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Miami News memorabilia - ca. 1980-1988

  • 1989-358
  • Collection
  • ca. 1980-1988

Photographs and newspapers from the final edition of The Miami News, and placards from the paper's promotional campaigns

Miami News

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Miami-Dade records - 1919-1990

  • HMA0031
  • Collection
  • 1919-1990

Records of the organizational, community activities and property development. Includes board minutes, reports, correspondence with builders, blue prints, photographic prints, feasibility studies, deeds of trusts and agreements with residential hotels.

The records include minutes from board meetings and various committee meetings, reports to the national board and personnel data. The information regarding new construction contains correspondence with builders, blueprints, photographic prints, property feasibility analysis, surveys, deeds of trust and agreements with residential hotels. The collection also contains books and magazines published by the Women’s Press. Also encompassed in the collection are newspaper clippings and scrapbooks.

Young Women's Christian Association of Miami-Dade (YWCA)

Jimmy Ellenburg Collection - 1959-1987

  • HMA0056
  • Collection
  • 1959-1987

Materials pertaining to Jimmy Ellenburg and his activities. Chiefly photographs of Jimmy's Hurricane restaurant, a memoir of Stiltsville (Biscayne Bay), the photographs show interior and exterior views of the restaurant. An oversized scrapbook contains photographs of Stiltsville and Mr. Ellenburg's guests (including Florida Governor, LeRoy Collins) relaxing and fishing.

Also included are letters of Miami Senior High School and letters of appreciation from various dignitaries.

Ellenburg, Jimmy

Jean Taylor Papers - circa 1960-1983

  • HMA0067
  • Collection
  • circa 1960-1983

Research papers on settlements and people in South Dade (Miami-Dade County, Fla.), from Larkins (South Miami) and Kendall south to Homestead and Florida City, during the 1800s to 1926.

The papers hold topical folders of clippings, manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, correspondence and notes used by Jean Taylor in researching her book, The Villages of South Dade. Also includes oral history interview sound cassettes and notebooks, the typescripts for Villages of South Dade and for Culture in the Boondocks, and material for the classes that she taught on South Dade history. Also included is a student paper Jean Taylor wrote on the early history of Miami, with annotations by her teacher, Marjory Stoneman Douglas; five 1906-1907 issues of Gustav Stickley's magazine, The Craftsman, given to Jean Taylor by Patty Munroe Catlow; and a photocopy of the National Register nomination for Silver Palm schoolhouse.

Taylor, Jean

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

Joe Ryan Baseball collection - 1952-1984

  • HMA0087
  • Collection
  • 1952-1984

Photographic prints and ephemera relating to Miami area professional baseball teams and players.

Photographs include the Miami Marlins, Miami Orioles, Baltimore Orioles, Miami Beach Flamingo, and the Baltimore Orioles minor league baseball teams; Miami Marlins coaches, managers, fans and the Miami Stadium.

Also included are game rosters, scorebooks, and advertising pieces featuring the 1957 Miami Marlins Team with Satchel Paige

Ryan, Joe

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

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

Louis Hector Papers - circa 1960-1997

  • HMA0103
  • Collection
  • circa 1960-1997

Correspondence and documents pertain to ecological and environmental concerns for the mangrove swamp, canal, and surrounding area on the Hector property situated on Biscayne Bay at St. Gaudens Road in Coconut Grove. Supporting documents include land appraisals, land purchase contracts, permits, maps and designs. A set of photographic prints show damage to the property from Hurricane Andrew.

Hector, Louis J

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

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

Nixon Smiley papers - 1916-1990

  • HMA0142
  • Collection
  • 1916-1990

Clippings of Nixon Smileys' articles and columns on Florida for the Miami Herald. Topics include: gardening and farming; social life and customs; history; environmental conditions such as beach erosion and hurricanes; insurance executive John D. McArthur and the Davis Brothers of  Winn-Dixie Stores. Some correspondence, drafts of articles, photographs and negatives.

Research materials, newspaper clippings, typescripts, notes and brochures and material on topics of South Florida interest.

Smiley, Nixon, 1911-1990

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

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