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Gaby, Donald, collector.
Dade County rapid transit program records, 1974-1976.
2 boxes (4 linear ft.)
Topical folders and 8.5 x 11 inch reports in Box 1; oversize reports and maps in Box 2.
Reports, newsletters, minutes, correspondence, maps and related material connected with the planning stages of the rapid transit project that produced Metrorail. Includes formal reports from Kaiser Engineering (Kaiser Transit Group); Dade county master plan sections relating to transportation; citizen lists and other aspects of citizen participation in planning meetings. Correspondence is primarily related to the Transit Speakers Bureau and to the citizen forums of District 7.
Federal regulations for urban transit projects required citizen participation in the planning process. In planning Metrorail, the role of both the Dade County Transit Improvement Program Speakers Bureau and the District meetings was to create a public forum for citizen input. In April 1974, Donald Gaby was appointed a member of the Speakers Bureau for Dade County's Transit Improvement Program. He also worked as Vice Chairperson for District 7, which was known as the Coconut Grove district and also covered Little Havana, Shenandoah, Coral Gables and Key Biscayne.
Inventory in the repository.
Gift of Donald Gaby, 1986.

Galhouse family.
Letters to family, 1926-1933.
8 items.
The letters record Galhouse family life and local events in Miami during the 1920s and early 1930s. One letter notes the 1926 hurricane, and another, the assassination attempt on President Roosevelt in 1933.
Gift of Rick Wolfart, 1993.
MS Box 55

Gardening in Dade County : scrapbook, 1936-1941.
Scrapbook: 1 v. ; 29 cm.
Clippings: 150 items.
Newspaper clippings pertain to growing tropical fruit and ornamental plants, Dr. David Fairchild, Miami Garden Club, parks in Dade County, and early days of Fairchild Tropical Garden and Everglades National Park.
Scrapbooks. Box 1 (M28B)

Gaskins, W. G.
Papers pertaining to oil exploration, 1923-1925.
6 items.
Letters, advertisement, oil lease, and stock certificate pertain to Indian Prairie Oil & Gas Company (Palmdale, Fla.).
In March 1923 Gaskins purchased an oil lease for land in Glades County from Indian Prairie Oil & Gas Co. Two years later he decided to sell through Highlands Realty, but having heard from R. J. Brewton, president of Indian Prairie, he withdrew his offer to sell.
MS Box 55

Fulford and Miami Land and Fruit Company contract forms, 1920s.
2 items.
Gift of the Boca Raton Historical Society.
MS Box 40

Gelber, Seymour.
Hate groups, 1962-1964 : 1972 presidential convention, Miami Beach : diaries, 1962-1972.
2 items (1,097 leaves).
Two diaries based on Gelber's experiences as a Dade County Assistant State Attorney. "Hate" groups is a case study covering Dade County in the early 1960s. The 1971-1972 diary describes security preparations for the 1972 presidential nominating conventions held in Miami Beach.
Seymour Gelber was involved in a three-year surveillance and trial of a group advocating violence against individuals supporting integration and "liberal" causes. In 1972 he was detached for special duty as legal advisor the Miami Beach Police Department. That city had hosted the Democratic convention in 1968, and authorities strove to ensure a non-violent convention by careful preparations.
Gift of Seymour Gelber, 1986.

George, Paul S.
Fort Lauderdale : photocopies of typescripts, 1988-1990.
141, 170, 176 leaves.
A Jewel in the wilderness: Fort Lauderdale from early times to 1911. - Surging in new directions: Fort Lauderdale, 1911-1945. - Broward's flagship city: Fort Lauderdale, 1945-1990.
History of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.
The typescripts are part of the Broward County Comprehensive Survey (Phase 8, 9 and 10).
Photocopied by permission of the author.
MS Box 50

