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Archimedes L. A. Patti Research Papers, 1922-1993
This collection contains the research materials collected by Archimedes L. A. Patti for use in his historical writings. Known for his military career, his work in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and his relationship with Ho Chi Minh, Patti was recognized later in life as a respected researcher and historian on Indochina affairs. Notes, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, maps, books and scrapbooks are held in this collection. Of important note are photographs given to Patti by Ho Chi Minh in 1945.
Collection ID: SC.026
Florida Maps Collection, 1837-2007
The Florida Maps Collection contains various types of maps from throughout the state of Florida. Included are tourist, informational, historical, agricural, and commercial maps.
Collection ID: SC.034
Dr. A. Val Bradley, National Labor Relations Board Collection, 1950-1980
Dr. A. Val Bradley was the president of A. Val Bradley Associates Incorporation, a lecturer, and an executive-in-residence at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He offered his company research files to Walter A. Bogumil, Jr., an Associate Professor of Management at UCF specialized in labor relations and human resources. Dr. Walter kept the materials in his possession and later on donated to Special Collections and University Archives Department. Materials include reports, statements, correspondence, and handbooks created by A. Val Bradley Associates, Inc. Collection also consists of legal case files, court hearing transcripts, news clippings, and published materials related to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and labor union in the United States.
Collection ID: SC.001
League of Women Voters of Volusia County Collection, 1958-2012
The collection of the League of Women Voters of Volusia County is comprised of materials created by the League, including annual meeting notes, handbooks, minutes, financial statements, by-laws, correspondence, photographs, certificates, scrapbooks called "Press Book", and published newsletters.
Collection ID: SC.086
Paul O. Schallert Collection, 1935-1964
The Paul O. Schallert was born in Watertown, Wisconsin in 1879. He earned B.A. & B.S. from Marion College in Marion, Indiana and M.S. & M.D. degrees from University of Illinois College of Physicians & Surgeons. After practicing medicine in Wisconsin and North Carolina, he joined the United States Army as a contract surgeon. During his long career as a physician, he became interested in botany and collected various herbal and botanical samples. Schallert's collection includes photocopy of his autobiography and original hand-written diaries (1943-1956); botany index and correspondence; miscellaneous newsclippings, faculty of medicine oath, and two photographs. Collection also includes a photocopy of his unpublished manuscript called "Russia; Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow". The purpose of the Paul O. Schallert Collection is to captivate specific events and accomplishments in his lifetime.
Collection ID: SC.004
Volusia County Music Teachers Association, 1955-2015
Volusia County Music Teacher Association is an organization that is focused on the enrichment of music studies and opportunities for its members and music students. The collection is comprised of correspondence, meetings, minutes, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and yearbooks from the organization.
Collection ID: SC.090
Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers (Proposals), 1976-2001
Harrison "Buzz" Price (1921-2010) was an economics consultant for the themed entertainment and attractions business. Price began his career assisting with the placement of Disneyland in Anaheim in the early 1950s and later Walt Disney World in Orlando in the 1960's. Price later worked with companies such as Six Flags, Universal Studios, MGM, Cedars Fair and many other attractions and resorts. Price founded two economic consulting agencies, Economics Research Consultants (ERC), which he sold in 1969 and the Harrison Price Company (HPC), started in 1978. The collection generally comes from the Harrison Price Company, but also includes some collected materials from Economics Research Consultants and earlier projects.
Collection ID: SC.47b
Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers (Speeches), 1966-2006
Harrison "Buzz" Price (1921-2010) was an economics consultant for the themed entertainment and attractions business. Price began his career assisting with the placement of Disneyland in Anaheim in the early 1950s and later Walt Disney World in Orlando in the 1960's. Price later worked with companies such as Six Flags, Universal Studios, MGM, Cedars Fair and many other attractions and resorts. Price founded two economic consulting agencies, Economics Research Consultants (ERC), which he sold in 1969 and the Harrison Price Company (HPC), started in 1978. The collection generally comes from the Harrison Price Company, but also includes some collected materials from Economics Research Consultants and earlier projects.
Collection ID: SC.47c
Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers (World's Fairs), 1974-1989
Harrison "Buzz" Price (1921-2010) was an economics consultant for the themed entertainment and attractions business. Price began his career assisting with the placement of Disneyland in Anaheim in the early 1950s and later Walt Disney World in Orlando in the 1960's. Price later worked with companies such as Six Flags, Universal Studios, MGM, Cedars Fair and many other attractions and resorts. Price founded two economic consulting agencies, Economics Research Consultants (ERC), which he sold in 1969 and the Harrison Price Company (HPC), started in 1978. The collection generally comes from the Harrison Price Company, but also includes some collected materials from Economics Research Consultants and earlier projects.
Collection ID: SC.47d
Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers (Images), 1964-1997
Harrison "Buzz" Price (1921-2010) was an economics consultant for the themed entertainment and attractions business. Price began his career assisting with the placement of Disneyland in Anaheim in the early 1950s and later Walt Disney World in Orlando in the 1960's. Price later worked with companies such as Six Flags, Universal Studios, MGM, Cedars Fair and many other attractions and resorts. Price founded two economic consulting agencies, Economics Research Consultants (ERC), which he sold in 1969 and the Harrison Price Company (HPC), started in 1978. The collection generally comes from the Harrison Price Company, but also includes some collected materials from Economics Research Consultants and earlier projects.
