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SC. Special Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: SC

Found in 117 Collections and/or Records:

African American Legacy: The Carol Mundy Collection

Identifier: SC-085

Collector, Ms. Carol Mundy amassed this collection of monographs, manuscripts, sheet music, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, broadsides, posters, photographs, and rare ephemera focusing on the African American history. While the collection is comprehensive both nationally and internationally, it also contains materials that pertain to the African American experience in central Florida.

Dates: Created: 1791-2003

Al Turner, Splash Magazine Collection

Identifier: SC-072

Al Turner was the founder, president, and chief executive officer of the World Waterpark Association (WWA) until his death in 2001. During his time as president of WWA he kept slides, photographs, brochures, and documents about the various waterparks that his company worked with worldwide. This collection contains the materials that Al Turner collected.

Dates: Created: 1986-2002; Other: Majority of material found within 1990-2002

Albin Polasek Collection

Identifier: SC-020

The Albin Polasek Collection includes materials on the life and work of Czech sculptor and Winter Park resident Albin Polasek. The Collection consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, business records, certificates, speeches, photographs, pamphlets, programs, invitations, newspaper clippings, and related papers.

Dates: Created: 1897-2004; Other: Majority of material found in 1906-1977

Archimedes L. A. Patti Research Papers

Identifier: SC-026
Abstract This collection contains the research materials collected by Archimedes L. A. Patti for use in his historical writings. Known for his military career, his work in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and his relationship with Ho Chi Minh, Patti was recognized later in life as a respected researcher and historian on Indochina affairs. Notes, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, maps, books and scrapbooks are held in this collection. Of important note are photographs given to Patti by Ho Chi...
Dates: Created: 1922-1993

Archival Collection of Dr. Henry H. Nehrling from the Collection of Michael D. Kahn

Identifier: SC-099
Abstract These materials were in the possession of Betty Pooler Mitchell Nehrling, Henry Nehrling's second wife. Dr. Henry Nehrling was a horticulturist famous for his gardens in Gotha and Naples, Florida. The collection consists of letters, documents, photographs, postcards and monographs which provides insight into the familial and financial affairs of the Nehrling Gardens. It also offers a look at Henry Nehrling during the tumultuous years of Florida's boom and bust, and a glimpse of his failing...
Dates: Created: 1855-1934

Arthur S. Barclay Collection

Identifier: SC-080

A collection of slides and photographs that belonged to American botanist Dr. Arthur S. Barclay. These images include personal photographs of Dr. Barclay and his family or subjects of Dr. Barclay’s research. Most notable are Dr. Barclay’s trip to Colombia while a student at Harvard University in 1956, samples of datura plants collected in the Southwestern United States, and the aftermath of automobile accident involving Dr. Barclay’s International Harvester B-120 Travelall.

Dates: Created: 1940-1977; Other: Majority of material found in c. 1961-1962

Beatrice B. Ettinger Papers

Identifier: SC-037
Abstract The Beatrice B. Ettinger Papers contain correspondence, leaflets, posters, minutes and reports that show women's position in society in the 1970s and 1980s. Continuing Education is the focus of these papers since Ettinger accumulated many of the materials between 1970 and 1992 when she was President of the Council for Continuing Education for Women. This organization established a Center that was based first at Valencia Community College and later at the University of Central Florida....
Dates: Created: 1964-1998

Ben White Raceway Papers

Identifier: SC-011
Abstract Ben White Raceway located on a 120- acre tract in Fairview Park, near downtown Orlando, Florida, was the largest training facility and winter home for champion racehorses. The track was named in honor of one of the nation's most famous trainers, Ben White, who won numerous titles and chose Orlando as a training site in 1920. The track lost popularity as the expense to ship horses to Orlando became too great. In July 2001, the name was changed to Trotters Park. In January 10, 2002, the City...
Dates: Created: 1946-1978

Bob Kealing Kerouac Research Collection

Identifier: SC-084

The Bob Kealing Kerouac Research Collection contains documents and research notes related to Kealing's book Kerouac in Florida: Where the Road Ends, book drafts, legal documents, articles written by Kealing, articles related to the Kerouac House, and other materials regarding the Writer in Residence Program.

