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Joe Carlucci Collection, 1911-1986, bulk 1968-1978
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 Jacksonville politics and government. The Carlucci Papers complement related collections on Jacksonville's government consolidation during the same time period: Richard A. Martin Papers; Homer H. Humphries, Jr. Papers; Jacksonville, Florida, Government Consolidation Collection.
Collection ID: 1988.001
Dr. Edna Louise Saffy Papers, 1962-2013, bulk 1970-1979
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.
Collection ID: 2013.003
Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. General Materials., 1857-
The collection provides historical evidence and documentation of daily activities, events and life in Northeast Florida from the mid-nineteenth century to date. The core of the collection are print ephemera, including calendars, cards, certificates, correspondence, folders, journals, pamphlets, posters, stationery, stickers, tax receipts, and tickets. Items span the years 1857-2012, with the bulk of the materials concentrated in the late twentieth century. Unique early printed items include an envelope postmarked 1861 addressed to a prominent Jacksonville resident, and an 1890 St. Johns River steamboat trip pass. Important biographical information about local African American leaders is provided in annual Black History Month calendars. Artifacts and memorabilia include commemorative coins and plates, holiday ornaments, souvenir pins and license plates, and tokens from the Jacksonville trolley in the late nineteenth century.
Collection ID: M12-2
Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Hotels, Motels and Lodgings., 1886-
The collection provides historical documentation of tourism and lodging accommodations in Northeast Florida in the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries. The core of the collection relates to hotel accommodations, particularly text and visual materials representing once notable and no longer extant urban Jacksonville hotels. (Chiefly Hotels Andrew Jackson, Aragon, Carling, George Washington, Mason, Mayflower, Roosevelt, Seminole, Windle, and Windsor.)
Collection ID: M01-2a
Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Wars and Military., 1945-
The Northeast region of Florida has an extensive and rich military history, from its discovery and settlement by the Spanish and French, its occupation by Union troops four different times during the U.S. Civil War, and its important military role during both World Wars. In particular, the development of Camp Joseph E. Johnston (now Naval Air Station Jacksonville) from 1917 to 1918 signaled the beginning of a significant military presence in the region. Current military installations include: Camp Blanding, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, and Naval Station Mayport. Another important United States military base, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, is located in adjacent southeastern Georgia.
Collection ID: M12-4
Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Tourism., 1900-
The collection provides historical documentation of tourism activities in northeast Florida in the early to mid-twentieth century. The core of the collection relates to the promotion of tourism and tourist attractions. Representative attractions include the Florida Ostrich Farm, Marineland, and Oriental Gardens. Unique early printed items include a circa 1920s advertisement for the St. Johns River Day Line sightseeing steamer, and a souvenir folder featuring colored illustrations of tropical flora in Florida.
Collection ID: M01-2b
Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Performing Arts, Events, and Entertainment., 1923-
Printed materials include event and performance programs, cards and invitations, posters, and schedules. Musical performance programs date from 1923; theater programs and posters date from 1930 and document the performances of theatrical groups no longer extant. Unique items include source materials from the dedication in 1997 of the St. James Building as the new Jacksonville City Hall, the 100th Centennial commemorating the Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901, and the reopening of the Jacksonville Terminal in 1986 as the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. Memorabilia includes souvenir items from major annual events held in Northeast Florida, such as the Florida First Coast Writers' Festival, Florida Forum Lecture Series, Jacksonville Film Festival, and the Much Ado about Books Festival.
Collection ID: M12-3
Northeast Florida Regional Business Collection, 1886-
The collection provides historical evidence and documentation of business enterprises, and their operations and activities in Northeast Florida from the late nineteenth century to date. The core of the collection are print materials, including advertising cards and folders, brochures, convention programs, correspondence, illustrations, journals, reports, restaurant menus, and retail store coupons. Unique items include a late nineteenth century advertisement for a prominent Jacksonville retail store, and a panorama photograph of store employees in 1926. Artifacts and memorabilia among others include building dedication items, newspaper linotype blocks, and a bank money bag.
Collection ID: M12-10
U.S. Presidential Election and Inauguration Collection, 2008-2009
The collection contains primary resources and ephemera which document the historic 2008 United States Presidential Election and the Inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009 as the 44th President of the United States. Print materials include selective copies of campaign brochures, magazines, and full newspapers, articles and newsclippings. The contents of the collection include both local (Jacksonville, Florida) and national news items. Memorabila consists of local campaign posters and signs, and buttons and apparel. In totality, the collection provides insight, commentary, and documentation on a pivotal event in United States history, and it serves as an educational resource for informative data not readily available elsewhere.
