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A Guide to the Florida Federation of Art Records

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Florida Federation of Art
Title: Florida Federation of Art Records
Dates: 1928-1965
Abstract: Annual reports (lacking 1931-1934); local club reports; miscellaneous papers; scrapbooks; and issues of Florida Artist (1936-1939).
Extent: 1 Linear feet. 1 box and 4 volumes.
Identification: Ms 35
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

The Florida Federation of Art was organized in April 1927, in Orlando, Florida, to assist local clubs throughout the state in promoting art and art appreciation.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of annual reports (lacking 1931-1934), local club reports, miscellaneous papers (1963-1965), scrapbooks, and issues of Florida Artist (1936-1939).

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 Federation of Art Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Annual Reports. 1928-1930
1 Annual Reports (Includes club reports and newsletters/magazine: The Florida Artist). 1935-1945
1 Annual Reports. May 1936
1 Annual Reports. Oct. 1936
1 Annual Reports. May 1937
1 Annual Reports. Oct. 1937
1 Annual Reports. Spring 1937-1938
1 Annual Reports. Jan. 1939
1 Miscellaneous. 1963-1965
1 Scrapbook. Compiled by FFA Historian Margaret Davidson. The scrapbook focuses on events such as the annual convention, exhibition, and board meeting (including includes the first annual convention and exhibition). The majority of the news clippings in the scrapbook are from a series of weekly articles about the FFA published in the Florida Times-Union. Other information within the scrapbook relates to art events around the state. The book contains documents, correspondence, news clippings, and ephemera such as programs and catalogs. 1927-1934
2 Scrapbook. Compiled by FFA Historian Emmaline Buchholz. Includes FFA events such as the annual exhibition, awards, and convention, and FFA business such as board meetings, meeting minutes, member lists, the charter, and the first FFA newsletter. The scrapbook contains news clippings, documents, correspondence, artifacts, and ephemera such as programs, tickets, and a postcard. 1934-1935
3 Scrapbook. Compiled by FFA Historian Florence Hudson. Includes information regarding the annual convention, exhibitions, and spring board meetings. Also includes "The Florida Artist", the bulletin which was started in 1936. Other noteworthy items include news clippings relating to the creation of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida and the deaths of artists George Pearse Ennis and Ernest Lawson, two nationally-recognized artists who worked in Florida. The scrapbook contains news clippings, photographs, artifacts, documents, and ephemera such as programs, catalogs, and tags. 1935-1940
4 Scrapbook. Compiled by FFA Historian Winifred O. Long. Includes information regarding the FFA annual convention and exhibition. Long placed a great emphasis on art events throughout the state at FFA member institutions, including an article on the opening of the Norton Art Gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida. The scrapbook contains news clippings, documents, and ephemera such as booklets and programs. 1941-1944

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Art -- Florida -- Societies, etc.
Art appreciation -- Florida.

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