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A Guide to the Jack B. Humphries Miscellany

Finding aid prepared by Joyce Dewsbury

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Humphries, Jack Bowen
Title: Jack B. Humphries Miscellany
Dates: 1936-1956
Abstract: Certificates, diplomas, correspondence, pamphlets, news clippings, photographs, student government election materials, a diary Humphries kept during his service in WW II, and some writings.
Extent: 0.4 Linear feet. 1 box.
Identification: Ms Coll. 110
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Jack Bowen Humphries was a student at the University of Florida from 1945 to 1949. Prior to attending the University of Florida he had served in World War II in the United States Army Air Force. During his service he kept a diary which chronicles his experiences. While he was a student at the University of Florida he was a member of Florida Blue Key, the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Cavaliers, and the State Student Organization. He was also active in other organizations such as the Jacksonville Club and the Red Cross. In addition he was Senior Class President, he served on the editorial board of the Alligator, the Blue Key Speakers Bureau, and the Seminole Staff. In 1949 he was honored by being elected to the UF student Hall of Fame. He returned to UF as a graduate student and received his Master of Education Degree in 1954. After his graduation he taught at Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, Florida.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of certificates, two diplomas, some correspondence, pamphlets from Florida Blue Key, pamphlets and three copies of a newspaper publication (Phi O Gram) from Phi Delta Theta, photocopies of newspaper clippings, photographs, and student government election materials (Varsity Party). Also included are a diary from 1936 (which he kept when he was about ten years old), a diary he kept during his service in WW II, and some writings.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jack B. Humphries Miscellany, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Certificate
1 Clippings
1 Correspondence
1 Florida Blue Key
1 Graduation 1949
1 Graduation 1954
1 Phi Delta Theta - Misc.
1 Phi Delta Theta - The Florida Phi
1 Phi Delta Theta - Phi - O - Gram
1 Photographs - Jack B. Humphries
1 Photographs - Jack B. Humphries - College Scenes
1 Photographs - Jack B. Humphries - Florida Blue Key
1 Photographs - Jack B. Humphries - High School
1 Photographs - Jack B. Humphries - Phi Delta Theta
1 Profession in Teaching
1 Seminole 1949 (photocopies)
1 Student Government Election Materials - Varsity Party
1 Writings by Jack B. Humphries

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