Attracting people to Florida has always been an integral part of the state's development goals, and Special Collections has digitized a selection of brochures, pamphlets, and promotional materials designed to draw tourists and settlers to the state. Included are items relating to towns, hotels, housing, travel, and recreational and cultural activities. Explore these illustrious materials to discover how regions and towns in Florida presented themselves to vacationers and to those hoping to relocate to warmer climes. These scarce and unique items provide researchers with engaging items for exploring topics related to the social and regional history of Florida.
The two collections listed below contain digitized items relating to Florida tourism and development. Visit the Special Collections website to research additional promotional materials.
These materials are drawn from the following collections.
Florida Promotional Materials
Selected items from the Florida Promotional Materials collection, including promotional booklets and flyers about activities, attractions, events, and hotels in South Florida.
Special Collections Books
Selected titles from the cataloged brochures, pamphlets, and promotional materials held by Special Collections related to tourism and development in Florida.