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Record Group Number: 000151
Series/Collection Number: .S 1977
Creator: Florida. Office of Secretary of State.
Title, Dates: Secretary of State Katherine Harris's speech files, 2000-2002.
Amount: 1.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical by topic or organization addressed.
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Biographical/Historical: The post of Secretary of State was created in the 1838 Constitution (Article III, Section 14, 1838 Constitution; Article IV, Section 21, 1885 Constitution; Article IV, Section 4(b), 1968 Constitution; Ch. 15 FS).  The Secretary of State was the successor to the Secretary of the Territory.  The Office of Secretary of State was created in 1845 to maintain the state's public records. In 1969 (Ch. 69-106, Laws), the Office of Secretary of State became part of the Dept. of State.  The post of Secretary of State was one of the elected Cabinet posts until January 3, 2003, the effective date of a 1998 constitutional amendment eliminating the office from the Cabinet and making the department responsible to the governor, with the Secretary of State position a gubernatorial appointment.
Summary:     Speeches and drafts of Secretary of State Katherine Harris cover a broad range of topics including adult literacy; agriculture; arts; banking and finance; charter schools; cultural events; cultural and historic preservation; disabilities; elections; election fraud and reform; free trade; holocaust; international economics; international relations; olympics; private enterprise; terrorism; tourist development; volunteer programs; and voter access.  In addition, there are speeches and drafts which relate to civic organizations, international organizations, political organizations and Chambers of Commerce in Florida as well as in other parts of the United States and abroad.
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Subject Access Fields: Harris, Katherine, 1957-
Secretary of State, Office of.
Agriculture Florida
Art Florida
Artisans Florida
Art museums Florida
Banks and banking History Florida.
Business development.
Chambers of commerce.
Diplomats United States
Economic development.
Education Florida
Election law Florida
Elections Florida
International relations.
Legislation Florida
Tourism Florida.
Trade associations
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Added Entries Florida. Dept. of State.

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