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A Guide to the Records of Florida Blue Key

Finding aid prepared by Carl Van Ness

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

February 2005



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Florida Blue Key (Fraternity).
Title: Records of Florida Blue Key
Dates: 1923-2014
Bulk dates: 1933-1968
Abstract: Records of the Florida Blue Key, the organization responsible for Homecoming events at the University of Florida.
Extent: 5 Linear feet. 10 boxes; 3 volumes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 083
Language(s): English
Online ContentItems 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

Florida Blue Key was founded at the University of Florida in 1923 shortly before that year's homecoming celebration. It was conceived as a student leadership fraternity with an emphasis on service to the university and its constituencies. In 1924, Florida Blue Key was placed in charge of homecoming events and has organized every homecoming since then. Florida Blue Key is not affiliated with the national Blue Key fraternity.


Scope and Content

Ms Coll. 83 contains records of Florida Blue Key including the original 1923 minutes of the organization. Also included are treasurer's reports, examinations, newsletters, records related to initiation, correspondence, and material on Florida Blue Key events.


Arrangement

The Records of Florida Blue Key are divided into seven records series:


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Materials cannot be copied without the written consent of the donor.


Related or Separated Material

Florida Blue Key homecoming records are contained in Ms Coll. 6.


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], Records of Florida Blue Key, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Florida Blue Key, Inc.


Contents List

Series 1: Minutes, Agendas, and Reports.



Box Folder
21 Minutes. 1923
22 Minutes. Oct. 1934-Nov. 1936
23 Minutes. 1937-1940
24 Minutes. March-Oct. 1946
25 Minutes. 1947
26 Minutes. 1953-1957
27 Minutes. 1958-1960
28 Minutes. 1961-1963
31 Minutes. 1964-1968
61 General Chapter Meeting Agendas and Minutes. 1972-1977
62 General Chapter Meeting Agendas and Minutes. 1978-1979
63 General Chapter Meeting Agendas and Minutes. 1980
64 General Chapter Meeting Agendas and Minutes. 1981
65 General Chapter Meeting Agendas and Minutes. 1982-1987
66 Executive Council Meeting Minutes. 1975-1982
71 Executive Council Meeting Minutes. 1981-1985
73 Alumni Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes and Agendas. 1978-1988
74 Active Chapter Reports to the Alumni Advisory Committee. 1983-1984
75 Active Chapter Reports to the Alumni Advisory Committee. 1985-1986
76 Active Chapter Reports to the Alumni Advisory Committee. 1987-1988
95 A Report on the Florida Blue Key Opinion Survey. 1981 March



Series 2: Budgets and Treasurer's Reports.



Volume
1 Treasurer's record. 1933-1934
2 Treasurer's record. 1935-1937
3 Treasurer's record. 1938-1943


Box Folder
79 Florida Blue Key Budget Information. 1981, 1983-1984



Series 3: Correspondence.



Box Folder
16 Correspondence. 1958-1966
51 Correspondence: Abreu, Alex. 1985
52 Correspondence: Adair, James. 1979
53 Correspondence: Albanesi, Ed. 1973
54 Correspondence: Block, Chip. 1966
55 Correspondence: Bloom, Ronald and S. David Ponce . 1972
56 Correspondence: Booth, Veronica. 1986
57 Correspondence: Browlee, Jackson. 1962
58 Correspondence: Bryant, John. 1977
59 Correspondence: Carver, Charles. 1985
510 Correspondence: David, Ronald. 1975
511 Correspondence: Delaney, John. 1980
512 Correspondence: Devine, Russ. 1978-1980
513 Correspondence: DeVine, Tim. 1979
514 Correspondence: Edwards, Charles. 1967
515 Correspondence: Garcia, Reggie. 1984
516 Correspondence: Gardner, Steve and Charley Wells [folder 1 of 2]. 1963-1964
517 Correspondence: Gardner, Steve and Charley Wells [folder 2 of 2]. 1963-1964
518 Correspondence: Harkness, Jack. 1969-1970
519 Correspondence: Heekin, Geoff. 1980-1981
520 Correspondence: Heekin,Michael. 1977
521 Correspondence: Heekin, Robby. 1974
522 Correspondence: Hendry, Bob. 1962-1963
523 Correspondence: James, Manny . 1969
524 Correspondence: LaFace, Ron [folder 1 of 2]. 1964-1965
525 Correspondence: LaFace, Ron [folder 2 of 2]. 1964-1965
526 Correspondence: Lightsey, Alton L.. 1987
527 Correspondence: Linder, Paul R.. 1981
528 Correspondence: Loos, Randy. 1975
529 Correspondence: McCollum, Bill. 1967-1968
530 Correspondence: Melton, Jr., Howell. 1976
531 Correspondence: Melvin, Woodrow Mac. 1964-1965
532 Correspondence: O'Shea, John. 1972
533 Correspondence: Parsons, Stew. 1965
534 Correspondence: Ponce, S. David. 1973
535 Correspondence: Quattlebaum, Bill. 1977-1978
536 Correspondence: Quincy, Jim [includes letter from Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson]. 1961
537 Correspondence: Reinman, Jim. 1974
538 Correspondence: Rion, William E.. 1978-1985
539 Correspondence: Sinoff, Barry. 1966-1967
540 Correspondence: Smith, Larry. 1987
541 Correspondence: Spitale, Steve. 1974
542 Correspondence: Starling, Bruce. 1966
543 Correspondence: Stern, Robert. 1986
544 Correspondence: Susaneck, Fredrick. 1980
545 Correspondence: Warren, Jeff . 1970-1971
546 Correspondence: Wattles, Robert. 1973
547 Correspondence: Wells, Charley. 1964
818 Correspondence: Wilson, Warren. 1976
819 Correspondence: Zack, Steve. 1970
820 Correspondence: Kaplan, Mark, RE: Who's Who. 1987
49 Correspondence from Stephen C. O'Connell. 2000 November 28
817 Correspondence from Paul Marks. 1983



