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Florida Tech's Secret History

Florida Tech professor and historian Gordon PattersonDocumentation for the Secret History series comes from the Keuper Scrapbooks, photograph collection, and university papers in the Harry P. Weber University Archives and Special Collections, John H. Evans Library, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla. The author of Secret History is Gordon Patterson, Ph.D., a specialist in environmental history and the history of science and technology. Professor Patterson is widely regarded as Florida Tech’s historian and his book, “Florida Institute of Technology,” published in 2000, showcases the schools’ extraordinary history.