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Culinary Ephemera Collection

  • HMA0086
  • Collection

The collection gathers menus, ephemera, cookbooks and recipes that document events, places, and issues related to food in South Florida.

Dade County aerial photographs - 1968

  • HMA0388
  • Collection
  • 1968

Aerial maps of Dade County and part of southern Broward County. T51S - T59S, R35E-R42E. Not all sections are included.

Dade County arches - 1984-1986

  • HMA0334
  • Collection
  • 1984-1986

Photographs of arches in the built environment of Miami-Dade County. Photos were included in a competition organized by the Miami-Dade Public Library. Buildings include Vizcaya, Gusman Center, Spanish Monastery and the Hialeah Water Treatment Plant. Also includes a steel arch from a never built industrial park at Tamiami Trail and SW 172nd Avenue.

Dade County Classroom Teachers' Association records - 1958-1973

  • HMA0347
  • Collection
  • 1958-1973

More than half the collection consists of issues of the Association's newsletter, Dade County Teacher (issues from 1958-1973). It also includes the minutes from those years, and some news releases and handouts.

Dade County Classroom Teachers' Association

Dade County Council of Parents and Teachers scrapbooks - 1930-1968

  • HMA0158
  • Collection
  • 1930-1968

Newspaper clippings, conference programs, reports and memorabilia record the activities of the Dade County PTA and its members as well as school programs and local educational concerns. Books for 1930 and 1931, which celebrate the association's first decade, have considerable historical detail including individual school histories. The 1938-1939 book also has some loose material from the early 1940s. The 1944 and 1945 books are narrowest in scope, basically covering the state PTA convention, held respectively in Sarasota and Daytona Beach. The 1966-1968 book includes clippings on the 1968 teachers' walkout. Many of the books are dedicated to Mrs. Walter Beckham, who was PTA president for a number of years

Dade County Council of Parents and Teachers

Dade County (Fla.): County Engineers Office papers, 1925-1972 - 1925-1972

  • HMA0231
  • Collection
  • 1925-1972

Correspondence, resolutions, legal agreements and memos relate to land acquisition, development and maintenance of public work projects in Dade County. Projects include a highway on Elliott Key, runway construction at the Opa-locka airport, and the development of Tatum Ocean Beach Park

Dade County (Fla.)

Dade County Historic Survey findings summaries - 1978-1981

  • HMA0038
  • Collection
  • 1978-1981

Photocopies of lists of historically or architecturally significant buildings built in Dade County prior to 1940. Each folder contains a short overview, followed by a list of properties, arranged by street address. Each entry gives the date built, the architect, and one to three ratings for architectural, historic and contextual significance. A list of architects and the buildings they designed is included, along with some historic designation reports.

Dade County Historic Survey

Dade County Medical Association Alliance Records - 1920-1999

  • HMA0436
  • Collection
  • 1920-1999 (predominant: 1950-1979)

The Dade County Medical Association (DCMA) Alliance records is a compilation of scrapbooks, documents, ephemera, and photographs collected and created by the DCMA Alliance (formerly Auxiliary) Woman’s Society. The collection includes various DCMA Auxiliary records including their Articles of Incorporation, meeting minutes, handbooks, bylaws, directories, various newsletters, and assorted pamphlets and ephemera produced by the club. The assortment of scrapbooks documents various group functions with special attention given to the celebration of Doctors Day over several decades and newspaper clippings detailing society activities.

Dade County records - 1867-1944

  • HMA0116
  • Collection
  • 1867-1944 (predominant: (bulk 1920s-1930s))

The “Sheriff’s Papers” are miscellaneous county records, most of which did not originate with the Sheriff’s Department. The “Sheriff’s Papers” were obtained from the Dade County (now Miami-Dade County) Sheriff’s Department around 1953.

The collection includes letters, telegrams, bank statements, budgets, warrants, payrolls, requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, receipts, minutes, resolutions, bills of law, court decisions, legal opinions, affidavits, petitions, charters, licenses, tax returns, tax sale certificate, titles, bids, lists (jurors, registered voters, county employees, landowners, Home Guards), applications for employment, reports, statistics, publications, etc.

