Historical Records

Discover more than 300,000 records from select collections housed in the State Library and Archives of Florida.

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1825 Leon County Census

1825 Leon County Census

Early territorial census of Florida's capital

1845 Election Returns

1845 Election Returns

Voter lists for Florida's first state election

1855 Census Returns

1855 Census Returns: Marion County

Records from Florida's second state census

Chalker Papers

Albert S. Chalker Papers

Letters home from a Civil War soldier

Bevins Family Papers

Bevins Family Papers

Letters from a WWI sailor

Call and Brevard Family Papers

Call and Brevard Family Papers

Personal papers from two Tallahassee families

Confederate Pension Applications

Confederate Pension Applications

Civil War soldiers and widows pensions

County Guard Commissions, 1917-1919

County Guard Commissions, 1917-1919

WWI-era county guard officers

De Bry Engravings

De Bry Engravings

16th century illustrations from Ribault's expedition

Dr.Davidson's Medical Journal

Dr.Davidson's Medical Journal

Remedies and recipes to cure various illnesses and to treat diseases

Early Auto Registrations, 1905-1917

Early Auto Registrations, 1905-1917

Records of Florida's first motor vehicles

Fernandina Death & Burial Records, 1896-1916

Fernandina Death & Burial Records, 1896-1916

Documenting death in the Progressive era

Florida Crate Labels, 1920s-1950s

Florida Crate Labels, 1920s-1950s

Historical fruit and vegetable advertisements

Florida's Historic Constitutions

Florida's Historic Constitutions

Milestones in Florida's political framework

Florida Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1939

Florida Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1939

Historic ships, steamboats and other watercraft

Florida Militia Muster Rolls, 1826-1900

Florida Militia Muster Rolls, 1826-1900

Rosters of Militia Unit Members

Florida Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880<

Florida Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880

Census records documenting the deaths of thousands of Floridians in the mid-1800s

Wilbur Wightman Gramling Civil War Diary, 1864-5

Gramling Civil War Diary

Writings of a Confederate prisoner of war

Jefferson County Freedmen's Contracts

Jefferson County Freedmen's Contracts

Sharecropping agreements from 1867

Jesup Diary

General Jesup's Diary

An account of the Second Seminole War

McLeod Diary

McLeod Diary

An account of the Civil War

Governor John Milton Letterkbook

Milton Letterbook, 1861-1863

Letterbook of Florida's Civil War governor

Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home

Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home

Applications from Civil War veterans

Richard Keith Call Papers Collection

Richard Keith Call Papers

Personal papers of Governor R.K. Call

Selected Documents

Selected Documents

Letters, ephemera and other historical records

Spanish Land Grants

Spanish Land Grants

Land claims from Spanish Florida

Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960

Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960

Correspondence from and to the Stephens sisters

Supreme Court Records

Florida Supreme Court Records

Florida cases from Florida's High Courts

1867 Election Returns

Voter Registration Rolls, 1867-68

Reconstruction era voting records

World War I Service Cards

World War I Service Cards

Floridians who served in the Great War

WPA Church Records

WPA Church Records

Documenting Florida's places of worship

WPA County Histories

WPA County Histories

Local histories of Florida's counties

WPA Stories

WPA Stories

Folk stories, nature writings and Florida history

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