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A Guide to the Clippings File of the University of Florida College of Law, 1939-1973

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
October 2006


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. College of Law.
Title: Clippings File of the University of Florida College of Law
Dates: 1939-1973
Bulk dates: 1950-1970
Abstract: Newspaper clippings related to the College of Law.
Extent: 2 microfilm reels.
Identification: Series 42
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Series 42 is a file of newspaper clippings related to the College of Law. The file was systematically maintained by the Dean's office from December 1949 to 1970. However, the file also includes a few clippings from 1939 to 1945, which are at the beginning of the first reel, and several clippings from 1971 to 1973, which appear at the end of the last reel.

Most of the clippings from 1949 through February 1963 were generated by the Florida Clippings Service of Tampa and document coverage of the College by all of the State's newspapers. However, the College also added clippings from locally printed sources. The latter include copies of The Shuffle, a satirical bulletin of the John Marshall Bar Association. Considerable attention is paid in the file to the controversy over desegregation of the law school in the 1950s. After 1963, most of the clippings came from local papers.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Clippings File of the University of Florida College of Law, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Reel
1 1939-September 1965
2 October 1965-1973

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