Armwood family papers

Citation
Armwood family papers

Material Information

Title:
Armwood family papers
Creator:
Armwood ( Armwood Family )
Language:
English
Physical Description:
9.21 : (14 boxes) ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Genealogy -- Periodicals -- Florida ( lcsh )
Tampa (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Tampa (Fla.) -- Politics and government ( lcsh )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The collection provides a general overview of the Armwood family's numerous accomplishments and professional and personal activities. Birth, marriage, and death certificates are included as well as photographs, correspondences, legal documents, military service records, newspaper clippings, brochures and other printed materials, diaries, manuscripts, and speeches.
Preferred Citation:
Armwood Family papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Hazel Armwood Orsley, Burnie H. Orsley, and John H. Armwood
Biographical:
In 1866, the Armwood family settled near the Alafia River in Seffner, FL. Over the years, the family played a major role in the social and political development of Hillsborough County, especially as related to the area's African American community. In 1878, family patriarch Levin N. Armwood, Jr. (1854 - 1936) married Margaret Holloman (1862 - 1936), the daughter of Hillsborough County pioneer Adam Holloman. Levin and Margaret Armwood had five children: Walter Adam (1879 - 1944), Idella (1881 - 1968), James (1883 - 1889), Henry (1884 - 1885), and Blanche (1890 - 1939). A citrus-grower by trade, Levin Armwood, Jr. served as Hillsborough County's first African-American deputy sheriff, Supervisor of County Roads, and Postmaster; he was also the first African-American police officer for the city of Tampa. In 1914, along with his son Walter, Levin Armwood opened the Gem Drugstore on Central Avenue- the first African-American owned drugstore in Tampa. One of the most widely recognized members of the Armwood family, Blanche, is regarded as one of Hillsborough County's most prominent women of the early 20th century. An educator and speaker who rose to national heights, Blanche Armwood began her professional career as a teacher for Tampa's African-American schools. In 1914, the same year that her family opened the Gem, Blanche was contacted by the Tampa Gas Company to serve as a demonstrator. Later that year, Armwood established the Tampa School of Household Arts, where African-American women and girls learned domestic science skills. She served as principal, instructor and course developer for the school and eventually established a sister school, the New Orleans School of Domestic Science, in Louisiana. Based on Armwood's success, other domestic science schools were established in Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina. Other significant accomplishments of Blanche Armwood include appointment as Supervisor of Negro Schools for Hillsborough County (1926 - 1934) and co-founder and first executive secretary of the Tampa Urban League. In 1985, Armwood Senior High School was dedicated in her honor.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
Resource Identifier:
A18 ( USFLDC CID )
u29.028-a18-ead ( USFLDC Handle )

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Mixed Material

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p © Copyright 2015 USF Tampa Library - Special & Digital Collections. All rights reserved.
address
addressline 4202 East Fowler Ave.
LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
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item Revised by KC, 2009. Revised by Todd Ciardiello, May 2015.
frontmatter
titlepage
Guide to the Armwood family papers
18661991 260$c 1866/1991
publisher 260$b USF Tampa Library - Special & Digital Collections
archdesc level collection inventory
did
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unittitle label Collection Title Armwood family papers unitdate Dates 245$f inclusive 1866-1991
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famname 100 Armwood source local role Collector Armwood
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Alternate Extent Statement 300$a 14 boxes
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corpname USF Tampa Library - Special & Digital Collections
4202 East Fowler Ave.
LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
note Note
Other Information:
ready
Additional information may be found at http://usfldc:U29-00028-A18
bioghist altrender Family History 545 Family History:
In 1866, the Armwood family settled near the Alafia River in Seffner, FL. Over the years, the family played a major role in the social and political development of Hillsborough County, especially as related to the area's African American community.
In 1878, family patriarch Levin N. Armwood, Jr. (1854 - 1936) married Margaret Holloman (1862 - 1936), the daughter of Hillsborough County pioneer Adam Holloman. Levin and Margaret Armwood had five children: Walter Adam (1879 - 1944), Idella (1881 - 1968), James (1883 - 1889), Henry (1884 - 1885), and Blanche (1890 - 1939).
