Three universities in the state of Florida now support presses devoted to the publication of scholarly and worthwhile books. The publication of volumes dealing with the history of Florida has been one of their important functions. The oldest of the presses is that founded in 1945 at the University of Florida. Its first publication was a brief history of the state, Rembert W. Patrick’s Florida Under Five Flags. Since its first appearance it has gone through three editions and has been a perennial bestseller. Since 1945, under the direction of Lewis F. Haines, the University of Florida Press has turned out twenty-one titles dealing with Florida history, and maintains a long catalog of books in a variety of other fields. Included in its works on Florida history are five biographies of significant state figures ranging all the way from Menendez to Hamilton Holt. In 1959 the Press started a series of social science monographs, publishing four every year. Three of these titles are in the area of Florida history. In 1962 a significant reprint series of rare old works was begun as the “Floridiana Series of Facsimile and Reprint Editions.” The books in this series are actually photographic reproductions of old classics, attractively bound in simulated leather covers with handsome gold stamping.
Doherty, Jr., Herbert J.
"Florida Books from University Presses,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 42
, Article 9.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol42/iss2/9