Guide to the Dominecker/Dominicker Settlement Collection

Guide to the Dominecker/Dominicker Settlement Collection

Record Group 048

Date Span ca. 1936-42

Extent 3 file folders

Historical Sketch Domineckers/Dominickers settled in Holmes County, Florida, between Westville and Ponce de Leon.  The families were considered "mixed" (Black, White, and Indian).  Whites refused to consider Domineckers as white, and Domineckers refused to consider themselves to be black, though they used black public facilities and coaches.  Their children were not allowed to attend white schools, a grammar school was later established for them by the State.  The Dominecker/Dominicker "name" was established around 1860, supposedly from a child custody case.

Scope / Content Consists of Photocopies of microfilmed typescripts of information about the so-called "Dominecker" or "Dominicker" settlement of Holmes County, Florida.  Originally produced by Federal Writers' Project of the WPA for the State of Florida.  Also contains a hard-copy download of WPA-produced pamphlet about itself and one 3.5" diskette of the documents in various e-formats.

Provenance:  Typescript produced by Federal Writers' Project of the WPA for the State of Florida, ca 1936-1942.  Microfilmed by SOLINET/ACERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-21089); SOL MN05298.12 FUG.  Photocopies provided to The Wiregrass Archives by Dr. James Cusick, Smathers Library, University of Florida.  Transcribed by Tina Bernath, edited by Dr. Marty Olliff.  "Questions and Answers About the WPA" pamphlet downloaded by Tina Bernath, 10-06-2005 from

Processing Notes:  NOTE typescripts use different spelling of settlement name.

Preferred Citation:  Dominecker Settlement Collection, RG048.  The Wiregrass Archives, Troy University--Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access:  Open

Date processed:   10-05-2005 

Processed By: TB

INVENTORY  [Links to pdf copies of files]

048-05-0427-File-001:  "Dominecker Settlement" (six pages) photocopy of microfilmed typescript + transcription + diskette

048-05-0427-File-002:  "Dominicker Settlement" (one page) typescript copy + transcription

048-05-0427-File 003:  Pamphlet, "Questions and Answers on the WPA"