Telegram from the Hotel and Club Employees Union Local 6 to Patricia Stephens, April 1, 1960

331095
Date
1960-04-01
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Telegram from the Local 6, Hotel, Restaurant and Club Employees & Bartenders Union, AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) to Patricia Stephens expressing "sympathy mixed with horror" that she was jailed and promising financial support from the union for her ...
Type
text

Athlete "turning the caber" at the Key Biscayne Scottish Games - Key Biscayne, Florida.

110972
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5155

Prime sponsor Representative Dave Murzin offering closing debate on HB 7033.

135538
Date
2010
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MF2095

Research Starter: The Cigar Industry of Key West and Ybor City

326895
Collection
Research Tools
Description
Commercial cigar rolling in Florida began with small-scale operations started by Cuban immigrants in the 1830s. Vicente Martinez Ybor, one of the most significant figures in the history of cigar making in Florida, established a cigar factory in Key West in 1869. In 1885, he moved his cigar making op...
Type
dataset

Research Starter: Union or Secession? Conflicting Stands of Governors Call and Milton on the Eve of the Civil War

328823
Collection
Research Tools
Description
On the eve of the Civil War, former Florida governor General Richard Keith Call wrote a letter expressing his pro-Union, pro-Southern sentiments. John Milton, a proponent of secession, was elected Florida's fifth governor in 1860.
Type
dataset

Dr. Bohannon's Hospital and Sanitarium, Daytona, 1909 - Pamphlet

324353
Date
1909
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
1909 pamphlet about the facilities and enviroment of Dr. Bohannon's Hospital and Sanitarium in Dayona.
Type
text

Friday morning performances at the 1965 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239342
Date
1965-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-149a

Report on the Educational Opportunities for Negroes in Florida, 1941

329093
Date
1941
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This report provides information on the basic conditions of black education in Florida as of 1941. Includes information on enrollment, teaching loads, teacher training, transportation and salaries. Inequities between black and white schools are also addressed and proposed next steps for progress are...
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

Research Starter: Building the Tamiami Trail

334193
Collection
Research Tools
Description
The Tamiami Trail officially opened on April 25, 1928. Before it was completed, few travelers had successfully navigated the 108 miles between Miami and Naples. Wetlands, mosquitoes, alligators and cypress swamps made travel across southern Florida difficult at best.
Type
dataset

Research Starter: Zora Neale Hurston in Florida

334196
Collection
Research Tools
Description
<p>Zora Neale Hurston is most famous for her novels. However, during the Great Depression, Hurston worked as a folklorist in Florida. Through her work with the Federal Writers&rsquo; Project, Hurston captured stories, songs, traditions and histories from African-Americans in small communities across...

Research Starter: Mary McLeod Bethune

334197
Collection
Research Tools
Description
<p>In 1904, Mary McLeod Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for Negro Girls. Her school later merged with the Cookman Institute of Jacksonville in 1923 and today is known as Bethune-Cookman University.</p> <p>Bethune was active in the struggle for civil rights and served as ...
Type
dataset

Research Starter: Florida Shipbuilders during World War II

334199
Collection
Research Tools
Description
Shipbuilding accounted for two-thirds of Florida&rsquo;s industrial growth during World War II. Companies in ports such as Pensacola, Panama City, Jacksonville and Tampa hired thousands of workers to quickly construct the vessels needed for the war effort. Panama City&rsquo;s Wainwright Company alon...
Type
dataset

Paradise Park

273952
Date
ca. 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; B&W; silent
Description
Paradise Park was a segregated African-American resort located about a mile down the Silver River from the popular Silver Springs attraction near Ocala, Florida. The park was developed by Carl Ray and W.M. “Shorty” Davidson, co-owners of Silver Springs for nearly four decades. Paradise Park open...

Letter to Governor Graham and U.S. Senator Russell in reaction to 1980 Miami Riots

326670
Date
1980-05-20
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter to Governor Bob Graham and U.S. Senator Russell Long from Louisiana man E. AL Robinson criticizing the Florida National Guard for not taking forceful enough action during Miami Riots. Robinson digresses into an racist, anti-semitic rant calling the riots part of "Negro Savage War."
Type
text

Lee County Landholdings

321128
Date
1939
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
List of landholders of Lee County, Florida transcribed by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Letter from Algy Knox Bevins to Merie Rieck - May 22, 1918

326950
Date
1918-05-22
Collection
Bevins Family Papers
Description
Letter from Algy Knox Bevins to his sister, Merie Rieck, discussing family financial affairs, life on USCGC Tampa, and censorship.
Type
text

Letter from Gene McCreary to Priscilla Stephens, May 9, 1960

331226
Date
1960-05-09
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter from Gene McCreary, a member of CORE in Oakland, California, to Priscilla Stephens inviting her and her friends to stay at his family's home in the summer or fall if they travelled out West to do civil rights work.
Type
text

Card from the State Board of Health encouraging the public to reduce exposure to flies

212360
Date
1915
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Linen poster from the State Board of Health encouraging the public to reduce the exposure of food, drinks, and dwellings to flies.
Type
text

Invitation to a Lecture Hosted by Koreshan Unity, circa 1903

297471
Date
1903-01-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A ticket to a lecture about the functions of the brain. On the back is a list of Koreshanity literature.
Type
text

Welcome to the Wakulla Springs State park Cherokee sink unit

324389
Date
2005-01-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure providing information of the the Wakulla Springs State Park's Cherokee Sink Unit and directions to the sink
Type
text

Research Starter: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

334192
Collection
Research Tools
Description
<p>In the 1970s, Florida lawmakers voted against ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The amendment proposed that &ldquo;Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex.&rdquo; Floridians&rsquo; response to the ERA mirrored ...
Type
dataset

Research Starter: Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962

334195
Collection
Research Tools
Description
In 1962, U.S. spy planes confirmed that the Soviet Union was installing nuclear missiles in Cuba to deter an American invasion of the island. While President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev negotiated a deal to remove the missiles, Floridians prepared for the possibility of a nuc...
Type
dataset

State Road Department Bulletin: Mixed-in-Place Sand Asphalt in Florida, 1932

318830
Date
1932-01-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Booklet by H.C. Weathers, engineer with the State Road Department, entitled "Mixed-in-Place Sand Asphalt." Published January 1932. Weathers wrote the bulletin in response to a number of requests from county officials and contractors for information about the State Road Department's tests involving v...
Type
text

Letter from Alexia "Lex" Pincus to Patricia Stephens, March 25, 1960

331072
Date
1960-03-25
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter from Alexia Pincus of the National Conference of Christians and Jews to Patricia Stephens describing her life and education and offering support to Stephens.
Type
text

Naturally Spooky

332818
Date
2017-10-27
Collection
Blog Posts
Type
text

Nophsinger & Co. Land lottery advertisement

212411
Date
1857
Collection
Selected Documents
Type
text

Primary Source Set: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in Florida

212411
Description
Primary source set of archival photographs and documents relating to the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in Florida.
Type
dataset

Oaths of Allegiance to the United States of America, 1865

339323
Date
1865
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Oaths of allegiance entered in Leon County between May 31 and June 17, 1865. The signees, although primarily from Northern Florida, represented several Florida counties and a few different states. These rosters include information otherwise available in census or service records, such as date, name,...
Type
text

Revised Descriptive Circular of DeLand, Florida, 1884

324359
Date
1884
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Circular advertisement with city grid map for C. H. &amp; S. B. Wright Real Estate Agents selling lots in DeLand, Florida, 1884.
Type
text