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Charles A. Ray Photography Collection

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/15
Identifier: 02/01/15
Overview The Charles A. Ray Photography collection offers scholars a glimpse into the work of Charles A. Ray. Charles Ray stepped behind the camera in 1954, at the age of 23. Ray’s camera captured a nation in flux. Through his lens, television viewers experienced the drama of presidential campaigns, the passion of the civil rights movement, and the adventure and tragedy of NASA’s race for space. Charles Ray documented our nation’s growing pains, including the bloody clashes between police and...

Ellen Peterson Collection

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/14
Identifier: 02/01/14
Overview Ellen Peterson, formerly Ellen Salisbury and Ellen Welch, was a woman before her time. From traveling across the country on a bike in her twenties to becoming a staunch environmentalists later in life, she cemented her legacy in the creation of the Happehatchee Center in Estero, Florida to inspire peace and healing. Ellen was heavily involved with saving Fisheating Creek in Florida, and continued to raise awareness about climate change and the environment until her parting. This collection...

First Baptist Church of Fort Myers

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/19
Identifier: 02/01/19
Overview The First Baptist Church was one of the founding churches in the Fort Myers area. It was founded in 1892 and continued to offer religious services until 2012. Within this collection, materials include documents, books, pictures, and genalogical records of members and families involved in the church.


 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/29
Identifier: 02/01/29
Overview Materials included in the Floridiana collection include maps, postcards, and publications (1730-1970) pertaining to the development of Florida, government ordinances, and government reports relating to Florida.

Historic Newspaper Collection

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/20
Identifier: 02/01/20
Overview The Historic Newspaper Collection is a varriety of newspapers from cities in Southwest Florida. The newspapers include Caloosahatchee Current, Hendry County News, The Fort Myers Press, The Florida Flambeau, The Caloosa Belle, The Community Press, and others. Their dates range from 1920-2018.

Kirkpatrick Kodak Film Camera Collection

 Collection — Container: RG 02/03/19
Identifier: RG 02/03/19

Koreshan Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02/01/18
Abstract The Koreshan Collection offers a rare glimpse into a charismatic leader and his followers as they endeavored to create a thriving utopian community. Lead by their prophet Cyrus R. Teed (later referring to himself as the Hebrew translation “Koresh”), the group relocated to establish their “New Jerusalem" in Estero, Florida in 1894. The Koreshan Unity espoused radical new doctrine that was a union of reincarnation, alchemy, religio-science, and Koresh’s most radical concept: the belief that the...

Manuscripts and Letters

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/27
Identifier: 02/01/27
Overview The materials within this collection include a variety of manuscripts and letters from various different authors.

Minnie L. Gatewood Papers

 Collection — Box: 02/01/11
Identifier: 02/01/11
Abstract 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 at Florida Gulf Coast University cover her life from 1892 to 1900, and are a valuable resource for scholars of Florida history.  Mrs. Gatewood also kept a “Want Book”—mostly reflections on religious matters such as “Christian stewardship”—with the latest dated entry being from 1936.  The 5 volumes of her diary and her Want Book...

Oral History Collection

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/21
Identifier: 02/01/21
Overview The Oral Histories that are included within this collection includes Florida Gulf Coast University. This sub-series of oral histories includes staff, faculty, and administration telling of their expierences relating to FGCU. The second oral history that is included is the Southwest Florida Oral Histories. Residents from LaBelle and other communities in the Southwestern Florida area told their stories of growing up.

Salvador Dalí "Lithographs for the People, the World of Currier & Ives" Collection

 Collection — Frame: 1st Floor
Identifier: 02/01/25
Abstract Suite of Six (6) "Dali Interprets Currier and Ives" Limited Edition lithographs with an original sales Presentation Marquis Poster (seven works total) by Salvador Dali (1904-1989). The works were published in 1971, all are personally signed and numbered by Salvador Dali. All works are Certified Authentic by Albert Field, founder of the Salvador Dali Archives.

Sheet Music Collection

 Collection — Box: 02/01/43
Identifier: 02/01/43
Overview The sheet music collection holds hundreds of different composer's sheet music that spans across centuries. The sheet music is arranged accoding to the composer who wrote the music.

Turner 1920s Florida Land Boom

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/28
Identifier: 02/01/28
Overview The Land Boom in the 1920's changed the landscape of Florida, causing the population to rise and the Florida economy to boom, helping to create the Florida that is today. The Turner 1920s Florida Land Boom collection consists of publications, advertisements, photographs, and research done by Greg M. Turner.

Turner Railroad Collection

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/16
Identifier: 02/01/16
Scope and Contents Consists of publications, advertisements, photographs, administration and research on the east coast railroads of the United States collected by history scholar Gregg M. Turner. Consists of four series, including but not limited to documents and photographs of railroad history (1830-1890), the Plant System Co. Inc.(1860-1902), the three primary railroads on the eastern seaboard of the United States (1830-present), and independent railroads. A portion of the collection has been digitized by...

Verna Aardema Collection

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/12
Identifier: 02/01/12
Scope and Contents Consists of book manuscripts, correspondence with Knopf publishers, galley proofs, and ephemera documenting Aardema's career from 1991 - 1997.

William R. Maples Collection

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/10
Identifier: 02/01/10
Scope and Contents Consists of personal papers, correspondence, dissertation and field notes, documents regarding Maples' academic career and his forensic investigations/cases, photographs, publications, and administrative records documenting Maples' career as a world-renown forensic anthropologist between 1960 and 1997.  A digital version of the collection is available on FGCU's Digital Library.

Zine Collection

 Collection — Box: 02/01/26
Identifier: 02/01/26
Abstract The Zine Collection includes Riot Grrrl zines, which is an artist's collective formerly based in Olympia WA with roots in the punk/grunge music scene and covers topics such as feminism, the reclaimation of derogatory language, racism, physical assult and rape, LGBT issues and anarchism; zines that were created by Southwest Florida artists and collectives which features both homemade zines and professionally printed materials covering topics ranging from feminism to witchcraft to home block...