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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Geographic Term contains "Gainesville "
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"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900

"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900

Date
1900 (circa)
Description
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.
Collection
Map of the Dixie Highway System, 1919

Map of the Dixie Highway System, 1919

Date
1919 (circa)
Description
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.
Collection
Letter and Related Alachua Audubon Society Correspondence from Marjorie Harris Carr to W. Randolph Hodges, 1965

Letter and Related Alachua Audubon Society Correspondence from Marjorie Harris Carr to W. Randolph Hodges, 1965

Date
1965-12-04
Description
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.
Collection
Alachua County Returns for Presidential Election of 1860

Alachua County Returns for Presidential Election of 1860

Date
1860-11-09
Description
The 1860 election return for Alachua County which voted overwhelmingly for Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge. He would also win the statewide totals.
Collection
Thomas Benton Ellis - Civil War Recollections, 1913

Thomas Benton Ellis - Civil War Recollections, 1913

Date
1913-09-30
Description
Recollections of Thomas Benton Ellis about his experiences during the American Civil War.
Collection
List of Members of the State Advisory Committee on Negro Participation, ca. 1941

List of Members of the State Advisory Committee on Negro Participation, ca. 1941

Date
1941 (circa)
Description
A list of members on the State Defense Council's Advisory Committee on Negro Participation.
Collection
Dance Card for Theta Ribbon Society Initiation Ball, 1923

Dance Card for Theta Ribbon Society Initiation Ball, 1923

Date
1923-11-03
Description
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.
Collection
R.A. Gray's University of Florida Diploma, 1929

R.A. Gray's University of Florida Diploma, 1929

Date
1929-05-28
Description
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 Education’s handling of the resignation of General Law. Gray didn’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.
Collection
College of Agriculture of the University of Florida Farmer's Short Course, 1912

College of Agriculture of the University of Florida Farmer's Short Course, 1912

Date
1912
Description
This four-week short course was held November 25-December 21, 1912. The pamphlet includes subjects taught during the short course, reasons why the course should be taken and the cost of the course.
Collection
Correspondence regarding completion of production of "Through the TV Tube," August 1964

Correspondence regarding completion of production of "Through the TV Tube," August 1964

Date
1964-08-03
Description
Correspondence between Florida Institute for Continuing University Studies Assistant Dean William G. Mitchell and Nancy Benda thanking her for her performance on "Through the TV Tube," August 3, 1964. 
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
s1725_b001_f01_01"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900textAmerican 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
Civil War, 1861-1865
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sle_transportation_03Map of the Dixie Highway System, 1919textAutomobile travel
United States--Dixie Highway
Road maps
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s1237_b004_f03_x01Letter and Related Alachua Audubon Society Correspondence from Marjorie Harris Carr to W. Randolph Hodges, 1965textCanals--Design and construction
Land development
Conservationists
Environmentalists
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s21_b046_f12_01Alachua County Returns for Presidential Election of 1860textCivil war
Elections
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n2017-139_b001_f01_01Thomas Benton Ellis - Civil War Recollections, 1913textCivil war
Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
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s419_b033_f12_x01List of Members of the State Advisory Committee on Negro Participation, ca. 1941textCommittees
Civil defense
Emergency preparedness
Advisory boards
World War (1939-1945)
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n2014-14_b008_f02_01Dance Card for Theta Ribbon Society Initiation Ball, 1923textDance
Social customs
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m75-85_b005_f01_05R.A. Gray's University of Florida Diploma, 1929textDiplomas/fmp/selected_documents/thumbnails/m75-85_b005_f01_05.jpg
sle_state-universities_01College of Agriculture of the University of Florida Farmer's Short Course, 1912textEducation, higher
Student registration
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n2016-1_b005_f01_04Correspondence regarding completion of production of "Through the TV Tube," August 1964textEducational broadcasting
Children's television programs
Educational television programs
Public broadcasting
Television broadcasting--Employees
Women in the broadcasting industry
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