Collection ID: SC.47e
Grant Groves Collection on Mulford B. Foster Collection, Circa 1920's-1979
Grant Groves, owner of Color Zone Tropicals, Inc. in Winter Garden Florida, collected materials on Mulford B. Foster. He was a botanist, horticulturist, and a lifelong naturalist, also known as "Father of the Bromeliad", born in 1888 in Elmer, New Jersey and passed away at the age of 89 in Orange County, Florida. Collection includes Foster's black & white sketches, color drawings, oil paintings, three-fold screen art work, news clippings, publications, photographs, slides, negatives, correspondence, and blueprints of Foster's house called "Bromel - La."
Collection ID: SC.103
Share Your Mercury Memories Time Capsule Collection, 1960-2003
Mercury Time Capsule was unveiled during the Mercury worker union at Launch Complex 14 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Gordon Cooper's May 15, 1963 flight during the closing of Project Mercury. Project Mercury veterans shared their memory by writing a few inner reflections of Project Mercury and sealed them in a provided envelope which are scheduled to be opened on July 21, 2038 at noon. The contents of the envelopes cannot be viewed until that time. Collection also includes the Florida Space Coast History Project gathered artifacts all pertain to Project Mercury which are provided for display purposes once the capsule is opened.
Collection ID: SC.104
United Faculty of Florida Collection, 1971-2007, Undated
Phyllis J. Hudson, former University of Central Florida (UCF) Librarian, was elected to the office of President of the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) in 1989 and represented UCF on the UFF negotiations committee. She was a member of the UFF Contract Enforcement Committee and was active in the UCF/UFF chapter. Her collection includes all of her activities with the organization from 1971 to 2004 such as bargaining agreements, by-laws, reports, minutes, list of union members, correspondence of the UFF’'s local chapter activities, publications, newspaper clippings, negotiations, newsletters, surveys, training materials, calendar directories, and various ephemera.
Collection ID: SC.064
Susan M. Pittman Collection, 1923-1988
Susan M. Pittman was the younger daughter of Colonel Wallace Fisher Stovall, the founder of the Tampa Tribune Publishing Company, Florida. The collection includes Susan's personal files, seven scrapbooks detailing her life and activities, materials related to her first husband Richard A. Mack, various greeting cards, letters, and stamps. A stitched landscape of Pittman's childhood home which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places is also found in the collection.
Collection ID: SC.002
James E. Shepherd Jr. Papers, 1965-2015
James E. Shepherd, Jr. was born on November 1, 1944 and grew up in the small town of Sanford, Florida. By his own admission, he got in trouble with local police department, resulting in his commitment to a mental institution. He had amassed financial problems, social problems, and educational deficiencies before he had reached maturity. Since that time, he has authored a book variously titled "Portrait of a Genius", "Portfolio of an Undiscovered Howard Hughes", and "Portrait of Genius: A Collage in the Key of Life". His collection also includes excerpts from "Insight on the Scriptures", an essay titled "The King James Version of the Holy Bible- The Only True Bible?", various letters addressed to world leaders, and his comprehensive resume.
Collection ID: SC.023
Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers (Reports), 1952-2003
Harrison "Buzz" Price (1921-2010) was an economics consultant for the themed entertainment and attractions business. Price began his career assisting with the placement of Disneyland in Anaheim in the early 1950s and later Walt Disney World in Orlando in the 1960's. Price later worked with companies such as Six Flags, Universal Studios, MGM, Cedars Fair and many other attractions and resorts. Price founded two economic consulting agencies, Economics Research Consultants (ERC), which he sold in 1969 and the Harrison Price Company (HPC), started in 1978. The collection generally comes from the Harrison Price Company, but also includes some collected materials from Economics Research Consultants and earlier projects.
Collection ID: SC.47a
Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers (Project Research Materials), 1948-2005
Harrison "Buzz" Price (1921-2010) was an economics consultant for the themed entertainment and attractions business. Price began his career assisting with the placement of Disneyland in Anaheim in the early 1950s and later Walt Disney World in Orlando in the 1960's. Price later worked with companies such as Six Flags, Universal Studios, MGM, Cedars Fair and many other attractions and resorts. Price founded two economic consulting agencies, Economics Research Consultants (ERC), which he sold in 1969 and the Harrison Price Company (HPC), started in 1978. The collection generally comes from the Harrison Price Company, but also includes some collected materials from Economics Research Consultants and earlier projects.
Collection ID: SC.47g
José Guerra Alemán Collection, 1887-2013
The collection is filled with Cuban history and researched materials on society's past was created by Cuban and American journalist José Guerra Alemán. The materials range from photographs of his travels to cultural sites and countries to personal notes on literature of other scholars' works and his published books. He is most notable of his published four-volume encyclopedia on Cuban history called Cuba Infinita.
Collection ID: SC.98
Florida Homesteaders Photographs, Circa 1908
This collection is comprised of 75 photographs taken by Edwin A. Brush of homesteaders in what is presumed to be Florida in the early 20th century. Photographs show a variety of people, farm life, and nature.
Collection ID: SC.115
Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers (Subject Research Materials), 1960-1995
Harrison "Buzz" Price (1921-2010) was an economics consultant for the themed entertainment and attractions business. Price began his career assisting with the placement of Disneyland in Anaheim in the early 1950s and later Walt Disney World in Orlando in the 1960's. Price later worked with companies such as Six Flags, Universal Studios, MGM, Cedars Fair and many other attractions and resorts. Price founded two economic consulting agencies, Economics Research Consultants (ERC), which he sold in 1969 and the Harrison Price Company (HPC), started in 1978. The collection generally comes from the Harrison Price Company, but also includes some collected materials from Economics Research Consultants and earlier projects.
