Additional Local and State Resources

Museums, Libraries and Archives

State Archives of Florida and Florida Photographic Collection: The State Archives is the official repository for state government records. The collections also include private manuscripts, local government records, folklife materials, genealogical resources, and other items. The Photographic Collection includes a quarter-million images and more than 2,000 movies and videotapes. Selected photographs, documents, audio and video resources from the State Archives of Florida are available online through the Florida Memory website.
R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399–0250

State Library of Florida and the Florida Collection: The State Library’s collections include more than one million circulating books, reference materials, state and federal documents and regulations, and audiovisual materials. The Florida Collection includes 60,000 books, manuscripts, maps, memorabilia, and periodicals pertaining to the state.
R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399–0250


Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum: Digitized materials relating to the history and culture of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Search Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Online Collections.

Alachua County Clerk of the Court Archives: Historic property, marriage, and legal records from Alachua County, Florida.

Alachua County Library District

  • Historic Collection: Approximately 1100 historical photographs from the Alachua County Florida area, including local landmarks, portraits, historic maps, community events and natural disasters.

Boynton Beach City Library: Historical resources relating to Boynton Beach and the surrounding communities in Palm Beach County.

Bureau of Archaeological Research, Division of Historical Resources: The Bureau conducts research, prepares reports, develops programs, and curates the state’s collection of artifacts from archaeological sites.
R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399–0250

Claude Pepper Library: The Pepper Library, archives, and museum preserve and interpret the collections of former state and U.S. Senator Claude Pepper, providing a full record of 20th century politics in Florida and the nation.
636 W. Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32302

Florida Association of Museums (FAM): The FAM website is ideal for locating museums and historical sites in Florida.
P. O. Box 10951, Tallahassee, FL 32302

Florida Folklife Program, Division of Historical Resources: The Florida Folklife Program documents and presents folklife, folklore, and folk arts of the state. The Folklife Collection, curated by the Florida State Archives, contains research files and audio and video recordings from the 1930s to the present.
R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399–0250

Florida Historical Society and Library of Florida History: The oldest cultural organization in the state, the Florida Historical Society operates a library that contains an extensive collection relating to Florida, including volumes, maps, manuscripts, and photographs.
435 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922

Florida Museum of Natural History: This museum maintains biological, archaeological, and ethnographic collections relating to Florida and the Caribbean.
Powell Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611–2710

History Miami: Access to online exhibits and collections on the history of Miami and South Florida.

Institute on World War II and the Human Experience: The WWII Institute houses documentary material, diaries, letters, artifacts, photos, and newspaper clippings relating to individuals who served in the war and civilians on the home front.
Department of History, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306–2200

Museum of Florida History, Division of Cultural Affairs: The official state history museum, MFH administers two sites in Tallahassee—the Main Gallery and the Knott House—both of which rely on artifacts and other primary sources to interpret Florida history.
R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399–0250

St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library: The St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library preserves the finest collections of printed, microfilmed, manuscript, digital, and pictorial materials relating to Florida history in a non-governmental repository.
271 Charlotte Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Southeastern Regional Black Archives, Research Center and Museum: The Black Archives houses more than 500,000 archival records and thousands of artifacts that reflect African and African-American history.
Carnegie Library, Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL 32399–4500


Central Florida Memory: Explore central Florida’s past by searching and browsing over 80,000 images of historic materials.

Florida Digital Newspaper Library: Online access to hundreds of current and historical Florida newspapers.

Florida Master Site File, Division of Historical Resources: The Site File has records about historic structures and archaeological sites in Florida. While it does not house primary sources, it is an avenue to finding resources.
R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399–0250

PALMM (Publication of Archival Library and Museum Materials): Cooperative effort by Florida’s public universities to provide online access to primary source materials and scholarship on Florida history.


Florida A&M University Libraries: The Coleman Library system houses more than one-half million print and non-print items and serves as a collection place for U.S. government publications.
1500 S. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32307–4700

Florida Atlantic University Digital Collections: Access to digitized materials on Florida history.      

Florida Atlantic University Libraries (FAU): The FAU libraries include an array of primary and secondary sources, including several special manuscript collections relating to noteworthy individuals.
777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431–0991

Florida International University Digital Collections (FIU): The FIU libraries house rare books, manuscripts, maps, and photographs as well as numerous special collections associated with noteworthy individuals and digitized materials on the history of South Florida.
11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199

Florida International University Libraries (FIU)s: The FIU libraries house rare books, manuscripts, maps, and photographs as well as numerous special collections associated with noteworthy individuals.
11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199

Florida Gulf Coast University Libraries: Complementing a general collection of in-house and online resources, the library’s special collections include materials dealing with the southwest Florida region.
19501 Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33965–6565

Florida State University Libraries: Stozier Library, the main facility at Florida State University, contains more than two million books and periodicals, more than 150,000 sheet maps, nearly four million micro-materials, and more than 500,000 government documents.
105 Dogwood Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306–2047

Florida State University Digital Collections: Digital collections on Florida history and beyond. 

Reichelt Program for Oral History: This program presently maintains more than 1,000 interviews relating to the history of Tallahassee, the state of Florida, World War II, and other topics. It also serves as an archive for several independent oral history collections.
Department of History, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306–2200

Thomas G. Carpenter Library: The collections include nearly one million volumes, audiovisual resources, serials, maps, and electronic journals and books as well as 1.3 million microforms.
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224–2645

University of Central Florida Librarie (UCF): The UCF library features numerous rare book, music, art, and book arts collections; holdings that deal with Florida and local history; and a variety of special collections dealing with unique topics. The University of Central Florida Digital Collections contain online materials unique to the history of central Florida.
P.O. Box 162666, Orlando, FL 32816

University of Florida Digital Collections: Contains more than 300 digital collections featuring maps, manuscripts, archival materials and photographs. 

George A. Smathers Libraries: Smathers Library houses books, archives, documents, and a digital library dealing with state, federal, and international topics, especially Florida and the Caribbean.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611–7001

University of Miami Libraries: The Archives and Special Collections Department maintains 50,000 rare books and publications; 500 manuscript collections; 100,000 photographs; 5,000 maps; 2,000 architectural drawings; and other archival materials. The University of Miami Digital Collections contain over 85,000 items from 56 distinctive digital collections.
1300 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124–0320

University of South Florida Libraries: The USF library includes more than one million items in its special collections and considerable government documents holdings. The University of South Florida Digital Collections provide access to digitized collections from USF and the Tampa Library Special Collections Department.
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620–5400

University of West Florida Libraries: Pace Library has 630,000 volumes, one million microforms, and thousands of journals. It is a regional depository for federal and state government publications.
11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514