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Alfred Munroe photographs - circa 1885-1895

  • HMA0367
  • Collection
  • circa 1885-1895

Black-and-white photographs shot by Alfred Munroe, depicting places and people living around Biscayne Bay, Florida, before 1896. Views include Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne and Cutler. People include Julia Tuttle. Albumen prints on original cardboard mounts.

Munroe, Alfred, 1817-1904

Gilpin Family Papers - 1880-1921

  • HMA0350
  • Collection
  • 1880-1921

Letters and diaries written by the Gilpins while on winter trips to the east and west coasts of Florida. John R. Gilpin (JRG) wrote most of the letters, and his wife Emma (EEG) wrote most of the diaries. Their son Vincent (VG) wrote a few letters and diaries.

Gilpin family.

AmeriFirst records - 1933-1991

  • HMA0230
  • Collection
  • 1933-1991

The AmeriFirst Bank records consist of newspaper clippings; correspondence; pamphlets and ephemera; photographs; nine scrapbooks; two record books; two video-cassettes; and one reel of film. Material pertains to the structure and operation of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Miami, later known as AmeriFirst Bank

The scrapbooks, which document the history of the savings and loan and the construction of the AmeriFirst Building, contain correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. Included in the collection is a copy of a report made by the Architectural Consulting and Guiding Committee on the Inter-American Cultural and Trade Center [Interama]. This report contains proposals, specifications, building costs, and plans detailing the site. The subjects of the videocassettes are brief, thirty-second spots on AmeriFirst Bank filmed before 1979 and in 1987. The reel of film contains over five minutes of footage on the opening of the Little River branch of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association.

AmeriFirst Bank

Claude Matlack Photograph Collection - 1896-1943

  • HMA0362
  • Collection
  • 1896-1943 (predominant: 1918-1942)

The bulk of the collection are 5x7 photographic prints. Views are of places, building exteriors, events and people in Miami, Miami Beach, and South Florida. Examples of topics include: clearing mangroves on Miami Beach and construction of the Overseas Highway; Seminole and Miccosukee Indians, mainly at Musa Isle and along the Tamiami Trail; present-day Everglades National Park, Tamiami Trail and environs, present-day Big Cypress National Preserve, and Ft. Jefferson (Dry Tortugas).

Corresponding negatives exist for most of the photographic prints. 5x7 inch negatives include original safety negatives and direct duplicate negatives made from nitrate-based negatives. 4x5 negaives include original safety negatives, direct duplicate negatives made from nitrate-based negatives, and copy negatives made from the 5x7 prints.

Matlack kept several logs, which record number, date photographed, and, for about half the entries, brief subject. The photographer's logs are in several original, post-bound binders.

Matlack, Claude Carson, 1878-1944

Frank Shutts Photograph Collection of Prominent Men - circa 1910-1945

  • 1953-001
  • Collection
  • circa 1910-1945

Autographed studio portraits of journalists, politicians, businessmen, and celebrities. Includes William Jennings Bryan, Doyle E. Carlton, Glenn Curtiss, Jack Dempsey, Duncan Fletcher, Johnny Gruelle, William Randolph Hearst, Herbert Hoover, Claude Pepper, Eddie Rickenbacker, Frank B. Stoneman, S. Davies Warfield, Gar Wood, and others.

Shutts, Frank B.

Berning Family Papers - 1926-1945

  • HMA0059
  • Collection
  • 1926-1945 (predominant: 1943-1945)

Mostly pamphlets, photographic prints, correspondence, newsletters and clippings pertaining to the Miami Power Squadron.

Includes a personal account of the 1926 hurricane written by Cyril Berning and an oversized newspaper page describing the aftermath of the hurricane, including the mounting death toll (cataloged separately).

Berning, Cyril

Carl Fisher Papers - 1896-1958

  • HMA0064
  • Collection
  • 1896-1958 (predominant: bulk 1914-1939)

The Fisher papers document Carl Graham Fisher's contributions to activities that greatly influenced American life in the 20th century, namely urban development, automotive transportation, publicity, and sports. The collection's greatest strength is the almost day-to-day picture it draws of the building of Miami Beach from a wilderness into a world-famous resort city (1912-1926). The papers also include materials pertaining to the development of Montauk (Long Island, New York).

