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07. P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History

Identifier: 07
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:

A. Quinn Jones Collection

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.
Dates: 1901-2007

Abram Ormsbee Blanding Papers

Identifier: Ms 007
Abstract Diaries, ledgers, daybooks, memorandum, family correspondence, and essays of Abram Ormsbee Blanding, M.D., New England physician and Florida farmer.
Dates: 1845-1881

Achille Murat Letters

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.
Dates: 1822-1841

Al Burt Papers

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

Alachua County Abstract Company Records

Identifier: Ms 001
Abstract Business records of the company. Includes correspondence, tax bills, receipts, and notices concerning lands in Alachua County.
Dates: 1874-1930

Albert DeVane Collection

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.
Dates: 1950-1966

Albert Hazen Blanding Papers

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.
Dates: 1888-1961

Alexander Linn Papers

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

Alonzo B. Noyes Papers

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.
Dates: 1859-1867

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Gainesville, Florida Branch Records

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