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Afro-American Life Insurance Company Collection

 Collection — Container: M08-2
Identifier: M08-2
Abstract The collection consists of printed materials which provide an overview of the Company's business history and activities in the early to mid-twentieth century. Holdings include two issues of the in-house publication, "Pilot" (1962, 1964), and the Fiftieth Anniversary booklet, "Golden Anniversary, 1901-1951, Afro-American Life Insurance Co." A supplement to the newspaper, "The Pittsburgh Courier" (May 12, 1956), features the Company's new building in 1956. Numerous images of company employees and...

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 system,...

Barnett Banks Collection

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

Black Floridians and the Civil War: Pension Records of the 21/33/34 U. S. Colored Infantry Regiments

 Collection — Container: M12-7
Identifier: M12-7
Abstract The Northeast region of Florida has an extensive and rich military history, from its discovery and settlement by the Spanish and French, its occupation by Union troops four different times during the U.S. Civil War, its important military role during both World Wars, and currently, home to two Naval Stations. During the Civil War, black soliders from Florida played a significant role in the Union Army as part of the Colored Infantry Regiments. The Collection's primary source materials provide...

Bucky Family Papers

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

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 Barracks,...

Courtland Buckman Papers

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

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 printed...

Dr. James Hall Collection

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

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...

Duval Medical Center, University Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida Collection

 Collection — Container: M03-3
Identifier: M03-3
Abstract 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.

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 McGill;...

Fleming Family Letters

 Collection — Container: M02-3
Identifier: M02-3
Abstract 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.

Florida League for Nursing Collection

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

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,...

Homer H. Humphries, Jr. Papers

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

Jacksonville, Florida, Government Consolidation Collection

 Collection — Container: M07-3
Identifier: M07-3
Abstract On October 1, 1968, the governments of the city of Jacksonville, Florida and Duval County merged into one unified and consolidated government. The collection contains newspaper clippings which provide insight, commentary, and documentation on this transformative era in Jacksonville history. Special Florida Times-Union newspaper supplements from October 1, 1968, and October 1, 1969, provide extensive details on the history and background of the governmental merger. Additional newsclippings...

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...

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 on...

Jacksonville Jazz Festival Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M07-1
Abstract The collection consists of printed materials, souvenirs and memorabilia, including official posters and programs, promotional brochures / fliers/ media packets, invitations, postcards, apparel, buttons and pins which document the Festival's activities and development from 1981 to date. The bulk of the collection are printed materials, and materials are mixed for each year.

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...

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...

Joe Carlucci Collection

 Collection — Container: M88-1
Identifier: M88-1
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 Jacksonville...

John E. Mathews, Jr., Collection

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

John P. Varnum Family Collection

 Collection — Container: M02-4
Identifier: M02-4
Abstract The collection consists chiefly of the personal correspondence of Varnum Family members and other correspondents circa 1841-1927, with the bulk of the materials from the family's Jacksonville period of 1877 to 1888. Most of the letters are outgoing correspondence to relatives from Josephine L. Dyer (signed "Josie") Varnum, wife of John P. Varnum.

John William McClane Papers

 Collection — Container: M00-1
Identifier: M00-1
Abstract John William McClane was a U. S. Army navigator in Europe during World War II. These memoirs by McClane, "The War Years: World War II as experienced by an Army Air Force navigator," describe in great detail his arrival in Europe in 1941, his missions with the 44th Bomb Group, and his return from Europe in 1945 and discharge from the military. The manuscript was issued in four parts from 1985-1989. The text was printed from a Word Processor file, with illustrative material photocopied.

Lonnie Wurn Papers

 Collection — Container: M01-1
Identifier: M01-1
Abstract Extensive travel diaries and a published autobiography. The diaries are narrative descriptions of six trips, two around the world, taken by Lonnie and Emily Wurn. Diaries include black and white and color photographs, maps and expense logs.

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville Collection

 Collection — Container: M09-6
Identifier: M09-6
Abstract The Library's collection contains printed materials which provide documentation of the Museum's exhibitions and programs from the late 1970s to date. Types of items include gallery guides and rack cards, exhibition catalogs, invitations and publicity brochures, exhibition and text boards, and posters published by the Museum. Of particular interest are guides, catalogs, publicity and memorabilia from the Ramses II exhibition presented by the Jacksonville Art Museum in 1986-87, the Andrew Wyeth...

Nathaniel Glover, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Container: M09-2
Identifier: M09-2
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, personal and subject files, and campaign and printed materials relating to Glover's career, chiefly his election and tenure as Jacksonville Sheriff from 1995 to 2003. The core of the collection are printed materials pertaining to his campaigns for Jacksonville Sheriff (1995; 1999) and Mayor (2003), and photographs showing highlights from his JSO years. The images provide visual documentation of his extensive involvement in the community, through...

National Organization for Women, Jacksonville, Florida, and Jacksonville Women's Movement Collection

 Collection — Container: M09-5
Identifier: M09-5
Abstract The collection contains subject files which chronicle the formative years and development of the Jacksonville, Florida chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and Jacksonville Women's Movement from 1969 to 2002. Resources include printed materials, such as correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, newsletters, publicity announcements and flyers of local activities, event programs, and early telephone and membership lists. The subject contents are primarily local in scope...