Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce records - 1919-1984
Minutes, annual reports, publications and periodicals. Highlights include: minutes of the Board of Directors, 1919-1967, in ten bound volumes; committee meetings, 1939-1954, in four bound volumes; newsletters primarily from the 1960s; and the Chamber's publication, Miamian, from 1958 to 1971.
Twelve scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings selected by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. These clippings document private and public sector growth and development in the city, and issues that affected the community during that period. The Chamber's role as a catalyst for civic improvement is also documented. Topics include: the controversy surrounding the legalization of casino gambling, tourism, the proposed north Dade jetport, Interama, the Greater Miami Foreign Free Trade Zone, the role of Afro-Americans and Cuban Americans, race relations and the Miami riot of 1980 following the acquittal of the police officers charged with the murder of Arthur McDuffie.
Hurricane file, 1926 September 22-30. Correspondence, primarily from other cities, offering sympathy and help (25 items).
Slide views of Miami-Dade County places, commerce and industry, 1980-1990s.
Photocopy of program for ceremony sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with E . L. Lasher of the Musa Isle Indian Village and Alligator Farm. Includes speech by Lon Worth Crow, Chamber of Commerce president, and Seminole Chief Tommy. Also includes sales pitch for Everglades muck land.
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce