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A Guide to the Records of Florida Blue Key

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: Records of Florida Blue Key
Dates: 1923-2002
Bulk dates: 1933-1968
Abstract: Records of the Florida Blue Key, the organization responsible for Homecoming events at the University of Florida.
Extent: 1.5 Linear feet. 3 boxes; 3 volumes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 83
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 at the University of Florida in 1923 shortly before that year's homecoming celebration. It was conceived as a student leadership fraternity with an emphasis on service to the university and its constituencies. In 1924, Florida Blue Key was placed in charge of homecoming events and has organized every homecoming since then. Florida Blue Key is not affiliated with the national Blue Key fraternity.

Scope and Content

Ms Coll. 83 contains records of Florida Blue Key including the original 1923 minutes of the organization. Also included are treasurer's reports, examinations, newsletters, records related to initiation, and material on Florida Blue Key events.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Materials cannot be copied without the written consent of the donor.

Related or Separated Material

Florida Blue Key homecoming records are contained in Ms Coll. 6.

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of Florida Blue Key, Inc.

Contents List

1 Alumni list. 1948
1 Articles of incorporation. 1936
1 Awards.
1 Blue Key National Fraternity Proceedings. Dec. 28-29, 1934
1 Constitutions.
1 Correspondence. 1958-1966
1 Examinations.
1 50th Anniversary Dinner.
1 Initiation banquets. 1935-2002
1 Initiation--charge.
1 Key Design.
1 Key orders. (Burr, Paterson and Auld/Balfour).
1 Laundry project. 1941
2 Minutes. 1923
2 Minutes. Oct. 1934-Nov. 1936
2 Minutes. 1937-1940
2 Minutes. March-Oct. 1946
2 Minutes. 1947
2 Minutes. 1953-1957
2 Minutes. 1958-1960
2 Minutes. 1961-1963
3 Minutes. 1964-1968
3 Miscellaneous items.
3 Nationalization issue. 1934
3 Original officers, correspondence re. 1960
3 Publications (Keynotes, Newsletters).
3 Rosters, Active Chapter.
3 Scholarship Pageant.
3 Shingles. 1950
3 Speakers Bureau. 1958
3 Speakers Bureau, report. 1953
3 Student publications investigation. 1938
3 War years. 1943-1945
1 Treasurer's record. 1933-1934
2 Treasurer's record. 1935-1937
3 Treasurer's record. 1938-1943

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

College students--Florida.
Florida Blue Key (Fraternity)
University of Florida--Societies, etc.

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