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Caldwell, John Waldrop.
Florida aflame : a historical drama of the Seminoles : typescript (mimeographed), 1953.
ca. 100 leaves.
MS Box 20

Caldwell, Russell, collector.
Papers relating to the 1933 Roosevelt assassination attempt, 1933-1965.
3 folders.
Clippings from Miami area newspapers, telegrams, invitation to Roosevelt's inauguration, resolutions of sympathy from the City of Miami and from the State of New Mexico, correspondence, especially from the Odd Fellows, are all related to the attempted assassination of President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt by Giuseppi Zangara in Bayfront Park, Miami. Also included is the May 1933 issue of "Startling Detective Adventures," containing an article entitled "I Kill all Presidents" [a quote from Zangara].
Russell Caldwell, a 22 year old Coconut Grove resident, was one of the five persons injured when Giuseppi Zangara fired five shots into the crowd listening to President Roosevelt.
Gift of Russell Caldwell, 1975.
Related artifact in the Objects Collection.
MS Box 40

Camp, Vaughan.
North Miami : 50 years of challenge and change : typescript (photocopy), 1976.
265 leaves.
In two folders.
A narrative history of the City of North Miami from pioneer days until its 50th anniversary in 1976.
The City of North Miami commissioned this history.
MS Box 16

Caplinger, Richard, collector.
School memorabilia and Florida driver's license, 1927-1951.
6 items.
Most items are in the name of Thomas Lee Griffin. Schools include Coconut Grove and Coral Gables elementary, and Ponce de Leon High.
Gift of Richard Caplinger, 1986.
MS Box 28

Carnahan, R. Leland, collector.
V-mail service letters to R. Leland Carnahan, 1944.
2 items.
V-mail: during World War II some mail was microfilmed and then recopied on paper when it reached its destination.
MS Box 1

Carpenter, Hattie.
Hurricanes at Key West and Miami : photograph albums, 1909-1926.
2 albums (48 photographic prints).
One album contains snapshots of damage from the 1909 hurricane that hit Key West. The other album contains snapshots of Brickell Avenue and environs after the 1926 hurricane.
Photo albums. Box 12

Carpenter, Hattie Harrison.
Hattie Carpenter papers, 1903-1951.
32 items.
Family papers including correspondence, especially with the Berg family, financial documents, and a 1923 Miami Womans Club history and program book.
Hattie Carpenter was an original faculty member of Miami High School. She later became a journalist and associate editor for the Miami Metropolis.
MS Box 20

Carr, Robert S.
Salvage excavations at two prehistoric cemeteries in Dade County : typescript, 1981.
4 leaves.
Report on Da1082, the Atlantis site, adjacent to Silver Bluff; and the Flagami site, Da1053, on a tree island approximately nine miles west of Biscayne Bay.
Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, May 1, 1981, Winter Park, Florida.
MS Box 37

Carr, Robert S.
Dade County archaeological survey : interim report : typescript, 1980 March.
17, [10] leaves.
Report of the work done by the survey from its inception in August 1978 until December 1980.
The survey inventoried archaeological sites in Dade County.
Unnumbered Appendix includes site data forms.
MS Box 10

Carr, Robert S.
An Archaeological and historical survey of the site 14 replacement airport and its proposed access corridors, Dade County, Florida : typescript, 1979 August 15.
110 leaves.
Survey locates, describes and assesses 11 archaeological and historical sites within the proposed project area.
"Performed under contract with: Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff for the Federal Aviation Administration."
Gift of Robert S. Carr.
MS Box 20

Carr, Robert S., collector.
Papers, primarily on archaeology, 1970s-1980s.
4 cubic ft.
Correspondence, pamphlets, maps, newspaper clippings and articles pertain to archaeology and history of the Florida and the Caribbean. Includes drafts of articles by various authors submitted to The Florida Anthropologist and related correspondence; and miscellaneous records and correspondence for several organizations. In the folder headed Dolphin Center, 1985, is material relating to the Joe Robbie Stadium.
Archaeologist for Metro-Dade County. Editor of the Florida Anthropologist, professional journal of the Florida Anthropological Society.
Preliminary container list available in repository.
An ongoing collection donated by Robert Carr.
M32G, M33A

