LeRoy Collins for U.S. Senate Rally Flier, 1968

331446
Date
1968-09-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier about a rally at Florida State University in the morning for U.S. Senate candidate LeRoy Collins, followed by tea at The Grove in the evening.
Type
text

Meet LeRoy Collins, 1954

331445
Date
1954
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Campaign literature for the election of LeRoy Collins as governor of Florida. This booklet contains a foreward by Florida Senator Collins; his biography; comments made by newspapermen about Collins; a description of Collins as "a successful citizen;" major legislation sponsored by Collins; how Colli...
Type
text

Statement by Governor LeRoy Collins Regarding Segregation, November 19, 1956

333646
Date
1956-11-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Statement by Governor LeRoy Collins regarding segregation in Florida. Governor Collins says the "customs and traditions" of segregation are deeply rooted in Southern society and "hearts and minds" cannot be coerced to support integration or segregation through Supreme Court orders or the tactics of ...
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

Correspondence Between Governor LeRoy Collins and C. K. Steele, 1956

333807
Date
1956-09-28
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The first item is a telegram from C. K. Steele to Governor LeRoy Collins regarding the Tallahassee Bus Boycott which lasted from May 26, 1956, until the following year. The telegram was informing the governor that black citizens "are being subjected to various types of prosecutions by the city" as a...
Type
text

SGA Newsletter, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, March 22, 1960

331518
Date
1960-03-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)'s SGA newsletter, volume 1, number 5 with a letter from Clement Carney, who was in jail following a sit-in at Woolworth's in Tallahassee. The seven other jailed students are listed in the newsletter and FAMU's students are asked to write them let...
Type
text

"Facts About the Community Relations Service" Brochure, August 1964

331504
Date
1964-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure outlining the responsibilities and mission of the Community Relations Service (CRS).
Type
text

Statement by Governor LeRoy Collins Favoring Segregation in Florida, 1956

331485
Date
1956-02-02
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Statement by Governor Collins upholding traditions of segregation in Florida.
Type
text

Telegram to Governor LeRoy Collins from the Inter Civic Council of Tallahassee, 1956

333806
Date
1956-09-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Telegram from the Inter Civic Council of Tallahassee to Governor LeRoy Collins regarding the Tallahassee Bus Boycott which lasted from May 26, 1956, until the following year. The telegram was informing the governor that black residents were being removed from their homes and questioned about their p...
Type
text

Elk's Flag Day Ceremonial Program, June 14, 1942

329169
Date
1942-06-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This program contains a list of local organizations participating in the ceremonial and a list the day's events.
Type
text

Memo from Carl Braden to the Tallahassee Educational Committee, October 19, 1960

331503
Date
1960-10-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memo from Carl Braden of the Southern Conference Educational Fund to the Tallahassee Educational Committee regarding the imprisonment of Richard F. Parker, a white activist, and requesting members in Tallahassee speak to Governor LeRoy Collins about releasing Parker from jail.
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

Letter from FEA President Dexter Hagman discussing sources of support for school sanctions, 1967

329102
Date
1967-08-07
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This letter outlines the sources of support for FEA imposed school sanctions including former governor LeRoy Collins, Attorney General Earl Faircloth, University of Florida faculty, the Florida State University Faculty Senate, State Council of Student Body Presidents and various parent-teacher and c...
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

Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957

333857
Date
1957-05-02
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The Florida State Legislature passed this resolution in opposition to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case that ended legal segregation in public education. Racial segregation was originally found to be constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Cour...
Type
text

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