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    In addition to more than 117,000 volumes, the Supreme Court Library houses many historical documents related to the development of the Florida Supreme Court.


    On August 13, 1974, the Florida Supreme Court Library became a designated federal depository library.

    “This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)”

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    HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS


    The Evolution of Justice in Florida: Historical Documents, Photographs & Images

    This exhibit depicts some of the interesting and significant aspects of the Supreme Court and the justice system throughout the history of Florida. Drawings, photographs, and documents, some dating as far back as 1597, provide insight into the development of Florida’s judicial system.

    The FORTY DISPLAYS, each consisting of images and text, reflect the major components of the judiciary: The Law, Cases, The Court System, Juries and Justices.

    The exhibit of 18 displays of historical photographs and images is on display on the second floor rotunda of the Supreme Court building. In 2005 an additional 22 panels were added and displayed throughout the second floor of the Supreme Court.

    Read the Florida Bar Article about the Display