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LeBaron Family Papers

 Collection — Container: 4 boxes
Identifier: M1975-12-##fsv

Scope and Contents

Leonard LeBaron's papers include his reports as city electrician, 1907-1914, 1931-1933; papers relating to the city's purchase of a radio station in 1925; poetry and materials on his various inventions and patents.

  &nnsp; Rev. Earle LeBaron joined the Roman Catholic priesthood but resigned from the Church in 1932; he later married and divorced, served in other denominations and as an acting chaplain, U.S. Navy, taught at East Carolina College and conducted a radio program in Greenville, North Carolina. His papers cover his strained relations with the Roman Catholic Church and later the Episcopal Church, especially over leaving the church, marrying, and divorce. Other materials cover his activities against integration, involvement with the National States' Rights movement, the Socialist Party, the Association of Citizens' Councils, and the Pensacola White Citizens Council. With additional publications, 1952-1972, about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Communist threat to America. With correspondence of Rev. LeBaron with Bishop Toolen and others, 1925, and an undated genealogical sketch of the LeBaron family of Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola.


  • created: 1906-1972
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1920-1970
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1975


Conditions Governing Access

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

  &nnsp; Researchers may use excerpts from collections provided credit is given to the University Archives and West Florida History Center, UWF Libraries.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials by users is prohibited. Permission may be granted by the University Archivist or his/her designee for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc. In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyrighted 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.


1.43 Cubic Feet

Includes correspondence to Earle from family members including Leonard (father), Elma (wife), Grace (daughter), and Olivia (sister). Olivia's letters describe life in Buenos Aires. other_unmapped

Language of Materials



Correspondence, 1920-1970, of Rev. Earle Robert LeBaron (1900‑1972) and papers, 1907-1936, of his father Leonard LeBaron (1855-1943), former city electrician of Pensacola. 1907-1933.

Arrangement Note

Chronological; publications of anticommunist and segregation organizations at end of collection.

Source of Acquisition

Unknown ("antique shop")

Method of Acquisition


LeBaron Family Papers
Dean DeBolt; Melissa Gonzalez; Joshua Broxson.
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Repository Details

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

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