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Record Group Number: 000150
Series/Collection Number: .S 137
Creator: Florida. Dept. of State.
Title, Dates: Secretary of State administrative files, 1962-1980.
Amount: 4.50 cubic ft.
Medium Included: photographs
Organization/Arrangement: Budgets and audits are alphabetical by name of agency under audit; other materials arranged loosely by subject or record type.
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Summary:     This series consists of the administrative files of the Secretary of State from 1962 to 1980.  The series includes audit and budget reports from the Secretary of State's Office (1962-1970), and subject files from Secretaries Richard Stone (1969-1971), Bruce Smathers (1974-1977), and George Firestone (1977-1980).  The subject files consist of correspondence, reports, and a small amount of cabinet material.
    A wide variety of subjects and issues are covered, including library services, the state fine arts council, state theater, historic preservation boards, and other functions of the Dept. of State.  A "clemency reading file" contains correspondence from around the world, most of which begs for the commutations of death sentences to ten men on death row in 1979.  Another subject which generated many letters and petitions was legislation concerning tie-in sales of recreation leases in 1977.
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Subject Access Fields: Secretary of State.
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Capital punishment History Florida
Florida Cultural policy
Added Entries Stone, Richard, 1928-
Smathers, Bruce A.
Firestone, George.
Florida. Office of Secretary of State.