Telegram to Governor Doyle Carlton from Hillsborough County Superintendent of Schools W.D.F. Snipes Regarding School Funding Shortfall, ca. 1932

334175
Date
1932-01-01
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Telegram from Hillsborough County Superintendent of Schools W.D.F. Snipes to Governor Doyle Carlton, warning that the county would be unable to keep the public schools open without state assistance. Conditions were "desperate."
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Petition to Allow John W. Robarts of Hillsborough County to Practice Medicine, 1854

338634
Date
1854
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Petition signed by 166 citizens of Hillsborough County asking the legislative council to grant Dr. John W. Robarts a special license to practice medicine. According to these citizens, he did not possess a diploma from a medical college, which disqualified him, although at the time state law did prov...
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Territorial Census Returns, 1838 and 1840; Election Returns, 1838-1845

333792
Date
1845
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This document includes the territorial census for 1838 and 1840. There are also election returns for the election of members of the convention and council, October 1838; elections for delegates in 1839, 1841 and 1843; elections for members of council, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843 and 1844; and numbe...
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Plant City, Florida - That "Right-Size" Community Brochure, ca. 1960

331659
Date
1960
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A brochure for Plant City, Florida, highlighting all this city has to offer, including markets, workers, recreation, living conditions, transportation, citrus, phosphate, farm produce and cattle.
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Map of the W.J. Conners Highway and connecting roads, ca. 1924

299285
Date
1924
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Color map showing the route of the Conners Highway and its connections, making a complete east-west route between Florida's Gulf and Atlantic coasts. The map was included in a pamphlet promoting the area around Okeechobee City as prime agricultural real estate. In addition to the highway, the map al...
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text

Letter from Jessie Wauchope to Governor Doyle Carlton Regarding Speakeasies and Gambling in Tampa

334176
Date
1932-03-23
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Description
Letter from Miss Jessie Wauchope to Governor Doyle Carlton asking him to address the prevalence of gambling and speakeasies in Tampa.
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Tampa's Annual "Reception" for Private Pilots and Their Guests Program, 1935

333864
Date
1935
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Program for Tampa's annual "reception" for private pilots and their guests on January 19 and 20, 1935.
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Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training Schedule, 1963

339795
Date
1963
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Leaflet listing the schedule of exhibition games to be played by major-league baseball teams staying in Florida for spring training. Teams included the Baltimore Orioles, the Cincinnati Reds, the Kansas City Athletics, the Chicago White Sox, the Detroit Tigers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Milwaukee...
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Memo, E.J. Keefe to Merchants of Fruits and Vegetables - March 24, 1942

299291
Date
1942-03-24
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Description
This memorandum was written by E.J. Keefe, Chairman of the Food Division of the Hillsborough County Defense Council, and R.D. Jackson, Chairman of the Agriculture Division of the same organization. The purpose of the memo was to encourage shippers, purchasers, and other people involved in the market...
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Resolutions by Hillsborough and Pinellas County citizens condemning the convict lease system in Florida

212285
Date
1923
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Copy of resolutions adopted by a mass meeting of citizens from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties on May 3, 1923 at Oldsmar condemning the convict lease system in Florida. A note in the upper margin indicates that copies of the resolution and related newspaper articles were sent to legislators and c...
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Second Annual Florida Air Cruise Itinerary, 1935

333861
Date
1935
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An itinerary for the Florida Air Cruise from January 9-23, 1935. The cruise was sponsored by the Florida Department of Aviation and invited private fliers and their guests to fly from Orlando-Lakeland to Ocala with stops along at different landing fields. Fliers were to receive special rates at each...
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Itinerary for Visit of Chinese Delegation to Florida, May-June 1979

340071
Date
1979
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Itinerary for a delegation of Chinese officials who toured Florida at the invitation of Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner from May 31 to June 5, 1979. This was almost immediately relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China were normalized following decades of non-re...
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text

Twenty-Fifth Annual Florida Strawberry Festival Brochure, 1960

331658
Date
1960
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Description
The brochure for the 25th Annual Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City from February 29-March 5, 1960. Included is a program of events for each day and a history of strawberry production in Plant City.
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Affidavit by John Black Regarding Constable Frank A. Howard, 1930

