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Record Group Number: 000200
Series/Collection Number: .S 1910
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Title, Dates: Fairs, livestock shows, and exhibits coordinator's files, 1973-1976.
Amount: 1.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by subject.
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Biographical/Historical:   The Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture regulated state fairs and livestock shows throughout the state (Ch. 63-247, Ch. 67-491, Ch. 69-106). This was accomplished with a State Coordinator of Fairs, Livestock Shows, and Exhibits, who conducted safety inspections, issued permits, and scheduled fairs. Wallace Rich was coordinator in the mid-1970s. Rich was also the Secretary-Treasurer for the International Association of Governmental Fair Agencies. In 1974, the Florida State Fair, previously a private, non-profit organization, became a state entity that was supervised by Coordinator Rich and the governor-appointed State Fair Authority (Ch. 74-322).
Summary:   This series consists of correspondence, publications, inspection reports, permits, and memoranda  documenting the duties of the State Coordinator of Fairs, Livestock Shows, and Exhibits, which included safety inspections, licensing, and scheduling of state fairs, agricultural exhibits, and livestock shows. The series also provides information on the State Fair Authority, the Florida Agriculture and Livestock Fair Council, and the International Association of Governmental Fair Agencies.

Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
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Associated Materials: See series 1833 for information on Florida fair associations, including state regulation of, for the years 1957 to 1972.
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Subject Access Fields: Florida State Fair Authority.
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