An Invitation to Visit Florida Caverns State Park Brochure, ca. 1950

331483
Date
1950
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Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna, Florida. Information includes the geological story of the caverns, how the caverns were discovered, recreation at the state park and details about Marianna.
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text

Proclamation Ordering a Special Election to Decide Whether Portions of West Florida Should Be Annexed by Alabama, 1869

333337
Date
1869-06-25
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Description
Proclamation by Florida Governor Harrison Reed ordering a special election to be held in the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Calhoun, and Franklin to decide whether certain portions of West Florida (the Panhandle) should be annexed by Alabama.
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text

Memo Regarding Segregated Bathroom Facilities at Florida Caverns, 1943

331484
Date
1943-05-25
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Description
A memo from J. Clarence Simpson, superintendent at Florida Caverns State Park, regarding the increase in African-American attendence at Florida Caverns and the need for segregated bathroom facilities as a result. There is also a handwritten note, dated May 31, 1943, written by Director of State Park...
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text

Letter from S.A. Golden to Governor Doyle Carlton Regarding the Road Between Graceville and Chipley, 1929

334174
Date
1929-07-14
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Description
Letter from Seaborn A. Golden of Graceville in jackson County asking Governor Doyle Carlton to consider using state convicts to help complete the public road between Graceville and Chipley in neighboring Washington County. Golden also remarks that Graceville's state senator, Walter J. Singletary, ha...
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text

Territorial Census Returns, 1838 and 1840; Election Returns, 1838-1845

333792
Date
1845
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Description
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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text

An open letter to Lackland M. Stone of Jackson County

212268
Date
1829
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Description
Anonymously published letter to Lackland M. Stone when he was Jackson County's representative in the Legislative Council. The writer was against moving the Seat of Justice from Webbville to Marianna claiming it would cause the downfall of Webbville and the prosperity of Marianna.
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text

Telegram to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian from FSU Teacher Fellowship Program Expressing Support for FEA During Teachers' Strike, 1968

329124
Date
1968-02-17
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Description
Public school teachers in FSU teacher fellowship program expressing solidarity with FEA.
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text

Letter from John D. Pittman to His Mother, Martha W. Pittman, 1860

339294
Date
1860-11-06
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Selected Documents
Description
Letter from John D. Pittman to his mother, Martha W. Pittman, written while he was a student at the University of Virginia. He discusses his time at school, the election of 1860 and the likelihood of Abaraham Lincoln becoming president. Pittman expresses his displeasure at the possibility of Lincoln...
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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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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

Telegram from Walter White to Governor Sholtz on imminent lynching of Claude Neal, 1934

324346
Date
1934-10-26
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Description
Letter from NAACP Secretary Walter White to Governor David Sholtz informing him of imminent lynching of Claude Neal in Greenwood, 1934
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text

Letter from Mary McLeod Bethune to Governor Sholtz Regarding the Lynching of Claude Neal, 1934

324347
Date
1934-10-30
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Description
Letter to Governor Sholtz regarding Florida lynchings.
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text

Letter from NAACP Secretary Walter White to Governor Sholtz, 1934

324341
Date
1934-10-30
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Description
Correspondence on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna.
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text

Notice! Hookworm Treatment Poster

297356
Date
1910
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Description
Poster notifying public of temporary dispensaries and field hospitals for the education on and treatment of hookworm and other such diseases.
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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

Letter from NAACP to Governor Sholtz on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna, 1934

324344
Date
1934-11-22
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Description
Correspondence on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna.
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text

Flier from Political Digest, Lynching Special Extra Vol. 6 No. 18, 1934

324345
Date
1934-11-02
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Description
Black newspaper's political reaction to the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna and lynching epidemic in the South.
Type
text

Letter from Governor George Franklin Drew to Secretary of State William D. Bloxham Regarding Removals from Public Office, January 11, 1877

333054
Date
1877-01-11
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Description
Letter from Governor George Franklin Drew notifying Secretary of State William D. Bloxham that he had officially removed several officials from public office in Clay County, specifically Lewis Wilson, James W. Mainard, Henry Bryan, James Andrews, and G.V. Sullivan as county commissioners and Joseph ...
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text

Memo, E.J. Keefe to Merchants of Fruits and Vegetables - March 24, 1942

299291
Date
1942-03-24
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Selected Documents
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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text

Memorandum from CORE, Report of Lunch Counter Demonstrations, December 8, 1960

331523
Date
1960-12-08
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Description
Memo from CORE outlining locations of recent demonstrations against lunch counter segregation across the South.
Type
text

Letter from County Manager R. Ray Goode to Roxcy Bolton, 1973

330030
Date
1973-11-15
Collection
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Description
Letter from R. Ray Goode to Roxcy Bolton regarding the implementation of a center for rape victims.
Type
text

Program for Revered Bernyce Clausell Appreciation Night in Tallahassee, 1980

329074
Date
1980-12-13
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This program lists the schedule of events for Rev. Bernyce Clausell Appreciation Night presented by the Tallahassee Christian Women Association.
Type
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.
Type
text

Shape Note Music: "Florida Storm" by Judge Jackson, 1928

318052
Date
1928
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Shape note music for "Florida Storm," written by J. Jackson in 1928 to commemorate the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926. Published in Judge Jackson, The Colored Sacred Harp (Ozark, Ala.: n.p., 1973), 87-89.
Type
text

Program for the Installation Services of Rev. Bernyce Clausell as the First Woman Minister of a Baptist Church in Northern Florida, 1978

329078
Date
1978-11-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This program lists the schedule of events for the ceremony installing Rev. Bernyce Clausell as minister of Calvary Baptist Church in Tallahassee.
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text

List of individuals subject to road duty - Jefferson County, circa 1890s

320057
Date
1890
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
List of persons who were subject to work on the public road between the Bryant Bridge over the Aucilla River and Waukeenah in Jefferson County. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, counties relied on the labor of their own citizens to maintain public roadways. This system became untenable after mor...
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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...
Type
text

Miami Interracial Action Institute Summary and Evaluation, 1959

331508
Date
1959
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This report contains a summary of action at the institute written by Susan Boden. She writes about institute members testing Miami lunch counters, movie theaters and public transportation to see if African-American Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) members would be served. Sit-ins were held at Jack...
Type
text

Prospectus of the Koreshan University 1894

297467
Date
1894-01-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Prospectus of the Koreshan University 1894 List of Teachers
Type
text

Business Directory of the Orlando Negro Chamber of Commerce, 1960

329107
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This directory lists information about the Orlando Negro Chamber of Commerce including a brief history; chamber objectives; and information about local businesses, clubs and institutions. Includes numerous pictures and comment from city and state officials about the role of black commerce in 1960s O...
Type
text

Diary of Elizabeth L. Taylor, ca. 1860s

329095
Date
1860
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This journal includes the names, ages, and birth and death dates of her children and the enslaved people owned by the Taylor family. She also created a timeline of the movement of her family from North Carolina to Leon County, Florida, and then around North Florida to various plantations.
Type
text

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