I wanted to bring everyone's attention to La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas.
This is an interactive site featuring biographies of people from Colonial Florida. This looks like it would be great for the classroom, I know the developers continue to revise and improve it while adding more resources. There are a variety of ways to explore different topics with great visualizations.
Greetings all, I wanted to use these discussion posts to send out links to different media and digital projects on Florida history.
This one is on Early Visions of Florida. This is a great site with primary sources that could be used in the classroom, some are translated others are from the British period all in one place. It was sponsored by the Florirda Humanities Council and the director and editor is Thomas Hallock.
Chair and Commentator: Tracy Revels, Wofford College
A part of the State Library and Archives of Florida, this is a website dedicated to the history of Florida. Contains digitized audio, video, photographs, census records, personal papers of notable Florida residents, and educational resources.
A part of the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, this site is dedicated to photographs chronicling Tampa Bay and Florida’s West coast from the late 1800s to the 1960s. The collection has nearly 15,000 photographs on topics such as African American history, Ybor City, cigar makers in the Tampa Bay area, and early forms of transportation in the area.
Provides source material pertaining to history of Miami Dade County. The collection is largely comprised of photographs and documents from the City of Miami Planning Department, Coral Gables Historical Resources Department, and the City of Miami Planning Department.
Reclaiming the Everglades: A collaborative effort between Florida International University Library, University of Miami Library, and the History of Miami Libraries and Special Collections, this site is dedicated to the history of Everglades. The collection is comprised of documents and photographs pertaining to the establishment of the Everglades National Park, Native Americans, women in the modern conservation movement, and a myriad of other topics.
A part of the Florida International University Library, this site is dedicated to the history of Coral Gables. The collection is comprised of photographs documenting the transformation and history of Coral Gables, city minutes, published works, and postcards.
A part of the Panhandle Library Access Network, this collection contains digitized documents and photographs from Bay County, Chipola, Destin, Lynn Haven, and Okalossa.