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John E. Mathews, Jr., Collection

 Collection — Container: M83-1
Identifier: M83-1

Scope and Contents

John E. Mathews, Jr. was a Florida state legislator from 1956 to 1970 and President of the Florida Senate in 1969-70. He ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Florida in 1963/64 and 1969/70. The collection contains the extensive personal papers, documents, and memorabilia of Mr. Mathews, spanning the years 1920 - 1988. His early years are particularly well documented, with scrapbooks, report cards, awards, etc. The legislative years (1956-70) are chronicled by detailed reports, documents, and newsclippings; and the gubernatorial campaign years (1963; 1969-70) are well-represented with a near complete set of the master campaign files of correspondence, lists, speeches, newsclippings, scrapbooks, and travel / itinerary materials. The collection is of primary value for research on Mr. Mathews, but in totality, provides insights into Florida political history and government circa 1950-70.

Dates

  • Created: 1900-1988
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1956-1970
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1983

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical or Historical Information

Politician, Florida state legislator and attorney. Born in Jacksonville, Florida on June 20, 1920. Educated at Emory University (A.B. 1942); Harvard University (LL.B. 1948). Served in the United States Navy, 1942-1946. Member, Florida House of Representatives, 1956-1962; Member, Florida Senate, 1962-1970. Candidate, Florida Gubernatorial elections: 1964, 1970. Retired from politics to private legal practice, 1970. Died on January 7, 1988 in Gainesville, Florida.

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Extent

157.00 Linear Feet

Abstract

John E. Mathews, Jr. was a Florida state legislator from 1956 to 1970 and President of the Florida Senate in 1969-70. He ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Florida in 1963/64 and 1969/70. The collection contains the extensive personal papers, documents, and memorabilia of Mr. Mathews, spanning the years 1920 - 1988. His early years are particularly well documented, with scrapbooks, report cards, awards, etc. The legislative years (1956-70) are chronicled by detailed reports, documents, and newsclippings; and the gubernatorial campaign years (1963; 1969-70) are well-represented with a near complete set of the master campaign files of correspondence, lists, speeches, newsclippings, scrapbooks, and travel / itinerary materials. The collection is of primary value for research on Mr. Mathews, but in totality, provides insights into Florida political history and government circa 1950-70.

Arrangement Note

Organized in 12 series; chronological within folder.

Source of Acquisition

The materials were donated to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library by Gwendolyn Mathews in 1983

Method of Acquisition

The materials were acquired by UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives on 00/00/1983.

Related Materials

Electronic versions of some collection materials are available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection, and the UNF archival guide, Named Campus Buildings. Descriptions of individual items and photographs are available in the Mathews Collection Subject Guide. An extensive online exhibit featuring the Mathews Collection is available at the following website. Information about related materials is available at http://www.unf.edu/library/specialcollections/manuscripts/collections/John_E__Mathews,_Jr_.aspx

Other Descriptive Information

An extensive Subject Index to the Collection is available. Additional information may be found at http://www.unf.edu/library/specialcollections/manuscripts/collections/John_E__Mathews,_Jr_.aspx
Title
John E. Mathews, Jr., 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