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Tanner, Aurelia.
Papers relating to immigration from Cuba to Miami, 1961-1970.
9 items.
Registration cards, public health document, letter, and document from the Cuban government allowing Aurelia Hernandez to leave Cuba, 1961 June 12.
By 1961 the flow of immigrants from Cuba to Miami had become a major factor on both sides. Relations between the United States and Cuba, through strained, had not yet reached a breaking point.
Gift of Aurelia Tanner, 1982.
MS Box 36

Taylor, C. H. Mrs.
Valentine to Mr. and Mrs. J. Waters, Walton, Florida, 1912 February 14.
1 item ; 8 x 11 cm.
Valentine is composed of ten brown envelopes which fit inside each other; messages are stamped on each; the smallest holds a red paper heart. Outside envelope is marked: Copyright 1909, P.F. Volland & Company, Chicago.
MS Box 37

Taylor, Jean.
Research papers, 1960s-1983.
6 boxes (4 cubic ft.)
Newspaper clippings and pamphlets are arranged in folders by topic.
Four boxes hold topical folders of clippings, manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, correspondence and notes used by Jean Taylor in researching her book The Villages of South Dade. Two other boxes hold oral interview sound cassettes and notebooks, the typescripts for Villages of South Dade and for Culture in the Boondocks, and material for the classes that she taught on South Dade history. Also included is a student paper Jean Taylor wrote on the early history of Miami, with annotations by her teacher, Marjory Stoneman Douglas; five 1906-1907 issues of Gustav Stickley's magazine, The Craftsman, given to Jean Taylor by Patty Munroe Catlow; and a photocopy of the National Historic Register nomination for Silver Palm schoolhouse.
Cite as: Historical Association of Southern Florida, Jean Taylor Collection.
Jean Taylor spent years interviewing the early settlers of South Dade and has become an authority on the history of the area. She came to Dade County in 1935 and to the South Dade area in 1953. She taught at Redlands Junior High School until 1970, and later taught South Dade history for Miami-Dade Community College.
Gift of Jean Taylor, 1986.
The Villages of South Dade / Jean Taylor. -- St. Petersburg, Fla. : Byron Kennedy, [1986]
M36D, M91F

Tebeau, Charlton W., collector.
Letters to Charlton W. Tebeau, 1958-1959.
2 items.
Two letters to Dr. Tebeau, one concerning an attempt to persuade Mrs. Stranahan to write her memoirs.
MS Box 37

Tebeau, Charlton W.
Notes for Synagogue in the central city : research notes, 1972.
1 box (ca. 1,000 items)
Notes on cards formed part of Dr. Tebeau's research for his book : Synagogue in the central city : Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 1922-1972.
Temple Israel celebrated 50 years of existence in 1972. As part of the anniversary, a committee of its members selected Dr. Tebeau to write a history of Miami's first Reform Jewish congregation. Dr. Tebeau, a professional historian with interest and experience in the field of local history, was assisted by Mrs. Marcia Kanner in the preparation of the manuscript [Preface, p. 16] ; she later donated these research cards.
Gift of Marcia Kanner, 1979.
Tebeau, Charlton W. Synagogue in the city. Coral Gables : University of Miami Press, 1972.

Tebeau, Charlton W., collector.
Papers, 1880s-1969.
1 box (1.5 cubic ft.)
Notes, correspondence and speeches by Dr. Tebeau, and many typescripts on Florida topics by students of his history classes as well as articles by fellow historians. Also includes documents on the 1972 Master's Hearing on the dispute over federal vs. state control of Florida Bay, where Dr. Tebeau acted as an expert witness.
Charlton W. Tebeau is a noted Florida historian and teacher of history. For many years chairman of the department of history at the University of Miami, he is a founding member of the Historical Association of Southern Florida, editor for many years of its journal Tequesta, and author of numerous books on Florida, including A History of Florida.
Register available in library; folder level control.
Gift of Charlton W. Tebeau, 1975.

