|s1725_b001_f01_01||"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900||text||American Civil War--letters and diaries|
American Civil War--United States--Collected correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Natural Bridge (Fla.), Battle of, 1865
Civil War, 1861-1865
"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900
- 1900 (circa)
- Sylvanus M. Hankins' recollections of his experiences as an enlisted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War in Florida. Hankins was a private in Company D of the 1st Florida Reserve Regiment for the Confederacy which was one of the units that fought at the Battle of Natural Bridge in March 1865. Hankins begins by discussing Florida's secession in 1861, when Hankins was 14 years old. He recalls how Floridians intially reacted to the threat of war; the raising of military units; the death of his cousin resulting from combat wounds and imprisonment; the imprisonment of women and children and the burning of their homes if their husbands, fathers or brothers were suspected of deserting; the shooting of deserters; the wartime treatment of African-Americans; Hankins' enlistment at age 16; escorting prisoners to Andersonville; the Battle of Natural Bridge; and other wartime events. The date of these recollections is unknown.
|sle_transportation_03||Map of the Dixie Highway System, 1919||text||Automobile travel|
United States--Dixie Highway
Map of the Dixie Highway System, 1919
- 1919 (circa)
- Map of the Dixie Highway system, drawn by Rudolph J. Shutting of Chattanooga. The map shows the route traversing the U.S. from Michigan and Chicago south to Miami, including alternate or auxiliary routes along the way. The Dixie Highway was first proposed in 1915 by Carl Graham Fisher.
|s1237_b004_f03_x01||Letter and Related Alachua Audubon Society Correspondence from Marjorie Harris Carr to W. Randolph Hodges, 1965||text||Canals--Design and construction|
Letter and Related Alachua Audubon Society Correspondence from Marjorie Harris Carr to W. Randolph Hodges, 1965
- A letter from Marjorie Harris Carr, co-chairman for conservation at the Alachua Audubon Society, to W. Randolph Hodges, director of the State Board of Conservation, requesting a public hearing be called regarding the realignment of a section of the Cross Florida Barge Canal from Silver Springs to the St. Johns River. Additional documentation includes "A Summary of the Pertinent Factors in the Campaign by Conservationists to Preserve the Ocklawaha River Wilderness Area" from the Alachua Audubon Society; a news release from the Alachua Audubon Society regarding the efforts by conservation organizations to realign the route of the Cross Florida Barge Canal between Silver Springs and the St. Johns River, and the text of a letter sent to Lady Bird Johnson, first lady of the United States, about saving the Ocklawaha and Suwannee rivers in Florida; and Lady Bird Johnson's response to the Alachua Audubon Society's letter thanking the organization for their letter and saying she will not be able to visit the rivers because she is focusing on President Lyndon Johnson's health and recovery.
|s21_b046_f12_01||Alachua County Returns for Presidential Election of 1860||text||Civil war|
|n2017-139_b001_f01_01||Thomas Benton Ellis - Civil War Recollections, 1913||text||Civil war|
Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
|s419_b033_f12_x01||List of Members of the State Advisory Committee on Negro Participation, ca. 1941||text||Committees|
World War (1939-1945)
|n2014-14_b008_f02_01||Dance Card for Theta Ribbon Society Initiation Ball, 1923||text||Dance|
Dance Card for Theta Ribbon Society Initiation Ball, 1923
- Dance card for an initiation ball hosted by the Theta Ribbon Society on November 3, 1923 in Gainesville. A small pencil for filling out the card is attached to the document. The names of the event's planners are located on the back of the card.
|m75-85_b005_f01_05||R.A. Gray's University of Florida Diploma, 1929||text||Diplomas||/fmp/selected_documents/thumbnails/m75-85_b005_f01_05.jpg
R.A. Gray's University of Florida Diploma, 1929
- Gray attended the South Florida Military Institute in 1903. He ranked fourth in his class in 1903, but before graduation, Gray and nearly every member of the senior class quit in protest over the State Board of Educationâ€™s handling of the resignation of General Law. Gray didnâ€™t technically graduate from the South Florida Military Institute. The South Florida Military Institute was absorbed into the University of Florida with the passage of the Buckman Act in 1905. In 1927, the State Legislature passed a special act (1927 Laws of Florida, Chapter 12443) that authorized the University of Florida to confer degrees to those who had withdrawn, including Gray.
|sle_state-universities_01||College of Agriculture of the University of Florida Farmer's Short Course, 1912||text||Education, higher|
|n2016-1_b005_f01_04||Correspondence regarding completion of production of "Through the TV Tube," August 1964||text||Educational broadcasting|
Children's television programs
Educational television programs
Women in the broadcasting industry