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Carpenter Family Paper - 1900s

Photographs, letters, and correspondence, an essay on Seminole Indians, business receipts, including fishing expedition sales record (1890), ephemera, and papers pertaining to nursing and education, including handwritten students notes. Includes Scottish Rite certificate.


Bulk of the collection shows modes of transportation in Miami, including views of streetcars, buses, antique automobiles, trolleys, and the Miami Beach railway. Includes diagraphs, photographs, and negatives pertaining to the restoration of historic buses and trolleys. Includes historic photograph of Coral Gables and Hialeah, stereographs of Palm Beach, and the Alcazar Hotel in St. Augustine, and images of the restoration of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

Employee records - 1909-1910

Bound ledger records the names of white service employees on the railroad. Includes vital statistics and notes pertaining to promotions, reprimands and dismissals. Several typewritten notes are inserted with more detailed information on issues with individual employees.

Events - 1931-1999

Contains 1926 Miami Singers event program, 1932 register of prominent individuals within the greater Miami area, In and Out Guide to Miami (1946-1948), 1992 Hialeah Flamingo Ball Program, 1972 Democratic National Convention ephemera, including political bumper stickers.

Photograph albums and publicity scrapbook - 1932-1942

Photographs show views of Central and South America, Nassau (Bahamas), and Jamaica. Also includes images of indigenous people, buildings, street scenes, markets, nature and wildlife in and around the Brazilian cites of Manaus and Belem in the Amazon delta. Scrapbook contains publicity stories and photographs, pertaining to classes taught at the University of Miami


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