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Archives Month Florida

The Society of Florida Archivists, in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists, celebrates October as American Archives Month.

American Archives Month is a collaborative effort by professional organizations and repositories around the nation to highlight the importance of records of enduring value. Archivists are professionals who assess, collect, organize, preserve, maintain control of, and provide access to information that has lasting value.

This online exhibit is made up of digitized materials from the rich archival collections around our state, celebrating both Archives Month and the 500th anniversary of Ponce De Leon's arrival in Florida. Viva Florida!

Florida's historical and cultural heritage is preserved and shared by archival institutions throughout the state. From the State Archives, to university and college archives, to historical sites and historical societies, archives are here for you to discover.

  •  At his home in Gotha, FL, Henry Nehrling operated Florida’s first experimental gardens, testing over 3000 new and rare plants for the USDA. Nehrling’s work paved the way for Florida’s thriving nursery industry, circa 1910. Orange County Regional History Center

    Henry Nehrling Gardens, circa 1910

  •  One of 27 letters written from John Otto Fries to John M. Cheney discussing his experiences with obtaining census information from the Seminole tribes located in Everglades region of Florida.  The information was compiled for the 1900 census. Orange County Regional History Center

    Seminole Indian Tribe, federal census letter, 1900

  • Page from Bartholomew Lynch Journal describing Osceola, May 2, 1837. Florida State University

    Page from Bartholomew Lynch Journal describing Osceola, May 2, 1837

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