Alma J. and Edward E. Driskell photograph albums collection
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Scope and Contents
This collection contains sets of Photograph Albums which appear to have been taken in the Tampa vicinity during the 1950s and 1960s. It includes family pictures, Gasparilla parade floats, images of downtown Tampa, the old Tampa Electric power plant and construction of Curtis Hixon Hall. There are also several photographs of shade tobacco being grown.
- Created: 1950-1970
Conditions Governing Access
None. The contents of the collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copvright.gov/ for further information.
Biographical or Historical Information
Alma J and Edward E. Driskell were Tampa natives, the apparent children of Eugene Driskell (1886 - 1970) and Ella Clyde Driskell (1898 - 1953). The albums in the Driskell Photograph Albums Collection were discovered behind a false wall at 201 South Packwood, where Alma and Edward lived from approximately 1953 until the time of Alma's death in 1983, in Tampa during the restoration of the Structure by contractors M. C. Smith & Company in 1996. The albums were given to Leland Hawes of the Tampa Tribune and in turn were then donated to the Special Collections Department of the University of South Florida in March of 1996.
Note written by Kevin Arms, 2013
0.84 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
A collection of photographs from the 1950s and 1960s of Tampa and surrounding vicinities.
The collection is arranged by material type: 1. Photograph Albums: also contains a file of supplementary materials 2. Photograph Albums: also contains of file of additional photographs
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
- Alma J. and Edward E. Driskell photograph albums collection
- Kevin Arms, 2013
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