Historical Museum of Southern Florida

Table of Contents


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Container List

Photographic prints classified according to Rada's system, 1950-1974

Photographic prints arranged by Archives staff, 1946-1969

Exhibition Prints

Magazine Articles and Brochures, 1950-1974

Papers

Negatives Filed According to the Rada System,

Negatives Filed According to HMSF’s Numbering System

Color Transparencies

Inventory of the
Rudi and Annette Rada Photographs



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Research Center
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL **
Creator: Rudi and Annette Rada
Title: Rada photographs
Dates: 1946-1974 (bulk 1952-1956)
Quantity: 24 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains black-and-white and color photographic prints, negatives and slides shot by architectural photographer Rudi Rada and his wife, Annette Rada. The bulk of the photographs are of houses and buildings in South Florida, and include interior as well as exterior views. The collection also contains magazine articles and brochures illustrated with Rada photographs.
Identification: 1976-195
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Rudi Rada was born in Sacramento, Pennsylvania, on July 2, 1907. Before moving to Florida, Rudi was a member of the NBC orchestra for four years. The Radas moved to Florida in 1946. Rudi and his wife Annette ran Rada Photography in Miami. At the time of his death, Rudi was considered one of the best architectural photographers in the country. He died of a heart attack in Miami, Florida on July 23, 1961. After his death, Annette continued to run Rada Photography.

The Rada's photographs appeared in The Miami News, The Miami Herald, House and Garden, The American Home, and several other publications.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains the photographs of Annette and Rudi Rada from 1946 to 1974. Some of the 1940s photographs appear to be taken before they moved to Florida. The bulk of the collection, however, covers the 1952-1956 period in which he regularly photographed houses for both the Miami News and the Miami Herald. The collection contains both black and white, and color, negatives and prints, as well as color transparencies and slides. The collection specializes in architectural photographs, and commercial photography. There are, however, several trips, one to Cuba in 1951, and one to South America in 1969.

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Arrangement

The Rada photographs are arranged in nine series, based on format.

The series are:
Series 1: Photographic prints classified according to Rada's system, 1950-1974.
Series 2: Photographic prints arranged by Archives staff, 1946-1969.
Series 3: Exhibition prints, 1950-1965.
Series 4: Magazine articles and brochures, 1950-1974.
Series 5: Papers, 1946-1961.
Series 6: Negatives filed according to Rada's numbering system, 1946-1967.
Series 7: Negatives numbered by archives staff, 1950-1974.
Series 8: Color Transparencies, 1950-1969

Series 1 is further broken down into the following sub-series:

Sub-series 1-1: Private residences
Sub-series 1-2: Builders, subdivisions, apartments, and hotels
Sub-series 1-3: Public and commercial buildings
Sub-series 1-4: Churches and schools
Sub-series 1-5: Miscellaneous
Sub-series 1-6: Advertising
Sub-series 1-7: Trips
Sub-series 1-8: Slides

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Photographic prints, transparencies, slides and papers (i.e., series 1-5 and 8) are open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission from Historical Museum of Southern Florida staff required prior to reproduction of photographs in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Rada, Annette
Rada, Rudi, 1907-1961

Places:

Bahamas (Fla.) -- Photographs
Miami-Dade County (Fla.) -- Photographs

Subjects:

Apartment Houses -- Florida -- Photographs
Architect-designed houses -- Florida
Architecture, Domestic -- Florida -- Photographs
Christmas -- Florida -- Photographs
Churches -- Florida -- Photographs
Land subdivision -- Florida -- Photographs
Schools -- Florida -- Photographs
Seminole Indians -- 1950-1960

Document Types:

Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Rudi and Annette Rada Collection

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret Scoonover, 1976.

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Bibliography

Smith, Rebecca A. Travel Aboard the Queen of the Caribbean. In South Florida History, v. 23, no. 1 (Winter 1995). Photo essay about a 1951 cruise to Havana aboard the P and O steamship Florida, illustrated with Rada photographs.

