Arthur Chapman Collection - 1937-1984

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Arthur Chapman Collection - 1937-1984


  • 1937-1984 (predominant: (bulk 1960-1984)) (Creation)


4.40 Linear Feet

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The Arthur Chapman Collection consists of cruise ship and hot rod memorabilia; the personal papers and writings of Mr. Chapman; items pertaining to the Chapman, Vihlen and Goodson families; and a variety of material documenting the Port of Miami’s history and operations.

A substantial portion of the material documents the cruise shipping industry in Miami. Papers specifically related to the work of Carmen J. Lunetta, as Port Director are also included.

The collection comprises diverse media including printed material, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, posters, photographs, and audio and video recordings.

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Arranged in seven series: 1. Port of Miami records 2. Annual reports and port handbooks 3. Newspaper clippings 4. Port of Miami photographs 5. Personal papers, writings, and audio and video recordings 6. Cruise ship and hot rod memorabilia 7. Chapman, Vihlen and Goodson family records.

The collection’s subject files and newspaper clippings are arranged alphabetically by topic, with the exception of the annual reports and port handbooks, which are chronologically organized.

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