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Special Collections:more_verthouses 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. Explore our major collecting areas and policies.

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MATT KNIGHT
Director
call813-974-6266Matt Knight
MELANIE GRIFFIN
Assistant Librarian
call813-974-7355Melanie Griffin
ANDY HUSE
Assistant Librarian
call813-974-7622Andy Huse
MISSION:
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.
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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.
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1853 Survey Map Downtown Tampa

This map of downtown Tampa is aligned on top of a current satellite image allowing comparison and exploration.
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Viking Towns

Examine the Viking’s legacy of towns and settlements across Europe.
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Robert Porter Allen

Robert Porter Allen Story Map: Examine Robert’s legacy to save the whooping crane.
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ELAPP History Project

Discover how Jan Platt and other visionaries started a program to protect natural Florida.
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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.
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Greek Community Documentation Project

In collaboration with City of Tarpon Springs
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The Tampa Bay Estuary

Welcome to the Tampa Bay Estuary Oral History Project
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“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.
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Jazz in Florida

The Jazz in Florida Archive is ongoing project to document and preserve Florida’s place in jazz history.
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Portraying Courage: Holocaust Survivors in Voice & Image

In the Fall of 2010, the USF Tampa Library Department of Special and Digital Collections
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Florida Digital Postcards Exhibit

Florida Digital Postcard Exhibit The Florida Digital Postcard exhibit is
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The “Witch Hunt” at USF

This exhibit will introduce viewers to the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee
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Oppenheimer Family

On the morning of December 8, 1941, the Nazi SS forced Erika Mannheimer
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Alicia Appleman-Jurman: Her Story and Beyond

Alicia Appleman-Jurman was only 11 years old when the Nazis invaded & occupied her homeland of Poland.
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Once Upon a Homecoming

Once upon a time in what would become Bulls Country
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Living a Genocide: The Children of Darfur

Children bear the brunt of any armed conflict and tend to be viewed as victims
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USF Armenian Studies

Armenian Studies at the USF Libraries Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center
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Speaking Out About Genocide

Throughout the 20th century, genocides were perpetrated across the globe.
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Selling Sunshine: Florida’s Citrus Industry

This exhibit explores the history of Florida’s citrus industry through various
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The History of Minstrelsy

This exhibit explores the history of minstrelsy, its significance
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Five Hundred Years of Discovering Florida

This exhibit was prepared by eleven students for an Honors College
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History of Reliance, Abuse, and Restoration

Water is an all-important topic in the past, present, and future of Florida.
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A Century of American Political Cartoons

Art of the Poison Pens: A Century of American Political Cartoons is a testament
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