The P.K. Yonge Library – Your Journey into Florida History

From the prehistory revealed by archaeology, through 300 years of colonial history, and across Florida’s journey in the 19th and 20th centuries – we collect and preserve our state’s fascinating heritage. Whether it’s for research, classes, or public programs, talk to us about your interests and visit us online and at the University of Florida!

new collections

By Rachel Laue, James Cusick, and John T. Foster

New Donation on Reconstruction and early Jacksonville

From anthropologist John T. Foster, a fresh look at Florida and new research materials, based in his work with his wife and fellow-scholar Sarah Whitmer Foster.

Beecher Stowe Articles

By Rachel Laue

The Florida Peace Movement and its Mission

The contributions of activists John and Marina Linnehan, from a collection of their papers.

Linnehans in Scotland

By Bridget bihm-Manuel

Florida Federal Writers Project

We’re bringing the typescripts of the 1930s Writers Project to a new digital archive!

Cover of the Florida Guide

By Lee Hoffman

The Civilian Conservation Corp in Florida

Read about life in the CCC through excerpts from camp newsletters.

CCC Boys

By Ma Gabrielle Bernasol

A Student’s View of the Collections

See some of the items our student assistants work on.

Conquistador on horse

getting started, getting help

Get Reference or Research Help

We’re happy to answer emails or consult with you online!

Visit Our Digital Collections

Many of our manuscripts, letters, and diaries are now online.

a tourist map of florida

Find Florida History on the Web

A guide to organizations and online websites.

Sources for research