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Bonnie Burt Photography Collection
HMA0447 · Coleção · 1980 - 1984

This collection captures the lives of Jewish retirees in Miami Beach in the 1980s through color and black & white photographs. It includes leisure activities such as dancing, singing, exercising, and sunbathing. Burt depicts Jewish culture throughout the city including synagogues, restaurants, shops and the Passover holiday. Her collection includes various apartments, condominiums and hotels, many of which were built in the iconic art deco and streamline modern styles. Her work seeks to portray demographic change, such as the shift in everyday language from Yiddish to Spanish which can be seen in the storefronts and street signage. She also captures the slow decaying of buildings in a time when historic preservation efforts had yet to go into effect.

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Colleen Finlan papers - 1981-1984
HMA0228 · Coleção · 1981-1984

Papers pertain to Rubin Askew's presidential campaign and the 1982 Orange Bowl Queen contest.. Askew campaign material includes several folders with correspondence, press releases, schedules, speeches, film script, photoprints, photocopies of newspaper clippings, statements and position papers. Contest memorabilia includes a letter, photograph and ephemera. A playbill for Stompin,' a '40s-inspired revue that opened at La Ronde, Fontainbleau Hotel, Miami Beach, on 1982 October 13, is included in the contest folder.

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Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce records - 1919-1984
HMA0053 · Coleção · 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.

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Raymond A. Mohl Papers - 1969-1996
HMA0057 · Coleção · 1969-1996

The Raymond A. Mohl collection contains mostly newspaper clippings from the Miami Times that informed Dr. Mohl's  extensive research on urban issues in South Florida. The bulk pertains to the experiences of minority groups such as African Americans, Cubans, Haitians, Jamaicans,and Puerto Ricans in Miami. Topics include immigration, race relations, riots, and the trial of police officer, Wiliam Lozano.  Of note is a collection of columns that T. Willard Fair wrote for the Miami Times.

Also includes articles and student papers.

Newspaper collection - 1838-
HMA0084 · Coleção · 1838-

Single issues of newspapers relating to South Florida or the Caribbean area. Most of these papers were acquired for artifactual rather than informational value, from many donors over many years.

HistoryMiami does not specialize in newspapers, and is not actively collecting newspapers. This collection, therefore, is unlikely to grow.

South Florida and Caribbean Ephemera Collection
HMA0002 · Coleção

The South Florida and Caribbean Ephemera Collection gathers ephemera and news clippings that document events, places, people and issues related to South Florida and the Caribbean. It includes topical and biographical files pertaining to Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier, Monroe and Palm Beach counties in Florida and the Caribbean region.  Files include ephemera, brochures, pamphlets, clippings and related materials on individuals, neighborhoods and communities, cities and towns, buildings, agriculture, conservation and natural resources, and local history.

For other Florida cities and regions, see the Florida Ephemera Collection.

Selected topics have been separated due to volume of material collected. Please see the Archaeology, Church, Culinary, Miami International Airport Galleries, Music, Performing Arts, Real Estate Business, Schools, Sports, and Visual Arts ephemera collections for materials related to these topics.

South Florida schools yearbook collection - 1912-2014
HMA0108 · Coleção · 1912-current

Artifical collection of yearbooks from South Florida private and public schools. Includes yearbooks from other Florida locations.

Series names the school, followed by the yearbook title, and year(s) within HMM's holdings.

Mays High School yearbook, 1966 housed under HMA0107:Wesley Dallas yearbook and album.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Records
HMA0445 · Coleção · 1910-2005 (bulk 1910-1970)

Administrative records, scrapbooks, photographs and negatives, document the Cathedral from the beginning as a church to its elevation as cathedral of the Diocese. Includes vestry minutes, yearbooks, and events programs documenting the religious and social activities of members. Photographs of the building under construction and at completion are included.

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South Florida Photograph Collection - 1870-2022
HMA0014 · Coleção · 1870-2017

An artificial collection of photographic prints relating to the history of the Miami region and South Florida, collected by the archives from numerous sources from 1940 to the present.

Geographic headings include the Bahamas, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Cuba, Miami-Dade County, the Everglades region, Florida Keys, Hialeah, Key West, Miami, Miami Beach, etc.