A citrus-grower by trade, Levin Armwood, Jr. served as Hillsborough County's first African-American deputy sheriff, Supervisor of County Roads, and Postmaster; he was also the first African-American police officer for the city of Tampa. In 1914, along with his son Walter, Levin Armwood opened the Gem Drugstore on Central Avenue- the first African-American owned drugstore in Tampa.
One of the most widely recognized members of the Armwood family, Blanche, is regarded as one of Hillsborough County's most prominent women of the early 20th century. An educator and speaker who rose to national heights, Blanche Armwood began her professional career as a teacher for Tampa's African-American schools. In 1914, the same year that her family opened the Gem, Blanche was contacted by the Tampa Gas Company to serve as a demonstrator. Later that year, Armwood established the Tampa School of Household Arts, where African-American women and girls learned domestic science skills. She served as principal, instructor and course developer for the school and eventually established a sister school, the New Orleans School of Domestic Science, in Louisiana. Based on Armwood's success, other domestic science schools were established in Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina. Other significant accomplishments of Blanche Armwood include appointment as Supervisor of Negro Schools for Hillsborough County (1926 - 1934) and co-founder and first executive secretary of the Tampa Urban League. In 1985, Armwood Senior High School was dedicated in her honor.
controlaccess
Access Terms
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
610 lcsh subject Tampa School of Household Arts
Tampa Urban League (Tampa, Fla.)
Family Name:
600 Armwood family
Armwood family -- Correspondence
Armwood family -- Genealogy
Geographic Name:
geogname 651 Florida -- Genealogy -- Periodicals
Tampa (Fla.)
Tampa (Fla.) -- Politics and government
Personal Name:
persname Armwood, Blanche
Armwood, Walter
Armwood, Walter -- Correspondence
descgrp
Administrative Information
acqinfo 541
Acquisition Information:
Donation
processinfo
Processing Information:
Complete
accessrestrict 506
Conditions Governing Access:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
prefercite 524
Preferred Citation:
Armwood Family papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
relatedmaterial 544 1
Related Materials:
Armwood, John, Oral History Cassette Tape and Transcript, USF Department of Anthropology African Americans in Florida Project, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
https://www.lib.usf.edu/archon/?p=collections/findingaid&id=58&q=&rootcontentid=5943#82.
Information about related materials is available at https://www.lib.usf.edu/archon/?p=collections/findingaid&id=58&q=&rootcontentid=5943#82.
arrangement 351
Arrangement of Materials:
Record groups. The collection is divided into the following record groups: (1) Armwood Family papers; (2) Armwood
Family photographs.
Record Group (1) is further subdivided into 3 sub-groups: (1) General Family papers; (2) Blanche Armwood papers; (3) Walter Armwood.
Within each subgroup, items are arranged alphabetically by name, type of material or chronologically.
scopecontent
Scope and Contents
The collection provides a general overview of the Armwood family's numerous accomplishments and professional and personal activities. Birth, marriage, and death certificates are included as well as photographs, correspondences, legal documents, military service records, newspaper clippings, brochures and other printed materials, diaries, manuscripts, and speeches.
dsc combined
Detailed List of Contents
c01 recordgrp
ArchonID internal id10372
Armwood Family papers
c02 series
id10303
LABEL General Family papers
c03 otherlevel
id10275
container Box 1
Alexander, Mrs. Marzell Orsely~Marriages
c04 file
id10210
1
Folder 1
Alexander, Mrs. Marzell Orsely
id10211
1
2
Armwood, Garrett Ward, Sr,
1978
id10212
1
3
Armwood, Gertrude Horton
1956
id10213
1
4
Armwood, Henry Proseus
(1914-1986)
id10214
1
5
Armwood, Jesse
(1883-1947)
id10215
1
6
Armwood, John Holloman
id10216
1
7
Armwood, Levin & Holloman, Margaret
(1855-1936)
id10217
1
8
Armwood, Levin Winfred
(1906-1966)
id10218
1
9
Armwood, Leonidas (Lonnie) Owen & Jackson, Rebecca
id10219
1
10
Armwood, Napoleon Bonaparte & Fykes, Mary
id10220
1
11
Armwood, Napoleon Bonaparte & Hamilton, Anna Mae
id10221
1
12
Armwood, Owen & Armwood, Sarah L.
