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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 1923

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



100 Years Ago: Tampa in 1923
Monday, July 10th • 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 Retired Appellate Judge, District Court of Appeals, E.J. Salcines, to learn more about Tampa’s past. Topics will include Tampa in 1923: Growth, New Leaders, and Race, as well as the Annexation of the City of West Tampa.

Soulwalk Historical Marker Dedication: The Scrub and Jackson House Markers 
Thursday, July 13th • 11:00 a.m.
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 N. Nebraska Avenue

Join members of the Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council and community leaders to unveil two new Soulwalk historical markers. These markers recognize the historic Jackson House, as well as The Scrub, which was Tampa’s oldest and largest African American neighborhood.
The Soulwalk History Party
Friday, July 14th • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m.
C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library  
2607 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

The Soulwalk History Party welcomes Black Tampanians to share their thrilling days of yesterday. Bring your old photographs and documents to the library for scanning. Have a great story? We will also be recording oral histories. Learn more about Soulwalk and enjoy light refreshments.


Tampa in 1923

Spanish-American War

Spanish American War in Motion Pictures
Florida and the Spanish American War of 1898