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Benefit All USF Students By Supporting the Libraries

The USF Libraries are central to the teaching, research, and public service missions of the university. Great libraries are key to recruiting great students and faculty, and serve as vital partners in the University. We invite you to support the USF Libraries essential role in student success, through one of the following initiatives:

Armenian Studies

photoWhat does the world know about the Armenian Genocide? Does your neighbor understand the historical events that scattered generations of Armenians worldwide? An understanding of Armenians and their place in history is critical in learning its lessons.

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Holocaust Studies

photoThe systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews, heterosexuals, Roma, political activists, and other minorities by the Nazis and their collaborators is one of history’s most significant tragedies.

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Children’s and Young Adult Literature

photoBeginning with dime novels, progressing through boys’ and girls’ series books of the 20th century, and culminating with contemporary young adult literature, USF Libraries Special Collections provides a place to study the comprehensive history of literature for American youth.

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Florida Studies

photoThe USF Libraries Florida Studies Initiative draws upon the Libraries’ extensive collections and expertise on Florida’s history and culture to support teaching and research and to help our community develop a better understanding of the region’s past, present, and future.

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Florida Political Papers Project

photoHave you ever wanted to take a peek inside the archives of some of Florida’s most influential elected officials and public servants? The USF Tampa Library’s Special Collections department houses the papers of a number of political figures who played significant roles in the transformation of Florida from a state dominated by politicans schooled in the traditions of the rural South to a dynamic, urban-based ‘Sunbelt’ state.

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African Great Lakes Region

photoFor survivors of genocide and crimes against humanity in Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, the effects still linger. Communities coping with the aftermath of these atrocities will have much to offer for researchers, teachers, and mental health professionals. Yet the challenge remains for future generations: How can we stop hate and prevent atrocities from taking place?

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Global Environmental Sustainability

photoAccess to safe water, preservation of biodiversity, and the effects of climate change are global concerns that have particular resonance in Florida.

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Have questions? Ready to make a gift to the USF Libraries? Contact:
Merrell T. Dickey, Director of Library Development
(813) 974-1654 | mdickey@usf.edu


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