Collection ID: M12-6
University of North Florida Press Records, 1973-1994
The collection documents the establishment, activities and functions of the University of North Florida Press (UNF Press), a member of the University Presses of Florida from 1973-1991. The Records contain the official files of the Press, including administrative materials, book reviews, Editorial Board correspondence and minutes of Board meetings, financial statements and sales reports, manuscripts drafts and editorial comments, marketing and publicity, press catalogs, reports, and letterhead stationery.
Collection ID: UA2007-1
Arthur N. Sollee Papers, 1927-1984
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 system, circa 1950-1970, consisting chiefly of numerous, albeit irregular, primary reports / studies; beach erosion / bulkhead data; and personal notes on Jacksonville transportation issues from the perspective of a prime participant. Historical source documents include project files relating to plans for Metropolitan Park and the Duval County Courthouse, and correspondence / newspaper clippings relating to the University of North Florida site selection. Few personal items are included.
Collection ID: M84-1
George W. Simons, Jr. Planning Collection, 1899-1993, bulk 1940-1970
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, zoning and municipal consultant is well-documented with extensive business files, including contracts and agreements, notes, correspondence, and working papers for many of the municipal planning, land use, and zoning projects undertaken by Mr. Simons. One strength of the collection is its depth of project publications, reports and plans created by Mr. Simons over a forty year professional career, 1928-1970. Subject files also show Mr. Simons' broad-ranging interests in various urban planning and financial topics.
Collection ID: M09-1
Black Floridians and the Civil War: Pension Records of the 21/33/34 U. S. Colored Infantry Regiments, 1864-1931
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 provide historical evidence and documentation of the military service and daily lives of these Civil War veterans and, by extension, military activities in the region. The core of the collection are copies of primary documents from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) regarding applications for Union army veteran's pensions submitted from veterans of the United States Colored Infantry regiments, their widows, and other relatives. The bulk of the materials are concentrated in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. The majority of the holdings are copies of legal forms, affidavits, and transcriptions, which were collected and edited by University of North Florida (UNF) history students as supporting materials for the website: Florida History Online.
Collection ID: M12-7
Records of the Sexual Assault Advisory Council (Jacksonville, Fla.), 1998-2001
The collection consists of administrative files which chronicle the activities and development of the Council from 1998-2001. Materials include primarily annual reports, committee recommendations, correspondence, minutes and agendas of meetings, and membership lists.
Collection ID: M11-1
UNF [manuscript class project], Date acquired: 01/01/2009
In Spring 2008, a University of North Florida (UNF) Common Boundary class, Art 3930 - Medieval Manuscript Workshop, collaborated on designing and creating an illuminated manuscript featuring UNF, in the tradition of medieval illuminated manuscripts. Under the direction of UNF Dept. of Art and Design professors Raymond Gaddy and Peter Scott Brown, the students explored the art and techniques of medieval painting, using medieval materials and techniques to depict contemporary stories and narratives in a medieval pictorial idiom.
Collection ID: M09-4
University of North Florida. University Archives Biographical Files., Dummy Date
This collection consists of personal name files which document the activities of the university administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, honorary degree recipients and other individuals who have been important to the history of the University. Files vary considerably in size, from one sheet to several folders, and may include articles, biographical sketches, correspondence, curriculum vitae / resumes, media clippings, obituaries and memorials, press releases, and miscellaneous publications. The presidents of the university are particularly well-represented, with extensive biographical files on Thomas G. Carpenter (1969-1980), Andrew A. Robinson, Jr. (Interim President, 1980-1982), Curtis L. McCray (1982-1988), Adam W. Herbert (1989-1998), Anne H. Hopkins (1999-2002), and John A. Delaney (2003-).
Collection ID: UA2010-2
University of North Florida. College of Arts and Sciences Records., 1971-
The Records consist of administrative, general and subject files documenting the academic programs, operations and activities of the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS), which is one of five colleges under the Division of Academic Affairs. The collection includes accreditation and annual reports, college newsletters, committee meeting minutes and attachments, memoranda, newsclippings, program brochures, publications and reports. The records also contain material related to faculty issues and hiring, policy development, and the retention of students. The Venture Studies program, an innovative component of interdisciplinary studies offered by the COAS during the University's first decade, is particularly well represented. Venture Studies courses were designed to provide the student with a broader perspective and background in both the humanities and sciences than ordinarily available through traditional coursework in one major.
