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Antolin Garcia Carbonell Papers - 1962-2013

  • HMA0040
  • Collection
  • 1962-2013

Include yearbooks and classwork from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School; research papers on several historic buildings, including the Spanish Monastery and the Hampton House; Dade County Aviation Department annual reports; Miami International Airport guidebooks and brochures; Civil Defense booklets; reports and publications pertaining to Miami architecture; playbills and theatre programs; postcards of the Caribbean, Miami and South Florida and a booklet on the history of St. Mary's Cathedral.

A selection of LGBTQ material include playbills and programs for local and national theaters, magazine articles, ephemera, a poster for a Gay Men's Chorus of Miami presentation and a wallpaper sample from the Candlelight Club.

Work books and textbooks from Colegio De La Salle in Havana.

Carbonell, Antolin Garcia

Highleyman Family Papers - circa 1900-1990

  • HMA0041
  • Collection
  • circa 1900-1990

The papers belonged to Daly Highleyman, and pertain to his family's business and social activities in Miami. Contents include correspondence, photographic prints, clippings, magazines and directories. Of particular interest are photographic prints documenting the dredging, land development and building activities of Locke Highleyman. Also included is an autobiographical account by J. W. Greenleaf, who during his engineering career worked on the Miami Airport in 1948, and on the Asuncion, Paraguay, water system; and genealogical information on the DuVal family.

Barton, Alfred

Woodrow W. Wilkins Papers - circa 1930-1982

  • HMA0042
  • Collection
  • circa 1930-1982

Clippings, correspondence, photographic prints, slides, maps, reports and teaching outlines are included in the career papers of this long time Professor of Architecture and Planning at the University of Miami. Collection also contains a number of his files on the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), including one on the Barnacle, the Munroe family's home in Coconut Grove. There is a wealth of written and visual material on Coral Gables architecture. Clippings, arranged separately in folders by topic, are primarily about buildings and preservation issues within Florida communities.

Research notes on Miami City Hall (Dinner Key) trace the construction and subsequent alterations to the Miami City Hall buildings, 1933-1958. Cards list blueprints and other records in the Miami Public Works Department, architects, date and nature of construction or alteration, etc.

Surveys, site files, newspaper clippings, articles and correspondence, etc. relating to various architectural sites in Florida. The bulk of the materials pertain to the Old Spanish Monastery (St. Bernard de Clairvaux Episcopal Church) in North Miami Beach. Also included is the Plymouth Church Congregational Church in Coconut Grove and studies of Miami and Miami Beach historic architecture and preservation issues.

Photocopy of typescript of The Seven Mile Bridge. History and description of the bridge, prepared for the Historical American Engineering Record.

Wilkins, Woodrow W., 1915-1982

Brickell Family Papers - 1871-1955

  • HMA0043
  • Collection
  • 1871-1955

Financial and legal records, ledgers and business correspondence. A small amount of personal correspondence primarily from the 1920s. Two letters by William Jennings Bryan, material about mayor of Miami E. G. Sewell, and Alligator Key lighthouse visitor's book.

Brickell and Bulmer Apartments: receipts from Miami firms for the construction, insurance, furnishings and services for the Bulmer and Brickell Apartments mostly date between 1918-1919. Also included are statements from Miss Harris' School for school fees for the Brickell children.

Brickell family

Pancoast Family Papers - 1777-1982

  • HMA0044
  • Collection
  • 1777-1982 (predominant: (bulk 1911-1941))

The Pancoast family collection comprises both personal papers and business records.

Business records include account books; advertisements; contracts; correspondence; pamphlets; maps; blueprints; reports; tax returns;scrapbooks;  receipts and photographic prints. The majority of these business records relate to the growth of  land development and tourism in Miami Beach.

Personal papers include correspondence, photographs, wills and estate papers, tax returns, receipts and ephemera, with the majority of the material consisting of  letters written by, and received from, Thomas Pancoast. A portion of the correspondence, thirty-four files, was generated and received by other family members, including Irving A. Collins, John S. Collins, Lester Collins, Russell T. Pancoast, and J. Arthur Pancoast.

A separate series, which comprises two boxes, exists for the records created by Russell Pancoast. The first box of this series contains business and personal papers, while the second box houses files of historical data.

An additional box holds correspondents include Carl G. Fisher, Everest G. Sewell, Irving A. Collins and J. B. McCrary (Tamiami Trail contractor). Also included is a ledger book with the minutes of the Miami Beach Improvement Company from 1930 until its dissolution in 1951; and material on the Pancoast Hotel. The oldest document is a New Jersey land grant deed from 1777, but the bulk of the collection belongs to the 1920s.

