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Record Group Number: 000155
Series/Collection Number: .S 2330
Creator: Florida. Dept. of State.  --Division of Historical Resources.
Title, Dates: Emanuel Point Excavation records, 1992-1998.
Amount: 1.25 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Unarranged.
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Biographical/Historical: ****DEACCESSIONED****The Division of Historical Resources is part of the Florida Department of State's Office of Cultural, Historical and Information Programs (OCHIP) in the Office of the Secretary of State. The Division was created in 1986 (Chapter 86-183, Laws), assuming some of the functions of the Division of Archives, History and Records Management. The Division is mandated to preserve historical, cultural and archaeological resources for the state of Florida. The Division includes the Bureau of Historic Preservation, the Bureau of Archaeological Research and the Director's Office.

      The Bureau of Archaeological Research (BAR) is responsible for the state's archaeology program, carrying out archaeological surveys and excavations throughout the state. They maintain records on historical resources and assist consultants and planners in protecting sites. The bureau's Underwater Archaeology Program includes not only historic shipwreck sites but also pre-Columbian sites in underwater contexts. 

      The Emanuel Point Shipwreck Project was managed by the Department of State and the University of West Florida. The project aimed to survey and excavate the oldest recovery of the exploration of the New World. In 1992, a Bureau of Archaeological Research team conducted an underwater inventory of Pensacola Bay, discovering the remains of the Spanish galleon from Tristan de Luna's 1559 attempt to settle the first major colony in Florida. A hurricane off the coast of Emanuel Point of Pensacola Bay resulted in seven vessels from de Luna's fleet being lost. The shipwreck was found with a magnetometer, and careful testing revealed the well-preserved, undisturbed shipwreck. The University of West Florida's field school tested the site in 1993, exposing the lower hull and a variety of artifacts.

Summary: ****DEACCESSIONED****The series documents the administration, research, and artifact analysis of the Emanuel Point Shipwreck Project from 1992-1998. The records consist of administrative files, research files, translations of Spanish records, correspondence and memoranda, meeting minutes, news releases, reports, and conference materials.

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Associated Materials: Other records relating to the Emanuel Point shipwreck can be found in Series S1632: Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano: copies of documents relating to his expedition to Florida, 1548-1978, 1999.
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General Note: **** DEACCESSIONED****Records were transferred to Division of Historical Resources.
Electronic Records Access:
Subject Access Fields: University of West Florida.
Florida. Dept. of State.  --Division of Historical Resources.
Archaeology Florida.
Underwater archaeology Florida.
Shipwrecks Florida.
Pensacola (Fla.)
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