Atlantic Coast Line Vestibuled Train to Florida, 1887

324354
Date
1887
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Pamphlet for the luxury vestibuled train cars to begin on the Atlantic Coast Line in 1888. Includes illustrations of the interiors of several cars. Pamphlet has a cropped corner, but loses no information.
Type
text

Advertisement for the Florida Citrus Water Ski Show at the New York World's Fair, 1965

339338
Date
1965
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Orange-shaped advertisement for the Citrus Ski Show at the New York World's Fair in 1965.
Type
still image

Postcard for the Florida Citrus Water Ski Show and Porpoise Show at the New York World's Fair, 1965

339339
Date
1965
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Holographic postcard advertisement for the Florida Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1965. The back of the postcard describes the Florida exhibit and lists the times of the Citrus Water Ski Show and the Porpoise Show.
Type
still image

Press Release from Dick Pope Regarding the Florida Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, 1965

339342
Date
1965-05-03
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Press release written by Dick Pope describing the Florida attractions at the New York World's Fair in 1965. He writes that the Florida Pavilion is receiving a lot of positive press and anticipates it will be incredibly successful.
Type
text

Florida at the World's Fair Advertisement, 1965

339341
Date
1965
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier advertising the Florida state exhibit at the New York World's Fair in 1965. The front of the flier describes the Florida Citrus Water Ski Show, the Florida Live Porpoise Show and the Florida exhibits. The back of the flier has a message from Florida Governor Haydon Burns and a description of t...
Type
text

Florida at the Crossroads of the World Brochure, ca. 1934

339337
Date
1934
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure explaining why Florida needs to create an exhibit at Rockefeller Center in New York, New York. The brochure cites the success of the Florida exhibits during the Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois, from May 27, 1933 to October 31, 1934, as the reason for another exhibit in...
Type
text

Florida Citrus Water Ski Show Program, 1965

339340
Date
1965
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Program for the Florida Citrus Water Ski Show at the New York World's Fair in 1965. The program also contains a message from Florida Governor Haydon Burns, recipes using Florida citrus, information from Kodak describing which camera film to use based on the weather conditions and a description of Fl...
Type
text

Program for Florida Week at the New York World's Fair, 1939

339334
Date
1939
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Program for Florida Week at the New York World's Fair from August 27 to September 2, 1939. The program includes the theme for each day and the list of the events.
Type
text

Advertisement for the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway's "Waycross Short Line," 1883

298139
Date
1883
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway's "Waycross Short Line," which connected a number of railroads coming from the north and west with Jacksonville. The ad also mentions connections with the South Florida Railroad. Printed on an unnumbered page following page 6 of Charles Henry...
Type
text

Franz Seeburger Prisoner of War Postcard to John Braun, 1945

333820
Date
1945-06-10
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Postcard written by German prisoner of war Franz Seeberger to John Braun of Jacksonville, Florida. Seeburger was imprisoned at Camp Pickett in New York. John Braun was his uncle.
Type
text

Memo from Gordon R. Carey to Local CORE Groups, December 7, 1960

331533
Date
1960-12-07
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memo from CORE Field Director Gordon R. Carey to local CORE groups concerning desegregation of bus terminal restaurants. He discusses activity of select CORE field secretaries, including Jim McCain, Thomas Gaither, Genevieve Hughes and Richard Haley.
Type
text

Matchbook Advertising the Boxing Match of Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, 1936

336116
Date
1936-06-18
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisment for the "Biggest Match Yet," a boxing match between American Joe "Brown Bomber" Louis and German Max Schmeling. The fight took place on June 19, 1936, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (The matches incorrectly give June 18, 1936, as the date of the broadcast.)
Type
physical object

Letter from Alice Colvin Wright to Governor Fred P. Cone Regarding the Date of Thanksgiving, November 17, 1939