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Container List

Photographic prints classified according to Rada's system, 1950-1974
Within each sub-series, folders are arranged alphabetically by homeowner, developer or building name. 4 linear feet.
 
Sub-series 1-1:  Private Residences
Arranged alphabetically by homeowner, with swimming pools at the end of the sub-series. Each folder contains a number of 8x10 photographic prints.
Box Folder Contents
1 1 Alleman house, Orlando Fla., October 24, 1958. Image no. 8.10.24.
2 Arango house, November 30, 1963. Image no. 63.11.30.
3 Arents, George. Architect, Henry Sptizer, November 19, 1962. Image no. 62.11.19.
4 Arison, Ted. Interior designer, Irene Seman, September 2, 1970. Image no. 70.9.2.
5 Barton house, April 14, 1964. Image no. 4.4.14.
6 Behrman. Interior designer, Margaret Neuman. June 13, 1962.
7 Bennet Party, Florida house. August 14, 1952.
8 Berger house, June 19, 1958. Image no. 8619-6 or 8.6.19-6
9 Blank, Arthur. Architect, Kenneth Treister. October 15, 1961.
10 Block, Charlotte. Architect, Leroy Albert. Interiors, James Hildum. June 7, 1961, and March 7, 1965.
11 Blount house. Architect, James Merrick Smith. Before Sept. 20, 1959
12 Cameron, Jack. April 11, 1964.
13 Chambers, Gerome, August 5, 1966.
14 Cohen, Burton. Architect, Kenneth Treister. January 14, 1961.
15 Cowles house, January 15, 1959?
16 End, Henry. June 16, 1957.
17 Evans, Arthur. March 9, 1958.
18 Fisher, Gene. Architect, Mr. Sacha Thebaud. May 1964
19 Henner, Joe. Architect, John Shelton (Pancoast). Interiors, Joe Smith. December 14, 1963.
20 Hinds
21 Hogan, Donald. January 9, 1967.
22 Holliday, Edward, January 22, 1956.
23 Kish, Betty. February 11, 1962.
24 Koch, Alexander, August 10, 1966.
25 Kogen, Max, November 11, 1967.
26 Lassiter, Haygood, May 31, 1958.
27 Logan, W. H., July 11, 1957.
28 McKee, John Jr. Aerial Shots. Architect, Phil Braden. August 16, 1966, and December 13, 1966.
30 McKnight
31 Meyers, Ed. Before [and after] shots. Architect, Henry Spitzer. Interiors, Waldo Perez. July 27, 1966, and March 13, 1967.
32 Miller, Al. Architect, Rufus Nims. October 20, 1955?
33 Murchett, William, July 1966.
34 Murphy, Patricia, January 8, 1963.
35 Pahlman, William, October 9, 1956.
2 1 Pahlman, William. Country House. October 1957.
2 Pancoast, Kay, August 10, 1955.
3 Residences: Brewer, Markof and Baxter houses. James Deere, architect. October 27, 1959.
4 Ross, Herbert. Architect, Norman Robson. June 14, 1961, and May 25, 1967.
5 Schechter, Mrs. Ray. March 11, 1966.
6 Schnur, Jreome . Architect, Henry Spitzer. November 22, 1962, and March 21, 1963.
7 Schweinler, Helen. June 13, 1954.
8 Smith, Jim. Before. July 24, 1957.
9 Spitzer, Henry. February 1969.
10 Stearn, Margaret. July 14, 1957.
11 Steffin, Steve. Before and after. July 10, 1955, and March 9, 1961.
12 Totelman. December 5, 1962.
13 Trope, Dr. Robert. Architect, Kenneth Treister. October 2, 1961.
14 Polevitzky Apartment. March 20, 1960.
15 Vitz. Interior, Don White of Richard Plumer. January 26, 1956.
16 Willits, Perry. October 24, 1956.
17 Wilson, Ray. Groups of shots, 1964-1971
18 Winsborough, Sarah. Crane house
19 Wright house. Interiors, Beresford. July 26, 1957.
20 Catalina Pools -- James Gould. July 20, 1968.
21 Catalina Pools -- James Curtiss, Jr. August 1, 1968.
22 Catalina Pools -- Whitworth. August 3, 1969.
23 Catalina Pools -- Gould and Colliflower. July 14, 1969, and August 8, 1969
24-25 Catalina Pools, 1973-1974
26 Alloco, Andrew. Pool. August 1, 1974.
27 Dougherty, James. Pool. July 25, 1974.
28 Wyche, James. Pool. March 1969.
 
