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The Thomas and Georgine Mickler Map Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-031

Scope and Contents

The Thomas and Georgine Mickler Map Collection is a collection of various types of maps, including atlas maps, road maps, topographical maps and charts. While most of the maps are of Florida and the areas around it, including the Southeastern United States and the West Indies/Caribbean, there are also maps from other geographic regions around the world.

Series I: Florida Maps, 1740-1984 contains maps of the state of Florida arranged by type of map into general atlas maps, road maps, topographical land maps, charts and political maps.

Series II: Southeastern United States Maps, 1735-1977 consists of maps of the southeastern portion of the United States, including Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and South Carolina. This includes general atlas maps, road maps, topographical land maps and political maps.

Series III: West Indies/Caribbean Maps, 1816-1995 includes maps of the islands and waterways of the West Indies/Caribbean. This series is divided into general atlas maps, topographical land maps, charts and Air Info current maps.

Series IV: Maps of Other Areas, 1760-1818 contains maps of geographic areas outside Florida, the Southeast and the Caribbean. General atlas maps, road maps and topographical land maps cover areas such as Egypt, France and Costa Rica.

Dates

  • Created: 1735-1995

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The entire collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

Thomas and Georgine Mickler ran a small publishing company, Mickler House, and a thriving mail-order business, Mickler's Antiquarian Books, out of their Chuluota home for almost 40 years. The Mickler's focused on tracing out-of-print publications about Florida and ultimately collected more than 40,000 books and other historical pieces of paper memorabilia that filled their home. Thomas Mickler was a native Floridian but Georgine was born in Chicago. She moved to Orlando in 1961, and they married the following year. Both of them lived until they were 84 years old; Thomas died in 1997 and Georgine died a year later.

Extent

7.25 Linear Feet (1 Box, 5 Flat Files)

Abstract

The Thomas and Georgine Mickler Map Collection is a collection of various kinds of maps, including general atlas maps, road maps, topographical land maps, charts and political maps. While the collection mostly consists of maps of Florida, the Southeastern United States and the West Indies/Caribbean, there are also maps of other areas such as Egypt, France and Costa Rica.

Arrangement Note

This collection was arranged by geographic location into four series. Each series was further divided by type of map.

Method of Acquisition

These materials were purchased from Thomas and Georgine Mickler by the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 1999 (CFM1999_05).

Related Materials

Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Central Florida holds other materials collected by Thomas and Georgine Mickler. Further materials on Florida and the West Indies may be found in Florida Ephemera Collection and William L. Bryant West Indies Collections. For more information about these collections, please see the finding aids on our website.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jessica Achberger; finding aid prepared by Jessica Achberger. Additions made by Hadi Sheikhnia. This collection was processed by individual item. Smaller maps are foldered, and sometimes sleeved, in acid free folders and envelopes, in a half box. Larger maps are held in map drawers, with more delicate maps sleeved in plastic or separated by acid free folders. With the exception of road maps, all maps have been unfolded and laid flat for storage.
Title
The Thomas and Georgine Mickler Map Collection
Author
Jessica Achberger
Date
00/00/2007
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the UCF Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576