Floridiana LGBT and Gender Studies at USF Libraries Special and Digital Collections, Tampa

womynswords1The 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 library.

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 historical
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 Gender Studies History Collection please follow this link.

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