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Agencia Latinoamericana records

  • ASM0005
  • Collection
  • 1948-1986

The papers of the ALA (Agencia Latinoamericana) are divided in 3 major categories: the articles written by the contributors to the ALA (collected during almost 40 years), their correspondence, and the newspaper clippings of those articles.The writ...

Agencia Latinoamericana

Alan Crockwell collection

  • ASM0447
  • Collection
  • 1873-1996

The Alan Crockwell Collection contains a variety of materials from different sources that document the history of Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and greater Miami-Dade County. Much of the content is related to Ralph Middleton Munroe and his f...

Crockwell, Alan

Augustus Seymour Houghton collection

  • ASM0098
  • Collection
  • 1905-1948

The papers of A.S. Houghton (1866-1948) numbering approximately 4500 items consist of articles, printed matter, newspaper clippings, by-laws, legislative matter, and pamphlets. The material extends from 1905 to 1948 with the bulk of the papers fal...

Houghton, A. S., 1866-1948

Charles T. Simpson papers

  • ASM0279
  • Collection
  • 1886-1943

The Charles T. Simpson collection contains photographs, account statements, letters, minutes, contracts, typescripts, articles, certificates, membership cards, manuscripts, notes, photocopies, and a plant specimen, which document the lengthy botan...

Simpson, Charles Torrey, 1846-1932

Civic Theater of Greater Miami records

  • ASM0628
  • Collection
  • 1926-1973

The Civil Theatre of Greater Miami Records contains materials regarding the now defunct Miami Civic Theatre and the performances that were held there.

Hubbell, Willard

Clark Mixon Emery papers

  • ASM0064
  • Collection
  • 1939-1981

The Clark Mixon Emery Papers consists of materials regarding the 20th century modernist expatriate American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972).A total of 53 letters and postcards by Ezra Pound addressed mostly to Emery written from September 4th, 1951 to...

Emery, Clark Mixon, 1909-

Daniel O. Graham papers

  • ASM0492
  • Collection
  • 1967-1991

The Daniel O. Graham papers contains a variety of materials from Graham's military career and his work in United States intelligence and defense. Included are Westmoreland vs. CBS trial papers, documents on Arlington politics, a series of dra...

Graham, Daniel Orrin, 1925-1995

Dante B. Fascell congressional papers

  • ASM0361
  • Collection
  • 1955-1993

The Dante B. Fascell Congressional Papers document 38 years of one man's involvement in United States politics. The collection also represents a unique resource for study and research relating to the history of South Florida from 1955-1993. T...

Fascell, Dante B., 1917-1998

Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) Coral Gables Chapter records

  • ASM0325
  • Collection
  • 1926-2000

The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) Coral Gables Chapter Records consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, clippings, awards, certificates, yearbooks, periodicals, and other documents pertaining to the chapter, ranging fro...

Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.)

Dorothy E. Mills Flight Attendant papers

  • ASM0547
  • Collection
  • 1945-1997

The Dorothy E. Mills Flight Attendant papers contains materials related to her tenure as a stewardess of the Latin American Division and later chief stewardess of the Atlantic Division for the Pan American World Airways in the 1940s. Held in the c...

Mills, Dorothy E., 1920-

Dr. Murray Sanders papers

  • ASM0173
  • Collection
  • 1947-1957

Dr. Murray Sanders was a physician and medical researcher with the University of Miami and Variety Children's Hospital. He was the former chairman of the Department of Medical Research of the University of Miami. His papers consist of corresp...

E. Morton Miller papers

  • ASM0536
  • Collection
  • 1930-1949

The papers consists primarily of photographs, including an album, of various University of Miami field classes in botany, zoology and marine biology. The collection also includes newspaper clippings featuring Dr. E.M. Miller, Head of the zoology d...

Miller, E. Morton

Edgar Hay papers

  • ASM0094
  • Collection
  • 1920-1977

The Edgar Hay Papers contain articles, short stories and other writings, correspondence, photographs and scrapbooks with clippings of the column "Show Folks" which he wrote for the Miami Herald.

Hay, Edgar

Edward C. Dougherty papers

  • ASM0059
  • Collection
  • 1957-1960

Edward C. Dougherty was a Government Administrator and United Nations Expert in taxation for Latin America, as well as a private practitioner of law in the Miami area, specializing in Latin American matters. His papers consists predominantly of ma...

