Press release announcing the Dade County Public Safety Department's Homicide Section and the State Attorney's joint investigation into the death of Arthur McDuffie, December 26, 1979

329090
Date
1979-12-26
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Selected Documents
Description
Press release announcing the Dade County Public Safety Department's Homicide Section and the State Attorney's joint investigation into the death of Arthur McDuffie, December 26 and 28, 1979. Discusses the latest details of the case and announces the subsequent leave and charges of four police office...
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text

Telegram from Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian to Dade County Superintendent Ed Whigham Urging him to Allow "Misguided Teachers" a Chance to Return to School, 1968

329130
Date
1968-02-21
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Selected Documents
Description
Christian urges Miami school superintendent to allow time for "misguided teachers" to return to work during strike.
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text

Territorial Census Returns, 1838 and 1840; Election Returns, 1838-1845

333792
Date
1845
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This document includes the territorial census for 1838 and 1840. There are also election returns for the election of members of the convention and council, October 1838; elections for delegates in 1839, 1841 and 1843; elections for members of council, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843 and 1844; and numbe...
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text

Letter from retired police officer Frank Elsin to Governor Bob Graham, May 23, 1980

329089
Date
1980-05-23
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from retired police officer Frank Elsin to Governor Bob Graham expressing his "disgust" with the Arthur McDuffie verdict and the resulting riots in Miami.
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text

Map of the Dixie Highway System, 1919

318848
Date
1919
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Map of the Dixie Highway system, drawn by Rudolph J. Shutting of Chattanooga. The map shows the route traversing the U.S. from Michigan and Chicago south to Miami, including alternate or auxiliary routes along the way. The Dixie Highway was first proposed in 1915 by Carl Graham Fisher.
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text

Letter from Dade County School Graduate to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Expressing Disdain for Florida Teachers, 1968

329117
Date
1968
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Miami Edison Graduate, Class of 1954 expressing disdain for striking teachers. 'I think the teachers have called our attention to just what is wrong with our educational program--the teachers themselves"
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text

Letter from 11th Grade Student to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Asking him to Close the Schools Until Strike Ends, 1968

329132
Date
1968-02-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"This attempt to impress the teachers with the state's power is a fraud!"
Type
text

Telegram to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian from FSU Teacher Fellowship Program Expressing Support for FEA During Teachers' Strike, 1968

329124
Date
1968-02-17
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Public school teachers in FSU teacher fellowship program expressing solidarity with FEA.
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text

Report of Governor's Dade County Citizens Committee, October 30, 1980

329091
Date
1980-10-30
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Report of Governor Bob Graham's Dade County Citizens Committee. The committee was formed in the wake of the May 1980 riot in Miami. The report provides information about social problems and the handling of several high-profile incidences in Miami including poverty, labor conditions, housing, illiter...
Type
text

Anonymous Note Urging Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian to Not "Sell Out" Over the Teachers' Strike, 1968

329118
Date
1968-02-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Anonymous note urging Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian not to "Sell Out" over the teachers' strike.
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text

Hart Line letterhead

297413
Date
1890
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letterhead for Hart Line Steamers.
Type
text

Flier for a talk by author Richard Llewellyn at the Miami Public Library

297314
Date
1961
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A flier inviting the public to "hear Richard Llewellyn, author of 'How Green Was My Valley' speak on his new book, 'A Man in a Mirror', Thursday, September 28 [1961] at 8:30pm." Dr. Frank B. Sessa, Director of the Miami Public Library, would serve as chairman of the event.
Type
text

License plate contest entry

327582
Date
1985
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Simplistic license plate design submitted by design consultant Jack Frost of Washington, D.C.
Type
image

Advertisement from the Plastic Plants Company for tropical plastic houseplants

212494
Date
1956
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement from the Plastic Plants Company of Miami, Florida for tropical houseplants made entirely of plastic. The ad emphasizes the lifelike quality of the product, the plants' colorfastness, washability, etc.
Type
text

Advertisement for Miami, 1924

318845
Date
1924
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for Miami, the "Wonder City" located at the southern terminus of the Dixie Highway. Published on the rear cover of The Florida Times-Union's "Florida Roads and Resorts," 1924 edition.
Type
text

