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A Guide to the James Marion Farr Manuscripts

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Farr, James Marion, 1874-
Title: James Marion Farr Manuscripts
Dates: 1935-1939
Abstract: Typescripts of three works by Farr, including a history of the Florida Agricultural College and the University of Florida, along with documentation on Farr's Special Status.
Extent: 0.01 Linear feet. 2 folders.
Identification: Ms Coll. 28
Language(s): English
Online Content Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Marion Farr was appointed head of English instruction at the Florida Agricultural College at Lake City in 1901 and later served as head of the Department of English at the University of Florida. He became the University's first vice-president and served as acting president upon the death of President A. A. Murphree in December 1927. He resigned from the faculty in 1934 and was placed on Special Status. As part of his Special Status duties he was requested to write several pieces: "The Southern University Race Commission: A Personal Memoir by One of Its Members", "Intensive and Reflexive Pronouns in Chaucer", and "The Making of a University". The last title is a history of the Florida Agricultural College and the University of Florida covering the years 1901 through 1918.

Scope and Content

Typescripts of all three titles are included in this collection along with documentation on Farr's Special Status.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Marion Farr Manuscripts, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Southern States -- Race relations -- 20th century.
University of Florida -- History.

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