(1858- ) & (1863-1983)
Scope and Contents
(maiden name Sarah Gurnsey Rogers)
id10222
1
13
Armwood, Walter Adam (1879-1944) & Johnson, Hattie (1885-1976)
id10223
1
14
Armwood, Hattie V. (1885-1976)
id10224
1
15
Armwood, Walter Adam, Jr. (1908-1973) & Massey, Ethel
id10225
1
16
Armwood, Walter Adam, III (1943- )
id10226
1
17
Armwood, Willie Edward (1918-1985) & Armwood, Mrs. Willie Mae
id10227
1
18
Clarke, Paul T. & Gibson, Anita Sarah
id10228
1
19
Dixon, Kelvin Norman
id10229
1
20
Dixon, Norman R. & Armwood, Rosalie R.
id10230
1
21
Gibson, William A. ( -1919) & Armwood, Daisy Elizabeth (1889-1955)
id10231
1
22
Gibson, William Howard ( -1988) & Roulhac, Bernice
id10232
1
23
Gillison, James & Gibson, Anita Sara
id10233
1
24
Hamilton, Kittie Mae ( -1979)
id10234
1
25
Hill, Tommie Lee & Milton, Virginia (1947-1986)
id10235
1
26
Holloman, Adam & Starks, Cynthia
id10236
1
27
Jackson, Archibald
id10237
1
28
Jackson, Ervin Albert (1901-1977)
id10238
1
29
Jones, Mrs. Melba Street ( -1998)
id10239
1
30
Leland, George T. (1944-1989)
id10240
1
31
Lewis, Charles Lloyd (1913-1986)
id10241
1
32
McCardy, Mrs. Dorothy M. (Hendry) (1943-1988)
id10242
1
33
McLaurin, William Garrison ( -1968) & Armwood, Elsie Alicia
id10243
1
34
McVay, Lucy T. (1885-1986)
id10244
1
35
Manyfield, Walter Mack (1926-1986) & Anderson, Caesar Belle
id10245
1
36
Mickens, O.K. & Mickens, Christine E. ( -1983)
id10246
1
37
Middleton, Stephen Gillespie
id10247
1
38
Monroe, Robert E. (1915-1986) & Moore, Mary
id10248
1
39
Montgomery, Edward ( -1987)
id10249
1
40
Norton, Carl H.
id10250
1
41
Norton, E.P. ( -1933)
id10251
1
42
Orsely, Booker T. (1912-1988) & Bowman, Geneva
id10252
1
43
Orsely, Burnie H. & Armwood, Hazel Blanche
id10253
1
44
Phillips, Benjamin J. & Gibson, Hazel Louise
id10254
1
45
Poree, John A.
id10255
1
46
Rebel, Frank Anthony (1925-1986)
id10256
1
47
Savoy, John B., Sr. & Johnson, Cecilia
id10257
1
48
Smalley, Dave William (1913-1986)
id10258
1
49
Smith, Elijah & Armwood, Lula
id10259
1
50
Street, James L. & Armwood, Idella
id10260
1
51
Weatherly, Ida Mae Armwood
id10261
1
52
Williams, Otis Owen & Gibson, Alma Wilhelmina
id10262
1
53
Thompson, Johnnie, Johnson, Hattie (1884-1989)
id10263
1
54
Births -- Miscellaneous
(n.d.)
