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Series 1. Biographical and Family Files, 1903-2001


Scope and Contents

This series contains autobiographical writings, articles about Bennett, biographical information produced by his office and campaigns, and other miscellaneous biographical materials. There are files on the awards he received, his family genealogy, correspondence and articles about his retirement from office in 1992, and personal papers from his childhood. The series also includes family papers pertaining to his parents, his brother, and his son, Charles Jr., who passed way.


  • Creation: 1903-2001



The collection is open for research. The presence of constituent mail in this collection requires mediated access. Access to constituent mail is restricted for a period of 30 years from creation. Researchers must consult with Special Collections staff before using the collection and must agree in writing to the following conditions: Congressional constituent mail is considered a type of privileged correspondence. Reproduction of constituent mail in any format is prohibited. Further, researchers using constituent mail must agree not to divulge the names or addresses of constituents or provide information that could conceivably identify constituents.


From the Collection: 253.5 Linear feet (190 Boxes, 9 Volumes and 1 Oversize Folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America