Special Collections

Special Collections houses rare, fragile, and unique materials ranging from a 4,000 year old Sumerian tablet to early printed books, photographs and prints, sheet music, ephemera, and history and literature collections. Find out more by exploring our major collecting areas and our collection development policy.

Special Collections Hours

Monday-Friday : 9am – 5pm
Saturday-Sunday : Closed
Phone : 813-974-2731
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(located on the 4th Floor)


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You can submit your request for materials online and we will have them ready for view when you come visit us in our Reading Room.

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    Featured Exhibition

    Robert Porter Allen
    Robert Porter Allen Story Map: Examine Robert’s legacy to save the whooping crane.
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    Research Awards

    Awards Consular Corps Contest – $1,000 (12/15/17)
    LGBT Research Award – $1,000 (12/15/17)
    Armenian Studies R.A. – $1,000 (12/15/17)