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George Merrick Papers - 1899-1955

  • HMA0060
  • Collection
  • 1899-1955 (predominant: 1930-1942)

Correspondence, clippings, brochures, maps, real estate records and related papers trace the activities of George Merrick, founder of the city of Coral Gables. Most of the collection pertains to the 1930s and later years, including a substantial amount on the Dade County Planning Board.

Warranty deeds dated 1899 and 1903 for Solomon Merrick record the purchase of the original Merrick property in what would become Coral Gables and for three lots in downtown Miami.

Letter from Rev. J. D. Kuykendall congratulating Merrick on his design for Coral Gables and suggests adding a college to the plan.

Letter offering properties for sale to George Merrick, circa 1935.

Dade County County Commission appointment for George Merrick and stock certificate. 1915.

Merrick, George Edgar, 1886-1942

Miami Conservatory of Music scrapbooks - 1921-1955

  • HMA0088
  • Collection
  • 1921-1955

Concert programs, newsclippings, correspondence, magazine articles, cartoons, photographic prints, and newsletters trace the activities of the Miami Conservatory from its beginning in 1921 until the mid-1950s. Material also covers a wide range of musical events, organizations and individuals in South Florida for those years. There is also much information on the early years of the University of Miami, on the Aeolian Chorus (women's voices), and on the Musicians Club of America, which aimed to provide retirement facilities for musicians

Miami Conservatory of Music (Miami, Fla.)

Scrapbooks Collection

  • HMA0050
  • Collection

An artificial collection containing bound and unbound scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, ephemera, postcards, and notes commemorating events, organizations, people, and places in Florida. Topics include tourism, real estate development, hurricanes and floods, organizations and clubs, transportation, and horticulture. Many of the scrapbooks document the social lives, interests, and activities of Miami residents.

Wahl Snyder architectural drawings - 1929-1982

  • HMA0121
  • Collection
  • 1929-1982

The collection spans Snyder’s entire career and beyond, ranging from 1929 until 1982. Architectural plans and drawings make up the bulk of the collection. A series of color renderings offer valuable glimpses at a few projects. The collection also includes a number of city, area, and subdivision maps, most focused on South Florida and Miami. A large number of photos, transparencies and photo albums, showing various residential, commercial and public projects, is concentrated on Snyder’s work of the 1950s and 1960s, but includes some valuable earlier examples. Some of Snyder’s personal papers complete the collection, including examples of his many awards and certificates, his World War II records, a bound map of Cuba, and other miscellanea.

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Snyder, Wahl John, 1910-1989