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2013 Miami Beach Election Collection

  • ASM0332
  • Collection
  • 2013

The 2013 Miami Beach Election Collection contains ephemera relating to the many candidates who ran for mayor or city commissioner in the 2013 Miami Beach election. Major issues of the campaigns included the proposed redevelopment of the Miami Beac...

Middleton, Robert Lee

A.W. Kopp Autograph collection

  • ASM0608
  • Collection
  • 1784-1921

The A. W. Kopp Autograph Collection contains three books of autographs and various loose autographs. One book is dated 1909 to 1910 and contains an autograph of Gustav Mahler and Sergei Rachmaninoff (with an accompanying musical quote), one is dat...

Aaron Thomas papers

  • ASM0426
  • Collection
  • 1798-1799

The journal of Aaron Thomas is a 374 page leather-bound volume containing approximately 367 pages of handwritten material. The journal begins on June 15, 1798 and concludes on October 26, 1799, and chronicles the experiences and adventures of a Br...

Thomas, Aaron, 1762-1799

Abner T. Allen papers

  • ASM0009
  • Collection
  • 1832-1896

The Abner T. Allen Papers consist primarily of Allen's correspondence with family in New England during the mid- to late-1800s.The papers of Abner T. Allen reflect his life as a farmer and merchant in the state of Ohio during the 1800's....

Allen, Abner T., 1813-1901

Abraham Schwaczkin collection

  • ASM0175
  • Collection
  • 1885-1953

The Abraham Schwazkin collection consists primarily of Jewish cantorial sheet music and lyrics.Also included are a birth certificate and marriage certificates of Schwazkin, a 1953 copy of the B'nai B'rith messenger newspaper, a catalog, ...

Africana Pamphlet Collection

  • ASM0184
  • Collection
  • 1903-1980

This collection contains several pamphlets that address socio-political issues among the Africana communities and focus on a range of topics that have affected the community, such as desegregation, discrimination, poor education, social and politi...

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

Albert Veri papers

  • ASM9997
  • Collection
  • 1960-1974

Albert R. Veri was a Florida environmental planner and designer, and associate director of the Division of Applied Ecology of the Center for Urban Studies at the University of Miami. The Albert Veri papers consists of documents pertaining to these...

Aldemaro Romero Archive

  • ASM0038
  • Collection
  • 1945-2018

The Aldemaro Romero Archive is comprised of the artistic and intellectual production of the Venezuelan composer from 1945 to his death in 2007. His collection is divided in two sections: concert and popular music. Aldemaro Romero's concert co...

Romero, Aldemaro, 1928-2018

Alfred Reed papers

  • ASM0436
  • Collection
  • 1966-1984

Alfred Reed was a composer and conductor who later became a professor and music director at the University of Miami. The Alfred Reed Papers contains condensed scores, full scores, conductor and scores of J. S. Bach's music, all by Alfred Reed...

Reed, Alfred, 1921-2005

Allison B. Curry collection

  • ASM0051
  • Collection
  • 1944-1954

Allison B. Curry, Jr. served as Director of Public Service for Coral Gables from 1934 to 1939. Between 1939 to 1942 he was promoted to city manager. In 1942 he left to hold this same post for the city of Miami. From 1946 to the end of his career h...

Althea "Gerry" Lister papers

  • ASM0328
  • Collection
  • 1935-1977

This collection consists of the papers of Althea “Gerry” Lister from 1935 to 1997. It contains: biographical information pertaining to Lister’s 45 year career at Pan American World Airways; “Along Air Avenues,” an unpublished manuscript that provi...

Lister, Althea

Alvan Stewart diary

  • ASM0429
  • Collection
  • 1831

The Alvan Stewart diary contains approximately 200 handwritten pages of a diary by New York lawyer and abolitionist Alvan Stewart (1790-1849). The diary chronicles Stewart's travels from May to September 1831, including a sea voyage from New ...

Stewart, Alvan, 1790-1849

American Association of University Women records

  • ASM0002
  • Collection
  • 1928-1991

The American Association of University Women Records contains the records of the Florida Division from the years 1928 to 1991, in the form of minutes, reports, correspondence, press releases, charters, scrapbooks, and other documentation.

American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born records

  • ASM0212
  • Collection
  • 1964-1992

Correspondence, broadsides, fact sheets, notices and publications pertaining to the advocacy work of the American Committee for the Protection of Foreign Born from 1964 to 1992. The documents reflect a concern for the rights of immigrants through ...

