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Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Hotels, Motels and Lodgings.

 Collection — Container: M01-2a
Identifier: M01-2a

Scope and Contents

The collection provides historical documentation of tourism and lodging accommodations in Northeast Florida in the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries. The core of the collection relates to hotel accommodations, particularly text and visual materials representing once notable and no longer extant urban Jacksonville hotels. (Chiefly Hotels Andrew Jackson, Aragon, Carling, George Washington, Mason, Mayflower, Roosevelt, Seminole, Windle, and Windsor.) The collection contains printed materials: brochures, business cards, souvenir photo albums, folders, menus, programs, shipping labels, and stationery. Publishers/printers include: Jacksonville Tourist and Convention Tourist Bureau, Jacksonville City Council Advertising Committee, Arnold Printing Company, DaCosta Printing and Publishing House, H. & W.B. Drew Company, Miller Press, and Tutewiler Press. Unique early printed materials include: a nineteenth century brochure from the historic Hotel St. Elmo in Green Cove Springs; a nineteenth century brochure from Murray Hall in Pablo Beach, with a letter of recommendation from General F. E. Spinner, ex-Treasurer of the United States; and a Florida Hotel Guide for the 1924-25 season.

Dates

  • Created: 1886-
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1995

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact 904-620-1533 or email: lib-special@unf.edu

Biographical or Historical Information

The majority of the materials date from the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries.

Note written by

Extent

1.10 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection provides historical documentation of tourism and lodging accommodations in Northeast Florida in the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries. The core of the collection relates to hotel accommodations, particularly text and visual materials representing once notable and no longer extant urban Jacksonville hotels. (Chiefly Hotels Andrew Jackson, Aragon, Carling, George Washington, Mason, Mayflower, Roosevelt, Seminole, Windle, and Windsor.)

Arrangement Note

Collection arranged alphabetically by geographical location and within location by lodging name, subarranged by title of item.

Source of Acquisition

Items in the collection were acquired via donations and purchase

Method of Acquisition

The materials were acquired by UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives on 00/00/1995.

Related Materials

Library collection. Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Tourism. (http://www.unf.edu/library/sc/tourismcontainer.html) Electronic versions of collection and related library materials are available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. (http://palmm.fcla.edu/fh/) Online selections include: The Everett, Jacksonville, Florida. [New York, N.Y.? : J.M. Lee?, 1886?] Illustrated Hotel News.Jacksonville, Fla. : Chas. W. DaCosta. Holdings: v.3, no. 85 (1888:April 8, Sunday) Brochure: Jean Ribaut Club, Fort George Island, Jacksonville - Florida. Brochure: Florida hotel George Washington...: Jacksonville, Robert Kloeppel, owner-manager. [St. Augustine, Fla.? : Record Company?, between 1929 and 1939?] Brochure (1 sheet): Season of 1886-87, Murray Hall, Pablo Beach, Florida. Jacksonville, Fla., Chas. W. Dacosta, Printer [1886?] Mr. Bonfield's Weekly Information and Amusement Guide of Jacksonville and Florida. Jacksonville, Fla. : Weekly Information and Amusement Guide of Jacksonville and Florida, Mr. Bonfield's Travel Bureau, (Jacksonville, Fla. : Kennedy-Brown-Hall Co.) Holdings: v.3, no.6 (1911:Dec.18); v.9, no.6 (1917:Jan.29) Container list available. The Container list provides a listing of the items as arranged in the Collection. When available, links are included to full-text resources and online images. Information about related materials is available at http://www.unf.edu/library/specialcollections/manuscripts/collections/Northeast_Florida_Regional_-_Hotels.aspx
Title
Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Hotels, Motels and Lodgings.
Author
Collection Description/Finding Aid prepared by Eileen D. Brady.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville FL 32224 US
904-620-1533