Collection ID: UA2010-3
Camp Joseph E. Johnston (Jacksonville, Fla.) Collection, 1917-1921
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 Barracks, as well as several different nationalities, including Irish, Scottish, and Jewish.
Collection ID: M07-2
University of North Florida. Academic Council Records., 1970-1978
The Records consist of the official minutes, with attachments, of the meetings of the Academic Council from 1970-1978. Attachments include correspondence, memoranda, plans, statistical charts, and reports. Topics covered in the meetings are: academic programs, policies and procedures; major unit philosophies and objectives; responsibilities of academic officers; accreditation plans; admissions policies; enrollment projections and statistics; faculty and staffing plans; fiscal concerns and budgets; and library development. The Records are significant for researchers because they provide documentation of the initial organization and development of the academic structure of the University from its inception during its formative decade, and show early decisions and input made by charter university leaders.
Collection ID: UA1978-1
Bucky Family Papers, 1893-1915
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.
Collection ID: M10-1
Records of the American Society of Criminology, Division on Women and Crime, 1975-2006, bulk Bulk 1991-1999
The records contain the official archives of the organization, consisting of organizational documents, general and subject correspondence, annual reports and financial statements, minutes and agendas of general and Executive Board meetings, and membership lists. The bulk of the materials is correspondence between the Chair and Executive Board members relating to Division activities, such as elections of officers, award nominations, etc. The majority of the Division's work is undertaken by committees, hence the large volume of committee correspondence.
Collection ID: M06-1
Courtland Buckman Papers, 1860-1938, bulk (bulk 1897-1899; 1903-1904)
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
Collection ID: M00-2
Barnett Banks Collection, 1920-2009, bulk (bulk 1970-1996)
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.
Collection ID: M99-1
Robert Allen Burt Collection, 1970-1978
Photographs show construction sites in downtown Jacksonville, primarily the Independent Life Building (the present Modis Building) in 1972-73 and the Baptist Medical Center building. Other miscellaneous subjects include a Jacksonville River Run (undated), and personal photographs of Mr. Burt. Sizes of the photographs range from three and one-half inches to eleven by fourteen inches
Collection ID: P85-1
University of North Florida. Public Relations. Publications Records., Dummy Date
The bulk of the Publications Records consists of newspaper clippings and articles published by national and regional news media about the University, and press releases issued by University personnel which inform the public about the campus, university events and the activities of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Also included are a small group of publicity reading files, from 1985-2010, which contain major advertisements and articles featuring UNF in magazines and reports.
Collection ID: UA2010-1
University of North Florida. Irish Studies Program Records., 1986-2008
The collection contains printed and photographic materials, and realia documenting the University of North Florida Irish Studies Program and activities from 1986 to 2008. A broad range of subject files shows the development of the Program and includes administrative materials, announcements and flyers, brochures and programs, committee documents, correspondence, invitations, newsletters, photographs and slides, posters, promotional and publicity items, realia, and a CD archive containing the files of the Program's former website. The core of the collection are working files containing correspondence between Program Coordinator Professor Richard Bizot and Irish Studies writers, scholars and entertainers.
Collection ID: UA2008-1
University of North Florida. Faculty Association Records, 1975-
The Records of the University of North Florida Faculty Association consist of meeting minutes and agendas with attachments, correspondence, subject files, committee documents, and other related materials from April 15, 1975 to date. Meeting agenda attachments include academic policies, award announcements, budgetary information, committee reports, correspondence, curriculum changes, election nominations and tallies, invitations, legislative calendars, lists, memoranda, questions and answers, recommendations for new departments and programs, reports, resolutions, special papers, and surveys and questionnaires.
Collection ID: UA2011-1
University of North Florida. Division of Academic Affairs. Commencement Records., Date acquired: 00/00/1973
The Commencement Records consist of printed materials, memorabilia, and regalia dating from the University's first commencement (June 10, 1973) to the most recent commencement. The files include the addresses and remarks of commencement speakers, commencement announcements and invitations, memoranda relating to commencement planning and organization, programs, and scripts of ceremonies. At least two copies of each commencement program is held in each file. Memorabilia and regalia include the first ceremonial mace, caps and tassels from early commencements, and a graduation gown worn by a student at the charter class commencement ceremony on June 12, 1974.
