• January 21, 2021

Federal Writer’s Project collection

An excerpt from the Florida Negro Papers

Federal Writer’s Project collection

600 776 Tomaro Taylor

In 1991, USF received the Florida Historical Society’s permission to reproduce a series of papers related to the African American experience in order to make the collection available to researchers. The bulk of the materials, which cover a variety of topics, consists of interviews with African American residents of Florida. The first-hand accounts provided by formerly enslaved individuals offer a glimpse into Southern daily life during the Civil War era.

Dates: 1936 – 1948
Extent: 1.88 linear feet (5 boxes)

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