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Speeches 1931-1970

This series includes speeches and statements made by Holland throughout his career. In addition, there are files containing comments and reaction to his speeches. Radio files contain scripts used by Holland in radio broadcasts as well as correspondence regarding the broadcasts. There are several campaign speeches in this series, including a speech announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, but additional speeches may be found in the campaign series within this collection. Also included are commencement addresses Holland gave at the University of Florida, his 1941 inaugural address as Governor, a speech nominating George Smathers for President at the Los Angeles Democratic National Convention, and speeches pertaining to civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s. Files are arranged chronologically.


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613 The Effects of Americanization on the Foreign Born. Circa 1930s
613 Commencement Address - University of Florida. August 6, 1931
613 General. 1935-1937
613 General. 1938-1939
613 General. 1940
613 Address at Miami Beach - 1940 Campaign for Governor. 1940
613 Governor's Campaign - Radio Scripts. 1940
613 Inaugural Address - Governor. 1941
613 Commencement Address - University of Florida. May 24, 1942
613 Addresses. 1942
613 General. 1943-1944
613 Florida Tots Up 100 Years of Progress (Florida State Chamber of Commerce). 1944
613 Announcing Candidacy for Senate Election. 1945
614 General. 1945
614 General. 1946
614 Radio Scripts. 1946
614 Florida State Chamber of Commerce. 1947
614 General. 1947
614 General. 1948
614 General. 1949
614 General. 1950
614 Comments on Speeches. 1950
614 Comments on Speeches. 1950
614 Radio File. 1950
615 General. 1951
615 Comments on Speeches. 1951
615 Public Works (Dispersal Bill). 1951
615 Radio. 1951
615 Radio. 1951
615 Radio. 1951
615 Comments on Speeches. 1951-1952
615 General. 1952
615 General. 1952
615 General. 1953
615 General. 1953-1959
615 General. 1954
616 General. 1954
616 General. 1954
616 General. 1954-1955
616 General. 1955
616 General. 1955
616 General. 1956
616 General. 1956
616 General. 1957
616 General. 1958
616 Address over Television Station WFLA. 1958
616 Radio and Television. 1958
617 Radio and Television. 1959-1960
617 General. 1960
617 Nomination Speech - George Smathers for President - Los Angeles. July 1960
617 General. 1961
617 General. 1962
617 Radio and Television. 1963
617 General. 1963-1968
617 General. 1964
617 Radio and Television. 1964
617 General. 1965
618 General. 1966
618 General. 1966
618 General. 1967
618 General. 1967
618 Radio and Television. 1967
618 General. 1968
618 Elections Legislation Speeches and Newspaper Clippings. 1968
618 General. 1969
618 Speeches on Constitutional Amendment to Reform Electoral College. 1969-1970
618 General. 1970


Press Releases 1949-1970

This series includes press releases made by Holland throughout his career. There are several campaign press releases in this series, but additional releases may be found in the campaign series within this collection. Files are arranged chronologically.


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619 Press Releases. 1949-1950
619 Press Releases. 1951
619 Press Releases. 1952
619 Press Releases. 1953
619 Press Releases. 1954
619 Press Releases. 1955
619 Press Releases. 1956
619 Press Releases. 1956-1957
619 Press Releases. 1957
620 Press Releases. 1958
620 Press Releases. 1958
620 Press Releases. 1958-1959
620 Press Releases. 1960
620 Press Releases. January-February 1961
620 Press Releases. March-April 1961
620 Press Releases. May-June 1961
620 Press Releases. 1961
621 Press Releases. 1961-1962
621 Press Releases. 1962
621 Press Releases. 1964
621 Press Releases. 1964
621 Press Releases - Re-Election Campaign. 1964
621 Press Releases - Bids, Contract Awards and Grants. 1964
621 Press Releases. 1965
621 Press Releases. 1965
621 Press Releases. 1966
621 Press Releases. 1966
621 Press Releases. 1966
621 Press Releases. January-July 1967
621 Press Releases. 1967
621 Press Releases. 1970


Trips and Engagements 1953-1964

This small series includes material pertaining to trips made my Holland from 1953 to 1964, as well as some of his engagements during that same period. The majority of the files document trips to Florida cities and counties, but also included are trips to the Chicago Democratic National Convention, to Alaska and the Northwest as a member of the Public Works Committee, a drought tour of the Western U.S., and a trip to Knoxville, Tennessee to meet with Democratic Party officials to discuss the campaign of Adlai Stevenson and his running mate, Estes Kefauver. In addition, there are files documenting his trips to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela to discuss the Pan American Highway. Note that this series only covers a small period of Holland's career, and some trip and engagement information can be found in files throughout the collection. For example, there are numerous "Diary of Events" files in the Senatorial papers that contain information about Holland's engagements, appointments, and itinerary for each year. Files in this series are arranged alphabetically.


