Matchbook from the Tramor-Ontra Cafeterias in St. Petersburg, ca. 1939

336119
Date
1939
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Matchbook advertising three locations of the Tramor-Ontra Cafeterias in St. Petersburg. The three locations are listed as 4th Street South, 5th Street South and 5th Street North.
Type
physical object

Community Health Institute, St. Petersburg, 1943

324349
Date
1943-02-17
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Program outlining Community Health institute sponsored by local and state health organizations.
Type
text

Commission of Lew B. Brown as Major commanding the Pinellas County Guards, 1917

299284
Date
1917-07-23
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Certificate of Lew B. Brown's commission as Major commanding the Pinellas County Guards, dated July 23, 1917. Brown was owner and editor of St. Petersburg's first daily newspaper, the Evening Independent. The Pinellas County Guards were formed in 1917 pursuant to Chapter 7292, Laws of Florida, which...
Type
text

Notice from Pinellas County School Superintendent to striking teacher Hope G. Schneider concerning her resignation, 1968

329109
Date
1968-02-21
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This correspondence contains a letter from Pinellas Co. School Supt Thomas Southard to striking teacher Hope G. Schneider about her decision to resign. Includes impassioned response from Schneider about why she stands by her decision to strike.
Type
text

Letter from Carl W. Juergens to Governor Farris Bryant Regarding Florida's Safety Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

334185
Date
1962-11-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Carl W. Juergens of Kirkwood, Missouri asking Governor Farris Bryant if it will be safe for his family to take their annual sojourn to Florida in light of the recent Cuban Missle Crisis.
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

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

Resolutions by Hillsborough and Pinellas County citizens condemning the convict lease system in Florida

212285
Date
1923
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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...
Type
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...
Type
text

Copy of Letter from Sam S. Silbley to Governor William Dunn Moseley Concerning Defense of Florida During Mexican War, 1846

331494
Date
1846-06-15
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A copy of a letter to Governor William Moseley from Sam S. Sibley in which Sibley advises the governor about the defenses needed throughout the state to protect against a potential attack from Mexico during the Mexican War. Sibley outlines the number of men needed for adequate defense and the amount...
Type
text

Letter from Mrs. Donald O. (Harriet) Drown to Governor Doyle Carlton Regarding Tax Payments during the Great Depression, 1932

334169
Date
1932-02-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Mrs. Harriet Drown writes to Governor Doyle Carlton, complaining that the county tax collector would not accept partial payments of taxes. She notes the difficulties all families are facing as a result of the ongoing economic depression, compounded in her case by her husband's infirmity, and asks wh...
Type
text

Al Lang Field Souvenir Score Card - St. Petersburg, 1972

339794
Date
1972
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Souvenir baseball score card distributed at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg in 1972. One one side, the card contains a map showing the locations of Florida's spring training camps and the professional baseball teams training at each one. The reverse side contains an advertisement for a condominium h...
Type
text

University of Florida, St. Petersburg Class, Spring, 1929

331442
Date
1929
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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.
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 Andrew C. Davenport to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Expressing Dissaproval of FEA Teachers' Strike, 1968

329120
Date
1968-02-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Davenport says "turning our schools over to the FEA will be the greatest mistake you ever made." Includes Christian's response.
Type
text

Letter from Elisabeth Owen to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Expressing Anti-Teachers' Union Sentiment, 1968

329129
Date
1968-02-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"Higher pay alone cannot improve education." Includes newspaper clipping on strike from St.Petersburg Times and response from Christian.
Type
text

Sponge Fishing at Tarpon Springs Florida: The Most Unique Industry in the World by A. W. Santway

331497
Date
1929
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Santway writes about the history of sponge fishing in Florida. Information includes how Greek sponge divers came to the United States; the different varies of sponges found in the ocean; a description of how sponges are harvested; the monetary value of sponges; and how Epiphany is celebrated by the ...
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

Flier for the 45th annual membership meeting of the Florida State Chamber of Commerce in St. Petersburg, 1961

297313
Date
1961
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A flier inviting readers to attend the 45th annual membership meeting and business conference of the Florida State Chamber of Commerce. The meeting would be headquartered at the Soreno Hotel in St. Petersburg from November 19th to 21st, 1961. One topic slated for special emphasis was the potential i...
Type
text

The Core of the Matter Newsletter, Tallahassee, July 1963

331510
Date
1963-07
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The Core of the Matter newsletter, volume 1, number 2, published by the Tallahassee Committee of Racial Equality, with information about student stand-ins at movie theaters; a description of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); a reprint of a telegram sent by Patricia Stephens Due of CORE to Pres...
Type
text

Advertisement for Blushing Bull, a stud horse owned by Tampa Stud Farms, Inc.

212515
Date
1969
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Stud services of Blushing Bull, a thoroughbred stallion.
Type
text

Tampa Stud Farms - Blushing Bull's First Foals

212516
Date
1969
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Stud services of Blushing Bull, a thoroughbred stallion -- ''Blushing Bull's first foals are now 2 years old -- his first crop consists of three fillies; by March 31, 1969 all three had started. Not bad! First crop-all starters.''
Type
text

Card Commemorating 24th Anniversary of the First Commercial Airline in the World, St. Petersburg to Tampa, 1938

333870
Date
1938
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A souvenir card commemorating the 24th anniversary of the first commercial airline in the world from St. Petersburg to Tampa, Florida, in 1914. The back of the card includes the history of the airline.
Type
text

Plant City, Florida - That "Right-Size" Community Brochure, ca. 1960

331659
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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.
Type
text

Prescription from Dr. Sun to visit Clearwater, ca. 1930

318849
Date
1930
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for Clearwater, Florida designed to mimic a doctor's prescription and directed at potential visitors from "any cold wintry climate." The prescription recommends such activities as sunbathing, shuffleboard, swimmining, lawn bowling, roque, motoring, golf, etc. The ad was pasted onto pag...
Type
text

Grand Illumination at Night handbill

297411
Date
1890
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Handbill advertising steamer tours down the Ocklawaha River by torchlight.
Type
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.
Type
text

Advertisement for Pipkin Mineral Wells Bath House - Safety Harbor, 1924

318843
Date
1924
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the Pipkin Mineral Wells Bath House in Safety Harbor in Pinellas County, Florida. The advertisement includes a breakdown of the various minerals in the waters at the resort, including sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium sulphate, and others. The resort featured Turkish a...
Type
text

Letter to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian from Concerned Citizen Reacting to Press Coverage of Teachers' Strike, 1968

329133
Date
1968-05-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
J.W. Kellog writing to Christian about strike: "If you do try to force thisunion stuff on us you will never get any elected job again."
Type
text

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