The State Archives of Florida is the central repository for the archives of Florida State Government. It is mandated by law to collect, preserve, and make available for research the historically significant records of the State, as well as private manuscripts, local government records, photographs, and other materials that complement the official State records.


The images included here are part of The Florida Memory Program, which provides Web-based access to primary records that illustrate significant moments in Florida's history. The project also provides educational resources for students of all ages, and makes available collections for historical research. Florida Memory's goal is to make the collections of the State Archives available to the largest possible audience.


Florida Memory is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.


The views and opinions expressed by visitors to the Florida Memory pages in The Commons on Flickr are strictly those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions, policies, or recommendations of the Florida Department of State. The Florida Department of State assumes no responsibility for the currency or accuracy of the statements made by participants.


Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Written communications to or from state agencies may be considered to be public records and could be subject to public disclosure.

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