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622 Alaska and the Northwest, Public Works Committee Inspection of Projects. 1953
622 Alaska and the Northwest, Public Works Committee Inspection of Projects. 1953
622 Atlanta, Miami, Lakeland, etc. 1955
622 Bartow and Gainesville (University of Florida Centennial and Receipt of Honorary Degree). 1953
622 Caracas, Venezuela (Pan American Highway Congress) and Panama Canal. 1954
622 Chicago Democratic National Convention. 1956
622 Drought Tour of Western U.S., Agriculture Committee. 1953
622 Florida Chamber of Commerce Dinner. 1964
622 Florida - Ft. Myers, Bartow, Tampa. 1955
622 Florida - Pre-Vacation Swing Around State. 1956
623 Inter-American Highway, Costa Rica, Nicaragua. 1955
623 Inter-American Highway, Costa Rica, Nicaragua. 1955
623 Knoxville, Tennessee - Democratic Party Officials, Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver. 1956
623 Orlando Young Americans for Freedom Testimonial Dinner for Holland. 1962
623 Tallahassee and Monticello (Fred Mahan Party). 1953
623 University of Miami (Honorary Degree). 1962


Memberships and Affiliations 1929-1941

This series includes material related to Holland's memberships and affiliations with several associations and organizations. There are several files documenting his activities with the University of Florida Alumni Association between 1929 and 1939. In addition, his involvement with the American Legion, Emory University, Florida Southern College, and Kiwanis, are also represented. Files are arranged alphabetically.


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624 Alpha Tau Omega. 1930-1939
624 Alumni Association, University of Florida. 1929
624 Alumni Association, University of Florida. 1930
624 Alumni Association, University of Florida. 1931
624 Alumni Association, University of Florida. 1932
624 Alumni Association, University of Florida. 1933-1939
624 American Legion. 1929
625 American Legion. 1930
625 American Legion. 1930
625 American Legion. 1931-1935
625 Emory University. 1936-1938
625 General - Membership. 1941
625 Jones Foundation (Florida Southern College). 1937-1939
625 Kiwanis. 1941
625 Military Order of the World War - John D. Dickson, Miami. 1940
625 Polk County Bar Association. 1936-1940
625 Southern College. 1932-1938


Miscellaneous 1913-1972

This series includes memorabilia, articles, biographical material, citations, certificates, and other ephemera collected or created by Holland throughout his life. The memorabilia includes an Orange Bowl Official armband, a General MacArthur button, a "Candidate for County Judge" card, and a political cartoon. There are numerous certificates related to election results in Florida, as well as an honorary degree in Civil Law from the University of Florida. Published articles include information on the 24th Aero Squadron in World War I, the Pan American Highway, and Holland hunting with his son. Of particular interest is the autobiography Holland began preparing during his retirement but left unfinished upon his death in 1971. In addition, there are copies of 1913 correspondence related to Holland's application for the Rhodes Scholarship, including a brief biographical summary written by Holland to the scholarship committee. Files are arranged alphabetically.


