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Record Group Number: 000151
Series/Collection Number: .S 1806
Creator: Florida. Office of Secretary of State.
Title, Dates: Secretary Katherine Harris's subject files, 1999-2003,
Amount: 10.25 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Subject alphabetical; then chronological.
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Biographical/Historical: The Office of the Secretary of State was created in 1845 to maintain the State's public records.  In 1969 (Ch. 69-106, Laws), the Office of Secretary of State became part 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; 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 was one of the elected Cabinet posts until January 3, 2003, the effective date of a 1998 constitutional amendment eliminating the office from the Cabinet and making the department responsible to the governor, with the Secretary of State position a gubernatorial appointment.
Summary:     This series consists primarily of correspondence but also includes some reports, studies related to the following areas: international trade and cultural missions, Florida International Affairs Commission, the Sister City Grant Program, Office of International Affairs, Florida Intergovernmental Relations Foundation, Office of Trade and Economic Development. The series also includes informational publications documenting the many areas of activity and concern to Florida's Secretary of State.  Secretary Harris was the last cabinet grade Secretary of State, and as such her concerns span the entire body of issues addressed by the Florida Cabinet.
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Subject Access Fields: Harris, Katherine, 1957-
Florida. Office of Secretary of State.
Secretary of State.
Trade associations
Tourist trade Florida
International relations.
Foreign trade promotion Florida
Florida Politics and government 1951-
Florida Officials and employees
Added Entries Florida. Dept. of State.
Florida Cabinet.