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Florida Archaeological Council Records

Identifier: MSS 0591

Scope and Content

This collection contains the working papers, minutes, presidents’ correspondence, and administrative records of the Florida Archaeological Council. It includes photographs, audio cassettes, newsletters, membership files, and other documents that were collected by the organization’s secretary.


  • 1976 - 2007



The collection is open for research. Box 11, folder 2 is restricted due to a social security number.

Biographical/Historical Note

Founded in 1979, the Florida Archaeological Council (FAC) is a professional, non-profit organization of archaeologists in the state of Florida that promotes preservation, management, and protection of archaeological sites and advocates for the profession. Its membership is open to professional archaeologists who agree to abide by the Code of Conduct of the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Some of its programs include the Stewards of Heritage Preservation Awards, support of Florida Archaeology Month, and professional development workshops, and to consult with the state legislature on legislation, statutes, and policy.


6.88 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

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The working papers, minutes, presidents’ correspondence, and administrative records of the Florida Archaeological Council.


Some of FAC’s records were organized alphabetically by subject; those boxes appear at the beginning of the collection. Others were organized by presidential administration: Ken Hardin served as FAC’s president in the late 1980s; Brent Weisman was president from 1998-2000; Robert Austin served from 2000-2004; and James Miller was president from 1984-1987, and again in 2004-2006. The last two boxes contain the files of Donna Ruhl, who served as FAC’s membership secretary.


University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

On deposit from the Florida Archaeological Council.

A Guide to the Florida Archaeological Council Records
Finding aid created by Bridget Bihm-Manuel
October 2021
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Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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Description is written in 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