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Tallahassee, FL 32306


The Special Collections & Archives Division of the Florida State University Libraries advances research by acquiring, preserving, and providing access to original primary source materials. The division includes Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Heritage Protocol & University Archives, The Claude Pepper Library, Cataloging & Description and the Digital Library Center.


Through exhibitions and programs, the division supports active learning and engagement. Collections of unique manuscripts, historic maps, rare books, photographs, and university archives offer abundant opportunities for discovery and scholarship. Strengths of the collections include Napoleon and the French Revolution, poetry, political papers, the history of Florida, Southern business history, and the history of Florida State University.


We invite the university community, scholars, and the public to explore the rich collections found here.


Senator Duncan U. Fletcher Papers, 1860-1943

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.

Senator Duncan U. Fletcher Papers, 1860-1943

Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936. Duncan U. Fletcher was born January 6, 1859, near Americus, Georgia. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1880, and studied law there. In 1881 he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, practiced law and became chief counsel of the Florida East Coast Railroad. He became a Jacksonville Councilman in 1887, in 1893 he served a term in the Florida House of Representatives, and was mayor of Jacksonville from 1893-1985, and 1901-1903. He was chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee from 1905-1908. In 1909, he was elected to the United States Senate. He died on June 17, 1936. The collection contains letters related to Duncan Fletcher, his estate and family history, and from various United States presidents, senators, and related officials. There are also items such as books from his senate office, a group photograph of the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club, and photocopies of newspaper clippings about Fletcher. Correspondents include: James P. Burns, Tom Fletcher, W.J. Fletcher, Mrs. J.Z. Gladney, B.F. Johnson, Zollie Maynard, Judge L.W. Rigsby, Frank A. Shelton, Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Hiram Bingham, James Couzens, Pat Harrison, J. Edgar Hoover, John J. Pershing, Albert W. Gilchrist, Cary A. Hardee, Park Trammell, and Booker T. Washingon.

518 items

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Warren G. Harding

- Herbert Hoover

- William Taft

- Woodrow Wilson

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

- Theodore Roosevelt

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