Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The Florida Collection
"The Florida Collection is a reference collection of materials on Florida with an emphasis on Northeast Florida and Jacksonville. It is one of the largest collections of its type in a public library in Florida. The collection consists of roughly 20,000 cataloged books and pamphlets, and also includes manuscripts, photographs, postcards, periodicals, microfilm and documents. Some items in the collection are from as early as the 1600s. Subject areas collected in depth include history, flora and fauna, biographies, travel, economics and government. It is designed to support the research needs of historians, academic researchers, students, environmentalists, genealogists, and the media"