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ASM0275 David Fairchild papersAdd to your cart.
The David Fairchild Papers contains an undated and corrected typescript of Fairchild's autobiographical book The World was My Garden; Travels of a Plant Explorer.
ASM0169 Fanny Kemble Playbill Collection, 1829-1832Add to your cart.
"The Fanny Kemble Playbill Collection is a collection of 28 playbills from 1829-1832, comprising of her years on the English stage and including her first performance on any stage. Fanny Kemble (Frances Ann Kemble, 1809-1893), the daughter of the actors Charles and Marie Kemble, was born in London on November 27, 1809. She made her first appearance on the stage when she appeared as Juliet in her father's production of "Romeo and Juliet" on October 5, 1829. Fanny was a great success, and this role was followed by several others in her father's Covent-Garden Theatre. She played all the principal women's parts, notably Portia, Beatrice, and Lady Teazle. Most of the performances were at Theatre Royal Covent-Garden with a few few performances at Theatre Royal Edinburgh where she performed with her brother on a tour in June of 1830." -Golden Legend, Inc.
ASM0361 Dante B. Fascell congressional papers, 1955-1993Add to your cart.
The Dante B. Fascell Congressional Papers document 38 years of one man's involvement in United States politics. The collection also represents a unique resource for study and research relating to the history of South Florida from 1955-1993. Topics of research include American legislative history, Dante B. Fascell committee assignments, Florida projects, the growth and development of South Florida, the impact of foreign affairs and international relations on the United States, and United States relations with Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua. The Dante B. Fascell congressional papers contain over 1200 boxes of correspondence, photographs, film, video tape, sound recordings, and memorabilia.
ASM0330 Fashion Project Collection, 2015-2016Add to your cart.
Fashion Project is a curatorial initiative situated in Bal Harbour, Florida, dedicated to creating exhibits where fashion is displayed as art pieces for spectactors to appreciate the varied elements of design from modern couture to historical gowns and costumes. This collection currently contains pamphlets, flyers, programs, and catalogs created by Fashion Project for their events and exhibits.
ASM0197 Faulty Products Record Company Collection, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
FAULTY PRODUCTS 1978-80. Small archive of official records from the Independent Label, "Faulty Products." Various concert fliers, correspondence between owners of the record company, and newspaper articles from different sources on the bands signed by the label. This label was established by Miles Copeland intially to distribute a welter of new musical talent that emerged in 1977, in the period of "punk rock," via its three in-house record labels, Illegal Records, Step Forward Records, and Deptford Fun City Records.
ASM0071 Charles Feinberg collection, 1872-1984Add to your cart.
Charles E. Feinberg was an editor Emeritus of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. The collection consists of Walt Whitman related materials; predominantly framed and unframed prints, but also leaves from periodicals and leaves advertising Whitman reissues, a Whitman poetry broadside, a Romanian Institute of Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries catalog for a Walt Whitman Exhibit, and other Whitman memorabilia.
ASM0072 Henry Field papers, 1943-1974Add to your cart.

The Henry Field Papers include the page proofs of the "M" project for FDR, a study of world population, migration and settlement undertaken to provide data for shaping post-war relocation strategies.  The "M" Project papers contain the 666 studies done under the name as well as the history of the project.  Franklin D. Roosevelt conceived the "M" project in 1940.  The president believed that "...at the Paris Peace Conference decisions were made without adequate basic information," and intended the "M" Project studies to assist in relocating displaced groups after World War II in order to help prevent future conflicts. 

Each of the "M" project studies originally included a brief summary, a longer summary with conclusions and a complete text. Six series including Reports, Translations, Memoranda, Administrative and Special Studies, comprised the final project report.

In the Report Series of the publication, Field includes summaries of reports which deal with population and settlement studies in specific areas as well as more general studies such as "Displacements of Population in Europe" concerning refugee problems created by World War I. (R-53, p. 41) The Translation Series, translated mainly from Russian and Japanese, concerns agriculture, colonization, population, industry and immigration in Russia, Japan and other countries. The Memorandum Series contains data on specific issues; many involve the Jewish population of European countries and others relate to the Palestine and Transjordan areas.The Lecture Series contains lectures given in New York City in 1944 on modern migrations (L1-L6), on immigration laws and policies (L7-L17) and Jewish migration agencies and organizations. Field states that the Administrative Series related primarily to the problems of Nazi Germany and included a section on "Women in Nazi Germany."  He identifies the authors, Dr. and Mrs. Kempner, and explains that he did not write summaries for the studies "Since this series is completely out of date..."(p. 325)  The summaries of only two studies appear in the Special Series.  Both concern immigration problems in Russia.  President Truman terminated the "M" Project before the completion of this series.

