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A.B. Temple Letter

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 2012.013
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a letter dated January 25, 1869, from A. B. Temple to A. R. Hunter, sent from the St. James Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida. The correspondent writes in a highly descriptive manner, and he provides details concerning business, travel and leisure activities in Jacksonville and the surrounding region. He relates his impressions of Florida upon his arrival in Jacksonville, stating "it is the largest place in the state, with about 6,000 inhabitants," but compares its...
Dates: 1869-01-25

Afro-American Life Insurance Company Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2008.002
Scope and Contents **Please Note: The University of North Florida Thomas G. Carpenter Special Collections and University Archives Afro-American Life Insurance Company Collection DOES NOT contain information on insurance policies or policyholders. Please contact the Florida Department of Financial Services through their website,, or call 1-877-693-5236 regarding any policy or insurance claim questions.**The collection consists of printed materials which provide an...
Dates: Created: 1951 - 1965

Arthur N. Sollee Papers

 Collection — Container: M84-1
Identifier: M84-1
Abstract As Director of the Jacksonville Expressway Authority during the pivotal transportation years of 1956-1972, Mr. Sollee was a major influence in the development of the Jacksonville, Florida road system in Duval County, Florida in the mid-twentieth century. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, subject files and reports, and newspaper clippings relating to transportation projects in Duval County. It includes extensive documentation on the development of Jacksonville's road...
Dates: Created: 1927-1984; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1984

Barnett Banks Collection

 Collection — Container: M99-1
Identifier: M99-1

The collection contains awards, photographs, printed material, and realia. Items span the years 1920-2009, with the majority of the materials concentrated in 1970-96.

Dates: Created: 1920-2009; Other: Majority of material found in ( 1970-1996); Other: Date acquired: 01/00/1999

Black Floridians and the Civil War: Facsimiles of Pension Records of the 21st, 33rd, and 34th United States Colored Infantry Regiments

Identifier: 2012.007
Scope and Contents The core of the collection are copies of primary documents compiled by Dr. Daniel L. Schafer from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) regarding applications for Union army veteran's pensions submitted from veterans of the United States Colored Infantry regiments, their widows, and other relatives. The records of the three regiments represented are for soldiers from Northeast Florida. The bulk of the materials are concentrated in the late nineteenth and the early...
Dates: Created: 1864 - 1941

Bucky Family Papers

 Collection — Container: M10-1
Identifier: M10-1

The collection consists of the personal and business correspondence of Bucky Family members and other correspondents from 1893-1915. Most of the letters are incoming correspondence from business associates, close family members, relatives and friends to Jacob (Jake) D. Bucky. Numerous letters from 1893-1895 are written on the "L. Bucki and Son" letterhead stationery.

Dates: Created: 1893-1915

Camp Joseph E. Johnston (Jacksonville, Fla.) Collection

 Collection — Container: M07-2
Identifier: M07-2
Abstract The collection consists primarily of the correspondence of Wesley "Lee" Bouslog, with 106 letters and envelopes dated from December 31, 1917 to May 21, 1918. The first letter describes his arrival at the Camp, and thereafter, the often lengthy letters detail Bouslog's life as a soldier, including descriptions of his daily meals and routines, and maintenance tasks. The letters provide a glimpse into camp life, with Bouslog relating that more than twenty states were represented in his...
Dates: Created: 1917-1921; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2006

Courtland Buckman Papers

 Collection — Container: M00-2
Identifier: M00-2

Primarily incoming business correspondence, most of which are inquiries about land purchases in Florida and rental property management activities documenting business life in Jacksonville. Includes also: Florida Uniform Examination questions (1896); campaign literature and messages of Florida Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward; a nineteenth century Jacksonville newsletter, 'St. Andrew's messenger' (1891); and several letters referring to the Jacksonville fire of May 3, 1901

Dates: Created: 1860-1938; Other: Majority of material found in ( 1897-1899; 1903-1904); Other: Date acquired: 01/00/1998

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Collection

 Collection — Container: M12-8
Identifier: M12-8
Abstract The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, has a distinguished history as a significant cultural resource of the region. The celebration of the Museum's 50th anniversary in 2011 marked its development into a major Florida cultural institution, with a collection of over 6,000 objects in a wide variety of media, and a strong community presence via exhibitions, outreach programs, and art initiatives for children. The Special Collections' holdings contain ephemera and...
Dates: Other: Dummy Date

Dr. Edna Louise Saffy Papers

Identifier: 2013.003
Scope and Contents

This collection contains awards, correspondence, memorabilia, printed materials, photographs, personal papers, and writings. Many printed materials and photographs relate to politics and political activism. There are numerous photographs and newspaper clippings, as well as Dr. Saffy’s dissertation. The collection contains many memorabilia items, particularly from various political events, and there are two large portraits of Dr. Edna Louise Saffy.

