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Annette and Rudi Rada photographs - 1946-1974

  • HMA0119
  • Collection
  • 1946-1974 (predominant: 1952-1956)

The collection contains the photographs by Annette and Rudi Rada from 1946 to 1974. Some of the 1940s photographs appear to be taken before they moved to Florida. The bulk of the collection, however, covers the 1952-1956 period in which he regularly photographed houses for both the Miami News and the Miami Herald. The collection contains both black and white, and color, negatives and prints, as well as color transparencies and slides. The collection specializes in architectural photographs, and commercial photography. There are, however, several trips, one to Cuba in 1951, and one to South America in 1969.

Rada, Rudi, 1907-1961

Charles H. Crandon Papers - 1926-1975

  • HMA0054
  • Collection
  • 1926-1975

Correspondence, speeches, clippings, campaign material, photoprints, brochures, and programs reflect Crandon's activities and interests as a Dade County commissioner, sponsor of the Miami Civic Music Association, and lover of nature. Two large scrapbooks, covering the years 1942-1950, contain material on county matters, especially parks and health services; the expansion of the airport; Miami Civic Music activities, Crandon himself, and his family. There are a number of private and public testimonials given at his retirement from the county commission. A third smaller scrapbook (1962-1970s) concentrates on the "Crandon amendments" to the Metro charter in 1962. Two folders, housed separately, have letters from constituents and material from his 1932 campaign for election as commissioner from District 1. Correspondence includes a 1948 ALS from Philip Wylie on the Key Biscayne railroad and a 1942 ALS from David Fairchild on Crandon's recovery from a serious illness.

Letters to and from Charles H. Crandon, then Chairman of the Dade County Board of Commissioners, pertain to several requests for assistance from the county welfare funds. Letters from Crandon are carbon copies; others are originals

Crandon Park dedication photograph album, November 1947. Include aerial views of Crandon Park and the Rickenbacker Causeway which was also dedicated during the ceremony. Other views show Hurricane Harbor, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and other dignitaries at the event. Newspaper clippings of the dedication are included.

Transcripts of speeches given on radio in support of Crandon's bid for re-election for Dade County County Commissioner, 1932.

Crandon, Charles H., 1889-1979

Dade County Historic Survey findings summaries - 1978-1981

  • HMA0038
  • Collection
  • 1978-1981

Photocopies of lists of historically or architecturally significant buildings built in Dade County prior to 1940. Each folder contains a short overview, followed by a list of properties, arranged by street address. Each entry gives the date built, the architect, and one to three ratings for architectural, historic and contextual significance. A list of architects and the buildings they designed is included, along with some historic designation reports.

Dade County Historic Survey

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

Downtown Miami photographs - 1976-1984

  • HMA0383
  • Collection
  • 1976-1984 (predominant: (bulk 1983-1984))

Views include Metromover and Metrorail construction, Cultural Center at night (includes banner announcing Historical Museum opening), building demolitions, Dade County Court House and environs, parking lot, ships on the Miami River, Government Center construction, and Goodyear blimp moored at Watson Island in 1976.

Nylen, Bill

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

Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority photograph collection - 1926-1984

  • HMA0021
  • Collection
  • 1926-1984

Photographs commissioned by the Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority (MBVCA) to promote Miami Beach as a tourist destination. Views include Miami Beach and Dade County, scenic landscapes, people enjoying the region, etc. While the collection mainly consists of black-and-white negatives, photographic prints and color slides are also represented.

Photographers include Richard Hoit, Chris Hansen, George Hamilton and others.

Hamilton, George

Seth Bramson photograph collection - 1960-1971

  • HMA0018
  • Collection
  • 1960-1971

Images of Miami-Dade County buildings and street scenes, people and events. Negatives form the bulk of the collection. One box holds photographic prints and slides.

Bramson, Seth

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

WTVJ research records - circa 1960-1984

  • HMA0131
  • Collection
  • circa 1960-1984

Newspaper clippings, tear sheets, and ephemera collected by WTVJ television news journalists while researching news stories. Materials pertain to people, places and events in the Miami (Fla.) region, Cuba and the Caribbean area during the late twentieth century.

WTVJ (Television station : Miami, Fla.)