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C-01. University of South Florida History and Archives

 Record Group
Identifier: C-01
University Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to a variety of materials that document the administrative and intellectual history of the University of South Florida. A large portion of the Archives is comprised of the working papers of the University’s presidents, Faculty Senate, and select organizational units. Equally prominent are materials that document student experiences at USF, such as official USF photographs, select recordings of WUSF public broadcasting programs on television and the radio, and publications for and by the student body, including The Oracle and theses and dissertations. Materials in the Archives are non-circulating but are available for research by request in the Special Collections reading room. Some materials are housed off-site; please inquire about the availability of records before visiting. The USF Archives is supported by University Policy 10-208, Archives of the University of South Florida, in its mission to collect and preserve the history of the University. USF departments, programs, and centers are encouraged to contact Special Collections to create a retention schedule for appropriate materials.

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

Alma Sarett papers

Identifier: MS-1982-03
Scope and Contents

Predominantly correspondence, including greeting cards, letters, postcards and telegrams; also contains photographs of Alma Sarett. The correspondence discusses the annual poetry festival and current trends within the field as well as personal correspondence.

Dates: Created: 1933-1976; Other: Majority of material found in 1956-1976; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1982

Betty Castor papers

Identifier: MS-2003-05
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of printed materials, such as newspaper clippings and publications, documenting Castor’s political career.  Also accompanying the papers are numerous awards and plaques presented to Castor for her service to the citizens of Florida.  In August 2008, action was taken to re-assess and weed the plaques and awards.  Only those items that were considered relative to the history of the University of South Florida or of significance to Betty Castor’s career were...
Dates: Created: 1962-1999; Other: Date acquired: 03/27/2003

Carl D. Riggs papers

Identifier: MS-1996-11

Professional papers of former USF president, Carl D. Riggs.

Dates: Created: 1979-1996

Charles Mahan Public Health posters collection

Identifier: MS-2006-07

A collection of medical posters from the USF College of Public Health.

Dates: Created: 1995-2006

Cleon Capsas collection

Identifier: MS-2000-04

This collection consists of assorted documents and research materials related to Dr. Cleon Caspas' career as a university instructor of Spanish, Portuguese, and International Studies.

Dates: Created: 1958-1991; Other: Majority of material found in 1978-1986; Other: Date acquired: 11/17/2000

Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (USF)

Identifier: MS-2018-02
Abstract This collection includes materials related to The President's Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CISOGI) at the University of South Florida. CISOGI reports to the President of the University and has the following self-stated agenda: "The President's Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CISOGI) is charged to (a) advise the President on matters pertaining to issues of sexual and/or affectional orientation as they pertain to USF faculty,...
Dates: Created: 2004-2018; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2018

Dr. Charles S. Mahan papers

Identifier: M51
Scope and Contents The papers of Dr. Charles S. Mahan primarily consist of correspondence (memoranda, letters, and emails), grey literature, data sets, administrative documents, publications, and newspaper clippings. The bulk of the collection reflects Mahan’s various professional roles in reducing Florida’s infant mortality rate, increasing access to proper nutrition for mothers and infants, and educating public health professionals and midwives. Other documents emphasize his tenure at the Florida Department...
Dates: Created: 1949-2023; Other: Majority of material found in 1982-2001; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/2010

Dr. Evelyn M. Duvall collection

Identifier: MS-2008-07

This collection consists of the professional papers of Evelyn Ruth Millis Duvall, an academic in the field of family development.

Dates: Created: 1986-1990; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2008

Dr. Gladys Shafran Kashdin papers

Identifier: MS-2004-06

The bulk of this collection consists of printed materials related to Dr. Gladys Shafran Kashdin’s professional career at the University of South Florida.

Dates: Created: 1964 - 2002; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2004

Dr. Nancy A. Hewitt Papers

Identifier: MS-2023-05
Dates: 1980 - 2000

Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (FCMHSA)

Identifier: MS-2004-03

Working papers, research materials, and reports generated by the Florida Commission on Mental health and Substance Abuse.

Dates: Created: 1996-2004; Other: Majority of material found within 1999-2001; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2004

Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) archives

Identifier: F12

Administrative records of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health, 1970-1989.

Dates: Created: 1970-1989

Jack B. Moore papers

Identifier: MS-1975-03

Research materials, photographs, interviews, and notes compiled by former USF professor Jack B. Moore.

Dates: Created: 1922-1993; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1975

JCAHO papers on the Accreditation of the Florida Mental Health Institute

Identifier: J11

Materials documenting JCAHO accreditation and regulation procedures for the Florida Mental Health Institute between 1985 and 1996.

