In addition to adding digital content to University of Florida Digital Collections, Governor’s House Library creates digital projects and exhibits to make our collections more accessible to the public. We also contribute publications and presentations to library and museum conferences and journals. Find accessible links and more information about these projects below:
Author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston spent a great part of her life in Florida collecting folklore and telling stories. The pull of her adopted home-state brought her back again and again – including to the historic streets of St. Augustine.
"Presence / Erasure: Black History in St. Augustine" traces the city’s 450+ years of Black experiences and stories. It examines the critical role Black St. Augustinians played in the development of St. Augustine, Florida, and the United States.
An introduction to the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board and their four decades of work in the city's historic downtown district with an interactive map feature.
A celebration of St. Augustine women who made history, wrote history, and preserved history in the 20th century. This project was created in collaboration with the St. Augustine Historical Society.
An exploration of the bygone hotels of the Ancient City.
An examination of St. Augustine's development in the 20th century and the sense of place that connects us to the past and present.
Read our article about creating new content and connecting with our patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Spring 2021 Edition of SOURCE Magazine.
Read our article about the Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine collaborative project and the ways in which we are working towards a more diverse and inclusive community.
Stay tuned for additional digital projects to come in the future!