Carson, Ruby Leach.
Correspondence, 1941.
4 items.
Collection includes Carson's request to the University of Miami for leave of absence from teaching Florida History, and their response, both dated 1941; and her typed signed letter to Mr. Merrick notifying him of a change of address.
MS Box 37

Casa Casuarina Apartments (Miami Beach, Fla.)
Casa Casuarina and Hubbell family scrapbook, 1928-1949.
1 v. ; 41 x 30 cm.
Photographic prints and newspaper clippings document the construction of Casa Casuarina Apartments, 1116 Ocean Drive, in 1930. Its general contractor was Willard Hubbell, and this scrapbook is also a Hubbell family album. There are many prints of his daughter Rosemary's childhood; material on his father, Henry Salem Hubbell, well-known portrait painter; clippings on Willard Hubbell's fruit and vegetable farming under cloth greenhouses, and a 1946 brochure of the Riddle Inter-American Institute, when he was its Dean. Photographic print backgrounds include a variety of Miami Beach and Coconut Grove houses, including David Fairchild's Kampong and Marjory Stoneman Douglas' home.
Casa Casuarina was financed by Alden Freeman for the Boulton family, designed by Henry LaPointe and built by Hubbell & Hubbell in 1930, when precious little construction was taking place on Miami Beach. It was patterned after the Alcazar de Colon in Santo Domingo. Located at 1114 Ocean Drive in the Miami Beach Art Deco District, it is now (1993) known as the Amsterdam Palace.
Willard Hubbell, who trained as a mechanical engineer had moved to Miami in 1924-25. Finding little engineering work, he turned to general contracting and fruit and vegetable farming. Among the homes he built was Fairchild's Kampong, and he completed Marjory Stoneman Douglas' home after the 1926 hurricane.
Gift of Rosemary Hubbell Wirkus.
See also entry under Hubbell family papers, and the Hubbell folder in the Newspaper Clippings file.

Casa Loma Hotel.
Share certificate, floor plan and list of bond holders, 1927.
4 items.
Stock certificate for 639 shares, made out to R. B. McLendon, signed Eunice Merrick by H. Reade Anderson and dated 1927 June 11; on sheet of room plans and a two-page list of Casa Loma bond holders.
The McLendon family built and owned the Casa Loma Hotel, which was close to the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
MS Box 41

Catlow, Patty Munroe.
School composition book, 1909-1910.
1 v.
Child's school notebook headed "Second Level" includes hand- written notes on history, art, and penmanship exercises.
Patty Munroe, daughter of a noted Coconut Grove pioneer family, was born in 1900. Her parents decided to educate her at home; she was enrolled in correspondence courses at the time this notebook was created. Later on she attended Coconut Grove School and Miss Harris' School. (See Season of Innocence, by Deborah A. Coulombe and Herbert L. Hiller, Pickering Press, 1988).
Gift of Patty Munroe Catlow, 1985.
MS Box 27

Catlow, Patty Munroe.
The Tea Chest, Coconut Grove : papers, 1920-1923.
40 items.
Folder headings: Tea Chest correspondence [2 folders]. Correspondence: Alice Foote MacDougall. - Cowan Pottery Studio. - Fairchild, Marion [one item] - Loughhead & Co. - McCutcheon, F. K. - Simmons, Harriet Austen. - Shakers. - Guest book.
Correspondence, invoices and guest book pertain to a Coconut Grove tea room and gift shop of the early 1920s. Material reflects a wide variety of items for the shop, many hand-crafted, and includes letters from the United Society of Shakers, Cowan Pottery, and enterprises run by women across the country, as well as invoices from Miami area businesses.
Patty Munroe and Alice Ayars were in their early 20s when they operated The Tea Chest. Their tea room and gift shop on Main Highway in Coconut Grove was open from 1921 to 1923. The building "exists today as the front part of the Taurus restaurant." (Season of Innocence, by Deborah A. Colombo and Herbert L. Hiller, Pickering Press, 1988).
Gift of Patty Munroe Catlow, 1985.
MS Box 27