Dates: Created: 1958-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1996-2002

Bob Kealing Tupperware Collection

Identifier: SC-087

The Bob Kealing Tupperware Collection contains interviews, news clippings, letters, legal documents, photographs, audio tapes, and research notes related to Kealing's book Tupperware, Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers. The book may be found in the Online Catalog.

Dates: Created: 1940-2006

Book Arts Ephemera Collection

Identifier: SC-082

The Book Arts Ephemera Collection is comprised of various materials related to the book arts community. Items from publishers, art exhibits, and persons involved with book arts are included.

Dates: Created: 1993-2007

Bromeliad Society International (BSI) Archive

Identifier: SC-097
Abstract The Bromeliad Society International (BSI) Archive consists of historical materials, including photographs related to cultivation of bromeliads; field notes related to the collection of bromeliads in the wild; list of plant entries in judged bromeliad shows; incoming and outgoing correspondence from early bromeliad growers; biographies; administrative records of the BSI such as, copyright registrations, copies of meeting minutes, annual reports, and bylaws; BSI publications; and ephemera,...
Dates: Created: 1942-2018

Bryant West Indies Audio Collection

Identifier: SC-006

The Bryant West Indies Audio Collection contains vinyl record albums and audio cassette tapes, all containing various genres of music from the Caribbean Islands. These records and cassettes were purchased or collected on trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation.

Dates: Created: 1940-1974

Bryant West Indies British Parliamentary Acts Collection

Identifier: SC-039

This collection represents a sample of British Parliamentary Acts regarding the British West Indies.

Dates: Created: 1712-1873

Bryant West Indies Ephemera Collection

Identifier: SC-005

This collection of tourism brochures, pamphlets, maps and newspaper clippings documents the islands of the West Indies. The collection encompasses the Greater and Lesser Antilles, as well as the islands and nations of South America, and includes Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Surinam.

Dates: Created: 1682-1968

Bryant West Indies Slides Collection

Identifier: SC-008

The Bryant West Indies Slides Collection, Ccirca 1940-1981, contains 35mm slides of various islands in the Caribbean as well as Florida and Venezuela. The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. They are organized by geographical location. The content of the slides vary and include landscapes, religion, houses, people and everyday life.

Dates: Created: Circa 1940-1981

Carey Hand Funeral Home Records

Identifier: SC-041
Abstract Contains records and ledgers on services provided at the Carey Hand Funeral Home. Materials include memoranda regarding the death and burial of deceased individuals, registers of the death, burial and payment information, plots in the Greenwood and Palm cemeteries, financial records, cremation records, ambulance service records, vault storage records, and Central Florida Veterans and Orlando Airbase Servicemen's death, burial, and military information. The records are particularly useful in...
Dates: Created: 1891-1955

Children's Home Society of Florida Collection

Identifier: SC-054
Abstract The Children's Home Society of Florida Collection contains organizational papers and ephemera that document the creation and operations of Florida's oldest non-profit adoption agency. The collection includes organizational papers from its state and local divisions, photographs, news clippings, audio and visual media, scrapbooks, and blueprints of the many receiving homes in the state, but does not contain adoption records. Adoption records remain at the CHSFL Adoption Archive and are...
Dates: Created: 1862-2019; Other: Majority of material found within 1902-1997

Christian Bauer Collection on the Orange County Big Box Store Task Force

Identifier: SC-075

Christian Bauer is a University of Central Florida Professor who was on the Task Force that wrote numerous ordinances to regulate Big Box Stores. He collected meeting minutes and newspaper clippings that documented the work of the Task Force.

