Digital collections in the USF Libraries originate from several sources:
Digitization and digital collection building began at the USF Tampa Library Special Collections Department in the fall of 1995. In 1997 the library formally began to develop a plan to create a "virtual library" via twelve Virtual Library Implementation Teams. The Digitization Project Group (DPG) studied current standards and best practices in digitization and digital collections and created a plan for the organization of the Library Digitization Center (LDC). The DPG finished its work with the formal organization of the LDC in 1999, while the overall Virtual Library Project work concluded in 2001. Digitization staff have continuously studied emerging standards and best practices and researched new procedures to keep the digitization unit productive and efficient. In that spirit of innovation and efficiency the unit has gone through several reorganizations.
A Digital Collections & Imaging Unit was constituted in the fall of 2005 under a plan to streamline imaging, digitization, and digital collections operations by merging staff from multiple units across the USF Tampa Library. Greater efficiency was attained by gathering staff expertise and equipment into a single unit sharing the same facilities. In early 2008, the unit was renamed Digital Collections & Services in order to emphasize its role in assisting patrons. In December 2008, DCS formally merged with the Special Collections Department to form Special & Digital Collections.
|The Aegean was the University of South Florida Student Yearbook from the 1963-64 academic year through the 1972-73 academic year. Aegean / USF Yearbook||Alicia's photographs Alicia Appleman-Jurman Photographs||This is the digital collection of the All-Sports Library dime novels. All-Sports Library|
|The Yorkunas collection chronicles the weekly – sometimes daily – correspondence between Tampa commercial artist Alvin P. Yorkunas and his wife, Mary Ann. An accomplished artist, Yorkunas often illustrated his letters and envelopes with images drawn from both his personal life and military experiences. These letters give a rare and often humorous insight into the daily life of an early Tampa resident, his drawings from abroad and his memories of home. The collection includes correspondence, personal journals, military documents, postcards, photographs, artwork, printed ephemera, and realia. Alvin P. Yorkunas Collection||American Indian Weekly. American Indian Weekly||Archibald Slaymaker (1867-1939), the son of Amos Barr Slaymaker, owned and operated the Slaymaker-Whittier Dry Goods Store in Clarke's Gap, Virginia. The Archibald Slaymaker Collection includes carte de visite photographs, black and white prints, and glass plate negatives. The collection is largely family-centric, documenting the home and social life of the Slaymaker family in Virginia's Albemarle County during the years leading up to the Civil War. The collection also includes the typescript of a Slaymaker family history in the 20th century written by Addison Slaymaker, a Tampa resident and the donor of this historic photograph collection. There are 19 carte de visite photographs in the collection, including shots of Jefferson and Varina Davis, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, John S. Mosby, Braxton Bragg, as well as other Confederate officers. There are also 31 black and white prints and 39 extant glass plate negatives... Archibald Slaymaker Glass Plate Negative Collection|
|The Art and Art History Collection features a wide range of digital images with an emphasis on the history of Western art. Image sets include: The Dresden Collection, Brueghel and Rubens, Ancient Greek Art (Architecture and Sculpture), Ancient Art (Minoan and Roman), Roman Art, Michelangelo, Italian Renaissance, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, and Contemporary Architecture. Images from art history textbooks include: Gardner, Expanded Gardner, Stokstad, Gilbert, Hartt, Cunningham, and Reich. There are 3,645 images in this collection. Access note: Full access to this collection is currently available only to authorized users coming from USF IP addresses. For more information or to report technical issues please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)||This growing collection of survivor testimonies, conducted in the U.S. and Africa by University of South Florida Department of Anthropology Professors Elizabeth Bird and Dr. Erin Kimmerle, USF Department of History Professor Fraser Ottanelli, and Tampa Police Detective Charles Massucci documents the massacre that took place on October 5th 1967, in the Delta State of community of Asaba, in Nigeria. For more information visit: AsabaMemorial.org and the USF Libraries Asaba Memorial Project Academic Resource Pages. Asaba Memorial Oral History Project||Bohemia. Bohemia|
|This is the digital collection of the Brave and Bold dime novels. Brave and Bold||This is the digital collection of the Buffalo Bill Stories dime novels. Buffalo Bill Stories||Burgert Brothers was Tampa’s leading commercial photographic firm from 1918 to the early 1960s. Established by brothers Al and Jean, the studio focused primarily on photographing the Tampa Bay area, including Ybor City, Port Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Ballast Point. The Burgert Brothers' photographs captured Tampa's development from small town to major city and include images of daily activities, festivals, churches, homes, businesses, and streets. Special Collections holds 859 prints from Burgert Brothers negatives, all of which have been digitized and are available online. Click here for more information about the collection of prints and additional resources. Copyright statement - click here. This digital collection was made possible by a generous gift from the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation in 1996. Burgert Brothers Collection of Tampa Photographs|
|Day by day our present is being added to our past. The USF Library's commitment to preserve and protect our state's history is being fulfilled through the establishment of an oral history program. There are many individuals whose lives and careers have been impacted through their association with our state, and our state is a better place because of that association. We must collect these spoken memories and personal commentaries of historical significance before it is too late and they are lost forever. We must preserve this record of firsthand life experiences to benefit subsequent generations of students and scholars. The USF Tampa Library Oral History Program began in 1997 with an endowment from Piers Anthony and his wife Carol Jacob. Additional support was provided through a gift from Doyle E. Carlton, Jr. This founding collection is named in honor of Piers Anthony, his wife Carol Jacob, and Doyle E. Carlton, Jr... Carlton-Anthony Tampa Oral History Project||The Center for Economic Development Research (CEDR) was a Type II research center that was part of the USF College of Business Administration. CEDR’s mission was to initiate and conduct innovative research on economic development. CEDR’s data center and web site served to enhance development efforts at the University of South Florida, its College of Business, throughout the Tampa Bay region, and the State of Florida. CEDR provided the university community, local communities, and Tampa Bay’s economic development professionals with information and analysis on a wide range of urban, regional, and international issues affecting the seven-county region. Research results are reported in CEDR’s quarterly economic report, The Tampa Bay Economy. Center for Economic Development Research (CEDR) Collection||This digital collection consists of the publications in e-book form of the University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research. Currently there are over 300 documents online. New titles will become available as they are cataloged. Center for Urban Transportation Research Publications [USF]|
|El Centro Asturiano is one of Tampa’s early Spanish social clubs. The club, founded in 1902, catered to Latin males, most of whom were immigrant workers in Ybor City’s cigar factories. Members paid a monthly fee for health insurance, use of club facilities, and guaranteed burial. This is a collection of membership record portrait snapshots. Centro Asturiano de Tampa Membership Records Photograph Collection||There are three main components of the Charles Ringling Family Collection: the Ringling mansion, the archives from the Ringling Brothers Circus, and biographical materials centered on Charles Ringling family. The digitized images in this collection are a sampling of the larger collection available at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library in Sarasota. Charles Ringling Family Collection||This is the City, County, and Regional Histories E-Book Collection. City, County, and Regional Histories E-Book Collection|
