Private collections donated by individuals and families represent an important aspect of the Florida Archaeology collections. These collections include provenienced artifacts from throughout Florida and a limited amount of material from other parts of North America.
These collections range in size from small surface collections representing single sites to collections that cover large portions of the state and include thousands of artifacts. Many of the items from these collections have been subjects of research projects and student training, and are often used for exhibitions and educational displays.
A representative sample of donated private collections curated at the Florida Museum includes the following collections organized by family name.
- McMullen (Osceola, Polk, Volusia Counties)
- McDonald (Brevard County)