Scope and Content Note
Early days of phosphate mining
The Phosphate Industry had an immense economic impact on Lakeland and the surrounding towns in Polk County during the 20th Century. The collection contains brochures and educational pamphlets that explain the mining operations, uses, and reclamation of the mined land. The Lakeland room also houses a number of monographs on the subject, as well as a few photographs and postcards documenting the Phosphate Industry.
The records in this series are arranged alphabetically by name, subject or type of record and chronologically within folders. They are divided into two series: Subject Files and Manuscripts.