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Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Collection

 Collection — Container: M12-1
Identifier: M12-1

Scope and Contents

The collection contains printed materials, ephemera, and memorabilia which show the operations and activities of JAXPORT from the late twentieth century to date. Items include announcements and correspondence, information sheets, event programs, promotional brochures and folders, official magazines, and commemorative posters. The bulk of the collection are printed materials. Artifacts in the collection include bumper stickers, buttons and pins, lanyards, and tickets. Overall, the materials provide visual and print documentation of the recent history of the Port, and a wealth of information, details and statistics for future researchers.

Dates

  • Created: 1989-2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JPA) was created in 1963 by the Florida Legislature to own and manage Jacksonville's public ship docks and terminals. In 1968, as part of the government consolidation of the City of Jacksonville and Duval County, the county's airports (Jacksonville International Airport, Craig, and Herlong Airports) also were placed under JPA's control. By October 2001, the Authority's marine and aviation operations were divided into two separate authorities: the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) was created to manage the city's airports, and the Jacksonville Seaport Authority was formed to manage the maritime facilities. The Seaport Authority (doing business as the Jacksonville Port Authority) retained the brand name JAXPORT. In 2003, a legislative bill was passed to officially reinstate the name Jacksonville Port Authority instead of Seaport.

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Extent

4.10 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection contains printed materials, ephemera, and memorabilia which show the operations and activities of JAXPORT from the late twentieth century to date. Items include announcements and correspondence, information sheets, event programs, promotional brochures and folders, official magazines, and commemorative posters. The bulk of the collection are printed materials. Artifacts in the collection include bumper stickers, buttons and pins, lanyards, and tickets. Overall, the materials provide visual and print documentation of the recent history of the Port, and a wealth of information, details and statistics for future researchers.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by series; chronological within folder.

Source of Acquisition

Materials donated by JAXPORT, Linda Lockwood Smith, and Archival staff.

Related Materials

Videorecording. Schleicher, Roy. The Jacksonville Port Authority in the new millennium. Roy Schleicher, [presented by] the University of North Florida, Coggin College of Business, International Business Flagship program. 1 videodisc (68 min.). Presented at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Lazzara Performance Hall, February 11, 2009, as part of the International Business Week lecture series. Mr. Schleicher, JPA Senior Director of Trade and Marketing, discusses some of the changes taking place at the Port of Jacksonville. He describes the opening of two new terminals and explains how shipping and distribution of goods happens. He advocates for the additional dredging of the shipping channel in the St. Johns River to accommodate increasingly large vessels.

Related Publications

Jacksonville Port Authority. Annual report. Jacksonville, Fla.: JPA, 1966- . Additional print copies in Government Documents Collection (2nd floor). Jacksonville Port Authority. Official directory. JAXPORT. Miramar, FL : SEAPORTS Publications Group, Commonwealth Business Media, in association with Jacksonville Port Authority, 1986/87 - (Annual). Additional print copies in Government Documents Collection (2nd floor). JAXPORT. Jacksonville, Fla.: Jacksonville Port Authority, 1987- . (Quarterly magazine). Additional print copies in Government Documents Collection (2nd floor). Jaxport, improvement and expansion. Jacksonville, Fla.: Jacksonville Community Council Inc., 1995.  Electronic version available on the World Wide Web.
Title
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Collection
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