Gillan, John.
Places in time : historic architecture and landscapes of Miami, 1994.
11 platinum prints : 4 x 5 in.
Views of the Cape Florida Lighthouse, Biscayne Bay from the Barnacle, Barnacle boathouse, Biltmore Hotel, Miami City Cemetery, Charles Deering Estate, Spanish Monastery, Anderson's Corner, Prado Entrance, and the Dade County Courthouse from the Metro-Dade Cultural Center Plaza.
For reproduction, prior written permission must be obtained from John Gillan.
Fine arts photographer. The Places in Time project spanned 1991-1994, and resulted in several hundred platinum prints from 4 x 5 in. negatives, a book, and an exhibition at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.
Gift of John and Theresa Gillan, 1994.
Published in Places in time : historic architecture and landscape of Miami. -- Miami : Florida International University, School of Design, 1994.
Photographic prints are archivally mounted in 11 in. square, white mats. Mats and one cotton glove are in a portfolio box embossed with photographer and project names.

Gilpin family.
Papers of the Gilpin family, 1903-1921.
11 items.
Diaries and notes, primarily by Emma Gilpin, pertain to winter visits by the Gilpin family to Florida, especially Coconut Grove. Includes details of travels, social life with Munroes and other Coconut Grove residents. Vincent Gilpin's 1906 diary is a sailing log of cruises to Cat Cay and other coastal areas.
Gift of Mrs. Eric Warner Johnson, 1977.
MS Box 2

Gilpin, Vincent.
Parson Jones of Porgee Key : typescript, 1960?
15 leaves.
Biographical account of Israel Lafayette Jones, Afro-American Dade County pioneer and owner of Porgee Key.
Vincent Gilpin, a winter resident of Coconut Grove, wrote about Biscayne Bay and the Keys.
MS Box 6

Gipson, Annette, 1908-1985.
Papers, 1933-1971.
2 folders (ca. 70 items)
Items are grouped as primarily financial or personal (including aviation memorabilia). Separately housed in Print Box 5 is a front cover of McCalls for May 1937, depicting Amelia Earhart.
Financial records, business and personal correspondence, aviation memorabilia, magazine and newspaper clippings trace the life of a Coconut Grove resident who made her career in aviation in the 1930s. Married four times and mother of three sons, her personal life is only faintly reflected in the collection: emphasis is on her flying career and on the landscaping of her Davis Road home.
1908 : Martha Annette Gipson born in Ashland, Ga. Her parents were Ira Gipson and Rebecca Fincannon. Ca. 1925 she marries R. F. Vernon; they separate after a few years. 1931: learns to fly, taught by Lt. Jack Bishop at Roosevelt Field, N. Y. 1930s: sponsors the Gipson International All-Woman Championship flyer contests (3rd Annual held in 1934). 1936: moves to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ; manages their airport. 1938: marries Edward Magoffin and moves to Miami; Davis Road home is built. 1941: son Charles Frederick born. 1945: McGoffin dies; Annette subsequently marries and divorces Francis McClure. 1958 : she marries Robert Wilson Way; he dies ca. 1965. 1985: Annette Gipson dies at the age of 77 in Miami.
Gift of Rose Connett Richards, 1987.
Richards, Rose Connett. "One of life's high flyers," Update, v. 14, no. 2 (May 1987).
MS Box 32

Glenn, Thelma.
History of Little River School PTA : typescript, 1954?
43 leaves.
History covers the years 1923-1954. Includes lists of faculty and of PTA members by years; some reproductions of photographic prints.
Gift of Bernice Plummer Connally, 1973.
MS Box 31

Glimpses of Alton Beach, Miami : photograph album, 1916-1916.
1 v. (109 photographic prints).
Promotional album containing views of beaches, dwellings and recreational facilities on Alton Beach. Includes scenes of the Roman Pools bathing casino, the Lincoln Hotel, fishing, bathers, boat racing and Vizcaya.
Alton Beach, developed by the Alton Beach Realty Company, was Carl Fisher's first subdivision on the barrier island that would later be incorporated as Miami Beach. Alton Beach was planned to include a hotel, golf course, tennis courts and two hundred leveled acres for luxury residences.
Gift of Connie Bischoff, 1994.

