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Lydia Cabrera Atlantic map collection - 1579-1841

  • HMA0416
  • Collection
  • 1579-1841

A collection of maps of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the coast of Africa published between 16th and 19th centuries. The collection documents the evolution of colonialism and trade in the “New World,” showing the shifting geographic borders of various empires and kingdoms, the expansion of Atlantic trade and sea shipping routes, and the movement of people and goods.

Cabrera, Lydia, 1899-1991

The Robert Rogers map collection - 1594-1967

  • HMA0378
  • Collection
  • 1594-1967 (predominant: 1800-1899)

Published maps and prints of Florida, the Caribbean, the Americas and the World, collected by Robert C. Rogers.

Rogers, Robert C.

Apthorp family papers - 1741-1964

  • HMA0080
  • Collection
  • 1741-1964

Bulk of the collection concerns the Apthorp family, especially William Lee Apthorp. Much genealogical information; documents, including two short diaries, deeds, letters, primarily with 19th century dates; an 1877 map of Florida, and items related to William Lee Apthorp's Civil War service (source of some of the diaries). Also included are 24 items relating to the Osgood family, and smaller amounts for the Weeks and Morse families. Other items: William H. Gleason's 1868 Proclamation (against Governor Harrison Reed); and a 1975 publication: The People of lawmaking in Florida, 1845/1975.

Apthorp, William Lee, 1837-1879

Pancoast Family Papers - 1777-1982

  • HMA0044
  • Collection
  • 1777-1982 (predominant: (bulk 1911-1941))

The Pancoast family collection comprises both personal papers and business records.

Business records include account books; advertisements; contracts; correspondence; pamphlets; maps; blueprints; reports; tax returns;scrapbooks;  receipts and photographic prints. The majority of these business records relate to the growth of  land development and tourism in Miami Beach.

Personal papers include correspondence, photographs, wills and estate papers, tax returns, receipts and ephemera, with the majority of the material consisting of  letters written by, and received from, Thomas Pancoast. A portion of the correspondence, thirty-four files, was generated and received by other family members, including Irving A. Collins, John S. Collins, Lester Collins, Russell T. Pancoast, and J. Arthur Pancoast.

A separate series, which comprises two boxes, exists for the records created by Russell Pancoast. The first box of this series contains business and personal papers, while the second box houses files of historical data.

An additional box holds correspondents include Carl G. Fisher, Everest G. Sewell, Irving A. Collins and J. B. McCrary (Tamiami Trail contractor). Also included is a ledger book with the minutes of the Miami Beach Improvement Company from 1930 until its dissolution in 1951; and material on the Pancoast Hotel. The oldest document is a New Jersey land grant deed from 1777, but the bulk of the collection belongs to the 1920s.

Miami Beach Improvement Company financial statements and bonds, 1920-1922

Letters from John S. Collins to George F. Cook pertain to the building of the Collins Bridge (Bay Biscayne viaduct). Also included is a typed sheet of specification for the Bay Biscayne Viaduct. John Collins contracted with the George F. Cook Company to build a causeway connecting Miami Beach with the mainland.

One box of scrapbooks includes one each on the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; the Bakers Haulover pier and Thomas Pancoast; general topics; and the Everglades. Newspaper clippings in the Everglades scrapbook date to 1937-1938 and relate to the creation of the national park. "Pier" has clippings on the Miami Beach fishing pier, opened in 1938 at Bakers Haulover, and a substantial collection of news reports on Thomas J. Pancoast's death and funeral in September 1941. The other two scrapbooks in this box overlap in coverage: they include activities of Pancoast family members and of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and other groups.

The other scrapbook box comprises clippings about Miami Beach and the Collins and Pancoast families. Two of these scrapbooks may well have been compiled at least in part by Collins; part of the second and all of the third were made after his death. A green scrapbook headed History Miami Beach has news clippings from 1923 to 1927 about a variety of local topics; there is a partial index at the front. A black scrapbook with pasted-on label: In Memory of John S. Collins also has clippings from the 1920s about Miami Beach. It ends with Collins' obituary notices. A partly filled black scrapbook has 1933-1938 clippings about Collins, Miami Beach, and members of the Pancoast family.

Collins, John S., 1837-1928

Arva Moore Parks McCabe Papers - 1800s-1998

  • HMA0125
  • Collection
  • 1800s-1998

Photocopies of legal and historical materials, typescripts, minutes, reports and notes relate either to Arva Moore Parks' research or to her work on various community boards. Includes considerable material on the deliberations that preceded the restoration of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Material on the Bi-Tri Racial Advisory Committee dates from 1977-1988; that of the New World Advisory Committee, from 1977 to 1982.

The 2016 accural contains copies of documents, newspaper articles and ephemera pertaining to the City of Miami Police, aviation and the Port of Miami.

Parks, Arva Moore

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

Perrine family papers - 1816-1940s

  • HMA0198
  • Collection
  • 1816-1940s

Correspondence, photographic prints, clippings, periodicals, and reports record Perrine family history, especially the Indian Key massacre, subsequent Perrine land grant claims, and material relating to the poems and articles of Sarah Rodgers Palmer. Also includes books from Dr. Perrine's Indian Key home and other 19th century family books, genealogical material on the Perrine and Townsend families and eight scrapbooks created by Sarah Rodgers Palmer.

Delano, Roger

Birds of America - 1824-1838

  • HMA0330
  • Collection
  • 1824-1838

Original first edition set of hand-colored engravings [Double Elephant Folio]

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851

Newspaper collection - 1838-

  • HMA0084
  • Collection
  • 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.

Oliver Griswold Papers - 1840s-1966

  • HMA0052
  • Collection
  • 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.

Griswold, Oliver Tudor, 1903-1964

Santini Family papers - 1849-1966

  • HMA0343
  • Collection
  • 1849-1966

Letter, photographic prints, newspapers, publications, diaries and memorabilia pertain to the Santini family of Chokoloskee Island and to the related Munson and Carter families. A significant item is the diary of Adolphus Santini, 1887 July to 1892 May

Lindaburg, Walter

Howard Kleinberg Research Collection - 1850-2000

  • HMA0024
  • Collection
  • 1850-2000 (predominant: circa 1890-1930)

Chiefly copies of documents and newspaper articles. Also include maps, photographs and ephemera. Topical and biographical files of note include; Bernando Benes, Jose Aleman, Howard Hughes, the Miami News Freedom Tower, Miami Senior High School, the Yarmouth Castle ship disaster, and the voyage of the St. Louis.

Kleinberg, Howard

Warner family papers - 1862-1939

  • HMA0082
  • Collection
  • 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.

Warner family

David O. True collection of Florida newspapers and newspaper clippings - 1864-1966

  • HMA0035
  • Collection
  • 1864-1966

The collection of tabloid size newspapers includes: The Florida Flower, July 15, 1911 (dedicated to Miami’s fifteenth anniversary); the first issue of the Freeport News, Oct. 1961; The Miami Municipal section of The Detective, April 1914 (official United States police and sheriffs journal; Coconut Grove Times, 1926; Miami Tribune, April 4th 1937; and 2 issues of The Hornet (a Miami scandal sheet) from 1932 & 1936.

Includes rare national and local coverage of the 1926 Hurricane, and the exploration of the Everglades (1883).

Also includes a copy of preliminary index and digest of articles that appeared in The American Eagle, Estero, Florida, 1906-1947, compiled by David O. True.

True, David O.

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