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Afro-American Life Insurance Company Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2008.002
Scope and Contents **Please Note: The University of North Florida Thomas G. Carpenter Special Collections and University Archives Afro-American Life Insurance Company Collection DOES NOT contain information on insurance policies or policyholders. Please contact the Florida Department of Financial Services through their website,, or call 1-877-693-5236 regarding any policy or insurance claim questions.**The collection consists of printed materials which provide an...
Dates: 1951-1965

Arthur N. Sollee Papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M84-1
Identifier: M84-1
Abstract As Director of the Jacksonville Expressway Authority during the pivotal transportation years of 1956-1972, Mr. Sollee was a major influence in the development of the Jacksonville, Florida road system in Duval County, Florida in the mid-twentieth century. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, subject files and reports, and newspaper clippings relating to transportation projects in Duval County. It includes extensive documentation on the development of Jacksonville's road...
Dates: 1927-1984; Date acquired: 00/00/1984

Barnett Banks Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M99-1
Identifier: M99-1

The collection contains awards, photographs, printed material, and realia. Items span the years 1920-2009, with the majority of the materials concentrated in 1970-96.

Dates: 1920-2009; Majority of material found in ( 1970-1996); Date acquired: 01/00/1999

Black Floridians and the Civil War: Pension Records of the 21/33/34 U. S. Colored Infantry Regiments

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M12-7
Identifier: M12-7
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, its important military role during both World Wars, and currently, home to two Naval Stations. During the Civil War, black soliders from Florida played a significant role in the Union Army as part of the Colored Infantry Regiments. The Collection's primary source materials...
Dates: 1864-1931

Bucky Family Papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M10-1
Identifier: M10-1

The collection consists of the personal and business correspondence of Bucky Family members and other correspondents from 1893-1915. Most of the letters are incoming correspondence from business associates, close family members, relatives and friends to Jacob (Jake) D. Bucky. Numerous letters from 1893-1895 are written on the "L. Bucki and Son" letterhead stationery.

Dates: 1893-1915

Camp Joseph E. Johnston (Jacksonville, Fla.) Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M07-2
Identifier: M07-2
Abstract The collection consists primarily of the correspondence of Wesley "Lee" Bouslog, with 106 letters and envelopes dated from December 31, 1917 to May 21, 1918. The first letter describes his arrival at the Camp, and thereafter, the often lengthy letters detail Bouslog's life as a soldier, including descriptions of his daily meals and routines, and maintenance tasks. The letters provide a glimpse into camp life, with Bouslog relating that more than twenty states were represented in his...
Dates: 1917-1921; Date acquired: 00/00/2006

Courtland Buckman Papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M00-2
Identifier: M00-2

Primarily incoming business correspondence, most of which are inquiries about land purchases in Florida and rental property management activities documenting business life in Jacksonville. Includes also: Florida Uniform Examination questions (1896); campaign literature and messages of Florida Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward; a nineteenth century Jacksonville newsletter, 'St. Andrew's messenger' (1891); and several letters referring to the Jacksonville fire of May 3, 1901

Dates: 1860-1938; Majority of material found in ( 1897-1899; 1903-1904); Date acquired: 01/00/1998

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M12-8
Identifier: M12-8
Abstract The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, has a distinguished history as a significant cultural resource of the region. The celebration of the Museum's 50th anniversary in 2011 marked its development into a major Florida cultural institution, with a collection of over 6,000 objects in a wide variety of media, and a strong community presence via exhibitions, outreach programs, and art initiatives for children. The Special Collections' holdings contain ephemera and...
Dates: Dummy Date

Dr. Edna Louise Saffy Papers

Identifier: 2013.003
Scope and Contents

This collection contains awards, correspondence, memorabilia, printed materials, photographs, personal papers, and writings. Many printed materials and photographs relate to politics and political activism. There are numerous photographs and newspaper clippings, as well as Dr. Saffy's dissertation. The collection contains many memorabilia items, particularly from various political events, and there are two large portraits of Dr. Edna Louise Saffy.

Dates: 1962-2013; Majority of material found within 1970-1979; Majority of material found within 1991-1999

Dr. James Hall Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M03-4
Identifier: M03-4

Documents pertaining to biographical research on Dr. James Hall, and the concerted efforts of several Jacksonville residents to recognize Dr. Hall as an American patriot and to publicize the historical importance of his burial site. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, research notes, minutes of meetings, maps, periodicals, presentations and speeches by Dr. G. Dekle Taylor, and photographs.

