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A Guide to the George C. Wheeler Photograph Album

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2008

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wheeler, George C.
Title: George C. Wheeler Photograph Album
Dates: 1948
Abstract: Photograph album depicting the 1948 University of Florida Homecoming Parade.
Extent: 0.5 Linear feet. 1 photograph album.
Identification: Ms Coll. 106
Language(s): English
Online Content Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Cameron Wheeler graduated from the University of Florida in 1949 and received a BSA degree from the College of Business Administration. He was also a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Scope and Content

The George C. Wheeler photograph album consists of thirteen pages, twelve of which contain photographs and the thirteenth page is blank. The photographs document visually some aspects of the Homecoming Parade of November 19, 1948 which took place in Gainesville, Florida.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George C. Wheeler Photograph Album, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

Wheeler Photo Album
Page 1. Image 1, "Phi Mu Float"
Page 1. Image 2, "Tarpon Springs, Fla Entry" (float)
Page 2. Image 1, "Sigma Chi Float"
Page 2. Image 2, "Sigma Chi Float" (close up)
Page 3. Image 1, "Sigma Alpha Epsilon Float" (view from back)
Page 3. Image 2, "Sigma Alpha Epsilon Float" (view of front of float)
Page 4. Image 1, Unidentified float
Page 4. Image 2, Unidentified float
Page 5. Image 1, Three woman ride in a car driven by a young man
Page 5. Image 2, Six women and a man on a float with statement "Goes the Spoils..."
Page 6. Image 1, Unidentified float
Page 6. Image 2, Partial view of the "Tau Epsilon Phi Float"
Page 7. Image 1, Station wagon with the sign "Gainesville Shrine Club"
Page 7. Image 2, "F Club Initiates". Two men walk together down the street. Attire of one seems to be a large diaper.
Page 8. Image 1, "40/8 Locomotive" (float)
Page 8. Image 2, "Ft. Lauderdale American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps"
Page 9. Image 1, A clown carries a sign and rides on the hood of a car
Page 9. Image 2, Float with a sign. "Greetings! Gator Bowl, New Years Day-Jax. Fla."
Page 10. Image 1, "Sigma Chi House First Prize". "Best Decorated Fraternity House" "1948 Homecoming Nov. 21, 1948"
Page 10. Image 2, "Sigma Nu House" (decorations)
Page 11. Image 1, "Kappa Alpha House" (decorations)
Page 11. Image 2, "Alpha Tau Omega House" (decorations)
Page 12. Image 1, Another picture of the station wagon and its sign, "Gainesville Shrine Club"
Page 12. Image 2, Phi Delta Theta float

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