Edwin M. Singleton papers

  • ASM0182
  • Collection
  • 1930-1948

Contains one phonograph of Eisenhower presidential campaign spots and newspaper clippings regarding World War II.

Singleton, Edwin M

Elizabeth Wright collection

  • ASM0262
  • Collection
  • 1869-1972

The Elizabeth Wright collection predominantly contains materials relating to Richard Wagner and family members. The materials cover a wide range, including memorabilia, such as a Wagner-themed card game and a ceramic plaque of Richard Wagner, an o...

Florida Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) records

  • ASM0319
  • Collection
  • 1936-1940

The Florida Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) Records document activities at the University of Miami in the Rare Books Project, a statewide effort initiated by the W.P.A. in 1940 to provide every library in the state with copies of rare books...

Franklin Q. Brown papers

  • ASM0483
  • Collection
  • 1898

The Franklin Q. Brown Papers consist primarily of letters written by railroad executive Brown in 1898 while he served as colonel of the Florida State Militia during the Spanish-American War. The collection also contains clippings, photographs, and...

Brown, Franklin Quimby, 1862-1955

Granville Fisher collection

  • ASM0657
  • Collection
  • 1939-1979

Dr. Granville Fisher was the head of the Psychology department at the University of Miami, and an independent artist. He founded the Granville Galleries on Ponce de Leon and Bird Road in 1959. The Granville Fisher Collection contains materials doc...

Granville Fisher

H. Franklin Williams papers

  • ASM0202
  • Collection
  • 1956-1971

The H. Franklin Williams Papers provide an extensive record of the activities of the Economic Opportunity Program, Inc. (EOPI), a non-profit corporation established to provide "through governmental or private means economic opportunity for th...

Williams, H. Franklin

Handleman Holocaust collection

  • ASM0091
  • Collection
  • 1942-1982

The contents of this collection, made possible by an endowment by philanthropist Joseph Handleman, were selected and arranged by Dr. Helen Fagin, director of the Judaic Studies program at the university. The collection includes assorted materials ...

Harold Bauer papers

  • ASM0025
  • Collection
  • 1925-1976

The Harold Bauer Papers consist primarily of correspondence between the University of Miami School of Music and Bauer regarding his master piano classes. The letters are primarily between Bauer and Bertha Foster, Dean of the School of Music until ...

Bauer, Harold, 1873-1951

Helen Muir Papers

  • ASM0471
  • Collection
  • 1934-1995

The Helen Muir Papers include correspondence, drafts of writings, research notes, topical files, publications, photographs, clippings, materials relating to Robert Frost, and other items documenting Muir’s life, career, and service.The corresponde...

Muir, Helen, 1911-

Henry Reich, Jr. papers

  • ASM0497
  • Collection
  • 1921-1940

Henry Reich, Jr. was a poet and author, member of the American Literary League, a previous New York secretary of the Rebel Poets, and a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines. The collection predominantly consists of Reich's corresp...

Hervey Allen collection

  • ASM0011
  • Collection
  • 1919-1979

Hervey Allen was a literature professor, poet, World War I veteran, and Trustee of the University of Miami from 1936 until 1949, the year that he died. Allen had a formative influence on the "Friends of the University" organization, as w...

Historical Documents collection

  • ASM0566
  • Collection
  • 1642-1977

The Historical Documents Collection includes letters, deeds, bonds, receipts, orders, position appointments, writings, and other documents that are individual in nature and do not belong to any particular collection. The materials represent a numb...

Irma Goebel Labastille collection

  • ASM0609
  • Collection
  • 1927-1943

Irma Goebel Labastille was a composer and writer interested in Latin American folk music. Her work culminated in a series of scores titled Recuerdo Latino-Americano. The Irma Goebel Labastille collection consists primarily of sheet music, notebook...

Isaac Bashevis Singer papers

  • ASM0264
  • Collection
  • 1970-1994

The Isaac Bashevis Singer Collection consists predominantly of correspondence written to Singer during the years 1978 to 1982. The correspondence is divided topically into the following categories: agent correspondence, autograph and photograph re...

Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1902-1991

James Merrick Smith and Hal F. B. Birchfield Collection

  • ASM0280
  • Collection
  • 1948-2017

The James Merrick Smith and Hal F. B. Birchfield Collection contains images, letters, news articles, DVDs and a CDs highlighting the stellar lives, careers and involvement of James Merrick Smith and Hal Birchfield in their personal, professional a...

