Political Papers



Special Collections maintains local, state and national governmental records that focus on political issues relevant to Florida and its residents. Recent acquisitions include the papers of former Congressmen Jim Davis and Dan Miller and Mayor Pam Iorio. Collections include:
  • add Hillsborough County Politicians

    Pam Iorio (1959- ): Mayor of Tampa, 2003-2001; Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, 1993-2003 …more »Jan Platt (1936- ): Hillsborough County Commissioner, 1978-2002 …more »

  • add State Politicians

    Betty Castor: Hillsborough County Commissioner, 1972-1976; Florida State Senate, 1977-1979 and 1983-1987; Florida State Cabinet Education Commissioner, 1987-1994 …more »LeRoy Collins (1909-1991): 33rd Governor of Florida, 1955-1961 …more »

    Paul W. Danahy (1928- ): Florida House of Representataives, 1966-1974 …more »

    Helen Gordon Davis (1926- ): Florida House of Representatives, 1975-1988; Florida State Senate, 1989-1993 …more »

    Walter P. Fuller (1894-1973): Florida legislature …more »

    Frederick B. Karl (1924- ): Florida House of Representatives, 1956-1964; Florida Senate, 1968-1972; Florida Supreme Court, 1976-1978 …more »

    James W. Kynes (1928-1988): Florida Attorney General, 1964-1965 …more »

    Mary Jane Martinez (1935- ): First Lady of Florida, 1987-1991 …more »

    Herbert S. Phillips (1870-1962): U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, 1913-1921 and 1936-1953 …more »

    T. Terrell Sessums (1930- ): Florida House of Representatives, 1963-1974; Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, 1974-1976 …more »

  • add National Politicians

    Jim Davis (1957- ): U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2007 …more »Sam M. Gibbons (1920- ): Florida State House of Representatives, 1953-1958; Florida State Senate, 1959-1962; U.S. House of Representatives, 1963-1977 …more »

    Sumter Lowry (1893-1985): Candidate for Governor, 1956 …more »

    Dan Miller (1942- ): U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2003 …more »