Research Collections (FL)
USF Special Collections maintains a number of archival, manuscript and photographic collections that document Florida’s rich history. These various digitized research collections represent a selection of these materials, which explore the history of Florida.
- The Florida State Reform School (a.k.a. Florida Industrial School and later Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys) was in use from 1900-2011. From its inception it was suppose to be a refuge for troubled children convicted of crimes. By initial design, children were to receive training and education that would propel them to become productive citizens. This design proved conceptually sound but in practice difficult to maintain. Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys
- 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 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
- 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
- Sally Watt is a freelance radio reporter based in St.Petersburg, FL. She reported for National Public Radio on Florida stories, filed reports for NPR from Cuba, was 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 and has received several grants from the Florida Humanities Council to report on Florida history and culture. Sally Watt Radio Programs