Collection ID: SC.47f
Photographs of Winter Park, Circa 1880-1900
The collection is comprised of 43 photographs taken of Winter Park in the late 19th century. The collection features a variety of images taken of the town and the surrounding area. The focus of the photographs varies and includes subjects such as agriculture, nature, people, and buildings and other structures, both public and private.
Collection ID: SC.110
Sanford Municipal Court Records, 1920-1972
This collection contains bound manuscript volumes from the City of Sanford which includes fifty-three municipal court dockets (January 12, 1920-December 29, 1972); four police dockets (July 16, 1926-April 13, 1946); and 3 jail records (April 25, 1924-May 4, 1942).
Collection ID: SC.114
Harry Anson Finney Collection, 1913-1958
Harry Anson Finney was a well-known American accountant, teacher, and an author. He joined the Haskins & Sells Accounting firm in 1923 and later on he resigned and founded the firm, Baumann, Finney & Company. He taught at the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois as a Professor of Accounting until his retirement in 1944. Finney published serious of textbooks known as "Principles of Accounting" and also served as an editor for the Journal of Accountancy from 1920 to 1928. Harry A. Finney collection is comprised of his certificates, correspondence, photographs, publication advertisements, books, and a wooden plaque given to Finney from one of his former students.
Collection ID: SC.017
NASA Information for the Press, 1990-2002
This collection contains a variety of mission press kits (1990-2002) produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). These materials were donated to the University of Central Florida, Libraries by Meg and Rick Scharf. Mr. Scharf attended a number of launches as a member of the press and collected these press kits. A few Space Shuttle Mission Chronology reports (1981-2001) and John F. Kennedy Space Center Facility maps (1996-1997) can also be found in the collection.
Collection ID: SC.077
Michael Berman Canoe Expedition Collection, 1973-1975
Series I: Slides and Negatives, 1973-1975, Undated, the images presented are all in color and pertain to Florida's natural scenery, flora and fauna. The images also contain buildings, bridges and other manmade structures as well as the Florida space center.
Collection ID: SC.105
John L. Ducker Collection, 1863-2007
This collection is comprised of research files, correspondence, news clippings, certificates, medical records, photographs, and a scrapbook that belonged to attorney and politician John L. Ducker, who was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1960-1968 and the Florida state Senate from 1968-1971. Items in the collection pertain to his personal activities, in addition to his longtime interest in politics, world and local events of the day, as well as legal affairs. John L. Ducker was one of the sponsors of the legislation establishing Florida Technological University (FTU) what is now University of Central Florida (UCF). The entire collection is open for research.
Collection ID: SC.091
Albin Polasek Collection, 1897-2004, bulk 1906-1977
The Albin Polasek Collection includes materials on the life and work of Czech sculptor and Winter Park resident Albin Polasek. The Collection consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, business records, certificates, speeches, photographs, pamphlets, programs, invitations, newspaper clippings, and related papers.
Collection ID: SC.020
Old Florida Structures Photographs Collection, 1971-2002
Richard Spencer was a professional photographer whose work has been displayed in newspapers, magazines and exhibits. This collection contains his photographs of old structures in Florida.
Collection ID: SC.038
NASA Ephemera Collection, 1969-2006, bulk 1980-1994
This collection contains a wide variety of NASA memorabilia including pictures, patches, pins and stickers; ranging from 1969 to 2005. Also included are a number of mission charts, a wide range of crew photos and an assortment of space news publications including the Lockheed Horizons, The Rockwell News, Space News Roundup, Space Port News and Star Gazer. Of significant interest is the collection of photos (several signed) and memorabilia from the ill-fated 1986 Challenger mission Space Transportation System (STS) 51L.
Collection ID: SC.056
NASA Photographs Collection, 1962-2001
The collection consists of over 10,000 color transparencies, black & white and color photographs documenting National Aeronautics and Space Administration's activities in the Kennedy Space Center, Florida from 1962 to 2001. Photographs chronicling the building of the space shuttle programs such as Skylab, Apollo, Soyuz, and Space Transportation System (STS) missions.
Collection ID: SC.073
Joy Postle Papers, 1910-2015
Joy Postle was an artist best known for her murals and paintings of Florida wildlife, especially birds. These papers contain correspondence, news clippings, drawings, paintings, a scrapbook and many photographs documenting Joy Postle's life and work. Most of the collection is devoted to her art in all its forms and images that she used for inspiration.
Collection ID: SC.066
University of Central Florida Special Collections Vertical Files, 1872-2016
The Vertical Files Collection, 1872-2016, is an artificial collection, contains a wide variety of collected materials documenting or relevant to Central Florida's local history. Collection also includes subject materials such as book arts, typography, travel, tourism, and the West Indies. Included are newsletters, magazines, news clippings, reports, pamphlets, documents, photographs, and handbooks.
Collection ID: SC.102
Disney World Land Purchase/RCID Collection, 1958-2009, bulk 1965-1972
Compiled by attorney Robert P. Foster, the collection consists of a variety of documents, clippings, maps, and photographs, all of which pertain to the process of purchasing and developing land in Central Florida for the purpose of creating the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), where Walt Disney World would be constructed.
Collection ID: SC.092
Vincent J. Fonelli Collection, 1906-1985, bulk 1906-1985
The Vincent J. Fonelli Collection includes materials on the life and personal artwork of Fonelli, who lived from 1906 to 1972. The collection consists of architectural drawings, paintings, photographs, hand drawings, and sculptures done by Fonelli around his time at Columbia University. Polish posters and newsletters are also featured in the collection.
