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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Collection

Identifier: 02/01/36
Abstract The American Association of University Women collection is a growing collection, with more branches of AAUW throughout Florida that will be added. Each series is named after the branch it is from, with their following sub-series detailing documents, images, and ephermera related to the series. About the American Association of University Women "AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a...
Dates: 1964 - 2018

Artist Books

Identifier: 2017-SC-001
Dates: Publication: 1980-2017

Charles A. Ray Photography Collection

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/15
Identifier: 02/01/15
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1953-2003; Other: Date acquired: 04/15/2002

Ellen Peterson Collection

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/14
Identifier: 02/01/14
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1923-2018

First Baptist Church of Fort Myers

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/19
Identifier: 2018-SC-001

The First Baptist Church of Fort Myers opened in 1892 and is one of the first churches in Southwest Florida. The organization continues to hold religous services in conjunction with City Gate Ministries. The collection consists of, but is not limited to, documents, books, photographs, and genealogical records of the congregation, as well as adminstrative documents pertaining to the church.

Dates: 1892-2018

First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers

 Collection — Box: RG 02/02/19
Identifier: 02/02/19

This collection consists of documents, photographs, and ephemera belonging to the First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers, located in Downtown Fort Myers, Florida. This collections documents the history, evolution, and eventual conclusion of this church, from the time it was first established in 1872 until its conclusion in 2016.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1872 - 2016


 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/29
Identifier: 02/01/29

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.

Dates: 1730-1970

John and Ellen Sheppard Historical Fort Myers Collection

Identifier: 2019-SC-05
Dates: Majority of material found in 1865-2000s

Kevin Erwin Environmental Ecology Collection

 Record Group
Identifier: 02/06/20
Scope and Contents

Consists of personal papers, correspondence, and field notes, documents regarding Kevin Erwins' personal career and his environmental investigations/cases, photographs, publications, and administrative records documenting Erwins' career as a world-renown consulting ecologist.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1980 - 2016

Kirkpatrick Kodak Film Camera Collection

 Collection — Container: RG 02/03/19
Identifier: RG 02/03/19
Dates: Majority of material found within 1922 - 2018

Koreshan Collection

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...
Dates: 1850-1980; Other: 1890 - 1915; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/2014

Manuscripts and Letters

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/27
Identifier: 02/01/27

The materials within this collection include a variety of manuscripts and letters from various different authors.

Dates: 1915-1950

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...
Dates: 1892-1900; Other: Date acquired: 11/29/2000

Music Collection

 Collection — Box: 02/01/43
Identifier: 02/01/43

The music collection contains two series.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.

Dates: Other: date unknown

Oral History Collection

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/21
Identifier: 02/01/21

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.

Dates: 2001 - current

Porecki Orchid Collection

 Collection — Container: 1
Identifier: 2021-SC-002

Racial and Social Justice Collection

Identifier: 2020-SC-004
Content Description This collection covers various racial and social justice movements that span from the late 1800s to present day issues. The collection is organized by the type of material, date, and alphabetical order. The organization was created this way to help demonstrate the intersectionality of all the movements. It is recommended to use keywords and subject headings to search through this collection. Language Disclaimer Please note that language is a...
Dates: Other: 1880s-Present

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

 Collection — Frame: 1st Floor
Identifier: 02/01/25

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.

Dates: 1971; Other: Majority of material found in 1971; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2009

Tolley Fish Journal Collection

Identifier: 2014-SC-002
Content Description

Collection consists of 75 linear feet of rare fish (ichthyology) journals, 1769-2010. Collection is arranged in alphabetical order by creators last name.

Dates: Publication: 1769 - 2010

Turner 1920s Florida Land Boom

 Collection — Box: RG 02/01/28
Identifier: 02/01/28

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.

Dates: 1920-1999

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...
Dates: 1830-2007; Other: Date acquired: 04/18/2014

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.

Dates: 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...
Dates: 1960-1997; Other: Date acquired: 08/00/2006

World War II Collection

 Record Group
Identifier: 2020-SC-28
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920 - 1980

Zine Collection

 Collection — Box: 02/01/26
Identifier: 02/01/26
Abstract and Language Disclaimer Zines, derived from “magazines,” are alternative publications constructed using inexpensive, easily accessible materials. Zines, as a genre, have historically been used by political, social, and counterculture movements to easily and inexpensively proliferate information. Zines are often created in a cooperative, utilizing multiple mediums of expression from poets, essayists, and visual artists. In 2017, the University Archives and Special Collections at FGCU began actively collecting zines...
Dates: 1973-2018