On February 4, 1931, Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948) established a ground speed record of 245 miles per hour at Daytona Beach.
PR09069 Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird II: Daytona Beach, Florida (1931)
These images of Key West are from the Dale McDonald collection. Firefighter and photographer Dale McDonald was born in Key West, Florida, on October 2, 1949. McDonald began taking photographs while a student at Key West High School. After graduation in 1968, McDonald enlisted in the United States Air Force.
Today we launch the Florida Memory blog in the spirit of our mandate to make resources from the State Library and Archives of Florida available to the public.
We will highlight interesting photos, incoming collections, documents, events in Florida history, and also discuss issues that arise from preserving and ensuring access to such exciting materials. Our sound archivist will stop by to give behind-the-scenes accounts of the preservation and digitization of audio recordings. Perhaps he will share the story of saving deteriorating open reel tapes with a food dehydrator.
We hope you will join us in promoting the study of Florida’s rich history and culture.