The Case of Isabel Gonzalez

The political status of Puerto Ricans has been questioned ever since the island was annexed by the United States in the late nineteenth century as a result of the Spanish-American War. Questions regarding the United States citizenship of Puerto Ricans were definitely brought forth during the Supreme Court case Gonzales v. Williams (1904). The caseContinue reading The Case of Isabel Gonzalez

When it was Over Over There: Florida Soldiers and the End of World War I

Today we bring you a guest post by R. Boyd Murphree, Project Manager, Florida Family and Community History, Digital Services and Shared Collections, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. He can be contacted at bmurphree@ufl.edu and is also on Twitter @boyd_murphree. November 11, 1918, the last day of World War I, was anything butContinue reading When it was Over Over There: Florida Soldiers and the End of World War I

More Ghost Towns of Florida

This post was authored by Sarah “Moxy” Moczygemba, the former Outreach and Social Media Assistant for this project. It’s spooky season once again so we’ve collected more clippings about ghost towns in Florida. Why are there so many ghost towns in Florida? Christopher Strain explains that the waves of development in the state result inContinue reading More Ghost Towns of Florida

The 1918 Flu Pandemic Part 3-Society Pages and Local News

This post was authored by Sarah “Moxy” Moczygemba, the former Outreach and Social Media Assistant for this project. Over the last 2 months, we’ve discussed varying aspects of the 1918 flu pandemic. Beyond front pages, which predominately present national updates on the flu, there are other sections of our papers where the gravity of theContinue reading The 1918 Flu Pandemic Part 3-Society Pages and Local News

“Ship Went Down With All On Board”: Remembering the USS Tampa

Today we bring you a guest post by R. Boyd Murphree, Project Manager, Florida Family and Community History, Digital Services and Shared Collections, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. He can be contacted at bmurphree@ufl.edu and is also on Twitter @boyd_murphree. As the end of the centennial of World War I approaches (November 11,Continue reading “Ship Went Down With All On Board”: Remembering the USS Tampa

The 1918 Flu Pandemic Part 2-Medical Advice and Questionable Cures

This seemingly unstoppable flu, which affected every segment of the population, stumped doctors and created a public health crisis. In this blog post, we’ll discuss attempts to limit the spread of the disease and some of the products that were incorrectly marketed as methods to prevent or cure the flu.

Our Man in Havana: Governor William Sherman Jennings and the Inauguration of Cuban Independence

Today we bring you a guest post by R. Boyd Murphree, Project Manager, Florida Family and Community History, Digital Services and Shared Collections, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. He can be contacted at bmurphree@ufl.edu and is also on Twitter @boyd_murphree. The reestablishment of formal diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba inContinue reading Our Man in Havana: Governor William Sherman Jennings and the Inauguration of Cuban Independence