Collection ID: SC.014
S. F. Travis Company Collection, 1921-1939
S. F. Travis Company was established in September 1885 by Colonel S. F. Travis, who served in the American Civil War. He sold various merchandise to locals mainly to the settlements along the riverbanks by traveling on a boat going up and down the St. Johns River from Jacksonville to Fort Pierce. The collection includes his business transactions from 1921 to 1935. The ledgers show each transactions reflect the sale of general merchandise, such as dry goods, notions, ladies' and gents' furnishings, groceries, and hardware.
Collection ID: SC.018
John W. Senders Working Collection, 1880-2014
John W. Senders Working Collection contains materials on human factors engineering. Senders is one of the pioneers of the field of Engineering Psychology, with a long and influential career spanning six decades as a psychologist and human factors engineer. He was one of the first scientists to apply mathematical models on human behavior in applied settings. Senders collection includes selected reprints representatives of the scientific literature on various topics in Engineering Psychology and Human Factors mainly from circa 1945 to 2013.
Collection ID: SC.096
Harris Rosen Collection, 1896-2016
Harris Rosen Scrapbooks, Home Movie Archives, and Business Records document all aspects of his life and work. First collected and created by Rosen's father, Jack Rosen, materials include correspondence, photographs, autographs, drawings, greeting cards, memorabilia, and home movie archives of Harris Rosen. Rosen carried on the tradition and still continues to create scrapbooks to document his life and family, along with his work as an influential Orlando hotelier and philanthropist. This is an ongoing project, therefore additional scrapbooks will be added as acquired.
Collection ID: SC.063
Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers (Price Company Files), 1963-2000
Harrison "Buzz" Price (1921-2010) was an economics consultant for the themed entertainment and attractions business. Price began his career assisting with the placement of Disneyland in Anaheim in the early 1950s and later Walt Disney World in Orlando in the 1960's. Price later worked with companies such as Six Flags, Universal Studios, MGM, Cedars Fair and many other attractions and resorts. Price founded two economic consulting agencies, Economics Research Consultants (ERC), which he sold in 1969 and the Harrison Price Company (HPC), started in 1978. The collection generally comes from the Harrison Price Company, but also includes some collected materials from Economics Research Consultants and earlier projects.
Collection ID: SC.47h
Scott H. Simpkinson Collection, 1943-1989
Scott H. Simpkinson collected these materials during his tenure as a NASA staff member from the 1950s until the early 1980s. The collection includes documents, photographs and objects related to the various NASA projects Simpkinson worked on, including Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Viking and the Space Shuttle program. In addition, the collection contains various materials produced by NASA and outside engineering firms including a large number of reports, such as, numerous mission reports, daily status reports and accident investigation reports, as well as publications, photographs and objects. This collection also contains some of Simpkinson's personal effects.
Collection ID: SC.044
Collection of Spanish Plays, 1835-1941
These materials are 92 Spanish plays from the 19th and early 20th century. The plays are written in Spanish and contain a variey of genres spanning from opera to drama to comedy.
Collection ID: SC.076
John Young Gooch Collection [Photocopy], 1868-1916
John Young Gooch was a lawyer, state senator, and district judge of Palestine, Texas. This collection is comprised of correspondence and other documents that belonged to Gooch, primarily letters exchanged with his wife, Belle Gooch, née Collins, and his two brothers, Gideon and Lucious Gooch.
Collection ID: SC.003
Glenn "Marty" Stein Collection of Cartoon Art, 1955-2013, bulk 1970-2013
The collection was acquired from editorial cartoonist Glenn "Marty" Stein, who started drawing editorial cartoons and illustrations for the Orlando Business Journal. Afterwards, Marty worked for The Apopka Chief, and finally 8½ years for La Prensa (Orlando), a Spanish-language newspaper where he created weekly editorial cartoons in Spanish. In addition, he wrote and drew his original comic strip El Oasis for over 3½ years. The cartoon art collection consists of published and unpublished original drawings, sketches, comic strips, 1990 US Waveski Championships items, and one piece of editorial cartoon art by Bruce Shanks (1955).
Collection ID: SC.094
Judith and Warren Kaplan Collection, Women's and Gender Studies, 1792-2016, bulk 1900-2000
Created by Judith and Warren Kaplan, the collection contains a wide variety of materials related to Women's History, with special emphasis on stamps, suffrage, and women of achievement in United States history.
Collection ID: SC.100
Robert L. Glasser Collection, 1956-2016
Robert "Bob" Lewis Glasser worked as a Contract Administrator and a Senior Environmental Analyst for the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. During his employment with Disney, he collected various reports, promotional materials, publications and memorabilia mainly related to the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT) Center. Bob also worked for the Office of Florida's Secretary of State between 1962 to 1970 as a Director for Buildings & Grounds Division and gathered a few campaign and election materials which can be found within the collection.
Collection ID: SC.108
Walter Kingsley Taylor Papers, 1997-2013
Dr. Walter Kingsley Taylor, a prolific UCF author, has lived in central Florida for over 43 years. After 35 years of continuous service, Dr. Taylor retired from UCF, where he taught a variety of biology courses. Upon retirement in 2004, Dr. Taylor was named Professor Emeritus. Collection includes professional correspondence, prepublication drafts, page proofs, corrected proofs, final copies, and unbound color prints of his monographs.
