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Archives

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. 

Events

Saturday hours

Upcoming Saturday hours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) are:

  • November 16, 2019
  • December 7, 2019

Tours, workshops and presentations

Contact us at [email protected] to request a tour, workshop or presentation for your group, agency or organization.

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.

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.

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.