American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born

American Play Company collection

  • ASM0006
  • Collection
  • 1800s-1950s

The American Play Company Collection includes approximately two thousand and five hundred (2,500) play scripts from the American Play Company of New York City. The files include published and unpublished plays from the nineteenth century through t...

Andre Rodgers papers

  • ASM0370
  • Collection
  • 1918-1941

A typescript by Rudi Franke in which he narrates the journey to France of a German infantry during World War II. The document also includes photographs, maps and hand drawn sketches.

Rodgers, Andre

Andrew Kaufman Photography collection

  • ASM0306
  • Collection
  • 2012

The Andrew Kaufman Photography collection includes a box set of two hand made books created by the photographer that document the graffiti and street art in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Also included in the collection is a folder of ephemera...

Andrew Kaufman

Archives and History of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival

  • ASM0453
  • Collection
  • 1963-2012

In October, 1963, Charles Cinnamon, public relations director of the Coconut Grove Playhouse, organized a “Left Bank” art show to publicize the opening of Irma La Douce at the Playhouse. The art show was a success and shortly thereafter the Coconu...

Arnold Reiner collection

  • ASM0226
  • Collection
  • 1974-1991

The Arnold Reiner collection contains materials related to flight safety operations for Pan American World Airways. The collection includes issues of Flight Ops, a publication of Pan Am's Flight Safety Department; a copy of Pan Am's acci...

Reiner, Arnold

Arnold Volpe papers

  • ASM0257
  • Collection
  • 1967

The Arnold Volpe Papers contains sheet music and scores composed by University of Miami professor Arnold Volpe.

Art in Action Oral Histories Project

  • ASM0664
  • Collection
  • 2009-2010

enFAMILIA, Inc., the organization behind Art in Action, was created to provide Art education and Educational programs to help improve and preserve family life. Since its incorporation in 2000, enFAMILIA has worked in collaboration with forty-two (...

Art in Miami Collection

  • ASM0535
  • Collection
  • 1996-2016

The Art in Miami Collection contains brochures, flyers, exhibit catalogs, pamphlets, handouts and other ephemera documenting art and art-related activities in Miami, with material going as far back as 1996. Included are items from galleries, such ...

ArtSpace Virginia Miller Gallery Collection

  • ASM0454
  • Collection
  • 1991-2016

Located in the heart of Coral Gables, ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries have served as a launching pad for budding young artists in South Florida and Latin America for over 44 years. This collection contains several publications and gallery catal...

Arva Moore Parks collection

  • ASM0464
  • Collection
  • 1896-2015

Research material from noted author and historian, Arva Moore Parks. Born in Miami, Florida, Arva has written countless books on Florida's ecclectic history, including The Forgotten Frontier: Florida through the Lens of Ralph Middleton Munroe...

Arva Parks

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

Aviation Ephemera Collection

  • ASM0149
  • Collection
  • 1919-1945

The Aviation Ephemera Collection contains posters, reports, postcards, brochures, programs, pamphlets and other ephemera from all parts of the globe relating to the subject of aviation and its vast history.

B. Kursunoglu papers

  • ASM0466
  • Collection
  • 1967-1978

Dr. Behram Kursunoglu was the Chairman of the Board for the Center for Theoretical Studies at the University of Miami. The papers consist of letters of communication between Kursunoglu and the professors that lectured at the Center to faculty and ...

Bailey Diffie papers

  • ASM0057
  • Collection
  • 1941-1977

The Bailey Diffie Papers include manuscripts, notes, copies, correspondence, classroom materials, bibliographies and other materials related to Diffie's research, teaching and publications on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Diffie, Bailey W., 1902-1983

Barrett, John Photograph collection

  • ASM0292
  • Collection
  • 1913-1920

John Barrett (1866 – 1938) was a United States diplomat and journalist and one of the early directors general of the Pan American Union (currently known as the Organization of American States). This collection consists of photographs of Latin Amer...

Barry Fellman Collection

  • ASM9977
  • Collection
  • 2012

Palm cards, promotional pamphlets, ephemera, and booklets concerning events and exhibitions within the Miami  art scene.

Basil Hall papers

  • ASM0568
  • Collection
  • 1834

A 12 page manuscript entitled: The Bahama Island" by Capt. Basil Hall (1788-1844) of the Royal Navy.

Hall, Basil

Basil Rowe Papers

  • ASM0200
  • Collection
  • 1940-1950

This collection consists of the personal papers of Captain Basil Rowe. Rowe flew for the airline West Indian Aerial Express (WIAX) before being hired by Pan American World Airways, Inc. His papers include: correspondence, news clippings, short sto...

