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Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc.
An institutional archives documenting social services including residential facilities for youth in Florida. Extensive files on events and fund raisers include donor records, documentation of the Office of the President and Board plus records on running the programs around the state.
An institutional archives documenting the history of Advent Christian Village (In 1913, known as the American Advent Christian Home & Orphanage.) The collection includes photographs, documentation on the administration of the organization, historical magazines, and historical information of Camp Suwannee, a youth camp. Advent Christian Village is the first retirement community in Florida and the first to include orphaned children as residents. There is also information and photographs on the Thomas Dowling sawmill, a tourist attraction built by Mr. Dowling, and the community of Dowling Park that preceded the development of the Home & Orphanage.
They are supposed to get a new library in Dowling Park.The materials will relocate there. Jo Kennon Dowling Park Public Library.