The Florida Sentinel Bulletin newspaper has had a long and influential history. In 1919, William W. Andrews, the father of C. Blythe Andrews, Sr. started the Florida Sentinel newspaper in Jacksonville, Florida. The newspaper closed, but in December 1945 C. Blythe Andrews, Sr. re-opened it at 1511 Central Avenue in Tampa, Florida. He went on to buy the Tampa Bulletin in 1959 and merged the two papers into the Florida Sentinel Bulletin. Mr. Andrews remained the publisher until 1976. His son, C. Blythe Andrews, Jr., became editor-in-chief after his father’s death on April 2, 1977. In December 1996, Mr. C. Blythe Andrews Jr., turned over the reins to his daughter, S. Kay Andrews and his son C. Blythe, III. In May 2019, the organization transferred 118 bound volumes (1945- 2010) to the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library’s Florida Sentinel Bulletin Collection for long term preservation and digitization.
- Florida Sentinel Bulletin newspaper- bound volumes (1945-2010) and microfilm (1947- 2008). * gaps exist*
- Reference Collection
- Ebony Magazine - 95 bound volumes (1968-2015). * gaps exist *
- Jet Magazine (1979-1985) and Ebony Magazine (1945-1991) microfilm.
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspaper Collection (1893-2005)
- Our Lives, Our Legacies: The Hillsborough Black Experience
- Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection
- CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner for documents, photographs, 35mm negatives, and slides.
- HoverCam Solo 8Plus Document Camera to create overhead video/still images of books and photographs.
- ST ViewScan 4 Microfilm Scanner to create digital files of microfilm.