Tebeau, Charlton W., collector.
Tamiami Trail scrapbook, 1920s-1939 (bulk 1926-1928).
1 v. ; 23 x 28 cm.
Newspaper clippings, including maps and photographs, have information on the then recently constructed road between Tampa and Miami, and the southwest Florida communities it crossed. Most of the clippings are dated 1926-1928, when the Trail was formally opened. Also included are clippings on Barron Collier, at the time of his death in 1939.
The Tamiami Trail provided a direct passage for land vehicles between the east and west coasts of Florida. Its construction was hailed as a major engineering achievement and one that would open up a huge area for development.
Gift of Dr. Charlton Tebeau, 1975.
MS Box 32

Tevis, Paul U.
History of the city of South Miami : typescript (photocopy), 1970?
128, [14] leaves.
Covers the history of South Miami from its 1890s origins as the Larkins settlement, through the 1960s.
Paul Tevis, councilman and official historian of South Miami, based his history on city records and interviews with pioneer residents.
MS Box 16

Thompson, Barns, Thompson & Youmans, collector.
Account books of a Miami law firm, 1922-1925.
3 v. ; 33 x 38 cm.
1922 May 22-1922 December 31 (water damaged). -- 1923 January 2-1923 August 30. -- 1924 November 18-1925 March 27.
Entries reflect day-to-day transactions in a Miami law firm during the land boom years.
The firm was originally Thompson & Barns, and the first two account books are so headed. The third is headed Thompson, Barns & Thompson. Uly O. Thompson was well established as an attorney in Miami when he went into partnership with Paul D. Barns. In 1924 they were joined by Robert L. Thompson.

Thompson, Charles H., Captain.
Deep sea mystery: advertising flyer, 1918.
1 item.
Flyer for Captain Thompson's marine curiosities exhibit, featuring a "deep sea mystery" (actually a large whale shark), on his yacht Tamiami, moored on the river at Huntington, West Virginia.
Thompson caught his shark in 1912, fishing off the Florida Keys. It was identified by the Smithsonian, mounted and exhibited by rail and boat around the country. In 1922 it was destroyed when the exhibit boat caught fire.
MS Box 41

Thornhill, Kate, 1874-1982, collector.
Miami River scrapbooks, 1960-1965.
2 v. ; 49 x 60 cm.
Newspaper clippings (primarily from The Miami Herald and The Miami News), correspondence and photographic prints trace the creation of the Miami River Committee, forerunner of the Miami River Advisory Board, and the drive to clean up the river that lead to county government involvement and the City of Miami's clean-up barge, "Mrs. Clean."
The person known as Kate Thornhill was famous in Miami as the "Lady Stevedore," who was successful in a number of business ventures and who spearheaded the cleanup and restoration of the Miami River. She lobbied for the formation of the Miami River Advisory Board and served as its chairwoman for more than a decade.
Gift of Anne La Bastille, daughter of Kate Thornhill, 1979.

Thornhill, Kate.
Pamphlets and clippings containing her writings as Irma LaBastille, 1940s-1951.
1 folder.
Includes issues of magazines with articles written by Irma LaBastille on Latin American music and culture, and her report on the 1951 First Inter-American Music Conference, held at the Columbus Hotel in Miami. Also includes pamphlets issued by Pan American World Airways intended to accompany their "Wings to..." series of 16mm films, which were loaned to schools and groups.
Irma LaBastille changed her name to Kate Thornhill after her marriage broke up; but as Irma LaBastille she had been active and well known for years in the field of Latin American music and culture.
Gift of Anne LaBastille (Kate Thornhill's daughter), 1986.
MS Box 30

Tillotson, Roy.
Statewide writers project on newspapers and editors in South Florida, typescripts (photocopies), 1940.
ca. 50 leaves.
Brief descriptions of some newspapers and newspaper editors, primarily in Miami but including Broward County and Tampa.
Material was prepared in connection with the WPA's statewide writer's project.
Roy E. Tillotson's name appears at the top of the articles.
MS Box 53

Todd, David Mrs., collector.
Tropic Everglades Park Association papers, 1928-1932.
19 items.
Correspondence and reports by Ernest Coe, and three Parks Department items.
Ernest F. Coe was chairman of the Tropical Everglades Park Association. He played a key role in the creation of Everglades National Park.
Mrs. Todd collected the material, then listed for donation by Mrs. W. V. (Natalie) Bingham to the Coconut Grove Library.
MS Box 36

Tribble, Byrd B.
Miami's Wagner House : its history and its significance today : typescript, 1975.
27 leaves.
History of the J.W. Wagner family, one of the first white family groups to pioneer in the Miami area, and the home that they built before 1858 in what is now the Highland Park area (1145 NW 8th Avenue).
Pioneer William Wagner came to the Miami area in 1855. His home is the oldest known house still standing in Dade County. Under threat of demolition in 1978, it was relocated to Lummus Park and restored by Dade Heritage Trust.
MS Box 20

