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University of Florida. P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History

P.O. Box 117005
208 Smathers Library
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7005

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 352-846-2746

Phone: 352-273-2755

Repository URL: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/index.html External Link

Repository code: fu

Repository description (extant): 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

The library actively collects materials relevant to African American history in Florida for all periods from the colonial to modern. Information on free people of color, slaves, black militias, and maroon communities can be found throughout the colonial records, the territorial papers, and records of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The civil rights movement constitutes a major focus of the materials on the twentieth century. Other areas where the African American experience is well-represented include biography, literature, and newspaper publishing and reporting.

Repository type: University Special Collection

Collections:

Records of the Gainesville Women for Equal Rights (GWER)

 

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