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African American Experience in Florida
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Independence Day Dissent

Guest post from Matt Barganier, Collections Specialist for Oral History. Readers of the July 4, 1998, edition of The Weekly Challenger were confronted with a bracing front-page headline: “Independence Day…

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Tampa Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in 1946, whose membership consists of more than 16,000 professional women of color. The Tampa Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was chartered in 1987. Collection items include documents and history from each of the 12 chapter presidents, as well as scrapbooks, speeches, newsletters, and photographs.

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Snow Family papers

The contents of the collection include correspondence, financial records, and business records dating from 1826 to 1873, and include original transaction records for the sale of enslaved people.

Dates: 1826-1873
Extent: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes)

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Marti-Maceo club flyer
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Sociedad la Unión Martí Maceo records

La Sociedad la Uníon Martí-Maceo was founded in 1900 by Cuban immigrants of African descent. The records of this mutual aid society include organizational papers, speeches, and a small array of publications.

Dates: 1902-1964
Extent: 15 linear feet (18 boxes)

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Photo of Ernest Ponder
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Ernest Ayer Ponder collection

Ernest Ponder was a teacher at Gibbs High School (St. Petersburg, FL) between 1945 and 1969. This collection, donated by Ponder’s wife Clara M. Ponder, includes family documents, articles, speeches, and publications produced by Pinellas County Schools.

Dates: ca. 1950s-1990s
Extent: 2 boxes, 1 scrapbook, and 1 folder of oversized materials

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Isabel Harris collection

Isabel M. Harris taught music at Booker T. Washington Junior High School, the first African American junior high school in Tampa, Florida. This collection contains materials generated from Harris’ music classes.

Dates: 1951-1965
Extent: 1 box

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Cover of the Florida Black Heritage Trail
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Norman E. Jones, Jr. Black Heritage collection

The materials in this collection document and describe African American historic sites in the United States and Canada.

Dates: 1960-2000
Extent: 5 boxes

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Armwood Family papers

The Armwood Family papers consist of professional and personal documents of historical significance regarding the prominent Tampa family.

Dates: 1866 – 1991
Extent: 15.5 linear feet (14 boxes)

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Excerpt from the Works Progress Administration Tampa Office Records
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Works Progress Administration Tampa Office records

The bulk of this collection consists of manuscripts and revised typescripts of the Florida edition of the American Guide Series, with a substantial number of essays on Ybor City and its immigration history.

Dates: 1917-1943
Extent: 24 linear feet (39 boxes)

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USF Department of Anthropology African Americans in Florida research project

The collection includes materials for the USF Department of Anthropology’s African American in Florida research project, the department’s Central Avenue Legacies Project, and materials originally created and/or collected by the CETA Black History of Tampa Project.

Dates: 1930-1980
Extent: 10.5 linear feet (22 boxes)

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