Sub-series 1-2:  Builders, Subdivisions, Apartments, and Hotels
Box Folder Contents
3 1 American Home. Bollinger-Martin Inc., October 22, 1958.
2 Boca Raton Sun and Surf Club
3 F and R, Miami. Model houses. November 28, 1958.
4 F and R, Orlando. Model houses. October 25, 1958.
5 Lehigh Acres, ca. 1959
6 Montgomery East. Neil Schiff, Gene Fisher. June 14, 1962.
7 Harbor Homes. June 16, 1964.
8 Popular home. April 28, 1955.
9 Snapper Creek. Neil Schiff, builder. April 16, 1963.
10 Skylake. Fleeman, builder. May 28, 1957, and February 4, 1958.
11 Westchester-Harrison homes. Neil Schiff, builder. February 20, 1961.
12 Country Manor Squire. September 18, 1961.
13 Eldorado Towers Condominium. April 5, 1965.
14 Gold Coast Apartments. March 3, 1954, and January 22, 1954.
15 Golden Bay Towers. April 21, 1962.
16 Isle of Sky Apartments. March 2, 1965.
17 Ranei' Apartments. August 19, 1959.
18 Salhaven Village, Jupiter. June 10, 1958, and August 1958.
19 Sireplan. October 21, 1960.
20 Skylake Apartments. August 16, 1970.
21 Blair House. April 24, 1959.
22 Cameron Executive Suite. August 2, 1960.
23 Miami Beach hotels, motels, etc.
24 Palm Beach Tower
25 Sahara Motel. January 8, 1959.
26 San Souci. March 9, 1950.
Sub-series 1-3:  Public and Commercial Buildings
Box Folder Contents
4 1 American Cynanamid Co. September 30, 1952.
2 Anheuser-Bush Budweiser, April 1959
3 Arango Shop, November 13, 1962.
4 Beresford Grant Lobby, February 18, 1961.
5 Burdines, June 19, 1957.
6 Burdines Warehouse Offices, August 25, 1956.
7 Boris Kroll Showroom
8 Coconut Grove Playhouse Star's Apt., February 5, 1956.
9 Dade County Auditorium, September 1, 1952.
10 Dental Clinic, July 11, 1963.
11-12 First National Bank of Miami, ca 1954-1956
13 First Research Building, May 26, 1956.
14 550 Building. Architect, Robert Law Weed and Assoc. June 8, 1950, to April 15, 1951
15 550 Building. Architect, Robert Law Weed and Assoc. July 22, 1951, to August 12, 1951
16 Furniture Mart, July 25, 1967.
17 International Chemical, October 1, 1951.
18 Jordan Marsh, January 14, 1959.
5 1 Jordan Marsh. February 15, 1956.
2 Maule, June 23, 1955.
3 Lane Bryant, January 30, 1952.
4 Maus and Hoffman, August 21, 1960
5 Merit and Coil Transformer. May 3, 1955.
6 Miami-Dade Public Library, October 10, 1951.
7 Miami Libraries.
8 Miami Daily News, October 6, 1958.
9 Miami Heart Institute, October 16, 1963, and December 18, 1970.
10 Miami Heart Institute, October 16, 1963.
11 Miracle Building, October 4, 1951.
12 National Airlines Hangar, July 26, 1958.
13 National Nose Hanger
14 Panelfab International, December 4, 1968.
15 Pool-Rite, December 10, 1968.
16 R.C.A. Palm Beach, June 2, 1961.
17 Sears, October 9, 1955.
18 Seaview Building, January 24, 1959.
19 Sewer Plant
20 Tally-Embry Agency, 1957.
21 Walston and Co., December 9, 1958.
22 Zero Foods, September 3, 1961.
Sub-series 1-4:  Churches and Schools
Box Folder Contents
6 1 Church, June 28, 1955.
2 Church of the Resurrection
3 Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church, March 27, 1968.
4 Mount Olive Baptist Church, August 13, 1962.
5 Saint Stephens [Episcopal Church, Coconut Grove, Miami, Fla.]
6 Sunny Isles Lutheran Church, August 29, 1963, and February 15, 1964.
7 Unitarian Church, August 26, 1963.
8 Everglades School for Girls, 1958
9 Kenlock Schools
10 Rainbow Park Elementary, January 19, 1965.
11 Schools
12 University of Miami, ca. 1952
Sub-series 1-5:  Miscellaneous
Box Folder Contents
7 1 Architect Models
2 Carleton Terrace Model
3 Airplane
4 Christmas for Better Homes and Gardens, November 25, 1956.
5 Christmas Fireplace story, Miami Herald
6 Bogard and Ehardt
7 Bogard and Ehardt Airmotive
8 Flowers and trees
9 Horses, ca. 1959
10 Jimmy's boat Hurricane
11 Margate Kay Steven's Benefit, January 29, 1961.
12 Margate Playhouse, February 12, 1961.
13 Mosaic Tile and Co.
14 My gardens and trees, 1964
15 Negative Album prints, Henry Street, ca. 1946-47
16 Negative album prints: animals, by Annette Rada; Henry Street settlement, ca. 1946-1947.
Pictures were probably taken before the Radas moved to Florida.
17 Scroll Furniture
18 St. Pete Boat, October 1, 1960.
19 Schiff, Neil
20 Seminole Indians
21 Skin diving, l959.
22 Swamp land and Buffet, July 6, 1970.
Sub-series 1-6:  Advertising
Box Folder Contents
8 1 Allure Shoes
2 American Express, 1957
3 Jack Buckholtz TV promotion
4 Burdines
5 Carolina Mirror, May 31, 1958.
6 David and Dash
7 Eden Roc Draperies, October 9, 1959 and June 9, 1958.
8 Featherock, May 12, 1960.
9 Henderson's Portion Pack, August 21, 1964.
10 Nappy Float
11 Panelfold, October 13, 1958.
12 Personal Touch, June 1971.
13 Rank, Fred T., January 10, 1961.
14 Regal Beer, ca. 1959.
15 Sunstep shoes, November 16, 1954.
16 Sheeran Decorato.
17 Sun Air.
18 Quick Whip.
19 Walker Saussy Adv.
20 Well, Jim. Design Derby Room.
Sub-series 1-7:  Trips
Box Folder Contents
9 1 Andros Island, February 1957
2-3 Fort Pierce
4 Peninsular and Occidental Cruise on SS Florida to Havana, Cuba, including Havana City scenes, ca. 1959 [1951?]
5 Puerto Rico, May 1957
6 Rainbow Springs, April 20, 1953
7 South America -- Colombia, May 9 and 10, 1969
8 South America -- Colombia, May 16 and 18, 1969
9 South America -- Costa Rica -- San Jose, April 22, 1969
10 South America -- Ecuador -- Quito, July 23, 1969
11 South America -- El Salvador, May 1, 1969
12 South America -- Honduras -- Tegucigalpa, Santa Lucia, May 3, 1969
13 South America -- Mexico, April 24, 26 and 28, 1969
14 South America -- Panama, Managua [Nicaragua], May 4, 1969
Sub-series 1-8:  Slides
Box Folder Contents
10 1 American Optical [Miami Heart Institute], October 1963.
2 Cameron, Jack. River House, October 1960
3 Catalina Pools, 1973
4 Horses, 1959
5 Hotel Riviera stereoscopic slides, 1958
6 Miami miscellaneous
7 Ohio Medical Products [Miami Heart Institute]
8 San Souci, March 16, 1950 or April 3, 1950
9 Skin diving, 1959
10 Stereoscopic slides
11 Stylon duplicates, 1959

