Periodicals and Newspapers (FL)
USF Special Collections maintains a number of archival, manuscript and photographic collections that document Florida’s rich history. These digitized newspapers represent a selection of these materials, which explore the history of Florida.
- 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/Cuba Latino Periodicals
- From October, 1924 through March, 1926, Suniland was published monthy and distributed across the state of Florida and beyond. In general, the magazine promoted and documented the 1920s land boom in Florida. According to the editors in the first issue - It is our sincere belief that Suniland will fill a long-felt want and that it will reflect to everyone interested in this State, the true Florida, which after all is good enough for any magazine. We give you Suniland with a heartfelt wish that it may be helpful in the upbuilding of Florida through the dissemination of truthful and worthwhile information regarding the State, and will make many friends for Florida through the appeal in its pages... The USF Tampa Library has a complete run of the magazine and all are available online. 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]
- C. Pfirshing of New York started publishing "The tobacco leaf.: organ of the tobacco trade in the United States." in 1865. The USF Tampa Library Special Collections owns issues from 1865-1888. Additional issues will be added to the digital collection as they are completed. Tobacco Leaf Journal
- 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