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Florida History: State Agencies & Depts

State Agencies & Departments

Some of the agencies and departments for which UCF has significant historical runs of biennial and annual reports include:

Florida Department of Agriculture

Agriculture -- Biennial/Annual Reports

  • FL Documents AGR 1.B: (1903-1920, 1948-1952, 1960-1972)
  • FL Documents AGR.A1: (1972-2006)

Comptroller of the State of Florida

Florida Department of Education

Education -- Biennial/Annual Reports

  • Dept of Public Instruction -- includes some reports from county superintendents
    • Online version (1869-1930)
    • FL Documents EDU.A1: (1911-1912, 1917-1918, 1923-1924, 1927-1946, 1948-1974)
  • Board of Control / Board of Regents -- includes reports from individual state universities
    • Online version 1916-1962 / 1964-1968
    • FL Documents REG.1B: (1919-1922, 1925-1932, 1935-1954, 1958-1975)

State Board of Health

Florida Industrial Commission

Industrial Commission -- Biennial/Annual Reports

  • FL Documents IND 1: (1937, 1939, 1941-1955, 1959-1960, 1963, 1965-1968)
  • Workmen's Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, Florida State Employment Service, etc.

Florida Department of Military Affairs -- Adjutant-General

Military Affairs -- Adjutant-General -- Biennial/Annual Reports

  • FL Documents MA1: (1890, 1895-1896, 1899-1900, 1903-1904, 1907, 1969-1996, 1998-2002)
  • includes some lists of names of Florida National Guard members

Florida Railroad Commission

Railroad Commission -- Biennial/Annual Reports

  • FL Documents RA 1: (1899, 1901-1903, 1906, 1926-1932, 1935-1936, 1938-1939, 1942-1943, 1945, 1947, 1949)
  • FL Documents PSC 1: (1960-1968, 1973-1979/80, 1981/82-1995)

For the first sixty years of its existence this agency was known as the Florida Railroad Commission. Its name was changed in 1947 to Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission, in 1963 to Florida Public Utilities Commission, and in 1965 to Florida Public Service Commission.

See also:

Minutes of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund

  • Online version (1855-1974, digitization in process)
  • FL Documents IIF 9: (1855-1956, 1958-1974)

"The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, as an agency of Florida Government, was created in 1855 to oversee the management, sale and development of public lands granted to the State through various Congressional acts. Among the internal improvements arranged through this agency were construction of canals, railroads and land drainage and reclamation.  The Trustees also had say in the governing and sale of Seminary Lands, School Lands and other lands granted for specific purposes."

Florida Department of State

State -- Biennial/Annual Reports

  • FL Documents SS 1.B: (1895-1908, 1911-1914, 1917-1922, 1925-1928, 1931-1962)
  • Provides voting results and various lists. For example, the 1907-1908 volume includes:
    • Official Vote, Tabulated by Counties, 1908
    • Judges, State Attorneys, Court Reporters, Court Clerks, County Officers
    • Corporations & capital stock
    • Death warrants; rewards offered
    • Trademarks
    • Automobiles registered (names of owners, city, make of automobile); list of registered chauffeurs
    • Notaries Public

See also the resources from Department of State agencies.

Florida Department of the Treasury

Treasurer -- Biennial/Annual Reports

  • Florida Documents TRE1: (1888-1890, 1895-1897, 1900-1976, 1979, 1990)