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A Guide to the Park Trammell Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2007


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Trammell, Park, 1876-1936
Title: Park Trammell Papers
Dates: 1893-1938
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and other papers belonging to former Florida Governor and Senator, Park Trammell.
Extent: 4.5 Linear feet. 8 boxes.
Identification: Ms 103
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Park Trammell was born in Macon County, Alabama, on April 9, 1876. His family moved to Florida when he was an infant, and he was raised in Polk County near Lakeland. He studied law at Vanderbilt University and received his LL.B. degree from Cumberland University in 1899. He practiced law in Lakeland, and served for terms as mayor of that city (1899-1903). He also was a citrus grower and an owner-editor of a newspaper.

A lifelong Democrat, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1902, and to the State Senate in 1904. He served in the Florida Senate from 1904-1908, holding the President's office in 1905. From 1909-1913 he was the Attorney General of Florida, and in 1913 he became the 21st Governor of Florida (1913-1917). He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1916, and was reelected for three more terms. He died while in office on May 8, 1936.


Scope and Content

The collection, which spans 1893-1938, includes campaign files, correspondence, legislative files, speeches, photographs, news clippings, and miscellaneous memorabilia. Although the collection covers Trammell's entire career, there are numerous gaps and the collection is not comprehensive. The campaign files, for example, only cover the campaigns for the State Legislature, the Governor's office, and three of his elections to the U.S. Senate.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection was formerly held at the Lakeland Public Library, Lakeland, FL.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Park Trammell Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Gift.


Contents List

Campaign Files


Box
1 Florida Senate and House: Speech. 1903-1905
1 For Governor: Miscellaneous Materials. 1922-1912
1 For Senate: Bills/Notices from Newspapers/Print Companies. 1916
1 For Senate: Congratulations Letters (Folder 1 of 2). 1916-1917
1 For Senate: Congratulations Letters (Folder 2 of 2). 1916-1917
1 For Senate: Support Letters Requesting Aid (Folder 1 of 2). 1913-1916
1 For Senate: Support Letters Requesting Aid (Folder 2 of 2). 1913-1916
1 List of Supporters by County: Alachua-Franklin. 1916
1 List of Supporters by County: Hillsborough-Madison. 1916
1 List of Supporters by County: Manatee-Pinellas. 1916
2 List of Supporters by County: Polk-Washington. 1916
2 List of Supporters by Precinct. 1916
2 Race and Religious Issues. 1916
2 United States Senate (News Clippings). 1916
2 United States Senate- Martin, John W.- Opponent (Correspondence, News Clippings). 1928
2 United States Senate- General. 1928
2 United States Senate: Support Letters (Folder 1 of 3). 1928
2 United States Senate: Support Letters (Folder 2 of 3). 1928
2 United States Senate: Support Letters (Folder 3 of 3). 1928
2 United States Senate. 1934


Correspondence


Box
3 Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2). 1911-1932
3 Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2). 1911-1932
3 Correspondence. 1933-1935
3 Daniels, Josephus (Secretary of the Navy). 1919
3 Florida State of- Miscellaneous. 1926-1927
3 Funeral of Park Trammell. 1936
3 Invitations to Speak. 1916-1936
3 Correspondence Letters to Mrs. Trammell. 1936-1938
3 Miscellaneous- Pamphlets, Memos, etc. 1910-1927
3 Miscellaneous- Personal (Trammell). 1896-1937
3 News Releases. 1928-1938
3 Requests for Aid. 1925-1936
3 Service Academies (Naval Appointments). 1928-1933
3 Telegrams. 1916
3 Trammell's Wives- Newspaper Clippings, Notes/Recipes, Invitation Plate. 1896, 1914-1915
3 Wagoner, Marie C. 1934-1936


Legislative Files


Box
4 Bills. 1925-1930
4 Bills. 1931-1933
4 Bills. 1933-1936
4 General (Folder 1 of 2). 1917-1938
4 General (Folder 2 of 2). 1917-1938
4 Industrial Recovery (Correspondence). 1933
4 Related to Senate Naval Affairs Committee (Folder 1 of 2). 1928-1936
4 Related to Senate Naval Affairs Committee (Folder 2 of 2). 1928-1936


