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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 215 Collections and/or Records:

Clifford "Swede" Henley Diary

Identifier: MSS 0428

Photocopy of transcribed diary by Clifford "Swede" Henley detailing his service during World War II in the 22nd Infantry Regiment.

Dates: 1944 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1945

Collection of Photographs attributed to "Carter of Canada"

Identifier: MS 322

This collection houses over 50 photographs of Gainesville families in front of their homes in the 1890s. Most of the works are noted to be by "Carter of Canada." Though no further designation of the photographer is given, it is likely to be William Webster Carter of Ontario, Canada.

Dates: 1890-1898

Connie Mack III Political Papers

Identifier: MSS 0330
Abstract Records from the political career of Connie Mack III, a Florida Republican politician who served three terms in the U.S. House (1983-1988) and two terms in the U.S. Senate (1989-2001) before retiring in 2000. The collection also contains material concerning Mack's post-Senate activities and family history. Among the many record types, the collection contains correspondence, memoranda, legislative staff files, press releases, speeches, articles, schedules and calendars, trip files, campaign...
Dates: 1888-2018; Majority of material found within 1983-2000

Cotman Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 0631

Photographs, articles, awards, memorabilia and other documents related to the Cotman Family. Illinoy Cotman was the oldest African American resident in Archer, Florida who could recite details from the Rosewood massacre of 1922. Her son, Henry Earl Cotman was one of the first African American students to graduate from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1970.

Dates: 1972 - 2014

Cunningham Funeral Home Records

Identifier: MSS 0563

Burial records, photographs, cemetery maps, funeral service programs, and minutes from the Florida Morticians Association Inc.

Dates: 1950 - 2006

D. Robert "Bob" Graham Political Papers

Identifier: MS 148
Abstract Records from the political career of D. Robert "Bob" Graham documenting his tenure as a Florida legislator, 1966-1978, and a United States Senator, 1987-2005. The collection also contains Graham's private papers and records from several commissions that Graham served on and also chronicles Graham's Workday experiences. Among the many record types, the collection contains correspondence, memoranda, press releases, speeches, articles, schedules and calendars, trip files, campaign materials,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1966-2004; 1950-2010

David Snedeker Collection of Florida Stereoviews

Identifier: MSS 0572

The Snedeker Collection of Florida stereoviews contains over 2,000 stereoscopic images from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These images depict Florida fauna, flora, landscapes, architecture, waterways, and people, including African Americans.

Dates: circa 1865-1930

Donald Ray (Billy) Matthews Papers

Identifier: Ms 068

The papers of Billy Matthews (Democrat - Florida) documenting his service in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Dates: 1952-1967

Doyle Carlton Campaign Scrapbook

Identifier: PKY 88.014

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings collected by an aide to Doyle Carlton, Pat Dodson, during Carlton's 1960 campaign.

Dates: 1960

Duval County Business Ledger

Identifier: PKY 88.015

A business ledger from an unknown business in Duval County, Florida, from 1821-1826.

Dates: 1821-1826