[Alis] Floridiana- LGBT and Women's History at USF Libraries Special and Digital Collections, Tampa

David Davisson ddavisso at mail.usf.edu
Mon Feb 23 14:27:14 EST 2009

The USF libraries are collecting material related to LGBT issues here
in the Tampa bay area. If you have flyers, newspaper articles, zines,
posters, video or audio recordings, or anything else that documents
LGBT history in central west Florida, consider donating it to USF
libraries special collections. Below is more information from the

The Special and Digital Collections Department of USF Libraries, Tampa
seeks to preserve records relating to the history of gender and
sexuality issues in Florida, especially as related to the history of
women, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered persons. The
records of these communities, often neglected by traditional
associations, threatens to disappear if an effort is not made towards
their preservation.

Two USF professors, Dr. Sara Crawley of Sociology and Dr. David
Johnson of History, along with Dr. Mark Greenberg, director of Special
and Digital Collections began this initiative April 18, 2006 in order
to provide students with Floridiana LGBT and women's historical
primary materials. Barbara Cardinale, a graduate assistant, is
constructing a web presence for this collection so students and
researchers may ascertain these materials with ease. The web presence
will be completed and published in April of 2009.  In the mean time,
to learn more about the Floridiana LGBT and Women's History Collection
please <a href="http://www.lib.usf.edu/public/index.cfm?Pg=CollectionDetail&amp;SpecialCollection_id=1e159c3f-f261-44bf-7411-3bca1fce1aba">follow
this link</a>.

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