334178
Date
1930-08-28
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Description
Affidavit by John Black attesting that Constable Frank A. Howard purchased alcohol illegally at the White Swan Pool Room in Port Tampa, and further declined to arrest anyone else who was doing so, despite the current law prohibiting the sale of alcohol.
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Citrus County, Florida, Booklet, ca. 1927

333801
Date
1927
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An information booklet about Citrus County with sections including general information; farming conditions; taxes; highways; waterways; Citrus County schools; Citrus County needs; hotels; a map of Citrus County; and sections dedicated to the histories and descriptions of Inverness, Crystal River, Ho...
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University of Florida, Tampa Class, Spring, 1929

331443
Date
1929
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A class listing with the course title, professor's name, date of the first class meeting and start time for each course. There is also general information about registering for these classes.
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Florida's Finest Attractions Brochure, ca. 1947

339352
Date
1947
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Description
Brochure advertising 31 attractions across Florida. The inside of the brochure has a map of Florida with arrows indicating where these attractions are located and a brief description of each place. The back of the brochure has a checklist of the attractions and a space for tourists to record the dat...
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text

Ybor City: Pirate Fiesta and Night Parade, Souvenir History of Tampa's Latin Quarters

324360
Date
1960
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Description
Booklet containing a brief history and early photos of the Tampa neighborhood of Ybor City from the early 1960s.
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text

Advertisement for H. Liscomb Miller's "Messenger Formulas"

297330
Date
1940
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Description
An advertisement encouraging the public to order H. Liscomb Miller & Son's "messenger formulas." Miller was a pharmaceutical developer and salesman.
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text

Letter from a Tampa Citizen to Governor Doyle Carlton Relating to African Americans Working on Public Roads, 1931

334177
Date
1931-01-08
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Description
Letter from a citizen of Tampa representing a "taxpayers' committee" to Governor Doyle Carlton protesting the use of African American labor on U.S. Highway 17 between Tampa and Plant City. The writer says these workers pay no taxes and have no family to support, while white men in the area are out o...
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text

Program, Second Annual Governor's Baseball Dinner - Tampa Terrace Hotel - March 20, 1948

339793
Date
1948-03-20
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Description
Program for Governor Millard F. Caldwell's second annual Baseball Dinner, given in honor of the major league baseball teams that came to Florida for spring training, as well as the press representatives who came along to cover the players and their progress. The program includes a menu, a list of sp...
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text

Health Motion Pictures - flier

297354
Date
1945
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Description
Flier for free films shown by The Florida State Board of Health Movie Truck at the George Washington Junior High School Auditorium.
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text

Advertisement for Mrs. Julia Martine, Chiropodist, Tampa, 1915

298137
Date
1915
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Description
Print advertisement for Mrs. Julia Martine, "the Chiropodist" - treatment for foot troubles, manicuring, scalp and facial massage advertised. Martine's offices were located in Robert's Building, Suite 8 at the corner of Zack St. and Florida Avenue in Tampa. Printed on page 6 of Rinaldi's Guide Book ...
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Record of Permits to Cut Timber on State Lands, 1879-1885

338010
Date
1879
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Description
Ledger containing a record of permits issued to private individuals to cut timber on state lands in Florida. For each numbered permit, the ledger lists the name of the permit holder, his county of residence, the kind of timber to be cut, where it could be cut from, and where it was to be delivered a...
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text

Consolidation - Season of 1895-96 handbill

297414
Date
1895-12-02
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Description
Handbill for steamer trips in the 1895-96 season.
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text

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

332911
Date
1970
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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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Hart Line letterhead

297413
Date
1890
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Description
Letterhead for Hart Line Steamers.
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text

Memorandum from CORE, Report of Cities with New Lunch Counters, December 8, 1960

331524
Date
1960-12-08
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Description
CORE memo reporting the cities in the United States where new lunch counters have opened since February 1, 1960. A total of 126 lunch counters opened.
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text

Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, 1887

298148
Date
1887
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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

Pan American Hernando De Soto Exposition Brochure, 1939

339335
Date
1939
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Description
Brochure describing the Pan American Hernando De Soto Exhibition in Tampa, Florida, from January 31 to February 18, 1939. The brochure includes a description of De Soto's time in Tampa and information about the attractions at the exposition. The exhibition was commemorating the 400 year anniversary ...
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text

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