Letter from Orval L. Shobe asking Governor Doyle Carlton to Pass a Law Requiring Banks to Guarantee Deposits, 1929

334166
Date
1929-08-05
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Orval L. Shobe, a printer in Orlando, writes to Governor Doyle Carlton, asking him to call a special session of the Legislature to pass a new law requiring banks to guarantee their deposits. Shobe notes that this sort of law had been passed in Kansas and Oklahoma. Shobe is moved to write at this tim...
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Letter from S.B. Vining of Plant City to Governor Doyle Carlton Regarding Bank Failures, 1929

334167
Date
1929-10-31
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Sumter Bishop Vining of Plant City in Hillsborough County writes to Governor Doyle Carlton complaining about the lack of a requirement for banks to be insured against failures, noting that failed banks cost hand-working Floridians their hard-earned savings. Vining likens this to "highway robbery."
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Letter from Mrs. Ethel Dykes to Governor Doyle Carlton Requesting a Donation for Improving a Church, 1929

334168
Date
1929-10-14
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Mrs. Ethel Dykes writes to Governor Doyle Carlton asking if he would donate money for an effort to purchase new windows and doors for the Lucerne Park Baptist Church in Orlando.
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Letter from Mrs. Donald O. (Harriet) Drown to Governor Doyle Carlton Regarding Tax Payments during the Great Depression, 1932

334169
Date
1932-02-22
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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...
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Telegram from Mary McLeod Bethune to Governor Doyle Carlton Protesting the Use of Black Female Convicts for Carrying and Installing Heavy Posts in Jacksonville, 1932

334170
Date
1932-03-13
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Telegram from Mary McLeod Bethune to Governor Doyle Carlton protesting the use of black female convicts for installing posts in the streets of Jacksonville.
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Letter from Citizens of Gilchrist County to Governor Doyle Carlton Asking for Help with Prohibition Enforcement, 1929

334171
Date
1929-04-05
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Letter from citizens of Gilchrist County asking Governor Doyle Carlton to send revenue officers down to the area between Bell and the "Townsend settlement" to apprehend locals who were operating illicit whiskey stills. The letter accuses several specific individuals. The letter warns the governor no...
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Letter from Mrs. B.H. Smith Asking Governor Doyle Carlton to Send Help to Combat Moonshining Near Palmdale, 1931

334172
Date
1931-07-19
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Letter from Mrs. B.H. Smith of Palmdale in Glades County, asking Governor Doyle Carlton for help stopping moonshining in the area. According to Mrs. Smith, several moonshiners were operating in the area and selling illicit whiskey to local men, causing them to neglect their families. Mrs. Smith note...
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Resolution by the Board of County Commissioners of Glades County Asking Governor Doyle Carlton to Call a Special Session of the Legislature to Address School Funding Shortfalls During the Great Depression, 1930

334173
Date
1930-04-07
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Description
Resolution by the Board of County Commissioners of Glades County calling on Governor Doyle Carlton to call a special session of the Legislature to address the fact that poorer Florida counties were unable to keep their public schools open because of a lack of tax revenue coming in during the Great D...
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Letter from S.A. Golden to Governor Doyle Carlton Regarding the Road Between Graceville and Chipley, 1929

334174
Date
1929-07-14
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Letter from Seaborn A. Golden of Graceville in jackson County asking Governor Doyle Carlton to consider using state convicts to help complete the public road between Graceville and Chipley in neighboring Washington County. Golden also remarks that Graceville's state senator, Walter J. Singletary, ha...
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Telegram to Governor Doyle Carlton from Hillsborough County Superintendent of Schools W.D.F. Snipes Regarding School Funding Shortfall, ca. 1932

334175
Date
1932-01-01
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Telegram from Hillsborough County Superintendent of Schools W.D.F. Snipes to Governor Doyle Carlton, warning that the county would be unable to keep the public schools open without state assistance. Conditions were "desperate."
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Letter from Jessie Wauchope to Governor Doyle Carlton Regarding Speakeasies and Gambling in Tampa

334176
Date
1932-03-23
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Description
Letter from Miss Jessie Wauchope to Governor Doyle Carlton asking him to address the prevalence of gambling and speakeasies in Tampa.
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Letter from a Tampa Citizen to Governor Doyle Carlton Relating to African Americans Working on Public Roads, 1931

334177
Date
1931-01-08
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Letter from a citizen of Tampa representing a "taxpayers' committee" to Governor Doyle Carlton protesting the use of African American labor on U.S. Highway 17 between Tampa and Plant City. The writer says these workers pay no taxes and have no family to support, while white men in the area are out o...
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Affidavit by John Black Regarding Constable Frank A. Howard, 1930

334178
Date
1930-08-28
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Affidavit by John Black attesting that Constable Frank A. Howard purchased alcohol illegally at the White Swan Pool Room in Port Tampa, and further declined to arrest anyone else who was doing so, despite the current law prohibiting the sale of alcohol.
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Letter to Governor Doyle Carlton Complianing About High Salaries for Public Officials, 1931

