Category: Digital Collections

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

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

Celebrating Women’s History


Women’s History Month is an annual celebration in March dedicated to the contributions and achievements women have made to our society and culture, and the vital role they’ve played throughout history in the United States. This month-long commemoration began as a week … Continue Reading

The Jackson Rooming House Remembered and Re-envisioned

The history and future of the last-remaining African American boarding house in Tampa

The Jackson Rooming House was once a haven for black entertainers, athletes, teachers, clergymen, and visitors to Tampa, Florida. Located a block west of Tampa Union Station along Nebraska Avenue at 835 Zack Street — currently 851 East Zack St. — it … Continue Reading

Celebrating Black Heritage

Resources, collections, & events to commemorate Black history & heritage

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is a celebration of the contributions, achievements, and history of the Black community. It began as a week-long commemoration called Negro History Week, and was founded in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. … Continue Reading