Dates: Created: 2006-2007

Civil War Map Collection

Identifier: SC-111
Abstract This collection has been rediscovered within the Special Collections after sitting idle for a period. The maps include historical civil war battles and plans as well as information on other minor operations and miscellaneous items. The dates of the maps and the battles that they accompany range from 1861 to 1865, some only reproductions from field reports and firsthand accounts in 1867. The collection is a proven testament to the extensive effort put into the preservation of this moment of...
Dates: Created: [1891-1895]

Collected Materials on the Zora Neale Hurston Festival

Identifier: SC-074
Abstract The collection contains documents related to the festival bearing the name of the late poet, writer, anthropologist, and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. Since 1990, the Zora Neale Hurston Festival has attracted individuals from across the country in academic and artistic disciplines wishing to celebrate Zora Neale Hurston and African American culture as a whole. The following folders contain the programs from festival years 1990 to 2017. In addition to its annual festival, the Association to...
Dates: Created: 1989-2017

Collection of Spanish Plays

Identifier: SC-076

These materials are 92 Spanish plays from the 19th and early 20th century. The plays are written in Spanish and contain a variey of genres spanning from opera to drama to comedy.

Dates: Created: 1835-1941

Cultural Byways Project

Identifier: SC-051

Research files for the Cultural Byways grant in Central Florida. Included in these materials are photographic negatives, oral histories, consent forms, building surveys, and grant information for the project.

Dates: Created: 7/6/02-8/5/02

Cultural Heritage Alliance Collection

Identifier: SC-052

Reports, programs and interviews by students showing the work undertaken by the Cultural Heritage Alliance.

Dates: Created: 2002-2006

Democratic Women's Club of Florida, Inc. Collection

Identifier: SC-081

The Democratic Women's Club of Florida, Inc. campaigns for Democratic representatives at all levels of government and encourages voter registration and qualified Democratic women to run for public office. This collection of bylaws, campaign items, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks documents the organization's activities, policies, and procedures.

Dates: Created: 1945-2020

Disney Ephemera Collection

Identifier: SC-055

The Disney Ephemera Collection is a collection of reports, brochures, memorabilia, articles and news clippings about Disney Enterprises and the Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida. The collection contains materials related to the different locations within the resort complex, including information about the Disney parks, resorts and other attractions. Publications in the collection were produced by both the Disney Corporation and outside sources.

Dates: Created: 1966-2017

Disney World Land Purchase/RCID Collection

Identifier: SC-092

Compiled by attorney Robert P. Foster, the collection consists of a variety of documents, clippings, maps, and photographs, all of which pertain to the process of purchasing and developing land in Central Florida for the purpose of creating the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), where Walt Disney World would be constructed.

Dates: Created: 1958-2009; Other: Majority of material found within 1965-1972

Doris Leeper Papers

Identifier: SC-043

The Doris Leeper Papers contain scrapbooks and catalogs that chronicle the artistic career of the Florida artist, Doris Leeper. Founder of the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, this collection highlights Leeper's early years as a graphic artist through to her later years as a renowned Florida artist.

Dates: Created: 1951-1999

Dr. A. Val Bradley, National Labor Relations Board Collection

Identifier: SC-001
Abstract Dr. A. Val Bradley was the president of A. Val Bradley Associates Incorporation, a lecturer, and an executive-in-residence at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He offered his company research files to Walter A. Bogumil, Jr., an Associate Professor of Management at UCF specialized in labor relations and human resources. Dr. Walter kept the materials in his possession and later on donated to Special Collections and University Archives Department. Materials include reports, statements,...
Dates: Created: 1950-1980

Educator's Oral History Collection

Identifier: SC-040

The Educators' Oral History Collection is the product of class projects undertaken by graduate students at the UCF College of Education between 1997 and 2002. Included in these audio and video interviews are educators from the elementary, secondary, and collegiate institutions within the Central Florida area discussing the social and working conditions that have, and continue to, affect their profession.

Dates: Created: 1997-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1998-2001