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Archives

State Archives closure

We prioritize the health and safety of the public and our employees. 

After careful consideration, the State Library and the State Archives of Florida as well as the Capitol Branch of the State Library will be closed to the public until further notice.

Please contact us Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern, at 850.245.6719 for more information.

If you need additional information

Contact staff in the State Library at 850.245.6682 or [email protected].

State Archives of Florida

The State Archives of Florida collects, preserves and makes 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.

Anyone interested in learning about Florida history, government and people through original records can use our collections and resources. 

Research

Research

What's in the Archives and how to use our resources.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Maps, directions, contact information and how to prepare for your visit.

Florida Memory

Florida Memory

Digitized historical photographs, documents, audio and video.

Donating Records & Photos

Donating Records & Photos

Learn how to donate old family photos, records and papers.

Preserve Your Collections

Preserve Your Collections

Tips for storing and protecting your papers and photographs.

Capital Postconviction Public Records

Capital Postconviction Public Records

Information for agencies and attorneys.

Search our catalog

Search

Access information about our collections through our online catalog

FAQ/How to search

Learn how to search our online catalog. 

About the State Archives of Florida

Mission statement

The State Archives of Florida collects, preserves and makes available for research the historically significant records of state government, as well as private manuscripts, local government records, photographs and other materials that complement the official state records.

Collection policy

Discover what the State Archives collects and what we do with our collections, or read our official Collection Development Policy (PDF)

Friends of the State Library & Archives

Learn how you can support our mission and programs.

State Historical Records Advisory Board

Learn how Florida’s State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) helps support the preservation of our state’s documentary heritage.

Statutes and Rules

Find laws and rules regulating the State Archives and Florida’s public records.

Electronic Records Program Policy

Read our Electronic Records Program Policy (PDF) to learn our approach to preserving and providing access to historical records created in electronic form. 

Contact us

For more information or assistance, contact us at:

R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
850.245.6719
[email protected]

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