The P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History at the University of Florida has an extensive collection of Spanish colonial documents on microfilm. These include (1) the East Florida Papers from the Library of Congress, (2) documents from the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, collected as part of the John B. Stetson Collection on the Spanish Borderlands, (3) partial and complete legajos about Florida filmed by the Archivo General de Indias for use at the University of Florida, and (4) additional collections of materials gathered by John Worth, Matt Childs, and other historians working in Spain, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
The East Florida Papers (176 reels) comprise the local government archive of Spanish East Florida during the late colonial period (1783-1821). Originals are housed at the Library of Congress (…)
The Spanish Land Grants for Florida, curated by the State Archives (…)
The John Batterson Stetson Collection (Reels 142B 1-62, 150,000 photostats) was originally curated at the University of Florida and is now held at the St. Augustine Historical Society. (…)
Additional AGI Materials: The Papeles Procedentes de Cuba (c. 528 microfilm reels). Materials from this section of the Archivo General de Indias in Seville hold records of the Spanish colonies throughout the Caribbean and on the North American continent.
Florida Legajos from the Archivo General de Indias (c. 290 reels). In an effort to obtain essential documentation on the early exploration of Florida (1513-1565), the Menendez era, and the First Spanish Period, historians and archivists at the University of Florida identified and requested microfilm copies of many legajos or bundles of historical documents preserved in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain (…)
Additional AGI Materials: The Papeles Procedentes de Cuba (c. 528 microfilm reels). Materials from this section of the Archivo General de Indias (…)
Archivo de los Condes de Revillagiedo (641 microfilm reels). This massive collection of materials, from the private archive of the family of Don Álvaro Armada Barcáiztegui, contains primary source materials that lay the foundation for Pedro Menéndez de Avilés’ enterprise of Florida, the establishment of Santa Elena and Saint Augustine, and the creation of La Florida as a permanent colony of the Spanish empire for more than two centuries (…)
Other Collections of Interest (…)