The Julian Fussell Collection consists of a cubic foot of materials concerning a drink product under development. It is called Orange Scream, a smooth blend of orange juice and milk.
The Gordon Smith Collection consists of approximately 5 cubic feet of materials from Citrus & Vegetable Magazine, including correspondence, reference material, books and photographs, all pertaining to all aspects of the citrus industry. The approximate date span runs from the 1950s through 2000, predominately dealing with the 1960s through the 1990s.
The Walter Hawkins Collection consists of six framed and five mounted photographic reproductions (too large to scan on our scanner - these are dated 1896 to 1935), two newspaper clippings about the company (dated 1975 and 1995) and one framed, mounted 1917 cartoon.
Scanning of the Florida Citrus Exchange Collection of photographs
was completed and many images were added to the website
donated for this purpose.
New Link to Images Online
We are preparing to post a sampling of images from our
various collections in the effort to make the archives more accessible to everyone, regardless of their proximity to Florida Southern College.
This service is generously donated by:
The Fourth Medium, website development, hosting, marketing, LLC.
13 Lake Byrd Boulevard
Avon Park, Florida 33825
New Home at 901 Callahan Court
This is a beautiful old faculty home on the east end of the campus. It has been remodeled, re-landscaped and repainted inside and out to give it a cheerful, citrus-y look throughout. Our Open House was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2002, from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. We had a great turnout, and many more people have dropped in to see us here than did when we were housed in a corner of the Jack Berry Building.
New Conservation Procedure
Now that we have a document scanner and a CDRW drive, we are scanning the collections piece by piece and saving high resolution TIFF images to CD. Once this is done, it will allow us to serve our patrons better by simply finding the information desired and sending it in whatever form is best for them. We recently supplied images and information via fax and email to an online magazine for their April publication.
We have a new Dell computer with an 80GB hard drive, running Windows 2000 Pro, and using Microsoft Office 2000 to keep the records straight. It is equipped with a Zip Drive, a CD-ROM, a CD-RW, and a wide-format HP printer. We have a simple document scanner for scanning legal and letter size documents (the great majority of our collection) and photographs. Eventually we hope to have a slide scanner and possibly a larger flatbed scanner for some of the larger materials in our collections.