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J. Mason Gray papers

Identifier: MS-1993-03

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains the written works of J. Mason Gray along with a few documents relating to the Florida Historical Research Foundation. Also included in the collection are historic photographs of Tampa and Florida in general, negatives, postcards, other assorted images, manuscripts and ephemera of a varying nature.


  • Created: 1972-1986
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1993


Conditions Governing Access

None. The contents of the collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at for futher information.

Biographical or Historical Information

James Mason Gray was born on September 11, 1939 in Tampa, Florida.  A graduate in Business from University of South Florida, Gray would go on to become a leading historical researcher and writer specializing in forgotten military forts. He is the author of "Historical Site Mapping," "An Encyclopedia of Indian Artifact Identification," and "Florida's Forgotten Forts." Gray was also a co-founder and executive director of Florida Historical Research Foundation, Inc.

Note written by Kevin Arms, 2013


2.59 Linear Feet

8 boxes

Language of Materials



A collection of personal documents, writings, photographs and negatives of J. Mason Gray, Florida Historical Site researcher.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by material type: 1. Documents 2. Manuscripts 3. Publications 4. Audio/Visual materials 5. Miscellaneous

Source of Acquisition

James Mason Gray

Method of Acquisition


Related Publications

Gray, J M. Florida Encyclopedia of Indian Artifact Identification. S.l: s.n., 1988. Print. Gray, James M. Forts of Florida. S.l.: Florida Historical Research Foundation, 1978. Print. Gray, J M. Historical Site Mapping. Tallahassee: Florida Historical Research Foundation, 1978. Print

J. Mason Gray papers
Kevin Arms, 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US