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Material Information

Title:
IMC Agrico Phosphate Company Collection
Physical Description:
7.46 : (11 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
IMC-Agrico Company

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Mines and mineral resources—Florida   ( lcsh )
Phosphate mines and mining—Florida   ( lcsh )
Pierce (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The collection includes annual and semi-annual reports, memos, property holding records, inventories, histories, correspondence, memoranda, and publications (1903 to the 1920s).  Photographs (1904 to c. 1972) depict company structures and mining and dredging operations in Florida.  Also includes records of the white and negro public schools in the “company town” of Pierce (1936-1943).
Preferred Citation:
IMC Agrico-Phosphate Company collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Vernon Peeples
Biographical:
Companies began mining phosphate in Florida for commercial use in the 1890s. By the turn of the century, numerous companies were in operation, with a heavy concentration in central Florida and especially what is modern the modern Polk, Hillsborough, and Peace River Area.  IMC-Agrico was formed by the merger of International Minerals and Chemical Company and the American Agricultural Chemical Company. Due to poor transportation and the isolation of the phosphate mines from urban centers, the phosphate industry built and ran company towns for their employees. Extensive records of Pierce, Brewster, Nichols, Tiger Bay and other “company towns” are also included in this collection. By 1913, Florida was responsible for more than 80% of the total United States production and roughly 20% of world production of hard rock and land pebble phosphate.

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 [url=http://www.copyright.gov/][u]http://www.copyright.gov/[/u][/url] for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - I01
usfldc handle - u29.100-i01-ead
System ID:
SFS0031917:00001


