Administrative records and reports from various City departments, archeological artifacts, City Celebration and Activities records, and Sister City memorabilia. General Holdings of the City of Tampa Archives Records from the Mayor's office (Mayor's Papers)City Council Member files City Clerk's Records The Mayors of Tampa 1856 - 2013 and serves as a research center for the history and development of the City of Tampa municipal government.
Documenting the development and operation of the Lutheran Church in Florida. Correspondence, histories, reports, etc. of all Lutheran Church congregations since 1929. Materials have been relocted to the James R. Crumley, Jr., Archives at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina.
The majority of the the materials have been moved to South Carolina facility.
Interprets the turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel and the Victorian lifestyles of America’s Gilded Age for people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest. Critical to the success of this mission is the restoration and preservation of this opulent 1891 railroad resort and the artifacts significant to its history and the life and work of Henry Bradley Plant. The Museum transports visitors through educational exhibits and events to the late Victorian period, the beginning of Florida’s tourist industry, and the early years of the City of Tampa.
Shares Space with the University of Tampa in what was the Tampa Bay Hotel. It was considered the premier hotel of the eight that Mr. Plant built to anchor his rail line in 1888. He wanted that empire to have a palace and that palace was the Tampa Bay Hotel – now referred to as Florida’s “first Magic Kingdom.”
Documents the College beginning in 1968 through cataloged college publications such as factbooks, institutional effectiveness plans, annual reports Task Force Findings etc.
Much of the print information related to the history of the school is at the State Library of Florida or University of South Florida Special Collections. No manuscript collections or historical information at any of the five library branches outside of university publications In the library.
The USF Tampa Library Special Collections Department, established in 1962, collects, preserves, and provides access to significant collections of Floridiana, archival and manuscript materials, 19th-century American imprints, children's and adult literature, rare books, science fiction, sheet music, and documents and archives the administrative and intellectual history of the University of South Florida for use by students, faculty, and the general public.
Holds UT archival documents (administrative, departmental, committee, institutional publications, et al.) as well as artifacts and information that reflect UT’s, Tampa’s, and west-central Florida’s history Collections including the papers of Stanley Kimmel, friend of Hemingway and noted Abraham Lincoln assassination and Booth family expert and the papers of Blanche Yurka, opera star, Broadway and Hollywood actress.
Contains James R. Cope’s library of primarily religious material. He was the President of Florida College from 1949-1982, also the Earl Robertson collection, and a collection of New Testament artifacts on loan from the Phil Roberts family. Also holds the papers of Presidents and photographs of activities and individuals on campus and yearbooks.