The P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
Like the Fountain of Youth, forever yonge.
La Florida, the Digital Archive recognized by the National Council on Public History
La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas, overseen by J. Michael Francis, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg Campus, and Rachel L. Sanderson, University of South Florida, Tampa Campus, received third place standing – Honorable Mention as an Outstanding Public History Project from NCPH
new collections at P.K. Yonge
By Rachel Laue, James Cusick, and John T. Foster
A NEW LOOK AT RECONSTRUCTION, FLORIDA, AND HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
From anthropologist John T. Foster, a fresh look at abolitionists and the promotion of Florida, based in his work with his wife and fellow-scholar Sarah Whitmer Foster.
By Rachel Laue
The Florida Peace Movement and its Mission
The contributions of activists John and Marina Linnehan, from a collection of their papers.
By Rachel Laue and James Cusick
Florida LGBTQ+ Collection
Featuring items from the collection.
By Bridget bihm-Manuel
Florida Federal Writers Project
We’re bringing the typescripts of the 1930s Writers Project to a new digital archive!
By Lee Hoffman
The Civilian Conservation Corp in Florida
Read about life in the CCC through excerpts from camp newsletters.
By Ma Gabrielle Bernasol
A Student’s View of the Collections
See some of the items our student assistants work on.
getting started, getting help
Lost Communities of Florida
See the online version at
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.
Find Florida History on the Web
A guide to organizations and online websites.