Miami Herald Publishing Company records - 1906-2005

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Miami Herald Publishing Company records - 1906-2005


  • 1906-2005 (predominant: 1927-1995) (Creation)


13 linear ft. (23 boxes)

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Most of the records pertain to the production of the Heraldette, an internal paper for the employees of the Miami Herald. Photographs and some negatives of mostly unidentified staff members at work and company sponsored social events make up the bulk. Also includes art work and a mostly complete run of the paper from its beginnings as the Slick Edition.

Financial records and company documents contain shareholders' and directors' minutes, insurance policies, mortgage deeds, contracts, leases, promissory notes, abstracts of titles, advertising rates and statistics.

Personal records of John S. and James L. Knight include biographical information, editorials, and photographs with prominent public figures such as John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

A group of photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., completes the collection. Some of the images were shot in Miami by Miami Herald photographers, but most are wire service shots from the Associated Press.

Some events are recorded on VHS tapes.

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Arranged in 5 series: 1. Financial records and company documents -- 2. Events and personnel -- 3. John S. & James L. Knight -- 4. Heraldette -- 5. Martin Luther King, Jr., photographs.

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The collection is open for research.

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Permission from HistoryMiami staff required prior to reproduction of drawings and photographs in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.

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Gift of the Miami Herald Media Company, 2013

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La-Salle Stoneman Company and successor companies minutes and bylaws, 1906-1925.

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings pertaining to the contempt of court case brought against the Miami Herald. The case was based on a cartoon and editorials commenting on certain court decisions made at the time.

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1997-581 (Miami Herald Publishing Company contempt of court case scrapbook,  1944-1946)

2011-336 (LaSalle-Stoneman Company Shareholders & Board of Directors minutes, 1906-1925)

2013-393 (Miami Herald Publishing Company records, 1910-2005)

2013-394 (photographs of the Knight brothers)

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Finding Aid Authors: Kristen Kotowski.

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