Centrust Federal Savings Bank.
Centrust Federal Savings Bank records pertaining to bank failure, 1989-1990.
1 cubic ft.
Memos, reports and other documents from the office of Thrift Supervision, which oversaw the government's takeover of the bank's operation. Also included is a newspaper clipping file detailing the problems that led to the bank's failure.
Centrust organized as Dade Federal Savings and Loan in 1934. Purchased in 1983 by David Paul and renamed Centrust Federal Savings Bank. Heavy investments in real estate and junk bonds along with other irregularities resulted in the bank's failure and take over by federal and state regulators. In February 1990, it was purchased by Great Western Bank.
Inventory in the repository.
Gift of Jacqueline Greenberg, 1993.

Chandler, Flora.
Silver Palm School composition book and paper dolls, 1908.
1 v.
Composition book with spelling, grammar, history, geography, etc. Pages are folded lengthwise and hold cut-out paper dolls in the crease.
Gift of Jean Taylor, 1985.
MS Box 31

Chapman, Arthur.
The Gateway to paradise : the port of Miami, 1893-1993 : typescript (photocopy), 1993.
30 leaves.
Examines the history and development of the Port of Miami from its beginnings to 1983 when it became a major cargo port and base for cruise ships. Outlines dredging activities, construction of cargo facilities and the creation of Dodge Island Seaport; the growth of the cruise ship industry and the roles played by F. Leslie Fraser and Norwegian Caribbean Lines in this growth.
Gift of Arthur Chapman, 1994.
M91D [Chapman, Arthur - Port of Miami]

Chapman, Arthur.
The beginnings of telephone history in Miami : typescript and photocopies, 1980s?
ca. 80 leaves.
Outline of the history of the Miami Telephone Company to its acquisition by Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1924. Includes the author's notes and photocopies of source materials.
Gift of Arthur Chapman, 1994.
MS Box 55

Chapman, Arthur, collector.
Port of Miami : photographic prints, 1920-1990.
178 items.
Aerials and other views of the Port of Miami. Includes images of port construction, cargo holding facilities, cruise and cargo ships and port personnel.
Gift of Arthur Chapman, 1994.

Chapman, Arthur, collector.
Port of Miami, 1924-1992.
2 folders (ca. 20 items).
Annual reports and newspaper clippings pertaining to Port activities. Some clippings refer to the seaport that was proposed for Card Sound in South Dade.
Gift of Arthur Chapman, 1994.
Ongoing donation by the donor of his research and publications pertaining to the Port of Miami.

Chardon, Roland.
Papers on southeast Florida historical geography, 1975-1985.
9 linear ft.
Arranged in the following series: 1. Miscellaneous material. -- 2. Correspondence. -- 3. Research. -- 4. Photographic prints. -- 5. Maps. Research series is divided into the following sub-series: 1. Bibliography. -- 2. Chronological files. -- 3. History. -- 4. Physical geography.
Research materials and reproductions of maps pertaining to the historical geography of Biscayne Bay and adjacent parts of Dade County. Collection includes photocopies of articles from many sources, 1513-1985.
Geographer. Chardon taught at the University of Miami, 1975-1985, during which he focused his research upon Biscayne Bay.
Inventory in the repository.
Gift of Roland Chardon, 1986.
M90D-F, R1C-E

Chase, C. W., collector.
Glass stereoscopic slides, 1910-1921.
59 items : 1.5 x 4 in.
Views of the Mallory Ship Line, Miami Beach, Key West, Big Pine Key, automobiles and fishing.
Images were probably taken and organized by C. W. (Pete) Chase, who worked in Key West as Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. In 1921, Chase came to Miami Beach to work with developer Carl Fisher, eventually becoming sales manager of Fisher's realty company.
Gift of Connie Bischoff, 1994.

