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Florida Legislature Papers, bulk: 1959-1978, 1959-1984

Identifier: Series 1.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, legislation, memoranda, committee files, press releases, notes, reports, news clippings, speeches, trip files, publications. This series covers Graham's legislative activities and public policy initiatives during his time in the Florida House of Representatives (1966-1970) and the Florida Senate (1970-1978). In addition to the legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Graham, the bulk of the series is comprised of committee files, subject files, and correspondence regarding legislative issues. Major topics include education, environmental conservation, Florida economics, and health care. Other topics include the Equal Rights Amendment, the Cross Florida Barge Canal, aging, Dade County issues, state universities, Big Cypress, housing, desegregation, the Education Commission of the States, Lands for You, abortion, Interama, 4 Clean Water, the Select Council on Post-High School Education (SCOPE), underground power, and land use.

The series also includes a large number of speeches, articles, news releases, and publications by Graham, including some from his years as governor. A small amount of office files and itineraries also provide information regarding the activities of Graham and his staff.


  • Majority of material found within 1959-1978
  • 1959-1984

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Constituent Mail (Boxes 116-131, 450-452) and Casework (Boxes 135-136) are closed for a period of 30 years. The earliest records will become available in 2016 and restrictions of their use will still apply. Contact the archivist for additional information. Records of executive nominations are unavilable for public inspection for 50 years after creation. CD-Rs and DVD-Rs (Boxes 301, 410, and 449): original discs are restricted fragile. Please consult with staff to access electronic files. Records of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission are restricted for 20 years from creation.


39 linear feet (79 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America