Letter to Joseph E. Lee Concerning the Florida Gubernatorial Election of 1916

246045
Date
1916-10-24
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
Joseph E. Lee was arguably the most prominent black Republican in Florida during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Born in Philadelphia in 1849, Lee moved to Florida in 1873. He represented Duval County in the Florida House of Representatives from 1875-1881 and then served a term in...
Type
text

Campaign Flier for Sidney J. Catts, 1916

212322
Date
1916
Collection
Florida Broadsides
Description
Side one: political campaign for Catts -- ''Catts men must have one man. ... If Texas had a Hogg for Governor why can't Florida have a Catt for Governor? Register Mr. Voter--kill the rats--Pay your poll tax and vote for Catts.''
Type
text

The Wakulla Swamp Volcano

295234
Date
2014-11-19
Collection
Blog Posts

Commander Curtis E. Chillingworth with Governor and Mrs. Holland at N.A.S. Jacksonville.

46996
Date
1943
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
SC00029

Storytellers at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Tent) (Sunday)

239708
Date
1995-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
16 audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 5pm at the Storytelling Tent. (The Storytelling Auditorium area, which featured some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Wiseman, Spitzer, and Newsom served as the emcees. Several of the storytellers also sang songs. Muti...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-32
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C96-33
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C96-34
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C96-35
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C96-36
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C96-37
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C96-38
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C96-39
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C96-40
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C96-41
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C96-42
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C96-43
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C96-44
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C96-45
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C96-46
Item ID
C96-47

Florida's Juke Joints

295174
Date
2014-05-28
Collection
Blog Posts

First Act of the Territorial Legislature, 1822

246014
Date
1822-08-06
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
This first act of Florida's Territorial Legislature in 1822 divided the territory into four counties and established local courts. This act is from a series containing the original acts, resolutions, and memorials of the Territorial Legislature (1822-1844) and State Legislature (1845-ongoing). The a...
Type
text

World War I National Crisis Day Proclamation, 1917

246046
Date
1917-05-16
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
The First World War erupted in Europe during the summer of 1914, becoming the bloodiest conflict in world history to that time. The United States remained neutral, although the sympathies of most Americans lay firmly with the Allied nations of Great Britain, France, Italy, and (until 1917) Russia. G...
Type
text

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

321974
Date
2016-03-21
Collection
Blog Posts

Flier describing the Urban Renewal Act on the ballot for February 23, 1960 in Tallahassee

212304
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Broadsides
Description
A description of the Urban Renewal Act, which Tallahassee voters would be asked to approve at the upcoming election on February 23, 1960. The flier was printed and distributed by the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee, Florida.
Type
text

Letter from Algy Knox Bevins to Merie Rieck - March 21, 1915

326898
Date
1915-03-21
Collection
Bevins Family Papers
Description
Letter from Algy Knox Bevins to his sister, Merie Rieck discussing life in Davenport, Florida.
Type
text

Women’s Equality Day: The First Ladies of Florida Politics

322316
Date
2016-08-26
Collection
Blog Posts

Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Florida Woman's Christian Temperance Union Program

297432
Date
1903-04-21
Collection
Florida Broadsides
Description
Program of events for the Twentieth annual meeting of the Florida Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Type
text

Volusia County

321164
Date
1936-11-23
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Volusia County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Campaign poster for Sidney J. Catts, 1920

212324
Date
1920
Collection
Florida Broadsides
Description
Side one: To the Democratic Voters of Florida. A letter defending Catts against the negative publicity he received in newspapers from around the State of Florida -- Speaking announcement to be completed (place, date, and time).
Type
text

Historical Sketch of Sarasota County

321152
Date
1939-05
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Sarasota County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Constitution of 1885

189169
Date
1885
Collection
Florida's Early Constitutions
Description
Delegates convened in June 1885 to revise Florida’s state constitution. The existing constitution had been in effect since 1868, when it was adopted as part of Florida’s reentry into the United States following the Civil War. The 1885 constitution legitimized poll taxes as a prerequisite for vot...
Type
text

Constitution of 1868

189095
Date
1868
Collection
Florida's Early Constitutions
Description
Congress passed a series of laws known as the Reconstruction Acts in 1867. These laws required the former Confederate states to dissolve existing state governments, register all eligible men (white or African-American) to vote, and then hold conventions to create new state constitutions. To be readm...
Type
text

Milton Letterbook: June 19, 1862

265985
Date
1862-06-19
Collection
Milton Letterbook
Type
Text

Milton Letterbook: July 3, 1862

265998
Date
1862-07-03
Collection
Milton Letterbook
Type
Text

Milton Letterbook: January 5, 1863

266147
Date
1863-01-05
Collection
Milton Letterbook
Type
Text

Milton Letterbook: March 23, 1863

266172
Date
1863-03-23
Collection
Milton Letterbook
Type
Text

Man breaking up a still in Orange County

5742
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR07162

Police destroying confiscated liquor - Miami, Florida

30277
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC07150

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