Miami Herald Collection - circa 1896-2003

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Miami Herald Collection - circa 1896-2003


  • circa 1896-2003 (predominant: 1965-2003) (Creation)


about 10,000 photo shoots/lots/enclosures (about 150,000 items)

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Commercial photographer. Matlack worked in Miami and Miami Beach between 1918 and 1942.

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Photographs mainly of Miami-Dade County people, places and events. The vast majority of the images are negatives without corresponding photographic prints or digital images. The photographs were shot or collected by Miami Herald journalists and photojournalists.

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Arranged in six series, each representing a separate gift to HistoryMiami.

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The collection is open for research.

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The majority of the images, being negatives, may only be viewed while wearing white cotton gloves, suppled by the archives, and using a light box, also supplied by the archives.

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Permission from HistoryMiami archives staff required prior to reproduction of photographs in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.

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      The Miami Herald library, photo department and individual photographers have given HistoryMiami several series of visual materials over a number of years.

      Series 1 - gift of Miami Herald Library, 1983 - control number 1983-026.

      Series 2 - gift of Miami Herald Library, 1986 - control number 1986-047.

      Series 3 - gift of Miami Herald photographer Battle Vaughan, 1984 - control number 1984-201

      Series 4 - gift of Miami Herald photographers, 2004 - control number 2004-365

      Series 5 - gift of Miami Herald photographers, 2005

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