Incorporated in 1929, the Jacksonville Historical Society's purpose is to foster and promote appreciation of the history of Jacksonville and northeast Florida. To this end, the society promotes the collection, preservation and presentation of materials pertaining to the area's history. The society maintains archives at the Swisher Library of Jacksonville University, with a collection that includes letters, diaries, and photographs related to the Civil War, as well as historical minutes of the Mary Martha Reid Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Florida's first UDC Chapter. Access to the collection is by appointment.
Jacksonville University, 2800 University Boulevard North Jacksonville, FL 32211