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Records of Florida Blue Key

Identifier: Ms Coll. 083

Scope and Content

Ms Coll. 83 contains records of Florida Blue Key including the original 1923 minutes of the organization. Also included are treasurer's reports, examinations, newsletters, records related to initiation, correspondence, and material on Florida Blue Key events.


  • Creation: 1923 - 2014
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1933-1968



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Usage Restrictions

Materials cannot be copied without the written consent of the donor.

Biographical/Historical Note

Florida Blue Key was founded at the University of Florida in 1923 shortly before that year's homecoming celebration. It was conceived as a student leadership fraternity with an emphasis on service to the university and its constituencies. In 1924, Florida Blue Key was placed in charge of homecoming events and has organized every homecoming since then. Florida Blue Key is not affiliated with the national Blue Key fraternity.


5 Linear feet (10 boxes; 3 volumes)

Language of Materials



Records of the Florida Blue Key, the organization responsible for Homecoming events at the University of Florida.


The Records of Florida Blue Key are divided into seven records series.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Gift of Florida Blue Key, Inc.

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection 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.

Related Material

Florida Blue Key homecoming records are contained in Ms Coll. 6

A Guide to the Records of Florida Blue Key
Finding aid prepared by Carl Van Ness
February 2005
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Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

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

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America