Collection ID: UA1973-2
University of North Florida. General Assembly Records., 1972-1975
The Records contain the official minutes, with attachments, of the meetings of the General Assembly, a unique temporary governing structure for the University in its initial years, from 1972-1975. Attachments include academic plan drafts, correspondence, memoranda, committee nomination lists and tallies, plans and reports, and working papers. Topics discussed in the General Assembly included a broad spectrum of issues, among others, academic programs, policies and procedures, grading policies, faculty evaluation and tenure, smoking in the classrooms, traffic control, and establishment of governance committees and boards. The Records are significant for researchers because they provide documentation of the organization and shared governance of the University during its formative years, and show early decisions and input by charter university leaders.
Collection ID: UA1975-1
John P. Varnum Family Collection, 1841-1927, bulk 1877-1888
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.
Collection ID: M02-4
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Collection, Dummy Date
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 printed materials which provide documentation of the Museum's exhibitions and programs from 1962 to date. Types of items include general museum and gallery guides, programming and exhibition guides, membership invitations and announcements, news items, and exhibition posters published by the Museum.
Collection ID: M12-8
Virgil R. Deane Collection, 1944-1970, bulk (bulk 1945-1965)
The collection consists of 213 photographs and other miscellaneous materials, including Deane's photo order book for January 1945. The photographs are primarily 8x10 black and white prints, featuring daylight scenes. With only a few exceptions, the photographs are undated, with the earliest known photograph in the collection being 1944. Empirical evidence dates the majority of the collection as mid-twentieth century, ca. 1945-1965.
Collection ID: M02-1
Dr. James Hall Collection, 1949-1984, bulk 1972-1984
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.
Collection ID: M03-4
Fleming Family Letters, 1879-1930
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.
Collection ID: M02-3
Nathaniel Glover, Jr. Papers, 1970-2009, bulk 1995-2003
The collection contains correspondence, personal and subject files, and campaign and printed materials relating to Glover's career, chiefly his election and tenure as Jacksonville Sheriff from 1995 to 2003. The core of the collection are printed materials pertaining to his campaigns for Jacksonville Sheriff (1995; 1999) and Mayor (2003), and photographs showing highlights from his JSO years. The images provide visual documentation of his extensive involvement in the community, through neighborhood walks, speaking engagements at local schools, and attendance at numerous ceremonies, events and receptions.
Collection ID: M09-2
Eartha M. M. White Papers, 1831-1974, bulk (bulk 1930-1974)
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 McGill; Historic Jacksonville business, charitable, and religious organizations including Afro-American Life Insurance Company, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, Clara White Mission, Community Chest Association, and Jacksonville Negro Welfare League; Florida social and educational organizations including Florida State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Florida Baptist Academy / Florida Normal and Industrial Institute.
Collection ID: M75-1
Duval Medical Center, University Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida Collection, 1925-1973
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.
Collection ID: M03-3
Rosa G. Holmes Walker Papers, 1871-1943, bulk 1920-1930
Personal and business documents of Rosa Holmes Walker, an African-American funeral home director and businesswoman active in Jacksonville, Florida, during the early twentieth century. Included are materials relating to her relatives, Henry and Fannie Glover of St. Augustine, Florida (early twentieth century) and to the Glovers of South Carolina (nineteenth century).
Collection ID: M85-1
Wilma Walker Autobiography, 1904-1917
Autobiography by Wilma Walker, "I remember Providence." Recounts the author's childhood at her home, Providence, in the community of Sandhills, near the St. Marys River, in Nassau County, Fla. Covers the period up to World War I with some information on the author's family history prior to her birth. Describes the social life of a rural, farming area with emphasis on activities seen from a child's perspective. Includes some material on nearby places such as Hilliard and Jacksonville. Accompanied by a summary, "Memories of childhood in my ancestral community."
Collection ID: M94-1
Duval County, Florida, Elections and Voting Collection, 1904-
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 memorabilia include political campaign buttons and stickers from Jacksonville mayoral, U.S. Senate, and Presidential campaigns.
Collection ID: M12-9
Florida League for Nursing Collection, 1967-1986
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.
Collection ID: M02-2
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Collection, 1989-2012
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 provide visual and print documentation of the recent history of the Port, and a wealth of information, details and statistics for future researchers.
