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Miami (Florida) -- History -- 20th century
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Arva Moore Parks Photograph Collection

  • CHC0464
  • Collection
  • 1960s

The Ava Moore Parks photograph collection consists of images of Cuban exile owned restaurants, stores and other businesses in Miami in the 1960s.

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

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 ...

Erica Dawn Lyle papers

  • ASM0449
  • Collection
  • 1991-2010

The Erica Dawn Lyle papers offer a rich history of Miami’s countercultural art and music scenes and grassroots political activity from the 1990’s to the present. Writing under the name Iggy Scam, Lyle has produced a series of classic underground f...

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

Gregory Bush Florida Community Studies Oral Histories

  • ASM0033
  • Collection
  • 1999

Professor Gregory Bush (History Department) and the Institute for Public History (IPH) have recorded a series of interviews around the issue of public spaces in South Florida. Participants, who are representative of the diverse cultural milieu of ...

Bush, Gregory Wallace

Guy Stoms Properties, Inc. records

  • ASM0187
  • Collection
  • 1925-1926

The Guy Stoms Properties, Inc. Records contains documents from the Guy Stoms Properties, Inc.  real estate corporation, in the form of stock certificates, minutes, and certificates. The collection also contains a Bootleggers & Booze-heisters U...

Holsum Bakery records

  • ASM0533
  • Collection
  • 1913-1994

The Fuchs Baking Co. bakery in Miami, colloquially known as the Holsum Bakery, was founded in 1913 and closed in 1994. The Holsum Bakery Collection contains reports, minutes, certificates, brochures, appraisal reports, and other official files, do...

Hurricane Andrew collection

  • ASM0610
  • Collection
  • 1992-1997

The Hurricane Andrew collection contains two different series of materials regarding the 1992 hurricane.Series I consists of photographs, writings, and artwork made by children representing their Hurricane Andrew experience. The majority of the ma...

Jack Clement Quigley plans

  • ASM0014
  • Collection
  • 1959-1973

The Jack Clement Quigley Plans contains architectural plans of predominantly South Florida residences and buildings drawn by Mr. Quigley.

Jumbo's Restaurant collection

  • ASM0237
  • Collection
  • 1985-2014

The Jumbo's Restaurant collection documents the history of the Liberty City restaurant. The collection consists of menus, coupons, a coffee mug, a box for food, and newspaper clippings and articles. Many of the newspaper materials are taped o...

Jumbo's Restaurant

Larry Thompson Collection

  • ASM0256
  • Collection
  • 1956-1973

Larry Thompson was a humorist and columnist who wrote and reported for the Miami Herald for 28 years. His column, "Life with Larry," tackled topics such as politics, daily life, local history, and events. This collection contains clippin...

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 Centennial Commission collection

  • ASM0524
  • Collection
  • 1996

The Miami Centennial Commission Collection contains two plate dishes from the Hotel Royal Palm commemorating the February 24, 1996 Miami Centennial Ball, three different kinds of postcards inviting guests to the Miami Centennial Ball, tickets to t...

Parker Printing Company records

  • ASM0151
  • Collection
  • 1924-1931

The collection contains a single account book for the Parker Printing Company, documenting sales from 1924 to 1931. George E. Merrick was a regular customer of the company in the earlier years.

Polly Redford collection

  • ASM0156
  • Collection
  • 1970

This collection contains audio cassettes and sound reels with transcripts of interviews of South Florida personalities by Polly Redford for her book The Billion-Dollar Sandbar: A Biography of Miami Beach (1970).

Redford, Polly

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...

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.