Telegram to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian from Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Fulton Discussing Status of Striking Teachers, 1968

329123
Date
1968-02-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"... teachers and all other instructional personnel have been given a choice of returning to work by Monday..."
Type
text

"Are We to Be the Victims of Medical Charlatans?" Palm Beach County health meeting flier

297373
Date
1910
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier notifying public of health mass meeting in West Palm Beach.
Type
text

Draft Notes Regarding an Agreement Regarding a New "Negro Beach" for Delray Beach, ca. June 1956

333653
Date
1956-06-15
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Notes relating to an agreement between the City Commission of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County and representatives of the African American community in Delray Beach regarding a new "Negro Beach" and swimming pool. This agreement followed an acrimonious dispute over whether to integrate Delray Beach...
Type
text

Proposal by the Delray Beach Civic League to Resolve Conflict over Use of Public Beaches - May 26, 1956

333649
Date
1956-05-26
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Proposal submitted by the Delray Beach Civic League for a solution to an ongoing dispute between city authorities of Delray Beach and African American citizens regarding the use of public beaches. The Civic League outlines a plan for a segregated beach facility and swimming pool that meet their need...
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

Letter from the Delray Beach Civic League to LeRoy Collins Regarding a Dispute over Segregated Beaches - June 25, 1956

333654
Date
1956-06-25
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from the Delray Beach Civic League to Governor LeRoy Collins, asking him to intervene in a dispute between the City Commission of Delray Beach and the city's African American community regarding segregated beaches. The African American community had recently demanded equal access to the city'...
Type
text

Letter from Hendrik J. Berns to LeRoy Collins Regarding Racial Tensions in Delray Beach - June 23, 1956

333651
Date
1956-06-23
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Miami Herald reporter Hendrik J. Berns to Governor LeRoy Collins, asking Collins to use his influence to calm the racial tensions prevailing at that time in Delray Beach in Palm Beach County. Berns notes that the situation had recently reached a crescendo in which the city commission had...
Type
text

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

Letter from the Mayor and Commissioners of Delray Beach to Governor LeRoy Collins Regarding the Integration of Municipal Beach Facilities - May 26, 1956

333648
Date
1956-05-26
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Mayor Mike Yargates and the City Commissioners of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County, asking the governor to consider using state funds to purchase a minimum of 500 feet of beach frontage with which to build a segregated beach facility for African Americans. There had been, according to t...
Type
text

Map of the W.J. Conners Highway and connecting roads, ca. 1924

299285
Date
1924
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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...
Type
text

Letter from Catherine E. Strong, Vice-Mayor of Delray Beach, to Governor LeRoy Collins Regarding Segregation at Public Beaches - July 3, 1956

333650
Date
1956-07-03
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Vice-Mayor Catherine E. Strong of Delray beach and Governor LeRoy Collins, describing the outcome of a dispute between city officials and local African American citizens over segregated beach and pool facilities. Strong reports that the city and African American citizens had reached an a...
Type
text

Florida's Finest Attractions Brochure, ca. 1947

339352
Date
1947
Collection
Selected Documents
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...
Type
text

Letter from Catherine E. Strong to LeRoy Collins Describing Racial Tensions in Delray Beach - June 7, 1956

333652
Date
1956-06-07
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
City commissioner and vice-mayor Catherine E. Strong writes to Governor LeRoy Collins, relating the latest in a series of events stemming from a dispute between whites and African Americans living in Delray Beach. Following an attempt by African American citizens of Delray Beach to integrate the mun...
Type
text

The Story of the Southern Sugar Company, 1929

333798
Date
1929-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A detailed history of the Southern Sugar Company.
Type
text

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

333792
Date
1845
Collection
Selected Documents
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...
Type
text

Blackout Order Issued by Governor Spessard Holland during World War II

333853
Date
1941
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Official blackout order outlining the steps that must be followed along Florida's coastline during World War II. The order was issued by Governor Spessard Holland and the commanding officer of Key West and distributed by the Civilian Defense Council of Palm Beach.
Type
text

Official Program and Souvenir: Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway, ca. 1912

331479
Date
1912
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This souvenir program for the opening of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway Key West Extension includes a history of the railway company and the Key West Extension; information about other investments Flagler made in Florida such as the hotel system along the railway route; cities along the ...
Type
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
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Public school teachers in FSU teacher fellowship program expressing solidarity with FEA.
Type
text

Itinerary for Visit of Chinese Delegation to Florida, May-June 1979

340071
Date
1979
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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...
Type
text

Boca Raton, Florida, 1925

339990
Date
1925
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising the Mizner Development Corporation's growing project at Boca Raton. It includes a detailed map of the entire development, including lots not yet sold, as well as photographs and illustrated panels describing the facilities and features.
Type
text

Trip up the Ocklawaha on the Hart Liner "Okeehumkee" pamphlet

297412
Date
1890
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Promotional pamphlet for Okeehumkee Steamer trip.
Type
text

League of Women Voters of Florida Pro-ERA pamphlet

325541
Date
1973
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Volume XXII December 1973 No. 8 pamphlet published monthly by the League of Women Voters of Florida. Members listed include Mary Anne Sherman, Polly Doughty, Grace Hodgson, Sherry Newman, Susan Predaho, and Elise Webb.
Type
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.
Type
text

Letter from James R. Robinson to Lottie Houston and Marion Hamilton, April 3, 1960

331502
Date
1960-04-03
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from James R. Robinson, executive secretary of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), to Lottie Houston and Marion Hamilton, the mother and stepfather of Patricia and Priscilla Stephens, detailing the importance of the sisters' activism, explaining his time in jail and providing clippings ab...
Type
text

Letter from James Paine, A. Oswald Lang and Francis A. Ivey to Governor Madison Starke Perry, 1861

336078
Date
1861
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A report from Confederate sympathizers who dismantled the lights at the Jupiter Inlet and Cape Florida lighthouses sent to Florida Governor Madison Starke Perry. The letter from James Paine, A. Oswald Lang and Francis A. Ivey explains that they chose to destroy the lights because they needed to be p...
Type
text

Advertisement for the Union Bus Terminal - Daytona, 1924

320056
Date
1924
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the Union Bus Terminal in Daytona, Florida, located at 128 Magnolia Avenue. Coaches traveled from the station to DeLand, Sanford, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Ocala, Palatka, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, New Smyrna, Cocoa, West Palm Beach, Miami, Ormond, and Ormond Beach. Printe...
Type
text

Advertisement for the Ocean Palm Motel, Miami Beach

212558
Date
1961
Collection
Selected Documents
Type
text

License plate contest entry featuring annotated drawing of Florida as a "TROPIC LAND"

327589
Date
1985
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
License plate contest entry submitted by "Florida resident of over 45 yrs." Stuart Gates of Palm Beach Gardens, Fl, featuring annotated design of Florida as a "TROPIC LAND," with accompanying note.
Type
image

Orlando Twins Baseball Advertisement Brochure for 1968 Season

326739
Date
1968
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A brochure promoting the Orlando Twins Minor League baseball club to prospective fans and season ticket holders for the 1968 season. The brochure includes ticket prices, an order form, and a schedule of home games.
Type
text

License plate contest entries and correspondence regarding the contest

327598
Date
1985
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
License plate contest entries submitted by William B. Kalusmeyer of North Palm Beach. "I moved here from Michigan in May of 1985."
Type
text

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