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    1966 portrait of historian Joan L. Morris

    Joan Morris, In Memoriam

    Joan Lee Perry Morris, longtime curator of the Florida Photographic Collection, died April 21, 2016 at the age of 81.

    For over half a century, Joan and her husband Allen dedicated their lives to the study of Florida history, writing books and accumulating a rich trove of historical images to share with the public.

    Joan took over as curator of the Florida Photographic Collection in 1971. The collection flourished under Joan’s leadership, expanding to include over a million historical images during her tenure.

    State Agency Information Portals

    The State Library of Florida has created subject-specific portals for state agencies.

    State employees can now find resources directly related to the jobs they perform. 


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    Florida Information

    • Search for information on government, tourism, healthcare, the environment, legal resources, retirement and more. 
    • Formerly the Florida Government Information Locator Service (FGILS). 

    Florida Memory

    • Search and view thousands of historic photographs, videos, documents, audio recordings and more. 
    • Educational resources for students of all ages. 

    Florida Electronic Library 

    • The FEL is a gateway to digital magazines, journal articles, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books. 
    • Available to all Florida citizens. 

    Florida Library Jobs 

    • Search for job openings in Florida libraries. 
    • Job seekers can post their resumes. 

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    • Download our public comment policy. 
    • View current and past meetings and notices with links to their agendas. 


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    Phone: 850.245.6600

    Fax: 850.245.6735


    imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs were funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.