Resources in Special Collections:

Our St. Johns River: Words and Images

General Sources


Anderson, Warren. Flow and chemical characteristics of the St. Johns River at Jacksonville, Florida, by Warren Anderson and D. A. Goolsby, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Bureau of Geology, Florida Dept. of Natural Resources, and the consolidated city of Jacksonville. Tallahassee : State of Florida, Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Interior Resources, Bureau of Geology, 1973.
    Special Collections GB1025.F6A44 1973
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 


Beautiful St. John's River through the heart of tropical Florida: Clyde St. John's River Line: Jacksonville, Palatka, Sanford, Enterprise, Florida. [Jacksonville, Fla.? : Clyde Line?, between 1896 and 1899?] (Chicago : Rand, McNally & Co., Printers and Engravers).
    Special Collections F317.S2B43 1896z
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. 


Belleville, Bill. River of lakes: a journey on Florida's St. Johns River. Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2000.
    General Collections F317.S2B45 2000
    Special Collections F317.S2B45 2000


Bennett, Charles E. Twelve on the River St. Johns. Jacksonville, FL : University of North Florida Press: University Presses of Florida [distributor], c1989.
    General Collections CT229.B46 1989
    Special Collections CT229.B46 1989


Bloomfield, Max. Bloomfield's illustrated historical guide, ebracing an account of the antiquities of St. Augustine, Florida (with map). To which is added a condensed guide of the St. John's, Ocklawaha, Halifax, and Indian rivers. Distance table to points on the above-mentioned rivers, and principal cities north, east, and west ... . St. Augustine, Fla., M. Bloomfield, 1884.
    Special Collections F319.S2B6 1884
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. (1885 edition)


Brinton, Daniel G. A guide-book of Florida and the South: for tourists, invalids, and emigrants; with a map of the St. John River. Philadelphia, PA : Geo. Maclean ; Jacksonville, FL : Columbus Drew, 1869.
    Special Collections F316.B85 1869
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. 


Bryant, William Cullen. Picturesque America; or, The Land we live in. New York, D. Appleton and company [c1872-74]
Florida scenes include St. Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers and St. Augustine.
    Special Collections E168.P586 1872


Buker, George E. Spanish-American War fortifications, St. Johns Bluff, Florida. [S.l. : s.n., 1989]
    General Collections F317.S2B93
    Special Collections F317.S2B93
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. 


Cabell, James Branch, and A. J. Hanna. The St. Johns, a parade of diversities. New York, Farrar and Rinehart [c1943].
    General Collections F317.S2C3
    Special Collections F317.S2C3


Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District (Fla.) The upper St. Johns River basin: a plan for flood control and water conservation. [West Palm Beach?] : The District, 1960.
    Special Collections NR.I2:U66


Cory, Charles B. Southern rambles: Florida. By Owen Nox, pseud. Boston, A. Williams & company, 1881.
Describes the author's travels in the St. John's River region.
    Special Collections F317.S2C8
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 


Dames Point Bridge: over the St. Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida: design report, November, 1976. Jacksonville Transportation Authority. Jacksonville, Fla. : Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff, 1976.
    Special Collections JAX10.D2:D15/2/976


De Berard, Ella Teague. Steamboats in the hyacinths. Jacket design by Tam De Berard; line drawings by John Wilson Somerville. Daytona Beach, Fla., College Pub. Co. [1956]
    Special Collections HE630.S16D4


Deland, Margaret. Florida days. Boston, Little, Brown and company, c1889.
    Special Collections PS1533.A418 1889
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 


Ethical aspects of urban development in northeast Florida: October 19th-20th, 2006, UNF University Center. Sponsored by The Environmental Center and The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions. [Jacksonville, Fla. : University of North Florida, 2006].
    Special Collections UNF.I9:E74


Florida ship canal: Atlantic-Gulf Ship Canal: as approved by The Committee on Rivers and Harbors of the House of Representatives of the United States pursuant to the Recommendations of the Chief of Engineers as transmitted by the Secretary of War. S.l. : s.n., [1938?] (Jacksonville, Fla. : Drew Press).
    Special Collections HE396.C76F54 1938
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. 


