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A Guide to the James C. Getzen Papers

Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

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


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Getzen, James C.
Title: James C. Getzen Papers
Dates: 1888-1890
Abstract: Several publications including a copy of the first issue of a campus newspaper, the FAC Cadet Herald, which includes a transcript of his commencement oration. The collection also contains ten letters sent to Getzen including several from a college friend, J. H. Congleton.
Extent: 0.01 Linear feet. 17 items, 7 folders.
Identification: Ms Coll. 53
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 Note

James C. Getzen was a member of the first graduating class (Class of 1889) of the Florida Agricultural College at Lake City. Getzen was from Fort White and entered the college when it opened in 1884. He was Captain of Company A of the college cadet battalion.


Scope and Content

The Getzen papers contain several publications including a copy of the first issue of a campus newspaper, the FAC Cadet Herald, which includes a transcript of his commencement oration. The collection also contains ten letters sent to Getzen including several from a college friend, J. H. Congleton. Congleton mentions that both he and Getzen were members of the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega. Other items include a committee report from a secret student society and cadet drill instructions.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

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], James C. Getzen Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 FAC Cadet Herald, Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept. 1889. Contains Getzen's commencement oration. (1 item)
1 2 Miscellany (2 items)
1 3 Florida School Journal, Vol. II, No. 10. Contains description of first baccalaureates. (1 item)
1 4 Program and special instructions for prize drill [Commencement, June 12, 1889] (1 item)
1 5 Correspondence, 1888-1890 (10 items)
1 6 Handwritten draft of commencement oration.
1 7 Report of Committee (1 item)

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Alpha Tau Omega. Alpha Omega Chapter (University of Florida).
Florida Agricultural College (Lake City, Fla.) -- Students -- Archives.
Florida. State Agricultural College -- Students -- Archives.
Getzen, James V.
Universities and colleges -- Florida -- History -- Sources.



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