Significant Documents

Significant Documents provide images of historically significant documents from the State Library and Archives of Florida's collections. These documents represent some of the formative events in Florida history and offer an important resource to researchers and students.

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World War II to the Present

Captain Colin P. Kelly

Captain Colin P. Kelly

Captain Colin P. Kelly from: Governor (1941-1945: Holland), Correspondence, 1941-1945 (Series S 406, Box 63, FF 9).

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Midwifery

Midwifery

Midwifery from: State Board of Health, Midwife Program Files, 1924-1975 (Series S 904 Box 1, FF6, FF2).

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Blackout orders for Palm Beach, Florida

Blackout orders for Palm Beach, Florida

Blackout orders for Palm Beach, Florida from: State Defense Council, Subject Files, 1940-1946, Holland, Spessard L. - Governor (1942) (Series S 419, Box 25).

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Office of War Information Document on Rationing

Office of War Information Document on Rationing

Office of War Information Document on Rationing from: State Defense Council, Subject Files, 1940-1946, Rationing Board, Local (Series S 419, Box 41).

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World War II Posters, ca. 1942-1944

World War II Posters, ca. 1942-1944

World War II Posters, ca. 1942-1944 from: State Defense Council, Posters, ca. 1942-1944 (Series S 1205).

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Blanding, Albert Hazan, 1876-1970

Blanding, Albert Hazan, 1876-1970

Blanding, Albert Hazan, 1876-1970 from: Blanding, Albert Hazan, Papers, 1917-1958, Correspondence (incoming) - 1919-1958 (Collection M87-46, Box 1).

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Governor Millard F. Caldwell Telegram

Governor Millard F. Caldwell Telegram

Governor Millard F. Caldwell Telegram Dated August 13, 1945, Urging President Harry S. Truman Not to Accept Anything Less than the Unconditional Surrender of Japan; Truman's Note of Reply Dated August 14, 1945, the Day Japan Agreed to Surrender from: Governor Caldwell (1945-1949) Correspondence, Series 576.

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V-J Day proclamation, 1945

V-J Day proclamation, 1945

V-J Day Proclamation, 1945 from: Division of Elections, Proclamations and Executive Orders, 1845-1995 (Series S 13, Volume 15).

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Rev. C.K. Steele, Gov. LeRoy Collins, and the 1956 Bus Boycott

Rev. C.K. Steele, Gov. LeRoy Collins, and the 1956 Bus Boycott

Rev. C.K. Steele, Gov. LeRoy Collins, and the 1956 Bus Boycott from: Governor (1955-1961: Collins), Correspondence, 1955-1961 (Series S 776, Box 33).

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Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957

Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957

Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957 from: Acts of the Territorial Legislature and Acts of the Legislature, 1822-Present (Series S 222).

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Gideon v. Wainwright

Gideon v. Wainwright

Gideon v. Wainwright from: Florida Supreme Court case files (S. 49, Box 2780, Case 31116).

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Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan

Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan

Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan from: Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, Records, 1954-1965 (Series S 1486, Box 1, FF 6).

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Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment by the Florida Legislature, 1969

Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment by the Florida Legislature, 1969

Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment by the Florida Legislature, 1969 from: Acts of the Territorial Legislature and Acts of the Legislature 1822-Present (Series S 222).

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Equal Rights Amendment

Equal Rights Amendment

Equal Rights Amendment from: Smathers, Bruce A., Papers, 1970-1974, (Collection M75-93, Box 16)/ Goovernor's Commission on the Status of Women, Records, 1974-1985 (Series S 79, Box 5).

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Governor Charlie Crist's Clemency Board Notes on the Restoration of Felon Civil Rights, 2007

Governor Charlie Crist's Clemency Board Notes on the Restoration of Felon Civil Rights, 2007

Governor Charlie Crist's Clemency Board Notes on the Restoration of Felon Civil Rights, 2007 from: Florida. Governor 2007: Crist (Series S 2068).

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