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Record Group Number: 000161
Series/Collection Number: .S 1883
Creator: Florida. Division of Library and Information Services.
Title, Dates: Department organization and administration files, 1977-1994.
Amount: 1.5 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by topic.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Division of Library and Information Services in the Florida Department of State provides library, records management, and archival services at the state and local level. The Division provides direct library services to state government; develops library services statewide; and provides archival and records management services, technical assistance, education, financial aid, and cooperative services.  Working in partnership with archivists, librarians, records managers, governmental officials, and citizens, the Division seeks to assure access to materials and information of past, present, and future value to enable local libraries and agencies to provide effective information services for the benefit of the people of Florida.
        The Department of State was created in 1969 (Ch. 69-106, Laws), although the office of the State Secretary has been in existence since the 1838 constitution. The Secretary of State is the head of the Department of State.  The Secretary of State keeps records of all official acts of the Legislature and the Executive Department.  The Secretary and the Department administer elections, public records, the Great Seal, and the Administrative Code; issue charters to corporations; license public agencies (private detectives, security guards, charitable and consumer protection organizations); and manage the state's library services, archives, cultural affairs, museum, and historic resources.  The Secretary is the Chief Cultural Officer and the Chief Protocol Officer of the State.  The post of Secretary of State is one of the elected Cabinet posts, and the Secretary can succeed himself for an unlimited number of four-year terms.
Summary:     This series consists of files maintained by Division Director Barratt Wilkins which document the organization and administration of the Department of State.  Records include the Department's newsletters, news releases, memoranda from the department's Information Office,  division director's meeting notes, organizational charts, and agency functional plans.  There are also records relating to the development of the state's protocol manual, the department's brochure, and other publicity materials.
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Associated Materials: Series S1862, Dept. of State Division and Bureau Administration Files, and S1880, Secretary of State's Office Correspondence Files, contain related records from this office.
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Subject Access Fields: Firestone, George.
Wilkins, Barratt.
Smith, Jim, 1940-
Florida. Dept. of State.
Florida. Division of Library and Information Services.
Budget Florida
Information resources management
Organizational charts. aat
Audio cassettes. aat
Newsletters. aat
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