Scope and Contents
Chronologies, newspaper clippings of birth announcements.
id10264
1
55
Deaths - Correspondence
1987-88, n.d.
id10265
1
56
Deaths - Eulogies
n.d.
id10266
1
57
Deaths - Memorial Service Programs
1933-1979
id10267
1
58
Deaths - Memorial Service Programs
1980-1985
id10268
1
59
Deaths - Memorial Service Programs
1986-1991
id10269
1
60
Deaths - Miscellaneous
1919-1990
id10270
1
61
Deaths - Obituaries
id10271
1
62
Family Reunion
1992
id10272
1
63
Marriages - Certificates
1866-1899
id10273
1
64
Marriages - Certificates
1905-1951
id10274
1
65
Marriages -- Miscellaneous
id132848
2
Miscellaneous - Materials Added
May 13, 2015
id10276
3
Miscellaneous~Yearbook
id10277
3
1
Miscellaneous -- Certificates
1929-1984
id10278
3
2
Miscellaneous -- College Diplomas
1926-1983
id10279
3
3
Miscellaneous -- Correspondence -- Greeting Cards
n.d.
id10280
3
4
Miscellaneous -- Correspondence -- Letters
1877, 1895
id10281
3
5
Miscellaneous -- Correspondence -- Letters
1904-1987
id10282
3
6
Miscellaneous -- Correspondence -- Postcards
1923-1984
id10283
3
7
Miscellaneous -- Correspondence -- Postcards
n.d.
id10284
3
8
Miscellaneous -- Legal Documents [Part 1]
1875-1990
id10285
3
9
Miscellaneous -- Legal Documents [Part 2]
1875-1990
id10286
3
10
Miscellaneous -- Military Service Records
1944-1981
id10287
3
11
Miscellaneous -- Newspaper Clippings
1888
id10288
3
12
Miscellaneous -- Newspaper Clippings
1928
id10289
3
13
Miscellaneous -- Newspaper Clippings
1955-1963
id10290
3
14
Miscellaneous -- Newspaper Clippings
1974-1979
id10291
3
15
Miscellaneous -- Newspaper Clippings
1980-1989
id10292
3
16
Miscellaneous -- Newspaper Clippings
1990
id10293
3
17
Miscellaneous -- Newspaper Clippings
n.d.
id10294
3
18
Miscellaneous
1928-1990
id10295
3
19
Miscellaneous
n.d.
id10296
3
20
Poetry -- James E. Tokley, Sr. -- "The Armwood Rose"
id10297
3
21
Re-Internment of John Armwood -- Correspondence
1981-1982
id10298
3
22
Re-Internment of John Armwood -- Legal Documents
1982
id10299
3
23
Re-Internment of John Armwood -- Miscellaneous
1982
id10300
3
24
Re-Internment of John Armwood -- Newspaper Clippings
1982
id10301
3
25
Tickets for Republican National Convention (Grover Cleveland)
June, 1924
id10302
3
26
Yearbook - Excelsior of Booker Washington High School
1928
id10304
2 Blanche Armwood papers
id10305
4
Blanche Armwood High School Dedication~Education
id10306
4
1
Blanche Armwood High School Dedication -- Correspondence
1982-1983
id10307
4
2
Blanche Armwood High School Dedication -- Miscellaneous
1985, n.d.
id10308
4
3
Blanche Armwood High School Dedication -- Newspaper Clippings [Part 1]
1983-1985, n.d.
id10309
4
4
Blanche Armwood High School Dedication -- Newspaper Clippings [Part 2]
id10310
4
5
Blanche Armwood High School Dedication -- Programs
1983-1985
id10311
4
6
Blanche Armwood High School Dedication -- "Relatives and Friends of the Armwood Family Attending Dedication Ceremonies of the Blanche Armwood High School"
February 10, 1985
id10312
4
7
Education - Domestic Science Schools -- Miscellaneous
1915-1934
id10313
4
8
Education - Miscellaneous
1902-1937
id10314
4
9
Education - Miscellaneous -- Newspaper Clippings
1915- 1933
id10315
4
10
Education - Miscellaneous -- Programs
1919-1934
id10316
4
11
Education - New Orleans School of Domestic Science -- Advertisements
1918
id10317
4
12
Education - New Orleans School of Domestic Science -- Correspondence
n.d.
id10318
4
13
Education - New Orleans School of Domestic Science -- Magazine Articles
1917- 1920
id10319
4
14
Education - New Orleans School of Domestic Science -- Miscellaneous
1918, n.d.
