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Minutes of the Florida Agricultural College Board of Trustees

 Series
Identifier: Series 157

Scope and Content

Series 157 is a bound volume containing the minutes of the Board of Trustees of the Florida Agricultural College at Lake City. Earlier board minutes are not available, but some board transactions were published in School reports of Florida. The minutes contain annual expenditures and a record of faculty and administrative appointments. Of special interest are the lengthy annual reports of President Oscar Clute for 1895-1898 and discussion of an altercation between the college president and the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station in 1893. There is also considerable documentation on agricultural work done at Lake City and at the substations in DeFuniak Springs and Ft. Meyers.

Dates

  • 1893-1905

Creator

Access

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Biographical/Historical Note

Florida Agricultural College (FAC) was established in Lake City, Florida in 1884. FAC was the first land grant college in the state of Florida, and as such received federal and state funding. Because of its land grant status, the FAC also had an agricultural experiment station as a part of the college. FAC was a co-educational school, with a military component required for all male students. In 1903, the FAC’s name was briefly changed to the University of Florida.

In 1905, the Buckman Act reorganized higher education in the state of Florida, and four of the state’s institutions were merged to form the University of the State of Florida (now the University of Florida). The four institutions that were merged were the East Florida Seminary, the Florida Agricultural College (University of Florida at Lake City), the St. Petersburg Normal and Industrial School, and the South Florida Military College.

Extent

0.1 Linear feet (1 volume and 1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Bound volume containing the minutes of the Board of Trustees of the Florida Agricultural College at Lake City.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Title
A Guide to the Minutes of the Florida Agricultural College Board of Trustees
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Dept. Staff
Date
February 2010
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
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Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
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