Archival Collections (FL)
USF Special Collections maintains a number of archival, manuscript and photographic collections that document Florida’s rich history These digitized archival collections represent a selection of these materials, which explore the history of Florida.
- This digital collection contains the daily journals of Audubon wardens and statewide reports on certain sites and projects cover activities from 1900 to 1970, with most of the materials concentrated between the 1930s and 1950s. Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970
- 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
- Compiled from 1926-1936, this collection of written interviews will gives 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 digital collection contains the University of South Florida archives related to the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee (Johns Committee) activities in the mid-1960s. Florida Legislative Investigation Committee (Johns Committee) Archive
- Robert Porter Allen was an ornithologist and conservation activist with the National Audubon Society. He founded the Audubon Research Center in Tavernier, FL and dedicated his life to documenting various bird species. His efforts to document the Whooping Crane nesting sites in North America generated national media coverage and aided in the creation of the Endangered Species Act in 1973. This collection features digitized items from the USF Libraries Special Collections holdings. Robert Porter Allen Collection