The African American Experience in the U.S. (AAEUS) collection is one facet of the USF Libraries collection initiative to bring together resources that capture the rich history of research and discourse at USF on minority and underrepresented voices in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, and greater United States. Hosted in Digital Commons @ USF, the collection brings together research and scholarly works from many collections across the repository, with the majority of works coming from three main sources:
- Electronic Theses and Dissertations from 2002 forward have been deposited into the institutional repository by graduating Masters and PhD students. Among these is a rich transdisciplinary collection of research into race, culture, and society.
- The Tampa Bay History journal features contributions from faculty and student scholars of Florida history. It has been published from 1979 to the present. All twenty five volumes are hosted in Digital Commons @ USF.
- The Sunland Tribune, a peer reviewed and open access journal, similarly featured research on Florida history with a focus on the greater Tampa Bay area. All thirty four volumes, from 1974-2017 are hosted in Digital Commons @ USF.
Credit: LeEtta Schmidt, Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian, USF Libraries