Collection ID: SC.095
United Daughters of the Confederacy Medal Collection, 1899-1968
The collection contains six bronze medals and one badge from the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The medals were created to honor either Confederate veterans for their service in the Confederate Armed Forces or their descendants who served in the United States military during the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902), World War I (1917-1918), World War II (1941-1945), the Korean War (1950-1953), and the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The badge commemorates the Twenty-Fourth Annual United Confederate Veterans Reunion in 1914 and was given those in attendance.
Collection ID: SC.015
Al Turner, Splash Magazine Collection, 1986-2002, bulk 1990-2002
Al Turner was the founder, president, and chief executive officer of the World Waterpark Association (WWA) until his death in 2001. During his time as president of WWA he kept slides, photographs, brochures, and documents about the various waterparks that his company worked with worldwide. This collection contains the materials that Al Turner collected.
Collection ID: SC.072
John O. Moench Collection, Circa 1861-1865
Major General John Otto Moench (1921-2013), United States Air Force (Ret), recovered rare Civil War belt buckle while he was digging up a garden at his residence in Alexandria, Virginia. In 1995, John donated the artifact to the University of Central Florida Libraries to be added to the Civil War Collection.
Collection ID: SC.025
Ben White Raceway Papers, 1946-1978
Ben White Raceway located on a 120- acre tract in Fairview Park, near downtown Orlando, Florida, was the largest training facility and winter home for champion racehorses. The track was named in honor of one of the nation's most famous trainers, Ben White, who won numerous titles and chose Orlando as a training site in 1920. The track lost popularity as the expense to ship horses to Orlando became too great. In July 2001, the name was changed to Trotters Park. In January 10, 2002, the City of Orlando decided to close the struggling facility to convert the property into a city park.
Collection ID: SC.011
Children's Home Society of Florida Collection, 1862-2012, bulk 1902-1997
The Children's Home Society of Florida Collection contains organizational papers and ephemera that document the creation and operations of Florida's oldest non-profit adoption agency. The collection includes organizational papers from its state and local divisions, photographs, news clippings, audio and visual media, scrapbooks, and blueprints of the many receiving homes in the state, but does not contain adoption records. Adoption records remain at the CHSFL Adoption Archive and are available by contacting the society directly.
Collection ID: SC.054
Susan King and Paradise Press Collection, 1908-2009, bulk 1967-2009
Created by Susan E. King, the collection contains a wide variety of materials, primarily related to her career as a book artist, including manuscripts, printing materials, and correspondence.
Collection ID: SC.059
Carey Hand Funeral Home Records, 1891-1955
Contains records and ledgers on services provided at the Carey Hand Funeral Home. Materials include memoranda regarding the death and burial of deceased individuals, registers of the death, burial and payment information, plots in the Greenwood and Palm cemeteries, financial records, cremation records, ambulance service records, vault storage records, and Central Florida Veterans and Orlando Airbase Servicemen's death, burial, and military information. The records are particularly useful in historical and genealogical research on the Orlando and Central Florida area from 1891 to 1955.
Collection ID: SC.041
Lynda Van Scoyoc Women's Feminist Papers Collection, 1970-2001
The Lynda Van Scoyoc Feminist Papers Collection contains the materials collected by Lynda Van Scoyoc during her time working with the National Women's Political Caucus, Florida Women's Political Caucus, and the Metropolitan Orlando Women's Political Caucus. This collection reflects the growth of each organization during the late 20th century as well as chronicling the struggle by each group in their efforts to make positive changes to women's rights. Researchers should note that portions of this collection were written only in shorthand notation.
Collection ID: SC.060
Disney Ephemera Collection, 1966-2017
The Disney Ephemera Collection is a collection of reports, brochures, memorabilia, articles and news clippings about Disney Enterprises and the Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida. The collection contains materials related to the different locations within the resort complex, including information about the Disney parks, resorts and other attractions. Publications in the collection were produced by both the Disney Corporation and outside sources.
Collection ID: SC.055
Joseph Fleischmann World War I Medal Collection, 1916-1942, bulk 1919
A collection of three bronze medals and a ribbon that honor the military service of New York-native Joseph Fleischmann during World War I. The collection consists of the Army Occupation of Germany - World War I Ribbon, the New York World War Service Medal, the World War I Victory Medal, and the Battle of Verdun Medal. Each represent the state, national, and international scope of the conflict.
Collection ID: SC.089
Joseph and Mary Velezdy Papers, 1947-2000
The Joseph and Mary Velezdy Papers chronicles the musical lives of a violinist husband and his composer wife. The Velezdy's musical journey from Hungary to Miami Beach and eventually to Titusville, Florida is shown in this collection with pictures, songs, lyrics, sheet music, poems, and newsclippings.
Collection ID: SC.022
Cultural Byways Project, 7/6/02-8/5/02
Research files for the Cultural Byways grant in Central Florida. Included in these materials are photographic negatives, oral histories, consent forms, building surveys, and grant information for the project.
Collection ID: SC.051
Cultural Heritage Alliance Collection, 2002-2006
Reports, programs and interviews by students showing the work undertaken by the Cultural Heritage Alliance.
Collection ID: SC.052
University of Central Florida Student Zines Collection, 1996-2011
The zines in this collection were gathered by professors of their student's works. They cover a range of topics and were produced primarily with inkjet printers, although a few were made using black and white photocopiers or found materials.
Collection ID: SC.045
Wagar Space Collection, 1945-1986
The collections of Howard Wagar represent his main collecting interest, the United States' space program, particularly the Apollo space missions, the lunar module landing, Skylab 1 and 2. The collection also includes materials from major world events that occured during the same time period. These events include the post-World War II testing of atomic bombs, the rise of Fidel Castro to power in Cuba, and the assassination of President Kennedy. These subjects were collected in the forms of periodicals, newspaper clippings, public relations materials, technical manuals, photographs and prints from the 1940's until the 1980's.