Trip to Florida : Photograph album of a trip to Florida, 1933.
1 album (300 items).
Photographic prints, postcards, and brochures of St. Augustine (Oldest House, Fountain of Youth); a chain gang by a highway; Daytona Beach (autos on beach, etc); Palm Beach (palms, hotels); Miami Beach (hotels, pools, Espanola Way); Miami; (Vizcaya, Coconut Grove; Coral Gables (Venetian and Biltmore Pools); Hialeah Park; Tamiami Trail (Seminoles, billboard, landscapes); Ft. Myers; palms; Lake Wales (Bok Tower); Frost Proof (orange groves); vegetation (bananas, Spanish Moss, banyan, citrus); Orlando; SilverSprings; and DeLeon Springs, Brief captions and comments.
The compiler left Bridgeport, Conn., February 3, 1933, and travelled by automobile through Florida.
Photo Albums. Box 2

Trips to Florida, 1930-1933.
1 album (225 photographic prints).
Snapshots of Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Springs, sports fishing, Overseas Highway, Key West, green turtle crawls, St. Petersburg, ducks (Scaups), sponge fleet at Tarpon Springs, Maderia Beach, Bok Tower, and the Appalachian Mountains. Leather cover with hand painted scene of house and palms, with caption: snap shots, a Florida Winter Scene, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Gift of Jane Killian, 1988.
Photo albums. Box 2

Tropical Audubon Society
Dade County Audubon Societies records, 1900s-1930s.
60 items.
Correspondence, minutes (1929-1933), and ledger (1916-1926) for the Coconut Grove Audubon Society; miscellaneous papers on bird protection, plume hunters and related topics from Tropical Audubon Society.
Jessie Wirth Munroe, Secretary and Treasurer for the Coconut Grove group, wrote most of the minutes in these records. Coconut Grove Audubon Society dissolved during World War II. Tropical Audubon Society organized in 1947 as a local chapter of the National Audubon Society.
Gift of Tropical Audubon Society, 1988.
MS Box 49

True, David O., collector.
Papers pertaining to Escalante Fontaneda's memoirs, 1575?-1969 (bulk 1944-1969)
1 box (1 cubic foot)
Collection of materials used for the preparation of a new edition of Fontaneda's Memoir includes a negative photocopy of the manuscript held by the New York Public Library; and photocopies of typed annotated transcripts of the Fontaneda copies held in the Connor collection, Library of Congress. Also contains correspondence by historians involved with the project, including True, William Sturtevant, John Goggin and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
In 1944 David O. True edited a reappraisal and amended translation of Fontaneda's Memoir by Buckingham Smith; it was jointly published by the Historical Association of Southern Florida and the University of Miami. Documents in this collection formed part of the preparatory research.
Gift of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1974.

Tuttle family.
Papers, 1889-1954.
7 folders (ca. 124 items)
Folder headings: Tuttle collection : misc. papers, 1910-1954. -- J.E. Ingraham to Julia Tuttle, 1896-1897. -- Letters, 1895-1898, from Henry Flagler to Julia Tuttle. -- Will of Julia Tuttle, misc. records. -- Tuttle, Julia: wills, 1889 and 1896.
Correspondence, legal and financial documents, and biographical material. Correspondents include Henry M. Flagler and J.E. Ingraham, both writing during the formative years of Miami and the extension of the Florida East Coast railway. Legal documents include warranty deeds, a photocopy of Julia Tuttle's will of 1889 and a certified copy of her 1896 will, and abstracts of the legal maneuvers that took place after her death. Also included is information on the Tuttle family, some 1950s material on events honoring Julia Tuttle, and the typescript of For Julia, a biographical novel written by Florida author Zachary Ball (pseudonym of Kelly Ray Masters).
The partnership between Dade County landowner Julia Tuttle and Henry M. Flagler, builder of the Florida East Coast Railroad, is central to Miami's history. She offered him a substantial amount of land; in exchange, he would bring his railroad south from Palm Beach to Miami, and build a hotel in the young settlement. Key dates: 1849: Julia Sturtevant born in Cleveland, Ohio. 1871: she first visits Florida, where her parents have moved. 1886: her husband dies, leaving her and four sons. 1886: Julia Tuttle settles in Miami, becoming a major land owner. 1895: year of the famous freeze, that damaged groves in north and central Florida. Julia persuades Flagler to extend his railroad south; legend has it that she sent him undamaged orange blossoms. 1898: she dies in Miami; the estate is left to trustees who are found unfit; Lee McBride, principal creditor, is made trustee. 1901: Julia's son Henry, now 25, is made receiver of Tuttle estate.
Gift of Stella Tuttle Chapman, 1975.
Originals of Julia Tuttle's wills are owned by the family of Henry Ethelbert Tuttle.
Letters from Julia Tuttle to Henry Flagler and J.E. Ingraham are in the archives of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum (Palm Beach, Fla.)
MS Box 22

Tuttle family.
Fort Dallas and the Tuttles : register and diary, 1898, 1923.
2 items.
Fort Dallas register and journal of Carrie Fowler Tuttle. The register records the names and addresses of paying guests at the Tuttle family home on the Fort Dallas property. The journal contains verses composed by Carrie Fisher Tuttle to commemorate the birthdays and special events in the lives of her family and friends.
Carrie Fowler Fisher was the daughter-in-law of Julia Tuttle.

Tuttle, Fannie.
Letter, with transcript, to Ivan Vehlen, Uppsala, Florida, 1897 February 14.
1 item.
Letter offers a position to Mr. and Mrs. Vehlen as cook and houseman in the Tuttle home. On the same paper there is a note in Swedish signed Ivan. A typed transcript is available for both, in English.
Gift, 1972.
MS Box 37

Ufford family.
Typescript and laser prints, 1900-1990.
29 leaves.
Brief history of the Ufford family.
The Uffords wintered in Arch Creek, where they grew vegetables, 1900-1921.
Gift of Karen Ufford Campola, 1993.

United Methodist Church. United Methodist Women.
Brief histories of units of Miami districts : United Methodist Women : typescript (photocopy), 1981.
ca. 31 leaves.
Page-length histories of the United Methodist Women's groups in Dade County and the Florida Keys.
Gift of Betty Graham, 1988.
MS Box 41

United States. Army. Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Miami harbor : reports (photocopies), 1917-1952.
ca. 100 leaves.
Photocopies of pages pertaining to the Miami Harbor and Biscayne Bay, from the Army Corps of Engineers' Annual Reports, 1919-1948. Collection also includes photocopies of part of the 1917 Senate Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Bill, and two project harbor maps (for 1947 and 1952).
Gift of Joe Knetsch, 1991.
MS Box 51

United States. Coast Guard.
Mariel boatlift vessel violations : papers and photographic prints, 1980 August and September.
10 items.
Photographic prints and Coast Guard report forms pertain to five vessels engaged in ferrying Cuban refugees to Key West during the Mariel boat lift.
Gift of Paul Von Protz, 1987.
MS Box 49

United States. National Park Service.
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and Fort Matanzas National Monument : statements for management; typescripts, 1978.
3rd draft.
49, 58 leaves.
In two folders.
Descriptions include historical background, maps and plans, and guidelines for public use.
MS Box 20

United Teachers of Dade.
Scrapbook leaves, 1959-1974.
12 linear ft.
Materials are chronologically arranged on large (58 cm.) unbound scrapbook leaves.
Clippings from Dade County Teacher and from local newspapers, photographic prints, and association bulletins pertain to events affecting schools and education in the years that witnessed the teachers' walkout during Governor Kirk's term of office, and the impact of the Cuban exodus on the school system.
Gift of the United Teachers of Dade, 1987.

United Way of Dade County.
Photographs of presidents and campaign chairmen, 1959-1978.
40 photographic prints : 11 x 14 in.
Arranged alphabetically by surname.
Portraits of businessmen at the time they held office. Includes Harry Hood Bassett (First National Bank of Miami), Alvah H. Chapman Jr. (Miami Herald), Edward G. Grafton (architect), John H. Halliburton (Eastern Airlines), J. I. Kislak (J. I. Kislak Mortgage Corp. of Florida), James W. McLamore (Burger King), etc.
Charitable, fund-raising organization.
Finding aid in repository.
Gift of United Way of Dade County, 1990.
Photographic Prints (11x14) Box 5

University of Miami fund-raising drive letter, 1956 October 18.
2 leaves.
Letter of solicitation for the University of Miami's fund-raising drive. The cover letter was addressed to F. B. Cresap by Daniel J. Mahoney.
Holders of Orange Bowl bonds were asked to donate them to the University's endowment fund.
Gift of Janice Pryor, 1994.
MS Box 56

USS Miami.