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Florida Agricultural College Forum Society Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: Ms Coll. 074

Scope and Content

The minutes of the society contain roll calls, debate topics, judges' verdicts, entertainment provided, and speeches given at each meeting. Pages 43-44 of the minute book are missing.

Dates

  • 1900-1903

Creator

Access

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Biographical/Historical Note

The Forum Society was a student debating society at the Florida Agricultural College, Lake City. In addition to debates between fellow Forum members, the society held debates with its rival, the Bema Society.

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

0.03 Linear feet (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Minutes of the society including roll calls, debate topics, judges verdicts, entertainment provided, and speeches given at each meeting.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Title
A Guide to the Florida Agricultural College Forum Society Minutes
Status
Completed
Author
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