THE OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE BOYS ORGANIZATION

USF SURVEY

                                           USF SURVEY - CLOTHING QUESTIONNAIRE

TO ALL WHITE HOUSE BOYS AT FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR BOYS IN THE 1950s and 1960s.  PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING, THEN  COMPLETE THE SURVEY AND MAIL IT TO PROFESSOR ERIN KIMMERLE AT USF AT THIS ADDRESS:

 Erin H. Kimmerle, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor of Anthropology
 University of South Florida
 4202 E. Fowler Ave., SOC 107
 Tampa, FL 33620-8100
 USA
 
Letter from Professor Kimmerle:

Hope you are all doing well!  

As we work through the identification process, we are trying to use artifacts and things we find to date the burials.

At different times in the school’s history, uniforms and clothing was issued to boys and made on site. Eventually boys were able to wear clothing from home.   It is possible that in the earlier years, we can date some burials based on the types and styles of buttons/buckles, etc. 

We are asking anyone who may remember school issued clothing to share their insight about it in hopes of putting together a timeline that we can reference for dating/identification.  Also, to establish exactly when the school stopped making its own clothing and/or allowed clothes from home to be used.  

We are also using historic images – but we are reaching out to you to ask for information that you remember or clothing as you wore it. Please share this with everyone you think may be able to help. We are especially interested in hearing from guys who were there in 1950s.

I included a word doc – so you can answer questions on that or print and send back to me – whichever is easiest for you. (Webmaster's note: You may wish to print out the .pdf file instead, or copy and paste the questionnaire below into any program you wish)


Thanks so much for your help!      

Erin


Erin H. Kimmerle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., SOC 107
Tampa, FL 33620-8100
USA
(t) 813.974.5139, (f) 813.974.2668
kimmerle@usf.edu
Forensic Anthropology Laboratory:
www.icfahr.usf.edu

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Clothing Questionnaire

  1. What year or dates were you at Dozier? _______________________________________  

  1. Was your clothing from home or issued by the school? Home or State Issued

If clothing issued from the school - - -

    1. Did everyone wear the same type/style of clothing? Yes No Unknown

    2. Did they manufacture your clothing at the school? Yes No Unknown

    3. Did they make the buttons at the school? Yes No Unknown

    4. Were the pants blue jeans or another material? ______________________

    5. Did the pants have buttons on the legs (i.e. cargo pants): Yes No Unknown

    6. Were the pants zipper or button fly? Zipper Button Fly   

  1. Buttons

    1. Did shirt have buttons? Yes No Unknown

    2. Did shirt have buttons on collar? Yes No Unknown

    3. Did shirt have buttons on sleeves/cuffs? Yes No Unknown

    4. How many buttons on the shirt? ________________

    5. Did you have long and short sleeve shirts or only long sleeve? _____________________   

  1. What material were buttons made of?

    1. Silver metal? Yes No Unknown

    2. Copper? Yes No Unknown

    3. Ceramic? Yes No Unknown

    4. Bone? Yes No Unknown

    5. Plastic? Yes No Unknown  

  1. Belts

    1. Was everyone issued a belt? Yes No Unknown

    2. Was the belt fabric or leather? Yes No Unknown

    3. Did the belt have metal rivets? Yes No Unknown

  2. Did anyone there ever ware suspenders? Yes No Unknown

  3. What type of shoes did you wear? ______________________________________  

  1. Any other comments or description about clothing?

 CLICK HERE for the survey in an MS Word Document (You can fill it out on your computer, then print or email back to Professor Kimmerle at the address above.)

CLICK HERE  for the survey in a PDF Document (You can print, then fill out and mail to Professor Kimmerle)

WHEN YOUR SURVEY IS COMPLETED, PLEASE MAIL TO:

Erin H. Kimmerle, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor of Anthropology
 University of South Florida
 4202 E. Fowler Ave., SOC 107
 Tampa, FL 33620-8100
 USA


OR EMAIL TO:
  kimmerle@usf.edu

 

 

 

 

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