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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: N2017- 5
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Title, Dates: Alice Wilder photographic collection, 1925-1970.
Amount: 0.25 cubic ft.
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Biographical/Historical:     Alice Stewart Wilder, born Alice Lucille Stewart on July 14, 1921, was raised in Tampa, Florida, by her parents William and Catherine Stewart. A graduate of H.B. Plant High School in 1938, she married John Wilder on May 19, 1944, and moved to California. She died on December 18, 2001, in Mission Viejo, California.

    John Robert Wilder was born on November 11, 1916, in Americus, Georgia, to Edwin and Marilu Wilder. Raised in Tampa, Florida, he graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1935. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a B-17 pilot.  He was stationed in England and flew missions over Germany. He died on August 7, 1995, in Bakersfield, California.

Summary:     This collection consists of photographs collected by Alice Wilder and John Wilder from circa 1925 to 1970. The photographs document Wilder's travels, friends and family. Places, events and people documented in the photographs include the Gasparilla Festival and parade, Clearwater Beach, Ballast Point, Hialeah, Governor Fred Cone riding in a car during a parade, and trips to northern states and Death Valley.
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Ownership/Custodial History: Karen Calzago sent the photographs, which she found while cleaning out her grandmother's house, to the Society of Florida Archivisits (SFA) in March 2017. Since SFA is not a collecting institution, they sent the photographs to the State Archives of Florida.
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Subject Access Fields: Cone, Fred P. 1871-1948 (Frederick Preston),
Parades
Travel Florida.
Beaches Florida
Photographs. aat
Clearwater (Fla.)
Hialeah (Fla.)
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