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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 218 Collections and/or Records:

Gilbert Dennis Kingsbury Papers

Identifier: Ms 196

Gilbert Dennis Kingsbury was important during the beginning of institutionalized education in Florida as first principal of the East Florida Seminary in Ocala (1853). This collection contains portions of his correspondences, speeches, and lectures.

Dates: 1862-1970; Majority of material found within 1862-1863

Gleason Family Papers

Identifier: MS 042

Papers of the Gleason Family, who played a significant role in the development of Florida's agricultural, commercial, and residential lands in the post-Civil War period. The collection consists primarily of the papers of William H. H. Gleason, the records of Gleason Brothers, and the papers of William Henry Gleason, George G. Gleason, and W. Lansing Gleason.

Dates: 1861-1946; Majority of material found within 1885-1946

Great Speckled Bird Newspaper Collection

Identifier: MS 266

A run of the Great Speckled Bird, an alternate press and counter culture newspaper from Atlanta, Georgia.

Dates: 1968-1984

Growers and Shippers League of Florida Records

Identifier: MS 289

Charter, by-laws, bulletins and meeting minutes for the Growers and Shippers League of Florida.

Dates: 1924-1981

Harry D. Lohman Papers

Identifier: MS 290

Materials relating to transactions of First National Bank of Fernandina (Florida) amassed by Harry D. Lohman.

Dates: 1899-1925

Harry T. Moore Documentary Collection

Identifier: MSS 0366

This collection consists of material used in a documentary on the bombing of Harry T. Moore's home in Mims, Florida, in December 1951. The film was entitled Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore.

Dates: 1937-2001; Majority of material found within 1943-1992

Hart Family Papers

Identifier: MS 242

Correspondence and documents of Florida Governor Ossian B. Hart, his father Isaiah Hart, his wife Catherine Hart, and his sister-in-law Emma Campbell.

Dates: 1838-1914

Helen Holton Anderson Papers

Identifier: MSS 0596
Abstract The family papers of Helen Holton Anderson date from 1913 to 1989. The collection contains photographs of Puerto Rico from 1936-1937, additional family photos, Helen Anderson’s memories of her father’s work for the Flagler Hotel system, and documents related to the estate of Helen’s sister, Julia C. Holton. Additional items include a booklet and typescripts about Tom Anderson’s career in radio broadcasting in the Jacksonville, Florida area, a speech attributed to Julia C. Holton about a trip...
Dates: 1912 - 1989

Helen King Hastings Papers

Identifier: MSS 0373

Correspondence and publication manuscripts of Helen King Hastings, central Florida rancher and author of A Little Widow is a Dangerous Thing.

Dates: 1947-1959

Hellen May Pinney Seward Travel Diary

Identifier: MSS 0643

Travel diary of Hellen May Pinney Seward, a Vermont native who spent the winter of 1922/1923 in Clermont, Florida.

Dates: 1922-10-23 - 1923-04-25