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Citrus Park Colored School collection

 Collection
Identifier: C26

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The collection includes drafts of the designation report, correspondence, school rosters, deeds, minutes, photographs, and maps of the Citrus Park area.  Many of the items are photocopies. Eight audiocassettes of five tape-recorded interviews (June - August 1996) used to support the historical and cultural role the Citrus Park Colored School played in the community are missing.

Dates

  • Created: 1921 - 1996
  • Other: 1996-11-20

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.  The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/for more information.

Biographical or Historical Information

Citrus Park Colored School, built in 1924 on Gunn Highway in Citrus Park, FL was a one-room school house used by the area's African American community. Before closing in 1948, the school building also was used for church meetings and other community activities. In 1949, trustees of the Mt. Pleasant AME Church bought the building and held services there until the 1950s. In 1996, the Citrus Park Colored School, which was known as the Amanda James Fellowship Building, was designated a Hillsborough County Landmark.

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

2 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection consists of research materials used by the Historic Tampa-Hillsborough County Preservation Board to designate the Citrus Park Colored School as an historic landmark.

Arrangement Note

Series

Source of Acquisition

Historic Tampa-Hillsborough County Preservation Board

Method of Acquisition

Donation

Accruals and Additions

Additional documents donated by Geoffrey Mohlman in September 2000.

Related Materials

Historic Tampa-Hillsborough County Preservation Board Collection, USF Libraries - Tampa Special Collections, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Other Descriptive Information

published

Processing Information

Complete

Title
Citrus Park Colored School collection
Author
PEC
Date
2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

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