Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Hotels, Motels and Lodgings.

Finding Aid

Collection Number: M01-2
Dates: 1886-
Size: 1.1 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida
Arrangement: Collection arranged alphabetically by geographical location and within location by lodging name, subarranged by title of item.
Language: English
Container List: View Container List

Abstract

The collection provides historical documentation of tourism and lodging accommodations in Northeast Florida in the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries. The core of the collection relates to hotel accommodations, particularly text and visual materials representing once notable and no longer extant urban Jacksonville hotels. (Chiefly Hotels Andrew Jackson, Aragon, Carling, George Washington, Mason, Mayflower, Roosevelt, Seminole, Windle, and Windsor.)

Acquisition

Items in the collection were acquired via donations and purchase.

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

Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Hotels, Motels and Lodgings. Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Additional Guides

Related Materials

Library collection. Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Tourism. 


The Everett, Jacksonville, Florida. [New York, N.Y.? : J.M. Lee?, 1886?]

Illustrated Hotel News.Jacksonville, Fla. : Chas. W. DaCosta. Holdings: v.3, no. 85 (1888:April 8, Sunday)

Electronic versions of collection and related materials are available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. Descriptions of items from the Hotels Collection are available in the Hotels Container List. Online selections include:

Brochure: Jean Ribaut Club, Fort George Island, Jacksonville - Florida.

Brochure: Florida hotel George Washington...: Jacksonville, Robert Kloeppel, owner-manager. [St. Augustine, Fla.? : Record Company?, between 1929 and 1939?]

Brochure (1 sheet): Season of 1886-87, Murray Hall, Pablo Beach, Florida. Jacksonville, Fla., Chas. W. Dacosta, Printer [1886?]

Mr. Bonfield's Weekly Information and Amusement Guide of Jacksonville and Florida. Jacksonville, Fla. : Weekly Information and Amusement Guide of Jacksonville and Florida, Mr. Bonfield's Travel Bureau, (Jacksonville, Fla. : Kennedy-Brown-Hall Co.) Holdings: v.3, no.6 (1911:Dec.18); v.9, no.6 (1917:Jan.29)

Historical / Biographical Note

The majority of the materials date from the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains printed materials: brochures, business cards, souvenir photo albums, folders, menus, programs, shipping labels, and stationery. Publishers/printers include: Jacksonville Tourist and Convention Tourist Bureau, Jacksonville City Council Advertising Committee, Arnold Printing Company, DaCosta Printing and Publishing House, H.& W.B. Drew Company, Miller Press, and Tutewiler Press. Unique early printed materials include: a nineteenth century brochure from the historic Hotel St. Elmo in Green Cove Springs; a nineteenth century brochure from Murray Hall in Pablo Beach, with a letter of recommendation from General F. E. Spinner, ex-Treasurer of the United States; and a Florida Hotel Guide for the 1924-25 season.

Index Terms

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

 

  • Hotels -- Florida -- Jacksonville.
  • Hotels -- Florida -- Jacksonville Beach.
  • Hotels -- Florida -- Ponte Vedra Beach.
  • Hotels -- Florida -- Green Cove Springs.
  • Motels -- Florida -- Jacksonville.
  • Motels -- Florida -- Jacksonville Beach.
  • Tourism -- Florida -- Jacksonville.
  • Tourism -- Florida -- Jacksonville Beach.
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Pamphlets.
  • Jacksonville (Fla.) -- History.
  • Jacksonville Beach (Fla.) -- History.