|Andy Huse, assistant librarian in USF Libraries’ Special & Digital Collections, interviewed people from the Columbia Restaurant Group, including the executive chef, a legendary waiter, the Chief Executive Officer, and other staff members. This series examines the history of this legendary restaurant, the family’s business struggles, community issues, and the Gonzmart family’s legacy of generosity. These interviews also played a vital part in Huse’s book, “The Columbia Restaurant: Celebrating a Century of History, Culture, and Cuisine (University Press of Florida, 2009). Columbia Restaurant Oral History Project||Operated by the same family since 1905, the Columbia Restaurant is the oldest restaurants in Florida and one of the largest Spanish restaurants in the nation. With humble beginnings as a café and saloon in Ybor City, the Hernandez and Gonzmart families expanded the business, first into adjacent space on its city block, and later opened restaurants around the state. The Columbia is most notable for how it evolved and adapted with the changing developments in Ybor City. Acquired by Casimiro Hernandez Sr. in 1905 from a Mr. Vasquez, Hernandez cultivated a solid business and bought the property in 1912. The Saloon Columbia quickly became the expanded Columbia Restaurant with the help of new partners (the Garcias of neighboring La Fonda Restaurant) at the onset of state and federal Prohibition laws. During the 1930s, the Columbia’s Don Quixote dining room cashed in on the... Columbia Restaurant/Gonzmart Family Collections, 1903-||Since 2001, the Globalization and Community Health Field School, a University of South Florida program based out of the Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica, has produced valuable research on health related issues in the Monteverde Zone. Through this digital library project, supported by the University of South Florida Libraries, the University of Vermont Libraries, and the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, the full text of research-based final reports and final PowerPoint presentations are available and searchable through a variety of search options. This digital library project is part of an integrated effort by the Monteverde Institute to provide full text access to Monteverde-based information that will assist researchers, practitioners, and students focusing their work in the Monteverde Zone. The digital resources available for this collection are image+text or "born-digital" pdfs. Community Health Collection [Monteverde Institute]|
|This collection comprises over 120 testimonies with the Allied service men and women who helped liberate World War II (WWII) concentration camps. Author Michael Hirsh recorded the interviews for his book The Liberators: America's Witnesses to the Holocaust (New York, 2010) and donated the tapes and transcripts to the USF Libraries Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center. Concentration Camp Liberators Oral History Project||
This is the digital collection of the The Deadwood Dick Library dime novels.
The Deadwood Dick Library
The Deadwood Dick Library
This is the digital collection of the The Deadwood Dick Library dime novels.
|This is the digital collection of the Diamond Dick Jr. dime novels. Diamond Dick Jr.|
|From the late 19th through the early 20th century, dime novels and story papers flourished in America. Printed on the cheapest of paper, often with lurid cover illustrations, dime novels -- which were named after their ten cent price tag -- and story papers were considered ephemeral, to be read, often in secret, passed on to friends, or discarded. Today, these ancestors of the mass-market paperback reveal the development of genre fiction. This digital collection, which is an ongoing project, will provide examples from the many genres found in dime novels and story papers, including westerns, school stories, romance, science fiction, mysteries and detective fiction, and historical fiction. For more information about the Dime Novel Collection, click here. Dime Novel Collection||The Dion Boucicault Theatre Collection (finding guide/collection inventory) primarily contains manuscript and printed plays. The collection consists of approximately 781 items, including printed and manuscript play scripts, sides, stage directions, letters, and musical scores. The collection consists of 20 boxes of materials and also includes set design sketches, prompt books, photographs and select musical segments. Dion Boucicault Theatre Collection, 1843-1847||Disparo en Red began as a science fiction and fantasy e-zine freely distributed by email from 2004 to 2008. Its focus was the publication of theoretical articles on the genre, short stories, and short novels from classical Anglo-Saxon science fiction (not published in Cuba), and it offered space for the writings of young Cuban authors. By 2005, following the publishing crisis in the 1990s, there was no room for new authors to publish books. Neither were there many competitions that would include publishing works in print. In addtion, each genre magazine project was rejected with the justificaiton of the publishing crisis. The idea arose to use email as a tool in our favor. In the fifty issues of Disparo en Red, current international views about the genre with theoretical articles from Cubans appeared. Previously unpublished texts were published that subsequently became contest winners and were published in print. Cuban fans could also read classics from... Disparo en Red [Cuban science fiction magazine]|
|In 2007, University of South Florida alum Donald L. Bentz donated a collection of materials highlighting numerous Bay area events and organizations developed and sponsored by Tampa’s LGBT community. Consisting of items from local organization Greater Tampa Bay Pride Organization, Inc. and such events as “Pillage and Plunder” and “Wet Party,” the Donald L. Bentz Collection primarily includes administrative documents, posters, photographs and other items from the early 1990s to the early 2000s. Donald L. Bentz Collection, 1988-2001 [LGBT]||The Drew Field Echoes was the wartime weekly newspaper of the Tampa air base, Drew Fields. From the Melvin B. Asp Collection in Special Collections, this digital collections covers the 1942-1944 issues of the newspaper. The physical collection is located in Special Collections at the USF Tampa Library. All issues were digitized as part of the Florida Digital Newspaper Library (FDNL) project. The FDNL is a project funded in part by grants from Florida’s Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants Program, from the National Endowment for the Humanities' National Digital Newspaper Program, and from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The newspapers in the FDNL come from libraries and other organizations throughout the State of Florida. Drew Field Echoes||This collection documents the growth of St Petersburg from the 1920's to the 1960's. Photographer Francis G. Wagner [9 May 1891-2 Dec 1975], a native of Tontogany, Ohio, came to St. Petersburg in the winter of 1914. He opened St Petersburg's first camera store, the Strand Camera Shop at 9 Second Street in 1916. The Wagners sold the Strand Camera Shop to employee Charlie E. Jones in 1963 and Jones closed the shop around 1980. The space was rented to various businesses over the years. Hired in April 1984 to clean out the storage loft, Earl R. Jacobs, III found and preserved more than one thousand negatives. Earl R. Jacobs III Collection of Francis G. Wagner's St. Petersburg Photographs|
|The Early Printed Map Collection contains historically significant and unusual maps, primarily of Florida and southeastern North America, but extending to South America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Europe. While most maps in the collection date from the 18th century, there are examples of sixteenth century printed maps of the Americas as well. Other notable maps, frequently bound into natural histories and atlases, may be found in the rare book collections. Early Printed Map Collection||EPAA is a peer reviewed journal concerning education policy. It is published by the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education Arizona State University and the College of Education University of South Florida. Edited by University of South Florida College of Education Professor Dr. Sherman Dorn and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Policy Studies at Arizona State University Dr. Gustavo E. Fischman. There are currently over 500 issues, Vol. 1/No.1 (1993) - Vol. 16/No. 7 (2008). Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA)||Tampa Latino periodical El Audaz|
