Hilton-Green Research Room
A vast public resource for professional and amateur researchers
The Hilton-Green Research Room maintains an extensive collection of archival materials available to the public for research.
The Hilton-Green Research Room of the University of West Florida Historic Trust is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The archives contain over 100,000 images that include street scenes, buildings, residences, fortifications, ships, industries, festivals, portraits, and other images of local interest. Other holdings include Pensacola city directories dating back to 1885, telephone books, cemetery records, records of the Spanish Land Grants, extensive files of local newspaper clippings, microfilm of early Pensacola newspapers, and bound copies of the Pensacola Gazette from 1834-1854, census records, and Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps. Our Lelia Abercrombie Historical Reference Library contains many out of print and hard to find volumes about Northwest Florida. The archives also houses a variety of scrapbooks, family correspondence, records from local organizations, business records and correspondence.
Indexes of some of our holdings can be found under the UWF Historic Trust icon at the UWF Institutional Repository web page.
The Lelia Abercrombie Historical Reference Library was named for the woman who was director of the Pensacola Historical Society for many years. The Hilton-Green Research Room was named in honor of Henry Hilton-Green Jr., who bequeathed the majority of the money used in the renovations.
Due to staffing limitations and the advance preparation necessary to provide access to most of the museum's collections, we ask researchers to contact us to schedule an appointment. This allows us to determine what collections are needed, assure that they will be available, and explain any restrictions that may apply. Please contact Jacki Wilson, archivist, at 850-595-5840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.