Smith, James Merrick, 1919-2013

Jean P. Lesperance papers

  • ASM0123
  • Collection
  • 1948-1967

The Jean P. Lesperance Papers consist of correspondence, articles, book manuscripts, and newspaper clippings relating to the merging field of management studies. Lesperance joined the University of Miami faculty in 1947and taught management course...

Lesperance, Jean Paul

Jeanne Perkins Harman papers

  • ASM0092
  • Collection
  • 1956-1963

Jeanne Perkins Harmans was a journalist and writer residing in the Virgin Islands of the United States. The collection consists of materials from and regarding the Virgin Islands on a wide range of issues in the late 1950s and early 1960s, includi...

Joaquín Roy papers

  • ASM0260
  • Collection
  • 1973-1993

Joaquín Roy is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at the University of Miami and Co-Director of the European Union Center of Excellence, Miami. The collection consists of personal materials and documents from organizations or programs i...

Roy, Joaquín, 1943-

Johnson, Josephine papers

  • ASM0529
  • Collection
  • 1965-2007

Dr. Josephine Johnson is Professor Emeritus of the University of Miami School of Communication, former Chair of the Department of Communications, and alumna of the University. Her scholarship extends from W. B. Yeats to post-modern British poets. ...

José Agustín Balseiro papers

  • ASM0022
  • Collection
  • 1917-1976

Dr. José Agustín Balseiro (1900-1991) was an award-winning author, poet, and scholar of Latin American Studies and Hispanic literature. He was professor of Hispanic Literature at the University of Miami from 1946 to 1967.Throughout his career, Dr...

Balseiro, José Agustín, 1900-1991

Julian D. Corrington papers

  • ASM0048
  • Collection
  • 1917-1963

The Julian Corrington Papers contain teaching and academic files concerning the University of Miami in addition to materials on scientific research and literature. Class records and course materials, dated 1944-63, include syllabi, memos, lecture ...

Corrington, Julian Dana, 1891-1979

L. A. Hodson papers

  • ASM0096
  • Collection
  • 1933-1948

Dr. L. A. Hodson was a Miami ophthamologist who had a strong interest in zoology. Dr. Hodson, a friend of professor of zoology and University of Miami president Jay F. Pearson, ventured on a number of trips to the Bahamas (a few times with Pearson...

Laura Kalpakian papers

  • ASM0107
  • Collection
  • 1975-1988

Author Laura Kalpakian, described by some critics as one of the "most unheralded, brightest talents" in the country, has published several novels and short story collections, novellas, short stories, essays and interviews for magazines a...

Kalpakian, Laura

Lester L. Evans collection

  • ASM0067
  • Collection
  • 1938-1945

The Lester L. Evans Collection contains U.S. newspaper clippings of cartoons and caricatures published during World War II. Many of the clippings are from the Chicago Sun-Times, the Times Herald,  the Times-Picayune from New Orleans, the Kansas Ci...

Evans, Lester L.

Louis J. Hector papers

  • ASM0619
  • Collection
  • 1957-2000

The collection contains the personal papers of Louis J. Hector, in the form of clippings, invitations, letters, memorandum, notebooks, photographs, and reports. Prominently represented are files pertaining to the University of Miami, the Southeast...

Hector, Louis J.

M.S. Mishler collection

  • ASM0135
  • Collection
  • 1897-1950

The M.S. Mishler Collection consists of two account books of Mr. M.S. Mishler and one account book of the Little River Mutual Telephone Co. of Little River, Florida. Mr. Mishler and his family moved in 1899 from Chicago to Little River, an area so...

Miami Beach Jaycees scrapbook

  • ASM0599
  • Collection
  • 1952-1954

The Miami Beach Jaycees is a Florida chapter of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees for short). The not-for profit organization was founded in 1920 and has provided opportunities for men and women between the ages of 18 to 40 to ...

Michael J. Maxwell papers

  • ASM0229
  • Collection
  • 1985-1988

Michael J. Maxwell was an architectural consultant whose firm, Michael Maxwell Associates, Inc., consulted the city of Opa-locka in the mid-80s on appraisal and restoration matters. This culminated in a Master Plan for the Restoration of Historic ...

