Antolin Garcia Carbonell Papers - 1962-2013

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Antolin Garcia Carbonell Papers - 1962-2013


  • 1962-2013 (Creation)


10 boxes and one oversized folder.

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Antolin Garcia Carbonell was born in Cuba, he came to Miami in 1960 with his family and attended St. Mary’s Parochial School and Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. Carbonell became a registered architect with degrees from Miami Dade College, the University of Florida, and the University of Miami, and spent 30 years with the Miami-Dade Aviation Department overseeing the planning, design and construction of terminals and hangars at Miami International and Opa-locka Airports.

A historian by avocation, he has worked on several historical documentation projects in South Florida and in Cuba.

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Include yearbooks and classwork from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School; research papers on several historic buildings, including the Spanish Monastery and the Hampton House; Dade County Aviation Department annual reports; Miami International Airport guidebooks and brochures; Civil Defense booklets; reports and publications pertaining to Miami architecture; playbills and theatre programs; postcards of the Caribbean, Miami and South Florida and a booklet on the history of St. Mary's Cathedral.

A selection of LGBTQ material include playbills and programs for local and national theaters, magazine articles, ephemera, a poster for a Gay Men's Chorus of Miami presentation and a wallpaper sample from the Candlelight Club.

Work books and textbooks from Colegio De La Salle in Havana.

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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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  • English

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Gift of Antolin Garcia Carbonell, 2014 & 2016

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