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Photographic prints arranged by Archives staff, 1946-1969
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subjects created by archives staff in 1987. The majority of the prints depict architectural subjects. None of these prints are identified by owner or architect. This information, however, can be found on most of the corresponding negative envelopes, which are filed according to the Rada number on the back of the print. 3 1/2 linear feet.
Box Folder Contents
1 1 Animals
2 Architecture: details
3 Architecture: models
4 Bahamas
5 Birds
6 Boats: motorboats
7 Boats: sailboats
8 Children
9 Children and animals
10 Churches
11 Columbus Hotel Bahamas room murals
The Columbus Hotel was located on Biscayne Boulevard, downtown Miami.
12 Cuba
13 Exterior: business establishments
14 Exterior: doors, doorways
15 Exterior: dwellings, apartments
16 Exterior: dwellings, houses
2 1-4 Exterior: dwellings, houses
3 1 Exterior: fireplaces, barbecues
2 Exterior: Florida rooms
3 Exterior: furniture
4 Exterior: garden
5 Exterior: hospitals
6 Exterior: hotels
7 Exterior: offices
8 Exterior: patios
9 Exterior: screened patios
10 Exterior: staircases
11 Exterior: verandas
12 Exterior: windows
4 1 Flowers
2 Glassware
3 Holidays: Christmas
4 Hotels: interior
5 Hotels: interior, dining rooms
6 Hotels: interior, lounge
7 Industry
8 Industry construction
9 Interiors: bathrooms
10 Interiors: bedrooms
11 Interiors: bedrooms
5 1 Interiors: business establishments
2 Interiors: child's rooms
3 Interiors: dining rooms
4 Interiors: dining rooms
5 Interiors: doors and doorways
6 Interiors: foyers
7 Interiors: fireplaces
8 Interiors: furniture
6 1 Interiors: garages and carports
2 Interiors: hallways
3 Interiors: kitchens
4 Interiors: kitchens
5 Interiors: libraries and studies
6 Interiors: living rooms
7 Interiors: living rooms
8 Interiors: living rooms
7 1 Interiors: living rooms
2 Interiors: offices
3 Interiors: parlors
4 Interiors: staircases
5 Interiors: windows
6 Landscapes: beaches
7 Landscapes: clouds
8 Landscapes: everglades
9 Landscapes: oceans and bays
10 Landscapes: winter scenes
11 Occupations
12 Plants
13 Palms
14 People
8 1 Photograms
2 Public buildings
3 Schools
4 Swimming pools
5 Trees

