USF researcher visualizes discovery of oldest human burial in Africa made by international team of scientists


An international team of scientists has uncovered the earliest modern human burial in Africa – changing what we know about social behaviors in Homo sapiens ­– and a researcher at the University of South Florida Libraries has helped use 3D and advanced imaging technologies to bring the 78,000-year-old remains of a child back to life. … Continue Reading

Kaley Williams, Graduating Student Spotlight

Spring 2021 Edition

Kaley Williams is a Front Desk Associate at the Library Services Desk at the USF Tampa Library. She is graduating with a Bachelor’s in Public Health this Spring! Kaley loves trying new viral TikTok foods and telling stories with her roommates when … Continue Reading

The Tampa Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Selects USF Libraries to House Archives

The historical records and documents from one of Tampa's oldest African American women's organizations is now at the USF Tampa Special Collections

On a beautiful spring day last Friday, April 23rd, the USF Tampa Library acquired a particularly special collection: The Tampa Chapter of The Links, Incorporated archives. The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in 1946, whose membership consists of more … Continue Reading

Remembering Dr. Henrietta M. Smith

May 2, 1922 - April 21, 2021

Dr. Henrietta M. Smith, Professor Emerita in the USF School of Information, passed away April 21, 2021 at the age of 98. She was a scholar, writer, librarian, and nationally known storyteller.  Dr. Smith studied English and History at Hunter College in … Continue Reading

YA Books Save Lives: A Spotlight on Dr. Joan F. Kaywell

National Support Teen Literature Day, April 23, 2021

Young adult (YA) literature is a dynamic and expanding genre that has moved well-beyond the adventure series of the 19th and 20th centuries, into novels that explore sexuality, identity, prejudice, life choices, substance abuse, and family. At the Tampa Special Collections, Children’s … Continue Reading

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

Recovering Lost History at Chinsegut Hill

Join us for a Florida Conversation about the historic site in Hernando County

Sometimes you find special places in your life. Sometimes those special places seem to find you, or some part of you you hadn’t known before. The beautiful estate known as Chinsegut Hill can tell scholars much about the history of Florida. Chinsegut … 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