329725
Date
1939-11-17
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Alice Colvin Wright, president of the New York City Association of English Teachers, requests that the governor urge local school boards in Florida to let teachers attend the annual convention in New York over the Thanksgiving holiday break. Since Florida did not change the date of Thanksgiving to m...
Type
text

CORE National Council Meeting Flier, February 11 and 12, 1961

331522
Date
1961-02-11
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier detailing the mission and purpose of upcoming CORE National Council meeting in Lexington, Kentucky.
Type
text

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

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

This is CORE Pamphlet, ca. 1957

331539
Date
1957
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A pamphlet about the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) describing different CORE tactics for non-violent direct action, the principles of CORE, the structure of National CORE, what National CORE does, the structure of local CORE chapters, how someone can join CORE and how CORE is financed.
Type
text

"Scrapbook" by American Friends Service Committee, April 1960

331527
Date
1960-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"Scrapbook" newsletter, Volume 15, Number 7, on the topics of picketing, forms of civil disobedience and civil defense tactics. The envelope indicates that the newsletter was sent from Richard Hiler to Patricia Stephens.
Type
text

Letter from James A. Wright to Francis P. Whitehair Regarding Segregation and the New York Giants, June 12, 1956

333647
Date
1956-06-12
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from private citizen James A. Wright to Francis Preston Whitehair calling his attention to the attitudes of several DeLand city council members toward the New York Giants building seasonal housing for both black and white members of their team and staff. Wright expresses his concern that the ...
Type
text

Union Bank of Florida $4000 Post Note, 1840

331468
Date
1840-07-18
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Post note from the Union Bank of Florida dated July 18th 1840 promissing to pay $4000 at Merchants Bank New York to the order of John G. Gamble. Reverse has a list of payees.
Type
text

State of Florida $1000 Bond Certificate, 1867

331470
Date
1867-04-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
1867 bond certificate for $1000 paid to Bank of the Republic in New York with seven percent interest. Signed by Governor David S. Walker. Canceled July 1st 1869.

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

331524
Date
1960-12-08
Collection
Selected Documents
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.
Type
text

Advertisement for the Everett Hotel in Jacksonville, 1885

298126
Date
1885
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Print advertisement for Everett's Hotel in Jacksonville. J.M. Lee was the proprietor. Contemporary maps indicate the hotel was located on the northeast corner of Julia and Bay streets. The advertisement was printed on page 47 of Henry Lee, The Tourist's Guide of Florida (New York: Leve & Alden, 1885...
Type
text

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Pledge Card, 1963

331521
Date
1963
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Mail-in participation pledge for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.
Type
text

Become a Nurse, Your Country Needs You Poster, ca 1942

336079
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging women to become a nurse during World War II. Interested citizens should write to the Nursing Information Bureau in New York City.
Type
image

Matchbook from Irvin's Chicken in the Rough Restaurant in Miami Beach, ca. 1943

336111
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Matchbook advertising Irvin's Chicken in the Rough Restaurant, a Miami Beach fried chicken franchise, located at 441-41st Street.
Type
physical object

Pensacola Lumber Company bankruptcy auction notice

212440
Date
1875
Collection
Selected Documents
Type
text

N.A.A.C.P. Mass Meeting for "Freedom Now" Flier, June 5, 1960

331517
Date
1960-06-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A flier for an NAACP meeting with speakers Ezell Blair Jr., Patricia Stephens and Bernard Lee. The topic was "Freedom Now" and each speaker was actively participating in the civil rights movement at the time. Tallahassee civil rights activist Patricia Stephens was to speak about her experience servi...
Type
text

Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training Schedule, 1963

339795
Date
1963
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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...
Type
text

Memorandum from Charles R. Oldham to CORE Group Leaders and Students, December 15, 1960

331534
Date
1960-12-15
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
CORE memo from Charles R. Oldham, national chairman, discussing white sit-in demonstrator Richard Parker being arrested during a picket line at McCrory's in Tallahassee; information about discrimination in Tennessee by local distributors of Wonderbread and Sealtest Milk against African-American regi...
Type
text

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