Topical headings include agriculture (comptie starch, sugar, etc.), businesses and organizations (Burdines, etc.), ethnic groups (African Americans, Cubans, Haitians, Jews, Seminoles, etc.), hurricanes, sports (baseball, football, fishing, horse racing, j'ai alai, polo, sailing, etc.), transportation (aviation, automobiles, bridges, causeways, railroads, ships and boats, Tamiami Trail, etc.), tourism (attractions, alligators, etc.), and wars (Seminole, Spanish-American, world wars, etc.).

Biographical files include Brickell family, John C. Gifford (botanist), Carl Fisher (developer and entrepreneur), Oliver Griswold, James Franklin Jaudon (developer), George Merrick (developer), Arva Moore Parks (collector and historian), Thelma Peters (collector and historian), Everest and John Sewell (mayors and businessmen), Julia Tuttle, Karl Voelter (aviator), and Hamilton Wright (publicity photographer).

Walter C. DeGarmo architectural drawings - 1906-1950
HMA0114 · Coleção · 1906-1950 (predominant: 1906-1926)

Elevations, renderings, plans, and details of houses, stores, churches, schools, office buildings, hotels, club houses, and apartments. Many of the drawings are notable for their draftsmanship. Structures represented in these drawings were built in Belle Isle, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Ft. Lauderdale, Homestead, Key Largo, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Shores, and Star Island.

Significant buildings designed by DeGarmo and represented in these records include: Miami City Hall (1907) Demolished. -- McAllister Hotel (1916) 10 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. Demolished. -- Miami Beach Community Church (1921) 500 Lincoln Road. -- Coral Gables Bank and Post Office (1924) Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. -- St. Teresa (Convent) School (with Phineas Paist, 1924) Coral Gables. -- Colonnade Building (collaborator) Coral Gables. -- Douglas Entrance (collaborator) Coral Gables.

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Henry Stone Music Collection
HMA0120 · Coleção

Includes financial and legal documents covering record sales and royalties, correspondence, corporate legal documents and agreements, law suits, newspaper and newspaper clippings, music magazines, commemorative gold records and licensing and copyright agreements for artists (some include a 45 rpm vinyl recording)

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1986-047 · Coleção · 1917-1958 (predominant: 1948-1958)

This is Series 2 of the Miami Herald Photograph Collection (HMA0016). Black-and-white, 4x5 inch negatives mainly relating to South Florida plants and gardening. Lesser topics include natural places; agriculture; travel in the Bahamas and Latin America; and southeast Florida history.

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Oral history Collection
HMA0199 · Coleção

The oral history collection covers the history of Miami-Dade County from the arrival of Henry Flagler’s first train into Miami in 1896, to the late twentieth century influx of immigrants from the Caribbean, Latin American and other parts of the world.

The collection documents the lives of early African-American and white pioneers, including; Annie Coleman, Maude Black, The Stirrup sisters, Dr. Elmer Ward, John Sewell, Mrs. Sylvia Weintraub, and the Rev. Edward Graham, along with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church choir performing metered songs and early spirituals.

Mid to late twentieth century recordings include; Rev. Theodore Gibson, Dante Fascell, Sir. Lancelot Jones, Marion Manley, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Ray Goode, Merritt Steirheim and Dorothy Dean Davidson.  Also included is the museum’s extensive collection of recordings from people representing nearly 100 different ethnic and cultural groups living in South Florida.

Judge Robert M. Deehl Collection - 1964-1980
HMA0437 · Coleção · 1964-1980

This collection documents a portion of Senior Judge Robert M. Deehl's 52 years of service on the bench in Miami-Dade County. The scrapbook and newspaper clippings highlight certain prominent or ongoing cases and issues that Mr. Deehl presided over, such as traffic violations including drunk driving, drag racing, car sales corruption, uninsured motors, and the advent of the Implied Consent law.

In addition, the clippings cover a range of topics such as solar heater disputes, removal of the Coral Gables Courthouse, ratings of judges in Miami-Dade County, and the legal profession in general, as well as crime and vice clippings. Some clippings cover specific trials including those of Miami City attorney George Knox as well as ex-Miami Dade School Board member Kathleen Magrath.

Of particular importance are clippings discussing Cassius Clay’s (Muhammad Ali) arrest for driving without a license. Among these clippings are a handwritten letter signed by Muhammad Ali asking Judge Robert M. Deehl if he would consider an early release, which was subsequently granted.

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