Gold, Carol.
Musical and sporting events at Miami High, University of Miami, etc. : scrapbook material, 1950-1952.
1 box (l cubic ft.)
Loose scrapbook leaves.
Programs, admission tickets, postcards, photographic prints, clippings, brochures and other memorabilia are from musical and sports events in the Miami area in the early 1950s. Collection centers around Miami Senior High School student events and includes other public presentations such as St. John Terrell's Music Circus, presented by Lawrence Schwab on the 79th Street Causeway; University of Miami Symphony Orchestra programs; the 1952 Orange Bowl Classic; a 1951 performance of Tosca presented by the Opera Guild of Miami at the Miami High School auditorium. Also included are social activities sponsored by Jewish groups, such as the 1951 Sweetheart Dance sponsored by the Junior Order of B'nai B'rith. Personal memorabilia include report cards and school certificates.
Carol Sandler was a high school junior in 1952; her scrapbook is a picture of activities available to a Miami teenager of the time.
Gift of Carol Gold, 1990.

Gongaware, Blanche Bowman.
Life in Florida during the 1920s : letter to Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1970s?
4 p.
Letter written by a Margate resident whose parents drove to Florida in 1920 and settled first in Micanopy, then in New Port Richey. Gives details of travel conditions.
Gift of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1989.
MS Box 41

Gonzales, Adalberto.
Relations between geologic manifestations--knolls, solution holes, and ridges--and archaeological sites in Dade County : research paper, 1980.
10 leaves.
Brief typescript, illustrated by photocopies of 13 photographs.
Written by a high school senior supervised by archaeologist Robert Carr, under the Community Laboratory Research Program.
MS Box 41

Gonzalez, Cristina.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida research reference guide : the 1960s : typescript and slides, 1986 May.
Typescript: 75 leaves.
Slides: 24 items.
Outlines events of the decade, with yearly chronological summaries for South Florida and the Caribbean. Includes lists and description of in-house artifacts from the 1960s. Also included are 24 ektachrome 35mm slides showing Cuban refugees, racial integration headlines, and space-shot material.
Prepared as a high school intern project for the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.
Gift of Cristina Gonzalez, 1986.
MS Box 33

Goyette, Cyril A.
Army Air Corps and Pan American log books, 1932-1963.
10 v.
Airline log books record Captain Goyette's flight activities with the U.S. Army and Pan American Airlines.
Gift of Paul Goyette, 1994.

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Records, 1919-1974.
Bound records: 16 v.
Loose-leaf notebooks: 7 v.
2 boxes (3 cubic ft.)
Minutes, annual reports, publications and periodicals. Highlights include: minutes of the Board of Directors, 1919-1967, in ten bound volumes; committee meetings, 1939-1954, in four bound volumes; newsletters primarily from the 1960s; and the Chamber's publication, Miamian, from 1958 to 1971.
First known as the Miami Chamber of Commerce and later as the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, the association took its current name in the 1960s.
Inventory available in repository.
Gift of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1979.
M29F, M30E-F

Green, Mary H., collector.
Aviation papers, 1928-1960s (bulk 1937-1948).
1 box (0.4 cubic ft.)
Arranged in folders by topic.
News clippings, articles, newsletters, photographic prints, memoranda, speeches and aviation industry publications reflect Albert A. Green's career and personal interest in the field. Includes material on the Greater Miami Aviation Association; three large folders of newspaper and magazine clippings on helicopter development in the 1930s and 1940s; and a substantial amount of material on Sikorsky and his work. Collection also includes twelve 16 mm. films, stored separately.
Albert A. Green was Division Engineer for Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, Miami Division.

