm Beach. Other topics or persons mentioned in the collection include Wakulla County, Guy Stovell, closing of T. B. hospitals, the United World Federalists, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, Rollins College, and Florida newspapers.
Collection ID: 03.MSS 74-7
Stephen S. Winters Papers, 1942-2005
Correspondence, speeches, lecture, newsclippings, photographs, geology field notes, and journals from his service in World War II primarily documenting Dr. Winters' distinguished career as a geology instructor at Florida State University and his work as dean of its honors programs.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 2013-0627
Harrison Sayre Circus Collection, 1863-2001, bulk 1949-1994
Materials about circuses, circus performers, and circus industry from all over the world, mainly North and South America and Europe. Includes photographs, books, posters, flyers, pamphlets, circus programs, and related materials dating primarily from the 1940s-1990s..
Collection ID: MSS 2010-007
Rabindranath Tagore Collection, ca. 1900-1965, bulk ca. 1910-1940
The collection contains correspondence between Rabindranath Tagore and Dr. Arthur and Mayce Seymour, as well as other friends and family. Also included in the collection are biographical materials related to Tagore's life in both India and the United States. Tagore's writings are included in the collection with works of literary criticism and analysis of his writing. The collection also contains artwork by the Tagores and photographs.
Collection ID: MSS 1982-006
Frank P. Sherwood Papers, Date acquired: 04/17/2006
Lectures, articles, anthologies, monographs, reports, and other publications created by Frank Sherwood as Professor of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University.
Collection ID: MSS 2006-017
West Yellow Pine Lumber Company Records, 1855-1916, 1855-1916, bulk 1900-1916
The West Yellow Pine Company records include correspondence, letterpress books, time books, invoices, account records, lumber orders, lumber reports, and railway waybills. The collection also includes the records of the Madison Southern Railway, owned by the West Yellow Pine Company.
Collection ID: MSS 1-25
Florida State University Historical Photograph Collection, 1880s - 2010s
The Florida State University Historical Photograph Collection is a large and diverse array of visual materials ranging from the late-19th to the 21st century. Formats represented include black and white and color photographic prints; 35mm, 120mm, and 4x5 acetate negatives; and other various kinds of small photographic ephemera including postcards, leaflets, and promotional materials. The bulk of this collection was produced by an official Florida State University entity or department with the express purpose of publication, dissemination, or otherwise public-facing service for the University. The majority of photographs pertain to specific academic departments, student clubs and activities, athletics organizations, and faculty and staff. The collection mostly covers the 20th century, encompassing the formation and existence of Florida State College for Women (FSCW, 1905 - 1947) to the creation and growth of Florida State University (1947 – Present). There are also some materials related to West Florida Seminary (1884-1901) and Florida State College (1901-1905). Date ranges for specific folders have been provided where appropriate and applicable.
Collection ID: 00.HPUA 2016-003
Florida State University Melvene Draheim Hardee Center for Women in Higher Education Collection, 1920 - 2004
The Florida State University Melvene Draheim Hardee Center for Women in Higher Education Collection documents the founding and growth of the Center as well as Dr. Hardee's professional activities with the Center.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2004-03
Florida State University Libraries Accession Books, 1909-1969, bulk 1923-1951
Handwritten accession records kept by the Florida State University Libraries and its predecessor, the Florida State College for Women Library.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2007-030
Florida State University Office of the President: Edward Conradi Adminstrative Files, 1941-1957
The collection includes Dr. Edward Conradi's papers from 1897-1981 and consist of correspondence, legal papers, bills, articles, clippings, publications, speeches, photographs, memorabilia, as well as notes on the history of Florida State College for Women from which his "Memoirs of Edward Conradi," was written.
Collection ID: 00.HUA 2018-047
Florida State University Graduate Policy Committee Minutes, 1936-1984, bulk 1936-1958
The collection includes correspondence, committee papers, reports, sub-committee reports, proposed budgets and syllabi documenting the deliberations of the Florida State University (FSU) Graduate Policy Committee.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2007-024
Florida State University International Programs Collection, 1966-2017, bulk 1966-1969
The Florida State University International Programs collection consists of administrative records, correspondence, ephemera, newspaper articles, and photographs spanning from the 1960s through 2017. The collection documents the creation and operation of the international program at the university and provides information about the inaugural program in Florence, Italy in 1966. The collection provides insight into the preparation for and the events during the Florence study program with a focus on the Arno River Flood of 1966.
