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Caesar LaMonaca papers - 1913-1994

  • HMA0243
  • Collection
  • 1913-1994

Newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photographic prints, sheet music, newsletters and a scrapbook record the career of legendary band leader, Caesar LaMonaca and his contribution to music in South Florida for over 40 years

Charles H. Crandon Papers - 1926-1975

  • HMA0054
  • Collection
  • 1926-1975

Correspondence, speeches, clippings, campaign material, photoprints, brochures, and programs reflect Crandon's activities and interests as a Dade County commissioner, sponsor of the Miami Civic Music Association, and lover of nature. Two large scrapbooks, covering the years 1942-1950, contain material on county matters, especially parks and health services; the expansion of the airport; Miami Civic Music activities, Crandon himself, and his family. There are a number of private and public testimonials given at his retirement from the county commission. A third smaller scrapbook (1962-1970s) concentrates on the "Crandon amendments" to the Metro charter in 1962. Two folders, housed separately, have letters from constituents and material from his 1932 campaign for election as commissioner from District 1. Correspondence includes a 1948 ALS from Philip Wylie on the Key Biscayne railroad and a 1942 ALS from David Fairchild on Crandon's recovery from a serious illness.

Letters to and from Charles H. Crandon, then Chairman of the Dade County Board of Commissioners, pertain to several requests for assistance from the county welfare funds. Letters from Crandon are carbon copies; others are originals

Crandon Park dedication photograph album, November 1947. Include aerial views of Crandon Park and the Rickenbacker Causeway which was also dedicated during the ceremony. Other views show Hurricane Harbor, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and other dignitaries at the event. Newspaper clippings of the dedication are included.

Transcripts of speeches given on radio in support of Crandon's bid for re-election for Dade County County Commissioner, 1932.

Crandon, Charles H., 1889-1979

Ching-Tang Society records - 1932-1971

  • HMA0105
  • Collection
  • 1932-1971

Eleven scrapbooks contain photographic prints, newspaper clippings, invitations, programs, correspondence, fliers, tickets and souvenirs document the activities of the society.

Nine scrapbooks date from 1932 to1973, encompass photographic prints, newspaper clippings, invitations, programs, correspondence, student government election fliers, entrance tickets, and souvenirs. The contents of some of the scrapbooks had been transferred to leather binders while the others remain in their original wooden holders with carved Ching Tang emblems on the front cover. Three of the scrapbooks do not have sleeves and only contain some information on the inside of the front cover.

Ching-Tang Society

Coconut Grove Playhouse and the Miami Theater group scrapbooks - 1955-1990

  • HMA0051
  • Collection
  • 1955-1990 (predominant: (bulk 1955-1965))

Newspaper clippings, playbills, correspondence and art show programs document the history of the Coconut Grove Playhouse from its purchase by George Engle in 1955 until 1990. Most of the material covers the ten years of Engle's ownership.

Included in the correspondence is an ALS from Victor Borge and two TLS from Lyndon Johnson, then Democratic Leader for the Senate.

In 1959 in connection with the newly formed Miami Theater Group, Dorothy (Mrs. George) Engle produced Claire Booth Luce's play The Women. As the cast was drawn entirely from local well-known women, it received wide publicity, collected here in a second scrapbook.

Engle, Dorothy J.

Committee of One Hundred Records - 1925-2005

  • HMA0068
  • Collection
  • 1925-2005 (predominant: circa 1930-1969)

The collection consists of scrapbooks, journals, newsletters, photographs, membership applications and other club records.

Also included is a set of mostly color images of events (1971-1980). The images are in their original and dated envelopes with some hand written notes. They were collected by Helen M. Pardee during her tenure as secretary to the Committee of One Hundred.

Committee of One Hundred

Dade County Council of Parents and Teachers scrapbooks - 1930-1968

  • HMA0158
  • Collection
  • 1930-1968

Newspaper clippings, conference programs, reports and memorabilia record the activities of the Dade County PTA and its members as well as school programs and local educational concerns. Books for 1930 and 1931, which celebrate the association's first decade, have considerable historical detail including individual school histories. The 1938-1939 book also has some loose material from the early 1940s. The 1944 and 1945 books are narrowest in scope, basically covering the state PTA convention, held respectively in Sarasota and Daytona Beach. The 1966-1968 book includes clippings on the 1968 teachers' walkout. Many of the books are dedicated to Mrs. Walter Beckham, who was PTA president for a number of years

Dade County Council of Parents and Teachers

Earl Hoag scrapbooks - 1902-1941

  • HMA0165
  • Collection
  • 1902-1941 (predominant: (bulk 1917-1938))

Clippings, correspondence, brochures, typescripts, invitations and other memorabilia trace the career of Lieutenant Colonel Earl Hoag and with it much early history of American aviation. Includes Miami High School student yearbook (Miahi 1914); a wealth of aviation clippings for 1917-1921; with much information on the 1919 transcontinental air race during which 10 out of 39 pilots were killed.

