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Burdines Fashion Activities Office records - 1960s-1980s

  • HMA0423
  • Collection
  • 1960s-1980s

The records document Hannelore Hill's involvement in planning, coordinating, directing, and hosting Burdines fashion events. The collection includes correspondence, memorandums, fashion market trend books and reports, public relations pieces, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, press releases, in-house fashion merchandising and market reports, agendas and programs for Fete de Soleil and other fashion events, photographs and slides

Hill, Hannelore

Burdines records - 1937-circa 1995

  • HMA0162
  • Collection
  • 1937-circa 1995 (predominant: circa 1960-1979)

The Burdines records document the company’s unique place in Florida’s retail history.  Organized by subject headings are: newsletters, company documents, manuals and guides, photographs, scrapbooks and catalogs of Burdines’s sponsored community events, newspaper clippings, brochures illustrating advertising campaigns, and papers pertaining to rehabilitative measures taken by community leaders following the 1980 riot in Miami.

The bulk of the holdings date from the 1960s through the 1970s. With the exception of a volume on financing and construction in 1938, there is little pertaining to the company prior to the acquisition by Federated Department Stores. Also included are some scrapbooks and other references to the Jordan Marsh stores, which became part of Federated in 1991.

Over the years, several variations on the name Burdines have been used by the store.  Except for folder headings using a variation of the name in the container list, the name Burdines is used through this document.

Burdines (Department store)

Drake Lumber Company Collection - 1919-1939

  • HMA0025
  • Collection
  • 1919-1939

Stockholders minute book, stock certificates (in poor physical condition), and correspondence relating to Gaston Drake's desired appointment to the federal tariff commission.

Photographs and negatives of the Drake Lumber Company show buildings, equipment, logging operations and mill workers. Also included are images of the Gaston Drake family. Includes five index pages with hand written descrptions.

Drake, Gaston

Warner family papers - 1862-1939

  • HMA0082
  • Collection
  • 1862-1939 (predominant: (bulk 1900-1930))

Correspondence, personal and business records, manuscripts, postcards, advertisements and other memorabilia from the J.W. Warner family, who were Miami's first florists, establishing the Miami Floral Company in 1906. Includes records for Warner House, their home and place of business; promotional material for the Magnetic Comb Company; a first-day cover commemorating the start of air mail service to Tallahassee; diaries of George H. Griffin ("Uncle George"), and an autobiographical narrative by Lena Clarke, Mrs. Warner's sister.

Miami Floral Company bills, orders and receipts.

Warner House insurance records.

Warner family