Category: Special Collections

Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion

Celebrating Open Access Week 2020
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For the last ten years, academic and research communities have participated in a global event, Open Access Week, “to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to …Continue Reading

Matter of Pride: LGBTQ+ History in USF Special Collections

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month
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This article was originally published in June 2020 in celebration of Pride Month. It has been updated with additional resources for LGBTQ+ History Month.   In the LGBTQIA+ community, June represents the ongoing strides being made to fight for equality, create awareness, …Continue Reading

Home Sweet Homecoming

A new digital exhibit that reminds us there is no place like our home away from home
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Drawing upon images and the memories of those who lived it, Home Sweet Homecoming is a tribute to our students past and present, the University we’ve built together, and a heartfelt reminder that there is no place like our home away from …Continue Reading

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage & How It’s Shaped Tampa Bay

Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15
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Hispanic heritage is an integral part of Florida history. Within Tampa, Cuban, Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, Colombian, Spanish, and Puerto Rican cultures and influences have shaped the city. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to recognize some of the icons that …Continue Reading

Tour the Florida Environment & Natural History (FLENH) Collections

Thursday, September 24th from 6 - 7 p.m.
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Tour the Florida Environment & Natural History (FLENH) Collections
Thursday, September 24th
6 - 7 p.m.

From climate change to man-made and natural disasters, impacts on our environment have become one of the most pressing issues on the planet – and the significance of environmental research is paramount. In response to this growing urgency, we have begun the …Continue Reading

The Accurate American History Starter Pack

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“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt   Historic and civic education are powerful tools that shape our worldview and provide insight into the understanding of current events, as well as our current socio-political climate. Learning …Continue Reading

Meet Matt Knight, Fulbright Scholar

History RPT, Irish history subject expert, and curator of collections
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Matt Knight is a special librarian at the Tampa Library not only because of his time in Special Collections, but because of his undeniable dedication, understanding, and love for libraries and USF. Matt came to USF in 2011 as Operations Manager of …Continue Reading