C-03. Florida Environment and Natural History Collections
Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
The Al Hackett papers include photographs, correspondence, and selected articles on topics pertaining to Florida's natural environment.
The Bill Fehring collection is composed of slides and photos that document the ecological health of the Tampa Bay area.
The Ogden collection is being donated in pieces, and original order will be maintained. Currently, the library has Binders 4, 7, 9, 12, 13, 23.
This collection contains slides showcasing the natural habitat of the Tampa Bay Area, along with local bird life.
This collection contains approximately 16,100 postcards that represent Florida's culture, environment and history. Postcards depict a variety of images, such as beaches, streets, hotels and government buildings, plants, landmarks, and tourist attractions. The collection primarily consists of postcards from the first half of the twentieth century. Many have been postmarked and mailed.
Collection consists of the research files of the Hillsborough County Department of Museums developed under the Florida Maritime Research Grant, or PSE VI. The files contain photographs, news articles, brochures, pamphlets, publications, directories, book listings, and other materials. The content of the files covers a wide range of subjects, including steamboats, historic ships, shipwrecks, the commercial fishing industry, the Port of Tampa, and the Tampa Port Authority.
Papers of Dixie Hollins family and estate, focusing on business records related to holdings in St. Petersburg and Crystal River areas of Florida, primarily from the 1920s until the 1980s. These business interests include the Pasadena Golf/Country Club, St. Petersburg Printing Company, various municipal bonds, residential properties, and especially the Hollinswood Ranch estate situated near Crystal River, Florida.
The collection includes renderings of land use plans, mass transit and surface road plans; drainage and sewage plans, public hearing drafts, and notes from public hearings. Some printed items and publications have been removed from the collection and cataloged separately.
The collection includes annual and semi-annual reports, memos, property holding records, inventories, histories, correspondence, memoranda, and publications (1903 to the 1920s). Photographs (1904 to c. 1972) depict company structures and mining and dredging operations in Florida. Also includes records of the segregated public schools for White and African American children in the “company town” of Pierce (1936-1943).
The Jan K. Platt Papers focus on environmental concerns, regional development, operating budgets, and public services, such as libraries and welfare, within Hillsborough County. This collection also includes correspondence, memorandum, and reports from the numerous boards, authorities, and commissions that Platt chaired and served on, in addition to miscellaneous campaign ephemera.
The collection consists of title abstracts relating to the Rohrer’s property in Tampa. Also includes Rohrer’s journal (ca. 1916 - ca.1959) which contains an account of the 1921 Tampa hurricane and an account of the flood resulting from the breaking of the Hillsborough River dam in 1933.
This collection contains several French and English journals that detail cave exploration and other subterranean studies.
The collection includes such materials as business transactions, including sale of cattle and real estate, and correspondence regarding the family's involvement with state agricultural legislation.
The collection primarily consists of photographs of Lue Gim Gong with the Burlingame family, the citrus grove in DeLand, and the many visitors who came to the family home. Also includes newspaper clippings, legal papers, and a Bible study journal.
This collection is composed of records from Audubon Florida's station at Lorida near Sebring. These include environmental reports, documents concerning conflicts with neighbors and violators, internal correspondence, and information on the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.
Contains records kept by Audubon Florida and Texas, mostly warden reports on prominent nesting areas. Also included is a collection of glass lantern slides.
A collection of geological photographic slides that display locations in North America, Central America, Europe, Australia, and the Caribbean.
This Rita B. and James Lassiter botany collection primarily contains publications, writings, photographs, and pictures of John Kunkel Small. These items focus on botanical subjects, as well as natural environments of the United States and the Bahamas.
The Roy Robin Lewis Collection contains books, reports, and field note books pertaining to environmental factors in South Florida, dates range from 1957- 1963.
***Note: the Gandy collection is currently unavailable as it is being reformatted (digitized). The physical and digital collections will be available in early 2024.*** The Gandy papers consist mostly of negatives of commercial and aerial photography, but also includes prints and digital materials. Only the negatives, which comprise the bulk of the materials, have been fully processed.
This collection consists of slide presentations, photographs, video tapes, bird reports, and promotional and educational materials from the Florida Audubon Society. The materials in this collection document local bird life, conservation projects, and infrastructure issues, as well as environmental initiatives specific to the Florida Audubon Society branch. Most of all, the slides document the educational efforts of the Audubon Society in Florida, specifically in the Tampa Bay region.