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Gilliam, Nancy T. (Judge), Papers

 Collection — Container: M2000-06
Identifier: M2000-06

Scope and Contents

Personal papers, 1982-1999, of Nancy T. Gilliam, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, awards and certificates, and other materials concerning her professional career in the courts. Includes application files and vita for judicial appointments, histories of judges and court personnel for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Okaloosa Counties (1900-1999), speeches given by Judge Gilliam, oral histories with prominent attorneys, materials concerning the First Judicial Circuit Court procedure and the organization of the Family Law Division. Other materials relate to the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, judicial evaluations, the Pensacola Business Times newspaper of spouse, Tom Gilliam, and service on the University of West Florida faculty.

Oral histories concern Phillip Beall, E. Dixie Beggs, J. McHenry Jones, and Ernest E. Mason. Other key individuals involved in correspondence or in materials about them include William B. Anderson, Henry Bellinger, Myra Bradwell, Lacey Collier, Tom Gilliam, Tom Gilliam, Jr., William J. Green, Major B. Harding, Charlie Johnson (Escambia County sheriff), and Richard Hill Merritt, Sr.


Judge Nancy Gilliam helped found the Legal Administration Program at the University of West Florida where she worked until her 1988 appointment as Circuit Court Judge. She was keenly interested in the history of the court system in West Florida, reflected by compilations of court personnel for the various counties and oral history interviews with prominent attorneys.


  • Created: 1982-1999
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2000


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, dependent on our compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, HIPPA requirements, donor agreements and other applicable state and federal statutes. Occasionally we may need to review a collection before permitting immediate access.

None, although some of the correspondence does include appeals from prisoners, letters from families affected by judicial decisions, adoptions, and similar judicial-related actions.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials is prohibited. Permission may be granted by the Special Collections Librarian for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc. In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyright materials or materials for which title is not owned by the institution. Recent revisions in the U.S. Copyright Law extended the copyright of correspondence, letters, and other personal papers to the life of the author plus seventy years.


976.00 items

Arrangement Note


Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nancy T. Gilliam, 2000

Processing Information

Revised 03/29/2002

Cataloged 03/07/2001
Gilliam, Nancy T. (Judge), Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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