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Record Group Number: 000151
Series/Collection Number: .S 1978
Creator: Florida. Office of Secretary of State.
Title, Dates: Secretary of State Sandra Mortham's media contact report files, 1994-1998.
Amount: .50 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by subject.
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Biographical/Historical: The post of Secretary of State was created in the 1838 Constitution (Article III, Section 14, 1838 Constitution; Article IV, Section 21, 1885 Constitution; Article IV, Section 4(b), 1968 Constitution; Ch. 15 FS).  The Secretary of State was the successor to the Secretary of the Territory.  The Office of 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 Dept. of 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 contains media contact reports, news releases, press releases, and correspondence associated with several divisions of the Department of State, including as Cultural Affairs, Historical Resources, Elections, Library and Information Services, and Licensing.  This series illustrates how the Secretary of State and the Divisions interact and disseminate public information on  various activities and issues in the Department of of State.  The records also address political issues of Florida and the Secretary of State's involvement with election campaigns and election reforms.
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Subject Access Fields: Mortham, Sandra B., 1951-
Florida. Office of Secretary of State.
Secretary of State.
Arts Florida
Cultural affairs.
Elections Florida
Financial disclosure Florida
Historic preservation Florida
Historic sites Florida
Libraries Florida
Library administration Florida.
Professions Licenses Florida
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