Series 4: Speaker's Bureau.



Box Folder
39 Speakers Bureau. 1958
310 Speakers Bureau, report. 1953
44 Florida Blue Key Speakers Bureau Speech and Debate Tournament. 1997, 1999-2000, 2006, 2009
813 Speaker's Bureau--Jerry Curington Files. 1975
94 Speaker's Bureau Training Manual. 1979



Series 5: Blue Key Events and Ceremonies.



Box Folder
18 50th Anniversary Dinner.
91 50th Anniversary Dinner Correspondence. 1973
45 Florida Blue Key Health Professions Day. 2012, 2013
46 Florida Blue Key's Legal Day. 2007, 2013
47 Florida Blue Key Tapping Reception. 1986, 1993, 2013
110 Initiation--charge.
19 Initiation banquets. 1935-2002
43 Florida Blue Key Installation and Initiation Banquet. 1976, 1990, 1999-2000, 2004-2005, 2008, 2012-2013
88 Florida Blue Key Leadership Forum. 1975
89 Florida Blue Key Legislative Day. 1975-1985
92 Presidential Cocktail Parties. 1976
41 Programs: Miss University of Florida and Miss Florida Gator Pageants. 1978, 1997, 2000-2009, 2013-2014
37 Scholarship Pageant.
814 Spring Festival. 1973
815 Tapping materials and Tappees lists. 1973-1985
816 Tommy James Concert. 1973-1974



Series 6: Rosters and Directories.



Box Folder
72 Alumni Advisory Committee Members Lists. 1977-1985, 1988
11 Alumni list. 1948
81 Chapter Member Lists. various
42 Blue Key Membership Directories. 1990-1991, 1999-2000
36 Rosters, Active Chapter.



Series 7: General Records.



Box Folder
78 Admitting Women to Florida Blue Key. 1973
12 Articles of incorporation. 1936
13 Awards.
14 Blue Key National Fraternity Proceedings. Dec. 28-29, 1934
UA-OS 11 Certificate: Honorary membership to Florida Blue Key granted to William A. Emerson. 2014 April 27
82 Community College Awards. 1975-1976
15 Constitutions.
83 Florida Blue Key Constitutions. undated
84 Dialogue--General Files and Weekly Reports. 1971-1973, 1976
85 Dialogue--Jerry Curington files and Correspondence. 1975
86 Dialogue Trademark Files. 1976
411 "Ensuring the Future of Florida Blue Key" fundraising brochure by the O'Connell Society. undated
17 Examinations.
48 Florida Blue Key Keynotes newsletter. 1997, 1999
410 Florida Blue Key pamphlets and brochures. undated
111 Key Design.
112 Key orders. (Burr, Paterson and Auld/Balfour).
113 Laundry project. 1941
77 Meeting Schedules. undated
810 Florida Blue Key Miscellaneous Files. various
32 Miscellaneous items.
33 Nationalization issue. 1934
34 Original officers, correspondence re. 1960
412 Photographs. various
93 Florida Blue Key Promotional Strategy. 1982 March 29
35 Publications (Keynotes, Newsletters).
87 Keynotes newsletter. 1985 Fall
811 Resolutions adopted by Florida Blue Key. undated
38 Shingles. 1950
812 Florida Blue Key Search Committee Files. 1980-1985
311 Student publications investigation. 1938
312 War years. 1943-1945



Selected Subjects and Access Terms

College students.
Florida Blue Key (Fraternity).
Universities and colleges -- Societies, etc.
University of Florida.




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