Get your feet wet: from Palatka to the Atlantic Ocean: your guide to exploring and experiencing the St. Johns River. St. Johns Riverkeeper. [Jacksonville, Fla.? : St. Johns Riverkeeper?, 2009?].
    Special Collections FCD.R2:G37


Goggin, John M. Space and time perspective in Northern St. Johns archeology, Florida. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 1998.
    General Collections E78.F6G64 1998
    Special Collections E78.F6G64 1998


Hardy, Mary McDowell Duffus Lady. Down South. London, Chapman and Hall, limited, 1883.
Sketches of a tour by the author through Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana, with much commentary on the people and places she sees. In Florida, several chapters are devoted to Jacksonville and she also visits Fernandina and Dungeness, St. Augustine, and takes a tour up the St. Johns and Oklawaha Rivers and sees Silver Springs.
    Special Collections F215.H27
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. 


Into tropical Florida, or, A round trip upon the St. Johns River. DeLand, Fla. : Saint Johns-Oklawaha Rivers Trading Co., [198-?]
    General Collections F317.S2.I57 1980z
    Special Collections F317.S2.I57 1980z


Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce River and Harbor Committee. Gulf-Atlantic ship canal: to aid in international and coastwise shipping and provide a missing link in the inter-coastal waterway system. Jacksonville, Fla.: The Chamber, 1930.
    Special Collections HE396.C76G85


Keuchel, Edward F. Family, community, business enterprise: the Millers of Crescent City, Florida. By Edward F. Keuchel and Robin J. Sellers. Tallahassee, Fla. : Sentry Press, [1997?]
    Special Collections HD9321.9.M55K48 1997


Kranz, Tom. Boating and cruising guide to the St. Johns River: complete color charts Mayport to Sanford. East Aurora, NY : Camp Longacres, Inc., c1995.
    Special Collections G1317.S2K73


LaMoreaux, Philip E. Highlights of the water story as related to the Cross Florida Barge Canal. [prepared by Philip E. LaMoreaux (consulting hydrogeologist, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)] [S.l. : LaMoreaux?, 1973?]
Government Documents JAX20.A2:H43
    Special Collections JAX20.A2:H43


Lanier, Sidney. Florida: its scenery, climate, and history. With an account of Charleston, Savannah, Augusta, and Aiken; a chapter for consumptives; being a complete hand-book and guide. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co. [1875]
    General Collections F316.L28 1875a (facsimile edition)
    Special Collections F316.L28 1875
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 


Luce, Earle P. Report on proposed Arlington Bridge over St Johns River. [Jacksonville, Fla.? : Board of County Commissioners of Duval County?, 1932?]
    Special Collections M84-1 (Arthur N. Sollee Collection), Box 19, Fold. 95


Magnolia Springs Hotel, Magnolia Springs, Florida, on the St. John's River, twenty-eight miles south of Jacksonville: one of the healthiest locations in Florida: will open December 20, and close about April 15, A.C. Coleman, manager. [New York, N.Y.? : Coleman?, 1890?] (New York : W.S. Gottsberger & Co., Printers).
    Special Collections TX941.M355M35 1890
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection.  


The Maple Leaf: an extraordinary American Civil War shipwreck. Board of editors, Keith V. Holland, Lee B. Manley, James W. Towart. Jacksonville, Fla. : St. Johns Archaeological Expeditions, Inc., 1993.
    General Collections E595.M37M36 1993
    Special Collections E595.M37M36 1993


Miller, James J. An environmental history of northeast Florida. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c1998.
    General Collections GF504.F6M55 1998
    Special Collections GF504.F6M55 1998


Moore, Clarence B. Additional mounds of Duval and of Clay counties, Florida. Mound investigation on the east coast of Florida. Certain Florida coast mounds north of the St. Johns river. By Clarence B. Moore, 1896. New York : Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, 1922.
    Special Collections E78.F6M658 1922
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 


Moore, Clarence B. Certain sand mounds of the St. John's River, Florida. Philadelphia, The Levytype company, 1894.
    Special Collections E78.F6M72 1894
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 


Moore, Clarence B. The east Florida expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1999.
    General Collections E78.F6M659 1999
    Special Collections E78.F6M659 1999
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 


Mueller, Edward A. Along the St. Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers. Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia, 1999.
    General Collections F317.S2M84 1999
    Special Collections F317.S2M84 1999


Mueller, Edward A. St. Johns River steamboats. Jacksonville, Fla. : E. A. Mueller, 1986.
    General Collections VM24.F6M84 1986
    Special Collections VM24.F6M84 1986
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. 


Mueller, Edward A. Steamboating on the St. Johns: some travel accounts and various steamboat materials. Melbourne, Fla. : Kellersberger Fund of the South Brevard Historical Society, 1980.
    General Collections VM461.M845
    Special Collections VM461.M845
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. 


