Category: Special Collections

The Dalí Museum’s Coffee with a Curator Hosts Andy Huse

The Picasso that Wasn’t: “Bust of a Woman”
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Coffee with a Curator
April 6, 2022
10:30 – 11:30AM

the picasso that wasn’t: “bust of a woman” Join The Dalí Museum for an installment of Coffee with a Curator, in conjunction with the Picasso and the Allure of the South exhibition, where Tampa Special Collections’ Andy Huse will explore The Picasso …Continue Reading

NEW DATE! Preserving LGBTQ+ History

A conversation about LGBTQ+ archives and why they're important
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Preserving LGBTQ+ History: A conversation about LGBTQ+ archives and why they're important
Monday, April 18th
6PM, virtual via Zoom

Special Collections is hosting a very special conversation, originally scheduled for #WomensHistoryMonth, with Edie Daly (She/Her/Hers), local lesbian activist and community organizer, and S. L. Crawley, PhD (They/Them/Theirs), Associate Professor in the USF Department of Sociology. Monday, April 18th 6PM, virtual via …Continue Reading

Snapshots of Women at Work

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The 20th century marked a watershed century for the women’s labor movement, starting with the progressive era and evolving as world wars and the women’s rights movements reshaped how society responded to a gender-integrated workforce. As we continue to celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth and accomplishments of women, this week we’re taking a look at this evolution through documents. …Continue Reading

Womyn’s Words and the Women’s Energy Bank Collections

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March is #WomensHistoryMonth, a time to reflect on, give voice to, and celebrate the lives of women throughout history. Women of the Tampa Bay area have no shortage of stories to tell, and many of their stories are available in USF Libraries and Tampa Special Collections. The Women’s Energy Bank was a non-profit organization run for women, by women, and … Continue Reading

USF Celebrates Women’s History Month

Vital contributions of women create opportunities at USF and beyond
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March marks the University of South Florida’s celebration of Women’s History Month and an opportunity to highlight the contributions of women throughout history and contemporary society. Throughout its history, USF has benefitted tremendously from amazingly accomplished women. The following article highlights just a few of their remarkable contributions. … Continue Reading

Fair Use Week 2022

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Fair Use/Fair Dealing week is an international celebration of exceptions in copyright laws that allow for certain uses of copyrighted material in order to encourage new art and creativity. Fair use week runs from February 21–25, 2022 and was originally supported by the Association of Research Libraries…. Continue Reading

‘We Wanted Some Basic Human Rights: The Civil Rights Struggle in Tampa’ exhibit

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In 2016, students of USF History professor Dr. K. Stephen Prince created an exhibit on the Civil Rights Movement utilizing fifteen archival collections housed in USF Tampa Special Collections. The items displayed are accompanied by information that expounds on the importance of the material, calling on the reader to think more deeply about their historical context and significance. … Continue Reading

#ColorOurCollections

Special Collections invite you to explore, color, and connect with their collections
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Each year in February, the New York Academy of Medicine Library sponsors #ColorOurCollections, an annual coloring festival promoted on social media, where libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural organizations around the world are invited to share images from their collections for coloring. …Continue Reading

USF Libraries create history, not just preserve it

More than just books
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From USF Newsroom, University News: From solving century-old mysteries to changing what we know about Florida’s iconic bird, several resources at the USF Libraries have helped create actionable outcomes. … Continue Reading

Celebrating Black Heritage

Recent collections, archives & projects highlighting local Black history & heritage
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Black Heritage Month, also known as African American History Month, allows us the opportunity to deepen our understanding of Black history and culture. Learning history, in its accuracy, allows for a “greater sensitivity to human and cultural diversity,” as stated by our …Continue Reading