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A Guide to the Minutes of the East Florida Seminary Board of Education

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
February 2010


Descriptive Summary

Creator: East Florida Seminary (Gainesville, Fla.). Board of Education.
Title: Minutes of the East Florida Seminary Board of Education
Dates: 1870-1905
Abstract: Minutes of the governing board of the East Florida Seminary, Gainesville, Florida.
Extent: 0.03 Linear feet. 1 volume.
Identification: Series 142
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

The East Florida Seminary was founded in 1853 in Ocala and moved to Gainesville in 1866. It was Florida's first state supported school and is one of the University of Florida's parent institutions. The governing board is sometimes referred to as the Board of Trustees, but more often as the Board of Education.


Scope and Content

Minutes of the governing board of the East Florida Seminary, Gainesville, Florida. Minutes of 1870-1875, and perhaps later minutes, were transcribed from other records and are not in chronological order. In addition to official actions of the board, the minutes often include financial reports and letters read into the record. Pages 142-147 contain the rules of the Board of Education dated Feb. 4, 1884. Several items were tipped into the volume. At the beginning, there is a memorandum dated June 16, 1943, from Edith Pitts, administrative assistant to President Tigert, to Nelle Barmore, Acting Head of the Library, requesting that the volume be placed in the Florida Collection. Between pages 340 and 345, a hardware receipt from E. Baird and Co., a court judgment entitled "Form of Bond", and the Program of Organization and Recitation and Instruction were added to the record by library staff.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Minutes of the East Florida Seminary Board of Education, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.



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