The Field papers also include manuscripts for three of the Field Research Reports.  The first, an "Archaeological Report on North Arabian Desert Flint Implements" relates to a Peabody Field Museum expedition of 1928 and includes numerous prints of expedition photographs.  The remaining manuscripts include an introduction to "Contributions to the Ancient History of the USSR..." reporting on a Peabody Museum expedition of 1960 and Field's "Mongolian Tour: A Personal Diary" published as a field research report in 1974.

ASM0295 Gerald Fink collection, 1926Add to your cart.
The Gerald Fink Collection contains 32 photographs of the damage done to the city of Miami by the 1926 Miami Hurricane (or Great Miami Hurricane). Three of the photographs are panoramic and are by Verne O. Williams.
ASM0148 Firefly Zine collectionAdd to your cart.

The Firefly Zine collection is a collection of zines donated to the University of Miami Libraries by former residents of the Firefly, a local Miami collective house and important part of Miami's punk rock and activist subcultures. There are over 2,000 zines held in the collection.

Zines are typically independent and self published booklets popular in underground subcultures. The first zines were fanzines, started in the early 20th century by science fiction fans documenting the genre. The format truly took off with the punk rock movement of the 1970s, as a do-it-yourself spirit inspired legions of underground punk fans to start raw but vibrant journals documenting the nascent music scenes in their communities. Zine topics would broaden throughout the 1980s and 1990s to cover a variety of subject areas, from comics to anarchist politics to women’s rights, to more mundane subjects like dumpster diving, alternative fashions, tattoo art, and much more. Despite the expansion of topics, the format usually remained the same—self-published booklets printed in limited editions and typically produced with a photocopy machine.

The Firefly Zine collection in particular is significant for its materials documenting political beliefs and causes such as anarchism, direct action, women's rights, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) rights and environmentalism. There are also many zines about the punk rock music scene and subculture, the rights of indigenous peoples, and alternative forms of transportation such as bicycles. As with many zine libraries, there is also a strong collection of zines that are of a more personal nature. Zines about South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean regions—important collection areas of University of Miami Special Collections—are also significant in number.

ASM0263 Jay Fish papers, 1983Add to your cart.
Jay Fish was president of the Miami Geological Society, Inc. The Jay Fish Papers consist of documents pertaining to a 1983 symposium held by the Miami Geological Society, titled "Geology of South Florida." Many of the documents are letters, typescripts, maps, photographs, and essays sent to Fish by scientists wishing to present at the symposium. However, several periodicals on geology are included as well.
ASM0657 Granville Fisher collection, 1939-1979Add to your cart.
Dr. Granville Fisher was the head of the Psychology department at the University of Miami, and an independent artist. He founded the Granville Galleries on Ponce de Leon and Bird Road in 1959. The Granville Fisher Collection contains materials documenting his work as a psychologist and as an artist. The collection holds two scrapbooks as well as periodicals, pamphlets, programs, certificates, awards, letters, postcards, photographs, negatives, clippings, and one illustration with poetry dedicated to his son.
ASM0073 Florida Audubon Society records, 1900-1910Add to your cart.
The Florida Audubon Society Records contains photocopies of minutes from 1900 to 1910, as well as original leaflets published by the society from the same time period.
ASM0074 Florida Corporations records, 1955-1978Add to your cart.
The Florida Corporations Records contains annual and quarterly reports, statements of conditions, and other documents from various Florida corporations from 1955 to 1978. Particularly represented are the Florida Gas Company, Florida National Banks of Florida, Gulf Life Insurance Company, Keller Industries Incorporated, Sikes Corporation, Storer Broadcasting Corporation, Tropigas (Tropical Gas Co.), United States Sugar Corporation, and Wometco Enterprises.
ASM0179 Florida Culinary History Collection, 1911-2016Add to your cart.
The Florida Culinary History Collection contains a wide range of materials related to Florida's rich history of food, its unique restaurants and dishes, and its domestic food production. Items within the collection include pamphlets, flyers, ephemera, periodicals, and other memoribilia originating from Florida.
ASM0567 Florida Documents collection, 1777-1979Add to your cart.