Dates: 1949-1984; Majority of material found in 1972-1984; Date acquired: 00/00/2003

Duval County, Florida, Elections and Voting Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M12-9
Identifier: M12-9
Abstract The primary source materials in this collection provide historical documentation and evidence of selective elections and political campaigns held in Duval County and Jacksonville, Florida. The earliest items are Duval County election records dated 1904; the majority of the materials date from the late twentieth century to the present decade. Printed materials include sample election ballots and guides, voting brochures and pamphlets, and a voting registration receipt card. Artifacts and...
Dates: 1904-

Duval Medical Center, University Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida Collection

Identifier: 2003.003
Scope and Contents Documents pertaining to issues and activities, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, presentations and speeches by Dr. G. Dekle Taylor, minutes of various Committee meetings, reports, brochures and fact sheets on the 1971 University Hospital complex, and two photographs of Dr. Taylor being inducted in 1969 as President of the Center's Medical Staff.This collection was donated by Dr. Taylor, a Jacksonville physician and a principal participant in the Center's...
Dates: 1925-1973

Eartha M. M. White Papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M75-1
Identifier: M75-1
Abstract The collection consists of more than 1,000 items, primarily twentieth century material relating to Jacksonville, Florida. Includes letters, documents, and notes relating to the personal, political, and business activities of Eartha M. M. White. Some subject files include publications, reports, programs, photographs, and memorabilia. Of particular interest are materials pertaining to: Prominent African American leaders, e.g., James Weldon Johnson, A. Phillip Randolph, and Simuel Decatur...
Dates: 1831-1974; Majority of material found in ( 1930-1974); Date acquired: 00/00/1975

Edward H. Gamble Collection

Identifier: 2014.001
Content Description

The collection contains original political cartoons, personal letters, and ephemera. The majority of the cartoon collection relates to Florida and Jacksonville and were published in the Florida Times-Union Newspaper.

Dates: 1980-2010

Fleming Family Papers

Identifier: 2002.003
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the personal correspondence of Fleming Family members and other correspondents circa 1879-1930. Most of the letters are incoming correspondence from relatives and friends to the Francis Philip Fleming family members. The core of the collection are condolence letters sent to Mrs. Francis P. Fleming, wife of the Governor, after his death on December 20, 1908.There are only two letters in the collection from the Governor, sent to his...
Dates: 1879-1930

Florida League for Nursing Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M02-2
Identifier: M02-2

The collection consists of administrative and financial records, and publications which chronicle the League's activities and development from 1967-1986. The bulk of the collection are printed materials.

Dates: 1967-1986

George Lansing Taylor Image Collection

Identifier: 2011.002
Scope and Contents The collection consists of nearly 10,000 photographs in electronic format of historic architectural sites in the United States, primarily in the Southeastern United States. The images are color, featuring daylight scenes, and dated between 2005-2019. 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,...
Dates: 2005-2019

George W. Simons, Jr. Planning Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M09-1
Identifier: M09-1
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, publications and printed materials, project and subject files, and photographs relating to Mr. Simons' personal and professional activities throughout his adult life, from his college years until his retirement in 1970. The chronology begins with documentation of his higher education activities, including class notebooks, his thesis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1915) and correspondence with professors. His professional career as a planning,...
Dates: 1899-1993; Majority of material found in 1940-1970; Date acquired: 00/00/2005

Homer H. Humphries, Jr. Papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M07-4
Identifier: M07-4

The collection contains correspondence, subject files, and campaign and printed materials relating to Humphries' political activities, chiefly his tenure on the Jacksonville City Council from 1967-1971. The core of the collection are newspaper clippings pertaining to the Council's activities under the new consolidated government. Additional printed materials provide documentation on the site selection of the University of North Florida in 1969.

Dates: 1967-2008; Majority of material found in 1967-1971; Date acquired: 00/00/2007

Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. Records

 Record Group
Identifier: 2016.007
Content Description

The collection consists of reports, annual reports, studies, and quality of life surveys conducted by the Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. for Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. The collection is arranged in chronological order beginning in 1975 through 2015.

