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University of West Florida. Whitman Center Records

 Collection — Container: M1992-02
Identifier: M1992-02

Scope and Contents

Records and working papers of the Donald L. Whitman Center for State and Local Government, 1977- , including reports, publications, correspondence, and research files. The Center performs research for pahnandle city and county governments, especially the City of Pensacola and Escambia County on a variety of fiscal, tax, and planning matters. Includes the records of the Revenue Study Committee (the Collier Commission), 1985-1986, which examined revenue sources for the City of Pensacola; the Local Government Study Commission (Charter Government Commission), 1985-1988, which examined charter government for Escambia County; and records of the earlier 1978-1988 Escambia County charter study committee.

Subject and topics are too numberous to enmerate but are covered in the collection inventory and in extensive name/subject descriptors.


The UWF Center for State and Local Government was founded in 1977 to work with county and municipal governments to provide research services and study reports. Administratively, the Center is tied to the Department of Political Science. In 1989, upon the death of founding Director, Donald L. Whitman, the Center was renamed in his honor.


  • created: 1977-
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/00/1992


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, dependent on our compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, HIPPA requirements, donor agreements and other applicable state and federal statutes. Occasionally we may need to review a collection before permitting immediate access.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials is prohibited. Permission may be granted by the Special Collections Librarian for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc. In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyright materials or materials for which title is not owned by the institution. Recent revisions in the U.S. Copyright Law extended the copyright of correspondence, letters, and other personal papers to the life of the author plus seventy years.


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Source of Acquisition

Whitman Center, June 1992

Accruals and Additions

Additions from university archives backlog, Special Collections Department, January 1997

Processing Information

Revised 03/20/2007

Revised 01/30/1997

Cataloged 07/02/1992

University of West Florida. Whitman Center Records
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Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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Pensacola FL 32514 US
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