Advertisement for the Arlington House, Gainesville, 1883

298140
Date
1883
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Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the Arlington House, located in Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida. J.C. Ryder is listed as the proprietor. The house featured accommodations for 150 guests, including a billiard and pool room, reading and smoking room, electric bells, bath rooms, verandas, and fireplaces in al...
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College of Agriculture of the University of Florida Farmer's Short Course, 1912

331444
Date
1912
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Selected Documents
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.
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text

Articles of Incorporation for the Florida Moss-Hair Company, 1888

335747
Date
1888-08-11
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Selected Documents
Description
Legal document establishing a corporation titled the Florida Moss-Hair Company, consisting of J.W. Williams, E.E. Voyle, C.A. Barnes, James Doig, and H. Magee, all of Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida. The purpose of the corporation was to build a factory to process natural Spanish moss into "m...
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Advertisement for the Varnum Hotel, Gainesville, 1883

298141
Date
1883
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Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the Varnum Hotel, located in Gainesville on West Main Street, southwest of the Public Square. W.N. McCormick was listed as the proprietor. Printed on page 109 of Charles Henry Webber's The Eden of the South, Descriptive of the Orange Groves, Vegetable Farms, Strawberry Fields, Peac...
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text

Dance Card for Theta Ribbon Society Initiation Ball, 1923

334842
Date
1923-11-03
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Selected Documents
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.
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text

University of Florida's Pamphlet "Community Health: How the Public Schools will Help Combat Disease," 1919

331434
Date
1919-11
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Selected Documents
Description
This pamphlet is describing the need for civic biology and nature study courses in Florida's communities so that epidemics throughout the state can be prevented in the future. The pamphlet is calling for interested elementary school teachers, parents, and members of the local board of health, to nam...
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text

Letter from "A Most Concerned Parent" to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Questioning the Use of Substitutes During Teachers' Strike, 1968

329128
Date
1968-02-21
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Selected Documents
Description
Concerned parent of Gainesville High School students expresses support for striking teachers and questions use of unqualified substitutes. Includes Christian's response.
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text

Correspondence regarding production of "Through the TV Tube," May 1964

326646
Date
1964-05-12|1964-05-18
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Selected Documents
Description
Correspondence requesting Nancy Benda's performance in "Through the TV Tube" and her reply to the letter.
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text

Advertisement for the East Florida Seminary, State Normal School and Military Institute, Gainesville, 1883

298142
Date
1883
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the East Florida Seminary, State Normal School and Military Institute at Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida. The institution was established by the Florida Legislature in 1851. The annual session began in September and ended in June, and was divided into 13 week terms. Male app...
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Beta Zeta News, University of Florida, March 1917

331427
Date
1917-03
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This newsletter includes multiple sections: Alumni Notes, The Active Chapter, Scholarship, Beta Zeta Athletics, The Convention, Voluntary Remarks and Cupid's Corner.
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text

Florida Free Press Newsletter, November 20, 1964

331514
Date
1964-11-20
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Florida Free Press newsletter, number 17, published by the North Florida Citizenship Education Project. This newsletter features stories about Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) activities in North Florida, voter registration drives and other news.
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text

Correspondence regarding production of "TV and the Classroom Teacher," October 1964

326644
Date
1964-10
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Correspondence between William Galbreath, Acting Production Coordinator of the Florida Institute for Continuing University Studies, and educational television star Nancy Benda about production of "TV and the Classroom Teacher." 
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text

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

326647
Date
1964-08-03
Collection
Selected Documents
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. 
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text

Letter from John J. Blair to Judge Leo Luke Fabisinski Regarding Virgil Hawkins Case, June 12, 1956

333645
Date
1956-06-12
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from John J. Blair, a member of Governor LeRoy Collins' Advisory Committee on Race Relations, to Judge Leo Luke Fabisinski, another member of the committee. The letter provides a timeline of events in the case of Virgil Hawkins, an African American man seeking admission to the law school at t...
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text

Advertisement for the Florida Southern Railway, the Orange Belt Route, 1883

298143
Date
1883
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the Florida Southern Railway, the "Orange Belt Route of Florida," as well as its large land grant. The company was offering both transportation options and land for sale. Printed on page 112 of Charles Henry Webber's The Eden of the South, Descriptive of the Orange Groves, Vegetabl...
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text

Map of the Dixie Highway System, 1919

318848
Date
1919
Collection
Selected Documents
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.
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text

Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, 1887

298148
Date
1887
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, a large network of rail lines operating in Florida in the late 19th century. The ad lists the various destinations a passenger could reach on this line, and describes some of the amenities available on the trains. The ad also lists some o...
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text

Hamilton County, Florida, Brochure, 1964

339300
Date
1964
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A brochure advertising Hamilton County to potential visitors and businesses. This brochure contains information about the history of Hamilton County as well as industry statistics, places to live and recreational actvities.
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text

Florida Turnpike and Interstate System Brochure, 1966

339690
Date
1966
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure with detailed map of the Florida Turnpike system, along with other major state and federal highways. Mileage charts and useful information about the Florida Turnpike's facilities are included.
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text

Correspondence regarding production of "Through the TV Tube," June 1964

326645
Date
06-05-1964
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Correspondence regarding Florida Institute of Continuing University Studies production of educational television program "Through the TV Tube," June 1964. Nancy Benda starred in elementary episode titled "Taxation without Representation."
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text

Advertisement for the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad, 1895

298125
Date
1895
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the Florida Central & Peninsular Railroad, including a map of the railroad and its connections in Florida and the Eastern Seaboard of the United States as far as New York City. The ad describes the services provided by the railroad company, and lists many of its agents in vario...
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text

Alachua County Returns for Presidential Election of 1860

336085
Date
1860-11-09
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The 1860 election return for Alachua County which voted overwhelmingly for Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge. He would also win the statewide totals.
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text

Lawton Chiles U.S. Senate Campaign Progress Reports from Walking Tour of Florida, 1970

332911
Date
1970
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Series of newsletters published by Lawton Chiles' 1970 campaign for U.S. Senate during Chiles' walk across Florida. The reports describe the route Chiles took, as well as the people he met and the topics they discussed. Other politicians, representing local and state governments, joined Chiles at va...
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text

Letter from Henry S. Chubb to James G. Gavin, 1908

336098
Date
1908-10
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Henry S. Chubb, chairman of the Republican State Central Committee, to James G. Gavin regarding the election of 1908. Chubb explains the sample ballots included with the letter and asks that leading Republicans in their precincts urge citizens to vote Republican. A Republican instruction...
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text

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

327680
Date
1929-05-28
Collection
Selected Documents
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 gradu...
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text

"Help Beat the Axis with Prophylaxis" flier

297396
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier advising service men to use prophylactics to prevent venereal disease; includes a list of army medical stations that provide them.
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text

"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1865

339293
Date
1865
Collection
Selected Documents
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 Marc...
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text

McRorie's Tourist Guide, January 1933

331447
Date
1933-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This guide lists approved tourist homes from Florida to Maine.
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text

Leaflet advertising the Plant System's Overland and Short Sea Route, ca. 1892

326740
Date
1892
Collection
Selected Documents
Type
text

Excerpt from the Book "Florida Breezes" Describing the Battle of Natural Bridge, 1883

340075
Date
1883
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
An excerpt from Ellen Call Long's 1883 book titled "Florida Breezes: or, Florida New and Old." In this passage, the fictional character Ruth describes the events at the Battle of Natural Bridge on March 6, 1865, during the American Civil War from the perspective of a civilian. Long based the retelli...
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text

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