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Florida's Political Past: A Guide to Manuscript Collections, Archival Records, and Other Primary Historical Documents of Florida's Politicians

Governors and Territorial Governors - Sorted Alphabetically

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Allison, Abraham Kurkindolle
Governor, 1865-1865.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Askew, Reubin O'Donovon
Governor, 1971-1979.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/Askew.htm

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of Oklahoma, Political Commercial Archive
http://www.ou.edu/pccenter/archive.htm

Southern Oral History Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://www.sohp.org/


 

Bloxham, William Dunnington
Governor, 1881-1885 and 1897-1901. Secretary of State, 1877-1880.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of West Florida Library, Special Collections Department
http://library.uwf.edu/SpecialCollections/index.shtml


 

Branch, John
Territorial Governor, 1844-1845.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Southern Historical Collection
http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/

North Carolina Department of Archives and History
http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/

Other Collections/Items of Interest:


 

Broome, James Emilius
Governor, 1853-1857.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Broward, Napoleon Bonaparte
Governor, 1905-1909.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/Broward.htm

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Brown, Thomas
Governor, 1849-1853.

Florida State University Libraries Department of Special Collections
http://www.fsu.edu/~speccoll

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/


 

Bryant, Cecil Farris
Governor, 1961-1965.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/Bryant.htm

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

Florida State University Libraries Department of Special Collections
http://www.fsu.edu/~speccoll

University of Oklahoma, Political Commercial Archive
http://www.ou.edu/pccenter/archive.htm


 

Burns, William Haydon
Governor, 1965-1967.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Bush, John Ellis "Jeb"
Governor, 1999-.

University of Oklahoma, Political Commercial Archive
http://www.ou.edu/pccenter/archive.htm


 

Caldwell, Millard Fillmore
Governor, 1945-1949. U.S. Representative, 1933-1941. Florida Supreme Court Justice, 1962-1969.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/Caldwell.htm

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Call, Richard Keith
Territorial Governor, 1836-1839 and 1841-1844. Territorial Delegate to U.S. Congress, 1823-1825.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/index.html

University of South Florida Libraries, Special Collections
http://www.nelson.usf.edu/spccoll/

Other Collections/Items of Interest:


 

Carlton, Doyle Elam
Governor, 1929-1933.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Catts, Sidney Johnston
Governor, 1917-1921.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, University Archives
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/


 

Chiles, Lawton Mainor, Jr.
Governor, 1991-1998. U.S. Senator, 1971-1989.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/index.html

University of Oklahoma, Political Commercial Archive
http://www.ou.edu/pccenter/archive.htm

Southern Oral History Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://www.sohp.org/

University of Kansas Libraries, Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements
http://spencer.lib.ku.edu/kc/wilcox.htm

Other Collections/Items of Interest:


 

Collins, Thomas LeRoy
Governor, 1955-1961.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of South Florida Libraries Special Collections
http://www.lib.usf.edu/ldsu/index2.html?f=guide-11247

Florida State University Libraries Department of Special Collections
http://www.fsu.edu/~speccoll

Southern Oral History Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://www.sohp.org/


 

Cone, Fred Preston
Governor, 1937-1941.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Drew, George Franklin
Governor, 1877-1881.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

DuVal, William Pope
Territorial Governor (First), 1822-1834.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/index.html

University of South Florida Libraries, Special Collections
http://www.nelson.usf.edu/spccoll/

Other Collections/Items of Interest:


 

Eaton, John Henry
Territorial Governor, 1834-1836.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/

Illinois State Historical Library
http://www.state.il.us/hpa/lib/default.htm

Filson Historical Society, Special Collections, Louisville, KY
www.filsonhistorical.org

University of Virginia Library
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/speccol/

Other Collections/Items of Interest:


 

Fleming, Francis Philip
Governor, 1889-1893.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/manuscrp.html

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of North Florida, Special Collections, Manuscripts and Personal Papers
http://www.unf.edu/library/per/spehp.html


 

Gilchrist, Albert Waller
Governor, 1909-1913.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

Florida State University Libraries Department of Special Collections
http://www.fsu.edu/~speccoll

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/manuscrp.html


 

Graham, Daniel Robert "Bob"
Governor, 1979-1987. U.S. Senator, 1987-2005.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/graham.htm

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Hardee, Cary Augustus
Governor, 1921-1925.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Hart, Ossian Bingley
Florida Supreme Court Justice, 1868-1873. Governor, 1873-1874.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/mismanu.html

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

Other Collections/Items of Interest:


 

Holland, Spessard Lindsey
Governor, 1941-1945. U.S. Senator, 1946-1971.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/Holland.htm

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

Florida State University Libraries Department of Special Collections
http://www.fsu.edu/~speccoll

Other Collections/Items of Interest:


 

Jennings, William Sherman
Governor, 1901-1905.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/JenningsWilliamS.htm

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Johns, Charley Eugene
Governor, 1953-1955.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Kirk, Claude Roy
Governor, 1967-1971.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of Oklahoma, Political Commercial Archive
http://www.ou.edu/pccenter/archive.htm


 

Mackay, Kenneth Hood, Jr. "Buddy"
Governor, 1998-1999. Lt. Governor, 1911-1998. U.S. Representative, 1983-1989.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/index.html

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of Oklahoma, Political Commercial Archive
http://www.ou.edu/pccenter/archive.htm


 

Martin, John Wellborn
Governor, 1925-1929.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Martinez, Robert
Governor, 1987-1991.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of Oklahoma, Political Commercial Archive
http://www.ou.edu/pccenter/archive.htm


 

Marvin, William
Governor, 1865.

Other Collections/Items of Interest:


 

McCarty, Daniel Thomas
Governor, 1953.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Milton, John
Governor, 1861-1865.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

Florida State University Libraries Department of Special Collections
http://www.fsu.edu/~speccoll/

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/mismanu.html


 

Mitchell, Henry Laurens
Florida Supreme Court Justice, 1888-1891. Governor, 1893-1897.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Mixson, John Wayne
Governor, 1987. Lt. Governor, 1979-1987.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Moseley, William Dunn
Governor, 1845-1849.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Perry, Edward Aylsworth
Governor, 1885-1889.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/mismanu.html

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Perry, Madison Starke
Governor, 1857-1861.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/mismanu.html


 

Reed, Harrison
Governor, 1868-1873.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Archives Division
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Reid, Robert Raymond
Territorial Governor, 1839-1841.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/index.html

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Southern Historical Collection
http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/

Other Collections/Items of Interest:


 

Sholtz, David
Governor, 1933-1937.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Stearns, Marcellus Lovejoy
Governor, 1874-1877. Lt. Governor, 1873-1874.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Trammell, Park
Attorney General, 1909-1913. Governor, 1913-1917. U.S. Senator, 1917-1936.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/index.html

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

Other Collections/Items of Interest:


 

Walker, David Shelby
Florida Supreme Court Justice, 1860-1865. Governor, 1865-1868.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html


 

Warren, Fuller
Governor, 1949-1953.

Florida State Archives Bureau of Archives and Records Management
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/index.html

Florida State University Libraries Department of Special Collections
http://www.fsu.edu/~speccoll

 


Comments/Suggestions? This guide is continually under revision. Comments that will improve the site are extremely welcome. If you are aware of any primary sources I have missed, please send the descriptive information via email to johnemm@uflib.ufl.edu.

 


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