Dates: 1962 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1991 - 1999

Dr. James Hall Collection

 Collection — Container: M03-4
Identifier: M03-4

Documents pertaining to biographical research on Dr. James Hall, and the concerted efforts of several Jacksonville residents to recognize Dr. Hall as an American patriot and to publicize the historical importance of his burial site. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, research notes, minutes of meetings, maps, periodicals, presentations and speeches by Dr. G. Dekle Taylor, and photographs.

Dates: Created: 1949-1984; Other: Majority of material found in 1972-1984; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2003

Duval County, Florida, Elections and Voting Collection

 Collection — Container: M12-9
Identifier: M12-9
Abstract The primary source materials in this collection provide historical documentation and evidence of selective elections and political campaigns held in Duval County and Jacksonville, Florida. The earliest items are Duval County election records dated 1904; the majority of the materials date from the late twentieth century to the present decade. Printed materials include sample election ballots and guides, voting brochures and pamphlets, and a voting registration receipt card. Artifacts and...
Dates: Created: 1904-

Duval Medical Center, University Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida Collection

Identifier: 2003.003
Scope and Contents Documents pertaining to issues and activities, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, presentations and speeches by Dr. G. Dekle Taylor, minutes of various Committee meetings, reports, brochures and fact sheets on the 1971 University Hospital complex, and two photographs of Dr. Taylor being inducted in 1969 as President of the Center's Medical Staff.This collection was donated by Dr. Taylor, a Jacksonville physician and a principal participant in the Center's...
Dates: Created: 1925-1973

E.A. Lee Letter

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 2012.012
Scope and Contents The correspondence consists of an envelope and letter dated February 9, 1886, from E. A. Lee to Mrs. William J. Clark, sent from St. Nicholas, Florida. The writer describes to Mrs. Clark, a friend in Ypsilanti, Michigan, her experiences as a winter visitor to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1886. She recounts her arrival in Jacksonville and the boat ride across the St. Johns River to St. Nicholas, a settlement on the east side of the river where she and her brother have rented homes. She describes...
Dates: 1886-02-09

Eartha M. M. White Papers

 Collection — Container: M75-1
Identifier: M75-1
Abstract The collection consists of more than 1,000 items, primarily twentieth century material relating to Jacksonville, Florida. Includes letters, documents, and notes relating to the personal, political, and business activities of Eartha M. M. White. Some subject files include publications, reports, programs, photographs, and memorabilia. Of particular interest are materials pertaining to: Prominent African American leaders, e.g., James Weldon Johnson, A. Phillip Randolph, and Simuel Decatur...
Dates: Created: 1831-1974; Other: Majority of material found in ( 1930-1974); Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1975

Edward H. Gamble Collection

Identifier: 2014.001
Content Description

The collection contains original political cartoons, personal letters, and ephemera. The majority of the cartoon collection relates to Florida and Jacksonville and were published in the Florida Times-Union Newspaper.

Dates: 1980 - 2010

Elisa Hatch Letters

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 2012.015
Scope and Contents The correspondence consists of two letters, dated May 29, 1842 and July 23, 1843, from Elisa Hatch to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Comings, sent from Jacksonville, Florida. The writer describes to her brother and sister, in Greensboro, Vermont, her thoughts and experiences while living on the Florida frontier, two years prior to Florida's admission to statehood. The first letter, dated May 29, 1842, mentions her Boarding School for Young Ladies, and her role as a teacher in...
Dates: 1842-05-29; 1843-07-23

Fleming Family Papers

Identifier: 2002.003
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the personal correspondence of Fleming Family members and other correspondents circa 1879-1930. Most of the letters are incoming correspondence from relatives and friends to the Francis Philip Fleming family members. The core of the collection are condolence letters sent to Mrs. Francis P. Fleming, wife of the Governor, after his death on December 20, 1908.There are only two letters in the collection from the Governor, sent to his...
Dates: Created: 1879 - 1930

Florida League for Nursing Collection

 Collection — Container: M02-2
Identifier: M02-2

The collection consists of administrative and financial records, and publications which chronicle the League's activities and development from 1967-1986. The bulk of the collection are printed materials.

