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Record Group Number: 000145
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Creator: Florida. Board of Commissioners of State Institutions.
Title, Dates: Board of Commissioners of State Institutions record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     The Board of Commissioners of State Institutions was created in 1868 (Article V, Section 20, 1868 Constitution) and consisted of the Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Comptroller, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commissioner of Agriculture (General Commissioner of Lands and Immigration prior to 1885), and until 1885, the Adjutant General.
    The Board controlled state hospitals, correctional institutions, the construction of public buildings, the ownership of the Seminole Indian reservation lands, the Governor's Mansion Commission, and the buildings in the Capitol Center Complex (except for the Capitol). The Board maintained prison workshops and alcoholic rehabilitation centers; licensed airports; insured public buildings under its control; and held title to every patent, copyright, or trademark owned by the state.  The Board was abolished in 1969 with its functions passing to various departments of the reorganized Executive Department (Ch. 69-106, Laws).
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