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Reubin O'Donovan Askew Speeches

Identifier: Ms 004

Scope and Content

Speeches, dated 1971 to 1979, made by Reubin Askew during his term as governor of Florida. Speeches are arranged chronologically.


  • Creation: 1971-1979



The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lawyer, state legislator, and governor of Florida, b. Reubin O'Donovan Askew in Oklahoma; educated at Florida State University, Tallahassee, and the University of Florida, Gainesville. Florida House of Representatives, Escambia County, 1959-1962; Florida Senate, Escambia County, 1962-1970; Governor of Florida, 1971-1979; U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary, 1979: Oct.-Dec.


2.5 Linear feet (6 Boxes)

Language of Materials



Speeches from Reubin Askew's term as governor of Florida, 1971-1979.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Processing Information

This finding aid was revised in August 2022. Recognizing that historical terms do not always completely or directly map to contemporary terms, that historical terms can be offensive or inaccurately describe a person or group, and that the presence of both historical and contemporary terms may be useful for researcher discovery, the archivist has attempted to employ historical terms as they originally appear in the context of the collection, in the description, along with contemporary terms in brackets. In the case of direct quotes and published works, the archivist has retained the language as it originally appeared.

A Guide to the Reubin O'Donovan Askew Speeches
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March 2005 (Updated August 2022)
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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