Minnie Moore Willson papers

  • ASM0203
  • Collection
  • 1888-1949

The Minnie Moore Willson Papers document the life and career of a noted Florida writer and advocate for the Seminole Indians of Florida. The Papers also include materials related to her husband James Mallory Willson, a prominent Kissimmee business...

Willson, Minnie Moore, 1859-1943

Nicaragua collection

  • ASM0126
  • Collection
  • 1933-1997

The Nicaragua Collection documents the Nicaraguan diaspora living in Miami during the 1980s, and the political and social conditions in Nicaragua from the 1979 Sandinista revolution onwards until their loss of power in 1990.Many of the materials f...

O. J. Tanner collection

  • ASM0190
  • Collection
  • 1743-1930

The O. J. Tanner collection contains the following items: a scrapbook with various portraits of historical figures, a diary with notes on wills, an autograph scrapbook (including an autograph from President Ulysses Grant), a photostat copy of a le...

Paul Nagel collection

  • ASM0144
  • Collection
  • 1951-1999

Paul Nagel was a professor at the School of Communication at the University of Miami, as well as a writer, producer, director, and actor in non-theatrical "sponsored films."The collection includes University of Miami radio tapes and vide...

Paul Nagel

Phanor James Eder papers

  • ASM0062
  • Collection
  • 1644-1971

The Phanor James Eder collection consists mainly of correspondence.  The letters are from the mid 1800's to the early 1900's.  The bulk of the correspondence is addressed to Santiago M. Eder, Dr. Eder's father.  These letters are di...

Eder, Phanor James, 1880-1971

Provenzo, Eugene collection

  • ASM0572
  • Collection
  • 1978-1994

Jesse Wooley was a professional photographer from New York who visited Florida in 1896. Wooley used his trip to create a stereopticon or lantern-slide lecture about Florida. Several of these lantern slides were colored.The Eugene Provenzo Collecti...

Ralph M. Munroe Family Papers

  • ASM0015
  • Collection
  • 1882-1995

Ralph Middleton Munroe (1851-1933) settled in Florida in 1891, drawn by its lush tropical landscapes and beautiful seashores. An avid yachtsman and photographer, the Commodore traveled the South Florida coast capturing images of its pristine wilde...

Ralph Middleton Munroe and family

Randy Liebermann collection

  • ASM0278
  • Collection
  • 1929-1989

The Randy Liebermann Collection contains five photo albums and one scrapbook of Pan American World Airways materials. The materials primarily concern the Latin American Division, but also airplane models and company policy at large. The Scrapbook ...

Richard A. Kahn papers

  • ASM0106
  • Collection
  • 1932-1957

Richard A. Kahn was a lawyer and economist who taughteconomics and business law courses, published numerous articles and held a variety of positions in the United States government. The Richard A. Kahn Papers, arranged in three series, contain cor...

Kahn, Richard A., 1891-1958

Robert M. Levine papers

  • ASM0315
  • Collection
  • 1876-1992

Dr. Robert M. Levine (1941-2003) was the Gabelli Senior Scholar in the Arts and Sciences, Director of Latin American Studies, and professor of history at the University of Miami. Throughout his career, Dr. Levine exhibited a strong interest in Bra...

Roger W. and Frances S. Arnold papers

  • ASM0013
  • Collection
  • 1945-1976

This collection contains the papers of Dr. Roger W. and Frances S. Arnold. Dr. Roger W. Arnold was a doctor who practiced Naprapathy and massage, an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Miami, and a World War II air warden. Frances S....

Ronald Perry Poetry collection

  • ASM0631
  • Collection
  • 1956-1982

Ronald Lee Perry was a Miami poet and University of Miami alumnus. The Ronald Perry Poetry collection consists of books of his poetry, periodicals containing reviews of or essays about his writings, manuscripts, correspondence, and miscellaneous m...

Perry, Ronald Lee, 1932-1982

Roy Keeler collection

  • ASM0651
  • Collection
  • 1915-1981

Roy Keeler was a Miami-based long-term captain and pioneering flying boat pilot with the Pan American World Airways. The Roy Keeler Collection consists of documents from or pertaining to his time with the Pan American World Airways, in the form of...

Royal Poinciana Festival records

  • ASM0403
  • Collection
  • 1940-1989

The Royal Poinciana Festival is a South Floridian festival that celebrates the royal poinciana tree's blooming in May. The Royal Poinciana Festival Records Collection holds materials pertaining to the festival, in the form of clippings, recor...