Collection ID: SC.010
Wekiva River Basin Maps and Aerial Photographs Collection, 1965-1990
The collection consists of maps and aerial photos of the Wekiva River Basin collected by the Wekiva Resources Council for use in their educational programs and research projects. The majority of maps and aerial photographs come from the USGS (United States Geological Survey).
Collection ID: SC.049
Arthur S. Barclay Collection, 1940-1977, bulk c. 1961-1962
A collection of slides and photographs that belonged to American botanist Dr. Arthur S. Barclay. These images include personal photographs of Dr. Barclay and his family or subjects of Dr. Barclay's research. Most notable are Dr. Barclay's trip to Colombia while a student at Harvard University in 1956, samples of datura plants collected in the Southwestern United States, and the aftermath of automobile accident involving Dr. Barclay's International Harvester B-120 Travelall.
Collection ID: SC.080
Wet 'n Wild Collection, 1975-2002
This collection contains materials relevant to the opening of the world's first water park, Wet 'n Wild. There are newspaper articles, advertisements, brochures, photographs, and other materials about Wet 'n Wild from before the park opened through 2002.
Collection ID: SC.083
Democratic Women's Club of Florida, Inc. Collection, 1945-2018
The Democratic Women's Club of Florida, Inc. campaigns for Democratic representatives at all levels of government and encourages voter registration and qualified Democratic women to run for public office. This collection of bylaws, campaign items, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks documents the organization's activities, policies, and procedures.
Collection ID: SC.081
Educator's Oral History Collection, 1997-2002, bulk 1998-2001
The Educators' Oral History Collection is the product of class projects undertaken by graduate students at the UCF College of Education between 1997 and 2002. Included in these audio and video interviews are educators from the elementary, secondary, and collegiate institutions within the Central Florida area discussing the social and working conditions that have, and continue to, affect their profession.
Collection ID: SC.040
Thomas E. Azzari Theme Parks and Attractions Collection, 1973-2018, bulk 1973-1991
Thomas E. Azzari was a set designer for Sea World, designing open-air salt-water sets for several different aquatic animals like whales, dolphins, otters, and many more. Over his fifteen years as a theme park set designer, Thomas E. Azzari collected numerous reports, letters, photographs, drawings, construction plans, and memorabilia. Most of this collection focuses on his time as a set designer for Sea World, but it also contains some of the work he did for other theme parks, like Silver Springs and Weeki Wachee.
Collection ID: SC.109
Archival Collection of Dr. Henry H. Nehrling from the Collection of Michael D. Kahn, 1855-1934
These materials were in the possession of Betty Pooler Mitchell Nehrling, Henry Nehrling's second wife. Dr. Henry Nehrling was a horticulturist famous for his gardens in Gotha and Naples, Florida. The collection consists of letters, documents, photographs, postcards and monographs which provides insight into the familial and financial affairs of the Nehrling Gardens. It also offers a look at Henry Nehrling during the tumultuous years of Florida's boom and bust, and a glimpse of his failing physical and mental state while he sought refuge in a quiet communal colony in Southwest Florida.
Collection ID: SC.099
Beatrice B. Ettinger Papers, 1964-1998
The Beatrice B. Ettinger Papers contain correspondence, leaflets, posters, minutes and reports that show women's position in society in the 1970s and 1980s. Continuing Education is the focus of these papers since Ettinger accumulated many of the materials between 1970 and 1992 when she was President of the Council for Continuing Education for Women. This organization established a Center that was based first at Valencia Community College and later at the University of Central Florida. Ettinger also collected documents concerning other organizations in which she was interested that fostered women's intellectual and political growth, such as, the Central Florida Women's Resource Center Inc. and the League of Women Voters. Additional materials provide some personal information about Mrs. Ettinger.
Collection ID: SC.037
Walter and Dorothy Donnelly Family Papers, 1887-1976, bulk 1941-1958
The materials show the Donnellys' diverse and far-reaching interests, primarily in the humanities. A majority of the materials are about typography and typophiles, including monographs and chap books.
Collection ID: SC.033
Van Sickle Leftist Pamphlet Collection, Circa 1900s-1970s
This collection represents the uncataloged pamphlets of the larger Van Sickle Collection at the University of Central Florida. 84 pamphlets produced largely from the 1900s through the 1970s reflect communist and socialist ideologies and propaganda. Pamphlets from the United States, Soviet Union, Canada and many other geographic areas cover such topics as world pacifism and the banning of the atomic bomb, anti-racism, anti-Semitism, world labor movements and Marxist economics.
Collection ID: SC.##
Collected Materials on the Zora Neale Hurston Festival, 1989-2017
The collection contains documents related to the festival bearing the name of the late poet, writer, anthropologist, and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. Since 1990, the Zora Neale Hurston Festival has attracted individuals from across the country in academic and artistic disciplines wishing to celebrate Zora Neale Hurston and African American culture as a whole. The following folders contain the programs from festival years 1990-1994 and 1999-2001. In addition to its annual festival, the Association to Preserve Eatonville, Inc. has expanded its focus and community activities to inform and celebrate the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston and Eatonville.
