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Aletha Gifford Mount Sinai Medical Center collection - 1952-1988

  • HMA0216
  • Collection
  • 1952-1988

The collection contains Mrs. Gifford's personal copies of annual reports, newsletters, photographs, brochures and other hospital documents. The newsletters comprise the bulk of the records. Also included are yearbooks from Mount Sinai Hospital of Greater Miami School of Practical Nursing.

Gifford, Aletha

Alice Wood photograph collection - 1920s

  • HMA0399
  • Collection
  • 1920s

Collection contains black and white photographic prints taken by Alice Wood studio in the early 1920s. Images include scenes of the Bahamas (Nassau), Cuba, and Broward and Dade County, including photographs of Miami, Vizcaya, and Palm Beach. Contains views of the Florida East Coast Railway, early real estate development, and land dredging.

Wood, Alice

Beverly Phillips papers - 1972-1996

  • HMA0140
  • Collection
  • 1972-1996

Papers  pertain to Beverly Phillips' political career and her election campaigns for County Commissioner. Includes expenditures, correspondence, campaign literature, appointment books, newspaper clippings and photographic prints.  Other material includes court transcripts, honors, newspaper clippings,  and a cassette of Phillip’s interview with Beth McNeer for the “Woman of Impact” series. In addition, there is some information regarding her colleagues, such as County Commissioner Barry Schreiber and County Manager Sergio Pereira.

Five scrapbooks from her tenure in office contain mostly newspaper clippings regarding Miami-Dade political issues, such as public transportation, zoning and the Dolphin’s Joe Robbie Stadium. Some of the clippings are from Spanish language newspapers.

Phillips,  Beverly, 1928-1911

Charles Deering Collection - circa 1900-1922

  • HMA0100
  • Collection
  • circa 1900-1922

Correspondence, pamphlets, photographic prints and clippings document Charles Deering's interest in plant introduction, research and cultivation at his two Dade County estates. Included are letters and notes from John Kunkel Small, noted botanist and authority on the flora of the southeastern states; material on the building of the Cutler dwelling, with letters from its architect, Phineas Paist; and a folder of pamphlets issued by National Audubon Society, chiefly dated 1912-1916.

Scrapbooks of the Buena Vista estate and Japanese life and customs, 1900-circa 1909. Folder of preconstruction sketches for the Deering estate on Biscayne Bay north of Miami, and a turn-of-the-century photograph album on Japan. Buena Vista materials include two floor plans headed: Preliminary studies of house for Mr. Charles Deering, Miami, Fla. ; a photographic print of a building model; and eight watercolor sketches of different rooms, elevations, etc., signed by the architect Clinton MacKenzie of New York City. The Japanese album consists of a series of hand colored phographic prints showing traditional Japanese artisans, farmers and street scenes. They are numbered in Japanese and appear to have been commercially produced.

Deering, Charles, 1852-1927

Charles Mills papers - 1917-1940s

  • HMA0134
  • Collection
  • 1917-1940s

Personal papers and scrapbooks include clippings and memorabilia related to numerous civic and World War II home front projects such as the American Red Cross Camp and Hospital Service, the American Legion, Veterans Hospital and  the Boy Scouts. Except for some brochures and photographs of the San Carlos, there are no documents pertaining to his business enterprises.

Mills, Charles A

Chris Hansen photograph collection - 1940-1980

  • HMA0315
  • Collection
  • 1940-1980 (predominant: (bulk 1950s-1970s))

Photographs shot by Chris Hansen. The collection contains photographic prints, negatives, and slides, along with a folder of clippings and lists pertaining to some of the subjects. Images include celebrities and places in Miami/Miami Beach, the Goodyear Blimp, glamour photography, Dodge Island, and the Miami Serpentarium.

The bulk of the images are of models, beauty contestants, celebrities, actors, actresses and Miami Beach social events. Other images show sporting activities, boats and ships such as the SS Florida. Among those photographed were Jayne Mansfield, Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante, Bill Haast, and President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy. One album has newspaper clippings and another has slides of the events, including the Republican National Convention in 1972.