Collection ID: M12-1
University of North Florida. Historical Files., 1969-1973
The Historical Files Collection consists of the enabling legislation, initial site selection and planning documents for the University of North Florida. Documents include correspondence, committee reports, feasibility studies, personnel directories, publicity and press releases, transcripts of interviews, minutes of meetings, and ephemera. The majority of the materials were created by the University; also included are documents published by external organizations, such as the Florida Board of Regents, Florida Dept. of Education, and local media sources.
Collection ID: UA1973-1
Homer H. Humphries, Jr. Papers, 1967-2008, bulk 1967-1971
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.
Collection ID: M07-4
Women's Public Leadership Consortium (Jacksonville, Fla.) Papers, 1979-1994
The collection consists of subject files which chronicle the group's activities and development from 1979-1994. Materials include primarily correspondence, minutes and agendas of meetings, awards recognition, event planning, event programs and membership lists. Eight photographs from the group's 1984-85 awards luncheon are also included.
Collection ID: M03-1
Women's History Month (Jacksonville, Fla.) Collection, 1986-2009
Women's History Month (March) is celebrated annually in Jacksonville, Florida with a number of special activities, including the publication of a commemorative poster and other printed materials issued by the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women. The posters honor three or four local women for their outstanding contributions to the Jacksonville community. This collection consists of twenty-three framed posters since their inception in 1986 to 2009, and other printed materials, including bookmarks, newsletters and newsclippings relating to Women's History Month activities in Jacksonville. Four photographs of the 2005 Annual Breakfast are also included. The bulk of the collection are framed posters; other printed materials are mixed for each year. The framed posters can be viewed on the third floor of the Library.
Collection ID: M08-1
Tommy Hazouri Collection, 1985-2002
The collection consists primarily of newspaper and scrapbook files relating to Mr. Hazouri's political and legislative activities. Few personal items are included. The core of the collection are materials relating to his mayoral campaigns of 1986-87 and 1990-91, and his mayoral tenure of 1987-1991.
Collection ID: M96-1
Thomas Wolfe Ephemera Collection, 1969-2008
The collection contains miscellaneous printed materials relating to the life of the major American novelist Thomas Wolfe. Many of the items depict and feature his childhood home in Asheville, North Carolina. Types of items include art prints and illustrations, postcards, brochures, posters, and keepsakes and publications issued by the Thomas Wolfe Society as a part of the Society's annual meeting.
Collection ID: M09-3
Lonnie Wurn Papers, 1971-1997
Extensive travel diaries and a published autobiography. The diaries are narrative descriptions of six trips, two around the world, taken by Lonnie and Emily Wurn. Diaries include black and white and color photographs, maps and expense logs.
Collection ID: M01-1
Jacksonville, Florida, Historical Newspapers Collection, 1890-2012
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 and development through the twentieth century. The earliest newspapers are souvenir trade editions dated 1890; the vast majority of the selective papers date from the late twentieth century to the current decade.
Collection ID: M12-5
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (Jacksonville, Florida) Collection, 1961-
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 publicity and news items. Of particular interest are source materials from the Grand Opening of the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in 1997, and the Jacksonville Symphony Guild Designer Showhouses from 1977.
Collection ID: M12-11
Jacksonville, Florida, Government Consolidation Collection, 1968-2008
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 marking the consolidation anniversaries of 1993 and 2008 update the changes and developments attributed to consolidation in the intervening years.
Collection ID: M07-3
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville Collection, 1977-2010
The Library's collection contains printed materials which provide documentation of the Museum's exhibitions and programs from the late 1970s to date. Types of items include gallery guides and rack cards, exhibition catalogs, invitations and publicity brochures, exhibition and text boards, and posters published by the Museum. Of particular interest are guides, catalogs, publicity and memorabilia from the Ramses II exhibition presented by the Jacksonville Art Museum in 1986-87, the Andrew Wyeth exhibition in 1992, and large scale posters from other notable art exhibitions.
Collection ID: M09-6
Richard A. Martin Papers, 1963-1993, bulk 1967-1970
Administrative, legal and subject files and printed materials relating to Jacksonville-Duval County, Florida government consolidation. The consolidation materials span the years 1963-1993, with the bulk of the items concentrated in the transitional consolidation years of 1967-70. Newspaper clippings and printed materials form the majority of the collection. Few personal items are included.
