Publication of Archival Library and Museum Materials
Publication of Archival Library and Museum Materials
Publication of Archival Library and Museum Materials

Finding Aids Collection

University of West Florida Library Photo

Collection Highlight:

Records and papers, 1953-1983, of the Pensacola Altrusa Club including correspondence, publications, minutes, newsletters, and other materials including a history of the Club by Maude Hollowell. Includes records concerning the local club, the clubs in Districts 3 and 4, and materials concerning the Altrusa International, including annual reports and publications. [4,608 pieces].

About The Collection

The Special Collections Department acquires, preserves, catalogs, and provides reference services to research materials which document the history and development of Pensacola and the West Florida region (ten counties of the Florida Panhandle, between the Perdido and Apalachicola Rivers) from earliest settlement to the present time. It is the largest West Florida research collection in existence and a major repository dealing with Florida and the Gulf Coast region. The Department is also the University Archives for the University of West Florida and the repository for the library's rare and unique books.

The collections comprise some 700 individual manuscript and archival collections, 30,000 photographs, 2,000 maps, and 10,000 Bibliography of West Florida items. Altogether, the collections exceed 800,000 items. Subject areas include history, geography, genealogy, environmental studies, art and architecture, health and medicine, biography, technology, legal history, archaeology, and other subjects pertinent to West Florida, its people, organizations, and institutions.

Please see our Special Collections Department for more information.