National Research Council (U.S.) Committee to Review the St. Johns River Water Supply Impact Study. Review of the St. Johns River water supply impact study: report 1. National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Water Science and Technology Board, Committee to Review the St. Johns River Water Supply Impact Study. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2009.
    Special Collections GB656.N38 2009
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 


A New Hogan's Creek! This is your project! [Jacksonville, Fla. : s.n., 1971?]
    Special Collections JAX1.J2:H53


[Northeast Florida regional postcard collection] [189-?] -
Views primarily of city and some rural scenes. Includes some Florida topical subject cards.
    Special Collections F311


O'Connor, Mallory M., and Gary Monroe. Florida's American Heritage River: images from the St. Johns region. Introduction by Bill Belleville. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2009.
    Special Collections N8214.5.U6O28 2009


Pate, Jack. Florida's first coast: a history in images. Jack Pate and the Beaches Area Historical Society. Charleston, SC : History Press, 2008.
    Special Collections F319.J157P38 2008


Patillo, Charles E. St. Dunstan's & John. Jacksonville Beach, Fla. : High-Pitched Hum Pub., c2008.
    Special Collections PS3616.A9252S7 2008


Plan of study for the Metropolitan Jacksonville, Florida water resources study. A cooperative study by the City of Jacksonville, the State of Florida and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. [s.l. : s.n.], 1976.
    Special Collections JAX20.A2:P51/976


Purdum, Elizabeth D. Florida waters: a water resources manual from Florida's water management districts. [Brooksville, Fla. : Distributed by Southwest Florida Water Management District], 2002.
Government Documents FCD.C3:W17/2/2002
    Special Collections FCD.C3:W17/2/2002


The River Accord: a partnership for the St. Johns: biennium report, July 26, 2008. [Jacksonville, Fla. : Office of the Mayor?, 2008].
Government Documents JAX2.D2:R48/2008
    Special Collections JAX2.D2:R48/2008


River Accord (Program). The River Accord annual report. [Jacksonville, Fla. : Office of the Mayor?], 2009-.
    Special Collections JAX2.D2:R48/


Road and Bridge Department and Jacksonville-St. Johns River (Toll) Bridge. Jacksonville, Fla. : Board of County Commissioners of Duval County, Florida, 1930-31.
    Special Collections M84-1 (Arthur N. Sollee Collection), Box 14, Fold. 65a-b
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. (1930)

    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. (1931)


Schafer, Daniel L. Thunder on the river: the Civil War in northeast Florida. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2010.
    General Collections F319.J153S35 2010
    Special Collections F319.J153S35 2010


Schafer, Daniel L. William Bartram and the ghost plantations of British east Florida. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2010.
    General Collections F317.S2S34 2010
    Special Collections F317.S2S34 2010


Spencer, Donald D. St. Johns River: an illustrated history. Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., c2008.
    Special Collections F317.S2S66 2008


Sprinkle, Patricia Houck. Deadly secrets on the St. Johns. New York : Bantam Books, 1995.
    General Collections PS3569.P687D38 1995
    Special Collections PS3569.P687D38 1995


St. Johns River environmental and urban design study. Prepared by Jacksonville Area Planning Board. [Jacksonville, Fla. : Jacksonville Area Planning Board?], 1975.
    Special Collections JAX10.C2:S14


St. Johns River environmental and urban design study. Prepared by Jacksonville Area Planning Board. Jacksonville, Fla. : Jacksonville Area Planning Board, 1977.
    Special Collections JAX10.C2:S14/977
Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. 


St. Johns River Summit (2003: Jacksonville, Fla.). Proceedings of the St. Johns River Summit, Jan. 13-14, 2003. [Jacksonville, Fla.? : City of Jacksonville?], 2003.
Government Documents JAX1.A9:R48/2003
    Special Collections JAX1.A9:R48/2003


State of the river report 2008 for the lower St. Johns River Basin, Florida: water quality, fisheries, aquatic life, & contaminants. [Jacksonville, FL : Environmental Protection Board?, 2008].
    Special Collections JAX2.D2:S71/2008 (brochure and technical report)
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web.  


State of the river report 2009 for the lower St. Johns River Basin: water quality, fisheries, aquatic life, & contaminants. [Jacksonville, FL : Environmental Protection Board?], 2009.
Government Documents JAX2.D2:S71/2009 (brochure only)
    Special Collections JAX2.D2:S71/2009 (brochure and technical report)
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 


State of the river report 2010 for the lower St. Johns River Basin, Florida: water quality, fisheries, aquatic life, & contaminants. [Jacksonville, FL : Environmental Protection Board?], 2010.
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 


Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Palmetto-leaves. Boston : J.R. Osgood and Co., 1873.
    Special Collections F317.S2S8 1873
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. 


Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Palmetto-leaves. 125th anniversary ed. Mandarin, Fla. : Mandarin Community Club, c1998.
    General Collections F317.S2S8 1998
    Special Collections F317.S2S8 1998


Survey of hydrocarbons in the Lower St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. Prepared for Florida Department of Natural Resources; prepared by Neal Boehnke ... [et al.] (Charter Marine Science Center, Jacksonville University). Jacksonville, Fla. : Charter Marine Science Center, Jacksonville University, 1983.
    Special Collections NR.A2:H92/984


United States Congress House Committee on Rivers and Harbors. Atlantic-Gulf ship canal, Fla. hearings before the Committee on Rivers and Harbors, House of Representatives, Seventy-fifth Congress, first session, on H.R. 6150, a bill for the completion of the construction of the Atlantic-Gulf ship canal across Florida. April 1937. Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1937.
    Special Collections Y4.R52:At6/2
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. 


United States War Dept. St. Johns River, Fla., Jacksonville to the ocean: letter from the Secretary of War transmitting to the Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, pursuant to a resolution of the committee, a review of report on St. Johns River, Fla., from Jacksonville to the ocean. Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1946.
    Special Collections Y1.1/3:79-179
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. 


 The wild heart of Florida: Florida writers on Florida's wildlands. Selected and edited by Jeff Ripple and Susan Cerulean. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c1999.
    General Collections QH105.F6W48 1999
    Special Collections QH105.F6W48 1999


Wood, Jane R. Trouble on the St. Johns River. Jacksonville, FL : Florida Kids Press, c2008.
Media - Curriculum Collection YPS3573.O59T76 2008
    Special Collections YPS3573.O59T76 2008


Yelverton, Therese Viscountess Avonmore. Saint Augustine, Florida. Sketches of its history, objects of interest, and advantages as a resort for health and recreation. By an English visitor. With notes for northern tourists on St. John's River, etc. New York : G.P. Putnam & Son, 1869.
    Special Collections F319.S2L8
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 


Yuronis, Nanci, and Barbara Sternberg. A guide to Florida's St. Johns River: a compendium of romance, history, and little known facts about this much loved river. 2nd ed. Sanford, Fla. : Grand Romance, 1990.
    Special Collections F317.S2G85 1990



Maps and Nautical Charts


Preliminary chart of St. John's River, Florida: from Brown's Creek to Jacksonville. U.S. Coast Survey, A.D. Bache, Suptd.; triangulation by A.W. Evans; topography by A.M. Harrison ; hydrography by the parties under the command of S.D. Trenchard. [Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Coast Survey, 1856.

    Special Collections G3932.S2P5 1856.U55

 
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. St Johns River Atlantic Ocean to Jacksonville Florida authorities: hydrography and topography by the Coast and Geodetic Survey with additions and revisions from the Corps of Engineers, Department of the Navy and Geological Survey. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Environmental Science Services Administration, Coast and Geodetic Survey, [19uu-196u]
    Special Collections C55.418/7:636-

United States Coast Survey. Comparative chart of St. Mary's Bar and Fernandina Harbor Florida. U.S. Coast Survey, A.D. Bache, suptd.; from the surveys of J. Mackay and of the hydrographic party under the command of S.D. Trenchard. [United States? : s.n., 19--].
    Special Collections G3922.S18P5 1856r.U5
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 

United States Coast Survey. Preliminary chart of the entrance to St. John's River. Florida U.S. Coast Survey, A.D. Bache, supt'd.; triangulation by G.A. Fairfield; topography by R.M. Bache; hydrography by the party under the command of Lieut. T.A. Craven. [United States? : s.n., 19--]
    Special Collections G3932.S2P5 1853r.U5
    Electronic version available on the World Wide Web. 



Music Scores


Reed, S. J. The St. Johns River. Chicago : Success Music, [191-?].

    Special Collections M1658.F6R326 1910z



Theses and Dissertations


Dunn, Angela Elizabeth. Experimental manipulation of nitrogen and phosphorus nutrient amendments and observations of the in situ epiphytic algal community from the lower St. Johns River (Florida) throughout a growing season. 2007. Thesis (M.S. in Biology)--University of North Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, 2007.

