Pepper Library

Claude Pepper Papers

Containing over two million pages, the Claude Pepper collection includes his official correspondence, speeches, legislative, committee, and campaign files. In addition, there are files of his personal correspondence, speeches, photographs, recordings, and memorabilia. Also included are the personal papers, photographs, recordings, and memorabilia of his wife, Mildred Irene Webster Pepper. Mrs. Pepper always took a deep interest in public affairs and in helping her husband in his political career. She vigorously supported medical research, urban beautification, conservation, and actively participated in charitable and humanitarian organizations. There are also personal papers of the Pepper/Webster family, largely consisting of correspondence from parents, brothers, sisters, and other family members.

Donald Tucker Papers

This collection is comprised of political papers on a broad range of people and subjects accumulated during Donald L. Tucker’s term as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

C. Farris Bryant Campaign News Clippings

These clippings from Florida Clipping Service and unmarked clippings (some no source noted) concern Farris Bryant’s campaign as Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida and the campaigns of other Florida Democratic candidates.

Forehand, Franceslon vs. Florida State Hospital

A collection made up of legal proceedings, transcripts and correspondence relating to the Forehand, Franceslon vs. Florida State Hospital legal case. Currently being processed.

Fuller Warren Papers

Papers, books, photographs, memorabilia, correspondence, speeches and scrapbooks. This collection consists mainly of papers connected with Fuller Warren’s public life: his campaigns of 1948 and 1956, and particularly the four years he was Governor, from January 4, 1949, to January 6, 1953. One of the best documented areas in the collection deals with Warren’s controversy with Senator Estes Kefauver over crime in Florida.

Hoffer Florida Primary Collection

Yearbooks, proceedings, textbooks, books, press releases, political files, political cartoons, newspaper clippings, journals, pamphlets, and survey research materials. The materials in this collection relate to the Florida Primary election activities during the 1970s.

Justice Glenn Terrell Papers

Collection includes Judge Terrell’s official papers, speeches, newspaper articles by and about the Judge, correspondence & legal files pertaining to the Florida Bar, court rules, impeachments, campaigns, law books, bulletins, journals, & maps; most of the items are legal files, opinions and per curiams; also includes personal papers, photos, scrapbooks & memorabilia.

National Organization for Women, Tallahassee Chapter Records

The records of the Tallahassee Chapter of the Florida National Organization for Women include official NOW correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, reports, budgets, newsletters and other records which chronicle the development and activities of Tallahassee NOW from its founding in 1971 until 1997.

Publix Gender Discrimination Case Files

Case files, transcripts, correspondence, rewards statements dealing with the class action lawsuit against Publix Supermarkets during the mid-1990’s.

Haynes vs. Shoney’s Case Files

Case files, transcripts, correspondence, rewards statements dealing with the class action lawsuit against Shoney’s Restaurants during the early 1990’s.

Reubin Askew Papers

The collection was given by Reubin O’Donovan Askew contains materials related to his time serving in the Florida House of Representatives, Florida State Senate, and as Governor of Florida.  Included in the collection are campaign files, correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, audiovisual materials, memorabilia, and copies of speeches. Additionally, there are records documenting his 1988 Presidential bid, as well as other materials relating to his life after his service as a Florida public official. Also included in the collection are the personal papers of his wife, Donna Lou Harper Askew.

Spessard Lindsey Holland Papers

Collection consists of correspondence, photos, campaign materials, Floridiana, memorabilia such as awards, certificates, plaques, etc.; also included are Holland Family papers & correspondence, his speeches, tax records, recordings, & over 170 books from his personal collection.

Suzanne Willet play, “Red Pepper”

“Red Pepper” is a play written by Suzanne Willett of Tampa, Florida about Claude Pepper and his relationship with George Smathers leading up to the infamous 1950 U.S. Senate race between Pepper and Smathers.

Talbot D’Alemberte Papers

The D’Alemberte papers contain correspondence and digital media relating to the FSU Presidency of Talbot ‘Sandy’ D’Alemberte. The collection is currently awaiting a deed of gift before processing commences.

Thomas LeRoy Collins Papers

Collection includes mostly materials from his post-Gubernatorial period (1961-1991), and some items from his earlier career. Included are campaign materials, personal memorabilia, correspondence, speeches, organization files, photographs, sound and video recordings.

W. May Walker Papers

The collection includes correspondence, committee papers, legislative papers, and legal papers such as rulings, opinions, and papers concerning particular cases. The collection also includes the papers of Judge Walker’s father, Nat R. Walker.

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