The Sarah D. and L. Kirk McKay, Jr. Archives Center

The McKay Archives' collections include the institutional records of Florida Southern College created or used in the course of business; personal as well as faculty papers, photographs, audio, video and artifact materials, including the Florida Citrus Archives collected and preserved by Thomas B. Mack (1914-2004), when he was a professor at the College.

Click on the links for more information about:
         Florida Southern College History
         Manuscript Collections
         Citrus Archives
         Digital Collections
         Digital Exhibits
         Oral Histories

Getting started with your research....


We are open to the public and invite research in all our materials.

Normal Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please check academic calender for holidays. Please call ahead for specific information: 863-680-4994.

The Center also houses the Governor Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Center for Florida History (863-680-4312) and the Ruth K. and Charles T. Thrift, Jr., Florida United Methodist Heritage Center. Arrangements to use the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church materials must be made through the Conference Archivist (863-688-5563).

Junior high, high school, college and other class visits: Classes are welcome! Please talk to the archivist to arrange a time and learn about available materials. At least one-week's notice will help us to schedule staff time and ensure private space for teaching.

Gerrianne Schaad, CA  863-680-4994 or
Jeffrey Zines 863-616-6487 or

McKay Archives CENTER Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed

Hours vary during special events.


McKay Archives Digital Image Service
Poster Printing Service