Hoag, Earl S., 1895-1968

Elizabeth Virrick Papers - 1948-1994

  • HMA0077
  • Collection
  • 1948-1994 (predominant: 1948-1968)

The papers consist of correspondence, memos, reports, photographic prints, magazines and newspaper clippings, and relate primarily to Mrs. Virrick's extensive involvement in housing and urban issues in Coconut Grove and Miami-Dade County, and of her interest on a national level. Includes material on the founding and evolution of the Coconut Grove Citizens for Slum Clearance and the Citizens Advisory Committee and other boards on which she served.

Mrs. Virrick corresponded extensively with government officials and other influential people. Correspondents include Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Claude Pepper, Lawton Chiles, Rubin Askew, Dante Fascell, and Maurice Ferre.

The magazines and newspaper clippings were originally interfiled with the papers, but have been boxed separately for conservation purposes.

In 2015, Dr. Raymond Mohl donated an additional 14 boxes of documents to the collection.  The bulk of the documents are part of Elizabeth Virrick’s original papers and cover the same topics and years as the original donation. The rest are copies of newspaper clippings and articles from the same time period that Dr. Mohl added and annotated.  Dr. Raymond Mohl, a leading urban historian, was given access to the papers by Mrs. Virrick for his research on housing for African Americans in postwar Miami. This research was the basis for several articles and books on civil rights, housing and race relations in Miami, including, Elizabeth Virrick and the "concrete monsters”: housing reform in postwar Miami (Tequesta, no. 61, 2001).

The 2015 accural is housed in boxes 15 to 29. Box 29 holds materials that Dr. Mohl continued to collect up to 2001. It includes several drafts of Elizabeth Virrick and the "concrete monsters" : housing reform in postwar Miami for various publications, newspaper clippings on housing issues, a student paper on Virrick, notes, correspondence and annotated articles.

Virrick, Elizabeth, 1897-1990

Fannie Clemons Diary and Scrapbooks - 1909-1920s

  • HMA0074
  • Collection
  • 1909-1920s

Diary is a lively and detailed account of a young girl's family and social life in early Miami. Scrapbooks are unarranged: one holds pictures clipped from magazines and some photographic prints; the other has loose material including poetry by Fannie Clemons and typed transcripts of letters with genealogical information on the Buswell and related families.

Clemons, Fannie, 1891-1977

Frohock family papers - 1890s-1990s

  • HMA0244
  • Collection
  • 1890s-1990s

Personal papers and business records of the Frohock family. The bulk of the materials pertains to John Frohock and highlights his tenure as Dade County Sheriff and his pursuits in commercial agriculture and real estate. Also included are materials pertaining to his son, John Moran Frohock and his wife, Leone Frohock, who compiled a scrapbook complete with commentary on the social scene and daily events in Miami.

Jack Kassewitz papers - 1957-1984

  • HMA0190
  • Collection
  • 1957-1984

Include papers, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, ephemera and photographs of his career and activities.

John McDermott's Political Scrapbook Collection - 1940s-1990s

  • HMA0372
  • Collection
  • 1940s-1990s

Containing press passes, newspaper clippings, and photographs of personalities and news events that McDermott covered during his career. Includes the Harry Oakes murder trial in Nassau (Bahamas), Clark Gable on Miami Beach during World War II, and Presidents Kennedy and Nixon.

McDermott, John, 1917-2003

Lewis B. Whitworth Papers - 1950s-1980s

  • HMA0390
  • Collection
  • 1950s-1980s

Scrapbooks and folders contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, campaign materials and photographic prints pertaining to Whitworth's involvement in public life and his social activities. Some government publications and newsletters from various county and state organizations are also included.

 

Biographical Note: Miami-Dade County as a Hialeah Councilman, Dade County Commissioner, State Representative in the Florida House of Representatives and elected circuit court judge. As commissioner, Whitworth secured federal funds to reimburse the county for medical aid given to Cuban refugees at Jackson Memorial Hospital. During his term as State Representative he was instrumental in the successful efforts to reform the state's judicial system and in the 1971 session, he sponsored, among others, two major bills that were signed into law. One was the marijuana felony-misdemeanor bill and the other, the nonpartisan election of judges bill

Whitworth, Lewis B

Miami and Coral Gables development scrapbook - 1925-1926

  • 08/
  • Collection
  • 1925-1926

Newspaper clippings and notes pertain to real estate and banking matters at the height of the Florida land boom. Collection also includes letters of recommendation for M.L. Sumner

Sumner, M. L

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