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Jensen Beach Campus Records

Identifier: UA-JBC009

Scope and Contents

The Jensen Beach Campus Records consist primarily of administrative documents regarding the Jensen Beach Campus. While there are news articles in the collection, the majority of the documents in the collection are internal reports and memorandums among the administrative faculty. The documents relate to the acquisition of the Jensen Beach Campus from St. Joseph College, the transfer of students, courses, faculty, and inventory from the campus to the Melbourne Campus, the closure of the Jensen Beach Campus, and its eventual sale. The collection is divided into four series, related to the acquisition, transfer, sale, and operation of the Jensen Beach Campus respectively. The majority of the collection relates specifically to the Jensen Beach Campus transfer, with many of the documents within that series being correspondence between faculty of the Jensen Beach Campus and the administration of FIT. The records of the Jensen Beach Campus are largely limited to the purchase, closure, and sale of the campus by FIT. Because of this, only a small number of documents have been collected that describe the normal operation of the campus.


  • Majority of material found within 1977-1998 , 2001 extent.


Language of Materials

English, Spanish

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Some files are restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of these materials is held by Florida Tech and others. It is the responsibility of the user to determine and satisfy copyright. Users must seek written permission from both the Harry P. Weber University Archives and the original copyright holder regarding use of the material and to distribute, publish, post, or display in any way either in print or electronically.

Biographical / Historical

The Jensen Beach Campus was used by Florida Institute of Technology starting in 1972/1973 for classes in the fields of Oceanography, Marine Sciences, and Applied Technology, mostly for the School of marine and Environmental technology (SOMET). Classes at the campus continued until 1986, when the campus was closed due to a financial deficit. In the years that followed the classes that were taught at Jensen Beach were transferred to the Melbourne campus and the inventory at the Jensen Beach Campus was either transferred to the Melbourne campus or sold to third parties. During the 1990s FIT attempted to sell the Jensen Beach Campus with limited success. Ultimately, the campus was sold in parts to many parties, and was used for many different things, including a retirement home and a park. The entirety of the campus had been sold by 1998.


1.34 Cubic Feet (3 Boxes, 36 folders.)


These records contain administrative documents related to the acquisition, closure, and sale of the Jensen Beach Campus by the Florida Institute of Technology from 1977 to 2001 as well as some documents related to the operation of the campus. The records are held within three boxes and takes up 1.34 cubic feet.


The collection has been arranged to the file unit level. The files within series 1, 2, 3, and 4 are in alphabetical order, and either original order or chronological order at the item level. The collection has been divided into four series:

Series 1: Jensen Beach Campus Acquisition, 1971-1973

Series 2: Jensen Beach Campus Transition, 1985-1988

Series 3: Jensen Beach Campus Sale, 1989-2000

Series 4: Jensen Beach Campus Operation, 1972-1976


No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Department of Marine and Environmental Systems Records.

Related Materials

The Ocean and Engineering Science Records contain related material on the programs at Jensen Beach. Jensen Beach "Leviathan" yearbooks exist in the archives from 1974-1982.

Finding Aid of the Jensen Beach Campus Records
Micah Crawford
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Repository Details

Part of the Harry P. Weber University Archives Repository

Evans Library
Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Blvd.
Melbourne FL 32901-6975 USA
(321) 724-2559 (Fax)