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The photographs in albums 1-4 were taken with a 3A film plate special premo camera owned by John Duncan. Albums 1-4 depict early auto-touring in New York, Florida, North Carolina, Cuba, and elsewhere. Duncan, his wife Dora, and Green travelled together and refer to themselves in the albums as "The Tourists." Images of the Duncans' estate in Sea Bright, New Jersey, and their many animals are prevalent
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The Paul A. Hughes Collection is comprised of 88 stereograph images showcasing scenes and views of the Greater and Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The stereograph cards were taken between 1898 and 1903 by the following publishing companies: Underwood & Underwood, American Stereoscopic Company, Keystone View Company, Strohmeyer and Wyman, H. C. White Company, Universal Photo Art Company, and M. H. Zahner. The Greater Antilles are represented by Cuba (Series 1), Puerto Rico (Series 2), and Jamaica (Series 4). Cuba is featured prominently, followed by Puerto Rico, and Jamaica with one stereograph image. The Lesser Antilles (Series 3) are represented with views of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Nevis, Barbados, and St. Kitts. The aftermath of the volcanic eruption of Mount Pelée in Martinique is documented in several stereographs. The rest of the Lesser Antilles islands are represented with one image each
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Bob Claxton was a professor at West Georgia College, with a teaching and research focus on Latin America and the Environment, as well as an author of numerous articles and books. This subject collection focuses on climatology in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, with a particular focus on climate change, drought, and other extreme or disastrous weather events
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The collection documents William Chappell's tenure in Congress beginning with the 91st Congress and running through the 100th Congress. Chappell represented the Florida 4th District which then comprised Flagler, St. Johns, Clay, Putnam, Volusia, and Marion counties, as well as parts of Duval, Lake, and Seminole counties. The collection consists of files on pending legislation, committee records, constituent mail, press releases and public statements, speeches and remarks, photographs, and biographical materials. There is also a small amount of audiovisual material
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The collection consists of 16 reels of sound recording tape. The contents include music from vodou ceremonials and rituals, such as baptisms, ceremonies of possession, drums, and specific celebrations to Agassou, Damballah, Erzulie, Ghede, Ibo, Petro
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This collection contains the papers of Richard M. Feist and some papers of Abraham Glü̈ck and Hermann Neudorf. These records include both personal and professional papers, and correspondence with members of the Jewish Brigade of the British Army, family members, members of Kibbutz Buckingham in England, various organizations in Europe and Palestine/Israel, and private persons searching for relatives or for other types of aid from 55 Search Bureau of the British Army of the Rhine following the Holocaust. In addition, the collection contains some newspaper clippings, internal secret documents issued by the British Army, and reports and documentation of the postwar work of the Search Bureau and its institutional partners. Additional documents and correspondence with organizations and private persons in Palestine and Europe are also included, While this collection reveals little about Feist's life outside of his work during a short yet tumultuous historical period following World War ... Read More
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Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922-2008) was a French writer and filmmaker most associated with the Nouveau Roman literary trend. This collection, compiled by Raymond Gay-Crosier, contains letters from Robbe-Grillet, biographies and presentations, photographs, and an article by Gay-Crosier
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The "Gainesville Eight," a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters associated with Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), planned a demonstration during the 1972 Republican National Convention in Miami, Florida. They were arrested and charged on accusations of plotting a violent protest, but were later acquitted due to lack of evidence and signs of government interference. This collection houses newspaper clippings covering the trail, juror notes, VVAW papers, some correspondence, and analysis articles; and gives insight into protest movements and government corruption in the 1970s
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The Luis García Pimentel Collection documents transactions of ownership and management of sugar mills in Mexico in the state of Morelos as well as connections with other haciendas in the nearby state of Puebla. The collection dates from early Spanish colonial times, around mid-1500, to the years after independence, early 1900s. Documents related to the Haciendas Santa Ana de Tenango and Santa Clara Montefalco record family surnames and entities that owned and managed these. Some of the most notable names are Salvide Goitia, García Icazbalceta, Solís, Rebolledo and the Jesuits of the Colegio de San Pedro y San Pablo. This collection informs in a precise manner the conflicts of land tenure that originated the Mexican Revolution, such as the type of relationship and treatment that existed between landowners and indigenous peoples. It also contains information about the slaves who worked in the haciendas. Furthermore, it illustrates the role of the Catholic Church as landowners of ... Read More
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The collection houses 25 Cuban contracts spanning from 1861 to 1878 for Chinese indentured workers. The contracts hail from different parts of Cuba and include personal information about the workers as well as information regarding the conditions of the contract and special provisions. This collection offers a glimpse into the changing nature of labor in Cuba in the 1860s and surrounding years