The History Center's library and archives are located in the Joseph L. Brechner Research Center. The research center is open to the public by appointment only.

Visiting Hours
Monday - Friday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. by appointment only.

Adam Ware, PhD (407) 836-8541

The Smithsonian Institution Archives’ Collection Vault of Historic Photography with John Dillaber, Staff Digital Imaging Specialist, by Ken Rahaim.

Featured Materials

Sanborn fire insurance maps; building permits; city directories; architectural and real estate resources; and genealogy resources.

Local history reference books; directories of local organizations dating from the 1800s; and high school yearbooks

Clipping files on thousands of subjects, including local individuals and families, businesses, and significant events

Personal papers of notable individuals including civic and government leaders

Records of local organizations and businesses

Central Florida maps from the 1840s to the present

How to Build an Acid-Free Records Storage Box, Smithsonian Institution Archives,  2011

Have you ever been baffled at how to put together a records storage or "banker's" box for your archival materials or for a big move? Hey, you're not alone! This upbeat, animated video by archivist Mitch Toda, of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, will give you a fail-safe method to get that box assembled in a jiffy.