07. P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
Florida History major manuscript collections include the papers of many prominent political and social leaders, as well as the papers of civic, trade and social organizations. Many of the manuscript groups contain business records as well as photographic materials that document the state's agricultural, environmental, military, and social history (the citrus, cattle, and naval stores industries; Seminole Wars; ethnic relations; immigration; etc.). Please note that a separate list exists for the Florida History Miscellaneous Manuscripts collection.
Found in 192 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MS 245
Abstract The collection documents the life and career of African American educator, A. Quinn Jones, his wife Frederica Jones, and the African American community in Gainesville, Florida, concentrating on Lincoln High School and the Greater Bethel AME Church.
Identifier: Ms 007
Abstract Diaries, ledgers, daybooks, memorandum, family correspondence, and essays of Abram Ormsbee Blanding, M.D., New England physician and Florida farmer.
Identifier: MS 276
Abstract Correspondence between Achille Murat and Comte Thibaudeau on various topics, including Murat's life in Florida, his views on American government, and observations of American life.
Identifier: MS 269
Abstract Subject files, background notes, interviews, talks, and copies of articles and columns from the noted Miami Herald journalist Al Burt, author of Becalmed in the Mullet Latitudes, Al Burt's Florida, Tropic of Cracker, and other works.
Dates: 1948-2009; Majority of material found within 1961-2007
Identifier: Ms 001
Abstract Business records of the company. Includes correspondence, tax bills, receipts, and notices concerning lands in Alachua County.
Identifier: Ms 212
Abstract The Albert DeVane Collection represents a portion of the papers and photographs of a historian who focused his life on Seminole Indian culture. The writings and photographs in the collection center around Seminole Indians from the Brighton Reservation.
Identifier: Ms 008
Abstract Albert Blanding's papers span much of his life in Florida, in both military service and in civilian life. Blanding was a General in the National Guard as well as a member of the Florida Board of Control and State Plant Board of Florida.
Identifier: MS 259
Abstract Monthly reports and supplementary letters from Rev. Alexander Linn to the Board of National Missions of the Presbyterian Church detailing expenses, salary due, and noteworthy events from his missionary work in Florida. The collection also includes a set of hand-tinted glass lantern slides that accompanied a lecture Linn gave about the Seminole Indians.
Dates: 1925-1975; Majority of material found within 1925-1951
Identifier: MS 241
Abstract Receipts, vouchers, freight lists, and correspondence addressed to Alonzo B. Noyes, a Collector of Customs and a Superintendent of Lights during the American Civil War.
Identifier: MSS 0367
Abstract Branch histories/scrapbooks, directories, newsletters, meeting minutes, and other records from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Gainesville, Florida Branch.
Dates: 1927 - 2016