More from Special Collections
The Arts collections encompass theater, photography and prints, cartoon art, sheet music, and Roman-era Lebanese antiquities. The music collections provide an opportunity to explore over 10,000 pieces of African American, Floridian, and 19th and 20th century sheet music, early songsters and hymnals, and the collected works of Bela Bartok and USF pianist/composer Robert Helps. The Dion Boucicault Theatre Collection is one of the largest Boucicault collections in the world and includes both manuscripts and printed plays, as well as play scripts, sides, letters, and musical scores. Visual arts collections include albumen prints, animation cels, glass plate negatives, and chromolithographic prints.
Music Research Collections
Special Collections holds a small number of music research collections that focus on specific composers or musical movements. Holdings include: the Robert Helps collection, the Suchoff-Antokoletz collection of Bartokiana, the Ben T. Brown Bluegrass collection, and the Olive Campbell papers.