Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Collection

Finding Aid

Collection Number: M12-1
Dates: (Inclusive) 1989-2012
Size: 4.1 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Repository: Special Collections, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida
Arrangement:
Language: English
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Abstract

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JPA) was created in 1963 by the Florida Legislature to own and manage Jacksonville's public ship docks and terminals. The Authority, also known by its brand name JAXPORT, is an independent government agency. The collection contains printed materials, ephemera, and memorabilia which show the operations and activities of JAXPORT. Items include announcements and correspondence, information sheets, event programs, promotional brochures and folders, official magazines, and commemorative posters. Overall, the materials provide visual and print documentation of the recent history of the Port, and a wealth of information, details and statistics for future researchers.

Acquisition

The majority of the materials were donated by JAXPORT and Linda Lockwood Smith. Other items were collected by archival staff.

Access to the Collection

The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact (904) 620-1533 or e-mail lib-special@unf.edu.

Preferred Citation

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Additional Guides

Related Materials

Jacksonville Port Authority. Annual report. Jacksonville, Fla.: JPA, 1966- . Additional print copies in Government Documents Collection (2nd floor).

 

Jacksonville Port Authority. Official directory. JAXPORT. Miramar, FL : SEAPORTS Publications Group, Commonwealth Business Media, in association with Jacksonville Port Authority, 1986/87 - (Annual).

Additional print copies in Government Documents Collection (2nd floor).

 

JAXPORT. Jacksonville, Fla.: Jacksonville Port Authority, 1987- . (Quarterly magazine). Additional print copies in Government Documents Collection (2nd floor).

 

Jaxport, improvement and expansion. Jacksonville, Fla.: Jacksonville Community Council Inc., 1995.  Electronic version available on the World Wide Web.

 

Videorecording. Schleicher, Roy. The Jacksonville Port Authority in the new millennium. Roy Schleicher, [presented by] the University of North Florida, Coggin College of Business, International Business Flagship program. 1 videodisc (68 min.). Presented at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Lazzara Performance Hall, February 11, 2009, as part of the International Business Week lecture series. Mr. Schleicher, JPA Senior Director of Trade and Marketing, discusses some of the changes taking place at the Port of Jacksonville. He describes the opening of two new terminals and explains how shipping and distribution of goods happens. He advocates for the additional dredging of the shipping channel in the St. Johns River to accommodate increasingly large vessels.

Historical / Biographical Note

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JPA) was created in 1963 by the Florida Legislature to own and manage Jacksonville's public ship docks and terminals. In 1968, as part of the government consolidation of the City of Jacksonville and Duval County, the county's airports (Jacksonville International Airport, Craig, and Herlong Airports) also were placed under JPA's control. By October 2001, the Authority's marine and aviation operations were divided into two separate authorities: the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) was created to manage the city's airports, and the Jacksonville Seaport Authority was formed to manage the maritime facilities. The Seaport Authority (doing business as the Jacksonville Port Authority) retained the brand name JAXPORT. In 2003, a legislative bill was passed to officially reinstate the name Jacksonville Port Authority instead of Seaport.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains printed materials, ephemera, and memorabilia which show the operations and activities of JAXPORT from the late twentieth century to date. Items include announcements and correspondence, information sheets, event programs, promotional brochures and folders, official magazines, and commemorative posters. The bulk of the collection are printed materials. Artifacts in the collection include bumper stickers, buttons and pins, lanyards, and tickets. Overall, the materials provide visual and print documentation of the recent history of the Port, and a wealth of information, details and statistics for future researchers.

Index Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection:

     

  • Jacksonville Port Authority.
  • Harbors--Florida--Jacksonville.
  • Airports--Florida--Jacksonville.
  • Port districts--Florida--Jacksonville.
  • Shipping--Florida--Jacksonville.
  • International trade.
  • Jacksonville International Airport.
  • Craig Airport (Jacksonville, Fla.)
  • Herlong Airport (Jacksonville, Fla.)
  • Jacksonville (Fla.)--Commerce.