Dates: Created: 1967-1986

George Lansing Taylor Image Collection

Identifier: 2011.002
Scope and Contents The collection consists of nearly 10,000 photographs in electronic format of historic architectural sites in the United States, primarily in the Southeastern United States. The images are color, featuring daylight scenes, and dated between 2005-2019. Major subject categories include athletic venues, bridges, cemeteries, churches and synagogues, clubs and associations, college campuses, commercial enterprises, financial institutions, fire stations, hospitals, hotels, libraries,...
Dates: Created: 2005 - 2019

George W. Simons, Jr. Planning Collection

 Collection — Container: M09-1
Identifier: M09-1
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, publications and printed materials, project and subject files, and photographs relating to Mr. Simons' personal and professional activities throughout his adult life, from his college years until his retirement in 1970. The chronology begins with documentation of his higher education activities, including class notebooks, his thesis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1915) and correspondence with professors. His professional career as a planning,...
Dates: Created: 1899-1993; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1970; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2005

Homer H. Humphries, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Container: M07-4
Identifier: M07-4

The collection contains correspondence, subject files, and campaign and printed materials relating to Humphries' political activities, chiefly his tenure on the Jacksonville City Council from 1967-1971. The core of the collection are newspaper clippings pertaining to the Council's activities under the new consolidated government. Additional printed materials provide documentation on the site selection of the University of North Florida in 1969.

Dates: Created: 1967-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1967-1971; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2007

Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. Records

 Record Group
Identifier: 2016.007
Content Description

The collection consists of reports, annual reports, studies, and quality of life surveys conducted by the Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. for Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. The collection is arranged in chronological order beginning in 1975 through 2015.

Dates: 1975 - 2015

Jacksonville Consolidation Newspaper Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2007.003
Scope and Contents The collection contains newspaper clippings which provide insight, commentary, and documentation on the Consolidation of the Jacksonville City and Duval County governments. Special Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville Journal newspaper supplements from October 1, 1968, and Florida Times-Union supplement from October 1, 1969, provide extensive details on the history and background of the governmental merger. Additional newsclippings from the Florida Times-Union mark...
Dates: 1968-2008

Jacksonville [FL] Jazz Festival Collection

Identifier: 2007.001
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the following series: Brochures/fliers, including promotional pamphlets, booklets, and flyers.General Admission tickets.Invitations to events during the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.Media packets which include schedules, musician biographies, and musician photographs.Newspaper articles/supplements about the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.Official Stationery of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival with the...
Dates: 1981 - 2014

Jacksonville, Florida, Historical Newspapers Collection

 Collection — Container: M12-5
Identifier: M12-5
Abstract The collection contains selective print newspapers, sections and clippings of The Florida Times-Union and the Jacksonville Journal which detail and document Northeast Florida history from 1890 to date. Anniversary and commemorative editions, and selective daily newspapers describe historical developments, the achievements of notable figures, and provide valuable insights into daily life in Northeast Florida. A preponderance of articles feature commentary and analysis on Jacksonville's growth...
Dates: Created: 1890-2012; Other: Date acquired: 01/00/2011

Jacksonville, Florida, Urban Beautification Project: Bus Benches

 Collection — Container: M03-2
Identifier: M03-2
Abstract This collection documents the untiring efforts of Jacksonville physician Dr. George Dekle Taylor's twelve-year campaign leading a citizen group in opposition to "the unsightly blemish of the advertising on bus benches which are haphazardly scattered over the community." Two other corollary concerns were that (a) the City and bus companies should provide additional, dignified benches with convenient locations for the bus riding public; and (b) the City investigate the legality of advertising...
Dates: Created: 1962-1973; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2001

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Collection

 Collection — Container: M12-1
Identifier: M12-1
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...
Dates: Created: 1989-2012

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (Jacksonville, Florida) Collection

 Collection — Container: M12-11
Identifier: M12-11
Abstract The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSO) in Jacksonville, Florida, was founded in September 1949, and its sixty-three year history since reflects its development and current standing as a significant cultural resource. The collection provides historical documentation of the musical concerts and performances, and events and activities of the JSO from 1961 to date. The core of the collection are print ephemera, including event and performance programs, subscribers' cards and invitations, and...
Dates: Created: 1961-

Joe Carlucci Collection

 Collection — Container: M88-1
Identifier: 1988.001
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, administrative and subject files, and printed materials relating to Mr. Carlucci's political activities. Few personal items are included. Subject files provide detailed information on highly publicized and controversial Jacksonville, Florida issues (Offshore Power Systems, etc.) and prominent local individuals; extensive documentation on the site selection of the University of North Florida; and insights into the Hans Tanzler mayoral era of...
Dates: Created: 1911-1986; Other: Majority of material found in 1968-1978; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1988