Collection ID: SC.074
Howard W. Eves Audio Cassette Collection, Circa 1990
A collection of 28 recordings of Professor Howard Whitley Eves teaching his Spring Semester class, the History of Mathematics, at the University of Central Florida. Professor Eves taught at the University of Central Florida from 1986 to 1991. The subject ranges from mathematics in the natural world to the development of mathematics across the globe during the early Middle Ages.
Collection ID: SC.088
George L. Stuart, Jr. Collection, 1952-1990, bulk 1979-1990
These papers document the political career of George L. Stuart from his election as Orlando City Commissioner in 1978 to his run for Governor in 1990. Most of the materials chronicle his activities as Florida Senator for District 4 from 1978-1989, and they include correspondence, news clippings, photographs reports, video and audiotape and memorabilia.
Collection ID: SC.019
Civil War Map Collection, [1891-1895]
This collection has been rediscovered within the Special Collections after sitting idle for a period. The maps include historical civil war battles and plans as well as information on other minor operations and miscellaneous items. The dates of the maps and the battles that they accompany range from 1861 to 1865, some only reproductions from field reports and firsthand accounts in 1867. The collection is a proven testament to the extensive effort put into the preservation of this moment of United States history.
Collection ID: SC.111
University of Central Florida Faculty and Alumni Manuscripts Collection, 1972-2001
The University of Central Florida Faculty and Alumni Manuscripts Collection features original manuscript materials for several UCF affiliated writers. Many of the writers presented here are retired history professors of UCF. In some cases, these professors have provided their research notes in addition to their manuscripts. Other writers are UCF alumni who are still professionals in the Central Florida community.
Collection ID: SC.024
Michael Berman Florida Women’'s Conference Photographs, 1977
This collection contains 21 photographs taken by Michael Berman that pertain to the Florida Women'’s Conference of 1977. The first Florida Women'’s Conference was held in July of the 15th, 16th, and 17th. It was run by forty Florida women selected by Jimmy Carter in order to help deal with the rift between those for Equal Rights Amendment and those against it.
Collection ID: SC.106
Florida Ephemera Collection, 1813-2007
The Florida Ephemera Collection is a collection of brochures, advertisements and news clippings documenting the history of Florida. Although the collection includes information about Florida as a whole, it focuses on the Central Florida area, and Orlando in particular. The collection contains information about most aspects of life in Florida including business and industry, real estate and development, tourism and wildlife.
Collection ID: SC.032
Florida Image Collection, 1898-1986
The images document all aspects of Central Florida history including people, such as prominent people and families, places around Florida, Florida wildlife and plantlife, as well as, images from the Kennedy Space Center and Disney. The majority of the collection dates from about 1900-1960.
Collection ID: SC.067
Rose Feinman Papers, 1938-2002
Rose Feinman was an actress and comedienne who only began performing professionally in her 70s. After performing many stand-up comedy shows, writing plays, and working for movies and theaters, she and her husband, Jerome Saul Feinman, decided to retire and moved to Orlando from New York City. She was a member of the Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (A.F.T.R.A.). Rose Feinman, 100, passed away at the Jewish Home on December 7, 2012. Her funeral was held at the Farone & Son Inc., Funeral Home in Syracause, New York. The collection includes family and professional photos, scripts, ephemera, correspondence, news clippings, audio and video tapes. Most of the collection is on scripts, poems, and ad music written by Feinman dating from 1938 to 2002.
Collection ID: SC.065
Florida Folklore Society Records, 1981-2006
The Florida Folklore Society advances the appreciation and study of Florida's folk cultures. Its activities are documented in minutes, newsletters, treasurer's reports, correspondence and photographs.
Collection ID: SC.062
James C. Clark Research Papers, 1937-1996
The collection consists of photocopies and printouts of government documents from FBI files, state and county court records, and electronic databases dating from approximately 1930 to 1990. The materials deal mainly with racism in Central Florida, the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in Orange Country, the death of Harry T. Moore, and the political career of Claude Denson Pepper. The files were collected by Dr. James C. Clark, who wrote a series of articles for the Orlando Sentinel based on the collected documents.
Collection ID: SC.046
Florida Folklife Program, 1984-2004
Research files for the Florida Folklife Program. These materials include city surveys, oral histories and photographs.
Collection ID: SC.048
Florida Lifestyle Radio Collection, 1997-1999
This collection consists of thirteen cassette tapes of the radio program, "Florida Lifestyle Radio", which discussed matters interesting to seniors. Most tapes include a featured guest who focussed a particular topic.
Collection ID: SC.036
Florida Free Highway Association Papers, ca. 1950, 1947-1953
The Florida Free Highway Association Papers contains organizational information that documents the mission and goals of this anti-toll road association. The collection includes a mission statement, association goals, correspondence, press releases and a member's directory.
Collection ID: SC.050
J. Paul Hartman Slide Collection, 1605-2006, bulk 1905-1993
John P. Hartman collection includes his research materials relating to canals, bridges, railways, transportation systems and historical engineering in Florida. Entire collection range from 1605 to 2006, but are concentrated in the era when population in Florida exploded between 1905 and 1993. The collection includes clippings, correspondence, maps, pamphlets, papers and over 1,200 slides related to Florida.
Collection ID: SC.057
Christian Bauer Collection on the Orange County Big Box Store Task Force, 2006-2007
Christian Bauer is a University of Central Florida Professor who was on the Task Force that wrote numerous ordinances to regulate Big Box Stores. He collected meeting minutes and newspaper clippings that documented the work of the Task Force.