The Florida Documents Collection contains correspondence, diaries, military orders, invoices, receipts, and other documents related to various aspects of Florida history dating from 1777-1979.  Topics covered include, but are not limited to the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, Fort Dallas, the Indian Key Massacre, Alachua County, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, politics, land, and travel.

The collection also contains six diaries on 19th century community development in Florida authored by town developer, carpenter, handyman, and Civil War veteran Capt. Rufus W. Beaujean of Melbourne Beach in Brevard County, Florida. The diaries provide details of the many aspects of his work to develop his new community, repairing the boats of named neighbors, and socializing with, and executing chores for, named male and female residents.

ASM0668 Florida Ephemera CollectionAdd to your cart.
The Florida Ephemera collection contains posters, political tracts, programs, pamphlets and other ephemera relating to the history of Florida.
ASM0133 Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) recordsAdd to your cart.
The collection contains a variety of materials about Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), a grassroots organization working for immigrant rights in Florida. The records  include press releases, announcements and events from FLIC's Facebook page (and its linked websites) and pro-immigration ephemera.
ASM0231 Florida LGBTQ History Collection, 1979-1991Add to your cart.
This collection contains various materials documenting the rich history of LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning) culture in Florida and its many decades of political and social activism. Included within are periodicals, ephemera, political tracts, general documents, and adverisements pertaining to the LGBTQ lifestyle and hailing from both earlier and contemporary eras. The contents of this collection will continue to grow as more materials are purchased and collected.
ASM0246 Florida Menu Collection, 1936-2016Add to your cart.
The Florida Menu Collection comprises of both vintange and contemporary menus originating from restaurants all around Florida, depicting a unique part of its culinary, agricultural, and commercial history. Origins of these menus currently include Miami, Miami Beach, Bradenton, Brandon, Coral Gables, Key West, Pembroke Pines, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Hallandale, Kissimmee, and Jacksonville. New menus will be added periodicially to the collection as they are acquired.
ASM0078 Florida Philharmonic, Inc. records, 1965-1982Add to your cart.
The Florida Philharmonic, Inc. Records contain financial records, administrative files and scrapbooks of the Greater Miami Philharmonic, which later became known as the Florida Philharmonic under conductor Brian Priestman.
ASM0286 Florida Photograph Album collection, 1884-1970Add to your cart.
The Florida Photograph Album Collection collects assorted photograph albums in which the content predominantly depicts Florida. The photographs range from the 1880s into the 1970s, and depict St. Augustine, Palm Beach, the Everglades, Miami, Nassau, Key West, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Lake Worth, Pensacola, Coconut Grove, and Palatka. Several photographs were taken in Havana, Cuba as well.
ASM0300 Florida Photograph Collection, 1886-2000Add to your cart.
The Florida Photograph Collection contains a series of photographs and negatives depicting the state from 1886 to 1950. The content of these includes people, scenery, nature, infrastructure, historic areas and landmarks, housing, commerce, tourism, and aerial views. Cities photographed include, but are not limited to, Miami, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, St. Augustine, Key West, Coral Gables. Also of particular notice are photographs of Seminole Indians and villages, and historic photographs by Ed Romer from the 1940s of lower income African-American housing from the Sign Company and Gulf State Properties, Inc. in Overtown (Miami).
ASM0299 Florida Postcard CollectionAdd to your cart.
Florida has long been a prime tourist destination, with its tropical environment, natural beauty, and numerous attractions. Postcards are a colorful way to advertise the wonders of Florida and promote tourism. The Florida Postcard Collection includes postcards from throughout the state, capturing both the natural landscape and the built environment.
ASM0079 Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Newspaper Clippings collection, 1926-1946Add to your cart.
The Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Newspaper Clippings Collection contains newspaper clippings gathered from Florida newspapers that discuss FPL affairs and activities, ranging from 1926 to 1946.
ASM0250 Florida Promotional Materials collection, 1886-Add to your cart.
The Florida Promotional Materials (1886 to present) consists of a variety of advertising literature used by governmental and private organizations to depict the region as an ideal vacation destination. The collection includes various richly illustrated printed brochures, maps and flyers that provide information on public safety, tourism, art, horticulture, recreation, sport, education, as well as Florida’s famous hotels and rich wildlife, parks and national monuments. The collection also documents the growth of Florida’s cities to attract tourists and residents alike.
ASM0389 Florida Riverboat Trip collectionAdd to your cart.
Contains 53 glass negatives and prints of "First boat trip across Florida by inland waterways, Jacksonville to Punta Gorda."
ASM0319 Florida Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) records, 1936-1940Add to your cart.