Collection ID: M97-1
John E. Mathews, Jr., Collection, 1900-1988, bulk 1956-1970
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 newsclippings; and the gubernatorial campaign years (1963; 1969-70) are well-represented with a near complete set of the master campaign files of correspondence, lists, speeches, newsclippings, scrapbooks, and travel / itinerary materials. The collection is of primary value for research on Mr. Mathews, but in totality, provides insights into Florida political history and government circa 1950-70.
Collection ID: M83-1
William M. Jones Papers, 1903-1993, bulk 1959-1993
Site/historical notes, manuscripts, reports, papers, theses, photographs, letters, maps and illustrations relating to Jones' archaeological research, primarily in northeast Florida. His documentation and research refers to: Big Talbot Island, Camp Finegan,Cedar Point, Florida Ballast, Fort Diego, Fort Fulton, Fort George Island, Fort Heileman, Greenfield - Robert C. Maxey Plantation, John Hewitt Mill Site, Little Talbot Island shipwreck site, Old Gravelly Hill, St. Johns Bluff, San Juan del Puerto Mission, and Twenty Mile Station.
Collection ID: M95-2
John William McClane Papers, 1941-1945
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.
Collection ID: M00-1
Jacksonville, Florida, Urban Beautification Project: Bus Benches, 1962-1973
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 on city property.
Collection ID: M03-2
Northeast Florida Community Organizations Collection, 1976-2009
The collection contains materials relating to the activities of the following Northeast Florida organizations during the time periods listed: Civic Round Table of Jacksonville, Florida (1990-2000); Community Foundation in Jacksonville (2001); Duval Audubon Society (1993-1996); Florida League of Conservation Voters, Northeast Florida Chapter (1982-1997); Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (1996-2000); Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board (1983-1984); Jacksonville Symphony Association Guild (1984-2009); Northeast Florida Coastal Zone Management Citizens Advisory Committee (1977-1981); Riverside Avondale Preservation (1983-2009); San Marco Preservation Society (1981-1999); Volunteer Jacksonville, Inc. (1994).
Collection ID: M03-5
National Organization for Women, Jacksonville, Florida, and Jacksonville Women's Movement Collection, 1969-2002, bulk 1970-1976
The collection contains subject files which chronicle the formative years and development of the Jacksonville, Florida chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and Jacksonville Women's Movement from 1969 to 2002. Resources include printed materials, such as correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, newsletters, publicity announcements and flyers of local activities, event programs, and early telephone and membership lists. The subject contents are primarily local in scope with some Florida and national coverage of marches and other events. General feminist literature and national NOW publications provide additional background information on relevant social and political issues.
Collection ID: M09-5
Afro-American Life Insurance Company Collection, 1951-1965
**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, https://www.myfloridacfo.com/, or call 1-877-693-5236 regarding any policy or insurance claim questions.**
Collection ID: 2008.002
George Lansing Taylor Image Collection, 2005-2019
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.
Collection ID: 2011.002
A.B. Temple Letter, 1869-01-25
The collection consists of a letter dated January 25, 1869, from A. B. Temple to A. R. Hunter, sent from the St. James Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida. The correspondent writes in a highly descriptive manner, and he provides details concerning business, travel and leisure activities in Jacksonville and the surrounding region. He relates his impressions of Florida upon his arrival in Jacksonville, stating "it is the largest place in the state, with about 6,000 inhabitants," but compares its enterprise unfavorably to his previous country town of far fewer inhabitants. He recounts several boating, hunting and fishing trips along the St. Johns River, with frequent sightings of alligators on the river banks. He also mentions visits to orange groves in Palatka (75 miles) and to another grove 130 miles from Jacksonville, and provides interesting information about orange production, the price of oranges and the cost of acreage. He observes there are "almost all prices for land if they think a man wants to buy."
Collection ID: 2012.013
Richard H. Mette Collection, 1826-2007, bulk 1880-1920
The materials in this collection were collected and curated by Richard H. Mette. Mette was a lifelong Jacksonville resident and has family ties to the area going back several generations.
Collection ID: 2017.003
Jacksonville [FL] Jazz Festival Collection, 1981-2009
The collection consists of the following series: brochures/fliers, invitations, media packets, newspaper articles/supplements, photographs, postcards, posters (commemorative and promotional), programs, stationery, and memorabilia. The series are arranged alphabetically; chronologically within each series/folder.
Collection ID: 2007.001