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

Extra! Extra! More pages of historical Florida newspapers added to Chronicling America!

Extra! Extra! More pages of historical Florida newspapers added to Chronicling America!

That’s right, in the past week almost 16,000 new pages of content from The Florida agriculturalist, The Lakeland evening telegram, and our new paper, the Key West citizen, were made available for your viewing pleasure. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll encounter in these papers.

The Governor, the Swamp, and “Fake News”: Napoleon Bonaparte Broward’s Battle to Drain the Everglades and His War on the Press

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. American politicians have always had a love-hate relationship with the press. The currentContinue reading The Governor, the Swamp, and “Fake News”: Napoleon Bonaparte Broward’s Battle to Drain the Everglades and His War on the Press

Revisiting Past Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

In the midst of hurricane season, one can easily become overwhelmed with worry and anxiety thinking about the catastrophic effects of tropical storms. Media and news outlets during these times try to keep the public on alert and express what kind of preventative measures people should take in order to avoid any major harms orContinue reading Revisiting Past Hurricanes in Puerto Rico