Researchers should properly cite or credit all items found on Florida Memory when using them in a blog, website, research paper, publication, or other medium. The following guide lists our suggested formats for citations and credit lines. Consult a style guide for more detailed information on specific citation formats.
Caption photos and recordings with a line crediting the State Archives of Florida and the photographer or creator if known. If you are using the material for a blog, website, or other digital presentation, we also ask that you provide a link to the item on Florida Memory.
Citation: Photo by Alvan Harper, courtesy of State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.
If you are using documents from Florida Memory for a publication, thesis, or research paper, we suggest using the same format you would use if you had viewed the item in the Archives in person. You should, however, add a URL with an access date to the end of your citation.
Check out the Archives’ Guidelines for Citing Archival Sources (PDF) for more information on constructing citations.
Example: A letter from Albert S. Chalker to Martha Ann Bardin dated October 12, 1864 in the Albert S. Chalker Papers.
To cite the collection in a bibliography:
Albert S. Chalker Papers. Collection M72-11. State Archives of Florida.