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George Merrick Papers - 1899-1955

  • HMA0060
  • Collectie
  • 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.

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CenTrust Federal Savings Bank documents - 1989-1990

  • HMA0217
  • Collectie
  • 1989-1990

Memos, reports and other documents from the office of Thrift Supervision, which oversaw the government's takeover of the bank's operation. Also included is a newspaper clipping file detailing the problems that led to the bank's failure.

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Earl Hoag scrapbooks - 1902-1941

  • HMA0165
  • Collectie
  • 1902-1941 (predominant: (bulk 1917-1938))

Clippings, correspondence, brochures, typescripts, invitations and other memorabilia trace the career of Lieutenant Colonel Earl Hoag and with it much early history of American aviation. Includes Miami High School student yearbook (Miahi 1914); a wealth of aviation clippings for 1917-1921; with much information on the 1919 transcontinental air race during which 10 out of 39 pilots were killed.

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Miami Conservatory of Music scrapbooks - 1921-1955

  • HMA0088
  • Collectie
  • 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

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Miami Beach papers and record books - 1914-1931

  • 03/
  • Collectie
  • 1914-1931

Record books are missing many pages; remaining information pertains to Miami Beach sales figures, use of electricity, water and so on for varying years. Papers include a proposal addressed to the Miami Beach City Commission, for improvements to be made in 1926, two maps showing these proposed sewers, paving and water mains; and a report from the Miami Beach City Auditor for August 1931

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Oliver Griswold Papers - 1840s-1966

  • HMA0052
  • Collectie
  • 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.

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Clarita Huddleston Pardo Scrapbook Collection - 1890s-1960s

  • HMA0139
  • Collectie
  • 1890s-1960s (predominant: (bulk 1950-1959))

Newspaper clippings, photographic prints, correspondence, postcards, greeting cards, legal documents and personal memorabilia pertain to Miami Area history and the history of the Huddleston family. The collection is particularly rich in vivid handwritten descriptions and newspaper obituaries of Miami pioneers who died in the 1950s. Also included are newspaper accounts of historic buildings and personalities, as well as the social activities of members of pioneer families, and of the meetings of the Miami Pioneers group.

Scrapbook marked "Finished 1955" in Box 6 has much of the Huddleston family material, including Farmer City, Illinois, newspaper clippings.

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Jean Taylor Papers - circa 1960-1983

  • HMA0067
  • Collectie
  • 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.

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Biscayne Bay Yacht Club records - 1909-1970s

  • HMA0167
  • Collectie
  • 1909-1970s

Bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks with dated newspaper clippings, club announcements and invitations. The older of two minute books is in Kirk Munroe's handwriting, with dates from 1909 April 3 to 1911 February 14. The other minute book covers 1921-1926; the first four months again in Munroe's handwriting; later entries are typed. Scrapbook clippings are about activities and obituaries of club members as well as club events and yacht races. Years covered by scrapbooks: 1937-1959, 1961 and 1964. Club handbooks included are from 1910, 1926 and 1948

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Eleanor Hart scrapbook collection - 1954-1966

  • HMA0348
  • Collectie
  • 1954-1966

Scrapbooks of clippings include the question-and-answer format Column with a Hart; the Glamor Clinic series; and general articles written by Eleanor Hart as a Miami Herald staff columnist. There are a few letters from individuals and organizations, usually thanking Miss Hart for help with a project. During these years people were moving to South Florida from other states in great numbers, and the columns include much advice on adjusting to life in a new community, as well as providing a clear reflection of contemporary social standards for women

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Dade County Classroom Teachers' Association records - 1958-1973

  • HMA0347
  • Collectie
  • 1958-1973

More than half the collection consists of issues of the Association's newsletter, Dade County Teacher (issues from 1958-1973). It also includes the minutes from those years, and some news releases and handouts.

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Casa Casuarina and Hubbell family scrapbook - 1928-1949

  • 1979-213
  • Collectie
  • 1928-1949

Photographic prints and newspaper clippings document the construction of Casa Casuarina Apartments, 1116 Ocean Drive, in 1930. Its general contractor was Willard Hubbell, and this scrapbook is also a Hubbell family album. There are many prints of his daughter Rosemary's childhood; material on his father, Henry Salem Hubbell, well-known portrait painter; clippings on Willard Hubbell's fruit and vegetable farming under cloth greenhouses, and a 1946 brochure of the Riddle Inter-American Institute, when he was its Dean. Photoprint backgrounds include a variety of Miami Beach and Coconut Grove houses, including David Fairchild's Kampong, Marjory Stoneman Douglas' home and Ye Little Wood.

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Warner family papers - 1862-1939

  • HMA0082
  • Collectie
  • 1862-1939 (predominant: (bulk 1900-1930))

Correspondence, personal and business records, manuscripts, postcards, advertisements and other memorabilia from the J.W. Warner family, who were Miami's first florists, establishing the Miami Floral Company in 1906. Includes records for Warner House, their home and place of business; promotional material for the Magnetic Comb Company; a first-day cover commemorating the start of air mail service to Tallahassee; diaries of George H. Griffin ("Uncle George"), and an autobiographical narrative by Lena Clarke, Mrs. Warner's sister.

Miami Floral Company bills, orders and receipts.

Warner House insurance records.

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Alfred Weiss Theatre Collection - 1926-1980s

  • HMA0062
  • Collectie
  • 1926-1980s

The Alfred Weiss Theatre Collection consists primarily of photographic prints. Other materials include performance logs, press advertisements, pamphlets, ephemera and papers pertaining to the Olympia Theatre. Some also relate to other theatres and the Florida State Theatre, Inc. Information on the Weiss family, manuals for theatre management and trade magazines are also included.

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