Archives Awareness Week

City of Tampa’s Archives Awareness Week runs July 10 – 16, 2022. During this week, local archives celebrate the importance of preserving our history.

Online Events

An Overview to Historic Sanborn Maps

Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 5 p.m.

Some of the most intriguing insights into Tampa’s history can be found in Sanborn fire insurance maps. They give an amazing insight into how our city grew and changed over time. Learn more about them and their uses in this overview. Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. Recommended for teens and adults.

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Money Talks: How Banking Records Contextualize Florida History

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 5 p.m.

This presentation will examine the Florida Banking Records collection. It will focus on the origin of the records, how they have been handled, and why these records are important to understanding the history of the Tampa Bay area. Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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In-Person Events

Tomes & Treasures of the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library

Friday, July 15, 2022, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Catch an exclusive glimpse of the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library’s permanent collection! Discover how the library acquired these artifacts and the archival methods used to preserve them for public research.

Remembering the News at the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 2 p.m.

As Archives Awareness Week comes to an end, the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library invites you to tour our Florida Sentinel Bulletin Collection. Join us to learn about this publication’s history and its impact on Tampa’s African American community. View our collection’s periodical and microfilm materials, and more.

Archives Awareness Week 2022

Special Activities & Additional Resources

Archives Awareness Week 2021 Playlist

From the Archives: Using Freedmen’s Bureau Records for African American Family Research

From the Archives: The Florida Sentinel Bulletin Collection

Tampa Bay’s Beaches: A Look Back

The Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection provides a historic glimpse of the bay area’s local beaches. This selection of photos show how these popular tourist destinations looked many years ago.

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