Samuel Hirsch papers

  • ASM0376
  • Collection
  • 1932-1963

Samuel Hirsch was a theater professor, producer, and theorist who produced a number of plays in the Miami area. The collection consists of many photographs, clippings, programs, and correspondence of various plays that Hirsch produced from the 194...

Simón Daro Dawidowicz Bolivarian collection

  • ASM0054
  • Collection
  • 1937-1990

Simón Daro Dawidowicz was a businessman and art collector who resided in Miami, Florida. A long-time resident of Colombia, Dawidowicz had a strong interest in Latin American liberator Simón Bolívar and his lasting influence on Latin America. Da...

Spencer Family papers

  • ASM0244
  • Collection
  • 1929-1976

The Spencer Family papers contains a number of personal items pertaining to various members of the Spencer family, in the form of books, clippings, journals, manuscripts, memorandums, news bulletins,  newspapers, notebooks, pamphlets, periodicals,...

Spohrer, B. F. collection

  • ASM0612
  • Collection
  • 1810-1876

Contains ten issues of Mexican, Honduran, and Argentinian newspapers from the 19th century, and one cache of Mexican letters from the 19th century, including one signed by Porfirio Díaz, the President of Mexico from 1876 to 1880 and from 1884 to 1...

Theodore Spicer-Simson collection

  • ASM0185
  • Collection
  • 1906-1979

The Theodore Spicer-Simson Collection contains the Spicer-Simson medallions as well as photographs, correspondence, typescripts and other related material.The bulk of the collection consists of the Spicer-Simson medallions. These are portrait meda...

Spicer-Simson, Theodore, 1871-1959

Thomas J. Wood papers

  • ASM0209
  • Collection
  • 1943-1966

Thomas J. Wood was professor of government at the University of Miami. The Wood Papers document the move to consolidate the city of Miami and Dade county governments.  Legislation introduced in 1945 represented the first effort to combine local go...

Wood, Thomas J.

Thomas de Valcourt and Michael Lerner collection

  • ASM0056
  • Collection
  • 1864-1947

The Thomas de Valcourt and Michael Lerner collection contains materials concerning 19th century New England poets and authors, most prominently Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, but also Henry David Thoreau, Washington Irving, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ral...

de Valcourt, Thomas H.

Verbinnen, Henri papers

  • ASM0198
  • Collection
  • 1910-1941

Henri Verbinnen was a diplomat at the Belgian consulate in New York, supervisor for the Florida Works Progress Administration (WPA), and independent essayist. During the years after the Great Depression, he wrote a number of essays and letters on ...

Vincent A. Jablon papers

  • ASM0170
  • Collection
  • 1925-1965

Dr. Vincent A. Jablon was a podiatrist and professor of Roentgenology, who received from the University of Miami in 1931. While at the University of Miami, he worked for the Curtiss Airplane and Motor Company and was part of the Omicron Phi frater...

Virginia Murray collection

  • ASM0258
  • Collection

The Virginia Murray collection contains civil war ballads from newspaper clippings, some of which are contained in a scrapbook. There are some photocopies of these clippings as well.

Virginia Spencer Carr collection

  • ASM0058
  • Collection
  • 1913-1984

The Virginia Spencer Carr Collection contains correspondence, research notes, interviews (transcripts and audio tapes), photographs, manuscript drafts of publications and other materials compiled and created by Virginia Spencer Carr in the course ...

Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970

Walter Tennyson Swingle collection

  • ASM0188
  • Collection
  • 1586-1952

The Walter Tennyson Swingle Collection contains research material and correspondence of Walter T. Swingle as well as translations and correspondence of Michael J. Hagerty. The Swingle portion of the collection is comprised of his articles, manuscr...

Swingle, Walter T. (Walter Tennyson), 1871-1952

Willard Hubbell papers

  • ASM0099
  • Collection
  • 1928-1950

Willard Hubbell was a South Florida architect and playwright. His collection contains several plays, clippings regarding and programs of the plays, architectural documents and correspondence, a blueprint titled "Cloth House No. 1," four ...

Youth Crime Watch of Dade County collection

  • ASM0525
  • Collection
  • 1996

The Youth Crime Watch of Dade County (YCW) serves Miami-Dade county schools in responding to requests for services from school faculty representatives on youth crime prevention presentations and YCW program implementation trainings.The Youth Crime...

Youth Crime Watch of Dade County