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A Guide to the Karl Richardson Bardin Photograph Album

Finding aid created by Carl Van Ness

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

July 2017



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bardin, Karl Richardson, 1886-1968
Title: Karl Richardson Bardin Photograph Album
Dates: 1896-1966
Abstract: Photographs depicting the life of Karl Richardson Bardin and his family.
Extent: 1 Volume (40 leaves).
Identification: Ms Coll. 105
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Karl Richardson Bardin was born in Fair Bluff, North Carolina, in 1886, and moved to Florida early in his life. He entered the Florida Agricultural College in academic year 1901-02 in a senior preparatory class. His hometown was listed as Fort White. Bardin was still enrolled when the college was renamed the University of Florida in 1903, but did not graduate. Instead, he received an appointment to West Point and enrolled there. Bardin served as a National Guard officer in Florida and was assigned to a company from Live Oak. In World War I, Bardin was a company commander in the 371st Infantry, an African-American regiment assigned to the French army. Bardin moved to Jacksonville in 1910 and worked in real estate. He married Marguerite Hobson Drew in 1933 and died in 1968.


Scope and Content

The album depicts Bardin's time at the University of Florida, his time with the National Guard, outings with family and friends, and family events. Of particular interest are images of an encampment at Camp Foster, which is now Jacksonville NAS, an outing in north Florida that includes images of the Live Oak, Perry & Gulf Railroad, and family trips to Lake Waccamaw in North Carolina. Photographs are often identified and dated, but the dates are sometimes incorrect. The album also includes nine panoramic photographs of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach (sometimes Pablo Beach) in the mid-1920s. Seven are identified as being from a photographer named DeGroot.


Arrangement

In general, the album is organized thematically rather than chronologically. The pages are in the order they were received. However, the last leaf was probably taken out sometime and not returned to its proper location.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Related or Separated Material

Similar photographs from the Florida Agricultural College/University of Florida in Lake City can be found in the Morgan Family Collection and the Patillo Family Collection. Members of those families attended the school in the same years as Bardin.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Karl Richardson Bardin Photograph Album, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Karl Drew Bardin, 2002.