A major portion of the collection consists of the correspondence of various members of the Board of the County Commissioners, particularly Chairmen W. Cecil Watson and Charles H. Crandon, and Deputy Clerk W. E. Norton. Some of the correspondence is personal, dealing mainly with job recommendations, political campaigns, and matters of courtesy. The bulk of the correspondence covers a wide range of county business. From the turn of the century to the time of the Bust, bond issues, real estate, right-of-way negotiations, roads, canals, bridges, causeways, beautifications – the economics and politics of rapid growth – predominate. During the 1930s, economy, reduction, consolidation of county administration, charity cases, relief work, tax sales and adjustments, illustrate the difficult economic and social conditions of the period and the county government’s response to it.

Throughout the entire correspondence, there is a large number of letters written to the County Commissioners by local residents and visitors on a great variety of subjects, many of them accompanied by a copy of the reply. There are letters from county scholarship students requesting permission to join fraternities, from black citizens protesting some humiliating regulations, from irate owners of orchards and other property damaged by county road crews, from a man demanding the reward for delivering the dead body of an escaped criminal, from an attorney requesting that a young black female county prisoner, convicted of manslaughter in a drunken driving accident, be allowed to serve the rest of her sentence as a maid in his household, from a mother seeking reimbursement or reduction of a fine imposed on her by a justice of the peace for choking a teacher who choked her child, from a northern investor who can’t sell  his Dade County bonds without a loss castigating the Commissioner for spending over four million dollars building that “awful tombstone” of a new court house, from Alligator Joe applying for a permit to kill  a manatee “for scientific and educational purposes,” from destitute widows eternally  grateful for a mother’s pension, etc., etc. There is wealth of material here on the quality of life at the time of an average citizen, on a day-to-day level. In order to make use of this source, however, the original arrangement of the material, which has been retained with minor changes, makes it necessary to peruse numerous “miscellaneous” folders, arranged only according to the initials of the correspondents and dates (Boxes 4,5, and 6).

Part of the correspondence is filed in folders numbered 1 to 106 (Box 7). This series is topically arranged, if somewhat arbitrarily. Some folders contain extensive exchanges of letters on a given subject, others but a single item of dubious importance. The container list gives a brief description of the contents of each numbered folder.

Dade County (Fla.)

Dan Gallagher Research Papers - 1906-2001

  • HMA0046
  • Collection
  • 1906-2001

Research materials pertaining to the history of the Florida Keys and the construction of the Florida East Coast Railway. Documents include letters from Key West pioneers, maps, engineers' notes, newspaper clippings, 35mm slides, photographs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes and copies of maps, blueprints and 1950s postcards.

Original materials include 35mm slides, handwritten notes and interviews with Marathon pioneers.

Gallagher, Dan

Dan Laxson Archaeological Collection - 1952-1991

  • HMA0127
  • Collection
  • 1952-1991

The bulk of the photographs and typescripts pertain to South Florida archaeology. One typescript documents the history of the Eastern Air Lines Amateur Radio Club.

Photographs of Tequesta Indian sites, artifacts and pottery sherds.

Hialeah, its prehistory, 1973 : Surveys prehistory and history of the Hialeah area. [81, [9] leaves, 4 leaves of plates ]

Public archaeology papers, 1955-1990. Newsletters, memoranda, correspondence, reports, offprints from archaeological journals, photocopies of newspaper articles, and excerpts from Florida Statutes on various aspects of Florida archaeology. Includes discussions on the role of amateur and professional archaeologists, attitude of native Americans towards digging up grave sites, and Florida salvage. [1 folder]

South Florida archaeology essays and reports, 1966-1983 : Articles and reports by Wilma Williams, Dan Laxson, Robert Carr, and other South Florida archaeologists. Includes information on Dade and Broward counties, and Arch Creek. [ca. 300 leaves]

Under your feet, 1974 : An introduction to amateur archaeology: "to enable the citizens of the Miami, Florida area to better understand their prehistoric heritage." Includes material on the Tequesta and other native American settlements. [168 leaves, [10] leaves of plates]

Reports of the Tequesta Indians, 1975: Outline of man's traces found by Florida archaeologists, with emphasis on the Tequesta.

History of Eastern Air Lines Amateur Radio Club, 1991 : Narrative history incorporates minutes, correspondence and newsletter information on the radio club from its beginning in 1975 until the final winding down in 1989 and 1990 along with the dissolution of Eastern Air Lines. Appendix A is a chronological listing of quotes from Miami area newspapers covering the employee strike until the sale of the company.  [226 p.]

Laxson, Dan D., 1910-1992

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