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Exhibition Prints
Approximately 150 exhibition prints, kept in the order in which they were found. Prints are of Seminole Indians, architecture, landscapes, people, and business and industry.
Box Folder Contents
1 1-10 Seminole Indians
11 Staircase
12 Corner of house
13 Table on courtyard
14 House on beach
15-16 Starfield (Moby Dick series)
17 Miami Beach house. Architect, William Kittle
18 House by ocean
19 550 Building, Miami no. 1415-5
20 Maule Building
21 House on Beach. Matches no. 14, 12
22 Boys room with model train
23 Miami Beach House. Architect, Igor Polevitzky
24 Interior: living room
25 Interior: chapel
26 Interior: nursing home center
27 Interior: living room
28 Inoculation, Bahamas, ca. 1965
29 Bahamas, ca. 1965
30 Gardener Magazine Flower photos
31 Sign for Annette Rada photography exhibit. Price list, December 1 and 2, 1973
32 Sign Annette Rada photography exhibit
33 Tropical Gardener cover, Havana ad., October 1956
34 Captions for the Seminole Indian series
1 35-37 Pool with frog fountain
2 1 Photographer shooting jalousie window
2 Dog on boat
3 Miami Shores house. Jerome Schilling residence. Architect, Jerome Schilling. Rada number 01013-7
4 Lake house
5 Corner of 550 Building
6 Exterior: staircase
7 Sarasota House. Architect, William Zimmerman. Interiors, James Merrick Smith
8 Sarasota House. Architect, William Zimmerman. Interiors, James Merrick Smith
9 Florida room overlooking lake
10 Bricked veranda with louvered shutters
11 Fort Lauderdale -- William Vaugan house
12 Fort Lauderdale -- William Vaugan house entrance
13 Miami Beach house interior hallway. Architect, William Kittle. Interiors, Contempora
14 Miami Beach house living room. Architect, William Kittle. Interiors, Contempora
15 House exterior
16 Robert Little residence exterior, Miami. Architect, Robert Little
17 Screened porch (small)
18 Screened Patio
3 1 Latania Palm
2 Top half, Latania Palm. Bottom half 550 building
3 Kitchen
4 Screened Porch. Matches box 3-2, no. 17
5 Interior: staircase. Matches box 3-1, no. 19
6 550 Building
7 Miami Beach house exterior. Architect, Igor Polevitzky
8 Miami Beach house exterior. Architect, Igor Polevitzky
9 Screened pool patio
10 Havana Riviera Hotel, Havana Cuba, exterior
11 Miami Beach house exterior. Architect, Igor Polevitzky
12 Sarasota house. Architect, William Zimmerman. Interiors, Phill Hall
13 Bartow, Fla., house exterior. Architect, Weed, Russell, Johnson Assoc.
14 Everglades
15 Boy selling vegetables.
Miami Photographic Society Award of Merit.
16-17 Miami Beach house. Architect, Igor Polevitzky
18 Portrait of a man with glasses
19 Boy selling vegetables
20 Screened pool
21 Church
22 Terrace, Cuba?
23 Herring boned, bricked patio
24 550 Building
25 Table setting
4 1-2 Tampa house. Architect, Mark Hampton
3 Miami Heart Institute. Georgette and Wallace Groves Gallery of Donors
4-5 Miami Heart Institute
6 Half print for Smith Aerial Surveys and Assoc., December 1, 1972
7 House courtyard and sun deck
8 Ocean sunset
9 Hotel on water
10 Pool and house. See also 3-3, no. 18
11 House on beach
12 House with boat garage in central Florida
13-16 Aluminum Window frames natural industrial stacking, May 18, 1950 or 1960. Negative numbers 0.5.18.7, 0.5.18.9, 0.5.18.11, and 0.5.18.12
17 Girl in South America, 1969
18 Partial Wall in South America
19 Partial destroyed roof
20 Boys balancing in South America
21 Gourds
22 Boy leaning against building
23 Mother with child on Back, South America
24 Orchid flower
25 Hillsboro Mile. Architect, William T. Vaugan
26 Office building
27 Shack in Cuba, 1959, by Annette Rada
28 B.W.I. Mission Church, Bahamas, ca. 1965
29 Interior: dining room
5 1 Building under construction
2 Detailed, hand carved, concrete tile
3 Double sided A) under construction, B) finished building
4 Alfred Destin Co.
5 Limestone pit
6-7 Gravel piles
8-9 Public Gas Co.
10-11 Window plant
12 Gravel pits
13 In the beginning ...
14 Window plant
15-16 Interior: Bedroom
17 House through trees
18 San Souci
19-20 Lane Bryant
21 Patio table
22 Back of house
23 Golden strand
24 Apartment complex
25 Jerome Schilling house at night
26 Chandler house entrance
27-28 Interior: living room
29 Interior: kitchen
30 Interior: kitchen pantry
31 Swimming pool
32 Interior: Kaplan house
33-34 Swimming pool
35 Interior: dining room
36 Exterior house
37 Interior: living room
38 Exterior house
39 Interior: living room
40 Interior: hallway
41 Swimming pool
42 Office
43 Interior: living room
44 Dade County Library
45 Screened patio
46-47 Screened pool
48 Florida Room
49 Interior: living Room
50 Home bar
51 Exterior house
52 Interior: hallway
53 Exterior house