Civil War muster roll of Florida soldiers imprisoned in Fort Delaware Papers ,1861-1949.
14 items
Positive and negative photocopies of a "List of Florida Soldiers Imprisoned at Fort Delaware during the Civil War;" typed transcript of a muster roll with notes from Company B, (Alachua Guards), 2nd Florida Infantry; another typed transcript of a briefer muster roll for Company B, 2nd Florida Infantry. Also includes a descriptive historical note on the lists, and correspondence relating to copies of the lists being provided to Florida historical societies in 1948 and 1949.
"The owner of the muster roll was commissioned a lieutenant on the field at Gettysburg and later captured in that battle. . . . This roll was used by Confederate soldier Alexander Calvin Martin to muster his fellow Florida prisoners for their rations, twice daily, at Ft. Delaware."
Copies provided by Mrs. Lucius Albert Jones to Gaines Wilson, Historical Association of Southern Florida, 1948.
MS Box 34

Civilian and military life around Lake Okeechobee, 1941-1943.
213 photographic prints ; 4 x 5 in.
Views of Blacks and Whites at work and play in Pahokee, Belle Glade, and Canal Point (Palm Beach County). Pictures of White adults include military life at Camp Everglades, portraits, bicycling, and recreational boating. White children include high school students, Boy Scouts, and a Halloween party. Civil defense views show Blacks and Whites (e.g., Red Cross, scrap drive, registration for war ration books). Views of Blacks include Bahamian agricultural workers and jook joints. Landscapes portray sugar cane fields, canals, palms, and clouds. Detailed captions record names, places, and dates.
Unidentified photographer. Apparently a professional, he used a Speed Graphic camera and appears in several photographs, gazing at a map of the Pacific Ocean.
During World War II, Bahamian migrant workers helped mitigate the need for unskilled labor. They picked vegetables (in these pictures, beans) and cut sugar cane.
Photographs of Blacks published in: Cantrell, Brent. Black Daily Life in Northwestern Palm Beach County. South Florida History Magazine, v. 21, no. 2 (Spring/Summer 1993).

Civitan Club of Miami (Fla.)
Records and scrapbook, 1930s-1981.
2 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Records are arranged by type in folders; scrapbook items are in rough chronological order (some loose items).
Records include a brief history of the club, correspondence, minutes of 1964-1965, and volumes 48-56 (1970 May - 1977 September) of the club newsletter. There are also ledger pages for the 1970 scholarship fund. Scrapbook items start in the late 1940s. They include membership directories, minutes, convention programs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.
Miami Civitan was given its charter (No. 23) in 1921. In the aftermath of the real estate collapse and the 1926 hurricane the Club organized "Sunbeams and Shadows," a relief program coordinated with radio station WQAM, who donated free air time. Civitan members manned telephones at the station and received both donations and requests for aid. Miami Civitan has supported the work of many local institutions: Sunland Training Center, Salvation Army, youth service agencies, and worked with high school Civitan groups, sponsoring a college scholarship program.
Gift of William Pabrey, 1985.

Clark, Juan M.
The Cuban exodus : its background, evolution and characteristics in the U.S. and its impact on South Florida : typescript, 1978?
36 leaves.
Research paper.
Gift of Juan M. Clark, 1979.
MS Box 33

Clark, Susan.
Farming the rockland of South Florida : typescript (photocopy) and photographic prints, ca. 1985.
Typescript: 19 leaves.
Photographic prints: 37 items.
History of the produce farmers of south Dade County. Material is based in part on recollections by pioneer Homestead farmers, including the author's grandfather, George W. Smith, and her father, George Ledford.
MS Box 33

Clark, Susan Howe.
Coral Gables and Coconut Grove scrapbooks, 1930s-1943.
3 v.
Two scrapbooks hold newspaper clippings and magazine articles written by Susan Howe Clark, as well as correspondence relating to the articles. Many are on Miami area businesses, written for trade journals such as The Cannery, New South Baker, Progressive Grocer, etc. They give a clear picture of aspects of local enterprise. A third scrapbook is stamped Howard Russell Clark, and is partly filled with newspaper clippings covering activities of Coral Gables students at the University of Florida in 1938.
Susan Clark wrote society news columns and feature articles on local businesses. She married Walter Clark sometime prior to 1934. In the early 1930s she wrote society news for local and northern newspapers, and by 1935 had begun writing feature stories on Miami businesses and South Dade farming. She lived in Coconut Grove and her social columns are primarily on Coconut Grove and Coral Gables residents and visitors.
Gift of Arva Moore Parks, 1988.

