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Portraits of the US Presidents, First Ladies and Other Notable Figures

Identifier: SP-US Presidents

Scope and Contents

Originally collected by President Hamilton Holt, this is a collection of engravings on the US presidents from George Washington to Ronald Reagan, as well as first ladies and other notable figures in history. As many of those portraits bear authentic signatures, the set was put in archival storage after the Olin Library was dedicated in 1985.


  • Created: 1776-1980

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted access

Conditions Governing Use

Rollins College Archives


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Arrangement Note

Arranged by chronological order in four series: portraits of the US presidents, portraits of first ladies, other notable figures, and framed portraits, photos, letters and art works from the estate of Hamilton Holt and transferred from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Physical Access Requirements

Most of the engravings have some foxing.

Method of Acquisition

The collection was initially donated to Rollins by President Hamilton Holt in 1931, and was carried on by later college administrations until the construction of Olin Library and the renovation of the Mills Memorial Center in the 1980s.

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Repository Details

Part of the Rollins College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Rollins College Box 2744
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park 32789-4499 US