    General Collections XQK571.5.F6D86

    Special Collections XQK571.5.F6D86

Hanke, Marc Harold. Habitat utilization and the effect of hypoxia across different life history stages of silver perch (Bairdiella chrysoura) in the St. Johns River, Florida. 2009. Thesis (M.S. in Biology)--University of North Florida, 2009.
    General Collections XQL638.S34H36 2009
    Special Collections XQL638.S34H36 2009

Myer, Ryan C. Vegetation response to restoration treatments in a former pine plantation in north Florida. 2009. Thesis (M.S. in Biology)--University of North Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, 2009.
    General Collections XSD144.F6M49
    Special Collections XSD144.F6M49

Savinon, Joana Maria. A biological assessment of urban impacts on four tributaries in the lower St. Johns River watershed of Jacksonville, Florida. 2009. Thesis (M.S. in Biology)--University of North Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, 2009.
    General Collections XQH105.F6S278
    Special Collections XQH105.F6S278



Video Recordings


City of bridges. Produced by WJCT in association with the Jacksonville Historical Society; produced, directed and edited by Stephen Jones; written by Stephen Jones and Jim Crooks. Jacksonville, Fla. : WJCT [distributor], 2007. videodisc (57 min.)

Traces the growth that resulted from the construction of Jacksonville's railroad and automobile bridges across the St. Johns River. Explores the negative and positive effects that the bridges have had on the city. Tracks Jacksonville's transformation from a small 19th-century city to a thriving 21st century city. Includes interviews with local historians and residents who witnessed the transformation firsthand.\

    Media F319.J157C56 2007

    Special Collections F319.J157C56 2007

Little Talbot Island State Park: a joint presentation of University of North Florida and Florida Community College at Jacksonville; produced and directed by Ray Bowman; script, Felicia West.
c1987. videodisc (21 min.)
Dr. Felicia West leads a group of students on a field trip to Little Talbot Island State Park, which is part of a barrier island system at the mouth of the St. Johns River near Jacksonville, Fla. West describes several aspects of barrier island geology and ecology, including the relationship of wave and wind motion in shaping a barrier island and the importance of vegetation to stabilizing an island.
    Media QH105.F6L57 1987
    Special Collections QH105.F6L57 1987 (c. 3 in DVD format)

Maple Leaf: a lecture by Keith Holland; joint production of the University of North Florida and Florida Community College of Jacksonville; producer, Ray Bowman.
c 1988. videodisc (35 min.)
Dr. Holland's illustrated lecture discusses the history of the Maple Leaf, a side paddle wheel ship that was sunk April 1, 1864, during a Civil War battle off Mandarin Point in the St. Johns River. Dr. Holland emphasizes the historic value of the cargo and urges that recovery of the vessel begin.
Media E595.M37M37
    Special Collections E595.M37M37 (c. 5 in DVD format)

Water's journey: the river returns.
Karst Productions; producer, Jill Heinerth. Special ed. High Springs, FL : Karst Productions, c2005.
Flying inflatable boats, cave diving, kayaking and a storm-drain spelunking expedition up the great St. Johns River bring us closer to understanding the environmental challenges facing America's waterways.
    Media TD224.F6W378 2005
    Special Collections TD224.F6W378 2005



Web Resources and Sites


Maple Leaf Shipwreck . (Civil War shipwreck, St. Johns River, April 1, 1864)

 
St. Johns River Alliance

The St. Johns River Alliance (SJRA), a not-for-profit organization was formed in 2003. Governed by a regional, 34 member Board of Directors that includes elected officials, agencies, citizens and businesses, the SJRA's board members represent the entire 310 miles of the River. The SJRA sponsored the 2010 St. Johns River Summit

St. Johns River Water Management District
The District is responsible for managing ground and surface water supplies in all or part of 18 counties in northeast and east-central Florida. Primary objectives of the District are to provide sufficient water for users and the environment, protect and improve surface water resources and provide flood protection.

St. Johns Riverkeeper

The St. Johns Riverkeeper is a private non-profit organization that serves as a full-time advocate and "watchdog" for the St. Johns River, its watershed, and the public to whom it belongs.

University of North Florida. Environmental Center

The Center supports the St. Johns River Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO). This is a unique course in which students from various disciplines participate in an immersion field event traveling on the St. Johns River during which they use the river and its surroundings as a context to learn about the connections between disciplines. Students engage in historic, scientific, artistic, social, engineering, economic, and educational activities. A project-based approach enables each student to share his/her unique experience and perspective of the river with onboard classmates.

Water's journey: the River returns
.
Presents history, ecology & issues facing the St. Johns River. A Resources Page For Educators has links to other relevant sites.