Clemons, Fannie.
Diary and scrapbooks, 1909-1920s.
Diary: 2ll p.
Scrapbooks: 2 v.
Diary is a lively and detailed account of a young girl's life in early Miami. Scrapbooks are unarranged: one holds pictures clipped from magazines and some photographic prints; the other has loose material including poetry by Fannie Clemons and typed transcripts of letters with genealogical information on the Buswell and related families.
Gift of Ruth D. Corson, 1984.
Parts of the diary have been reproduced in the book by Thelma Peters, Miami, 1909 (Miami: Banyan Books, 1984).
MS Box 26, M89B

Coates, P. J.
Cuba during and after the War : photograph album, 1898.
1 album (140 photographic prints).
Photographic prints of U.S. soldiers and Cuban residents in the streets and countryside. Includes views of Colon cemetery, Old Havana, fortifications at Havana and Matanzas, U.S. military encampments, tobacco fields and Coates with his camera.
Photographer. P. J. Coates worked in Miami, 1896-1898, then went to Cuba to photograph events related to the Spanish American War.

Coconut Grove and Silver Bluff tax roll index : manuscript, 1922-1925.
9 leaves.
Handwritten lists for 1992, 1924, and 1925 have names of subdivisions and major property holders.
MS Box 41

Coconut Grove Playhouse (Miami, Fla.)
Playbills for the Coconut Grove Playhouse, 1980-1984.
ca. 40 items.
Playbills are arranged chronologically, followed by promotional material.
Playbills for five seasons, when Coconut Grove Playhouse was part of the Player's State Theater.

Coconut Grove real estate scrapbook, 1923-1924.
1 v. ; 45 x 30 cm.
Clippings and promotional material for Entrada Park and Coconut Grove Park, two residential developments marketed by Hugh M. Matheson and the Sunshine Fruits Company. Collection also includes some cards for lot owners in Coconut Grove Park, Plymouth Court, Rhodes New Biscayne subdivisions, and a few newspaper sale notices for individual homes on Ingraham Highway.
In 1911 F. C. Bush and Walter C. DeGarmo formed the Coconut Grove Development Company and subdivided Coconut Grove Park. It encompassed a large tract of land south of the village between what is now Douglas Road and Main Highway. In 1912 the Sunshine Fruit Company filed a plat for the Bayview Road Subdivision ... Within a few years, there were a number of cottages erected on this street, mostly by employees of the Sunshine Fruit Company.[This company] was founded in 1910 by H. de B. Justison to manage the groves of absentee owners. They soon became involved in real estate and after Bayview Road, subdivided ... a number of other residential areas in Coconut Grove. The company also opened the Sunshine Inn and cottages as a hotel for prospective clients, but soon found themselves catering to Northern tourists. [Taken from the book, From Wilderness to Metropolis, 2nd ed.]

Coconut Grove (?) resident diary, 1908.
1 v. ; 15 cm.
Details of daily living and weather records kept by a woman living an hour's walk south of Miami in 1907. Her home is described as "Carenought" on "Sue's five acres" near a creek.
Gift of Ada-Mae Orshan.
MS Box 51

Coleman, W. F.
Papers relating to Black housing in Brownsville, 1950s.
9 items.
Miami Times issue for April 12, 1958; county housing report forms and instructions; two detailed block surveys (N.W. 22 St. and 30 Avenue, Miami; N.W. 21 Terr. and 29 Ave., Miami); 3 blueprints of the Melrose and Brownsville neighborhoods between N.W. 27 and 37 Avenues.
W. F. Coleman worked as an inspector for Dade County's Planning, Zoning and Building Department.
Gift of W. F. Coleman, 1986.
MS Box 32

Collins, John S.
Letters to George F. Cook Co., 1912-1939 (bulk 1912-1914).
20 items.
Letters pertain to the building of the Collins Bridge (Bay Biscayne viaduct). Also included is a typed sheet of specification for the Bay Biscayne Viaduct.
John Collins contracted with the George F. Cook Company to build a causeway connecting Miami Beach with the mainland. When Collins funds ran short, Carl Fisher provided the financing to complete the causeway, which opened in June 1913.
Gift of Mrs. Jane Cook Ross, 1975.
MS Box 38

