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Founded at UF in 1945. Previously a private collection in Pensacola (date of origin 1892). Created by P.K. Yonge and his son Julien Yonge. Especially strong in the colonial history of Florida and in 19th century history. Extent: 33,000 books and periodicals; 2,500 historic maps of Florida; 10,000 brochures and pamphlets; extensive postcard and photo collection; with manuscripts division, hundreds of unpublished collections, records, diaries, etc. on Florida.
Founded in 1856 and in continuous operation since 1902. Private not-for-profit and the official state historical society. Runs the largest annual conference on state history. Publishes "The Florida Historical Quarterly." Produces the PBS radio program "Florida Frontiers." Sponsors awards for books, articles, and other scholarly work. Headquarters and research library are in Coca, Florida.
Created 1967. Repository for the official government records of Florida as well as private and family papers. Single largest archive in the state. Online photo archive of 170,000 photos. Has digitized highly used collections for use online.
Based at the University of West Florida. Comprehensive coverage of the history of the Panhandle and those sections of colonial West Florida that are now part of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Especially strong on Pensacola history. Created the Panton Leslie Collection on early Indian trade.
Founded 1976. Home to 500,000 records and documents, especially important in the history of education in Florida, but covers many aspect of the African American experience: arts, literature, business, sports, politics.
Main floor of the Pace Library. Strong collection in the development of Jacksonville and North Florida. Houses Eartha M.M. White Collection and others important in history of civil rights and philanthropy.
Contains the Florida Studies Collections. Strong regional focus on Tampa-St. Petersburg. Areas of major focus include civil rights, African-American experience, Florida-Cuba relations, cigar-making industry. Good online access to many collections.