Green, Murray.
Architects of air power [Hugh Knerr] : photocopy of typescript, 1975.
37 leaves.
Photocopy of the chapter on Hugh Knerr from the book, Architects of Air Power, with autograph annotations by the author.
Gift of William A. Herin, by permission of the author, 1985.
MS Box 35

Greeting cards scrapbook, 1880s-1900s.
Scrapbooks: 1 v. ; 32 cm.
Cards: 100 items.
Victorian era greeting cards and stickers in a large scrapbook with a colorful embossed front cover. Includes Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, and birthday cards.
Scrapbooks. Box 1

Griffith, Arthur.
Parks in Florida : speech given to the Miami Rotary Club : typescript, 1955 August 11.
1 item.
Includes details on the construction of the Flamingo entrance to Everglades National Park.
MS Box 37

Griswold, Oliver Tudor, 1903-1964.
Correspondence, research papers, and typescripts of Oliver Griswold, 1940s-1960s.
1 cubic ft.
Material arranged in folders by topic.
Correspondence, clippings, and typescripts of articles and two books by Griswold; much of the material deals with Griswold's unpublished work on Dr. Henry Perrine. Griswold's correspondence about this book, which he originally drafted as a novel, involved the help of well-known novelist Hervey Allen, and discussions with several book agents and publishers. Articles date primarily from the 1940s, when Griswold was freelancing in Key West.
Journalist, author, conservationist, and devotee of South Florida history.
Also held by repository is a collection of Griswold's color 35mm mounted slides (primarily Ektachrome) of Central and South American sites. Dates, when given, are for 1958-1961.
Gift of W.F. Younkin, 1989.

Griswold, Oliver Tudor, 1903-1964.
Papers from the Oliver Griswold estate, 1949-1966.
9 items.
Five smaller folders within the large folder, which is headed Brookfield, Charles: papers from the O. Griswold estate.
Collection includes: five pieces of correspondence, an issue of the Coconut Grove Village Post, a diary of a 1960 visit to Jamaica (probably by Mrs. Griswold) and typescripts on Islandia (by C. P. Idyll) and on the Museum of Science.
Author, historian and naturalist. Griswold lived in Coconut Grove and participated in a variety of local organizations, e.g., a trustee of the Museum of Science.
Gift of Charles Brookfield, 1984.
MS Box 32

Griswold, Oliver Tudor, 1903-1964.
Papers of Oliver Griswold, 1947-1958.
4 folders.
Source material, correspondence, typescripts, and photographic prints pertain to Griswold as a writer and conservationist. Includes a letter from William C. Sturtevant about the political action leading to the establishment of Everglades National Park; correspondence relating to HASF's preservation of the Housman grave marker from Indian Key; material about the 1905 murder of game warden Guy Bradley, a victim of the egret plume trade; a radio script: Going places with Griswold; and detailed outlines for a proposed South Florida handbook, to be written by Griswold and Charles Brookfield.
Journalist and book author, interested in local history and nature, and a leader in conservation and historical groups.
MS Box 19

Griswold, Oliver Tudor, 1903-1964.
Papers pertaining to Indian Key, 1840s-1965.
13 items.
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical material, and photocopies of 19th century letters pertain to Indian Key history, especially the estate of Jacob Housman, who owned much of the island until Indians destroyed the settlement in 1840.
Oliver Griswold's book, The Florida Keys and the Coral Reef, was published in 1965. These papers may have formed part of his research.

Grutzbach, Margaret Rogers.
Papers, 1906-1940s.
4 folders.
Correspondence, clippings, Miami school records, and FEC commissary records form part of the papers of Margaret Rogers Grutzbach, which also includes some of the papers of her father, Frank N. Rogers. Correspondents include William J. Krome and Henry Flagler. The school journal of Nina McAdam (Margaret's classmate) is included, but described separately.
F. N. Rogers was Chief Commissary for Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway Oversea Extension to Key West, ca. 1906-1911.
Gift of Margaret Rogers Grutzbach, 1986.
MS Box 29


July 14, 1998