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A Guide to the Harry Philip Edwards Photograph Collection

Finding aid created by Sarah Coates

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

January 2020



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Edwards, Harry Philip, 1916-2015. (pht)
Title: Harry Philip Edwards Photograph Collection
Dates: 1936-1942
Abstract: Collection contains photographs taken by Harry Philip Edwards during his time as a student of the University of Florida. Subjects include student life on campus, campus buildings, WRUF towers and transcription equipment, and photographs of an alligator being handed to Boston College football coach Paul Curley during the Boston College/UF football game in 1939.
Extent: 1 Linear Feet. 2 folders, 1 oversize folder.
Identification: MS Coll 148
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Harry Philip Edwards (1 May 1916-16 March 2015) was born in New York, but spent some of his early life in Mexico before returning to the United States and settling in Boston, Massachusetts, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

Edwards graduated from the University of Florida in 1938 with his Bachelor of Arts degree, and attended law school at the University of Florida from 1940-1942. After an interruption in his studies due to the outbreak of WWII, Edwards returned to the University of Florida to finish his law degree, graduating in 1945. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Alpha Delta fraternities.

After graduation, Edwards returned to Boston and started his own legal practice. He was raised a Mason in St. John's Lodge, Boston, in November 1948, and was a Mason for over 66 years.

Edwards married twice; his first wife, Lucy-Ann (Dick) Edwards in 1951 until her death in 1973 and his second wife, Dr. Sylvia (Meyer) Edwards in 1980 until her death in 2008.

More information may be found in Edwards' obituary.


Scope and Content

Collection contains photographs taken by Harry Philip Edwards during his time as a student of the University of Florida. Subjects include student life on campus, campus buildings, WRUF towers and transcription equipment, and photographs of an alligator being handed to Boston College football coach Paul Curley during the Boston College/UF football game in 1939.


Arrangement

Arranged into one series.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harry Philip Edwards Photograph Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Received from Harry Philip Edwards and the University of Florida Alumni Association.


Contents List

Series 1: Photographs.



Box Folder
91 University Auditorium.
91 Unidentified building.
91 University Auditorium. 1941
91 Glenda Janell. 1938
91 Three football players. Fall 1937
91 Miami Edison Band, Florida Field. Fall 1937
91 Phi Beta Kappa Convocation. Spring 1938
91 Phi Beta Kappa Convocation. Spring 1938
91 Florida Marching Band, Phil Kaplan, director. Fall 1936
91 ROTC Review before Military Ball. 1938
91 ROTC Review before Military Ball. 1938
91 Phi Beta Kappa Procession. Spring 1938
91 "Fugitive from Tallahassee". Spring 1938
91 ROTC Review before Military Ball. 1938
91 Phi Beta Kappa procession at Convocation. Spring 1938
91 WRUF towers. 1937
91 Serge Jaroff and Don Cossack Chorus. 1937
91 Ma Ramsey. 1937
91 Civil War mortar behind Auditorium. 1938
91 WRUF transcription equipment. 1938
91 WRUF transcription equipment. 1938
91 Group of three men and one woman. Man in back row is David B?. 1938
91 Student asleep. 1936
91 Car driving on University Ave. and 13th St.. 1936
91 Azaleas on campus. Spring 1938
91 Trip to Florida Supreme Court. Top row, L-R: Bob Bishop and Leo Foster. Far right, middle: Charles Kniskern. Bottom row, L-R: Ernest Bell, William Gay, Unknown . Spring 1941
91 Portrait of Jack Watson. Spring 1941
91 Portrait of Edwards' landlady. 1941-1942
91 Letterhead from the University of Florida Student Body (2 sheets). 1937-1938
92 10 photographs of an alligator being handed to Boston College coach Paul Curley at the UF/Boston College football game. 1939 October 12
UA-OS 11 Episcopal Church. Spring 1938
UA-OS 11 Portrait of Harriet Ellen Gell from St. Petersburg, FL. Portrait taken in Gainesville, FL. 1941 Oct. 12



Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Photography.
University of Florida. -- History.
University of Florida. -- Photographs.




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