Digital Collections

The USF Library’s Digital Collections includes a variety of formats, such as oral histories, photographs, monographs, serials, manuscripts, and diaries. Digital Collections staff provides a range of services in addition to maintaining these collections.

Digitization services are available for many types of materials (including print, large format items, slides, photographs, VHS, audio cassette, and LP) to support strategic research initiatives at the University of South Florida.

Additionally, consultations, workshops, and instruction sessions are available on topics including digital curation, oral histories, digital projects, and general best practices of the digitization process. We also work with faculty to evaluate existing collections to find content for potential classroom use.

Visit our Digital Collections for examples of our projects. Information about properly using our collections can be found on our Copyright and Terms of Use pages .

Have questions? Contact us!

The Weekly Challenger newspaper has documented the history of St. Petersburg, Florida’s African American community since the paper was established by Cleveland Johnson Jr. in 1967. In 2013 an agreement between the USF St. Petersburg campus Poynter Library and the Johnson family allowed the library to become the home for existing print issues of The Weekly Challenger. Since 2016 the library and newspaper have worked in partnership to create the Weekly Challenger Newspaper Digital Archive.