The City of Tampa will be kicking off this year’s virtual Archives Awareness Week celebration with a special program, Tampa Then and Now. Featuring local historians, USF Tampa Library Special Collections librarian Andrew T. Huse will discuss his new book, From Saloons …Continue Reading
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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
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
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
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
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
The tradition of giving back to USF started before the University of South Florida opened its doors, when in late summer 1960, the USF Women’s Club held their first meeting. Grace Allen, wife of USF’s founding President Dr. John Allen, hosted the …Continue Reading
The role of University Librarian is the pinnacle of a librarian’s career, an ascension to the highest level of faculty on a university campus. Tomaro Taylor’s accomplishments, efforts, and body of work have contributed substantially to the betterment of the USF Libraries and to the profession, and being named University Librarian is well deserved.
Special Collections is a unit within the USF Libraries that is, well, special. It houses rare and interesting books, photographs, music, and more. This summer, the Special Collections staff will be taking a holistic assessment of current collections and processing new ones. In order to do so, their hours will be adjusted for the summer only: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and by appointment.