Library & Archives

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The History Center’s library and archives are located in the Joseph L. Brechner Research Center and feature more than 5,000 volumes including:

  • 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

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The Brechner Research Center is on the History Center’s fifth floor. It’s free to the public by appointment. To schedule, contact our historian, Adam Ware, Ph.D., at 407-836-8541 or

Visiting Hours
Monday – Friday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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