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Florida Atlantic University


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

FAU Dedication Photograph Collection, 1964

Identifier: UAP0003
Scope and Contents The collection contains photographs, one contact sheet, and one slide.  On October 25, 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson dedicated Florida Atlantic University. The photos record the activities of the dedication: finding seats, being an attendee, President Johnson’s arrival, President Johnson’s receiving an honorary doctorate, and President Johnson’s speech. On the platform with the President Johnson were the following people: FAU President Kenneth Williams, Florida Governor Farris...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1964; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2007

FAU Founding Documents

 Collection — 18 boxes of Founding Documents University Archives
Identifier: UA00001
Scope and Contents

The Founding Documents collection span the years 1959-1965, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 1964.  The collection highlights the planning and development of Florida Atlantic University and it is organized in six series: Early Planning, Planning, Groundbreaking, Media Relations, Dedication, and Inauguration. 

18 document boxes and two 3 inch clamshell boxes consisting of letters, memos, handwritten notes, agenda and meeting minutes, and reports.

Dates: Created: 1959-1965; Other: Majority of material found in 1959-1965

FAU Planning Photograph Collection, 1961-1964

 Collection — 1 Box
Identifier: UAP0002
Scope and Contents

The photographs in this collection document the planning of Florida Atlantic University. The collection includes photographs of the ground breaking by state and local dignitaries, architectural drawings depicting the early concept of campus buildings, and group portraits of the early administrators in planning meetings. The university opened in August 1964.

Dates: Created: 1961 - 1964; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2007

Jack Guistwhite Collection

Identifier: UA00015
Scope and Contents

Jack Guistwhite founding member of Florida Atlantic University, started in June of 1963 with twenty years of service retired in 1982. While at FAU, Dr. Guistwhite completed 3 degrees, including his doctorate. He established a national scholarship to help students with two-year community college degrees pursue their education. Shortly before his passing in 1989, he drafted a 42-page history called “FAU: Where Tomorrow Begins.”

Dates: 1989

Office of the President

Identifier: UA00007
Scope and Contents

The Office of the President consists of official records that document the activities and operations of the chief administrative officer of the University from the opening of FAU to the present. The records include memoranda, reports, publications, and other materials created and compiled by the office of the President.  The records of individual FAU presidents are listed separately.

Dates: Created: 1965-2006

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Florida Atlantic University Dedication 1
Palm Beach County 1
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