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 five major areas—Florida Environment and Natural History; Florida Studies; Children’s and Young Adult Literature; LGBTQ Studies; and USF University Archives.
For the health and safety of our staff and community, Special Collections is unable to physically evaluate or accept donated or transferred materials during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Questions or concerns about a possible donation or transfer of materials to the USF Tampa Library’s Special Collections may be directed to Tomaro Taylor, Head of Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection Highlight: Florida Environmental InterfaceThe Florida Environmental Interface, which features research materials from Special and Digital Collections, provides access to current and historical information related to the environments of Florida. With a variety of concentrations and exhibitions, these collections focus on the flora, fauna, and numerous geological and geographical aspects of Florida.
Florida Environmental Interface