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AMH 3931 Picturing U.S. History
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Welcome to the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History

Featured Resources

Picturing U.S. History: Digital Projects by UF Students
A website dedicated to studies of imagery in U.S. History from Spring semester 2018

Spanish Colonial Records at the University of Florida
A description and listing of our holdings of primary source materials on microfilm

Florida and the Civil War: An Online Collection
Letters and diaries of Floridians and of people serving in Florida, with fully searchable text, Union and Confederate primary source material

Spanish Colonial St. Augustine: A Resource for Teachers
Free online materials made possible by NEH and the Florida Humanities Council

General Information
About the Collection
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History began as a private collection in Pensacola, Florida. It was jointly developed by Julien Chandler Yonge (who began collecting books on Florida at the age of 13 in 1892) and his father Philip Keyes Yonge. In 1945, Julien Yonge donated the collection to the University of Florida, establishing it in honor of his father, and coming to Gainesville as the first curator. As it enters its second century, the Yonge Library is a leading research center for the study of Florida's past.

Visiting the Collection
The Yonge Library is housed with other special collection materials in the George A. Smathers Library, immediately next to the Main Library, on the Plaza of the Americas in the university's historic campus. Advance notice of a research visit is appreciated and recommended. Please check in at the reading room desk upon arrival.

Visit Our Floridians
Letters and works by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, David Levy Yulee, May Mann Jennings, and others.

Our Benefactors
The P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History gratefully acknowledges the support of the Dr. William and Joan Mendenhall Book Fund and the Todd C. Prosser Memorial and Ted C. Prosser, III Book Endowment. Travel grants for graduate students are made possible through the generosity of friends and family of Cecilia L. Johnson and Joshua C. Johnson. Additional support is provided by the Stewards of Florida History and gifts of materials and funds from the public.
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Updated November 30, 2007