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Special Collection Highlight LGBTIA+ Stories & Exhibit


In honor of celebrating Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community, the Tampa Special Collections has highlighted their very impressive holdings past and present through the “Queer Life and Literature in the 19th Century” exhibit. Scroll through the exhibit to see the ways in … Continue Reading

USF Libraries Launch the African American Experience in Florida


The African American Experience in Florida, a new collection from the University of South Florida Libraries,  has curated the Black experience in Florida around six different themes: activism, Black-owned businesses, the community, journalism, the arts, and history. Information in the collection ranges … Continue Reading

Library Spotlight on Dr. Joan F. Kaywell


In honor of National Support Teen Literature Day (April 23rd, 2021), the USF Libraries acknowledge Dr. Joan F. Kaywell’s contributions to Special Collections’ Ted Hipple Collection, a collection of over 10,000 autographed titles and one of the largest young adult literature collections … Continue Reading

Color Our Collections 2021


Break out the colored pencils you bought at the start of quarantine!Tampa Special Collections created a coloring book with 14 images from our archives and book collections for you to enjoy! The tradition was started by the New York Academy of Medicine … Continue Reading

Celebrating the Music of Early African American Composers


Celebrate Black Heritage Month by visiting the USF Libraries online exhibit, “Swing Along! The Music of Early African American Composers.”  The exhibit includes a sheet music gallery, biographical information, a music glossary, and references.

Activism in the Archives: Researching LGBTQ and History


When: Monday, October 19, 2020 from 4:30-5:30 PM Where: Online How: Use this link to log in: Please join the USF Libraries LGBTQ+ Special Collections and the Office of Multicultural Affairs to honor LGBTQ+ History Month and explore LGBTQ+ history in Tampa … Continue Reading