id10320
4
15
Education - New Orleans School of Domestic Science -- Newspaper Clippings
1917-1918, n.d.
id10321
4
16
Education - Tampa School of Household Arts -- Magazine Articles
1916-1917, n.d.
id10322
4
17
Education - Tampa School of Household Arts -- Miscellaneous
1916-1918, n.d.
id10323
4
18
Education - Tampa School of Household Arts -- Newspaper Clippings
1916-1977, 1922, n.d.
id10324
5
Miscellaneous~Organizations
id10325
5
1
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1906-1938
id10326
5
2
Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings
1913-1939
id10327
5
3
Miscellaneous Proclamations
1985, 1989
id10328
5
4
Miscellaneous Programs
1903-1937
id10329
5
5
Miscellaneous
1895-1934
id10330
5
6
Miscellaneous
n.d.
id10331
5
7
Organizations -- Federation of Women's Clubs -- Broadsides
n.d.
id10332
5
8
Organizations -- Federation of Women's Clubs -- Correspondence
1917-1922
id10333
5
9
Organizations -- Federation of Women's Clubs -- Newspaper Clippings
1921-1927
id10334
5
10
Organizations -- Federation of Women's Clubs -- Programs
1914-1929
id10335
5
11
Organizations -- Miscellaneous -- Correspondence
1920-1934
id10336
5
12
Organizations -- Miscellaneous -- Invitations
1920-1937
id10337
5
13
Organizations -- Miscellaneous -- Newspaper Clippings
1920-1928
id10338
5
14
Organizations -- Miscellaneous
1917-1935
id10339
5
15
Organizations -- NAACP -- Miscellaneous
1920-1935
id10340
5
16
Organizations -- National Association of Colored Women -- Correspondence
1918- 1937
id10341
5
17
Organizations -- National Association of Colored Women -- Miscellaneous
1904- 1918
id10342
5
18
Organizations -- National Association of Colored Women -- Newspaper Clippings
1917-1922
id10343
5
19
Organizations -- Urban League -- Correspondence
1934
id10344
5
20
Organizations -- Urban League -- Miscellaneous
1921-1925
id10345
5
21
Organizations -- Urban League -- Newspaper Clippings
1916-1933
id10346
6
Politics~Walter Armwood papers-- Printed Material
id10347
6
1
Politics -- Newspaper Clippings
1919-1927
id10348
6
2
Politics -- Newspaper Clippings
1931-1933
id10349
6
3
Politics -- Newspaper Clippings
n.d.
id10350
6
4
Politics -- Programs
id10351
6
5
Politics -- Broadsides
1920-1931
id10352
6
6
Politics -- Brochures
1920-1935
id10353
6
7
Politics -- Correspondence -- Invitations
1927-1937
id10354
6
8
Politics -- Correspondence -- Letters
1920-1938
id10355
6
9
Politics -- Correspondence- Telegrams
1920
id10356
6
10
Politics -- Miscellaneous
1919-1934
id10357
6
11
Politics -- Miscellaneous
n.d.
id10358
6
12
Politics -- Presidential Campaign Songs
1920-1924
id10359
3 Walter Armwood papers
id10360
6
Politics~Walter Armwood papers-- Printed Material
id10361
6
13
Correspondence
1917-1947
id10362
6
14
Legal Documents
1976
id10363
6
15
Literary Productions - Diaries
1918-19, 1934
id10364
6
16
Literary Productions - Diaries -- Transcripts
1918-1919
id10365
6
17
Literary Productions - Manuscripts
n.d.
id10366
6
18
Literary Productions - Speeches
1926, n.d.
id10367
6
19
Miscellaneous
1915-1943
id10368
6
20
Printed Material - Brochures -- Brewer Normal School
1926-1929
id10369
6
21
Printed Material - Certificates
1896-1943
id10370
6
22
Printed Material - Newspaper Clippings
n.d.
