Periodicals and Newspapers (THC)
USF Special Collections maintains a number of archival, manuscript and photographic collections that document Tampa’s rich history. These digitized newspapers represent a selection of these materials, which explore the history of Tampa and Hillsborough County.
- 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
- 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
- The Temple Terrace Sentinel was published from January 17, 1940 to July 4, 1946. It was presented to the Temple Terrace Public Library by the Temple Terrace Lions Club in honor of the owner, publisher, and editor, Mr. John L. Perry. The collection was subsequently donated to the USF Library Special Collections department. This small, weekly publication is presented in a newsletter format and displays the tagline: “Temple Terrace’s first newspaper. We print only the truth.” The publications content, written by reporters Jimmy Hawk, Julie Swanson, and Whitney Pinnell includes community news, births, deaths, illnesses, civic announcements, classified advertisements, and anecdotes. Temple Terrace Sentinel
- 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]