Celebrate Archives Awareness Week

July 12-18, 2020

Each July, the City of Tampa recognizes Archives Awareness Week as part of the city’s annual birthday celebrations. As one of the Tampa Bay area’s larger archival repositories, the USF Tampa Library Special Collections has celebrated with the city for many years. … Continue Reading

A Matter of Pride: Celebrating the history of the LGBTQIA+ Community

LGBTQ Special Collections 

In the LGBTQIA+ community, June represent the ongoing strides being made to fight for equality, create awareness, build acceptance, and celebrate accomplishments. The first gay rights organization in the United States was the Society of Human Rights, founded on December 10, 1924 … Continue Reading

Celebrating African American Music Appreciation Month

African American Sheet Music Collection

Created by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, and further commemorated by President Barack Obama, the month of June has been declared “African American Music Appreciation Month.” Originally called “Black Music Month,” June marks the celebration of African American music and its influence … Continue Reading

Inside “From Saloons to Steakhouses” with Andy Huse


Andy Huse’s latest book From Saloons to Steakhouses emerged during his years as a graduate student in the history department at the University of South Florida. His research began as an exploration of Tampa’s history outside of the well-known cigar factories of Ybor city, and eventually … Continue Reading

Anti-Racist Resources

Our recommendations for enlightenment during this trying time

As we strive to overcome racial tension and fight injustice together, we want to provide integral anti-racist resources with our community. One way to educate ourselves is by reading books and sharing the Black experience in America. Our Libraries’ Diversity and Inclusion … Continue Reading

Meet Andy Huse

Tampa Bay's Resident Historian

Born in Chicago but still very much a Floridian, Andrew T. Huse is an Associate Librarian in Special Collections who has been with the USF Tampa Library for almost 22 years. Better known as “Andy,” he’s a proud USF Bull, earning two … Continue Reading

Editor Exchange: Exploring Numeracy, an Open Access Journal

It’s not just math stuff

“Editor Exchange” introduces USF’s open access journals, housed on Scholar Commons, and highlights a journal, its focus, the goals of the editors, and research. Have you ever read a news article that included tables, charts, and statistics? Or wondered how that information … Continue Reading

Up and Comer, Meghan Cook


Meghan Cook has been a friendly face in the USF Tampa Library since 2018, where she makes up half of the Geosciences Research Platform Team (RPT). As the subject expert for Geosciences, she and her fellow RPT teammate, Matt Torrence, provide support … Continue Reading

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