Collins, John S., 1837-1928.
Scrapbooks on Miami Beach, 1923-1940.
3 v.
Clippings about Miami Beach and about the Collins and Pancoast families. Two of these scrapbooks may well have been compiled at least in part by Collins; part of the second and all of the third were made after his death. A green scrapbook headed History Miami Beach has news clippings from 1923 to 1927 about a variety of local topics; there is a partial index at the front. A black scrapbook with pasted-on label: In Memory of John S. Collins also has clippings from the 1920s about Miami Beach. It ends with Collins' obituary notices. A partly filled black scrapbook has 1933-1938 clippings about Collins, Miami Beach, and members of the Pancoast family.
John S. Collins was born in Moorestown, N.J., on 1837 December 29, and for much of his life grew fruit in that area. After investing in a failed coconut growing project, he came to Miami in the 1890s, saw the possibilities, and in 1907 purchased land on a long barrier island off the coast. His son in law Thomas Pancoast came in 1911, and also became involved in Collins' efforts, which had started with an avocado farm but aimed at the development of a resort area. Collins' attempt to build a bridge to the mainland was successful after he met and persuaded millionaire Carl Fisher to invest in the project; Collins, Fisher and Pancoast then joined to promote Miami Beach. Collins was 91 when he died in 1928, widely recognized as the "Father of Miami Beach."

Combs, Paschal Reese.
Miami High School diploma and commencement program, 1911 May 14.
Diploma: 1 leaf ; 40 x 52 cm.
Commencement program: 1 item ; 12 x 27 cm. folded
Diploma with signatures of principal and all seven members of Miami High School's faculty, identified by subject; signatures of two Trustees, three members of the Board of Public Instruction and of the Superintendent of Schools. Program of commencement exercises, held at the Presbyterian Church, lists graduates who participated in the program.
This large handsome diploma with its many signatures is a record of the faculty and studies of the time, and clearly shows the value the young Miami community placed on a high school education.
Gift of Jacqueline Biggane, 1981.
MS Box 43 (oversize)

Combs, Walter H.
School and friendship book, 1918.
1 v. ; 26 cm.
Commercially produced memory album (Reilly & Britton Co., 1916), partly filled out, with autographs, inserted gift card, and handwritten notes.
Gift of Charise Amidon, 1986.
MS Box 31

Comras-Simonet, R.
School report cards and memorabilia, 1945-1951.
7 items.
Items from Central Beach Elementary, Ida M. Fisher Junior High, and Miami Beach Senior High schools.
Gift of R. Comras-Simonet, 1986.
MS Box 28

Conde, Mary Concepcion.
Warranty deed for property at Whitehead & Southard Sts. (Key West) : deed, 1881.
2 leaves.
Deed conveys title of land from Mary Conde to Elizabeth M. Conde.
Gift of Jeanne D. Harper, 1993.
MS Box 19

Conklin family.
Papers, 1907-1974.
1 folder.
1907 diary by Oscar T. Conklin, transcribed with omissions by his daughter Dallas Mercier Conklin in 1974; a biographical sketch of his life, and photocopied excerpts from F. W. DeCroix's Historical, progressive review ... of Miami and Fort Lauderdale ... [1911].
Oscar T. Conklin and Edith H. Mercier were married in Miami June 11, 1905. His 1907 diary as excerpted by his daughter records the life of a young husband and father--with a fine voice: he lists a number of occasions where he sang solos, including one at Royal Palm Hotel in front of 1200 persons. He was also a journalist who came to Florida to work for the Florida East Coast Hotel Company, later moving to the Miami Herald, where by 1911 he was general manager.
MS Box 14

Connelly, Flora Hill.
Early days in the Homestead country : typescript (photocopy), 1905-1917.
6 leaves.
First person account by the sister of Will Anderson (Anderson's Corners) of her experiences as a pioneer settler in the Redland area of south Dade County.
Location of original not established.
MS Box 20

