Highlights of the Matheson History Museum’s collections include

  • Over 20,000 historic Florida postcards from every county in the state – A selection of the museum’s postcards can be viewed online on the University of Florida Digital Collections website, https://ufdc.ufl.edu/collections/mhcc.
  • 1,500 Florida stereoview cards from the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • A large collection of illustrations of Florida from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and Harper’s Weekly newspaper
  • The Bone Photograph Collection, featuring photographs taken by local professional photographer Elmer Harvey Bone from the 1920s to the 1950s
  • Records of local civic and social groups
  • A large Alachua County History Subject File

The Matheson History Museum’s research library books are catalogued in the collection of the Alachua County Library District and are searchable on their website, www.aclib.us.

Hotel White House postcard, courtesy of the Matheson

Want to donate?

We are always looking for artifacts that help tell the history of Alachua County. If you wish to donate or have images/documents you’re willing for us to scan, please contact Chloe Richardson at crichardson@mathesonmuseum.org or 352-378-2280.