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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 1921

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



Iconography and Symbolism in Funerary Art, Searching For Meaning in Cemeteries.

Monday, July 12th - 2:00 p.m.
City of Tampa - City Council Chambers - 315 E. Kennedy Blvd, 3rd Floor, Old City Hall                                                                                           

Have you ever wondered about the different symbols etched on gravestones? Join Cat Thompson of Tampa Historical Society for a program exploring cemetery symbolism based on Oaklawn Cemetery in Tampa and The Old Burying Ground in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bicentennial and Centennial History

Monday, July 12th - 3:00 p.m.

City of Tampa - City Council Chambers - 315 E. Kennedy Blvd, 3rd Floor, Old City Hall   

Curious about what was happening in Tampa 100 years ago? Join the Tampa Bay History Center’s Curator of Black History, Fred Hearns, for a presentation entitled 1921: Bob Saunders and Black Life in Tampa. Want to know more about Florida’s history? Local Tampa historian E.J. Salcines will discuss Florida’s bicentennial (1821-2021). Guests will receive a commemorative booklet, Tampa in 1921.



Tampa in 1921