About the Archives

The FMHI librarian is away on a Fulbright in the West Bank for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. If you have research questions or requests for instruction, please contact Maryellen Allen.

FMHI Research Library archives are non-circulating. Collections are open to the public for research use unless otherwise noted. If you are planning to use the Library’s archives, please provide 24-hour notice by calling 813-974-4471 or emailing so the collections needed may be retrieved by our staff.  (see Before You Visit »)

The FMHI Research Library maintains and provides access to archival collections detailing the evolution of mental and social health and well-being in the state of Florida. The archives primarily consist of  the Historical Records & Papers of mental health advocates –  both individuals and groups –  directly involved in the development of mental health law and policy at local, regional and state levels.

Click here to learn more about the Library’s Historical Records & Papers »

Click here for selected information about the FMHI’s institutional records » 


Requesting Archival Materials

To request archival materials, please create a USF Aeon user account. For best results, enable pop-up windows. If you have any questions, email the FMHI Research Library or call 813-974-4471. 

Please note that access to the materials requested will be provided at the FMHI Research Library.

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Registration and Requesting Materials

Managing Special Collections with AeonThe USF Libraries Tampa Library Special & Digital Collections (SDC) and FMHI Research Library use Aeon, an online system for managing patron requests.  Aeon is a web- based system that allows researchers to manage requests for FMHI archives and SDC collections and materials online by requesting via their research accounts.