Daytona State College Collection

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Daytona State College Collection

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DSC Collection


New Smyrna Beach (Fla.)
Daytona State College (Fla.)


Collection of digital images, documents, and other records contributed by the New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater campus of Daytona State College. Items in the collection focus on the history of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

In 1758, the first European settlers arrived in present-day New Smyrna Beach and Dr. Andrew Turnbull established the colony of New Smyrna. Most of the colony's settlers were from Greece, Italy, and Minorca, Spain. Turnbull planned for the town to produce hemp, sugarcane, indigo, and rum, but the colony quickly collapsed due to insect-born diseases and raids by nearby Native American tribes. Most of the survivors resettled in St. Augustine.

In 1887, New Smyrna was incorporated. In 1892, Henry Morrison Flagler expanded his Florida East Coast Railway to the area, sparking growth in the city. During the Prohibition of the 1920s, New Smyrna served as a site for moonshine stills and hideouts for rum-runners. In 1947, the city was renamed New Smyrna Beach when it annexed Coronado Beach.

Is Part Of

Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
New Smyrna Beach Collection, Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.






Daytona State College-New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Contributing Project

History Skill Building Project 2013, School for Behavior and Social Sciences, Daytona State College


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History of Daytona State College." Daytona State College.
Sweett, Lawrence J. New Smyrna Beach. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2006.
"History." City of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Cumiskey, Kate. Surfing in New Smyrna Beach. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2010.

Collection Items

An oral history with Diane Yeaton, President of the Board of Trustees of the Marine Discovery Center, located at 520 Barracuda Boulevard in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Yeaton migrated to New Smyrna Beach from Rhode Island in 2002. The Marine Discovery…

An oral history with Sally Mackay, former mayor of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and founder of the Hub on Canal, located at 132 Canal Street. Mackay migrated to Central Florida from Great Britain in 1973. In November of 2007, she was elected Mayor of…

An oral history with Thomas D. Wright, a surfer and lawyer with Wright, Casey & Stowers, P.L. in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Wright was born in Florida on April 8, 1951. Other topics discussed in the oral history include growing up in New Smyrna…

An oral history with Kem McNair, a surfer, artist, musician, photographer, and owner of McNair Computer Arts LLC in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Born on December 27, 1952, McNair moved from southern Georgia to Central Florida around 1962. He learned to…

An oral history with Matt Clancy, a surfer and the owner of Clancy's Mexican Cantina. Clancy moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, in 1962 when his father, a member of the United States Air Force, relocated to Central Florida. Clancy began teaching…
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