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State Archives of Florida

Underwater Innovations exhibition

From January 9 to February 28, 2020, we are hosting the exhibition Underwater Innovations: The Florida Springs Photography of Bruce Mozert. 

The exhibit will feature underwater photographs taken by Mozert at Silver Springs during the 1950s while he was employed there.  

The State Archives of Florida accessioned the Bruce Mozert Collection (N2018-20) in 2018. The collection contains approximately 25,000 negatives, thousands of prints and hundreds of films. A selection of Mozert’s photographs have been digitized and made available on Florida Memory.

Opening reception is January 9, 2020, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Friends of the State Library and Archives of Florida will provide light refreshments. 

Photo: Underwater models with “Greetings from Silver Springs” sign, ca. 1955.

State Archives

The State Archives of Florida collects, preserves and makes available for research the historically significant records of the state, as well as private manuscripts, local government records, photographs and other materials that complement the official state records.

Online resources - Florida Memory 

The Florida Memory website presents a selection of digitized historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, education resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research.

Indexes and guides 

Capital Postconviction Public Records Repository

Information for agencies and attorneys about Capital Postconviction Public Records.  

Plan your visit

Maps, directions and a list of resources available to visitors. 

Contact the Archives

 For more information, email us at [email protected], or call 850.245.6700.

October was American Archives Month

This year we celebrated American Archives Month with the spooky theme Tales From the Archives

There is still time to request your Archives Month postcards and tell us your own Florida urban legends and ghost stories.  


imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.