The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is a separately accredited, research-active institution within the USF System. USFSP offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in three colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education. USFSP is recognized for its significant commitment to community involvement and civic engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Is a unique collaborative initiative, combining innovative historical research with cutting-edge technology. The site offers users a multidisciplinary perspective of colonial Florida’s rich history, a history that extends far beyond what we think of as ‘Florida’ today. In the sixteenth century, the “Provinces of La Florida” extended up the entire Atlantic coastline and inland to the Mississippi River. Yet despite Spain’s claim to the region, its sovereignty over Florida was always tenuous, and often contested. For more than three centuries, competing colonial powers, free and enslaved blacks, and Native Americans interacted to shape Florida’s unique and diverse landscape.
Definition and objective. The NAUTA Institute is a non-profit cultural association with an international scope. Our goal is the promotion of educational, social, cultural and economic relations with those countries in which, throughout history, the Spanish presence has left its mark.
Special Thanks To:
Instituto de Historia y Cultura Militar
Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba
St. Petersburg Museum of History
Tampa Bay History Center
Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla
Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico City
Archivo General de Simancas, Simancas
Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cádiz
Archivo Histórico Provincial de Sevilla
Casa de América, Madrid
Diocese of St. Augustine
Embajada de España, Washington, DC
Larry Jopek, WEDU
Museo de América, Madrid Museo Naval, Madrid
Organization of American States, Washington, DC
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Augustine