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Material Information

Title:
Roberts City collection
Physical Description:
2.30 : (3.00 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Lopez, George ( George Lopez )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Boxing   ( lcsh )
Cigar industry -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
Cities and towns -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
This collection primarily consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and personal notes regarding Roberts City residents and culture.
Preferred Citation:
Roberts City Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
George Lopez
Biographical:
Roberts City was a Tampa, FL neighborhood located between West Tampa and the Hillsborough River, bounded on the north by the river, on the west by North Boulevard and on the south by Cass Street. It was established in 1893 when the Ellinger cigar factory moved to the area from Key West, and was originally known as Ellinger City. The Ellinger factory closed in 1902, and after the J. W. Roberts and Son cigar factory opened in 1909, the neighborhood became known as Roberts City.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - R13
usfldc handle - u29.58-r13-ead
System ID:
SFS0031876:00001


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Roberts City was a Tampa, FL neighborhood located between West Tampa and the Hillsborough River, bounded on the north by the river, on the west by North Boulevard and on the south by Cass Street. It was established in 1893 when the Ellinger cigar factory moved to the area from Key West, and was originally known as Ellinger City. The Ellinger factory closed in 1902, and after the J. W. Roberts and Son cigar factory opened in 1909, the neighborhood became known as Roberts City.
Roberts City was home to an ethnically and racially diverse community of Cubans, Italians, Spaniards and people of African descent. The economic center of the area was the Roberts cigar factory. During the 1930s and 1940s, Roberts City was an important center for the sport of boxing. The Roberts factory closed in the late 1950s, depriving the area of its principal employer, and the neighborhood was obliterated by Urban Renewal in the late 1960s.
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LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
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Guide to the Roberts City collection
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Roberts City was a Tampa, FL neighborhood located between West Tampa and the Hillsborough River, bounded on the north by the river, on the west by North Boulevard and on the south by Cass Street. It was established in 1893 when the Ellinger cigar factory moved to the area from Key West, and was originally known as Ellinger City. The Ellinger factory closed in 1902, and after the J. W. Roberts and Son cigar factory opened in 1909, the neighborhood became known as Roberts City.
Roberts City was home to an ethnically and racially diverse community of Cubans, Italians, Spaniards and people of African descent. The economic center of the area was the Roberts cigar factory. During the 1930s and 1940s, Roberts City was an important center for the sport of boxing. The Roberts factory closed in the late 1950s, depriving the area of its principal employer, and the neighborhood was obliterated by Urban Renewal in the late 1960s.
The Roberts City Collection consists of essays and notes on Roberts City and various individuals and families that lived in the community, photographs of families, individuals and buildings, and news articles about Roberts City. The collection was donated to the USF Library in 2001 by George Lopez, Roberts City's unofficial historian and a native son of the vanished community. Mr. Lopez added more materials to the collection in June 2006.
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Access Terms
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Topical Term:
subject 650 lcsh Boxing
Cigar industry -- Tampa
Cities and towns -- Florida
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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
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Administrative Information
acqinfo 541
Acquisition Information:
Donation.
processinfo 583
Processing Information:
Complete.
userestrict 540
Conditions Governing Use:
The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
accessrestrict 506
Conditions Governing Access:
None.
prefercite 524
Preferred Citation:
Roberts City Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
arrangement 351
Arrangement of Materials:
Organized by subject series in alphabetical order.
scopecontent
Scope and Contents
This collection primarily consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and personal notes regarding Roberts City residents and culture.
COLLECTION METADATA
BEGIN SUBORDINATE COMPONENTS
dsc combined
Detailed List of Contents
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container Box 1
c02 file
id13506
1
Folder 1
Agliano, Josephine Beiro
id13507
1
2
Articles About Roberts City
id13508
1
3
Bernardo, Gilbert "One Family's Corner"
id13509
1
4
Boxing Folder 1
id13510
1
5
Boxing Folder 2
id13511
1
6
Businesses
id13512
1
7
Correspondence
id13513
1
8
Dorio, Joe
id13514
1
9
Families
id13515
1
10
Fonte Family
id13516
1
11
Events
id13517
1
12
Fishing Industry
id13518
1
13
Garcia, F. & Brothers cigar factory
id13519
1
14
Historical Marker
id13520
1
15
Lopez Family Folder 1
id13521
1
16
Lopez Family Folder 2
id13522
1
17
Lopez, George Notes on the history of Roberts City
id13523
1
18
Maps
id13524
1
19
Matassini Fish Market
id13525
1
20
Philips Field
id13526
1
21
Roberts City Social Club
id13527
1
22
Roberts Cigar Factory
id13528
1
23
Santana, Robert
id13529
1
24
Santana, Willie
id13530
1
25
West Tampa Centennial
id13531
1
26
Photographs Al's Poultry and Fish Market
id13532
1
27
Photographs Belluccio Family
id13533
1
28
Photographs Bernardo Family
id13534
1
29
Photographs Boxing
id13535
1
30
Photographs La Coporativa Grocery
id13536
1
31
Photographs Dorio, Joe
id13537
1
32
Photographs Espinola, Julio
id13538
1
33
Photographs Echevarria, Emilio
id13539
1
34
Photographs Fortune Street Bridge
id13540
1
35
Photographs Group photographs
id13541
1
36
Photographs Hillsborough River
id13542
1
37
Photographs Historical Marker Unveiling, 5/23/2006
5/23/2006
id13543
1
38
Photographs Ice deliveryman
id13544
1
39
Photographs Lopez Family
id13545
1
40
Photographs MacFarlane School
id13546
1
41
Photographs Matassini Fish Company
id13547
1
42
Photographs North Boulevard Baptist Church
id13548
1
43
Photographs La Popular Bakery
id13549
1
44
Photographs Roberts Cigar Factory
id13550
1
45
Photographs Sanches Shipyard
id13551
1
46
Photographs Stadium Inn
id13552
2
item
id13553
2
Award presented to George Lopez for service as president of the Robert (sic) City Social Club, 1979
1979
id13554
3
Scope and Contents
Oversized materials.
id13555
3
Bay's harvest: from the old country to Roberts City, the sea's bounty kept families fed," by Leland Hawes. Tampa Tribune, 9/10/2000, Baylife section, p. 8.
Scope and Contents
2 copies.
id13556
3
"Boxing rebirth?" Tampa Times, Weekender section, 9/14/1979
1979
Scope and Contents
About the history and prospects of boxing in Tampa.
id13557
3
"Fight Town: Boxing in Roberts City," by Leland Hawes. Tampa Tribune, 2/18/2001, Baylife section, p. 10.
2001
id13558
3
Marking Diverse History, by Jos Patio Girona. Tampa Tribune, 5/25/2006.
id13559
3
Photocopy of photograph of a group of Roberts City men lunching at Tropic's Steak House in 1963. From La Gaceta, 9/17/1999.
1999
id13560
3
Photograph of boxer Tony Lopez
id13561
3
"Pride of Tampa: Roberts City." Photograph album of Roberts City families and individuals assembled by George Lopez
id13562
3
"School, church influenced community" and "Roberts City neighbors stuck together during good, bad times," by Leland Hawes. Tampa Tribune, 9/3/2000, Baylife section, p. 10.
2000
Scope and Contents
2 copies.
id13563
3
"The Strategic Corner," by Leland Hawes. Tampa Tribune, 8/5/2001, Baylife section, p. 10.
2001
Scope and Contents
2 copies.
id13564
3
"Vibrant neighborhood gone, but memories remain," by Leland Hawes. Tampa Tribune, 8/27/2000, Baylife section p. 1, 12.
2000
Scope and Contents
2 copies.