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A Guide to the Leona Bramlett Tate Photographs

Finding aid created by Carl Van Ness

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

March 2017

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tate, Leona Bramlett.
Title: Leona Bramlett Tate Photographs
Dates: 1911-1912
Abstract: Photographs related to Leona Bramlett [Tate], the first nurse hired to work at the University of Florida's infirmary from 1911-1912.
Extent: 1 folder; 13 images.
Identification: Ms Coll. 138
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Leona Bramlett [Tate] was the first nurse hired for the University of Florida's infirmary. She assisted University Physician Edward Flint from 1911 to 1912.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 13 images. As Tate appears in several photographs, she could not have been the photographer for all of them. Some of the images appear elsewhere and were probably acquired by Tate. The images are photographic copies made from an album. Information on the backs of the prints refer to page numbers and locations on pages. For ten of the images, there are both negatives and prints. For three, there are only negatives. These three are the same images that appear in Gator History, by Samuel Proctor, on page 81. Presumably, the prints were used for the book and were not returned from the publisher. A brief description of some of the photographs was found with the collection. Additional information can be gleaned from an oral history conducted with Tate in 1986, the same year that Gator History was published.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Leona Bramlett Tate Photographs, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

The collection was found in an envelope among materials donated by Samuel Proctor.

Contents List

Image 1-1911 football team [print and negative].
Image 2-Described as "a road into Gainesville" in Gator History [negative].
Image 3-Fans at a football game with pennants. Bramlett Tate is identified as the third woman from the left. Dean John Benton also appears in the photo [negative].
Image 4-Student identified as Bert on motorcycle. Bert delivered mail to Tate for 25 cents a week [negative].
Image 5-Student identified as Bert on motorcycle [print and negative].
Image 6-Student identified as Bert on motorcycle [print and negative].
Image 7-Student identified as Bert on cannon [print and negative].
Image 8-Mr. and Mrs. Schnable, Tate, Bessie Flint, Edward Flint [print and negative].
Image 9-Thomas Hall. This could be the wing where the Infirmary was located [print and negative].
Image 10-Experiment Station grounds, probably taken from upper floor of Newell [print and negative].
Image 11-Unidentified people with car [print and negative].
Image 12-Panoramic image of campus [print and negative].
Image 13-Panoramic image of campus [print and negative].

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

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