|This is a collection of Spanish-American War era photographs taken by the Ensminger Brothers who were commercial photographers in the late 1800s. The photographs were later purchased by two British women, Sarah Criggal and her sister, who were visiting Florida from the Isle of White, England. Ensminger Brothers Spanish-American War Photographs||The Associates was a friends-of-the-library group supporting Tampa Library's Special Collections. The department's director, Joseph Bertrand (Jay) Dobkin, who also served as Associates' executive secretary, created Ex Libris in 1977 and served as its editor until publication ceased with his retirement in 1988. The journal featured articles about various aspects of the department's collections, along with notes on exhibits, new acquisitions, and Associates' activities. There are 15 issues in this collection, 1/3 (Winter 1978) - 7/1 (1988). Ex Libris: Journal of the USF Library Associates||The Farid Karam, M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection consists of 149 objects, including jars, goblets, bottles, oil lamps, unguentariums, and busts/figures. Most of the items came from Roman Syria, a wealthy province on the Eastern Mediterranean, and date from the 1st through the 4th centuries AD. This collection guide presents a selection of the antiquity objects in three dimensional animation. The objects are presented in four artifact groups: Glass, Clay, Stone and Metal. Each object's page contains an animation, descriptive data, and historical information that offers a glimpse of how objects like these were made and/or used, terms about the materials and processes, information about preservation and conservation, a general sense of lifestyle for that era, and links to related resources. The descriptive data and curator's notes, provided by the collection's original curator, Claudia J. Dold, Assistant Librarian at... Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection|
|This digital collection consists of publications of the Florida Center for Community Design + Research (FCCDR), a statewide research center affiliated with the School of Architecture and Community Design at the University of South Florida. The FCCDR was established in 1986 to address urban and regional problems related to both the natural and built environment and to provide design expertise, technical assistance, and applied research to assist Florida's growing communities. The documents currently available in this collection include, but are not limited to, community assessment surveys, feasibility studies, design and redevelopment plans, ecological analyses, and needs assessments. Florida Center for Community Design + Research Collection||The Florida Center for Survivors of Torture serves survivors of torture and state-sponsored genocide who have relocated to the Tampa Bay area from their countries of origin. The Center provides comprehensive treatment and support services, including medical and psychological care to survivors. For more information about the Center, please visit their website. This collection consists of the publications of the Center, including its Country Conditions reports, which provide historical timelines, brief descriptions of common forms of torture, and a synopsis of the current condition in each country featured. Florida Center for Survivors of Torture Collection||n a collaborative project between the USF Libraries’ Oral History Program and the USF Patel Center for Global Solutions, oral historian William Mansfield conducted 20 interviews on the impact of globalization on the Florida citrus industry. For more information, visit Selling Sunshine: Florida's Citrus Industry, an online exhibition that explores the history of Florida's citrus industry through various materials held by University of South Florida Tampa Library’s Special Collections. Florida Citrus Oral History Project|
|This oral history project includes interviews with several of Florida’s civil rights leaders who were active at the height of the civil rights movement in the United States and in Florida during the 1950s and 1960s. The oral history project provides details about local, regional and national civil rights issues. Interviews were conducted by researchers at USF and other Florida universities. The Florida Civil Rights Oral History Project is an open collection, to which more content will be added over time. Florida Civil Rights Oral History Project||Andy Huse, assistant librarian in the USF Libraries’ Special Collections Department, interviews diverse restaurateurs, mostly immigrants. The participants outlined their unlikely paths to restaurant ownership in the United States, and how the cultures of their homelands influence their cuisine and business practices and enhance the flavor of the community. Florida Food Families Oral History Project||The Florida Library History Project was an effort to bring together the history of Florida's libraries in a central online format. Libraries are central to the preservation of our state's history. The Project was a collaborative effort of the USF Tampa Library and the USF School of Library & Information Science. Florida Library History Project|
|The Florida Maps Collection features printed maps that chronicle the early exploration and settlement of Florida by Spain, France, Great Britain, and the United States. The collection is comprised of maps by some of the most respected cartographers, including Abraham Ortelius, Willem Blaue, Herman Moll, and Cornelius Wytfliet. The digital collection currently contains 171 images. Sixty-two images were digitized from maps loaned to the USF Tampa Library by a nationally prominent collector who wishes to remain anonymous. The remaining images are digital copies of maps in the USF Tampa Library Special Collections department's Rare Map Collection. Florida Map Collection||This collection consists of a series of taped lectures, presentations, and workshops given by guest speakers in support of mental health services research + policy. Florida Mental Health Institute Lecture Series||Florida Public Health Oral History Project. Florida Public Health Oral History Project|
|The Florida Sentinel Bulletin is Florida's largest and most widely read African American newspaper. Founded in 1945, the paper is published twice weekly and distributed door-to-door and on news racks in Hillsborough, Polk, and Pinellas counties and via subscription throughout the United States. In August 2012, the University of South Florida Tampa Library began a project to retrospectively digitize issues of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin in its collection. This is an ongoing project, with more issues added each month. Florida Sentinel Bulletin Collection||Compiled from 1926-1936, this collection of written interviews will give students the opportunity to experience history at a personal level, through the words of elderly African Americans who spent their own childhood and teenage years as slaves. The narratives will be presented with the permission and cooperation of the Florida Historical Society, owner of the original set of typed documents. Florida Slave Narratives||This is the Florida Studies collection. Florida Studies|
|Professor of Irish literature and novelist. Francis J. Thompson was born in New York City in 1907. Between 1931-1941, he taught public speaking at City College of New York, studied at New York University, and traveled to Dublin to complete his dissertation, "Fenianism and the Celtic Renaissance." Shortly after receiving his doctorate, Thompson was subpoenaed by the Rapp Coudert Committee of the New York State Legislature, investigated, and then suspended and fired by the CCNY for misconduct related to alleged Communist Party membership. He won reinstatement in December 1947 in a case covered by many histories of academic freedom. After serving in the military from 1943-1946, Thompson taught at Johns Hopkins University, Rollins College, and from the mid 1950s to 1976, at the University of Tampa. He specialized in Irish literature, and during the early 1970s headed the university's Humanities Division. After retirement, Dr. Thompson taught at the Tampa Preparatory School until shortly be Francis J. Thompson Collection [1930-1989]||Frank Reade Library. Frank Reade Library||This is the George White Political Cartoons collection. George White Political Cartoons|