Collection ID: 00.HPUA 2016-065
Florida State University Library School Home Reading Courses Collection, 1914-1990
The Florida State University Library School Home Reading Courses Collection contains a sample of seven monographic publications that were part of this collection that circulated to women's clubs throughout Florida during the mid 20th Century. Covering such topics as biography, historical "best seller" books, early colonial settlement in the South, librarianship, poetry, reading, and tropical plants and trees, these books comprise a cross-section of reading materials that were popular with these clubs at that time.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2007-045
Florida State University Faculty Dead Files, 1937-1969
Faculty Dead Files from 1937-1969. Faculty members begin alphabetically with "Fox, Vernon" and end with "Matsushima, Satoshi."
Collection ID: 00.MSS 1990-035
Florida State University Graduation records, 1952-1964
General files including press releases, correspondence and photographs of the Florida State University Graduations from 1952 to 1964.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 1990-041
Florida State University Honors Office Records, 1932-2006, bulk 1985-2001
The FSU Honors Office Records document the activities of the Honors Office and of students in the Honors Program.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2007-003
Florida State University Graduate School DVD Designs and Covers, 2002-2009
The Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) DVD creation began once the Florida State University Graduate School transitioned ETD forms from paper copies to electronic copies. A DVD of a student's manuscript was only provided to the student and major professor(s). The DVD covers in this collection were created in 2002 to serve as the designs for the ETD DVD case. The Graduate School stopped using the covers in 2009 when the ETD DVD creation process at FSU was discontinued.
Collection ID: MSS 2010-008
Dr. Mark F. Boyd Collection (additional gift), 1516-1965
This addition to the Dr. Mark F. Boyd Collection consists chiefly of items relating to the duties and activities of Don Juan Joseph de la Puente, St. Augustine, Florida, who, in 1772, was appointed Auditor of Accounts of the Royal Coffers for the Windward Islands, Province of Florida, Louisiana, Yucatan, Campeche, etc., but as other subjects are embraced, the papers have been separated and filed according to main subjects and envelopes and packages are labeled as such.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 0-27
Dr. Mark F. Boyd Collection, 1635-1843
Collection consists mainly of photocopies of original manuscripts in Spanish from Archivos General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain. There are a few translations in Spanish and English in holograph, a few typed copies of the translations and transcription, plus some holograph notes and typed pages of the manuscript by Dr. Boyd. These, the microfilm rolls, and other items that are included in the gift by Dr. Boyd are packed in separate envelopes, boxes and other containers.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 0-25
The Free Tattler, 1928-1929
The Free Tattler was a newsletter documenting the activities among a group of friends at the Florida State College for Women between 1928-29. The group referred to themselves as the "Tattlerettes" and published the newsletter "every two weeks" for "five (5) cents [a] copy." Among the activities described are the group attending church, recitals, and lecture series; having picnics and eating in the dining hall; studying for exams; and visiting with eachother on the weekends. The newsletter also included satirical columns, puzzle activities, and gossip about fellow Tattlerettes. This collection includes 3 issues of The Free Tattler and a group photograph of the Tattlerettes with their names inscribed on the back side.
Collection ID: HPUA 2015-094
Photograph of diploma, Catherine E. Brewer, 1840
Photograph. This collection consists of a photograph of a diploma awarded to Miss Catherine E. Brewer, Georgia Female College, July 16, 1840. It is said to be: "the first Diploma ever awarded to a women in the world. Awarded to Miss Catherine E. Brewer, now Mrs. Catherine E. Benson, Macon, GA, mother of the present (1919) ranking admiral of the United States Navy."
