Houses a library and has an extensive collection of family papers and organizational records documenting Gainesville social and civic goups and a large Alachua County subject file. Also holds historic photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, newspaper, illustrations, maps, historic site files, etc.
The Department is well know for its Floridiana, the papers of Florida authors and politicians. There is also a performing arts collection, mainly 60,000 items of primary source ephemera from 19th and 20th Century Europe and America, and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program an extensive oral history collection containing 5,000 interviews and 85,000 pages of transcripts. Refer to website for details of holdings.
The Museum occupies three principal facilities on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville and the Randell Research Center in southwest Florida. It is Florida's official state natural history museum and contains archives of the Museum and field notes pertaining to the archeology, natural history and ethnology of Florida, Caribbean and Latin America.
The archival collections comprise materials relating to the Micanopy area from earliest times to the present. Included are Micanopy societies, enterprises, churches, government, products, families and events. Works of Micanopy authors, deed abstracts, maps, lists of burials, indexed newspaper clippings, genealogical charts, minutes of organizations and photographic images.