|Gordon Keller School of Nursing Alumnae Association Records. Gordon Keller School of Nursing Alumnae Association Records||As early as 1949, Robert Graber and his company, Airflite Aerial Photographers, began photographing the growth of Florida's west coast. By the time Graber stopped taking aerial photographs in 1990, the St. Petersburg photographer had accumulated approximately 27,000 aerial shots, many of which are presented here. The Graber Collection of Aerial Photography consists of more than 8,000 individual photographic negatives spanning 1949-1990. The photographs are dated and indexed according to the records of the original photographer; logbooks provide additional information about many of the aerial shots. Most of the photographs, which were taken by Graber with a K-24 military surveillance camera, document land development and construction on Florida's west coast. The collection was donated by Ken and JoAnne Taylor in 1997. There are 4,781 images online from the years 1956-1959. Graber Collection of Florida Aerial Photographs||This postcard collection of scenes from early twentieth century Florida conveys a sense of what earlier times looked like, or may have looked like, displaying color images of street scenes, natural vistas, and Floridians at work and play. Hampton Dunn Collection of Florida Postcards|
|Historian and journalist Hampton Dunn produced his syndicated newspaper column "Photouring Florida" in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Each story included a photograph and highlighted significant events and places in Florida history. The digital content consists of full-text searchable Adobe PDFs of each article. Hampton Dunn Photouring Florida Collection||This collection consists of original Marriage Licenses, Marriage License Record Books and their respective indexes from 1846 to 1988 on deposit from the Clerk of the Hillsborough County Circuit Court. There are a total of 2,325 marriage licenses available online (Adobe PDF) from 1878-1894. For the years 1846-1877 and 1894-1988, please consult the printed indexes in Special & Digital Collections, USF Tampa Library. Hillsborough County Marriage Records||This collection consists of digital copies of Hillsborough County Naturalization Certificates from 1895 to 1906, excluding 1897/8. The original record books were loaned to USF for digitization by the Clerk of the Hillsborough County Circuit Court and volunteers from the Florida Genealogical Society - Tampa indexed the records to facilitate searching and discovery. Hillsborough County Naturalization Records, 1895-1906|
|The USF Tampa Library collaborated with Dr. Gary Mormino, USF Department of History, to videotape 14 segments featuring Dr. Mormino at various historical spots in Ybor City, including Centenial Park, Joffrey's, The Columbia, and the Centro Asturiano theatre. Historic Ybor City Walking Tour||Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center Collection. Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center Collection||Begun by University of South Florida (USF) Department of Communication Professor Carolyn Ellis and her graduate students, in collaboration with the USF Tampa Library and the Florida Holocaust Museum, this growing collection of oral histories documents the memories of Holocaust survivors now living in the Tampa Bay area. Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project|
|The Le Moyne Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americai provincia Gallis accerunt is a first person account by the French artist Jacques le Moyne de Morgues about an expedition of French Huguenots, led by Rene Goulaine de Laudonnière and Jean Ribault, to found a settlement in north Florida in the mid 1500s. Le Moyne was the expedition's official artist and cartographer, charged with recording detailed information about the flora, fauna, and native peoples they encountered in the New World. In 1564, the expedition founded the short-lived Fort Caroline settlement, believed to have been located on the St. John's River in the area of present day Jacksonville. In 1565 the settlement was destroyed by Spaniards from St. Augustine under the command of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. Although most of the Huguenots were killed in the attack, Le Moyne and about dozen others escaped and managed to return to Paris... Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues||Since January 2007, Karst Information Portal (KIP) staff has, in conjunction with the USF Tampa Library’s Oral History program, conducted extensive oral history interviews with some of the leading names in karst science in a variety of fields including exploration, cave mapping, and applied ecology. The purpose of the karst oral history project is to preserve for future researchers the experiences, thoughts and insights of such prolific karst researchers and authors as Alexander Klimchouk, Derek Ford, and William White. The complete audio recordings of these interviews are available for download, along with a written transcript for each. This special collection is the only one of its kind in the karst sciences. Interviews are generally conducted in conjunction with the University’s Best of Karst events, which are organized by the student-run Karst Research Group, or at geological and speleological conferences... Karst Oral History Project||Korad. Korad|
|La Difesa della Razza In the years leading up to World War II, Mussolini's policies and laws reflected and encouraged the intensification of racism across Fascist Italy. To advance and garner support for his policies, Mussolini used the political and popular press. Publication of the biweekly newspaper La Difesa della Razza (In Defense of Race) began in August 5, 1938 and continued until June 20, 1943. Together with the so-called "Manifesto degli Scienziati Razzisti" (Manifesto of Racial/Racist Scientists), the publication's goal was to foster racism through biological and scientific rather than political arguments. The La Difesa della Razza Collection in Special Collections at the USF Tampa Library holds a complete run of the publication. In 2013, the Library completed a project to digitize all issues of this collection and make them freely available online. La Difesa Della Razza||La Gaceta is the only tri-lingual newspaper in America, and is the oldest minority owned paper in America. Founded in 1922 by Victoriano Manteiga, the Tampa newspaper is published and edited by Victoriano's grandson, Patrick. This collection currently contains 152 issues, 11/157 (July 1, 1933) - 12/310 (December 30, 1933), not all inclusive. La Gaceta [newspaper]||La Revista La Revista|
|In support of its Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center, in 2013 Special Collections acquired a complete run of the fascist periodical Legioni e Falangi: Revista d’Italia e di Spagna. The thirty-three issues (Oct. 1940-July 1943), published by editors Guiseppe Lombrassa and Agustin de Foxa, served as a propaganda magazine and reflected the political interests of both Spain and Italy in the 1930s and 1940s. In the wake of the Spanish Civil War and during the early years of World War II, Spanish dictator Francisco Franco and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini sought to reinforce the unity of their two fascist nations. Legioni e Falangi incorporated articles, reviews, and visual material on the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath, the development of Fascism in Italy, and Spaniards’ and Italians’ shared struggles. Published in Rome and Madrid (with Spanish translation), no print copies of the Italian edition of the periodical are extant in North America... Legioni e Falangi||Lemur Foundation Collection. Lemur Foundation Collection||LGBT Collection. LGBT Collection|
|This USF Libraries Oral History Project provides primary source material that emphasizes sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. The oral histories include first-hand experiences, everyday life, community, and common use terminologies. This is an open collection that will continue to be added to over time. LGBT Oral History Project||
This is the digital collection of the The Liberty Boys of "76" dime novels.