Dates: Created: 1985-1996; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1996

John Grannan collection

Identifier: MS-2021-04
Abstract The John Grannan collection includes personal and professional papers, including institutional and financial records, publications, and graphic materials. The collection reflects Grannan's role as a local and national LGBTQ+ activist, as well as his tenures in associated organizations. Grannan served as an officer for USF's Gay Coalition, the Tampa AIDS Network, and the Florida Task Force/Florida Gay Task Force. Related material to his service is represented. Other areas of emphasis include...
Dates: 1970s-2005; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2005

John W. Egerton papers

Identifier: MS-1965-03
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials relating to the 1962-1964 Johns Committee investigation of the University of South Florida.  The collection includes correspondence, press statements, statements to the Florida legislature, editorials, various newsletters and newspaper clippings, as well as the typescript of "The Controversity," John Egerton’s unpublished 300-page study of the Johns Committee.

Dates: Created: 1961-1965; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1965

Lee Leavengood collection

Identifier: MS-2003-11
Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of printed materials, such as newspaper clippings and various publications documenting Leavengood’s professional career with the University of South Florida Institute on Aging.  Also accompanying the papers are numerous publications edited by Lee Leavengood.

Dates: Created: 1973-2002; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/2003

Margaret Fisher papers

Identifier: MS-2002-02

Professional papers of former USF faculty member, Dr. Margaret B. Fisher.

Dates: Created: 1953-1998; Other: Majority of material found within 1960-1994; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2002

Margaret L. Chapman papers

Identifier: MS-1989-04

A collection of personal papers from Margaret L. Chapman, first director of Special Collections at University of South Florida, Tampa Library. Included Chapman's 1956 Master's Thesis and assorted correspondence.

Dates: Created: 1950-1975

Richard T. Bowers papers

Identifier: MS-2003-04
Scope and Contents

The materials in this collection include biographical material, photographs, Sun Dome documents, documents relating to the Sun Belt Athletic Conference, and other materials relating primarily to Dr. Bowers’ work with USF sports.

Dates: Created: 1960-1984; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/2003

Roy G. Francis collection

 Collection — Papers; correspondence
Identifier: MS-2004-05

The Roy G. Francis papers consists of selcted coursework, articles, essays, and manuscripts written by Francis over the course of fifty years.

Dates: Created: 1948-1993; Other: Date acquired: 03/09/2004

Russell M. Cooper papers

Identifier: C28

The papers consist of drafts and working papers for his history of early development of the University of South Florida. The papers were published as The Vision of a Contemporary University: A Case Study of Expansion and Development in American Higher Education, 1950-1975 through Tampa: University Presses of Florida, 1982.

Dates: Created: 1960-1975

Sami Al-Arian collection

Identifier: MS-2001-01
Scope and Contents The focus of this collection is primarily on the relationship between the University of South Florida and Sami Amin Al-Arian, from his hiring by the University in 1986 to the termination of his employment on February 26, 2003. The collection also documents the progress and resolution of the Al-Arian case subsequent to his dismissal by the university. It is comprised of copies of materials located through the internet, news clippings, documents obtained from USF administration, the United...
Dates: Created: 1986-2007; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2001

Susan MacManus collection

Identifier: MS-2018-07

This collection is comprised of the professional papers and lectures of Dr. Susan MacManus, Distinguished Professor, Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida (1897-2018). Materials in the collection relate to topics of political science local to Florida and the Tampa Bay region, including voter demographics, senior voters, political and economic trends, and Florida’s place in the national political arena.

Dates: Created: 1992-2005; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2018

T. Terrell Sessums collection

Identifier: MS-1974-03
Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence, publications, reports, legislative proposals, campaign materials, maps, photographs, newspaper clippings, bills, and charters. The range of subjects covered includes busing, education, transportation, state universities, the Hillsborough County Charter, housing, taxes, reapportionment, the revision of the State Constitution, school desegregation in Hillsborough County, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the Johns Committee.

Dates: 1952-2009; Other: Date acquired: 12/13/1974

University of South Florida Archives and Faculty Publications

Identifier: U35

This book and periodical collection can be searched in the USF Libraries Catalog.

Dates: Other: 1956-

University of South Florida PRIDE Alliance collection

Identifier: MS-2013-12

The records of the University of South Florida PRIDE Alliance (People Respecting Individual Diversity and Equality), which provides an on-campus support system for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and allied students.

Dates: Created: 1979-2012

USF Athletics

Identifier: MS-2021-05
Dates: Majority of material found in 1956-Present

USF College of Public Health oral history project

Identifier: C53
Dates: Other: Dummy Date

USF Department of Anthropology African Americans in Florida project

Identifier: MS-2009-13

Research materials, including photographs, newspaper clippings, and oral history interviews, compiled by the University of South Florida (USF) Department of Anthropology to support its African Americans in Florida research project (1993-1994).

Dates: Created: 1864 - 1998; Other: Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980