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Jan K. Platt papers

Identifier: MS-1996-08
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Scope and Contents

The Jan K. Platt Papers focus on environmental concerns, regional development, operating budgets, and public services, such as libraries and welfare, within Hillsborough County. This collection also includes correspondence, memorandum, and reports from the numerous boards, authorities, and commissions that Platt chaired and served on, in addition to miscellaneous campaign ephemera.


  • Created: 1974-2004
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1996


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Biographical or Historical Information

Janice Kaminis Platt (Jan K. Platt) was born in 1936 in St. Petersburg, Florida. After attending University of Florida, University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt University for postgraduate studies, Platt ran for public office. She was first elected as a Tampa City Council Member from 1974-1978 before being elected to serve on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, where she held office from 1978-1996, and again from 1998 to 2004. As an active County Commissioner, Platt has fought to protect the environment, keep government honest, and assure balanced, managed growth. This collection contains extensive records from Commissioner Platt’s activities in public office ranging from 1974 to her retirement in 2004.

Note written by Adams, K., 2012


285.33 Linear Feet

214 boxes

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Source of Acquisition

Jan K. Platt

Method of Acquisition


Jan K. Platt papers
Adams, K.; Kirk Mitchell
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Repository Details

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