Since 1956, the University of South Florida has been amazing people. But, you should expect a bang from an institution built on a World War II practice bombing range, shouldn’t you? The early years definitely have stories, some inspiring and some surprising. Luckily, USF Library is a good steward of USF history and has not only collected histories but digitized them as well.
Follow the links below to browse our collections of newspapers, photographs, oral histories, archives, and yearbooks.
The Brahman – The Brahman was an unauthorized and short-lived monthly newspaper for the USF community.
Eye of the Beast – At the height of counterculture in the early 1970s, the now-defunct Church of the Apocalypse published a short-lived, alternative student newspaper to USF’s The Oracle.
Florida Legislative Investigative Committee (Johns Committee) Archive – The Johns Committee investigated “anti-American” activities, similar to investigations during the McCarthy era. The Committee was disbanded on July 1, 1965, after the Florida Legislature discontinued funding.
The Oracle – The Oracle is USF’s student newspaper.
USF Fact Book – This book provides quick and convenient reference to institutional statistical data.
USF Photograph Collection – Photographs from two USF publications (Inside USF and The Oracle) and a general collection of USF photographs.
USF Yearbooks – University of South Florida annual yearbooks.
USF 25th (1985) Anniversary Oral History Project – Commemorating 25 years of university history.
USF 50th (2006) Anniversary Oral History Project – Commemorating 50 years of university history.
The USF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 50th Anniversary Oral History Program – Commemorating 50 years of CSD history.