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Florida History–Distance services

Posted Apr 6, 2010 Posted by 4 Comments

For non-county residents unable to visit the archives, basic look-up and copying services (such as obituaries and city directory listings) are provided at a cost of $5.00 for each search. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. Many customers send us a check along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope or a FedEx/UPS mailer. The mailing address is:

Monroe County Public Library
Florida History Department
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL 33040
ph: 305-809-5260

Since most of the items in the archives are fragile or rare, we don’t loan these materials out for the purpose of outside copying.

Our Florida History Department is located in the Key West Library and maintains the same hours. Click here for hours and location. Our historian, Tom Hambright may be reached at 305-809-5260 or email hambright-tom at monroecounty-fl.gov

Downloads of low-resolution, archival images or audio files from the library’s websites are available free of charge. High-resolution reproductions (generally, uncompressed, full-size master files) can be provided on removable storage media (such as compact disc) at a cost of $10.00 per image. Non-profit and research organizations may be granted a waiver of this fee, at the discretion of Library staff.

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  • Anne Rodda said:

    Dear Librarians,
    I am looking for an obituary for Rita Meyers, res. at death Key Largo, died June 1991, sorry I do not have the date. Please let me know if you can e-mail it to me. Thank you.
    Anne Rodda

  • Anne
    Anne (author) said:

    Hi Anne,
    I checked our index to the Key West Citizen and did not locate this name.
    Sorry we couldn’t help you with this. Please email our historian, Tom Hambright at hambright-tom@monroecounty-fl.gov with any future research needs.
    Best wishes,

  • Lindy Bartels said:

    Searching for an obituary for:

    Leo J Stahl, died Jan 25, 1991 in Tavernier, Monroe, Florida

    Thank you for any help!


  • Tony Murtaugh said:

    Dear Librarians, Searching for an obit of a friend Any Perry who died on or about 8/18-8/20/1981 in a traffic accident in Key West. Wondering if you had any records. Visiting Key West very soon, hope to visit library. Thanks, Tony