As a major contribution to the USF Oral History Program, the Ybor City Oral History Project provides primary source material about a culturally rich and diversified historic community in Tampa.

Established in the 1880s, Ybor City drew immigrants from mostly Spain, Cuba and Italy as a cigar-manufacturing center, and has been named as a National Historic Landmark District. Oral histories include interviews with noted historians Hampton Dunn, Gary Mormino and Tony Pizzo. These stories reveal community development and redevelopment, historical preservation and rich cultural experiences that make up a unique part of Tampa.

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Submissions from 2020

Beatrice, Victoria, and Sara Giunta Rametta oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center, Beatrice Giunta, Victoria Giunta, and Sara Giunta Rametta

Submissions from 2011

Luciano Rodriguez oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Luciano Rodriguez

Submissions from 2010

Aurora and Maria Fernandez oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center, Aurora Fernandez, and Maria Fernandez

Mary Fontanills oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Mary Fontanills

Domenico Giunta oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Domenico Giunta

Mary Italiano oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Mary Italiano

Armando Lopez oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Armando Lopez

Joe Maniscalco oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Joe Maniscalco

Nelson Palermo oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Nelson Palermo

Sandra Rodriguez oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Sandra Rodriguez

Wilfredo Rodriguez oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Wilfredo Rodriguez

Submissions from 2009

Jose Vega Diaz oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Jose V. Diaz

Estelle Garcia oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Estelle Garcia

John Grimaldi oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and John Grimaldi

Al Lopez oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Al Lopez

Cesar Marcos Medina oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Cesar M. Medina

Gary Mormino introduces the Ybor City oral history project, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Gary Mormino

Josephine Pizzo oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Josephine Pizzo

Tony Pizzo oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Tony Pizzo

Eugenio Rodriguez, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Eugenio Rodriguez

Submissions from 2008

Augustine and Mary Martinez oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center, Augustine Martinez, and Mary Martinez

Nick Nuccio oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Nick Nuccio

Raul Villamía oral history interview, University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Raul Villamía