Digital Collections

The McKay Archives Center provides access to select collections in digital formats. The files in these collections are protected by copyright law. No commercial reproduction or distribution of these files is permitted without the written permission of Florida Southern College Archives. Unfair use of these images is prohibited. For questions or further information on this collection, e-mail the McKay Archives. Click the links to view our collections.

Child of the Sun: Florida Southern College's Digital Papers Collection, 1937 to present
This collection of documents includes correspondence, contracts or publications that may give insight to the creation, form, and history of the Child of the Sun structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Florida Southern College campus. There is select correspondence between Florida Southern College and Frank Lloyd Wright and his associates. Digital images have been scanned from a variety of sources in the McKay Archives.

Child of the Sun: Florida Southern College Digital Photograph Collection, 1937 to present
This collection of photographs includes select images that may give insight to the creation, form and history of the Child of the Sun structures which were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright including images of the buildings, blueprints and people associated with the buildings. Digital images have been scanned from a variety of sources in the McKay Archives.

Florida Citrus Photographs Collection, 1910-1990
This collection of photographs includes images of groves, packing houses, and people involved in the Florida citrus industry. These digital images have been scanned from a variety of sources in the McKay Archives.

Florida Citrus Postcards Collection, 1900 - 1960
The Florida Citrus Postcard Collection highlights postcards from the archives of Brenda Eubanks Burnett, Donald Ball, Jerry Chicone and the Weaver Brothers, Brian and Richard. This collection details the arrival of the railroad in Florida, packing houses, fruit stands, and how development has impacted the citrus community throughout the past century.

Florida Southern College Digital Archives Collection
This collection includes images of documents and photographs highlighting the history of the College. Of special note are items from
Shirley Jackson Case (1872-1947), noted Christian theologian who taught at FSC  in the 1940s and was editor of the journal Religion in the Making (1940-1943); and A. P. "Pat" Bolton (1905-1974), owner of Macasphalt Paving Company, original paver of the Daytona Speedway.

The Florida Southern College Publications, include pages from: Florida Southern College News (1943), The Citizen (1947), The Southern (1949), Touché (1949), Through Three Decades at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida (1955) and Of Fact and Fancy ... At Florida Southern College (1979) by Dr. Charles T. Thrift, and Florida Southern College: The First 100 Years (1985) by Theodore M. Haggard.

Florida Southern College Digital Postcards Collection, 1902 to present
This collection of postcards chronicles Florida Southern College's early years as Southern College in Sutherland (now Palm Harbor), through its 1922 move to Lakeland, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Child of the Sun Campus, and subsequent development. These digital images have been scanned from a variety of sources in the McKay Archives.

Florida Southern College Fruit and Vegetable Crate Label Collection
Crate labels are colorful illustrations of the fruit or vegetable (being advertised) along with the trademark brand, and printed on paper to be glued to the end of a box. The digitized Citrus Crate Labels come from several sources including the private collections of James Ellis and Jerry Chicone, as well collections at the McKay Archives. The peak years for crate labels were between 1920 and 1950, until the use of cardboard shipping cartons became prevalent.

Florida Southern College Master’s Theses Collection
Florida Southern College awarded master's degrees requiring a thesis in 1938, 1946, 1947, 1948, and 1949. The theses were submitted either to the Graduate School of Florida Southern College or to the School of Education at Florida Southern College, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degrees Master of Arts, Master of Education, or Master of Arts in Education. Roux Library is the official repository for those theses.

Florida Southern College Yearbooks, 1912, 1924, 1926-2013
This collection of Florida Southern College yearbooks is hosted at The Internet Archive.

Historic Florida Southern College, 1883-1937
This collection includes photographs and mementos illustrating the history of the five campuses of Florida Southern College. This collection spans the first 54 years of Florida Southern College.

Religion in the Making
This journal published by the Florida School of Religion at Florida Southern College, from 1940-1943, was edited by Shirley Jackson Case.

The Southern: Florida Southern College's Student Newspaper
Here is Florida Southern College's student newspaper. Currently, issues from 1919, 1922, and 1933-1952 have been digitized and are available in this collection.