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A Guide to the Robert Lucas Black Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Black, Robert Lucas, 1883-1940
Title: Robert Lucas Black Papers
Dates: 1935-1939
Abstract: Personal, political, and legislative papers of Black, who served in the Florida House and Senate.
Extent: 0.8 Linear feet. 2 Boxes.
Identification: Ms 6
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Merchant and politician. Born in South Carolina; moved to Gainesville as a young man. Naval stores operator; Palatka. Member, Florida House of Representatives, 1929-1931, and Florida Senate, 1935-1939, from Gainesville/Alachua County.

Scope and Content

Personal, political, and legislative papers, spanning 1935 to 1939. The majority of the papers relate to his tenure in the Florida Senate.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Lucas Black Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

The Black Papers were acquired as a gift.

Contents List

1 Papers - Political, Florida Senate. 1935 - 1937
2 Papers - Political. 1937 - 1939
2 Legislation/Bills: House and Senate. 1935 - 1939
2 Newspaper clippings.
2 Real Estate.
2 Personal.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Florida -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Florida. Legislature. Senate.
University of Florida -- History.

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