Special Collections

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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/

Use the options on the right to explore campus specific Special Collections and to make appointments to access materials and services.

 

Tampa

Special Collections Explore

Nelson Poynter Memorial Library

Special Collections & University Archives Explore