The Liberty Boys of "76"
The Liberty Boys of "76"
This is the digital collection of the The Liberty Boys of "76" dime novels.
|Morison Buck, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, practiced law in Tampa from 1948 to 1977. He served as a United States Commissioner, as Tampa's Assistant City Attorney, as a Circuit Judge and, since 1991, as a Mediator for state and federal courts. The collection includes copies of "Chips off the Old Bench" columns written by Judge Buck for the Hillsborough County Bar Association. There are over 50 articles in this collection. Morison Buck Biographies of Hillsborough County Judges|
|A collection of reports published by the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, featuring the Quick Response Research Program reports. The Quick Response Research Program provides funds for researchers to quickly travel to disaster-affected areas to capture perishable data. In addition to contributing to academic knowledge, this research results in reports that make rapid analysis of recent events available to the Hazards Center's multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and educators. The program promotes innovation in disaster research by favoring students, new researchers, and novel areas of study. This collection supports research in mental health and pertains to disasters both natural and human caused. This is a joint project of the USF Libraries Special & Digital Collections and The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute Research Library. Natural Hazards Center Collection||This is the Natural Sciences collection. Natural Sciences||This is the digital collection of the Nick Carter Weekly dime novels. Nick Carter Weekly|
|The Oculina Bank is a 90-mile strip of coral reef near the continental shelf between Cape Canaveral and Ft. Pierce. It gets its name from the presence of Oculina varicosa coral banks, thickets, and rubble zones. Since 1984, various regulations have limited or prohibited fishing in this Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC). In 2010, the Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation Inc., University of Florida anthropology doctoral candidate Ava Lasseter, and the USF Libraries Oral History Program began an oral history project to assess the Oculina Bank HAPC's impact on Ft. Pierce recreational, charter, and commercial fishermen. For more information about the Oculina Bank HAPC, click here. Oculina Bank Oral History Project||Otero y Colominas was a commercial photography firm based at 32 San Rafel in Havana, Cuba during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Along with other early photojournalists, the firm worked to document Havana at peace as well at war, including the Cuban War of Independence from 1895-1898. Many of the firm's photographs first appeared in the Cuban periodical La Figaro, and Otero y Colominas also cultivated an international presence, showing two photographs at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris, France. This collection of 51 photographs contains images depicting many facets of life in Havana in the 1890s. Some landmarks shown include the Cementerio de Cristobal Colon, known for its ornate monuments and gates, and the Alameda de Paula, the oldest boulevard in Havana. Also depicted are several of Havana's leisure destinations, including the Parque San Juan de Dios and the Hotel Mascotte... Otero y Colominas Cuban Photographs||Most of these oral histories were conducted between 1977 and 1978 as part of the Black History of Tampa Project, sponsored by the Tampa Urban League and the Hillsborough County Museum, under the direction of community activist Otis R. Anthony. In 1994, Anthony donated the collection to the USF Department of Anthropology, to support its Central Avenue Legacies Project. The Department of Anthropology conducted additional interviews, focusing primarily on Central Avenue and the Afro-Cuban community. This is an open collection with interviews from other sources, to which more content will be added over time. Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project|
|Qubit is an online magazine, or e-zine, which emerged in February of 2005, and is freely distributed, published monthly, and sent by email to a list of subscribers who are in general Cuban authors or Cuban fans of science fiction and fantasy. It consists of articles specializing in this genre, stories, accounts and fragments of novels, including sections dedicated to the history of science fiction film with a thematic emphasis on cyberpunk. In the beginning it was directed at the Cuban public, the majority of whom do not have the equipment to surf the Internet; Qubit served as a type of recycler of online material with a desire to help authors, above all, stay current with literary and scientific information beyond the walls and limitations of the island. Qubit’s development can be divided in three stages. The first stage (February, 2005-December 2006) can be considered largely cyberpunk, specializing in works of literature and articles... Qubit [Cuban science fiction magazine]||The Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs and Other Materials primarily consists of photographs taken by Bobby Smith in the 1950's-1970's. Also included in this collection are videos of LGBT events within the years of 1993-2000 as well as serials and programs printed during 1972-2007. The photographs are a rare set of images taken by the late Bobby Smith. The first female “messenger boy,” and co-founder of the Metropolitan Community Church in Tampa, Bobby Smith’s personal and professional photographs include both portraits and “everyday” shots of the LGBT community. The collection consists of nearly 450 photographs documenting Tampa’s Gay and Lesbian communities from the 1950s to the 1970s. Images of popular hang-outs, such as Jack’s Place, Knotty Pine, Jimmie White's Tavern and the Brass Rail, are included. A small sample of the collection has been digitized and are available online. Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs [LGBT]||Taken by Dr. Richard A. Davis, USF Department of Geology, this collection of slides depicts oil spills in Florida. Richard A. Davis, Jr. Collection of Coastal and Geologic Illustrations|
|Robert Helps (1928-2001) was an American pianist and composer. He studied under Abby Whiteside, piano, and Roger Sessions, composition. Helps served as professor of piano at the New England Conservatory, the San Francisco Conservatory, Princeton University, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Manhattan School of Music. He was Professor of Music at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida from 1980 until his death at 72 in 2001. This collection primarily consists of sketches, manuscripts, and printed scores composed by Robert Helps. Scores published by other composers (predominantly piano) also make up a significant portion of the collection. Robert Helps Collection, 1928-2001||The Robertson and Fresh commercial photographic firm was active in Tampa from 1932 to 1960. William Vernon "Red" Robertson worked in the field taking photographs while Harry Fresh processed and printed the images. Robertson and Fresh produced thousands of pictures that provide an invaluable visual record of the Tampa area from the Depression to the prosperous post-World War II era. The bulk of USF's Robertson and Fresh collection came from a large collection of negatives acquired by the late Hampton Dunn for use in his Tampa: A Pictorial History; he later donated the collection to USF's Tampa Library. When Dunn donated the negatives to the library they were still in the large, multi-drawer metal cabinet that Robertson and Fresh had used to store them. Unfortunately, due to acetic acid decomposition accelerated by years of storage in conditions of high heat and humidity, many of the original negatives had disintegrated beyond recovery... Robertson and Fresh Collection of Tampa Photographs||Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium Collection. Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium Collection|
