Featured Resources

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

Abstracts of the Spanish Colonial Records, 1783-1821
Short English language abstracts of the East Florida Papers (Library of Congress)

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

UF Map and Imagery Collections
A cartographic library assembled by the UF Digital Library Center

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.

Florida Historical Society
Library curator James Cusick is also a board member and president-elect of the Florida Historical Society. Florida history is on the move! Get involved! Join the Society and participate in its annual conference.

Featured Writer

Zora Neale Hurston
See the Exhibit Page or the Guide to the Collection.

The Floridians
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.