Press Coverage

  • Tusks to Tails: A Fossil History of Floridaopen_in_new

    May 1, 2021 - - D'Ann Lawrence White

    The latest exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center unearths Florida’s fossil finds. “Tusks to Tails: A Fossil History of Florida” showcases dozens of fossils found throughout the state, some dating back more than 50 million years. Mammoth jaws, walrus tusks, a sloth hand, even a whale skeleton, are on display. The History Center worked with the University of South Florida’s Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections to create topographical 3D maps for the exhibit to help illustrate the layers – literally – of time presented in the exhibit.

  • USF Libraries celebrate historically marginalized groups in virtual special collectionsopen_in_new

    April 19, 2021 - The Oracle - Dylan Cohen

    In an effort to promote social justice, the USF Tampa Library Special Collections department will continue to update one of its recently created archival collections as well as create newly digitized resources to conserve the history and experiences of marginalized groups across the state.

  • New USF Libraries collection focuses on Florida’s African American experienceopen_in_new

    April 1, 2021 - The Weekly Challenger

    Drawn from previous collections, the African American Experience in Florida (AAE) is a new online portal that includes hundreds of artifacts highlighting the injustices that affected Black communities and businesses. Some of the archives date back to the early 1800s. As part of USF’s ongoing efforts to dismantle systemic racism and promote racial equity, the portal will support the growing need for resource materials that reveal the experiences of Black lives.

  • The African American Experience: Black History and Representationopen_in_new

    April 1, 2021 - Deanna Lampasona, WEDU PBS

    To understand the present, we must first understand the past. Understanding Black history is crucial in order to understand American. Black history, when taught, usually begins with the enslavement and oppression of black people in the U.S, however with no federal requirement or criteria, it is solely up to teachers to teach what and how they want. Beyond oppression and enslavement, there has been a significant contribution to American culture, music, food, innovation, and democracy -- let this not be forgotten. USF libraries have put together the African American Experience to help better understand this contribution and represent black history in Florida.

  • University of South Florida Libraries Launches The African American Experience in Florida to Promote Social Justiceopen_in_new

    March 29, 2021 - Info Docket

    University of South Florida Libraries launches the African American Experience in Florida to promote social justice (from WFTS).