Maintain the oldest sacramental and historical records of the diocese and its parishes. The diocese maintains Episcopal archives (1857-1967) and the parish registers of the Cathedral-Basilica (1594-1881). The archive also handles requests for genealogical research and the history of Catholicism in Florida
The Cummer offers world-class art spanning from 2100 B.C. through the 21st Century, and features special exhibits from around the world. Also includes a state-of-the-art education center named Art Connections which allows thousands of area schoolchildren to have a hands-on art education experience through interactive media and art classes. The Cummer Gardens are unique examples of early 20th century English and Italian garden design and many important landscape architects played significant roles in their development.
Currently developing an archival program based on huge negative collection of photo assignments beginning in the early 1900's. The Florida Times-Union is a major daily newspaper in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Widely known as the oldest newspaper in the state, it began publication as the Florida Union in 1864
Documenting the built environment of Duval County the Department holds site files, information on archaeological sites and cemeteries plus subject files on neighborhoods and individuals. Also contains maps
The Historic Preservation Section coordinates the city's historic preservation program. Most of the items described are probably located in one or more of the city's 12 Preservation Organizations that it oversees.
Joel McEachin, Supervisor,City Planner Manager and Senior Historic Preservation Planner
Historic Preservation Section,Planning and Development Department ,Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Suite 300,Jacksonville, FL 32202
The Jacksonville Historical Society's Archives are housed at Old St.Lukes Hospital, 314 Palmetto Street. This collection contains rare artifacts and documents which delineate the history of northeast Florida, Jacksonville and Duval County/ Papers of Jacksonville political figures, extensive photographs, maps, publications, scrapbooks, postcards and blueprints.
Contact ahead of visit as research materials are not stored on site.
This collection includes Floridiana and local history with an emphasis on Jacksonville and Northeastern Florida. Includes photographs and city documents as well as a collection of postcards beginning in 1901. Includes maps, photographs, postcards, periodicals, microfilm and documents. Items in the collection are dated from the 17th through 21st century.
An institutional archives documenting the University and including a special collections function that holds transcripts of the Federal Writers Project and materials relating to the composer, Frederick Deluis.
Transcripts of the Federal Writers Project and materials relating to the composer, Frederick Deluis can be accessed through the Digital collections website
Concentrates on supporting research with an effort to collect historic individual manuscripts pertinent to early Florida history. The Antiquarian Book Library provides "hands-on" reading and research experience. Has a large collection of medical and science works covering pediactrics, surgery, obstetrics ,pharmacology and medical supplies. Serves as an exhibition venue for both emerging and established regional artists, and for special community events.
Contains 10 different permanent exhibit areas covering the Natural and Human History of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Sponsors traveling exhibits, local artists shows, K-12 Educational programs, high-school and college internships. Also has the largest single-lens planetarium in the world. Space science education is a top priority.
Documenting Kingsley Plantation, the Timucuan Preserve and Fort Caroline. The history and culture of the Preserve stretches over 6,000 years and hosts a collection of over 242,000 Native American, European and historic American objects.
Each location has a different address, telephone number and directions. For specific directions or contact information for each site within the preserve, visit the Directions page on the Website and choose the site you are interested in contacting.
Documents the neighborhood with a newsletter and it is one of the South’s largest neighborhood preservation groups, sponsoring an Arts Market, A tour of Homes, and a Festival of Lights. Their mission is to enhance and preserve the architecture, history, cultural heritage and economic viability of the historic neighborhoods of Riverside and Avondale.
Academic library holds its institution's archives and manuscript collections specializing in Northeast Florida history and tourism with special emphasis on Jacksonville and its immediate geographical vicinity (Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns counties), poetry by twentieth century poets and printed by small literary presses. Major collections include the papers of Eartha M. M. White, a local humanitarian and philanthropist and John E. Mathews, Jr., a former state legislator.
Preserves the history and heritage of Florida's First Coast beach communities including Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, and historic Palm Valley. Thousands of photographs, a restored FEC Section Foreman's House, the Mayport Depot, an early Pablo Beach Post Office, and a 28-ton 1911 steam locomotive.