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Record Group Number: 000399
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Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission.
Title, Dates: Florida State Advertising Commission record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     The Florida State Advertising Commission was created in 1945 (1945, Ch. 22558, Laws of Florida).  Its duties were to build and create industries; to promote commerce and the sale of Florida products; to encourage employment and raise the earnings of Floridians; and to encourage tourism.  The commission carried out these duties through a program of information, advertising, and publicity about the state.  The commission was abolished in 1955 (1955, Ch. 29788, Laws) and its duties  transferred to the Florida Development Commission.
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