The Floridians makes available the archives, manuscripts and other personal collections of Florida leaders, including architects, visual and performing artists, writers, politicians, ecologists, etc.  These collections contain the priceless and varied record of stewardships that wielded statewide and national significance. The collections also contain a varied picture of local history in Florida communities, the interaction of the environment and development, and the essential changes resulting from Florida's tremendous growth in the 20th century. The record of how our leaders dealt with these challenges rests within these collections.