Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Collection of Historical Photographs for Florida Memorial University

A Florida Memorial University photographic collection is available through the University of Miami Libraries Collaborative Archive from the Africa Diaspora.  The web site offers approximately 25 historical photographs from the larger collection described in several finding aids.
Florida Memorial University traces its roots to the founding of Florida Baptist Institute in Live Oak, FL in 1879.  Racial tensions led to a move to Jacksonville, FL in 1892 and the founding of Florida Baptist Academy. It later moved to Saint Augustine in 1918 and in 1963 became Florida Memorial College. The institution moved to a new campus located in Miami in 1968 and adopted the name of Florida Memorial University in 2006.