id10371
6
23
Printed Material - Programs
1937-1944
id10373
7
Oversized Materials
id10374
7
Armwood Coat of Arms
id10375
7
Certificate -- Armwoods of America -- State of Florida
1985
id10376
7
Certificate -- W.A. Armwood -- State of Florida Teacher's Certificate (First Grade)
September 18, 1915
id10377
7
Certificate -- W.A. Armwood -- State of Florida -- Notary Public
1925
id10378
7
Certificate -- Blanche Armwood Washington -- Notary Public
1933
id10379
7
Certificate -- Blanche Armwood Beatty -- Sociedad "La Union Marti-Maceo" Miembro de Honor
id10380
7
Certificate -- Hazel Phillips
id10381
7
Certificate -- Lomax High School -- Certificate of Proficiency
id10382
7
Certificate -- New Orleans School of Domestic Science -- Certificate of Proficiency
id10383
7
Certificate -- Tampa School of Household Arts- Certificate of Proficiency
id10384
7
Class Picture -- Saint Cecilia's Academy -- Class of 1969
1969
id10385
7
Newspaper Clipping -- "Armwood papers preserve Tampa area's past" -- Tampa Tribune
1991
id10386
7
Newspaper Clipping -- "The School Messenger"
January 24, 1927
id10387
7
Proclamation -- The Board of County Commissioners, County of Hillsborough
1991
id10388
7
Proclamation -- City of Tampa- "Blanche Armwood Family Revival Day"
id10389
7
Program -- United Charity Drive -- "Hear Mrs. Blanche Armwood-Beatty"
1921
id10390
8
Oversized Materials
id10391
8
Book -- "In Memoriam" -- Hattie V. Armwood
id10392
8
Book- "Holy Bible" -- "Presented to my Grandmother, Mrs. Hattie V. Armood, by Walter A. Armwood, III, on November 8, 1969"
1969
id10393
8
Oversized Legal Documents
id10517
Armwood Family Photographs
id10518
9
Photographs 1~179
Scope and Contents
Box 1 contains photographs 1 through 179. Please refer to print finding aid for more detailed information regarding photographs.
id10519
9
1
1~29
id10520
9
2
30~58
id10521
9
3
59~89
id10522
9
4
90~119
id10523
9
5
120~149
id10524
9
6
150~179
id10525
10
Photographs 180~329
Scope and Contents
Box 2 contains photographs 180 through 329. Please refer to print finding aid for more detailed information regarding photographs.
id10526
10
1
180~209
id10527
10
2
210~239
id10528
10
3
240~269
id10529
10
4
270~299
Scope and Contents
Reburial of John Armwood
id10530
10
5
300~329
Scope and Contents
Reburial of John Armwood
id10531
11
#330~381, Photographs -- Reproductions -- Blanche Armwood
Scope and Contents
Box 3 contains photographs 330 through 381, plus miscellaneous photographs and photographic reproductions. For more detailed information, please refer to print finding aid.
id10532
11
1
330~359
Scope and Contents
Reburial of John Armwood
id10533
11
2
360~381
Scope and Contents
Reburial of John Armwood
id10534
11
3
Miscellaneous photographs
id10535
11
4
Photographs -- Armwood Family
id10536
11
5
Photographs -- Reproductions
id10537
11
6
Photographs -- Reproductions -- Blanche Armwood
id10538
12
Miscellaneous Photographs
id10539
13
Oversized Photographs
id10540
13
"US Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, ILL." Class Picture
id10541
13
Framed photograph -- Walter (brother of Blanche) and Hattie Armwood
id10542
13
Framed photograph -- Walter and Levin Armwood (holding hands), children of Walter Armwood
id10543
14
Oversized Photographs
id10544
14
Oval framed photograph -- Foster mother of Hattie Armwood
id10545
14
Oval framed photograph -- Hattie Johnson Armwood (child), wife of Walter Armwood
id10546
14
Oval framed photograph -- John Armwood (child), son of Walter Armwood
id10547
14
Oval framed photograph -- Ida Armwood (child), daughter of Walter Armwood, niece of Blanche Armwood
id10548
15
Oversized Materials
id10549
15
Photocopy- Henry P. Armwood, President, Arwood Enterprises/The Armwoods of America, Inc.
