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Education in Florida Subject Files

 Collection
Identifier: MS 149

Scope and Content

News clippings, press releases, speeches, correspondence, reports, publications, photographs. Subject files created by Friedman during his service with the Florida Department of Education, primarily news clippings pertaining to public education in Florida. Major subjects covered include desegregation/integration in Florida education and the 1968 statewide teacher strike. Other topics include education legislation, textbooks, school construction, federal aid, adult education, the Civil Rights Act, teacher certification, the Florida Education Association, school auto tags, teacher wages, and the history of education in the State. In addition to Friedman's own correspondence, much of the correspondence and speeches are by Florida State Superintendents of Public Instruction, Thomas D. Bailey and Floyd T. Christian. The majority of the photographs are not dated and unidentified but they were probably created for use in news media.

Dates

  • 1947-1978

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Howard Jay Friedman was employed by the Florida Department of Education beginning in the 1940s. He served as Editor of the Florida School Bulletin, Director of Public Information and Publications in the 1960s, and as Administrator of Public Information Services in the 1970s.

Extent

10.75 Linear feet (26 Boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Subject files created by Howard Jay Friedman during his service with the Florida Department of Education, primarily news clippings pertaining to public education in Florida.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

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.

Title
A Guide to the Education in Florida Subject Files
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by John R. Nemmers
Date
August 2004
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