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Alma J. and Edward E. Driskell photograph albums collection

Identifier: MS-1996-06
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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 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

2 boxes

Language of Materials



A collection of photographs from the 1950s and 1960s of Tampa and surrounding vicinities.

Arrangement Note

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

Leland Hawes

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla. (1912). [Gasparilla Festival collection] Robertson and Fresh. (1937). [The Hav-A-Tampa Cigar Company]. (Robertson and Fresh collection of Tampa photographs.) Tampa, Fla: Robertson and Fresh.

Alma J. and Edward E. Driskell photograph albums collection
Kevin Arms, 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US