"Help Beat the Axis with Prophylaxis" flier

297396
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier advising service men to use prophylactics to prevent venereal disease; includes a list of army medical stations that provide them.
Type
text

"Notice!" Typhoid Fever vaccination poster

297395
Date
1926
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster alerting the public to typhoid fever outbreak; also encourages people to boil drinking water and lists various temporary vaccination stations.
Type
text

Letter from Concerned Miami Citizen J.A. Harrold to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Begging him to Keep Schools Open, 1968

329115
Date
1968-02-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Concerned citizen asks for schools to remain open. "I'd rather have a moral, law abiding substitute than any PHD who will take the law into his own hands..."
Type
text

Letter from Miami Resident and Parent to Governor Claude Kirk Expressing Discust for FEA Demands and Teachers' Strike, 1968

329126
Date
1968-02-18
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Parent L.C. Alexander writes the governor in opposition to the FEA strike. Notes shift in political party allegience over school tax issue: "I am a registered democrat. ... We voted Republican in the last state and national election. ... someone has to stop the ever increasing taxation burden."
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text

Reprint of Miami's first telephone directory

297306
Date
1899
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Reprint of Miami's first telephone directory, published by the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company for the 26th program meeting of the Historical Association of Southern Florida, held December 16, 1947 and devoted to the history of the telephone in Miami.
Type
text

Pamphlet advertising the Seminole Sight-Seeing Service, Inc. - Jacksonville, ca. 1920s

305325
Date
1922-01-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Promotional pamphlet for the Seminole Sight-Seeing Service, Inc., based at 25 Hogan Street in Jacksonville. F.W. Hobbs is given as the proprietor. The company provided bus tours around Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Pablo and Atlantic beaches, and down to Miami. The pamphlet describes each of the vari...
Type
text

Shape Note Music: "Florida Storm" by Judge Jackson, 1928

318052
Date
1928
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Shape note music for "Florida Storm," written by J. Jackson in 1928 to commemorate the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926. Published in Judge Jackson, The Colored Sacred Harp (Ozark, Ala.: n.p., 1973), 87-89.
Type
text

1934 County and State Tax Rate for Dade County, Florida

331435
Date
1934
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This pamphlet explains "how your county and state tax dollar is divided."
Type
text

Information Filed Against Giuseppe Zangara in the Criminal Court of Dade County, 1933

334330
Date
1933-02-16
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Information outlining charges filed against Giuseppe Zangara in the Criminal Court of Dade County on February 16, 1933. Charles A. Morehead, County Solicitor for Dade County, charges Zangara with four counts of assault with intent to commit murder.
Type
text

Dade County Florida Palm Prairie Tract, ca. 1916

331492
Date
1916
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Promotional booklet describing lands for sale by the Dade Muck Land Company in Palm Prairie. The company hopes the land will become of "great horticultural and agricultural value."
Type
text

Blackout and Air Raid Precautions, ca. 1943

339333
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Blackout and air raid precautions issued by the Dade County Defense Council during World War II.
Type
text

ERA Depends Upon YOU The Individual Program, Miami, November 13, 1976

331516
Date
1976-11-13
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Program for the ERA Miami workshop held by ERA America.
Type
text

Brochure for Camp St. Leo in Dade City, 1942

331433
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This brochure is for Camp St. Leo, a six-week summer camp for boys that ran from June 21-August 2, 1942. Included in the brochure is information about camp rates; a message from Father Raphael, camp director; the camp's daily schedule; the three R's (religion, recreation and riflery); the three A's ...
Type
text

Letter to Governor Graham from Marlene Baker opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild Miami after 1980 Riots

326671
Date
1980-05-23
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter to Governor Bob Graham from Ft. Lauderdale resident Marlene J. Baker opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild the city after the 1980 Miami Riots.
Type
text

Letter to Governor Graham from Ruth Olmar opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild Miami after 1980 Riots

326672
Date
1980-05-23
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter to Governor Bob Graham from Miami resident Ruth Olmar opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild the city after the 1980 Miami Riots.
Type
text

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