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New at the Library and Archives

State and federal documents

New archives collections

John Kent Folsom Papers, 1941-1947

  • Correspondence, photographs and other personal records during World War II.
  • Camp Crowder in Missouri, Camp Murphy in Florida and Camp Davis in North Carolina.
  • Documents a segment of North Florida culture during war times. 

Samuel Duff McCoy Papers, 1922-1924, 1955

  • Documents McCoy's activities as a journalist for the New York World during his investigation of the death of Martin Tabert.
  • Tabert was flogged to death under Florida's convict leasing system.
  • Include letters, telegrams, newspaper clippings and notes. 

Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Administrative Files, 1993-2013

  • Documents the establishment of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF) in response to Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
  • Includes correspondence, reports and other records.
  • The FHCF is a tax-exempt state trust fund under the direction of the State Board of Administration.

Featured bibliography

 Florida's African-American History

Florida Memory

The Florida Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1939, was designed to trace the history of shipping and shipbuilding in Florida. 

You can see the following documents online:

  • A partial census of Florida boats as of 1938.
  • Anecdotal histories of boats and ships.
  • Pen and ink sketches of boats, captains, rigging and other maritime subjects.
  • Schematic plans of schooners, sloops and other watercraft. 
  • Selected portions of the Survey's final manuscript. 

New books list 

Winter 2019 New Books List 

Featured database 

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection 

  • Explore professional journals and trade publications for one of Florida’s biggest industries.
  • Multimedia content from news sources and other tourism and hospitality media.
  • Available to State Employees through our Databases page and to other Floridians via the Florida Electronic Library.

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.