334179
Date
1931-06-25
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Letter from an Orlando resident complaining that legislators and the governor himself were elected on a platform of economy in state government, yet to the writer it seemed government officials were still receiving remarkably high salaries. The letter is unsigned.
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Telegram from Governor Doyle Carlton to S.W. Hiatt Congratulating Plant City on the First Annual Strawberry Festival, 1930

334180
Date
1930-03-12
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Telegram from Governor Doyle Carlton to S.W. Hiatt of Plant City congratulating the growers and citizens of Plant City on a good strawberry harvest and the first annual strawberry festival.
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Report of Psychiatric Examination of Giuseppe Zangara by Drs. I.H. Agos and T. Earl Moore, 1933

334327
Date
1933-02-18
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Psychiatric evaluation of Joseph Zangara, alias Giuseppe Zangara, by Drs. I.H. Agos and T. Earl Moore in Miami in 1933. On February 15, 1933, Zangara attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he gave a speech from the back of an open car in the Bayfront Park area of the c...
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List of Persons Present at the Execution of Giuseppe Zangara at the Florida State Prison, 1933

334328
Date
1933-03-20
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List of witnesses present at the execution of Giuseppe Zangara by electrocution on March 20, 1933 at 9:15 a.m. at Florida State Prison in Raiford. On February 15, 1933, Zangara attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he gave a speech from the back of an open car in the ...
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Death Warrant for Giuseppe Zangara, 1933

334329
Date
1933-03-13
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Description
Death warrant for Giuseppe Zangara, addressed to Leonard Fielding Chapman, superintendent of the Florida State Prison at Raiford, as well as Sheriff Daniel E. Hardie of Dade County. On February 15, 1933, Zangara attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he gave a speech f...
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Information Filed Against Giuseppe Zangara in the Criminal Court of Dade County, 1933

334330
Date
1933-02-16
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Description
Information outlining charges filed against Giuseppe Zangara in the Criminal Court of Dade County on February 16, 1933. Charles A. Morehead, County Solicitor for Dade County, charges Zangara with four counts of assault with intent to commit murder.
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Tanglefin Net Cash Price List, 1929

336093
Date
1929-03-19
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Description
National Net &Twine Co., Inc. price list for netting.
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text

Ministers' and Deacons' Union of Wakulla County Program, 1928

336100
Date
1928
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Description
Program for the Ministers' and Deacons' Union of Wakulla County meeting at New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Moody, Florida.
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text

Matchbook Advertising the Boxing Match of Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, 1936

336116
Date
1936-06-18
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Description
Advertisment for the "Biggest Match Yet," a boxing match between American Joe "Brown Bomber" Louis and German Max Schmeling. The fight took place on June 19, 1936, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (The matches incorrectly give June 18, 1936, as the date of the broadcast.)
Type
physical object

Matchbook from Parrot Jungle in Miami, ca. 1940

336117
Date
1940
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Description
Matchbook advertising Parrot Jungle in Miami with illustrations of a Duke-Salmon crested cockatoo, flamingos, macaws and an alligator from the attraction. The Lion Match Co. logo is hidden behind the matches.
Type
physical object

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

Lakeland Building and Loan Association - Investigate Before You Invest, ca. 1927

336132
Date
1927
Collection
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Description
Leaflet inviting investors to consider investing in the Lakeland Building and Loan Association. The leaflet provides the names of the officers and directors of the corporation, as well as a statement of its finances and growth patterns from 1925 to 1927.
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text

Lakeland Florida: Florida's Most Picturesque City, ca. 1936

336136
Date
1936
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Booklet advertising Lakeland and Polk County to potential visitors. It describes recreational activities, accommodations, and civic organizations in town, and emphasizes Lakeland's favorable climate. The booklet may have been directed at members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of...
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text

Lake Wales Florida: The City of the Carillon, ca. 1940

336140
Date
1940
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising Lake Wales and Polk County to potential visitors. The publication includes images of Cypress Gardens, the Bok Singing Tower and other local attractions.
Type
text

Program for a Recital by Mrs. Virginia Henderson's Music Class at Benson Springs Junior High School - March 15, 1932

338013
Date
1932-03-15
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Description
This program lists the performances given during the March 15, 1932 music recital put on by Mrs. Virginia Henderson's music class at Benson Springs Junior High School. The program was pasted onto the page of a scrapbook.
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Commencement Exercises for Benson Springs Junior High School - June 6, 1929

338014
Date
1929-06-06
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Description
Program for a graduation ceremony for the tenth grade students of the Benson Springs Junior High School in Benson Springs in Volusia County. Benson Springs was a short-lived name for Enterprise; the name was changed back in 1937. The program lists the school personnel, the names of the graduates, an...
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The Benson Reflector - Benson Springs, Florida - February 1932

338015
Date
1932-02
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Inaugural number of the Benson Reflector, a newsletter published by the senior students of the Benson Springs Junior High School near what is now Enterprise in Volusia County. The newsletter includes material on both faculty and students, as well as jokes. Many students are identified throughout the...
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