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Richard A. Martin Papers

 Collection — Container: M97-1
Identifier: M97-1

Scope and Contents

Administrative, legal and subject files and printed materials relating to Jacksonville-Duval County, Florida government consolidation. The consolidation materials span the years 1963-1993, with the bulk of the items concentrated in the transitional consolidation years of 1967-70. Newspaper clippings and printed materials form the majority of the collection. Few personal items are included. Resources include primary reports and speeches from prominent elected officials; an extensive group of editorials and daily newspaper articles (many written by Mr. Martin) exploring the numerous issues arising from merging the Jacksonville - Duval County governments; and insights into the Hans Tanzler era of Jacksonville mayoral history. Related collections on Jacksonville's government consolidation during the same time period include: Joe Carlucci Collection; Homer H. Humphries, Jr. Papers; Jacksonville, Florida, Government Consolidation Collection. Miscellaneous materials include additional research items held by Mr. Martin: newsclippings and correspondence relating to the British War Relief Society (1940-41); copies and transcriptions of Jacksonville, Fla. City Council. Minutes, 1870-85 / Selected Ordinances, 1870-1883; and Jacksonville, Fla. Board of Trade. Official Minutes, 1867-1871.

Dates

  • Created: 1963-1993
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1967-1970
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1997

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

Richard A. Martin was a journalist, educator, historian and author. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927. Graduated from University of Florida, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education. Teacher, Ocala, Florida public schools, 1955. Reporter, columnist and editor with The Florida Times-Union and the Jacksonville Journal, 1956-67. Head, Department of Educational Services and Historical Research, Silver Springs Inc., 1966-67. Chief of Public Relations Division, City of Jacksonville, 1968-70. Free lance writer, 1970-. Also, Creative Director/Partner, Radcliffe Advertising Agency, Jacksonville, Florida, 1978-85. Research and Development Specialist, Division of Convention Support Services, City of Jacksonville, Florida, 1985-. Author of numerous articles and publications on Jacksonville and Florida history. Pulitzer Prize nomination, 1959 and 1968. Winner of Arthur W. Thompson Memorial Prize in Florida History, 1975. Died on March 27, 2003.

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Extent

10.50 Linear Feet

Abstract

Administrative, legal and subject files and printed materials relating to Jacksonville-Duval County, Florida government consolidation. The consolidation materials span the years 1963-1993, with the bulk of the items concentrated in the transitional consolidation years of 1967-70. Newspaper clippings and printed materials form the majority of the collection. Few personal items are included.

Arrangement Note

Alphabetical by topic; chronological within folder.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Richard A. Martin, 1997

Method of Acquisition

The materials were acquired by UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives on 00/00/1997.

Related Materials

Electronic versions of some collection materials are available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. Online selections include: Blueprint for improvement / Local Government Study Commission of Duval County. [Jacksonville, Fla. : The Commission], 1966. Charter of the consolidated government of the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville : Florida Publishing Co., [1967] The Facts on annexation : Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Forward Jacksonville Committee. [Jacksonville, Fla. : Forward Jacksonville Committee?, 1963?] Descriptions of individual items are available in the Richard A. Martin Papers Container List. Information about related materials is available at http://www.unf.edu/library/specialcollections/manuscripts/collections/Richard_A__Martin.aspx

Other Descriptive Information

Container list available. Additional information may be found at http://www.unf.edu/library/specialcollections/manuscripts/collections/Richard_A__Martin.aspx
Title
Richard A. Martin Papers
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