Contents List

Album
1 Page 1 - University of Florida, Battalions. 1904-1905
1 Page 2 - University of Florida football team. 1903
1 Page 2 - University of Florida basketabll team. 1906
1 Page 3 - Bardin home, Jacksonville. 1925
1 Page 4 - Bardin home, Jacksonville. 1926-1927
1 Page 5 - Bardin home, Jacksonville. 1926-1927
1 Page 6 - Bardin home, Jacksonville. 1932
1 Page 7 - Bardin home, Jacksonville. 1936-1953
1 Page 8 - Bardin home, Jacksonville. 1950s
1 Page 9 - Bardin home, Jacksonville. 1928; 1956
1 Page 10 - Karl Bardin, Jr.. 1950
1 Page 11 - blank.
1 Page 12 - Karl Bardin, Sr. and Marguerite. 1911-1956
1 Page 13 - Bardin family. 1937-1938
1 Page 14 - Bardin family. 1942-1951
1 Page 15 - Bardin family. 1956-1959
1 Page 16 - Family gatherings. 1912-1957
1 Page 17 - Family trips in Florida and south Georgia. 1961-1965
1 Page 18 - Karl Bardin, Sr. , family and friends. 1898-1914
1 Page 19 - Karl Bardin, Sr. at West Point, family and friends. 1905-1930
1 Page 20 - Karl Bardin, Sr. with family and friends in St. Augustine and Jacksonville. 1909-1922
1 Page 21 - Karl Bardin, Sr. with family and friends in St. Augustine and Jacksonville. 1912-1930
1 Page 22 - Foster French Bardin, others. 1910-1964
1 Page 23 - Bardin family. 1900-1959
1 Page 24 - Bardin family and friends. 1949-1962
1 Page 25 - Family trips in Florida and south Georgia. 1961-1966
1 Page 26 - Karl, Sr. and Jr.. 1934
1 Page 27 - Karl Bardin, Jr. and Bardin family. 1935-1936
1 Page 28 - Karl Bardin, Jr. and sister Molly. 1947
1 Page 29 - Karl, Jr., Molly and others. 1935-1952
1 Page 30 - Karl, Jr. graduation and military. 1953-1957
1 Page 31 - Karl, Jr. and family. no date
1 Page 32 - Karl, Jr. and family. 1965
1 Page 33 - Karl, Jr. and family. 1965
1 Page 34 - Bardin family. 1950-1959
1 Page 35 - Bardin family. 1948-1960s
1 Page 36 - Everglades hunting trip (Panther skin). 1921
1 Page 36 - Ocala National Forest. 1954
1 Page 37 - Ocala National Forest. 1953-1955
1 Page 38 - Florida Agricultural College freshman class. 1902-1903
1 Page 39 - University of Florida sophomore class. 1903-1904
1 Page 39 - University of Florida Science Hall and Flagler Gymnasium.
1 Page 40 - Florida Agricultural College Foster Hall and Company B. 1901
1 Page 40 - Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. 1904-1936
1 Page 41 - National Guard encampment at Camp Foster (now Jacksonville NAS). 1908
1 Page 42 - Florida Agricultural College Company A. 1902
1 Page 43 - University of Florida students on outings. 1904
1 Page 44 - "My Pets". 1903-1954
1 Page 45 - Pablo Beach (Jacksonville Beach) - dead manatee. 1925
1 Page 45 - Unidentified location. 1916-1918
1 Page 46 - Dormitory rooms at the University of Florida. 1904-1906
1 Page 47 - Street scenes, automobiles, outings. 1908
1 Page 48 - Outings, train trip (Live Oak, Perry and Gulf Railroad). 1909
1 Page 49 - Outings, Dowling Park. 1909
1 Page 50 - National Guard at Governor Gilchrist's inauguration. 1909
1 Page 50 - Live Oak Company at Pensacola. 1908
1 Page 51 - Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. 1898; 1907
1 Page 52 - Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. 1905-1910
1 Page 53 - Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. 1903-1908
1 Page 54 - Panoramic photograph of downtown Jacksonville depicting traffic tower at Forsyth Street. circa 1925
1 Page 54 - Panoramic photograph of Acosta Bridge and train bridge, Jacksonville. circa 1925
1 Page 54 - Panoramic photograph of people fishing at Jacksonville jetties. circa 1925
1 Page 55 - Panoramic photograph of Pablo Beach. circa 1925
1 Page 55 - Panoramic photograph of Atlantic Beach. circa 1925
1 Page 55 - Panoramic photograph of Jacksonville Beach. circa 1925
1 Page 56 - Panoramic photograph of Jacksonville Beach. circa 1925
1 Page 56 - Panoramic photograph of Pablo Beach. circa 1925
1 Page 56 - Panoramic photograph of unidentified lagoon. circa 1925
1 Page 57 - Pablo Beach lifesavers (all women). circa 1925
1 Page 57 - Windsor Hotel, Jacksonville. 1912
1 Page 58 - Turpentine operation. 1910
1 Page 58 - Postcards of turpentine still and log cart in Green Cove Springs. 1904
1 Page 59 - Postcards of Sanford, phosphate mine near Dunellon.
1 Page 60 - Various locations, various years.
1 Page 61 - Various locations, various years.
1 Page 62 - Foster French Bardin (brother of Karl). 1898
1 Pages 63-76 - blank.
1 Page 77 - Map showing Bardin family property in Jacksonville.
1 Page 78 - blank.
1 Page 79 - University of Florida football team. 1905
1 Page 80 - University of Florida Kappa Alpha fraternity members. circa 1905

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Florida Agricultural College (Lake City, Fla.)
Florida. National Guard
Florida--Jacksonville
Florida--Jacksonville Beach
Florida--Lake City
North Carolina--Lake Waccamaw
University of Florida




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