B. Mack Citrus Archives
holds open house at new location
(June 5, 2002) - Florida's official Citrus Archives holds its open
house June 19 at its new location on the Florida Southern College
campus. The open house will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at
901 Callahan Court.
Dennis Ross and the Honorable Paula Dockery of the Florida House
of Representatives are expected to attend, as well as Andy LaVigne
of Florida Citrus Mutual, Andy Laurent of the Florida Department
of Citrus, and the CEOs of various companies.
of nothing more important to an industry than its heritage,"
said G. Tim Hurner, Jr., director of the Citrus Institute at Florida
Southern. "The Florida Citrus Archives is the citrus industry's
true gem. It contains an abundance of material of the past and is
a real asset to the citrus industry."
The newly renovated
home contains over fifty years of citrus history collected by Thomas
B. Mack, director of the archives and professor emeritus at Florida
Southern. The collection includes books, papers, periodicals, photographs,
maps, films, and citrus memorabilia such as fruit box labels, advertising
placards, and colorful letterheads.
information about the Citrus Archives open house, please contact
Thomas B. Mack at (863) 680-4334 or Donna Logan, archivist, at (863)
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.