|Sacred Leaves Manuscript Collection. Sacred Leaves Manuscript Collection||Sally Bird Howry was born in Monticello, Florida circa 1861. She married Judge Charles B. Howry (1844-1928), an Oxford, Mississippi native who had served in the Confederate army during the Civil War, and who later became a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, an Assistant Attorney General, and a Judge on the United States Court of Claims. The couple lived in Washington, D.C. for many years, and traveled extensively. This collection consists of 143 photographs, most of which are albumen prints purchased between 1900 and 1928 on Howry’s excursions to such locations as Greece, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Belgium, France, Germany, and Switzerland. Photographs depict cultural scenes, landscape views, architectural wonders, and works of art. Most prints bear studio stamps and identification numbers of Victorian photographic firms. Identified firms include... Sally Bird Howry Collection of Albumen Photographs||Sally Watt is a freelance radio reporter based in St.Petersburg, FL. She has reported for National Public Radio on Florida stories and filed reports for NPR from Cuba. Her reports are also heard on Florida Public Radio. She began working in public radio in 1993 at WUSF - Tampa. Watt has received more than 14 national, regional and state awards. She has received several grants from the Florida Humanities Council to report on Florida history and culture. She is currently working on a series funded by FHC called "Back Roads Florida". Watt has been a Florida resident since 1952. Sally Watt Radio Programs|
|Dr. Sape A. Zylstra has constructed within this collection a glimpse of the first century of Tampa's rich architectural history. From the earliest schoolhouse built by General Jesse Carter for his daughter to a Post-Modern home constructed by notable Tampa architect Eduardo Garcia, we get a peek at the fertile divergence of cultures drawn to Tampa. Sape A. Zylstra Collection of Tampa Architectural Slides||Recognizing that history and literature occur outside of the established canon, the University of South Florida’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Collection provides scholars and students the opportunity to explore the development and influence of popular fiction genres. In 1970, a decade after opening its doors to researchers and students, the Tampa Library at the University of South Florida launched a collection of resources for the study of science fiction and fantasy. Focusing on mass market publications, this early collection provided a window through which scholars and students could watch the maturation of a pop culture phenomenon during the last three decades of the 20th century. Shortly thereafter, Special Collections began collecting materials that illustrate the history of science fiction and fantasy as genres. The department’s collection of over 9,000 dime novels includes a number of volumes that cumulatively... Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection||This is the digital collection of the Secret Service, Old and Young King Brady, Detectives dime novels. Secret Service, Old and Young King Brady, Detectives|
|Established in 1970, the Science Fiction Research Association is the oldest professional organization devoted to the study of science fiction and fantasy in literature and film. The SFRA seeks to improve pedagogy, encourage scholarship, and bring attention to new publications by hosting an annual conference and publishing The Review. Originally titled The Newsletter, The Review is a quarterly periodical devoted to review essays of new publications in science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. While The Review focuses heavily on new fiction titles, it also includes review essays on new works of science fiction criticism, theory, and history. Also included are letters to the editor and articles that debate the form, function, and purpose of science fiction review essays. In a partnership with the Science Fiction Research Association, Special and Digital Collections at the University of South Florida's Tampa Library provides free... SFRA Newsletter [Science Fiction Research Association]||Images from the International Independent Showmen's Museum Photographic Collection portrays the life and times of the ever-changing American carnival from the late 1800s to the modern day. Featured in the collection are many photographs related to the means of transporting carnival equipment and personnel, i.e. railroads, trucks, semi-trailers, etc. There are carnival rides, game concessions, shows, and show fronts. Many carnivals were family owned and operated, and there are several of those prominent families from the business depicted. The collection of photos, as well as many artifacts from carnival history, are housed at the International Independent Showmen's Association property, 6915 Riverview Drive, Riverview, Florida until the new museum of the American Carnival building is completed. This historic photography collection has been digitized and made available to the public through the generosity of ... Showmen's Museum Photograph Collection||Andy Huse, assistant librarian in USF Tampa Library Special Collections, interviews association members involved in circuses, rodeos, and carnivals. Home-based in Gibsonton, Florida, the Showmen’s Association interviews document the careers of various showmen and the changing nature of the industry. See also the Showmen's Museum Photograph Collection. Showmen's Oral History Project|
|The Spanish Civil War History Project documented the response of the Tampa Spanish immigrant community to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The project was partially funded by grants from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States' Universities and from the Florida Humanities Council. The physical collection consists of photos and memorabilia concerning the Spanish Civil War, including an original flag of the Republic of Spain prior to the war and can be viewed by visiting the USF Tampa Library Special Collections Reading Room. The online collection also includes audio created through the Spanish Civil War Oral History Project. Spanish Civil War History Project||The Spanish Civil War Oral History Project documented the response of the Tampa Spanish immigrant community to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The project was partially funded by grants from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States' Universities, and from the Florida Humanities Council. Ana M. Varela-Lago was the project’s coordinator. Spanish Civil War Oral History Project||This is the digital collection of the Starry Flag Weekly dime novels. Starry Flag Weekly|
"The goal of this project is to facilitate access to high quality information on the state of water in Monteverde."
The Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida and the Monteverde Institute in Monteverde, Costa Rica, are collaborating to improve decision making concerning potable water issues in Monteverde. While there is an abundance of information on various aspects of the state of water in the region, a complete inventory of the relevant content is not available and much of the material is difficult to access (intellectually and physically) and lacks assessments of authority and reliability. Recognizing that sound policy advice is based on reliable input, this project will perform a complete inventory on all water research in Monteverde and then make it accessible via a digital collection."
The digital resources available for this collection are image+text or "born-digital" pdfs.