The collection consists mainly of business and personal correspondence. The papers include clippings, photographs, legal documents, financial reports and statements, memoranda, telegrams, pamphlets and brochures, blueprints, and patents.

Fisher, Carl G. (Carl Graham), 1874-1939

Tuttle Family Papers - 1889-1954

  • HMA0065
  • Collection
  • 1889-1954 (predominant: 1895-1898)

Papers: Correspondence, legal and financial documents, and biographical material. The bulk of the correspondence is dated 1895-1898, is addressed to Julia Tuttle, and deals with business transactions; principal correspondents are Henry Flagler and J. E. Ingraham. Legal documents include warranty deeds, a photocopy of Julia Tuttle's will of 1889, a certified copy of her 1896 will, and abstracts of the legal maneuvers that took place after her death. Also included is information on the Tuttle family, some 1950s material on events honoring Julia Tuttle, and the typescript of For Julia, a biographical novel written by Florida author Zachary Ball (pseudonym of Kelly Ray Masters)

Photographs: studio portraits of Julia Tuttle, William Sturtevant, husband Frederick Tuttle, son Henry Tuttle, daughter Frances Emmalie Tuttle, family and friends. Views of Fort Dallas, the Miami River area, and the Tuttle home in Cleveland, Ohio. Most views are albumen prints, ranging in size from carte-de-visite to about 8 x 10 inches.

Tuttle 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

Coral Gables Times Guide Photograph collection - circa 1950-1979

  • HMA0385
  • Collection
  • circa 1950-1979

Topical and biographical folders that were selected from files A-P of the Coral Gables Times Guide photograph morgue. The folders contain black-and-white photographic prints, accompanied by some newspaper clippings and ephemera. The folder headings were created by the newspaper's staff.

While most topics pertain to Coral Gables, other cities and communities are also represented, including Coconut Grove, Kendall, South Miami and South Dade.

Coral Gables Times Guide

Olga Kent papers - 1947-1978

  • HMA0331
  • Collection
  • 1947-1978

Newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters and notes on Coconut Grove, Miami, and South Florida. Topics include parks, libraries, people, churches, schools, Coconut Grove centennial (1973), and Coconut Grove civic organizations.

Kent, Olga

Camp Columbia and Havana, Cuba photographs - 1899

  • HMA0429
  • Collection
  • 1899

Mounted, albumen prints with hand-written captions (English language). The contents titles in the Container List are transcriptions of the original captions. Captions in brackets have been created by archives staff.

Apparently collected by a U. S. soldier stationed in Cuba.

Unless otherwise noted, 4.25 x 6.5 in. photographic prints on 6.5 x 8.5 mounts.

Engle y Lund

Alfred Weiss Theatre Collection - 1926-1980s

  • HMA0062
  • Collection
  • 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.

Weiss, Alfred

Southeast Florida photographs - 1894-1904

  • 2000-511
  • Collection
  • 1894-1904

Views of natural areas at Key Largo, Biscayne Canal, Linton, Stranahan Camp (Ft. Lauderdale), Alligator Creek (near Punta Gorda), Miami, Cutler, Key West, Coconut Grove, and Everglades. Includes natural areas, reclamation of land, and Tropical Laboratory (possibly the Dade County Agricultural Experiment Station).

Up to four photographs are mounted on heavy album paper. Beneath each photograph the photographers attached a photo number and caption, which are listed in the container list.

Webber, Herbert John, 1865-1946

POSH, Inc., records - 1950s-1980s

  • HMA0171
  • Collection
  • 1950s-1980s (predominant: 1970s)

The POSH, Inc. records consist of sketches, drawings, photographic prints, newspaper clippings, tear sheets and ephemera that document the work of company founder and designer Jay Anderson.

 

The items are organized by subject: notebooks and binders contain original sketches for the collections, along with fabric swatches and notes pertaining to prices.  Photographic prints and oversized black and white drawings show models in the finished pieces. The newspaper clippings document fashion shows, advertisement pieces, and local and national news items on Anderson and the company.

Anderson, Jay

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