Benito Gaudier papers

  • ASM0432
  • Collection

This collection contains a manuscript written by Benito Gaudier entitled "Manual de la Pronunciación Inglesa," or Manual for English Pronunciation.

Berke, Judith Papers

  • M0559
  • Collection

A local poet who grew up in Manhattan and resided in Miami Beach, Florida for the latter years of her life, Judith Anne Berke (Sep 9, 1931 - Jul 24, 2013) wrote and published several works that embody the spirit of Florida, its unique history and ...

Bernhardt E. Muller Collection

  • ASM0655
  • Collection
  • 1925-1960

The Bernhardt E. Muller Collection is a compendium of newspapers, architectural drawings, renderings, and photographs related to the design and construction of Opa-locka, Florida, the nation’s largest concentration of Moorish Revival architecture....

Muller, Bernhardt E., 1878-1964

Bertha Aldrich papers

  • ASM0434
  • Collection
  • 1935

The Bertha Aldrich collection contains 2 letters and a manuscript of a book entitled " Florida Sea Shells," published by Norman S. Berg in 1936. The text offers scientific information and practical advice for the study of marine life, th...

Biltmore Hotel blueprints

  • ASM9980
  • Collection
  • 1924-2002

This collection contains the original 1924-1925 blueprints used by Schultze & Weaver to design the Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel, as well as a 1981 reconstruction blueprint. Also included is an essay by Andrew E. Colsky titled "The History ...

Bob Simms collection

  • ASM0650
  • Collection
  • 1907-2006

The Bob Simms Collection documents the life and activities of Robert H. Simms in the black communities in Coconut Grove and Miami and reflects his work with the Community Relations Board and the Defense Race Relations Institute. The Collection als...

Simms, Bob, 1927-

Books Are Nice collection

  • ASM0374
  • Collection
  • 2013-2014

This collection documents Book Are Nice, and the organization's involvement in the literary culture of Miami. The collection currently includes materials from two editions of Pages & Spreads, a series of pop-up reading room events that Bo...

Books Are Nice

Borscht Film Festival Records

  • ASM0602
  • Collection
  • 2005-2015

BORSCHT Film Festival is a semi-annual film festival held in Miami, Florida. The festival's mission is "to commission and showcase films by emerging artists that tell Miami stories going beyond the typical portrayal of a beautiful but va...

British and American Social History Pamphlet collection

  • ASM0042
  • Collection
  • 1686-1860

The pamphlets, published in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, consist of political essays, economic commentaries, treatises on the poor, religious sermons, speeches on current events of the time, reports to government, notes on history, almanacs,...

Bunny Yeager Collection

  • ASM0671
  • Collection
  • 1954 - 2015

Born Linnea Eleanor Yeager in March 13, 1929, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, "Bunny" gained international fame as both a model and a photographer. She moved to Miami at a young age and first attracted local interest as a model, winning se...

Bunny Yeager

Burrows Family papers

  • ASM0534
  • Collection
  • 1822-1842

Correspondence between the Burrows family of Key West and Charleston.

Burton E. Eaton papers

  • ASM0498
  • Collection
  • 1948-1953

An autobiographical manuscript by Burton E. Eaton regarding his experience in the Korean War entitled: "A Survivor's Guide to War."

Calvin Shedd papers

  • ASM0383
  • Collection
  • 1862-1863

The Calvin Shedd Papers consists of approximately fifty letters and documents of a Civil War soldier stationed in Florida from 1862-1863. Calvin Shedd served with Company A and Company C of the 7th New Hampshire Regiment. Shedd and his family, a w...

Shedd, Calvin, 1826-1891

Canary Islands collection

  • ASM0491
  • Collection
  • 1582-1584

This collection contains 26 bound and paginated 16th-century manuscripts describing contemporary conditions and military operations in the Canary Islands. It consists of a series of letters (15 items) and an assortment of other official documents ...

Caribbean & Latin American Zine collection

  • ASM0520
  • Collection

An ongoing collection of comics and zines added to the holdings of the University of Miami Libraries Special Collections, with a focus on zines produced in and/or about the Caribbean and Latin America, including diaspora communities. Zines are typ...

Caribbean Diaspora Oral History collection

  • ASM0344
  • Collection
  • 2015-2016

Thanks to a grant sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, The Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida, The University of Miami Special Collections conducted interviews with individual of Car...

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