The State of Water in Monteverde, Costa Rica: A Resource Inventory [Monteverde Institute]
The State of Water in Monteverde, Costa Rica: A Resource Inventory [Monteverde Institute]
"The goal of this project is to facilitate access to high quality information on the state of water in Monteverde." The Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida and the Monteverde Institute in Monteverde, Costa Rica, are collaborating to improve decision making concerning potable water issues in Monteverde. While there is an abundance of information on various aspects of the state of water in the region, a complete inventory of the relevant content is not available and much of the material is difficult to access (intellectually and physically) and lacks assessments of authority and reliability. Recognizing that sound policy advice is based on reliable input, this project will perform a complete inventory on all water research in Monteverde and then make it accessible via a digital collection." The digital resources available for this collection are image+text or "born-digital" pdfs.
|Concentrating on the Pinellas Pasco region, professional photographer C. H. Stokes found his subjects along the route of the old Orange Belt Railway. Incorporated in 1893, the Sanford & St Petersburg Railroad took over the older railway's properties, and then became part of the Plant System in 1895 accounting for the photographs being captioned "Views along" either the Sanford & St Petersburg or Plant System of Railways. Both railway companies used the photographs to promote tourism and development, projecting a rustic vision of Florida in the late 1890's. Stokes Collection of Florida Plant Railway Photographs||The Sulphur Springs Heritage project is part of an ongoing commitment by the University of South Florida designed to address the rising interest in, and need for, heritage management by communities, civic organizations, and other groups focused on preserving the past as a key cultural resource. As part of that project, the six interviews in this collection were conducted in 2002-2003 by graduate student C.J. Brown for her master's thesis in anthropology, Mapping a Generation: Oral History Research in Sulphur Springs, FL. Sulphur Springs Oral History Project|
|Suniland: A magazine of Florida. Suniland [Magazine]||This yearly publication of the Tampa Historical Society is an excellent and substantial (26 volumes, 2,000+ pages) source of information on the history of the greater Tampa area. The Tampa Historical Society has granted permission for the digitization of issues from 1974 to 2000. Sunland Tribune [journal]||The Sustainable Futures program at MVI has generated valuable community planning documents since its inception in 1995. Through this digital library project, supported by the University of South Florida Libraries, the University of Vermont Libraries, and the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, the full text of documents produced by members of the Sustainable Futures program are available and searchable through a variety of search options. Documents in the collection include research-based final reports, PowerPoint presentations, architectural drawings, photographs, maps, data, and supporting notes. This digital library project is part of an integrated effort by the Monteverde Institute to provide full text access to Monteverde-based information that will assist researchers, practitioners, and students focusing their work in the Monteverde Zone. Sustainable Futures [Monteverde Institute]|
|This collection of twelve interviews chronicles the evolution and development of arts and culture in the Tampa Bay area. Beginning in 2006 and on behalf of the USF Libraries Oral History Program, independent oral historian Suzette Berkman conducted interviews about Tampa's arts and culture and the local institutions that support them, including the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Florida Orchestra. Leaders and founders of arts and culture in Tampa share their insights and experiences about historical developments, trends, and issues that enhance the community. Tampa Arts and Culture Oral History Project||The physical collection, donated by the USF Department of History, consists of manuscripts, galleys, proofs for articles written for the journal, Tampa Bay History from 1979-83. The collection also includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, and miscellaneous items which relate to the publication of the journal. Published from 1979 to 1998 and 2007 to the present, the journal, Tampa Bay History, features the contributions of USF faculty, graduate students, and other scholars of Florida history. Digitized, these volumes are a legacy that will benefit scholarship within and far beyond Florida. Tampa Bay History [journal]||The cigar industry's pivotal role in the development of early Tampa makes collecting, preserving, and researching cigar and cigar box realia and ephemera an important focal point for Special & Digital Collections. The Department's near-complete run of the Tobacco Leaf industry journal and its collection of lithographic cigar box labels represent an important aspect of American and Florida culture. Tampa Cigar Industry and Art Collection|
|The press was one of the most effective ways for immigrants to connect with their community; newspapers and periodicals disseminated information about native values, American culture, and the immigrants’ connection to both. Tampa’s immigrants wasted no time in establishing newspapers to serve the ethnic enclaves of Ybor City and West Tampa. Founded in 1922, La Gaceta is a relative latecomer to Tampa’s newspaper scene. It is also the only surviving Latin newspaper of the era, and still publishes in Tampa’s three traditional languages: Spanish, English, and Italian. La Revista magazine was founded early in the Twentieth Century by Rafael Martinez Ybor, the son of cigar magnate Don Vicente Martinez-Ybor. Its writers discussed “literature, science, and art” according to its own motto. Although the surviving run of La Revista is short, it covers crucial boom-time years from 1903 to 1905 and often provides unique perspectives impossible to find in more traditional newspapers. Tampa Tampa Latino Periodicals||Sandy Freedman served on the Tampa City Council from 1974 until Mayor Bob Martinez’s resignation in July 1986 to campaign successfully for governor of Florida. As Council Chair, Ms. Freedman took the oath of office on July 16, 1986, and thus became Tampa’s first female mayor. Tampa citizens elected her to two additional terms in office (1987-1995). Through the efforts of University of Tampa political science professor Robert Kerstein, the Sandy Freedman Administration Oral History Project gives voice to issues, trends and development of Tampa. For information about the "1987 College Hill Riot," which took place during the Freedman Administration, please see July 2009 interview with Otis R. Anthony in the Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Collection. Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman Administration Oral History Project||
The Tampa Natives Show has been capturing the imagination of its many fans and viewers from its inception. What began as a warm and inviting trip down memory lane, has evolved into a historic preservation project.
Hosted each week by Mario Núñez, Sally Núñez, and Steve Cannella, The Tampa Natives Show broadcasts LIVE, viewable on television and the Internet. The show is interactive with its many viewers. It displays photographs and videos, capturing oral history via caller questions and commentaries.
The format is simple, authentic and wondrously received. Tampa's little known history comes alive each week. It's recorded into perpetuity and preserved for posterity. It’s like opening the proverbial "treasure chest" each week.
It's been said that; "Everyone dies twice. Once when you die, and again when the last person says your name." The Tampa Natives Show hosts committed to keeping Tampa's history alive...
The Tampa Natives Show
The Tampa Natives Show
The Tampa Natives Show has been capturing the imagination of its many fans and viewers from its inception. What began as a warm and inviting trip down memory lane, has evolved into a historic preservation project. Hosted each week by Mario Núñez, Sally Núñez, and Steve Cannella, The Tampa Natives Show broadcasts LIVE, viewable on television and the Internet. The show is interactive with its many viewers. It displays photographs and videos, capturing oral history via caller questions and commentaries. The format is simple, authentic and wondrously received. Tampa's little known history comes alive each week. It's recorded into perpetuity and preserved for posterity. It’s like opening the proverbial "treasure chest" each week. It's been said that; "Everyone dies twice. Once when you die, and again when the last person says your name." The Tampa Natives Show hosts committed to keeping Tampa's history alive...
