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Tim Chapman Collection - 1968-2012

  • HMA0017
  • Collection
  • 1968-2012 (predominant: 1972-2012)

The Tim Chapman collection consists of photographs and related materials shot or collected by photojournalist Tim Chapman during the second half of the twentieth century. While most materials pertain to people, places, and events in the Miami area, Latin American and world events are also represented.

The collection includes his professional work as a photojournalist as well as his photography for personal interest. Photographic media include 35mm negatives and slides (mainly black-and-white), photographic prints, and born-digital, color images. Supporting material includes newspaper and magazine articles containing illustrations by Chapman.

Photography pertaining to people, places, and events in the Miami area includes crime scenes; politics; the Mariel boatlift; the upheaval of the 1980s, including the Cocaine Cowboys; and Hurricane Andrew. The shots also include images of ordinary and famous people.

During 2013, Chapman filled a series of notebooks with handwritten notes identifying the most significant images. Entries are chronological, to coincide with the arrangement of the collection.

Chapman, Tim

Thompson, Barnes and Thompson accounting journals - 1922-1925

  • HMA0371
  • Collection
  • 1922-1925

Miami law firm's accounts journal reflect day-to-day transactions during the land boom years. Entries are for: 1922 May 22-1922 December 31 (water damaged). -- 1923 January 2-1923 August 30. -- 1924 November 18-1925 March 27.

Thomas J. Kelly papers - 1940-1961

  • HMA0225
  • Collection
  • 1940-1961

Papers include annual reports, photographs of police work and community involvement. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings of Kelly's military career, his tenure as sheriff, political campaigns for Sheriff's office, and his involvement in the Florida National Guards and his local branch of the American Legion.

Kelly, Thomas J

Thelma Peters papers - 1871-1989

  • HMA0094
  • Collection
  • 1871-1989 (predominant: 1939-1989)

The Thelma Peters Papers document various aspects of her career. Research files contain valuable information on Miami's early history, while her professional correspondence offers biographical insight into Peters' careers as teacher and pioneering historian. Similarly personal correspondence, photographic slides, and diary and notebook entries offer a good deal of information on the Caribbean and Latin America. Together they reveal that, even when not in her beloved South Florida, Thelma Peters possessed an inquisitive mind and an eye for detail.

The papers contain correspondence, research, literary manuscripts, photographs and slides pertaining to Dr. Peters' career and research. Copies of first hand accounts are also included, for example, the section of Parson's diary pertaining to George Buck's 1895 cruise. One box contains periodicals acquired by William H. Gleason while living at Biscayne (present-day Miami Shores); Gleason participated in state and local politics during Reconstruction.

Peters, Thelma, 1905-1996

The Robert Rogers map collection - 1594-1967

  • HMA0378
  • Collection
  • 1594-1967 (predominant: 1800-1899)

Published maps and prints of Florida, the Caribbean, the Americas and the World, collected by Robert C. Rogers.

Rogers, Robert C.

The Miami Beach's legendary boxing 5th Street Gym and Dundee Brothers Collection - 1960-2016

  • HMA0090
  • Collection
  • 1960-2016 (predominant: 1960-1990)

Scrapbook and binder compiled by Dwaine Simpson. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, ephemera and some photographs chronicling the lives of the Dundee brothers, boxers, trainers, and other personalities associated with the Fifth Street Gym. While the bulk of the items pertain to Muhammad Ali, the careers of boxers such as Cuban American Kid Gavilan are also recorded. Also includes newspaper clippings from national newsapers celebrating the life of Muhammad Ali after his death in June 2016

Binder containing mostly photographs of the boxers, including Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Willie Pastrano, Kid Gavilan and Roberto Duran. Others in the boxing fraternity include the Dundee brothers, Don King, Dr. Ferdie Pacheo and other gym personnel. Images of celebrities who attended "fight nights" include Art Carney, Don Johnson, Sean Connery & Ernest Borgnine, who appeared as Angelo Dundee in the Muhammad Ali biopic "The Greatest".

Simpson, Dwaine

The Lee Boys sacred steel music collection - 1997-2003

  • HMA0099
  • Collection
  • 1997-2003

Audio recordings, photographs, concert posters, promotional materials and newspaper articles. Also includes a copy of Sacred Steel; inside an African American Steel Guitar Tradition, by Robert L. Stone.

The Lee Boys

Terry Hammonds negatives of downtown Miami - 1973-1978

  • HMA0426
  • Collection
  • 1973-1978

Views of the Port of Miami and environs show the Chalks Airline facility and the portside of the 600 block of Biscayne Boulevard (across from the Freedom Tower) which Hammonds refers to as the "rouge port" for the unofficial load and offload of cargo that took place at the site. Also includes images of the Freedom Tower before renovation.

Sylva Martin papers - 1916-1983

  • HMA0153
  • Collection
  • 1916-1983

Papers relate to South Miami, the Graenicher family, and Sylva Martin. Diaries pertain to Sylva Martin's life in South Miami and her travels in the U.S. and abroad. The newspapers pertain to South Miami and date from 1945 to 1973.

Martin, Sylva

Stereograph Collection

  • HMA0138
  • Collection

This collection gathers stereographs from Florida and the Caribbean.

Stefan H. Zachar, A. I. A., architectural records - 1915-1983

  • HMA0354
  • Collection
  • 1915-1983 (predominant: 1940-1950)

Renderings, drawings, photographs, contracts and specification documents, and photocopies of copyright certficates. The books mostly cover various Dade County building codes and builders directories. Also included is Mr Zachar's copy of the engineering manual from Czechoslovakia, 1915.

Zachar, Stefan, H., AIA, 1904-1980

Stan Cooper Collection - 1870-1950

  • HMA0184
  • Collection
  • 1870-1950

Visual materials, papers, and ephemera pertaining to Coconut Grove, Key West, and Miami. Some material pertains to African Americans in Miami, the Florida East Coast Railways, hurricanes, the Housekeepers Club, and real estate development. Collection documents residents' lives in the decades following the city's incorporation in 1896.

Much of the collection is composed of the papers of Hattie Carpenter and the Carpenter family, including the correspondence, essays, and real estate and financial papers. It also contains business records of African American businessman, R. A. Power who operated the R. A. Furniture Company and his wife, Nellie S. Powers, who ran the Miami Normal Industrial Colored School in Overtown.

Carpenter, Hattie Harrison

Sports Ephemera Collection

  • HMA0009
  • Collection

The Sports Ephemera Collection gathers ephemera and news clippings that document events, places, people and issues related to sports in South Florida and the Caribbean. Files include  brochures, pamphlets, newspaper clippings and related materials.

Programs for Super Bowls III & VI to VIII, Joe Robbie Stadium dedication and GameDay magazine for the Dolphins vs. Bears game, 1987. Also include ticket stubs, a menu from Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans signed by Dolphin players Garo Yepremian and Nick Buoniconti in 1985.

Spillis Candela & Partners, Inc., Architectural Records - 1926-1986

  • HMA0027
  • Collection
  • 1926-1986

Records include an illustrated history of the firm, brochures of completed works, and photographs of commercial, residential and institutional projects. Notable commissions include the Miami Dade College campus and the Florida Pavilion at the New York World's Fair.

Spillis Candela & Partners, Inc.

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