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Magazine Articles and Brochures, 1950-1974
Clipped photographs and magazines, hotel brochures, fiscal reports, and other published material. Most items are illustrated with Rada photographs. Arranged alphabetically by title of magazine and then chronologically. 1.5 linear feet.
Box Folder Contents
1 1 "Florida Cottages. " In The American Home, February.
2 "Dorr's Pond." In The American Home, August 1953
3 "Antiques Are At Home In This Modern World." In The American Home, May 1954
4 "Ribbon Glass." In The American Home, July 1954
5 "Best House for the Money in Florida." In The American Home, February 1959
6 American Express Co. Annual Report, 1957
7 Audubon House Brochure
8 Better Homes and Gardens Home Furnishing Ideas, Fall 1957
9 Blair house apartment brochure
10 "Window Dressing" Burdines. In Family Circle, November 1959
11 Boca Raton Sun And Surf Club brochure
12 "The Need for Privacy in Our Residential Designs." Buildorama Blueprint, May 15, 1961
13 The Columbus Hotel brochure
14 Coral Gables brochure
15 First National Bank of Miami Joint Ownership pamphlet
16 First National Bank of Miami Annual Report, 1954
17 First National Bank of Miami Annual Report, 1955
18 First National Bank of Miami Annual Report, 1956
19 Florida Architecture, 1950
20 Florida Architecture, 1952
21 Florida Architecture
22 Walker, Saussy Adv. Artwork
23 Miami Herald House and Home section -- Arthur Blank home, December 9, 1962
24 Miami Herald Home section -- Chambers home, December 24, 1967
2 1 "The Decorative Valance." In Good Housekeeping, October 1952
2 Havana Riviera, Hotel Havana, Cuba, brochure
3 Henderson Portion Pack brochure
4 Heller House. In House and Garden, July 1950
5 Louver doors. In House and Garden, June 1951
6 Kaplon, Petrikat, Walker House. In House and Garden, August 1951
7 House and Garden, November 1951
8 House and Garden Book of Building, 1952
9 Wylie Home. In House and Garden, March 1952
10 House and Garden, June 1952
11 Prentice Home In House and Garden, May 1953
12 "Gardens in a Winter Paradise." In House and Garden, December 1953
13 House and Garden Book of Building, l954
14 Hampton House. In House and Garden, January 1954
15 House and Garden, February 1954
16 House and Garden, December 1954
17 House and Garden, April 1, 1955
18 "Cuba." In House and Garden, May 1955
19 House and Garden, July 1955
20 Miller House. In House and Garden, February 1956
21 House and Garden Book of Building, Fall-Winter 1956
22 House and Garden Remodeling Guide, Fall 1967
23 House and Home, March 1960
24 Isleway, Key Biscayne, brochure
25 Key Biscayne Hotels and Villas brochure
26 Key Colony, Key Biscayne, brochure
27 "Living with Flowers," August 1954
28 "Havana the City" ad. In Look Magazine, December 8, 1959
29 Nikon World, v. 1, no. 1, 1967
30 Nikon World, v. 1, no. 2, 1967
31 Nikon World, v. 2, no. 1, 1968
32 Nikon World, v. 2, no. 2, 1968
33 Perfect Home, January 1974
34 Compact Kitchen. In McCall's, March 1958
35 Philbrok Art Center brochure, 1951
36 Richard Plummer Interior Decorator brochure
37 Popular Photography, March 1959
38 Redwood News, Summer 1958 through Number 1 1961
39 Santa Claus Letter brochure
40 Dunning Home. In Town and Country, January 1957
41 Unknown magazine pictures
42 Woman's Home Companion, January 1957
43 Yankee Clipper, Ft. Lauderdale, brochure
Papers
Box Folder Contents
1 1 Postcards
2 Tropical Living and [Miami] Herald Photolog, 1952-1958
3 Journal, 1959-1961
4 Rudi Rada Memorial Book, July 26, 1961
2 1 Henry Street negative album, ca. 1946
2-3 Annette Rada negative albums

