Collection Development

The State Archives of Florida seeks to expand its holdings in the area of women’s history. Materials documenting the history of women in Florida are actively sought. Relevant collections include the records of women’s organizations and of individuals that document the social, legal and economic status of women throughout Florida’s history. The Archives welcomes donations in the area of women’s history, with the understanding that the collections will be made accessible to the public. The Archives also welcomes suggestions regarding possible acquisitions and the documentation of the history of women in Florida.

All potential acquisitions are reviewed by staff to ensure that they conform to the guidelines outlined in the Archives’ Collection Development Policy. In general, the Archives will accept records in a wide variety of formats, including paper originals, microfilm, photographs, audio and video recordings, and digital. The Archives does not collect artifacts, newspapers, or materials not related to Florida, nor does the Archives purchase collections. For further information, comments or suggestions, contact the Archives’ Collections Management staff at: Florida Department of State, Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Mail Station 9E, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250, phone 850.245.6750 (select option 5), or archives@dos.myflorida.com.