Guide to Military Records and the Wartime Experience

at the State Archives of Florida


Collection Development

The State Archives of Florida actively seeks to expand its holdings in the area of military history and wartime experiences. Relevant collections include the records of individuals, families, social organizations, businesses or other non-public entities that document the personal, social and economic experiences of military members and their families. The Archives welcomes donations in the area of military history, with the understanding that the collections will be made accessible to the public. The Archives also welcomes suggestions regarding possible acquisitions and the documentation of the wartime experiences of people in Florida.

All potential acquisitions are reviewed by staff to ensure that they conform to the guidelines outlined in the Archives' Collection Development Policy. In general, the Archives will accept records in a wide variety of formats, including paper originals, microfilm, photographs, audio and video recordings, and digital. The Archives does not collect artifacts, newspapers, or materials not related to Florida, nor does the Archives purchase collections. For further information, comments or suggestions, contact the Archives' Collections Management staff at:

Florida Department of State
Bureau of Archives and Records Management
Mail Station 9E
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Phone 850.245.6750 (select option 5)
Email: [email protected]


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