Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. General Materials.

Finding Aid

Collection Number: M12-2
Dates: 1857-
Size: 8 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida
Arrangement: Collection arranged by series and sub-arranged alphabetically by title of item.
Language: English
Container List: View Container List

Abstract

The collection provides historical evidence and documentation of daily activities, events and life in Northeast Florida from the mid-nineteenth century to date. The core of the collection are print ephemera, including calendars, correspondence, pamphlets, posters, and toll tickets. Unique early printed items include an envelope postmarked 1861 addressed to a prominent Jacksonville resident, and an 1890 St. Johns River steamboat trip pass. Important biographical information about local African American leaders is provided in annual Black History Month calendars. Artifacts and memorabilia include commemorative coins and plates, holiday ornaments, souvenir pins and license plates, and tokens from the Jacksonville trolley in the late nineteenth century.

Acquisition

Items acquired via the donations of Archives staff, and Linda L. Smith. It is anticipated that items will continue to be added.

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. General Materials. Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Additional Guides

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Historical / Biographical Note

The primary source materials in this collection provide insights into the daily cultural and social lives of local residents. The earliest item is a letter dated 1857; the majority of the materials date from the late twentieth century to the present decade.

Scope and Content Note

Printed materials include calendars, cards, certificates, correspondence, folders, journals, pamphlets, posters, stationery, stickers, tax receipts, and tickets. Items span the years 1857-2012, with the bulk of the materials concentrated in the late twentieth century. Unique early printed items include an envelope postmarked 1861 addressed to a prominent Jacksonville resident, and an 1890 St. Johns River steamboat trip pass. Important biographical information about local African American leaders is provided in annual Black History Month calendars. Artifacts and memorabilia include commemorative coins and plates, holiday ornaments, souvenir pins and license plates, and tokens from the Jacksonville trolley in the late nineteenth century.

Index Terms

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

 

  • Jacksonville (Fla.) -- History.
  • Jacksonville Beach (Fla.) -- History.
  • Jacksonville Region (Fla.) -- History.
  • African Americans -- Florida -- Jacksonville -- History.
  • Women -- Florida -- Jacksonville -- History.
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Pamphlets.