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A Guide to the Florida Blue Key Homecoming Records

Finding aid prepared by Carl Van Ness

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Florida Blue Key
Title: Florida Blue Key Homecoming Records
Dates: 1924-2010
Abstract: Records documenting the University of Florida Homecoming celebrations beginning with 1924. Includes printed programs and official Florida Blue Key files.
Extent: 4 Linear feet. 10 boxes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 6
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

Florida Blue Key was founded by Bert C. Riley, Dean of the General Extension Division, at the University of Florida in 1923. Originally formed as a group to organize the annual Dad's Day and Homecoming the group evolved into a student leadership organization. However, Florida Blue Key continues to oversee and run most of the functions and events associated with Homecoming at the University of Florida. These include Gator Growl, the Homecoming Parade, the Florida Blue Key Homecoming Banquet, the Alumni Barbecue, and the Sweetheart Pageant.

Scope and Content

The records here document the Homecoming celebrations beginning with 1924. The earliest records consist solely of a few printed programs. The official Florida Blue Key files begin in 1931. They may include committee reports, correspondence, publications, and press books. Content varies from year to year. The Florida Blue Key files end with 1984 and succeeding years consist solely of printed materials.

This is an ongoing collection arranged by year.

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], Florida Blue Key Homecoming Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 1924-1952
2 1953-1960
3 1961-1965
4 1966-1969
5 1970-1971
6 1972-1976
7 1977-1982
8 1983-1984
9 1984-1999
10 2000-

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Florida Blue Key (Fraternity)
Football--Social aspects--Florida

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