Collection ID: 01.MSS 0-30
Buffalo Convention Fourth Division U.S.R.M.S.M.B.A. Letter, June 1, 1884
Photographic copy of manuscript circular letter by A.E. Mansfield, vice president, Fourth Division, United States Railway Mail Service Mutual Benefit Association (U.S.R.M.S.M.B.A.), Charleston, S.C., June 1, 1884, to members of the Fourth Division.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 0-39
Susan Branch Music Books, circa 1850
These music books belonged to the donor's grandmother, Susan Branch. Both are quarter leather bound books of sheet music. The first has "Susan Branch" on the cover label. The second has "Susan Branch, Live Oak" and is 215 pages in length.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 1986-011
Janet Burroway Papers, 1985-1999
The Janet Burroway Papers contains her class materials, manuscripts of plays and short stories, book reviews, articles, student writings, and writings by others
Collection ID: 01.MSS 2003-022
Florida State College for Women/Florida State University Reports to Board of Control, 1927-1970, bulk 1927-1940, 1947-1962
These statistical reports give enrollment, attendance, withdrawal and entrance reports first monthly and later per semester. They also report numbers of employees of various categories. The reports were sent to the Board of Control from Florida State College for Women and later from Florida State University.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2008-18
Florida State College for Women/Florida State University Odd Team Beanies, Date Unknown
"Odd Team" or Freshman Beanies, worn either by students on the Florida State College for Women "Odd Team," or by freshmen in the early days of Florida State University.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2005-009
Florida State University Accounting Department Footnote, Spring 1996-Spring 1997
The Florida State University (FSU) Accounting Department Footnote is a newsletter published by the FSU Accounting Department. First published in Spring 1996, its primary purpose is to inform the department's alumni and other supporters of its accounting programs. In addition, Footnote includes notices of awards and recognitions; messages from the College of Business Dean; comparative salary information for accounting majors and employers; announcements of curriculum changes, faculty research and publications; and faculty, staff, and student news.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2007-042
Florida State University Association of Retired Faculty, 1982-2006
The collection contains records of the Florida State University Association of Retired Faculty, including minutes, correspondences, and agendas, from 1982 to 2006.
Collection ID: 00.HP-2008-015
Nancy Cone Hagan papers, 1825-1847
The materials in this collection are all authored by Nancy Cone Hagan of Camden County, Georgia and were transcribed by Dr. James C. Bryant, Professor of English, Florida State University with permission toxerox the material. The materials cover subjects such as: Ebenezer Bryan, Leon County, Florida, Virginia, Judah Bach, Jesse Butler, John Watkins, Tallahassee, murder, Allen Car, Indian attacks, Isom Johnson, accidents, faith, Mariah Hart, baptizing blacks in Miccosukee Lake, Theophilus Hardie, Liberty Baptist Church (Thomasville Ga. which is in present day Grooverville, Ga.), marriage of Ben Hagan, Mt. Moriah Church of Jefferson County, Florida, Georgia Historical Commission, smoking tobacco, Sarah Ann Groover, Grimes County, Texas, preaching, Thomasville, Georgia, as well as genealogical material about Joseph Cone.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 0-133
Edwin L. Gibson daybook, 1836-1838
This item is a day-by-day account of work done and/or activities in the area of Centerville, Alabama. The author is unknown, and it is poorly written and in poor condition. It provides a description of menial or slavish labor performed, such as picking corn, picking cotton and slaughtering pigs and beef. It is interesting only in that it furnishes an insight into how people lived and worked during the early 1800s.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 0-124
Department of Biological Sciences Ephemera, Date acquired: 01/17/2013
Ephemera and records from the Biology Department.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2008-012
Florida State University Office of Budget & Analysis Administrative Files, 1964-1983
The collection was created by the Budget and Analysis department and is composed of reports, memos, correspondence, meeting minutes, records, and questionaires from the Council for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Board of Regents, the Registrar office, PPB Capital Budgeting Subcommittee, department of public safety, department of social work, and personnel relations.
Collection ID: 00.HUA 2018-055
Justice Glenn Terrell Papers, 1775-1985, bulk 1920-1970
Collection includes Judge Terrell's official papers, speeches, newspaper articles by and about the Judge, correspondence & legal files pertaining to the Florida Bar, court rules, impeachments, campaigns, law books, bulletins, journals, & maps; most of the items are legal files, opinions and per curiams; also includes personal papers, photos, scrapbooks & memorabilia. Approximately 7,663 items including opinions and per curiams, speeches, court rules, official papers and private correspondence.
