USF Libraries Digital Exhibits offer more than a decade of content curated by librarians, subject area experts, and visiting contributors. These robust presentations help to support teaching and learning, while encouraging further research. The exhibits highlight holdings from USF Special Collections, community partnerships, and the libraries’ strategic collecting areas from the past and present to appeal to a wide-range of viewers. From the history of Florida to environmental science and the horrors of the Holocaust, viewers can examine a variety of artifacts to connect with the past. Items on exhibit include digitized documents, oral histories, and photographs complemented by the insight of curators.
Florida’s Great Hurricane
Throughout this exhibit, explore some of the most influential hurricanes to make landfall on Florida’s shores as captured in the archives.
The #Creekshed community research project examines the human and natural stories about waterways that drain into Tampa Bay, Florida.
Florida Environment and Natural History Collections
This virtual tour is designed to introduce the University of South Florida Libraries Florida Environment and Natural History (FLENH) initiative.
Florida through the Looking Glass: The Photography of George “Skip” Gandy
Explore the commercial aerial photography of George “Skip” Gandy, which captured the unfettered development of Florida.
ELAPP History Project
Discover how Jan Platt and other visionaries started a program to protect natural Florida.
Robert Porter Allen: Whooping Cranes
Examine Robert Porter Allen’s legacy in saving the whooping crane.
Robert Porter Allen: North American Wading Birds
Discover how we used surveys of North American wading birds to create interactive maps with rich multimedia.
History of Reliance, Abuse, and Restoration
Water is an all-important topic in the past, present, and future of Florida.
Saving Florida’s Flamingoes
The majestic flamingo was not always welcome in Florida. It was almost hunted to extinction in the early twentieth century, and until recently, was classified as non-native. Thanks in part to the power of libraries, the future for flamingoes is changing.
Embracing Past & Future
To honor Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 and the national theme of “Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future,” USF Libraries – Tampa Special Collections presents an introduction to their more than forty collections documenting the history of local Hispanic and Latin American communities.
The Dion Boucicault Theatre Collection
The USF Libraries Special Collections is home to the Dion Boucicault Theatre Collection, one of the largest publicly accessible collections of Boucicault materials in the world.
African American Experience in Florida
African American collections from the Special Collections departments at the USF Tampa Campus Library and USF Nelson Poynter Memorial Library in St. Petersburg.