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Donn Whitehead Collection - circa 1945-1981

  • HMA0175
  • Collection
  • circa 1945-1981

The collection contains  a series of Whitehead’s diaries spanning the period of 1938 to 1981 (1941-1949 are not included). The diaries are filled with detailed, if taciturn, descriptions of Whitehead’s daily activities; every action, from eating breakfast to getting his car serviced, is given attention in the diaries’ pages. For example, each trip to and from Miami Beach is described, as well as Whitehead’s trips to South Florida’s restaurants and attractions.

The two photo albums in the collection are the product of a 1951 trip through Florida and the Keys; they offer interesting views of typical tourist destinations during the period. A series of color photographic slides from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s are concentrated solely on South Florida. Subject matter include views of Miami International Airport, Crandon Park, Hialeah Park, Lincoln Road, and a fashion parade along Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road.

Whitehead, Donn

Fannie Clemons Diary and Scrapbooks - 1909-1920s

  • HMA0074
  • Collection
  • 1909-1920s

Diary is a lively and detailed account of a young girl's family and social life in early Miami. Scrapbooks are unarranged: one holds pictures clipped from magazines and some photographic prints; the other has loose material including poetry by Fannie Clemons and typed transcripts of letters with genealogical information on the Buswell and related families.

Clemons, Fannie, 1891-1977

Gilpin Family Papers - 1880-1921

  • HMA0350
  • Collection
  • 1880-1921

Letters and diaries written by the Gilpins while on winter trips to the east and west coasts of Florida. John R. Gilpin (JRG) wrote most of the letters, and his wife Emma (EEG) wrote most of the diaries. Their son Vincent (VG) wrote a few letters and diaries.

Gilpin family.

McCormick family diaries - 1884-1914

  • HMA0361
  • Collection
  • 1884-1914

Thirty four autograph diaries by two members of the McCormick family record events of their lives in South Florida and Philadelphia at the turn of the century. Florida locations include Hypoluxo, Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Dade County, probably in the Coconut Grove area

Brookfield, Charles Mann, 1903-1988

Santini Family papers - 1849-1966

  • HMA0343
  • Collection
  • 1849-1966

Letter, photographic prints, newspapers, publications, diaries and memorabilia pertain to the Santini family of Chokoloskee Island and to the related Munson and Carter families. A significant item is the diary of Adolphus Santini, 1887 July to 1892 May

Lindaburg, Walter

Sylva Martin papers - 1916-1983

  • HMA0153
  • Collection
  • 1916-1983

Papers relate to South Miami, the Graenicher family, and Sylva Martin. Diaries pertain to Sylva Martin's life in South Miami and her travels in the U.S. and abroad. The newspapers pertain to South Miami and date from 1945 to 1973.

Martin, Sylva