Miami Beach Improvement Company financial statements and bonds, 1920-1922

Letters from John S. Collins to George F. Cook pertain to the building of the Collins Bridge (Bay Biscayne viaduct). Also included is a typed sheet of specification for the Bay Biscayne Viaduct. John Collins contracted with the George F. Cook Company to build a causeway connecting Miami Beach with the mainland.

One box of scrapbooks includes one each on the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; the Bakers Haulover pier and Thomas Pancoast; general topics; and the Everglades. Newspaper clippings in the Everglades scrapbook date to 1937-1938 and relate to the creation of the national park. "Pier" has clippings on the Miami Beach fishing pier, opened in 1938 at Bakers Haulover, and a substantial collection of news reports on Thomas J. Pancoast's death and funeral in September 1941. The other two scrapbooks in this box overlap in coverage: they include activities of Pancoast family members and of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and other groups.

The other scrapbook box comprises clippings about Miami Beach and the Collins and Pancoast families. Two of these scrapbooks may well have been compiled at least in part by Collins; part of the second and all of the third were made after his death. A green scrapbook headed History Miami Beach has news clippings from 1923 to 1927 about a variety of local topics; there is a partial index at the front. A black scrapbook with pasted-on label: In Memory of John S. Collins also has clippings from the 1920s about Miami Beach. It ends with Collins' obituary notices. A partly filled black scrapbook has 1933-1938 clippings about Collins, Miami Beach, and members of the Pancoast family.

Collins, John S., 1837-1928

Ralph Munroe Family collection - 1916-1971

  • HMA0045
  • Collection
  • 1916-1971

Correspondence, school reports, Miami High School yearbooks, the Adirondack-Florida School Christmas letters, club membership directories, photographs, newspaper clippings, Eleventh Judical Circuit grand jury report and other ephemera mostly pertaining to the interests and pursuits of Ralph Munroe and his son, Wirth. Of interest are two letters from an Associate at the American Museum of Natural History asking Ralph to provide data on the capture of a Whale Shark in off the Florida Keys.

Tea Chest correspondence, invoices and guest book. The Tea Chest was a Coconut Grove tea room and gift shop. Material reflects a wide variety of items for the shop, many handcrafted, and includes letters from the United Society of Shakers, Cowan Pottery, and enterprises run by women across the country, as well as invoices from Miami area businesses.

Ralph M. Munroe photographs, 1883-1915: Views reflect Munroe's nautical and family interests.

Munroe, Ralph Middleton, 1851-1933

Dan Gallagher Research Papers - 1906-2001

  • HMA0046
  • Collection
  • 1906-2001

Research materials pertaining to the history of the Florida Keys and the construction of the Florida East Coast Railway. Documents include letters from Key West pioneers, maps, engineers' notes, newspaper clippings, 35mm slides, photographs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes and copies of maps, blueprints and 1950s postcards.

Original materials include 35mm slides, handwritten notes and interviews with Marathon pioneers.

Gallagher, Dan

Robert S. Carr Collection - 1950-1980

  • HMA0047
  • Collection
  • 1950-1980

Correspondence, pamphlets, maps, reports, newsclippings and articles pertain to archaeology and history of Florida and the Caribbean. Includes drafts of articles by various authors submitted to The Florida Anthropologist and related correspondence; and miscellaneous records and correspondence for several organizations. Magazine articles pertaining to hunting and fishing in Florida also form part of the collection.

Carr, Robert S

Pero Family Papers - 1893-1935

  • HMA0048
  • Collection
  • 1893-1935 (predominant: 1893-1920)

Correspondence, photoprints, legal documents, bills, newsclippings, and notes on family history are concerned with the linked McDonald-Reilly-Pero families; with Henry M. Flagler, for whom Joseph A. McDonald built hotels; and gives sidelights on the early history of Miami. Includes details on the building and furnishing of John B. Reilly's home at 1411 SW 11 Street, Miami (1926-1928); considerable correspondence on a proposed sugarcane plantation and sugar refinery for Miami (1911); and a number of letters from Flagler to Joseph McDonald.

