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The Florida Collection

Jacksonville and Florida History Titles
Information about
Jean Ribault, Fort Caroline and Ribaultís Landing, the mural by Lee Adams.
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The Florida Collection is a reference collection of materials on Florida with an emphasis on Northeast Florida and Jacksonville. The collection consists of roughly 26,000 cataloged items, and includes maps, photographs, postcards, periodicals, microfilm and documents. Items in the collection are dated from the 17th through 21st century. 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. The Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection's Vertical Files materials include ephemera such as periodical clippings & photocopies, brochures, pamphlets, booklets, flyers, and news releases collected and organized by the Florida Collection staff about people, places, things, and events in Florida, primarily in Jacksonville. Browse our list of topics or our list of people.