Speeches


Box
5 Speeches. 1909-1913
5 Speeches. 1914
5 Speeches. 1915
5 Speeches. 1916-1919
5 Speeches. 1924-1935
5 Speeches. Not dated
5 Speeches, League of Nations Debate. 1919
5 Speeches from Other Politicians. Not dated


Photographs


Box
5 Class Photo (Group of Children).
5 Family Photos (Includes Headshot of Trammell and a 1923 Photo Taken in Constantinople).
5 Governor Trammell Driving the "Golden Spike" for Palm Beach and Everglades Railroad, 1915. 1915
5 Grave Site.
5 Men, Women, and Children in Water and on Porch of House.
5 Russia 1918-1920 (Bolsheviks, War, etc.). 1918-1920
5 Senators Trammell and Duncan Fletcher in Front of Public School.
5 Studio Portraits.
5 Trammell in the State Senate.
5 Trammell in the State Senate, Circa 1907. Circa 1907
5 Trammell with Army (Cavalry?) Servicemen (Inscribed by General Foster).
5 Trammel with Two Men.
5 Plate of Trammell Studio Portrait.


News Clippings


Box
6 Miscellaneous (Folder 1 of 2). 1912-1936
6 Miscellaneous (Folder 2 of 2). 1912-1936
6 Miscellaneous 1930, January-February. 1930
6 Miscellaneous 1932. 1932
6 Miscellaneous 1933, October- December. 1933
6 Miscellaneous 1934, April (Folder 1 of 3). 1934
6 Miscellaneous 1934, April (Folder 2 of 3). 1934
6 Miscellaneous 1934, April (Folder 3 of 3). 1934
6 Miscellaneous 1934, February. 1934
6 Miscellaneous 1934, June (Folder 1 of 6). 1934
6 Miscellaneous 1934, June (Folder 2 of 6). 1934
6 Miscellaneous 1934, June (Folder 3 of 6). 1934
7 Miscellaneous 1934, June (Folder 4 of 6). 1934
7 Miscellaneous 1934, June (Folder 5 of 6). 1934
7 Miscellaneous 1934, June (Folder 6 of 6). 1934
7 Miscellaneous 1934, March (Folder 1 of 5). 1934
7 Miscellaneous 1934, March (Folder 2 of 5). 1934
7 Miscellaneous 1934, March (Folder 3 of 5). 1934
7 Miscellaneous 1934, March (Folder 4 of 5). 1934
7 Miscellaneous 1934, March (Folder 5 of 5). 1934
7 Miscellaneous 1934, May (Folder 1 of 4). 1934
7 Miscellaneous 1934, May (Folder 2 of 4). 1934
8 Miscellaneous 1934, May (Folder 3 of 4). 1934
8 Miscellaneous 1934, May (Folder 4 of 4). 1934
8 Trammell as Governor. 1916
8 Trammell's Death (May 8th). 1936
8 United States Senate Race (1928). 1927-1928


Miscellaneous


Box
8 Box of notecards entitled "The Park Trammell Papers," Edited by Virginia R. Hardin (Park Trammell Public Library, Lakeland, Florida). 1962
8 "A Florida Cross-State Ship Canal." Booklet by Sinclair Chiles, C.E. 1928
8 Leather-Bound Scrapbook (Includes Vocal Exercises, Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence, Programs, Election Material, Invitations, Poetry, and Prayers). 1910-1916
8 "Leonard Peterson and Co. Incorporated: Furniture for the Library" Book. 1926
8 "Park Trammell- Late A Senator From Florida: Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress" Booklet. 1938
8 "Park Trammell- Late A Senator From Florida: Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress"- Booklet Owned by John S. Edwards. 1938
8 Shell Notebook.
8 "Snead Bookstacks and Stack Room Equipment" Book. 1931
8 "Souvenir of The World's Fair" Booklet. 1893
8 "The Success of President Roosevelt's Foreign Policy" Booklet by Lawrence De Besault. 1936
8 "The Teacher: Southern Baptist Convention Series" Booklet. 1915
8 Scrapbook created by Virginia Trammell containing news clippings and documents regarding Park Trammell [Stored loose on shelf; not in box]. 1900-1920


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Florida -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
United States. Congress -- Florida delegation.



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