Ballast Point Pier

City of Tampa


The following historical photographic collections from the City of Tampa’s Archives and Records Division are accessible online via the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library.

City of Tampa Archives and Records Collection

This collection features photographs from various City of Tampa departments as well as outside organizations, and contains of a broad assortment of photographs featuring local places, people and events.

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Collection

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce photographic collection was donated to the City of Tampa by Tampa Historical Society in 1994. It provides a significant pictorial record of people, places, and events in Tampa from approximately 1950 to 1990.

Tampa Photo Supply Collection

The Tampa Photo Supply Collection was donated to the City of Tampa in 2016. It features a wide range of photographs taken by professional photographers Rose Rutigliano Weekley and Joseph Scolaro primarily in Tampa and Hillsborough County from approximately 1947 to 1990.

Tampa in 1922

City of Tampa - Old City Hall Mascotte Room - 315 East Kennedy Boulevard



100 Years Ago: Tampa in 1922
Monday, July 11th • 3:00 p.m.
City of Tampa • Old City Hall, Council Chambers
315 East Kennedy Boulevard

Join the Tampa Bay History Center’s Curator of Black History, Fred Hearns, and local historian E.J. Salcines, to learn more about Tampa’s past. Discussion topics will include Blanche Armwood, the 100th anniversary of the founding of Tampa’s Urban League, and the death of Dale Mabry in 1922. Guests will receive a commemorative booklet, Tampa in 1922.

The Soul Walk History Party 
Thursday, July 14th • 3:30 p.m.
City of Tampa • C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
2607 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

The Soul Walk History Party welcomes Black Tampanians to share their thrilling days of yesteryear. Bring your old photographs and documents to the library for scanning. Have a great story?  We will also be recording oral histories. This event will celebrate Tampa’s 135th birthday and light refreshments will be served. The City of Tampa is committed to discovering, documenting, preserving, collecting, and promoting Tampa’s African American heritage


Tampa in 1922