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Negatives Filed According to the Rada System,
2x2, 4x5, and 5x7 negatives arranged by size and numerically according to Rada's numbering system. 6 linear feet.
Rada based his negative numbers upon the date of the photo shoot. Take for example the negative number 0.1.6-1. The first number represents the last number of the year (0 = 1950). The second number represents the month (1 = January). The third number is the day of the month. The fourth number is the consecutive number shot that day. Thus, 0.1.6-1 becomes 1950-1-6-1, or the first picture taken on January 6, 1950.
To further complicate matters, Rada called all negatives that were not used for publication "dupes" or duplicates. Some of these dupes are same or similar views shot at different exposures, but many are unique views and not duplicates at all.
Access to negatives is restricted.
Drawer   Contents
1 2x2 and 4x5 negatives -- 0.1.6 to 9.10.5-3
2 2x2 and 4x5 negatives -- 9.10.15-1 to 64.6.15-12
3 5x7 negatives -- 0.2.15-1 to 1.12.6-7
4 5x7 negatives -- 2.1.26-1 to 3.2.3-12
5 5x7 negatives -- 3.2.4-1 to 3.8.14-13
6 5x7 negatives -- 3.8.18-1 to 4.4.9-18
7 5x7 negatives -- 4.4.11-1 to 4.12.8-10
8 5x7 negatives -- 4.12.9-1 to 6.2.1-8
9 5x7 negatives -- 6.2.8-1 to 8.2.5-3
10 5x7 negatives -- 8.2.6-1 to 67.2.1-7

