Writer's Corner Florida Memory Project - a Rich Treasure

Florida Memory Project - a Rich Treasure



The six primary components of Florida Memory are:

  1. The Florida Photographic Collection: a searchable image database of 184,188 photographs. The collection spans a wide range of visual images from copies of mid-16th century maps to current photographs.
  2. Video Collection: a selection of over 152 full-length films from the Archives’ extensive catalog of moving images, including news, political footage, promotional films, interviews, sports coverage, and films produced by various state agencies.
  3. Audio Collection: a searchable database of 2,677 audio recordings (approximately 34,000 individual tracks), including the Florida Folklife Festival (1950s-2000s), thematic CDs featuring tracks from the collection, interviews, and ethnographic field recordings gathered by state folklorists.
  4. Collections: online access to over 310,000 digitized documents from selected historical and genealogical collections, including the Florida Folklife Collection, Spanish Land Grants, Confederate Pension Application Files and World War I Service Cards.
  5. Exhibits: historical essays accompanying digitized examples of documents held by the State Library and Archives, along with related visual materials.
  6. The Online Classroom: an educational resource for students and teachers with transcripts and scanned images of primary documents from Florida's past. Materials, lesson plans and online activities are tailored to meet the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.