Collection ID: MSS 92-25
David Bien Papers, Date acquired: 09/28/2017
Correspondence, research materials, publications, and original scholarship collected by David Bien, documenting research on the French Revolution and the ancien régime. Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information about access to this collection.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 2017-005
Historical Papers of Massachusetts and Alabama, 1620-1840, bulk 1620-1646, 1804, 1840
Collection consists of the following: 1. 1620-1646. Prospectus (broadside) "Of Plimoth Plantation," by William Bradford, Governor, who wrote a detailed history of the early years of Plymouth Colony. He covers in great detail everything that happened from the landing of the Mayflower in December, 1620, through the year 1646. 2. 1804. Newspaper. 'New England Palladium,' Boston, Tuesday, November 27, 1804. No. 43, Vol. 24. The four-page issue is a good example of a New England newspaper format of the period. 3. 1840. Alabama. U.S.A. Land Grant No. 12009. Signed by Martin Van Buren, President, and issued to Allen Masengale of Madison County, Alabama. It covers land in the Huntsville, Alabama district.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 0-139
Spessard Lindsey Holland Papers, 1892-1971
The Spessard Lindsey Holland collection consists primarily of the personal correspondence, photographs, campaign materials, individual files, Floridiana, and memorabilia such as various awards and certificates, plaques, and miscellaneous novelty items. The collection has materials dated from the 1890s to the early 1970s with the majority of the collection dated after the 1930s. Biographical materials on the former Governor and U.S. Senator can be found in this collection as well as various papers and correspondence during his terms in both of these offices. Also included are speeches, tax records, recordings and photographs, presentations, memberships, Holland Family papers and correspondence, as well as over 170 books that belonged to the Hollands.
Collection ID: 03.MSS 76-5
Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory Files, 1960-2011, bulk 1964-1966
This collection includes correspondence, blueprints, cruise information, boat registration, research statistics, maps and photographs related to the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory.
Collection ID: 00.MSS 2009-012; Additions HPUA 2016-014
Isle de France (Mauritius) Voyage Report, circa 1750
Undated manuscript document in French which is a report by Captain Plapin of Marseille, France, who was captain of a freighter plying between the Isle de France and India, in which he gives considerable details of an incident which occurred while on a voyage. Also known as MSS 0-147.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 1964-147
Land patent - Commonwealth of Virginia, 1798
This item is a land patent covering sale of public land in the state of Virginia by the Commonwealth of Virginia to Hugh George of the County of Pittsylvania, Virginia, dated June 23, 1798. The land patent, which was filled out in manuscript, is of rather stiff vellum and bears the seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the signature of Governor James Wood.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 0-158
Circus Collection, 1794-1980
Posters and promotional materials. Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 2012-1102
Collection ID: 01.MSS 75-1
Reubin Askew Papers, 1937-2006, bulk 1969-1989
The collection was given by Reubin O'Donovan Askew in 2008. It contains materials related to his time serving in the Florida House of Representatives, Florida State Senate, and as Governor of Florida.  Included in the collection are campaign files, correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, audiovisual materials, memorabilia, and copies of speeches. Additionally, there are records documenting his 1988 Presidential bid, as well as other materials relating to his life after his service as a Florida public official. Also included in the collection are the personal papers of his wife, Donna Lou Harper Askew.
Collection ID: 03.MSS 2008-010
Dr. Thomas M. Campbell Papers, 1963-1987, bulk 1970-1975
Manuscripts of Campbell's book, Masquerade Peace, and other publications. Includes his class materials.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 2006-007
Milton S. Carothers Sermons, 1956-1999
Typed drafts, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, event programs, and note cards documenting sermons written and delivered by Milton S. Carothers. Some sermons were later collected in Letters & Lessons of Faith and More Letters & Lessons of Faith.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 2014-005
Sue Clifton Collection on Emmett Till, February 2017
Audiovisual recordings and still images created by Clifton during visits to sites in Mississippi significant to the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 2019-002
Carter Collection, 1782-1841
