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Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Archives Awareness Week

Archives Awareness Week Neighborhood Photo Challenge

Hey, Hillsborough County!

Kicking off Archives Awareness Week, the library wants you to show off your neighborhood! Visit us on Instagram and send your photos using the hashtag #capturehillsborough . Three randomly selected winners will receive a Burgert Brothers photo print of their choice donated by Bob Baggett Photography.  The contest begins Sunday, July 11, 2021. Last day for submissions July 16, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. Winners will be announced on Friday, July 16, after 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Galleries

Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection:
Hillsborough’s Historic Neighborhoods

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library                                                                                                    The Library’s Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection reveals the many changes that our neighborhoods have undergone. To view a selection of photographs that will take you on a virtual tour through the Hillsborough County of the past, please visit:

Hillsborough’s Historic Neighborhoods Book List
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library
Hillsborough County has a rich and varied history. Read about the unique neighborhoods that have influenced its culture with these fascinating stories. Please visit:


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

Tuesday, July 13th - 5:00p.m.
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library - Virtual
The Reconstruction era Freedmen’s Bureau created records that contain the names of hundreds of thousands of formerly enslaved individuals. Learn how to access and effectively use these records and start researching your African American family tree today.

To register:

From the Archives:

The Florida Sentinel Bulletin Collection

Thursday, July 15, 2021 • 5:00p.m.
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library - Virtual
The Florida Sentinel Bulletin is one of the state’s most prominent African American newspapers. Learn more about the rich history of this local community resource and other research materials available in the Florida Sentinel Bulletin Collection. To register: