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

Meet Jonathan Rodriguez, Student Scholar

Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Award in Florida Studies Recipient

Jonathan Rodriguez is a graduate student at USF, and has been awarded the Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Award in Florida Studies. Jonathan’s research interests include Archaeology of Atlantic Slavery and Colonialism, African and Arawak diaspora in the New World, Maroon settlements in the … Continue Reading

A Reading List of Remarkable Women in History

Discover amazing women in history in these print and online resources

Women have made significant contributions to the world’s history that often go unnoticed. In honor of Women’s History Month, Assistant Librarian Barbara Lewis has curated a guide of online items in the USF Libraries catalog. Women’s History Bibliography The Women’s History Bibliography … Continue Reading

Prolific Midwife Made Her Mark in Tampa

Maria Messina Greco wrote six thousand names in her notepads, each one for a life she ushered into the world

The writing, most of it in pencil, has faded with the years. Each small page in the sixty-two palm-sized notebooks bears the name of a new life ushered into the world by a remarkable Sicilian midwife born in 1880. Like most of … 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

Digital Dialogs: A Portrait of Blanche Armwood


In honor of Black History Month, Digital Dialogs would like to highlight the story of one local leader for her commitment to education and equality. Blanche Armwood became a prominent figure on the national stage, known for her dedication to education and social reform … Continue Reading