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Title: Jarvis Howard Collection
Description: Jarvis Cutler Howard's detailed journals record his years as a Punta Gorda, Florida homesteader from 1875-1877. Together with the photographs, letters and other documents of the Jarvis Howard Collection, the journals reveal a man with a keen interest in his surroundings, and a way of life that has g...
Title: Koreshan Collection
Description: The Koreshan Collection presents a photo-journal documenting the daily life of the Koreshan settlement in Southwest Florida. Founded by Dr. Cyrus Teed, a former Civil War surgeon who later translated his name to the Hebrew version, Koresh, the Koreshan Unity was a faith-based group first established...
Title: Maniichuk-Brady Collection of Socialist Realist Art
Description: The Maniichuk-Brady Collection of Socialist Realist Art features works by Ukrainian artists painted during the decades following Stalin and preceding the fall of the U.S.S.R. (1953-1991). Initiated by Stalin, artists throughout the Soviet Bloc were classically trained in realist and socialist reali...
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Title: Minnie L. Gatewood Diaries
Description: Minnie L. Gatewood (1875-1944), who married a minister when she was 16 years old, kept diaries chronicling her life in Southwest Florida. The five volumes of her diary cover her life from 1892 to 1900, and are a valuable resource for scholars of Florida history. Mrs. Gatewood also kept a "Want Book"...
Abstract/Description: Minnie L. Gatewood (1875-1944), who married a minister when she was 16 years old, kept diaries chronicling her life in Southwest Florida. The five volumes of her diary cover her life from 1892 to 1900, and are a valuable resource for scholars of Florida history. Mrs. Gatewood also kept a "Want Book"...
Title: S(he) Will Fade
Description: In the midst of recovering the fragments of her identity once lost to trauma, a young woman went in search of her community. During her mission to collect stories from a silenced community of survivors a fusion of art, activism, and oral history birthed what is now known as S(he) Will Fade. S(he) Wi...
Title: Sanibel Historical Collection
Description: The Sanibel Historical Collection presents a visual history chronicling the development of Sanibel, one of Florida's premiere destinations. Originally inhabited by the Calusa Indians, the Spanish later colonized the region until Florida was ceded to the United States. Sanibel Island houses a variety...
Title: Southwest Florida Environmental Collection
Description: The Southwest Florida Environmental Collection (SWFE), comprising the Estero Bay Documents Collection, the Charlotte Harbor Information Resource Center Documents Collection, and the Caloosahatchee Documents Collection contains recent and historical scientific information related to the environment o...
Title: Turner Railroad Collection
Description: In the fall of 2014, scholar Gregg M. Turner gifted Florida Gulf Coast University with an extensive collection of east coast railroad history. Turner is considered one of the foremost authorities of Florida railroads. The large collection consisting of bonds, publications, advertisements, photograph...
Abstract/Description: In the fall of 2014, scholar Gregg M. Turner gifted Florida Gulf Coast University with an extensive collection of east coast railroad history. Turner is considered one of the nation’s foremost authorities of Florida railroads. The large collection consisting of bonds, publications, advertisements,...
Title: Uncommon Friends Collection
Description: James D. Newton (1905-1999) was a prominent twentieth century entrepreneur and author of Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh, which recounts his friendship with these visionary figures. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, establi...

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