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Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) was a rebel group that fought the government of Sudan and repulsed government and Janjaweed attacks on civilians. Drawings shows SLA fighters on foot, riding in trucks, and carrying machine guns as they confront the…

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A woman coming from the river to fetch water being abducted by the Sudanese Military. Despite being denied access to water which is a basic necessity for survival, attackers went on to torch houses deployed armored military trucks and airplanes to…

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Oracle ad celebrates that commencement ceremonies will be help in the air-conditioning of Curtis Hixon Center downtown. Sam Gibbons, known as the father of USF, appears in the ad.

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"Thank you Mom & Dad."

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Commencement ceremony held in a tent on the Sarasota campus.

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Andros Housing complex.

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The lobby to Argos Hall decorated in groovy 1960s style.

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A peek inside a typical dorm room.

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When state funds were not provided for USF's first dorms, the university raised money locally in a very successful campaign called "Dollars for Dorms."

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Two students move in to their new temporary homes at USF.

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Castor Hall was created from the shell of an older dormitory.

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Students enjoy the Florida sun and the refreshment of a campus swimming pool.

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Students relax on Crescent Hill, probably for a concert.

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An Oracle ad for the Empty Keg, the campus bar, and Pizza Invaders, a pizza joint named after the popular "Space Invaders" video game.

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The USF campus originally had three bomb shelters for students in case of nuclear attack.

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Before computers, registration for classes could be a chaotic experience at USF. This photo was taken in the gym.

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When USF held graduation ceremonies outdoors, the heat was a major problem. A student takes matters into her own hands to ensure comfort.

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Commencement ceremony in the Sun Dome.

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A Classroom in the new wing of the COBA building on the Tampa campus.

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A classroom at the College of Education.

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[A research scene from the College of Engineering.

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The construction site of FMHI in 1971.

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Newspaper clipping of a crowd watching the World Series on The Times scoreboard.
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