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James C. Getzen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms Coll. 053

Scope and Content

The Getzen papers contain several publications including a copy of the first issue of a campus newspaper, the FAC Cadet Herald, which includes a transcript of his commencement oration. The collection also contains ten letters sent to Getzen including several from a college friend, J. H. Congleton. Congleton mentions that both he and Getzen were members of the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega. Other items include a committee report from a secret student society and cadet drill instructions.

Dates

  • 1888-1890

Creator

Access

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Biographical Note

James C. Getzen was a member of the first graduating class (Class of 1889) of the Florida Agricultural College at Lake City. Getzen was from Fort White and entered the college when it opened in 1884. He was Captain of Company A of the college cadet battalion.

Extent

0.01 Linear feet (17 items, 7 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Several publications including a copy of the first issue of a campus newspaper, the FAC Cadet Herald, which includes a transcript of his commencement oration. The collection also contains ten letters sent to Getzen including several from a college friend, J. H. Congleton.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of selected items in the James C. Getzen Papers are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Title
A Guide to the James C. Getzen Papers Ms Coll. 53
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
Date
March 2005
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
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755