The Core of the Matter Newsletter, Tallahassee, July 1963

331510
Date
1963-07
Collection
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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

Community Health Institute, St. Petersburg, 1943

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

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

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

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

331442
Date
1929
Collection
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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

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

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

McRorie's Tourist Guide, January 1933

331447
Date
1933-01
Collection
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Description
This guide lists approved tourist homes from Florida to Maine.
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
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Description
Davenport says "turning our schools over to the FEA will be the greatest mistake you ever made." Includes Christian's response.
Type
text

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

299284
Date
1917-07-23
Collection
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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

Florida Turnpike and Interstate System Brochure, 1966

339690
Date
1966
Collection
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Description
Brochure with detailed map of the Florida Turnpike system, along with other major state and federal highways. Mileage charts and useful information about the Florida Turnpike's facilities are included.
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

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

331533
Date
1960-12-07
Collection
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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 from the Tramor-Ontra Cafeterias in St. Petersburg, ca. 1939

336119
Date
1939
Collection
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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

Florida Wild Animal and Reptile Ranch brochure, ca. 1960

343014
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising the Florida Wild Animal and Reptile Ranch in St. Petersburg. Includes photos of many animals at the attraction, including two chimpanzees posing for an advertisement of their show, "Green Bench Romance."
Type
text

St. Petersburg, the Sunshine City brochure, ca. 1926

341945
Date
1926
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising St. Petersburg in Pinellas County as a place to live or visit. Includes illustrations.
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

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

339794
Date
1972
Collection
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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

Thrills in the Fun Triangle of Florida Brochure, ca. 1966

341223
Date
1966
Collection
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Description
A brochure advertising the tourist attractions in Florida's "Fun Triangle." There is a map of the triangle and a list of attractions with their locations.
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

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

297313
Date
1961
Collection
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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

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

Cressy's History of Florida leaflet, 1923

341944
Date
1923
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Leaflet containing a farcical history of Florida, touching on familiar topics such as Tin Can Tourists, Ponce de Leon, the Fountain of Youth, Florida Crackers and the citrus industry.
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 and Havana: Queen and Crescent Route and Southern Railway, 1905

341228
Date
1905
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A booklet describing what passengers would see as they traveled along the Queen and Crescent Route to Cuba and Nassau. The booklet includes detailed information about the American Civil War history of the stops along the route in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia; hotel...
Type
text

Correspondence between Debbie Fanley and Governor Reubin Askew, 1972

341180
Date
1972
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Correspondence between Debbie Fanley, a 15-year-old student, and Governor Reubin Askew regarding student busing. Fanley is against busing to desegregate schools in Florida.
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

Grand Illumination at Night handbill

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

CORE Press Release About Five Jailed Student Leaders Receiving Gandhi Award, 1960

331511
Date
1960-06-29
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Press release from CORE noting the five recipients of the Gandhi Award: Barbara and John Broxton, William Larkins and Patricia and Priscilla Stephens. These five students served a 49-day jail sentence after being arrested during a sit-in demonstration at Woolworth's lunch counter in Tallahassee.
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

Official Souvenir Program of the American Legion Annual State Reunion, 1921

341143
Date
1921
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The official souvenir program for the annual reunion and third annual convention of the Florida American Legion. The program contains numerous advertisements from businesses around Florida; a list of state officers of the American Legion Department of Florida; information about the American Legion w...
Type
text

CORE-lator Newsletter, April 1960

331509
Date
1960-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
CORE-lator newsletter, number 81 outlining newly formed Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) chapters across the United States, recent arrests and updates about CORE's work across the country. "Letter From A Jailed Student" was written by Tallahassee civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due while s...
Type
text

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