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Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-42

This new release from the Library of Congress (LOC) American Memory collection showcases an ethnographic field collection gathered in conjunction with the Florida Federal Writers's Project, the Florida Music Project, and the Joint Committee on Folk Arts of the Work Projects Administration (WPA). Included are 376 sound recordings (in several formats); 106 accompanying materials, including recording...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/florida-folklife-from-the-wo...
PALMM: Publication of Archival Library and Museum Materials

Supervised by the libraries of the State University System (SUS) of Florida, PALMM -- Publication of Archival Library and Museum Materials -- will eventually serve as a searchable database of collections belonging to SUS institutions or geographically or thematically pertaining to the state of Florida. Currently, the Website has two large collections available: the Florida Heritage Collection (see...

http://palmm.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/palmm%3Aroot
Exploring the Early Americas

When thinking about the early Americas, it's hard not to consider the stellar materials that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. Kislak amassed thousands of items related to early Florida, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica, and subsequently donated over 3,000 of these items to the Library. This online exhibition affords interested parties a taste of these materials...

https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/exploring-the-early-americas/
Florida State University Heritage Protocol

The Florida State University (FSU) Heritage Protocol was created to preserve the history of FSU through collections of various ephemeral items, including yearbooks, photographs, items of clothing, audio recordings, and films. The materials on the site are divided into six primary sections that include: "Virtual Museum", "Photo Galleries", "Mixed Media", and "Publications". In the "Virtual Museum",...

https://news.fsu.edu/tag/heritage-protocol-and-university-ar...
Central Florida Memory

The Central Florida Memory project was started in 2002 by The University of Central Florida Library, The Orange County Regional History Center, and The Orange County Library System. The intent of the project is "to provide an online platform and focal point for gathering, preserving, and disseminating the documents, artifacts, and stories of the history of Central Florida." Over the past few...

https://stars.library.ucf.edu/cfm/
Tampa WPA Office Papers

The University of South Florida Libraries have archived many dozens of wonderful collections and this one detailing the activities of the Works Progress Administration office in Tampa fits in nicely with the rest of these works. The majority of the 32 documents here deal with the history of Hillsborough County, along with detailed essays on the vibrant Ybor City and its immigration history....

https://digital.lib.usf.edu/
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Florida Law

This fine collection from the University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries documents the laws and legal heritage of Florida. It has digitized texts from the holdings of the University of Florida's Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center and the P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History as well as other sources. This omnibus collection features the Journal of the Florida House of...

https://ufdc.ufl.edu/flaw1
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Florida Citrus Industry Oral Histories

What's so special about oranges? They are a major cash crop for Florida and other warm weather places, and this fascinating oral history project from the University of South Florida (USF) explores the very nature of this industry. Working together with the USF's Patel Center for Global Studies, oral historian William Mansfield conducted 20 interviews regarding the impact of globalization on the...

https://digital.lib.usf.edu/ohp-flcitrus
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Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage

What is the history of St. Augustine, Florida all about? This remarkable archive funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities offers up over 10,000 maps, drawings, photographs and documents that tell the story of the past four hundred years in this area. The partners involved in this wonderful project include the City of St. Augustine's department of heritage tourism, the St. Augustine...

http://maps.fiu.edu/saug/
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Mark F. Boyd Collection

Mark F. Boyd was a physician, researcher, and writer who specialized in tropical medicine. His research on malaria brought him international recognition and the Rockefeller Foundation selected him to conduct research throughout the malarial regions of the western hemisphere. During his long life he collected a range of materials related to field ecology and, in particular, items dealing with...

https://merrick.library.miami.edu/specialCollections/asm0037...
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