Continental - Eastern Airlines boycott stamp on dollar bill, 1989?
1 item.
Text in red ink reads: Don't fly Continental or Eastern Airlines Lorenzo.
Eastern Airlines flight attendants, pilots, and mechanics went on strike in 1989. Frank Lorenzo ran Continental and Eastern at the time. The airline ceased operations in 1991.
Gift of John d'Agostino, 1993.
MS Box 53

Cooper, Stanley, collector.
Stan Cooper collection, 1870-1938 (bulk 1870-1920).
7,160 items.
Related artifacts are located in the Objects Collection.
Papers, visual materials, and ephemera pertaining to Coconut Grove, Key West, and Miami. Contains papers of Hattie Carpenter and the Brickell, Pecan, and Sawyer families. 1909 diary by Norman J. Munroe covers his travels in Florida and the Bahamas. Other materials pertain to Blacks in Coconut Grove, the FEC, Housekeepers Club, hurricanes, and Seminoles.
Partial finding aid in repository.
M72, M73

Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board.
Minutes, 1978-1980.
ca. 100 leaves ; 33 cm.
Minutes include discussion of the restoration of the Biltmore by Fernandino, Grafton, Spillis and Candela; various aspects of the Venetian Pool, the restoration of Coral Gables House, and the placing of land mark plaques around the city.
MS Box 34

Coral Gables Times Guide.
Photographic prints, 1950-1979.
11 linear ft.
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
Photographs used by the newspaper. Views of people, places, clubs, organizations and non-criminal events in Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, and Dade County.
Weekly community newspaper. Ceased publication when Neighbors South began in 1980.
Inventory in the repository.
Gift of Neighbors South, 1980.

Corlett, Edward.
Correspondence concerning conditions at Seminole Indian village, 1946 March.
2 items.
Letter from a woman journalist describing the beating of a child at the tourist attraction Seminole Indian Village; and copy of response from O. C. White, who was involved in the requested investigation.
Gift of Edward S. Corlett, 1990.

Cormack, Elroy C.
Papers of Elroy Cormack, 1972-1974.
2 items.
Collection has genealogical information on the Cormack and Nellis families and one page of notes on Miami Shores area history.
The Cormacks settled in what is now Miami Shores in 1911.
MS Box 14

Cornell, Lynn Grady, collector.
South Florida and Havana photographs, 1909-1923.
3 albums (ca. 150 photographic prints).
Travel snapshots of South Florida and Havana (Cuba), with captions and dated 1909, 1911, 1912, 1920 and 1923. Southwest Florida views include Everglades City, Chokoluskee, Shark River, Turner River, Deep Lake, Harney River, Caxambas, Marco, the Ed Watson place, air plants, a mangrove bark factory (made tannic acid), Sand Fly Pass, and Rabbit Key.
Florida Keys views include Key Largo, Caesar's Creek, Long Key Fishing Camp, Knight Key, Marathon, Bahia Honda, and Grassy Key. Dade County views include Miami, Coconut Grove, and Miami Beach. One picture shows a bear climbing a pole in downtown Miami. Havana views include fortifications, streets, Miramar, and sugar stalks on carts. Boating views include sea sickness, shark fishing, and a sponge boat. Other views are of Ft. Lauderdale, Daytona, St. Augustine, and Jacksonville.
Album was apparently compiled after traveling by rail and boat along the east coast of Florida to Miami, the Florida Keys, southwest Florida, and Havana, Cuba.
Gift of Lynn Grady Cornell, 1994.

Correspondence pertaining to Henry Flagler, 1960-1962.
2 items.
Letter from Jean Flagler Gonzalez on the subject of her grandfather Henry M. Flagler's birthplace; letter from Albert B. Moseley of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum pertaining to important dates in Flagler's life.
MS Box 37

Corse, Carita Doggett.
Florida antiques : typescript, 1945.
10 leaves.
Describes individual artifacts, primarily of European origin, and relates their history to events in Florida history.
MS Box 37

Coutermarsh, Henry W.
Passport issued by the Legation of the United States of America at Habana, Cuba, 1921 January 26.
1 item ; 30 cm.
Gift of Margery Hilliard, 1989.
MS Box 47

Craig, J. W.
Letter from a soldier stationed at Fort Barrancas, Fla., 1863 June 19.
1 p.
Written to his wife and children: "most of our mailes has to go to New Orleans before we get them... I wish the war was over so that I could come home..."
In 1863 Union forces controlled Fort Barrancas, near Pensacola.
MS Box 37

Crandon, Charles H., 1886- .
Papers, 1926-1975.
Papers: 2 folders.
Scrapbooks: 3 v.
Correspondence, speeches, clippings, campaign material, photographic prints, brochures, and programs reflect Crandon's activities and interests as a Dade County commissioner, sponsor of the Miami Civic Music Association, and lover of nature. Two large scrapbooks, covering the years 1942-1950, contain material on county matters, especially parks and health services; the expansion of the airport; Miami Civic Music activities, Crandon himself, and his family. There are a number of private and public testimonials given at his retirement from the county commission. A third smaller scrapbook (1962-1970s) concentrates on the "Crandon amendments" to the Metro charter in 1962. Two folders, housed separately, have letters from constituents and material from his 1932 campaign for election as commissioner from District I. Correspondence includes a 1948 ALS from Philip Wylie on the Key Biscayne railroad and a 1942 ALS from David Fairchild on Crandon's recovery from a serious illness.
Charles H. Crandon was born in Acushnet, Mass., on 1886 November 16. His family were Quaker farmers; at 11 he played the church organ. In 1917 he came to Miami, where he founded the Crandon Wholesale Drug Company. He was elected commissioner for District 1 in 1929, serving for 20 years. He was instrumental in creating the county park system-- Crandon Park on Key Biscayne was named for him. He also pushed for the creation of the county's health department. Active in Miami Civic Music Association from 1936, he sponsored the building of the Dade County Auditorium. Well known for his hobby of growing earthworms, he was interested in gardening and had a grove of avocados at his home on Red Road. After his retirement from the commission, he became president of Fairchild Tropical Garden's Board.
Gift of Philip Crandon, 1980.
MS Box 19, M53B-C

Crandon, Charles H., 1886- .
Welfare requests correspondence, 1932.
13 items.
Letters to and from Crandon, then Chairman of the Dade County Board of Commissioners, pertain to several requests for assistance from the county welfare funds. Letters from Crandon are carbon copies; others are originals.
MS Box 37

Crime Commission of Greater Miami.
Scrapbook, 1948-1953.
1 album (ca. 400 items).
Clippings from the Miami Herald and the Miami News follow the activities of the Crime Commission, organized crime in Dade County, the involvement of local and state officials, the Kefauver Crime Report on Florida, etc. Includes a number of political cartoons. Lilburn R. Railey, a director of the Crime Commission of Greater Miami, compiled the scrapbook.
Commission was organized March 30, 1948, to investigate syndicated illegal gambling in Dade County. Then Sheriff Jimmy Sullivan and Governor Fuller Warren were unwilling to change status quo, but public pressure prevailed. The Kefauver Senate Crime Investigation Commission report on Florida crime showed the hold the syndicates had over government. In 1951, after both the House and Senate sent investigative teams, Sheriff Sullivan was dismissed from office.
Gift of Sarah Railey Miles, 1979.
MS Box 59

Cuba, ca. 1900.
1 album (166 photographic prints).
Arranged geographically and, apparently, chronologically.
Photographic prints, with English language captions, of Cuban cities, towns, and countryside. Places include Havana, Matanzas, Nuevitas, Puerto Principe, Caradad, La Gloria, and Columbia. Views include the steamship Curityba, cemeteries, streets, fortresses, agriculture, a sugar mill, Cubans, and Americans.
Apparently photographed and compiled by a U.S. citizen after the War of 1898. Between 1898 and 1906, some Americans considered Cuba to be a U.S. colony. Americans immigrated to the island and founded agricultural communities, including Columbia and La Gloria. In 1906 Cuba attained independence, and colonization ceased.
Photo albums. Box 19

Curtis, Muriel MacDonald.
Miami High School and Ada Merritt Junior High School report cards and commencement program, 1927-1938.
26 items.
Report cards are for Muriel MacDonald.
Gift of Muriel MacDonald Curtis, 1986.
MS Box 28