The Historic St. Augustine collection contains primary source material including historic interpretation notes, architectural sketches, drawings, archaeological field reports, maps and photographs related to properties in the historic district.  The majority of the material comes from the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board (HSAPB) block and lot files which were created with the intention to provide historical information and guide HSAPB administrators in the development and management of the colonial town and properties. The files were maintained and augmented over the years by each successive Preservation Board and housed within the Government House Library.

These materials will be of particular interest to those in architecture, museum studies, historic preservation and restoration, as well as to those interested in the history of St. Augustine.