Local History

The exterior of the former library building, now the City Hall building.
Local History Room

Explore the local history room anytime the library is open! Sign in with a staff member, leave your ID (held while you browse the room), and they’ll unlock the room for you.

Print Newspapers

We carry the print versions of the Orlando Sentinel, the Wall Street Journal, Daily Commercial, and US Today. Back issues up to 3 months are stored and available for browsing in our Local History Room. Just ask a library staff member to assist you!

Yearbook Holdings

Curtright Vocational High School, Eustis Vocational High School Bates Avenue High School

1925-1968

 

Eustis High School

1940 (2 copies)

1941

1942

1943 (2 copies)

1944

1945

1946

1956

1958

1959 (3 copies)

1960 (2 copies)

1961 (2 copies)

1962 (3 copies)

1964

1965

1967 (2 copies)

1969 (2 copies)

1978 (2 copies)

1979 (2 copies)

1980

1981 (2 copies)

1982 (2 copies)

1983 (2 copies)

1984 (2 copies)

1985 (2 copies)

1986 (3 copies)

1987 (2 copies)

1988

1989

1990

1991 (3 copies)

1992 (2 copies)

1993 (2 copies)

1994 (2 copies)

1995 (2 copies)

1996 (2 copies)

1997

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2007 (2 copies)

2008 (2 copies)

2011

2013

 

Eustis Middle School

1997

1998

1999

2000 (2 copies)

2001

2002 (2 copies)

 

 

Tavares Middle School

2012

 

Funeral Programs of African American Citizens of Eustis, Florida
From the personal collections of private citizens, this collection consists of photocopies of the funeral programs of African American citizens of Eustis. These programs contain a variety of information, which may include portraits, genealogies and biographical sketches. Please contact the Eustis Memorial Library if you have program(s) to add to the collection.
Eustis Site Survey
This resource consists of a site survey of houses within Eustis City limits built before 1940. The site survey was completed in March 1992. The basic file consists of a file folder for each address included in the survey which contains at a minimum a Historical Structure Form. Some files have been supplemented with additional information about the building, such as ownership, newer color photos, and newspaper articles about the building or people connected to the building. Files are organized by street address.
City Directories for Eustis
1924-25, 1926-27, 1947-48, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968-1970, 1972-1994, 1996-2012
Databases and Repositories
AncestryAncestry - Library Edition
In house use only. Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more.
Florida on Florida Digital CollectionsFlorida on Florida
Florida On Florida is a catalog of digital materials related to Florida’s history, culture and environment. It includes all sorts of items including maps, photographs, postcards, books, and manuscripts. The materials in Florida on Florida come from digital collections held by libraries, archives, museums and historical societies throughout Florida.
Florida Historical Resources for KidsKids - Historical Resources
Learn about Florida's cultures, settlement, and facts about our great state. This site can provide you with knowledge to help with your Florida projects and assignments. You can learn about Florida's people from 12,000 years ago to the present, people of all cultures who have made our state their home. You can also find out Florida's state symbols like the state bird or the state song.
Florida Memory ProjectFlorida Memory
Florida Memory is a digital outreach program providing free online access to select archival resources from collections housed in the State Library and Archives of Florida. Florida Memory digitizes materials that illuminate the state's history and culture.
Gale US History Research Database

US History Collection
As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

Historical Photographs on Flickr

Alice-McClelland-Memorial-BandshellThe Eustis Memorial Library Picture Archive is a collection of historical photographs of places and events in and around Eustis, Florida. The majority of the pictures were donated to the library by individuals and local organizations. We encourage the public to view the albums and comment and/or add tags to the pictures.