Special Collections


Special Collections supports scholarly research, enhances teaching, and preserves USF and Florida history through a series of deep University and community partnerships.

To advance this mission, Special Collections:
  • Engages researchers and encourages immersion with nontraditional and often rare resources through classroom, exhibit, and storage facilities.
  • Establishes and promotes strong community partnerships organized around local and regional history, environmental history, and cultural resources and heritage.
  • Acquires and makes available for use materials of enduring research value in — Florida studies, USF university archives, Environmental studies, LGBTQ+ studies, Journalism, Children’s and young adult literature, and Civil Rights.

View our consolidated collection development guidelines.

View our guide for copyright and terms of use: lib.usf.edu/copyright/


Special Collections

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