The Florida Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) Records document activities at the University of Miami in the Rare Books Project, a statewide effort initiated by the W.P.A. in 1940 to provide every library in the state with copies of rare books pertaining to Florida.

The Florida W.P.A. Records contain correspondence and transcribed copies of 13 monographs prepared by W.P.A. personnel.  Most of the typewritten manuscripts bear the name of the W.P.A. worker that transcribed the monograph, along with information on the source library or sponsor.  Some books that are represented in this collection may have been given to the University of Miami Library by the source library in exchange for books the University made available to the Rare Books Project. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, bibliographies, reports, transcripts, and public records.

ASM0679 Fonte, Henry PapersAdd to your cart.

A collection of material from acclaimed theater director, Henry Fonte, who served as the producing artistic director at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre and the Director of Conservatory Programs in University of Miami for five years. He received his initial education from the University of Florida, earning both a Bachelor of Arts in 1973 and a Master of Arts in teaching in 1976. His acting career began in New York City where he was a founding member of the Pearl Theatre Company. He later founded the New Works Development Program at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

The collection is primarily comprised of playscripts, production notes, playbills, and programs but also contains audio-visual materials, posters, photographs, clippings, correspondence, theater set models, and various related items and ephemera from Henry Fonte.

ASM0080 Richard Forbes papers, 1943-1979Add to your cart.

The Richard Forbes Papers contains research documents for Richard Forbes's 1984 University of Miami dissertation titled Arya Samaj in Trinidad: An Historical Study of Hindu Organizational Process in Acculturative Conditions. The description of the dissertation is as follows: "Arya Samaj is a democratic Hindu reform movement founded in 1875. Though reflecting Western and Christian methods, it aims to revive ancient Vedic ideals. Brought to Trinidad after 1910 by Indian Missionaries, the Samaj spearheaded a Hindu renaissance and socio-religious reforms while also provoking an orthodox counter-reformation in the 1930s. While retarding assimilation of Hindus into the dominant Trinidad culture, the Samaj promoted inter-communal dialogue and was an effective and unified pressure group. Yet, despite emphasis on constitutional rule, the "Aryas" eventually suffered the same factionalism as other Hindus. Differential acculturation between competing groups within the movement was found to be the immediate source of conflict. Opposing factions differed significantly in their members' average educational level, exposure to Christianity, proximity to urban centers and acceptance of secular values."

Contained in the collection are a number of audio cassettes (and corresponding transcripts) of interviews with members of the Arya-Samaj, articles, typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks, reports, bibliographies, pamphlets, and photocopies.

ASM0081 Sydney Fox collection, 1967-1978Add to your cart.

Dr. Sidney Walter Fox (1912-1998) was a biochemist known for discoveries in the autosynthesis of protocells. Fox served as director of the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Evolution (IMCE) at the University of Miami.

The Sidney Fox Collection contains 9 NASA reports concerning the NASA Surveyor Program which took place from 1966 to 1968. The Surveyor Program was a NASA program that sent seven robotic spacecraft to the surface of the Moon, with the intent of demonstrating the possibility of soft landings on the Moon.

Also included is a 1978 interview with Russian-American inventor and engineer Dr. Vladimir Zworykin.

ASM0598 Evelyn Frink Scrapbook, 1946-1963Add to your cart.
The Evelyn Frink Scrapbook documents the activities of the Miami Beach garden clubs that led to the construction of the Miami Beach Garden Center and Conservatory. The clippings, photographs, reports, speeches and correspondence capture Mrs. Frink’s work as chairman of the Garden Center Committee from its inception to the inauguration of the garden center and conservatory.
ASM0082 Robert Frost collection, 1959Add to your cart.
This collection contains one sound reel of Robert Frost speaking at Plymouth Congregational Church, Coconut Grove, Florida, March 3, 1959.  It was recorded from a radio replay broadcast by a local radio station.



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