Celebrating Earth Day with a look at ELAPP


The Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) was established by Hillsborough County voters in the late 1980s. Since its establishment, ELAPP has protected over 61,000 acres of rare habitat in Hillsborough County. The citizen led effort to protect valuable wildlife habitat in the county … Continue Reading

Recovering Lost History at Chinsegut Hill

Join us for a Florida Conversation about the historic site in Hernando County

Sometimes you find special places in your life. Sometimes those special places seem to find you, or some part of you you hadn’t known before. The beautiful estate known as Chinsegut Hill can tell scholars much about the history of Florida. Chinsegut … Continue Reading

Awards Season Celebrates Cape Canaveral Docu-Short

Meet the team behind award-winning documentary, "Our Last Chance: Preserving Cape Canaveral"

In October 2019, USF Innovative Education’s Digital Learning production team premiered their docu-short “Our Last Chance: Preserving Cape Canaveral,” which chronicled USF Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections’ (DHHC) ongoing preservation work with the cultural resources division of the 45th Space Wing … Continue Reading

Show USF #LibrariesLove for the Environment!

Giving Week 2021 features collections to combat climate change

Giving Day at USF is turning into Giving Week, from Monday, April 5th – Friday, April 9th. This week-long celebration asks our USF friends and alumni all over the world to support initiatives from all three campuses. Here at the USF Libraries, we’re … Continue Reading

Special Collections Interns Tackle Issues in Women’s and Gender History

Internships are available in Fall 2021

In the midst of a pandemic, it’s nearly impossible to share primarily physical materials with researchers. At USF Libraries – Tampa Special Collections, we quickly shifted our standard models to implement Digital Humanities tools and theories to expand our reach during the … Continue Reading

The Women’s Clubs of Tampa Bay

The rich history of women's groups in Tampa Special Collections

“‘A Woman’s Club! Whoever heard of the like? What do women want of a club? Have you any aims or objects?’ These are the questions which have been propounded to me day after day since this object was set afoot — by … Continue Reading

Meet Jonathan Rodriguez, Student Scholar

Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Award in Florida Studies Recipient

Jonathan Rodriguez is a graduate student at USF, and has been awarded the Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Award in Florida Studies. Jonathan’s research interests include Archaeology of Atlantic Slavery and Colonialism, African and Arawak diaspora in the New World, Maroon settlements in the … Continue Reading