Annette and Rudi Rada photographs - 1946-1974

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Annette and Rudi Rada photographs - 1946-1974


  • 1946-1974 (predominant: 1952-1956) (Creation)


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The collection contains the photographs by Annette and Rudi Rada from 1946 to 1974. Some of the 1940s photographs appear to be taken before they moved to Florida. The bulk of the collection, however, covers the 1952-1956 period in which he regularly photographed houses for both the Miami News and the Miami Herald. The collection contains both black and white, and color, negatives and prints, as well as color transparencies and slides. The collection specializes in architectural photographs, and commercial photography. There are, however, several trips, one to Cuba in 1951, and one to South America in 1969.

System of arrangement

The Rada photographs are arranged in eight series, based on format:

(1)  Photographic prints classified according to Rada's system, 1950-1974. (2)  Photographic prints arranged by Archives staff, 1946-1969. (3) Exhibition prints, 1950-1965. (4)  Magazine articles and brochures, 1950-1974. (5) Papers, 1946-1961. (6)  Negatives filed according to Rada's numbering system, 1946-1967. (7) Negatives numbered by archives staff, 1950-1974. (8) Color Transparencies, 1950-1969

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Photographic prints, transparencies, slides and papers (i.e., series 1-5 and 8) are open for research.

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Permission from Historical Museum of Southern Florida staff required prior to reproduction of photographs in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.

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  • English

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    Gift of Margaret Schoonover (Margaret Lefranc), 1976.

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    Additional personal letters, documents and photographs reside in the The Margaret Lefranc Art Foundation archives. Located in Hampton, Virginia.

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    Finding Aid Authors: Julie Rist and archives staff.

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    © Copyright 2019 HistoryMiami Archives & Research Center. All rights reserved.

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