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626 Appointment Papers - Holland as Captain in the Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army. 1918
626 Armband - "Orange Bowl Official" (Alabama vs. Boston College football game). 1943
626 Article - "Coming True: An Engineer's Dream" by Holland regarding the Pan American Highway (in American Engineer). 1953
626 Article - "Cork Oak Planted by Governor Holland" (from The Crown). 1945
626 Article on the 24th Aero Squadron in World War I, Featuring Photo of Officers Including Holland (American Legion Magazine). 1942
626 Autobiography (Fragments) Written by Holland in Preparation for Publishing (Includes Correspondence Pertaining to Autobiography). 1971-1972
626 Biographical Material, Spessard Holland. Not Dated
626 Button - General MacArthur "V" Button. Not Dated
626 Campaign Card - "Spessard L. Holland Candidate for County Judge" (Polk County). Circa 1920
626 Election Certification by Secretary of State (Elected to Florida Senate). 1932
626 Election Certification by Secretary of State (Elected as Governor). 1940
626 Election Certification and Nomination Certification by Secretary of State (U.S. Senate). 1946
626 Holland for Governor Campaign Literature. 1940
626 Honorary Degree Citation, Doctor of Civil Law, University of Florida. 1953
626 Issue of Florida Game and Fish with Photos and Article Regarding Holland Hunting with His Son, Billy. 1941
626 Magazine Cover, The Restaurant Review, Showing Holland at the "Southern Governors' Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi". 1944
626 Phi Beta Kappa Membership Certificate. 1942
626 Phonodisc by the Florida Citrus Mutual Entitled "The Unsounds of Citrus" Featuring Audio Segments by Holland (with correspondence). 1964
626 Photocopies of Correspondence Regarding Holland's Application for the Rhodes Scholarship. 1913
626 Photographic Advertisement Showing Holland and Family Posing Beside Parade Float During His Inauguration as Governor (with caption: "Smashing Tribute to Kiwanian Spessard Holland"). 1941
626 Political Cartoon by Lohnaas Featuring Holland Holding Newspaper With Headline: "Holland Announces His Retirement". Circa 1970
626 Program - "Dedication and Memorial to the Late Billie Bowlegs III" (at which Holland made the dedicatory address). 1966
626 Program - Honoring Holland at Tampa Harbor (Dedication of Holland Terminal). 1971


Photographs 1934-1966

This series includes photographs, both prints and negatives, originally interfiled with the papers in the collection. The photographs were removed from their original files and placed into separate folders for preservation purposes. The majority of the photos are from the 1940s and Holland appears as a subject in most. Of particular interest are the numerous photos of Holland's 1941 inauguration as Governor. Other subjects in the photos include politicians, judges, and Florida landmarks and buildings. Also included is a photo album showing unlicensed midwife practitioners and FERA nurses, which was created by "Mrs. Spessard Holland, Chairman Public Health Council of Polk County." Files are arranged alphabetically.