This collection consists of two documents, one a sales contract in Old German, and the other an executory contract in the Danish language. The sales contract is a manuscript document in Old German script on parchment, dated Altona, Germany, November 25, 1782, and signed by the Provisor of the Town Church, Holy Spirit Church. The contract is between the Holy Spirit Church and Mrs. Sophia Hedwig Witt, whereby she purchased the rights to certain burial grounds in the Church Cemetery of Altona, with the right to build a burial vault for up to 46 bodies. The other document is an executory contract written in the Danish language and dated Copenhagen, Denmark, November 10, 1841, issued by the King of Demark. The item states that H. Witt shall represent the Danish Government as Consul in the Republic of Peru, and it bears the Royal Danish seal. On the verso of this document is a manuscript confirmation of the appointment by the Peruvian government, in Spanish, and dated November 1841, and bears the seal of the Republic of Peru. Collection is also known as The Witt Documents.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 0-269
General Jean-Jacques-Germain Pelet-Clozeau Papers, 1793-1858
The General Jean-Jacques-Germain Pelet-Clozeau Papers contain material from the early years of the French Republic in 1793 to Second Empire under Napoleon III in 1858. The greatest area of concentration deals with France during the First Empire under Napoleon. One of the largest segments of this collection includes journals kept during the major campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. Also included is correspondence from Napoleon to Marshals Berthier and Davout from 1805-1810. Much of the military campaign material is supplemented with hand-drawn sketches and maps along with situation reports of various units of the Grande Armée. Among the collection's other sources are autobiographical material on Pelet's early years as a student and a young officer in the Topographical Section of the French army, and as an officer-engineer in Italy. Included within these notes are sketches and hand-drawn maps of the sieges of Verona and Gaeta in Italy. In addition, a history of Napoleon's early career based on documents and accounts during the years of the Revolution and the Directory are included along with notes on the siege of Toulon in 1793. Also contained within the Papers are letters and documents concerning the Army of the Rhine in 1800. Throughout the collection are numerous letters and official correspondence with various officials and generals of the Republic and Empire. Sources from the post-Napoleonic period include a report to Louis Philippe on the condition of Lyons in 1831. Several documents dealing with Pelet's tenure as director of the archives of the Dépôt de la guerre are contained in extracts from 1830 to 1832. A large assortment of notes by Pelet from post-war interviews with many of the most important personages of the Empire are included in the Papers. Also contained in the Pelet Papers are numerous legal documents such as birth and marriage certificates, passports, military service records, and a will. Other documents include rewards and honors concerning the Legion of Honor, Cross of St. Louis, and the Freemasons. Some materials in the collection have been digitized and may be viewed in DigiNole: FSU's Digital Repository.
Collection ID: 01.MSS 94-3
Florida State University Office of the President: Stanley Marshall Administration Files, 1969-1976
The collection was created by former Florida State University president, Stanley Marshall and is composed of correspondence, reports, agendas, evaluations, memorandums from FSU foundation, Counseling Center, Development Office, Collective Bargaining Advisory Committee, Alumni Association and personnel relations.
Collection ID: 00.HUA 2018-059
Florida State University Office of the President: John Champion Administrative Files, 1966-1967
The collection was created by former Florida State University president, John Champion and is composed of memos, correspondence, reports, proposals, and booklets from the Division of Contracts and Grants, State Budget Commission, Department of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Florida Development Commission and University relations.
Collection ID: 00.HUA 2018-058
Florida State University of the Associate Vice President for University Relations, 1974-1980
The collection was created by former Florida State University Associate Vice President and is composed of correspondence, memos, brochures, budget reports and meeting minutes from the Council for Community and Public Affairs, Affirmative Action Division, National Association of State Universities & Land-Grant Colleges, National Center for Higher Education, Public Safety, Seminole Boosters, and university relations.
Collection ID: 00.HUA 2018-053
Florida State University Office of the President: Special Event Files, 1969-1986
The collection was created by Florida State University Office of the President and is composed of correspondence, memos, notes, invitations, agendas, receipts, and reports from the Board of Regents, Asolo State Theatre opening, Florida Demonstration Project group, Council of Advisors, and Operations Analysis Division.
Collection ID: 00.HUA 2018-057
Florida State University Office of the President: Football Files, 1973-1983
The collection was created by Florida State University Office of the president and is composed of correspondence, records, memos, brochures, schedules, reports, and receipts from Alumni football receptions, Garnet & Gold football games, president's box game preparation checklists, Seminole Boosters, and the Gator Bowl.
Collection ID: 00.HUA 2018-056
Florida State University Office of the Chaplain, 1954-1975
FSU Office of the Chaplain collection consist of correspondence, memos, questionaires, meeting minutes and records from faculty associate programs, council on religion and international affairs, university religious council expenses, student government, and the divison of student affairs.
Collection ID: 00.HUA 2018-050