Senior class report cards for Joseph H. Pero and Donald Carey Pero, from St. Theresa School, Coral Gables, ca. 1935

Pero family

Charlton W. Tebeau Research Papers - 1815-1969

  • HMA0049
  • Collection
  • 1815-1969

The papers contain correspondence, notes and speeches by Dr. Tebeau, typescripts and photocopies on Florida topics, including primary sources (diaries, memoirs, etc.) and secondary sources (articles by students of his history classes and fellow historians). Most, but not all, relate to the Everglades or the Depression of the 1930s. Some documents related to the 1972 Master's Hearing on the dispute over federal vs. state control of Florida Bay, for which Dr. Tebeau acted as an expert witness.

Dairy of F. W. Munson, 1884-1886. Typewritten transcript of an Indian River area pioneer farmer's diary. [original diary located in the Santini Papers.  Box 7, Folder 3]

Tamiami Trail Scrapbook: Newspaper clippings, including maps and photographs, have information on the then recently constructed road between Tampa and Miami, and the southwest Florida communities it crossed. Most of the clippings are dated 1926-1928, when the Trail was formally opened. Also included are clippings on Barron Collier, at the time of his death in 1939.

Research notes for Synagogue in the central city. Notes on cards formed part of Dr. Tebeau's research for his book: Synagogue in the central city : Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 1922-1972. Temple Israel celebrated 50 years of existence in 1972. As part of the anniversary, he was selected to write a history of Miami's first Reform Jewish congregation. Dr. Tebeau, was assisted by Marcia Kanner in the preparation of the manuscript.

Tebeau, Charlton W., 1905-2000

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.

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.

Oliver Griswold Papers - 1840s-1966

  • HMA0052
  • Collection
  • 1840s-1966 (predominant: 1947-1966)

Correspondence, clippings, and typescripts of articles and books by Griswold. Much of the material pertains to his unpublished work on Dr. Henry Perrine. Articles date primarily from the 1940s, when Griswold was freelancing in Key West.

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical material, and photocopies of 19th century letters pertain to Indian Key history, especially the estate of Jacob Housman, who owned much of the island until Indians destroyed the settlement in 1840.

A diary of a 1960 visit to Jamaica (probably by Mrs. Griswold) and typescripts on Islandia (by C.P. Idyll) and the Museum of Science.

Source material, correspondence, typescripts, and photographic prints pertain to Griswold as a writer and conservationist. Includes a letter from William C. Sturtevant about the political action leading to the establishment of Everglades National Park; correspondence relating to the Historical Association's preservation of the Housman grave marker from Indian Key; material about the 1905 murder of game warden Guy Bradley, a victim of the egret plume trade; a radio script: Going places with Griswold; and detailed outlines for a proposed South Florida handbook, to be written by Griswold and Charles Brookfield.

35mm mounted slides (primarily Ektachrome) of Caribbean, Central and South American sites. Dates, when given, are for 1958-1961.

Griswold, Oliver Tudor, 1903-1964

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce records - 1919-1984

  • HMA0053
  • Collection
  • 1919-1984

Minutes, annual reports, publications and periodicals. Highlights include: minutes of the Board of Directors, 1919-1967, in ten bound volumes; committee meetings, 1939-1954, in four bound volumes; newsletters primarily from the 1960s; and the Chamber's publication, Miamian, from 1958 to 1971.

Twelve scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings selected by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. These clippings document private and public sector growth and development in the city, and issues that affected the community during that period. The Chamber's role as a catalyst for civic improvement is also documented. Topics include: the controversy surrounding the legalization of casino gambling, tourism, the proposed north Dade jetport, Interama, the Greater Miami Foreign Free Trade Zone, the role of Afro-Americans and Cuban Americans, race relations and the Miami riot of 1980 following the acquittal of the police officers charged with the murder of Arthur McDuffie.

Hurricane file, 1926 September 22-30. Correspondence, primarily from other cities, offering sympathy and help (25 items).

Slide views of Miami-Dade County places, commerce and industry, 1980-1990s.

Photocopy of program for ceremony sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with E . L. Lasher of the Musa Isle Indian Village and Alligator Farm. Includes speech by Lon Worth Crow, Chamber of Commerce president, and Seminole Chief Tommy. Also includes sales pitch for Everglades muck land.

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Miami-Dade County slides - 1971-1985

  • HMA0053
  • Collection
  • 1971-1985

Views of Miami-Dade County neighborhoods, places and activities include Brownsville, Coral Gables, Culmer, Key Biscayne, Little Havana, Little Haiti, Miami, Miami International Airport, Overtown and the Redland District. Topical subjects include agriculture industry, commerce and industry.

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

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