The Special Collections Department of the University of South Florida Tampa Library supports the research and teaching missions of the University of South Florida by acquiring, preserving, and providing access to select and targeted monographs, manuscripts, illustrations, maps, sheet music, photographs, archival materials, and printed ephemera, as well as audio/video, images, and text in select digital formats. Collections are intended for use by the university community as well as the general public according to the policies and procedures established by the Department. Today, the Special Collections Department focuses its efforts on acquiring physical and digital materials around eight collection areas.
Robert Porter Allen Collection
Discover how we used Surveys of North American Wading Birds to create interactive maps with rich multimedia.
Burgert Brothers Ybor Collection
This map of Ybor City allows exploration of current day locations where historic photos were taken by the famed Burgert Brothers.
Robert Porter Allen
Robert Porter Allen Story Map: Examine Robert’s legacy to save the whooping crane.
The University of South Florida: A Historic Overview
For such a young institution, the University of South Florida has a colorful and remarkable history of innovation and growth.
“We Wanted Some Basic Human Rights”: The Civil Rights Struggle in Tampa
This web exhibition examines the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Tampa and its environs.
Jazz in Florida
The Jazz in Florida Archive is ongoing project to document and preserve Florida’s place in jazz history.
Portraying Courage: Holocaust Survivors in Voice & Image
In the Fall of 2010, the USF Tampa Library Department of Special and Digital Collections
Florida Digital Postcards Exhibit
Florida Digital Postcard Exhibit The Florida Digital Postcard exhibit is
The “Witch Hunt” at USF
This exhibit will introduce viewers to the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee
Alicia Appleman-Jurman: Her Story and Beyond
Alicia Appleman-Jurman was only 11 years old when the Nazis invaded & occupied her homeland of Poland.
USF Armenian Studies
Armenian Studies at the USF Libraries Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center
Speaking Out About Genocide
Throughout the 20th century, genocides were perpetrated across the globe.
The History of Minstrelsy
This exhibit explores the history of minstrelsy, its significance
Five Hundred Years of Discovering Florida
This exhibit was prepared by eleven students for an Honors College