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Promotes the heritage of the City through the local historic designation and design review process with educational programs and publications. Has eleven buildings which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Collections include photographs, documents, architectural and urban planning records, books, furniture, art work and oral histories of early settlers.
The Special Collections of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Montgomery Library include manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, architectural drawings and blueprints, books, maps and charts related to the history and development of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the personal and public lives of Col. Robert H. Montgomery, Dr. David Fairchild, and other important figures in the fields of horticulture and botany in South Florida.
Collects, preserves, and provides access to primary and secondary sources of enduring historical, research, and artifactual value which relate to Cuba and the Cuban diaspora from colonial times to the present. Contains manuscript collections, maps, photographs, postcards, rare books, periodicals. The digital collection contains, photographs, manuscripts, letters, memorabilia and other materials from over 50 collections.
Holds extensive literary, business and organizational materials documenting the region and the state. Collections include the records of Pan American Airlines, the congressional papers of Dante Fascell, a Map Collection of approximately 5,000 maps with a focus on Florida and the Caribbean and a Science Fiction Fanzine collection. Creates and collects oral history interviews with an emphasis on the history of South Florida, Cuba, the Haitian Diaspora, the University of Miami, and Pan American World Airways, Inc.
The entire 8th floor houses both the Special Collections and University Archives departments.
Serves as an reference and educational resource for ophthalmologists and optometrists worldwide. Preserves 3,000 books dating from 1496 to 1900, including the first German textbook on ophthalmology written in 1583, a rare second edition published 100 years later, and a 1613 book on depth perception with drawings by Peter Paul Rubens, as well as books on optics by Johann Kepler (1611), Rene Descartes (1664), and Sir Isaac Newton (1704). Has a complete sets of old periodicals — German, Italian, French and English — dated in the 1800s. Also houses the collection of papers and photographs pertaining to the development of the University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmolgy, the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital beginning in 1959.
Documents the Black experience in Miami-Dade County from 1896 to the present, which, for a variety of reasons, is not widely known. From the photographs and documents of pioneer families to souvenir programs from churches and organizations, The Black Archives preserves the identity of Black South Florida. Materials include photographs, manuscripts, oral histories and records of local organizations including churches, schools, businesses and community groups.
This public records repository contains historic records of the City of Miami. Ordinances, resolutions, motions, minutes of Commission meetings, agreements, elections files, lobbyist files, boards and committee files.
Collections spans the disciplines, from the sciences to the humanities, with a concentration on Cuban, Caribbean (Spanish, British & French), Brazilian and Florida/ Miami interests. Special Collections’ Caribbean collections cover the history, literature, culture, architecture and arts of the countries of the Caribbean Basin.University Archives serves as the depository of the official records relating to the founding, development of and future plans for Florida International University. The archives documents and items of historical value from the administrative offices of the University’s president, vice-presidents, deans, faculty, student organizations and alumni.
This large regional collection's strength is extensive newspaper collections of Florida and the Caribbean; State and Local Documents; clippings and records of local associations and subjects; photographs; scrapbooks; ephemera collections; Spanish American war collection, treaties and laws dealing with the creation of Florida; Cuban collection; the complete United States Census on microfilm 1790-1930; Ann McFadden's Dade County Obituary Index; Genealogy collection; and a Florida Author collection including books, manuscripts and correspondence.
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HistoryMiami Museum gathers, interprets, and presents the history of Miami and the greater South Florida region as a cultural crossroads of the Americas,specializing in the cutural development of southeastern Florida, including Greater Miami, the Florida Keys, and the Everglades. HistoryMiami is the official repository for all archaeological material recovered in Miami-Dade County. The collection includes a rare, complete double elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America, as well as 6,000 bound volumes, 1,900 maps and more than one million historic photographs.
Houses over 35,000 hours of video tape and 23 million feet of film. A local television news collection dates to the late 1940s, with footage from landmark television stations. A television documentaries collection covers the topics of immigration, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Program, presidential elections, and many more global events and trends that have played out on the Florida stage. Finally, home movie holdings of over 3000 reels dating to the 1910s bring long-gone buildings, attractions, and folkways alive for new generations.
Archives is located at Miami Dade College on the Wolfson campus.
Collects, catalogs and maintains all policies and procedural information, as well as pictures, biographical data and all records of historical value pertaining to the establishment and continual operations of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court, the election or appointment of its Clerks, Judges, the Board of County Commission, the Clerk of the Board, other governing Boards and memorabilia as deemed necessary.
Most recorded documents from 1974 to the present are available online at County Recorder's Official Record Search with older documents available from microfilm at this location
The Vasari Project is a special collection dedicated to documenting, collecting and preserving Miami-Dade County's art history from 1945 to the present. It is a living archive that grows through contributions from artists, art professionals, exhibition spaces, galleries, institutions and private donors. The archive collects documentation rather than original works of art and is comprised primarily of printed matter: correspondence, press clippings, photographs, posters, books, exhibition catalogs, artists' files, oral histories and other ephemeral materials.
Archives maintains over 2,600 Architectural drawings, 2,400 photographs, correspondence and financial records created by James Deering and his associates during the design, planning and building of Vizcaya from 1910 to 1925. As the result of a two and a half year massive organizing and cataloging, conservation and preservation project the materials the majority of these materials have been digitized. Also has administrative records associated with past museum directors, curators and departmental staff.
Vizcaya’s main house and gardens are furnished with a collection that represents many cultures and periods of art from ancient Rome to the early twentieth-century Museum also cultivates and cares for living collections throughout the gardens and grounds. These include thousands of orchids, critically endangered native plants and several national champion trees.
Contains the case and program files of Operation Pedro Pan/Cuban Children's program-Catholic Charities, the congressional papers of William Lehman, John F. Kennedy collection which documents his presidency and assassination, as well as the Kennedy Family participation in American politics at that time. University records from 1940 and document the governance, administration and academic pursuits of the institution.
The Miami Shores Archives of Brockway Memorial Library documents the history of the Village of Miami Shores, Dade County, and Florida. The largest amount of material comes from the collection of C. Lawton McCall, longtime Village Manager and the papers of Thelma Peters, Historian. Includes artifacts, photographs, newspaper clippings, public records, books, and other historical materials.