Skip to content
Department of State Homepage State Library & Archives of Florida Services for Citizens Services for State Employees Services for Librarians Services for Archivists Services for Records Managers

Division of Library and Information Services : Research : Search Our Catalogs : Archives Catalog

State Archives of Florida Online Catalog

Magnifying glass over a document.

The Online Catalog allows searching and browsing of information about the Florida State Archives’ holdings of over 48,000 cubic feet of state and local government records and historical manuscripts. The catalog provides descriptions of over 3,400 collections and lists the contents of containers and folders in many of those collections. For assistance with accessing and using State Archives collections, call our Reference Staff at 850.245.6719 or email us at

SearchAdvanced Search  | Browse Indexes | Browse Collections  | FAQ

Details Page

Click on for detailed listing.

Record Group Number: 000170
Series/Collection Number: .S 1177
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Military Affairs.
Title, Dates: Circulars, 1907-1973.
Amount: 18.00 v.
9.00 microfilm reel 16 mm.
0.25 cubic ft.
Medium Included:
Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
Terms Governing Use:     Researchers should not use the microfilm copy of the circulars as they are an original copy and some are broken.
Biographical/Historical:     The Florida Legislature created the Department of Military Affairs in 1973 to succeed the Military Department (Chapter 73-93, Laws of Florida). The head of the Department of Military Affairs is the Adjutant General. The Department and the Adjutant General control the Florida units of the National Guard; supervise all the arms, troops, branches, and stores of the Guard; and transport and subsist any armed forces required by the state to maintain law and order. The Department and the Adjutant General maintain their headquarters in St. Augustine. The state militia has existed since territorial days, becoming the Florida State Troops in 1887 (Ch. 3707, Laws) and the Florida National Guard in 1909 (Ch. 5930, Laws).

Summary:     This series consists of circulars issued by the Office of the Adjutant General pertaining to the Department of Military Affairs and its predecessor, the Military Department. The series includes original printed circulars for the years 1907-1912, 1916, and 1923; circulars in bound volumes for the years 1923 through 1940; and microfilm copies of circulars for the years 1946 to 1973.

    The Office of the Adjutant General issued these circulars to provide information on topics of interest to Florida's military forces, the National Guard, and its predecessor, the Florida State Troops. The circulars are generally of an advisory nature and include information on such diverse subjects as the proper and improper wearing of uniforms, weapon's instruction and maintenance, military record keeping, safekeeping of supplies, proceedings of the National Militia Board, the Florida Naval Militia, the typhoid vaccine, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, pay and retirement information, and military education.

Finding Aids: Folder listing available. 0
Additional Physical Form:
Reproduction Note: Microfilm.
Location of Originals/Duplicates:
Associated Materials:
Language Notes:
Ownership/Custodial History:
Publication Note:
General Note:
Electronic Records Access:
Subject Access Fields: Florida. Naval Militia.
Florida. State Troops.
Florida. National Guard.
Military administration.
Added Entries Florida. Office of the Adjutant General.
Florida. Military Dept.