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Negatives Filed According to HMSF’s Numbering System
Box   Contents
1 5x7 negatives with prints -- 1976-195-905-1761, 1976-199-203-2124 to 1976-201-2-128
2 5x7 negatives without prints -- 1976-199-208-2126 to 1976-201-1-246
3 5x7 negatives without prints -- 1976-201-247 to 573
4 2x2 and 4x5 negatives with prints -- 1976-199-1 to 1268
5 2x2 and 4x5 negatives with prints -- 1976-199-1269 to 2637
6 2x2 and 4x5 negatives without prints -- 1976-199-295 to 2390
7 2x2 and 4x5 negatives without prints -- 1976-199-2420 to 2648
8 35mm negatives with prints -- 1976-199-45 to 2116 to 1976-200-1 to 174
9 35mm negatives without prints -- 1976-199-155 - 1432 to 1976-200-74 to 193
8-1 35mm negatives with prints -- 1976-195-86 to 1604
8-2 35mm negatives without prints -- 1976-195-91 to 1029
8-3 2x2 and 4x5 negatives with prints -- 1976-195-2 to 1552
8-4 2x2 and 4x5 negatives without prints -- 1976-195-69 to 1707
8-5 5x7 negatives without prints -- 1976-195-308 to 1902

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Color Transparencies
    Arranged alphabetically by subject (Rada's headings). Most are advertising or architectural transparencies. Many list owner and or architect. Some transparencies are mounted. 3 1/2 linear feet.
Box Folder Contents
1 1 Central America
2 Mount Olive Baptist Church
3-6 South America, 1969
6-7 Miscellaneous mounted color transparencies
8 Derby Design or Furniture showroom Maybe James Merrick Smith. 8x10 color transparencies. 1976-195-1888 to -1898
2 Advertising
Air Bouquet - Regal Beer
3 Advertising
Regal Beer - Yankee Clipper
Beach Scenes
Christmas
Columbus Hotel
Color Miscellaneous
Exteriors
Exteriors: entrances
Exteriors: patios
4 Exteriors: pools and barbecues
F.P.G.
Havana Riviera
Interiors
Interiors: bedrooms
Interiors: children's rooms
Interiors: dressing rooms and bathrooms
Interiors: dining areas
Interiors: kitchens
5 Interiors: living rooms
Interiors: television and fireplaces
Magazines
Motels and Apartments
People
Plants and Flowers
Private Residences -- Alleman - Cowles
6 Private Residences -- Dettman - Zugalkg
Public Buildings
Residential Scenes
Subdivisions and Builders
Trips

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