Dates: 1975-2015

Jacksonville [FL] Jazz Festival Collection

Identifier: 2007.001
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the following series: Brochures/fliers, including promotional pamphlets, booklets, and flyers.General Admission tickets.Invitations to events during the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.Media packets which include schedules, musician biographies, and musician photographs.Newspaper articles/supplements about the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.Official Stationery of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival with the...
Dates: 1981-2014

Jacksonville, Florida, Government Consolidation Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M07-3
Identifier: M07-3
Abstract On October 1, 1968, the governments of the city of Jacksonville, Florida and Duval County merged into one unified and consolidated government. The collection contains newspaper clippings which provide insight, commentary, and documentation on this transformative era in Jacksonville history. Special Florida Times-Union newspaper supplements from October 1, 1968, and October 1, 1969, provide extensive details on the history and background of the governmental merger. Additional newsclippings...
Dates: 1968-2008

Jacksonville, Florida, Historical Newspapers Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M12-5
Identifier: M12-5
Abstract The collection contains selective print newspapers, sections and clippings of The Florida Times-Union and the Jacksonville Journal which detail and document Northeast Florida history from 1890 to date. Anniversary and commemorative editions, and selective daily newspapers describe historical developments, the achievements of notable figures, and provide valuable insights into daily life in Northeast Florida. A preponderance of articles feature commentary and analysis on Jacksonville's growth...
Dates: 1890-2012; Date acquired: 01/00/2011

Jacksonville, Florida, Urban Beautification Project: Bus Benches

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M03-2
Identifier: M03-2
Abstract This collection documents the untiring efforts of Jacksonville physician Dr. George Dekle Taylor's twelve-year campaign leading a citizen group in opposition to "the unsightly blemish of the advertising on bus benches which are haphazardly scattered over the community." Two other corollary concerns were that (a) the City and bus companies should provide additional, dignified benches with convenient locations for the bus riding public; and (b) the City investigate the legality of advertising...
Dates: 1962-1973; Date acquired: 00/00/2001

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M12-1
Identifier: M12-1
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...
Dates: 1989-2012

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (Jacksonville, Florida) Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M12-11
Identifier: M12-11
Abstract The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSO) in Jacksonville, Florida, was founded in September 1949, and its sixty-three year history since reflects its development and current standing as a significant cultural resource. The collection provides historical documentation of the musical concerts and performances, and events and activities of the JSO from 1961 to date. The core of the collection are print ephemera, including event and performance programs, subscribers' cards and invitations, and...
Dates: 1961-

Joe Carlucci Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M88-1
Identifier: 1988.001
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, administrative and subject files, and printed materials relating to Mr. Carlucci's political activities. Few personal items are included. Subject files provide detailed information on highly publicized and controversial Jacksonville, Florida issues (Offshore Power Systems, etc.) and prominent local individuals; extensive documentation on the site selection of the University of North Florida; and insights into the Hans Tanzler mayoral era of...
Dates: 1911-1986; Majority of material found in 1968-1978; Date acquired: 00/00/1988

John E. Mathews, Jr., Collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M83-1
Identifier: M83-1
Abstract John E. Mathews, Jr. was a Florida state legislator from 1956 to 1970 and President of the Florida Senate in 1969-70. He ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Florida in 1963/64 and 1969/70. The collection contains the extensive personal papers, documents, and memorabilia of Mr. Mathews, spanning the years 1920 - 1988. His early years are particularly well documented, with scrapbooks, report cards, awards, etc. The legislative years (1956-70) are chronicled by detailed reports, documents, and...
Dates: 1900-1988; Majority of material found in 1956-1970; Date acquired: 00/00/1983

John P. Varnum Family Papers

Identifier: 2002.004
Scope and Contents The collection consists chiefly of the personal correspondence of Varnum Family members and other correspondents circa 1841-1927, with the bulk of the materials from the family's Jacksonville period of 1877 to 1888. Most of the letters are outgoing correspondence to relatives from Josephine L. Dyer (signed "Josie") Varnum, wife of John P. Varnum.Miscellaneous materials include several nineteenth century legal documents relating to the family's real estate holdings in Florida. Of...
Dates: 1841-1927; Majority of material found within 1877-1888

John William McClane Papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M00-1
Identifier: M00-1

John William McClane was a U. S. Army navigator in Europe during World War II. These memoirs by McClane, "The War Years: World War II as experienced by an Army Air Force navigator," describe in great detail his arrival in Europe in 1941, his missions with the 44th Bomb Group, and his return from Europe in 1945 and discharge from the military. The manuscript was issued in four parts from 1985-1989. The text was printed from a Word Processor file, with illustrative material photocopied.

Dates: 1941-1945; Date acquired: 00/00/1999