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Voices of the First Coast

Voices of the First Coast is a local initiative modeled after StoryCorps, a nationwide story project, designed to record, preserve and share the stories from our local community. Jacksonville Public Library and the local National Public Radio station WJCT collaborated to capture these oral histories of Northeast Florida. Voices of the …

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Voices of the First Coast
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Boat Excursions NE Florida

This collection contains photographs taken during trips on the St. Johns River and surrounding waterways in NE Florida. The originals were donated to the Jacksonville Public Library and are archived in the Florida Special Collection Department.

Boat Excursions NE Florida

American Civil War Memorabilia

Items held by the Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection related to the American Civil War.

American Civil War Memorabilia

Jacksonville Newspaper Indexes

The Jacksonville Newspaper Indexes were created to supplement the local newspapers: The Jacksonville Journal,  The Florida Times-Union, and The Florida Times-Union Star Edition. They include reference to news stories and vital statistics of the day, such as: crimes and trials, construction of buildings and roadways, death notices and …

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Jacksonville Newspaper Indexes

Great Fire of 1901

This collection contains original hand-written and typed telegraphic correspondence, and photographs related to the Great Fire of 1901 in Jacksonville, Florida. On Friday, May 3, 1901, flames engulfed the vibrant young southern city of Jacksonville, Florida. The fire began around 12:30 p.m. and burned until 8:30 p.m. When the flames …

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About the collections



Our Digital Collections contain materials selected from the Jacksonville Public Library (FL) Special Collections Department highlighted and made available to the public via the Internet. The material is in the public domain unless otherwise noted.

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