Archives Awareness Week

City of Tampa’s Archives Awareness Week runs July 14 – 20, 2024. During this week, local archives celebrate the importance of preserving our history.


Bookbinding for Beginners

Monday, July 15, 2024, 6:30 p.m.

Attendees will learn the basics of bookbinding and will create a small journal to take home using their new skills! Recommended for adults. Registration recommended.

Genealogy: Your Photos - Dating, Storing, and Improving

Thursday, July 18, 2024, 6 p.m.

Explores the art and science of preserving, dating, and restoring family photographs, ranging from early daguerreotypes to digital images. This session covers identification techniques, archival challenges, and modern tools for enhancing and safeguarding these precious historical records.

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

Friday, July 19, 2024, 12 p.m.

Tour our Florida Sentinel Bulletin Collection and learn about this publication’s history and its impact on Tampa’s African American community. View periodicals, microfilm materials, and more.

110 Years of Knowledge: A Look Back at the Library History Collection

Saturday, July 20, 2024, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a lecture about the history of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. We will be looking back with materials from the library's digital history collection. We will explain how we got our first libraries and how the system has evolved over the years.

Genealogy for Beginners

Family Photos

Archives Awareness Week 2022 Playlist

From the Archives: An Overview to Historic Sanborn Maps

From the Archives: Money Talks - How Banking Records Contextualize Florida History

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.