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Records of the Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee

Identifier: MSS 0520

Scope and Content

The Records of the Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee (ACDEC) date from 1963 to 2019 and are divided into five series. Series 1 contains annual reports presented by the Chair of the ACDEC on the state of the Alachua County Democratic Party. Series 2 contains general meeting minutes and agendas (missing 2011-2013). Series 3 contains Chair Announcements and online newsletters. Series 4 contains newspaper articles and clippings from Gainesville newspapers about the ACDEC. Series 5 contains pamphlets, campaign literature, bumper stickers, campaign posters, and other materials produced by the ACDEC as well as the Alachua County Democratic Black Caucus and Women's Club. This collection also contains a large amount of electronic records including photographs that have yet to be processed and made available. Please contact the archives for more information.


  • Creation: 1963 - 2021



The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee (ACDEC) is the official representative body of registered Democrats in Alachua County and is governed by the State of Florida and the Florida Democratic Party. Each county in Florida has an Executive Committee responsible for discharging Florida Democratic Party affairs within the county. A committee structure carries out the administrative and programmatic activities of the Democratic Executive Committee (DEC). The ACDEC is composed of precinct committeemen and committeewomen from each of the voting precincts in Alachua County, as well as Democratic elected officials and at-large appointees.

The main purpose of the ACDEC is to elect Democrats to public office, educate and recruit voters, and engage in the political process. Other major ongoing duties include raising awareness on issues important to Democrats and promoting party activity and involvement in each precinct.

Source: Alachua County Democratic Party. "Our Party". Accessed August 26, 2019.


1.16 Linear Feet (2 Document Boxes and 1 Oversize folder)

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Annual reports, meeting agendas and minutes, announcement and newsletters, newspaper articles and clippings, and other records belonging to the Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee (ACDEC).


University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee in April 2018 and January 2020.

Ongoing donations

Processing Notes

NOTE: This is a preliminary finding aid. The electronic records from this collection are currently unprocessed. Please contact the archives for more information.

A Guide to the Records of the Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee
Finding aid created by Hope Scheff and Grant Wise
January 2020
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Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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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