|The bulk of this collection consists of manuscripts and revised typescripts of the Florida edition of the American Guide Series; drafts and revisions pertain to Hillsborough County, particularly the city of Tampa, with a substantial number of essays on Ybor City and its immigration history. Correspondence and research by Stetson Kennedy, one of the project's chief editors, is included. Also included are the correspondence and records of daily activities of Carita Doggett Corse, who served as the director of the Florida Writer's Project in 1935. Tampa WPA Office Papers||Theory & Research in Social Education is the official journal of the College and University Faculty Assembly of National Council for the Social Studies. Theory and Research in Social Education is designed to stimulate and communicate systematic research and thinking in social education. Its purpose is to foster the creation and exchange of ideas and research findings that will expand knowledge and understanding of the purposes, conditions, and effects of schooling and education about society and social relations. Manuscripts reporting conceptual or empirical studies of social education are welcomed [See http://www.ncss.org/]. Currently there are 106 issues online, 1/1 (October 1973) - 30/3 (Summer 2002). Copyright 1973-2003 by the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies. All rights reserved. Theory and Research in Social Education [journal]||Tip Top Library. Tip Top Library|
|Tobacco Leaf Journal Tobacco Leaf Journal||The Tropical Ecology collection includes full text research-based documents produced by students in the long-standing Monteverde, Costa Rica CIEE (Council for International Educational Exchange) program, entitled "Tropical Ecology and Conservation." CIEE students come from colleges and universities around the United States. Reports in the Tropical Ecology collection are presentations of student field ecology research in the Monteverde Zone, and make significant contributions to our understanding of the complex ecology of the area. The reports in the collection are searchable through a variety of search options. This digital library project is supported by the University of South Florida Libraries, the University of Vermont Libraries, and the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, and is part of an integrated effort by the Monteverde Institute to provide full text access to Monteverde-based information that will... Tropical Ecology Collection [Monteverde Institute]||The Tyndall Target was a weekly WWII newsletter published on Saturdays by the Special Service Office for personnel of the Army Air Forces Flexible Gunnery School at Panama City, FL. Issues range from Volume 1 Issue 1 January 16, 1942 through Volume 3 Issue 29 July 15, 1944. The physical collection is located in Special Collections at the USF Tampa Library. All issues were digitized as part of the Florida Digital Newspaper Library (FDNL) project. The FDNL is a project funded in part by grants from Florida’s Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants Program, from the National Endowment for the Humanities' National Digital Newspaper Program, and from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The newspapers in the FDNL come from libraries and other organizations throughout the State of Florida. Tyndall Target|
|The Office of the President and the College of Arts and Sciences instituted the Silver Anniversary Project in 1985 to commemorate 25 years of university history. USF history professor Nancy A. Hewitt conducted the interviews, except where noted otherwise, with members of the USF faculty and staff. USF 25th (1985) Anniversary Oral History Project||In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the University, Oral History Program Director Mark I. Greenberg led an effort to record the thoughts of over 200 current and former students, faculty, administrators, and community friends. USF 50th (2006) Anniversary Oral History Project||USF Archives. USF Archives|
|USF College of the Arts. USF College of the Arts||This digital collection includes Honors & Masters' theses, and Ph.D. dissertations submitted to the University of South Florida since 1998. USF Electronic Theses and Dissertations||USF History Oral History Project. USF History Oral History Project|
|As an urban metropolitan university, USF is committed to documenting the surrounding community in a meaningful way. Florida has been described as a bellwether state and its unprecedented growth in the 20th century offers scholars an unparalleled opportunity to investigate pressing political, economic, social, and cultural issues. The Oral History Program’s areas of emphasis explore complex international issues in a local context. The Program also supports the research of scholars, students, and the community through programming, workshops, and outreach. The USF Libraries Oral History Program creates and disseminates original interviews using state of the art digital technologies via the Internet. Few libraries in the world produce and showcase their oral history materials with comparable access. These primary sources complement library collections, providing one-of-a-kind materials for scholars exploring a variety of local, national, and international issues. Through streaming audi USF Libraries Oral History Program||The USF Photograph Collection includes photographs from two USF publications - Inside USF (the official magazine) and the Oracle (the student newspaper) - and a general collection of USF photographs. Many of these photographs have been digitized and are available online via the search interface below. A finding aid is available for the entire collection and primarily serves as in index and container listing of the collection contents. The finding aid also provides collection notes that indicate how some photographs have been categorized. For photographs from University Communications and Marketing, please visit their Public Photo Gallery. USF Photograph Collection||USF Student Newspapers. USF Student Newspapers|
|The finding aids accessible through this interface are guides to manuscript and archival collections held by Special & Digital Collections that have been encoded in the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) format. Some finding aids have not yet been converted to EAD and are available in the Special Collections reading room. For additional information, please contact Special & Digital Collections. USF Tampa Library Special Collections Finding Aids||In 2007, Waging Peace travelled to the refugee camps of eastern Chad to interview displaced Chadian and Darfuri refugees who had escaped the war in Sudan’s Darfur region. While there, the Waging Peace representatives gave paper, crayons, and pens to the children in the camps aged 6 to 18 years old. The children were then asked to draw their hopes for the future and their memories of the war. This collection includes 500 drawings, most of which depict what the children saw when their villages and homes were attacked and destroyed by militia groups. In November 2007, the drawings were taken to the International Criminal Court in the Hague and were accepted by the court as contextual evidence of the crimes committed in Darfur by the government of Sudan and the Janjaweed militia group. For more information about Waging Peace, visit their website. For more information on the partnership between the USF Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center and Waging Peace... Waging Peace Darfuri Children's Drawings||A collection of Spanish American War photographs taken mostly in Tampa collected by the Wehman family. The collection contains 27 images. Wehman Collection of Florida Spanish American War Photographs|
|In a collaborative project between the USF Libraries’ Oral History Program and the USF Patel Center for Global Solutions, oral historian William Mansfield conducted 19 interviews on land use in West Central Florida. This collection emphasizes the many competing interests that influence land use and the complexities of managing growth. West Central Florida Land Use Oral History Project||This is the World War II Photograph Collections collection. World War II Photograph Collections||This is the digital collection of the Yankee Doodle dime novels. Yankee Doodle|
|As a major contribution to the USF Oral History Program, the Ybor City Oral History Project provides primary source material about a culturally rich and diversified historic community in Tampa. Established in the 1880s, Ybor City drew immigrants from mostly Spain, Cuba and Italy as a cigar-manufacturing center, and has been named as a National Historic Landmark District. Oral histories include interviews with noted historians Hampton Dunn, Gary Mormino and Tony Pizzo. These stories reveal community development and redevelopment, historical preservation and rich cultural experiences that make up a unique part of Tampa. As an open collection, more content may be added over time. Ybor City Oral History Project||This is the digital collection of the Young Rough Riders Weekly dime novels. Young Rough Riders Weekly|