The South Florida Collections Management Center (SFCMC), located within Everglades National Park,manages the multi-park museum program and provides long-term museum planning for all five National Park Service units in south Florida: Big Cypress National Preserve, De Soto National Memorial, and the Biscayne, Dry Tortugas, and Everglades National Parks.
The SFCMC manages museum collections and archival collections.
Some of the categories of materials in the museum collections are archeological, ethnographic, historical, art, and biological specimens, spanning over 450 years of human history.
The archival collections contain documents, photographs, oral histories, films, maps, newspaper clipping, scrapbooks, journals, and personal papers associated with the parks. The primary holdings are records documenting the parks’ resources and the National Park Service management of the sites. Monitoring data for the parks’ natural and cultural resources, and the ecosystem restoration efforts are also documented in the archives. https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1565/collection-management.htm
The Parks Collection site lists each park with a general profile of its collection, and a link to the park’s site with more detailed information. For example, the Everglades National Park site gives detailed information about their collection.
A variety of online finding aids from the Everglades National Park archives are available through the EVER Archives.
South Florida Collections Management Center
Access and Use
SFCMC is open for public access Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment only. Closed on all federal holidays and whenever Everglades National Park is closed.
To reach a staff member, visit the Contact Us page.