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Old Florida Structures Photographs Collection

Identifier: SC-038

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of approximately 120 unframed sepia and silver prints of Central Florida architecture and artifacts taken by Richard Spencer. Spencer photographed historic houses and buildings in Central Florida in hopes of "capturing the unique character that each projected to me." Some photographs focus on specific architectural details or elements that drew the photographer's interest. It is possible that some of these structures may no longer be standing and most date from the late nineteenth century.


  • Created: 1971-2002


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

These photographs of old Florida structures and artifacts were taken by professional photographer Richard Spencer. Spencer has worked as a photographer in the Office of Instructional Resources, University of Central Florida, since 1971. Spencer's works have appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, and he has received several awards for his photography. Spencer has exhibited his work with Ansel Adams at the International Gallery in Winter Park.


1.75 Linear Feet (4 Flat Files)


Richard Spencer was a professional photographer whose work has been displayed in newspapers, magazines and exhibits. This collection contains his photographs of old structures in Florida.

Arrangement Note

The photographs are arranged alphabetically by title.

Method of Acquisition

Richard Spencer donated these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2002 (CFM2002_06).

Related Materials

Further information about Florida can be found in the Florida Ephemera Collection, and Florida Image Collection. For additional information regarding Florida please consult our website Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Processing Information

Processed by Nadine Helm; finding aid prepared by Lindsay Mazziotto. Each photograph was placed in protective plastic and foldered according to the arrangement.
Old Florida Structures Photographs Collection
Nadine Helm
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF Special Collections Repository

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