Collection ID: SC.075
Bromeliad Society International (BSI) Archive, 1942-2018
The Bromeliad Society International (BSI) Archive consists of historical materials, including photographs related to cultivation of bromeliads; field notes related to the collection of bromeliads in the wild; list of plant entries in judged bromeliad shows; incoming and outgoing correspondence from early bromeliad growers; biographies; administrative records of the BSI such as, copyright registrations, copies of meeting minutes, annual reports, and bylaws; BSI publications; and ephemera, including posters and pins. The purpose of the BSI is to promote and maintain public and scientific interest in the research, development, preservation, and distribution of bromeliads, both natural and hybrid, throughout the world.
Collection ID: SC.097
Bryant West Indies British Parliamentary Acts Collection, 1712-1873
This collection represents a sample of British Parliamentary Acts regarding the British West Indies.
Collection ID: SC.039
Florida State Music Teachers Association Records, 1934-2013
The collection of the Florida State Music Teachers Association is comprised of records from their meetings dating as far back as 1935. There are the minutes, agendas, newsletters and scores. It also has the bylaws and procedures, annual bulletin reports and a few other small folders comprised of annual correspondence.
Collection ID: SC.012
Walter Gaudnek Collection, 1945-2009
The Walter Gaudnek Collection comprises manuscript materials, original works, posters, and photographs that chronicle the life and artistic development of Dr. Walter Gaudnek, a University of Central Florida art faculty member. Ranging from 1945 to the present, the collection focuses on the artist and gives voice to Gaudnek's fans and critics alike. World events such as the 1972 Olympic Games, the Holocaust, and the September 11th attacks are featured in the collection through his work both as a commissioned artist who is witness to the event (Munich Games) and as an artist expressing his deep emotions for human tragedy.
Collection ID: SC.053
William J. Bryant Archaeological Artifacts Collection, 1956-1964
William J. Bryant was interested in archaeology and collected these pottery pieces, bones, stone tools and shells from sites in Florida, the Virgin Islands and the West Indies.
Collection ID: SC.009
Bryant West Indies Audio Collection, Circa 1940-1970
The Bryant West Indies Audio Collection contains vinyl record albums and audio cassette tapes, all containing various genres of music from the Caribbean Islands. These records and cassettes were purchased or collected on trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation.
Collection ID: SC.006
Book Arts Ephemera Collection, 1993-2007
The Book Arts Ephemera Collection is comprised of various materials related to the book arts community. Items from publishers, art exhibits, and persons involved with book arts are included.
Collection ID: SC.082
William D. Chapman Collection, 1865, 1975
William D. Chapman, University of Central Florida's first registrar, recovered rare relic Civil War artillery in Citronelle, Alabama and donated the artifacts to Special Collections & University Archives in 2005. Collection includes four Confederate Grape Shot, a Minié Ball, and a wooden stand with plaque labelled "Confederate Shot & Grape Surrendered at Citronelle Ala. May, 1865 by Gen. Richard Taylor to Gen. E.R.S. Canby. Recovered by W. M. Dan Chapman, 1975."
Collection ID: SC.061
African American Legacy: The Carol Mundy Collection, 1794-2010.
Collector, Ms. Carol Mundy amassed this collection of monographs, manuscripts, sheet music, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, broadsides, posters, photographs, and rare ephemera focusing on the African American history. While the collection is comprehensive both nationally and internationally, it also contains materials that pertain to the African American experience in central Florida.
Collection ID: SC.085
UCF Community Veterans History Project, 2011-2019
As part of RICHES, University of Central Florida intends to record, and make accessible oral history interviews of Central Florida veterans. Diversity is a main focus for this project since there are many different subgroups under the group veterans, all with important stories. While the histories will be largely archived and made available through the UCF library, a portion will be contributed to the ongoing Veterans History Project based out of the Library of Congress.
Collection ID: SC.093
Howard J. Duerr Collection, 1915-1978
Howard J. Duerr was a writer and collector of horror fantasy and science fiction literature. This collection includes his own writings, his correspondence with authors and his large collection of horror fantasy fanzines and other literary works.
Collection ID: SC.021
Bryant West Indies Ephemera Collection, 1682-1968
This collection of tourism brochures, pamphlets, maps and newspaper clippings documents the islands of the West Indies. The collection encompasses the Greater and Lesser Antilles, as well as the islands and nations of South America, and includes Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Surinam.
Collection ID: SC.005
Bryant Slides Collection, Circa 1940-1981
The Bryant Slide Collection, circa 1940-1981, contains 35mm slides of various islands in the Caribbean as well as Florida and Venezuela. The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. They are organized by geographical location. The content of the slides vary and include landscapes, religion, houses, people and everyday life.
Collection ID: SC.008
Lou Frey Papers, 1947-2006
These papers include correspondence, photographs, campaign materials, articles, minutes, printed government documents, framed materials, video cassette tapes and artifacts that document Lou Frey's life of public service. In the 1960s, he served the Orange County Young Republicans in several capacities and finally as President of the organization. Florida's Republican Party benefitted from his expertise as General Counsel of the Florida Federation of Young Republicans and Treasurer of the Republican Party in Florida. Frey served ten years as a Congressional Representative for Central Florida from 1969-1979, which includes the time of the Watergate scandal. During his tenure, he served on the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, House Science and Technology Committee, the Republican Committee on Committees and the Republican Research Committee. Since then, Frey has served on the Florida Energy Commission and the Millennial Housing Commission. His membership of the Association of Former Members of Congress has taken him on fact-finding missions to other countries, and he initiated a project that created a book entitled Inside the House: Former Members Reveal How Congress Really Works. Frey founded the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida.
Collection ID: SC.035