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:
- Collaborates with the Research Platform Teams in providing access to primary research materials appropriate to their missions.
- 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.