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Companies began mining phosphate in Florida for commercial use in the 1890s. By the turn of the century, numerous companies were in operation, with a heavy concentration in central Florida and especially what is modern the modern Polk, Hillsborough, and Peace River Area.  IMC-Agrico was formed by the merger of International Minerals and Chemical Company and the American Agricultural Chemical Company. Due to poor transportation and the isolation of the phosphate mines from urban centers, the phosphate industry built and ran company towns for their employees. Extensive records of Pierce, Brewster, Nichols, Tiger Bay and other company towns are also included in this collection. By 1913, Florida was responsible for more than 80% of the total United States production and roughly 20% of world production of hard rock and land pebble phosphate.
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Preferred Citation:
IMC Agrico-Phosphate Company collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Scope and Contents
The collection includes annual and semi-annual reports, memos, property holding records, inventories, histories, correspondence, memoranda, and publications (1903 to the 1920s).  Photographs (1904 to c. 1972) depict company structures and mining and dredging operations in Florida.  Also includes records of the white and negro public schools in the company town of Pierce (1936-1943).
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Detailed List of Contents
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LABEL 1 Oversized Ledgers and Accounting Books
1899- 1921
Scope and Contents
Various ompanies and their phosphate company towns
c02 otherlevel
id64949
container Box 1
Oversized Reports and Accounting Books
c03 item
id64950
1
Pebbledale Phosphate Company
1911- 1921
Scope and Contents
Pebbledale, Florida- Inventory Book which Includes Buildings and Equipment in Company Town (White and Negro housing given separate considerations)- Includes Detailed Photos of Inventory
id64952
1
American Agricultural Chemical Company
1911- 1921
Scope and Contents
Pierce, Florida- Inventory Books which Includes Buildings and Equipment in Company Town-(White and Negro housing given separate considerations)-  Includes Detailed Photos of Inventory
id64954
2
Oversized Property Book
id64955
2
American Agricultural Chemical Company- Descriptive Ledger of All Company Property
1923- 1935
Scope and Contents
(Charlotte, Desoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk Counties)
id64956
3
Oversized Annual Report Books
id64957
3
Annual Reports Books- Peace River Mining Company
1907-1910
id64958
3
Annual Reports Books- Peace River Mining Company
1907-1910
id64959
3
Annual Reports Books- Peace River Mining Company
1907-1910
id64960
3
Annual Reports Books- Peace River Mining Company
1907-1910
id64963
3
American Agricultural Chemical Company
1899-1903
Scope and Contents
Entire Ledger of Company Inventory, Stock Holdings (Includes Shareholders in Company), Property, Businesses, and Plants in the United States
id64964
4
Oversized Accounting Books
id64965
4
Phosphate Rock Department-Tiger Bay Village, Florida
1911- 1921
Scope and Contents
Inventory Book which Includes Buildings and Equipment in Company- Includes Detailed Photos of Inventory
id64966
4
Phosphate Rock Department-Tiger Bay Village, Florida
1911- 1921
Scope and Contents
Inventory Book which Includes Buildings and Equipment in Company- Includes Detailed Photos of Inventory
id64967
4
Phosphate Rock Department-Tiger Bay Village, Florida
1911- 1921
Scope and Contents
Inventory Book which Includes Buildings and Equipment in Company- Includes Detailed Photos of Inventory
id64968
4
Phosphate Rock Department-Tiger Bay Village, Florida
1911- 1921
Scope and Contents
Inventory Book which Includes Buildings and Equipment in Company- Includes Detailed Photos of Inventory
id64969
5
IMC Agrico General Papers
file
id64970
5
Folder 1
Mining and Manufacture: A Summary of Operations at Pierce, Florida
1960s
id64971
5
2
History of Agrico
id64972
5
3
History of the Phosphate Industry and their methods
id64973
5
4
Various Phosphate Company Transactions
1890s
id64974
5
5
Miscellaneous Property Lists and Papers
id64978
2 Pierce School Files
id64980
6
Oversized Pierce School Files
Scope and Contents
The Agrico Phosphate Company leased school buildings to the county and contributed funds for various projects. Records include teacher hirings, separate listed accomadations for white and negro students/teachers, infrastructure repairs, rents and teacher applications.
id64981
6
School Finances
July 1938- 42
id64982
6
Pierce School General File
1936- 42
id64983
6
Teacher Applications
1936- 42
id64985
3 IMC Agrico Photos
id64986
7
Photos
1900- 1960s
id64987
7
1
Pierce, Polk County Florida
id64988
7
2
Washer #10
id64989
7
3
Mining Operations
id64990
7
4
Aerial Views
id64991
7
5
Draglines
id64992
7
6
Dredges
id64993
7
7
Fossils
id64994
7
8
Unidentified People
id64995
7
9
Drying Bins and Plant
id64996
7
10
Gas Plant
id64997
7
11
Pebbledale Phosphate
1908- 09
id64998
7
12
Tiger Bay Phosphate
1904
id64999
7
13
Pumps
id65000
7
14
Prospecting
id65001
7
15
Railroads
id65002
7
16
Southern Phosphate Corporation Office- Ridgewood
id65003
7
17
Washers
id65004
7
18
Reclamation
id65005
7
19
Peace River Phosphate Company- Arcadia- plant burned down
1908
id65007
7
20
Construction of Dry Bins
1920- 21
id65008
7
21
Washers
1920s- 1930s
id65009
7
22
South Pierce
id65010
8
Photos
1900s- 1960s
id65012
8
1
Visit of Agrico to Pierce, Florida Operations- October 1964
id65013
8
2
Blytheville, Arkansas Plant Photos
id65014
8
3
Orange Grove Reclamation
id65015
8
4
Boyette
id65016
8
5
Power Plant Stacks- Tampa Electric Company
id65017
8
6
Diesel Locomotives
id65018
8
7
Forestry
id65019
8
8
Fossils
id65020
8
9
Negatives of Pierce
id65022
8
10
Agrico Promotional Displays
id65023
8
11
Village Scenes
id65024
8
12
Colored Quarter
id65025
8
13
Derailed Locomotive
1920
id65026
8
14
Orangepark
id65028
8
15
Draglines
id65029
8
16
Plant Scenes
id65030
8
17
Paynes Creek
id65031
8
18
Hammermill
id65032
8
19
Fertilizer Plant
id65033
8
20
Hurricane Donna
id65035
9
Photos
1900s- 1960s
id65036
9
1
Reclaimed Citrus Grove Planted
1916
id65037
9
2
Mining and Dredging
1920s- 1960s
id65038
9
3
Construction of Power Plant
1919
id65040
9
4
Tiger Bay
id65041
9
5
Pierce Office Operations
1907
id65042
9
6
Agrico Parade Floats
id65043
9
7
Washers
id65044
9
8
Pumps
id65045
9
9
Settling Areas
id65046
9
10
Indian Rocks Employee Vacation Home
1930s
id65048
9
11
First Electric Pumping Station
1919
id65049
9
12
Prospecting
id65050
9
13
Dragline
id65051
9
14
Palmetto Plant
id65052
10
Miscellaneous Photos
1920s- 1960s
id65053
11
Miscellaneous Photos
1920s- 1960s