id10550
15
Oval reprint -- unknown man (Rev. William Alexander Gibson?)
id10551
15
Basketball player -- "Chiefs" #41, signed, "To my darling Mother, Love Kelvin" 1976- 77
id10552
15
Photograph of unknown man in military uniform (Kelvin?)
id10553
15
"God Bless Our Family" -- Armwood Family Tree (incomplete)
id10554
15
Certificate -- Postmaster General of the United States, "Albert S, Burleson" -- Daisy Gibson
id10555
15
Portrait of unknown man (Levin Armwood, II, Blanche's father)?
id10556
15
Portrait of Owen Armwood
id10557
15
Portrait of Sarah Armwood
id10558
15
Portrait of unknown woman (Idella Armwood?)
id10559
15
Portrait of Ellen Armwood
id10560
15
Portrait of Yulee Armwood
id10561
Oversized Portrait of Blanche Armwood (young)
id10562
Oversized Portrait of Blanche Armwood (later years)


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Armwood family papers
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9.21
Linear Feet
b (14 boxes)
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Record groups. The collection is divided into the following record groups: (1) Armwood Family papers; (2) Armwood Family photographs. Record Group (1) is further subdivided into 3 sub-groups: (1) General Family papers; (2) Blanche Armwood papers; (3) Walter Armwood. Within each subgroup, items are arranged alphabetically by name, type of material or chronologically.
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None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
520 2
The collection provides a general overview of the Armwood family's numerous accomplishments and professional and personal activities. Birth, marriage, and death certificates are included as well as photographs, correspondences, legal documents, military service records, newspaper clippings, brochures and other printed materials, diaries, manuscripts, and speeches.
524
Armwood Family papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
541
Hazel Armwood Orsley, Burnie H. Orsley, and John H. Armwood
c Donation
d 1991
545
In 1866, the Armwood family settled near the Alafia River in Seffner, FL. Over the years, the family played a major role in the social and political development of Hillsborough County, especially as related to the area's African American community. In 1878, family patriarch Levin N. Armwood, Jr. (1854 - 1936) married Margaret Holloman (1862 - 1936), the daughter of Hillsborough County pioneer Adam Holloman. Levin and Margaret Armwood had five children: Walter Adam (1879 - 1944), Idella (1881 - 1968), James (1883 - 1889), Henry (1884 - 1885), and Blanche (1890 - 1939). A citrus-grower by trade, Levin Armwood, Jr. served as Hillsborough County's first African-American deputy sheriff, Supervisor of County Roads, and Postmaster; he was also the first African-American police officer for the city of Tampa. In 1914, along with his son Walter, Levin Armwood opened the Gem Drugstore on Central Avenue- the first African-American owned drugstore in Tampa. One of the most widely recognized members of the Armwood family, Blanche, is regarded as one of Hillsborough County's most prominent women of the early 20th century. An educator and speaker who rose to national heights, Blanche Armwood began her professional career as a teacher for Tampa's African-American schools. In 1914, the same year that her family opened the Gem, Blanche was contacted by the Tampa Gas Company to serve as a demonstrator. Later that year, Armwood established the Tampa School of Household Arts, where African-American women and girls learned domestic science skills. She served as principal, instructor and course developer for the school and eventually established a sister school, the New Orleans School of Domestic Science, in Louisiana. Based on Armwood's success, other domestic science schools were established in Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina. Other significant accomplishments of Blanche Armwood include appointment as Supervisor of Negro Schools for Hillsborough County (1926 - 1934) and co-founder and first executive secretary of the Tampa Urban League. In 1985, Armwood Senior High School was dedicated in her honor.
600
Armwood, Blanche
Armwood, Walter
Armwood, Walter
x Correspondence
Armwood family
Armwood family
Correspondence
Armwood family
Genealogy
610
Tampa School of Household Arts
Tampa Urban League (Tampa, Fla.)
651
Florida
Genealogy
v Periodicals
Tampa (Fla.)
Tampa (Fla.)
z Politics and government
4 856 u http://digital.lib.usf.edu/?u29.028-a18-ead




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