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A Guide to the Sidney Walter Martin Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Martin, S. Walter (Sidney Walter)
Title: Sidney Walter Martin Papers
Dates: 1935-1986
Abstract: Notes and manuscripts of historical works pertaining to Florida, created by historian Sidney W. Martin.
Extent: 1 Linear feet. 2 Boxes.
Identification: Ms 123b
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

Historian and university administrator. President, Valdosta State University, 1966-1978, vice-chancellor, State University System of Georgia, 1962-1966, President, Emory University, 1957-1962, dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Georgia, 1949-1957. Professor, University of Georgia. Ph.D., University of North Carolina. Born Tifton, Ga. Publications include Florida during the Territorial Days, and Florida's Flagler.

Scope and Content

Includes a manuscript autobiography and manuscript for Epworth: A Mission by the Sea (1986), correspondence from 1935 to 1973, mostly relating to Florida history, and copies of biographical press releases and newspaper clippings.

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], Sidney Walter Martin Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Sidney Walter Martin.

Contents List

1 Autobiography (autograph and typed manuscript) - 2 folders.
1 Biographical press releases and clippings.
1 Correspondence, 1935-1946.
2 Correspondence, 1947-[bulk 1958] 1973.
2 "Epworth, a Mission by the Sea", (manuscript), 1986 - 2 folders.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Educators -- Georgia.
Historians -- Florida.
United Methodist Center (Saint Simons Island, Ga.)

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