The University Archives and West Florida History Center has approximately 800 collections totaling about 1.8 million items. A collection may consist of personal papers, manuscripts, genealogical and business records, photographs, maps, audio and video materials, and other sources of information.
The University Archives and West Florida History Center has one of the largest research collections in existence on West Florida, its history, development, and people from earliest settlement to the present, covering aspects of the region. In addition, it houses the archives of the University of West Florida.
The History Center's webpage provides access to a short abstract of each collection held in the University Archives and West Florida History Center. Each collection also has an inventory listing the folders and contents of each box of records.
The Archon Catalog, which is online, includes the collection description and inventory for searching by name, subject, title, etc. Archon currently searches about 240 of the 800 collections in the department, but this is constantly changing as new inventories and collections are added. Archon also includes digital objects such as digitized photographs, documents, and other files. Collection inventories can be consulted in the University Archives and West Florida History Center or by contacting the staff of the department.