Color photograph of a red brick wall. On the wall is a grey sign reading "Newnansville 1820."

The Lost Communities of Florida

Submitted by Bridget Bihm-Manuel, Collections Coordinator for Florida History, and Hank Young, Principal Serials Cataloger Imagine driving around Florida and seeing a church or a cemetery with the name of a town...

White gloved hands carefully holding a colorized glass slide featuring four Seminole children.

Rev. Alexander Linn among the Everglades Seminole

By James Cusick, Curator of the PK Yonge Library of Florida History Reverend Alexander Linn In the 1920s and 1930s, Reverend Alexander Linn made parochial trips throughout Florida to set up churches and...

Photo of An Authentic Narrative of the Seminole War; and of the Miraculous Escape of Mrs. Mary Godfrey, and her Four Female Children (Daniel L. Blanchard,1836) from the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History. Photo also features fold out that was included with the pamphlet which is now encapsulated separately.

Hidden Meanings in a Second Seminole War Pamphlet

My first acquaintance with the plight of Mary Godfrey came a few years back when I was researching literature produced during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842).   Her story is a “captivity narrative,”...

Cinerama and Widescreen Tourism in Florida

The Cinerama process provided inspiration for tourists looking for a vacation destination that would include the glories of Europe, the wonders of the western United States and the beauty of Florida’s Cypress...

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