Hansen, Christian, 1915?-2005

Dade County arches - 1984-1986

  • HMA0334
  • Collection
  • 1984-1986

Photographs of arches in the built environment of Miami-Dade County. Photos were included in a competition organized by the Miami-Dade Public Library. Buildings include Vizcaya, Gusman Center, Spanish Monastery and the Hialeah Water Treatment Plant. Also includes a steel arch from a never built industrial park at Tamiami Trail and SW 172nd Avenue.

Donald Reiff architectural papers - circa 1950-circa 1969

  • HMA0327
  • Collection
  • circa 1950-circa 1969

Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and news articles, brochures, photographic prints and renderings on Mylar feature Reiff designed buildings in Dade and Broward counties.

Reiff, Donald,, 1924-1982

Eastern Airlines records - 1926-1989

  • HMA0212
  • Collection
  • 1926-1989 (predominant: 1926-1936)

The bulk of the material consists of the financial records of Pitcairn Aviation, Eastern Air Transport and Eastern Air Lines between 1926 and 1936; Also included are board minutes, correspondence and personnel directories; civic activities scrapbooks; advertising artwork and  personnel uniform sketches; newsletters; photographic prints and video and film recordings.

Financial records of Pitcairn Aviation, Eastern Air Transport and Eastern Air Lines between 1926 and 1936 make up the bulk of the collection. Also included are board minutes, correspondence and personnel directories; civic activities scrapbooks, advertising artwork and personnel uniform sketches, newsletters, photographic prints and video and film recordings. These records represent only a portion of Eastern's holdings, as some were retained by the company or given to other institutions

Eastern Airlines, inc

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

Fine and Goldman families papers - 1890s-1987

  • HMA0215
  • Collection
  • 1890s-1987

Magazines, letters, photocopies, postcards, photographs (prints), a book and other memorabilia document the activities of two pioneer families who played a major role in the Jewish communities of Key West and Miami. Includes an unsigned typescript letter from Theodore Roosevelt, several photographs of turn of the century stores in Key West and Miami, material on the congregations of Rodeph Sholom in Key West and Beth David in Miami (first called B'Nai Zion), and photographs of Cuban leaders of the late 1800s, including Jose Marti.

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Freeland Family papers - 1885-1950s

  • HMA0148
  • Collection
  • 1885-1950s

Articles, clippings, pamphlets on Florida subjects, as well as on the activities of William Leonard Freeland, attorney and judge, and his wife Helen Elizabeth Comstock Freeland. Includes papers on Florida history, and full newspaper coverage of the 1926 hurricane. Photographs include the Orange Grove Elementary School and family portraits

Freeland family

Igor B. Polevitzky photographs - circa 1934-1965

  • HMA0092
  • Collection
  • circa 1934-1965

Exhibition-quality photographic prints of buildings designed by architect Igor B. Polevitsky between 1934 and the mid-1960s. Photographers include Samuel H. Gottscho, Rudi Rada, and Ernest Graham. Includes views of Miami Beach and Miami residences (Birdcage house), Miami Beach hotels (Shelbourne, Albion, etc.), Havana hotels (Havana Biltmore, Havana Riviera), automotive businesses (car dealerships, gas stations, General Tires), retail shops (jewelry and shoe stores), offices (Kislak Mortgage, etc.), and other businesses (Arthur Murray, restaurants).

Polevitzky, Igor B., 1912-1978

Jacquelyn Biggane Collection of Miami Theater Arts Groups - 1942-1981

  • HMA0170
  • Collection
  • 1942-1981

Collection of clippings, photographs, letters and brochures documents the performances and activities of the Miami Variety Artists, the Mask and Wig Club and other performing groups. Also includes a file on the Royal Poinciana festival and images from performances at the Myrtle Bank Hotel in Jamaica.

James F. Shafer, II, archaeological collection - 1960-1984

  • HMA0249
  • Collection
  • 1960-1984

The Shafer collection consists of approximately .5 cubic foot of manuscripts, research notes, newsletters, correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, pamphlets, and ephemera.

A substantial portion of the collection, approximately 1 cubic foot, is composed of over 1,000 photographic prints and negatives, primarily of antique bottles and archaeological artifacts and dig sites. In addition, Shafer and his family  are the subject of some of these photographs. The prints range in size from contact sheets to 11 x 14 inches and include both color and black-and-white images. Also among the items in the collection are some slides and a color transparency.

Shafer, James Frederick

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