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David D. Spitzer photograph collection - 1977-1985

  • HMA0389
  • Collection
  • 1977-1985 (predominant: 1985)

Contains images from the Pedestrians: Downtown Flagler Street photo series taken between 1984 and 1985 on Flagler Street between Biscayne Blvd and the Old Dade County Courthouse (73 W. Flagler Street). The series captures pedestrian activity, buildings, and vehicles that reflect the multi-ethnic presence and culture of Miami.

Also contains scenes and images of various activities and buildings on Miami Beach, including the Fusion Dance Company, the Victor Hotel, Sheridan Theatre, and  Amsterdam Palace (also known as Casa Casuarina prior its 1992 purchase and renovation).

A catalog from the Pedestrians Downtown Flagler Street exhibition at the Miami-Dade Community College is included, along with a list of the Miami Beach images.

Spitzer, David D.

David O. True collection of Florida newspapers and newspaper clippings - 1864-1966

  • HMA0035
  • Collection
  • 1864-1966

The collection of tabloid size newspapers includes: The Florida Flower, July 15, 1911 (dedicated to Miami’s fifteenth anniversary); the first issue of the Freeport News, Oct. 1961; The Miami Municipal section of The Detective, April 1914 (official United States police and sheriffs journal; Coconut Grove Times, 1926; Miami Tribune, April 4th 1937; and 2 issues of The Hornet (a Miami scandal sheet) from 1932 & 1936.

Includes rare national and local coverage of the 1926 Hurricane, and the exploration of the Everglades (1883).

Also includes a copy of preliminary index and digest of articles that appeared in The American Eagle, Estero, Florida, 1906-1947, compiled by David O. True.

True, David O.

David Swetland Collection - 1906-1966

  • HMA0413
  • Collection
  • 1906-1966 (predominant: 1906-1913)

Typescript of the Swetland family on the Isle of Pines to 1960, pamphlet, brochures and other ephemera promoting the island as a tourist destination.

Includes: Isle of Pines by Frederick Swetland (typescript), The Isle of Pines (views), The Isle of Pines "the gem of the Caribbean", Isle of Pines : where the pine and the palm tree meet , Municipio de Isla de Pinos en el exilio (July 1966) and Adjustment of title to Isle of Pines (report of the United States. Senate. 59th Congress. 1st Session.

220 lantern slides (2 boxes) of views of the Isle of Pines.

D.D. and C.M. Rogers maps of Miami and South Florida Collection - 1895-1907

  • HMA0028
  • Collection
  • 1895-1907

Maps, surveys and drawings of various properties in Miami and the Florida Keys. The bulk of the collection are maps and surveys of the Florida Keys for the Florida East Coast Railway. The other maps are mostly of the Miami area and include Mary Brickell’s property, the Lawrence estate and other properties along the banks of the Miami River.

The majority of the maps are pencil and ink on linen and paper, a few sets are blueprint copies.

Rogers, D. D. (David Dunham)

DeAlva Stroud Photographs - circa 1940-circa 1979

  • HMA0037
  • Collection
  • circa 1940-circa 1979

Photographic prints and snapshots of DeAlva Stroud’s modeling career and social activities. The latter includes fishing trips, images in souvenir folders from Miami and Miami Beach nightclubs, the Bahamas and Mexico. A few newspaper clippings and ephemera are included.

Includes Miami and Miami Beach nightclubs, the Coronet Modeling Agency, Thomas Charm School and Miami-Dade County scenes

Stroud, DeAlva

Defense Council of Dade County (Casualty Station #28) papers - 1942-1945

  • HMA0222
  • Collection
  • 1942-1945

Correspondence, memos, minutes, supply lists, registration cards and news bulletin document the work of Casualty Station #28 of the Defense Council of Dade County. Most of the correspondence was generated by Marian Bell Fairchild, who was station captain. Included is a photo identification registration card for Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

Defense Council of Dade County

DesRochers and Tinsley families papers - 1926-1982

  • HMA0245
  • Collection
  • 1926-1982

Financial statements, correspondence, a plot plan and other material pertain to Alpine Dairy Farm; Henry DesRochers' will and other legal papers pertain to his estate, which was settled in 1953. Also included is a letter, list of members, and a 1942 annual report for the Miami Pioneers; and some photocopied material on the DesRochers family in early Miami

DesRochers family

Diana Kirby photograph collection - 1980

  • HMA0403
  • Collection
  • 1980

Photographs show events relevant to Cubans and Cuban Americans in the Miami area during 1980. The collection captures pre-Mariel street rallies and demonstrations in support of the mass exodus from Cuba. Included are street scenes, rallies, a hunger strike, Miami mayor Maurice Ferre addressing a public gathering of Cuban exiles and a parade along S. W. 27th Avenue and 8th Street.

Photographs also include two Cuban festivals: Jose Marti parade along Bayfront Park and Three-Kings parade along S. W. 8th street, both in January 1980. A small number of photographs depicting “Tent City,” the makeshift housing facility for Mariel refugees, and ground shots along S. W. 7th and 8th Streets.

Donald Reiff architectural papers - circa 1950-circa 1969

  • HMA0327
  • Collection
  • circa 1950-circa 1969

Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and news articles, brochures, photographic prints and renderings on Mylar feature Reiff designed buildings in Dade and Broward counties.

Reiff, Donald,, 1924-1982

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

Downtown Miami photographs - 1976-1984

  • HMA0383
  • Collection
  • 1976-1984 (predominant: (bulk 1983-1984))

Views include Metromover and Metrorail construction, Cultural Center at night (includes banner announcing Historical Museum opening), building demolitions, Dade County Court House and environs, parking lot, ships on the Miami River, Government Center construction, and Goodyear blimp moored at Watson Island in 1976.

Nylen, Bill

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

E. G. Sewell photograph collection - 1896-

  • 1963-032
  • Collection
  • 1896-

Mainly albumen prints mounted on cardboard and shot by various photographers. The scenes depict streets, buildings, and the like in the City of Miami, from its founding in 1896 through its first few decades.

Sewell, Everest George, 1874-1940

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