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627 Bushfield, Harlan J., Governor, South Dakota, in front of Mount Rushmore. 1942
627 Campaign snapshots by L.E. Tew, Jr., including "Holland for Gov" plane and car (3 items). 1940
627 Cuts of Holland Family, including two of Mary Holland, created by Rose Printing in Tallahassee. Circa 1944
627 "Elect Spessard L. Holland U.S. Senator" sound truck and group of men in front of campaign headquarters. 1946
627 Florida State Senate room filled with baskets of flowers (including ribbons with county names on them). Not Dated
627 Florida Supreme Court (including clerks office, janitors closet, library, etc.) showing overcrowding and need for more space (8 items). Not Dated
627 Holland accepting or presenting bibles with U.S. military chaplain. 1942
627 Holland and group of men standing in front of seafood restaurant. Circa 1946
627 Holland and group posing beside small planes with "Florida Aviation for Holland" campaign signs on them (Negatives). Not Dated
627 Holland and Mary Holland handing their absentee ballots to Judge Wiggins. 1942
627 Holland and other members of the Florida Congressional delegation with boys from the Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch. 1964
627 Holland and others on fishing trip. 1942
627 Holland and Prentice Cooper, Governor of Tennessee, during visit to Smyrna Air Base. 1942
627 Holland and six Southern governors during visit to Second Army maneuver area. 1942
627 Holland and three men at desk, possibly after Holland has signed legislation. 1943
627 Holland at dedication of Bushnell City Hall and Post Office. 1963
627 Holland at desk with unidentified man, possibly upon learning of Holland's qualifying for the Senate campaign. 1946
627 Holland at Kiwanis meeting in Bartow (snapshot and enlargement). 1945
627 Holland at podium speaking to the Miami Rotary Club at the Columbus Hotel (includes negatives). 1964
627 Holland at State Dinner at Governors' Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. 1942
627 Holland at the First Annual Governor's Day at the Singing Tower and Sanctuary, Lake Wales. 1935
627 Holland at WSUN microphone during radio talk in St. Petersburg. 1942
627 Holland campaign sound truck and Holland speaking beside truck (possibly in Clewiston). Not Dated
627 Holland eating at a barbecue in Leesburg. 1946
627 Holland examining maps and models with employees of the Panama Canal Company (also several photos of canal operations). 1960
627 Holland greeting men at Orlando Chamber of Commerce meeting. 1946
627 Holland in Leesburg on V-J Day at the Lee County Chamber of Commerce. 1946
627 Holland posing in front of the Monument of States, created by the Kissimmee All-States Tourist Club. 1946
627 Holland posing while writing at desk. Circa 1943
627 Holland posing with others on steps during visit to Lowry Field, Colorado. 1943
627 Holland presenting or receiving a ribbon to/from a woman. Circa 1946
627 Holland signing legislation or some other document. Circa 1940s
627 Holland signing legislation while group of men look on. 1944
627 Holland signing legislation while two women and three men watch (negative). Circa 1940s
627 Holland signing proclamation adopting the "Florida Statutes, 1941". 1942
627 Holland speaking at opening campaign rally. 1946
627 Holland studio portrait. Not Dated
627 Holland studio portraits. Circa 1943
627 Holland visiting U.S. Naval Academy, including Holland with midshipmen from Florida (10 items and correspondence). 1966
627 Holland watching a woman working in a carpentry or machine shop. 1943
627 Holland with Billie Bowlegs III and another Seminole Indian. 1963
627 Holland with Claude Pepper and Florida's two Presidential Scholars, Paula Anne Braveman and Gregory Michael Hunter. 1966
627 Holland with James Hudson and Elwood Elvaney, Jr., Florida Trucking Association. 1946
627 Holland with members of his cabinet and/or staff. 1941
627 Holland with O.L. Sutliff and Charles O. Andrews, Jr. in front of Capitol. 1946
627 Holland with two Air Force officers inspecting air plane. 1942
627 Humphrey, Hubert H. (signed, with correspondence). 1964
627 Inauguration as Governor - Holland speaking. 1941
627 Inauguration as Governor - Parade floats and marching bands (including University of Florida, Florida State College for Women, and several counties). 1941
627 Inauguration as Governor - Parade participants including military personnel, Seminole Indians, African Americans. 1941
627 Inauguration as Governor - Speakers and officials. 1941
627 Inauguration as Governor - Swearing In Ceremony (including enlarged print). 1941
627 Orange Bowl trophy and group of men. 1943
627 Photo album showing midwife practitioners (unlicensed) and FERA nurses - album created by "Mrs. Spessard Holland, Chairman Public Health Council of Polk County". Circa 1943
627 Photo of Selective Service Medal certificate awarded to Holland. Circa 1946
627 Second Midwife Institute attendees, Florida A and M College (photo probably taken by Mrs. Holland). 1934
627 United States Supreme Court justices portrait. Circa 1930s
627 Watson, J. Tom studio portrait (inscribed "from your friend and Attorney General"). 1944


Mary Holland News Clippings 1941-1970

This series contains newspaper and newsletter clippings collected by Mary Holland, primarily covering Holland's terms in the U.S. Senate, 1946-1970. In addition, there is one complete newspaper from 1941, the Inaugural Edition of the Polk County Record, which documents Holland's inauguration as Governor. The majority of these clippings originally were stored in several three-ring binders, but the pages have been removed from the binders and placed in folders. Although the majority of the binders contained only news clippings, there is one folder from 1961 that also contains memorabilia such as event programs, invitations, and correspondence.


Box
628 Social Events and Family Items. 1946-1948
628 Social Events and Family Items. 1948-1950
628 Social Events and Family Items. 1951
628 Social Events and Family Items. 1951-1953
629 News Clippings. 1947-1957
629 News Clippings. 1955-1960
629 News Clippings and Memorabilia (Programs, Invitations, Correspondence). 1961
630 News Clippings. 1962-1963
630 News Clippings. 1964
630 News Clippings. 1965-1970
631 Inaugural Edition of the Polk County Record (Holland as Governor) - Complete Newspaper (4 Sections). January 3, 1941

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