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ASM0106 Richard A. Kahn papers, 1932-1957Add to your cart.

Richard A. Kahn was a lawyer and economist who taught

economics and business law courses, published numerous articles and held a variety of positions in the United States government. The Richard A. Kahn Papers, arranged in three series, contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, book manuscripts, copies of published articles, and marketing research. Much of the content of this collection concerns his work with various fishery institutions, such as the U.S. Branch of Commercial Fisheries and the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute.

ASM0309 Louis C. Karpinski map collection, 1694-1938Add to your cart.
The Karpinski Map Collection contains maps from the Caribbean, the Southeast of the United States, the Mediterranean, Central America, and South America.
ASM0199 Katy Sorenson papers, 1993-2006Add to your cart.
The Katy Sorenson papers document the career of Kathryn “Katy” Sorenson, a former Miami-Dade County Commissioner (District 8) for 16 years, from 1994–2010. As commissioner she was concerned with human rights, the environment, child welfare and the arts.  After leaving the County Commission, Sorenson founded the Good Government Initiative at the University of Miami, to cultivate strong political leaders in South Florida. The collection consists primarily of campaign files, along with a number of scrapbooks and government and other documents relating to Sorenson’s terms as commissioner.
ASM0108 Kauffman Collection of Mississippi papersAdd to your cart.

The Kauffman Collection, comprised of the Mississippi papers, pertains to three generations of plantation families in southwestern Mississippi.  The papers were first received in four wrapped bundles, or packages.

The first package of documents are those of Dr. John F. Carmichael produced from 1800 to 1845.  The majority of these manuscripts date from the 1820s, but there is a good distribution of items from 1800 to 1837, the year Carmichael died.  The  last dated item, produced in 1845, is the distribution of Carmichael's own estate, as written by his nephew John Carmichael Jenkins.

These papers give a limited view of life in early Mississippi when it was part of West Florida, the Mississippi Territory, and after it became a state.  As there is not much lengthy correspondence involved, it is difficult to obtain a deep understanding of activities around that time.  The papers do, however, show that the early settlers in Mississippi were in rather dangerous and isolated territory; floods and disease were quite common, and food was simple and not in ample supply.  The numerous receipts are effective in demonstrating the lifestyle of the people; what was bought and sold in the area indicates the degree of comfort in which the residents lived.

The quality of the materials themselves runs from fair to poor.  Many items have pages missing or are torn, holed, brittle, and stained, some beyond easy identification.  Most of the papers are small, single-paged items, but the legal documents and manifests are usually oversized and lengthy.

The second package in this collection is related to Dr. John Carmichael Jenkins, the nephew of the aforementioned John Carmichael.  The materials were produced from 1827- to 1869.  The bulk of these papers were written between 1835 and 1855, the years Jenkins lived in Mississippi.  There are, however, two items which date from his years in Pennsylvania, and a copy of a sharecroppers' lease in 1869 for the Beverly Plantation, which apparently was in the control of Dr. Jenkins' elder son, John Jenkins, Jr.

These manuscripts are useful in understanding the business and social climate of the expansive and antebellum periods in Mississippi. They are more diverse and detailed than the letters to Carmichael.  They show the lifestyle one would experience as a middle-class Southern farmer of the 1840s and 1850s.

The condition of the material is fair to good; most of the items are intact and only slightly faded.  Colored paper is still in good shape, but the handwriting becomes harder to decipher than on the yellowed white paper generally used.  Occasionally there is a page missing from a long letter, but almost everything is complete.

The third package of the Kauffman Collection contains those papers relating  to Judge  Josiah Winchester.  These papers were produced from 1849 to 1893.  There are many unsigned and undated drafts of letters, mostly dealing with Chinese labor immigration and miscellaneous notes and accountings.

These items were produced mostly from 1856 to 1888, with a thinning of the material from 1860 to 1865, during the Civil War, and again from 1874 to 1880. The earlier papers were probably left with this collection as received, the more important documents relating to wartime being removed.  A single document from 1849 was received in this package, but it concerns lands belonging to the Bank of the United Sate (Pennsylvania) and probably not relative to Winchester.  There are also a printed map of Adams County, Mississippi, and a length typewritten draft of a proposal sent to Congress concerning levee construction along the Mississippi, and a lengthy typewritten draft of a proposal sent to Congress concerning levee construction along the Mississippi River.  These date from around 1893, five years after all documents with Winchester's name ceased to appear.

These documents are somewhat helpful in understanding legal procedure and domestic law during the 1860s and 1870s.  Many of the receipts and bills are printed with handwritten inserts; the stationary shows some the flair of the period with its lettertype and occasional engravings.

The condition of the material is in a quite good state of preservation.  There are few holed or brittle papers, and the ink quality has been retained.  Unfortunately there are some incomplete letters and documents, some unsigned, and many undated.

The fourth and final package in this collection is the most fragmented. Here are papers and documents that are in disarray, belonging mostly to six groups.  The papers of S.J. Hoggatt all relate to Judge Winchester: Winchester was Hoggatt's attorney.  When the collection was received, however, these papers were separate from the rest of Winchester's correspondence.  Most of Hoggatt's papers are letters to Winchester or bills received and paid through an account with the attorney. The period covered runs from 1870 to 1888.

The letters of the Dunbar family total seven items, running from 1799 to 1850.  These probably belonged to Annis Dunbar Jenkins, but they too were separated from the Jenkins package when received.  The Morgan Company and Morgan family papers, and an inventory concerning a lawsuit between family members over the ownership and distribution of George Morgan's estate.

The United States Bank at New Orleans seems to have been a part of the Bank of the United States in Pennsylvania; several of the tax receipts in the Jenkins collection belong with these papers concerning land deals and business transactions in Mississippi.  Most of these items are business letters for the secretary for the bank trustees in Philadelphia to their agent, A. C. Ferguson, in Natchez.  The time covered is from 1837 to 1866, but the majority of these papers were produced in the late 1850s.

The final group in the package consists of miscellaneous material relative to Mississippi.  They run from 1803 to 1869, and some actually belong in Carmichael's, Jenkins', or Winchester's papers, but for some reason they were placed in this package when received.  Other items in this group are single letters or unidentified notes which have nothing to do with the principle persons in this collection.

These papers are generally useful in understanding the activities of specific groups on a smaller scale.  The Harris family letters give insight into the way of life experienced by poorer Mississippians after the Civil War.  The Morgan family legal case demonstrates the greed and desperation for wealth after the collapse of the Southern economy during Reconstruction.

The material is in good condition except for the oldest of the papers, those being the Dunbar letters and a few of the miscellaneous papers from the early 1800s.

ASM0306 Andrew Kaufman Photography collection, 2012Add to your cart.
The Andrew Kaufman Photography collection includes a box set of two hand made books created by the photographer that document the graffiti and street art in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Also included in the collection is a folder of ephemera advertising Kaufman's photography business.
ASM0651 Roy Keeler collection, 1915-1981Add to your cart.
Roy Keeler was a Miami-based long-term captain and pioneering flying boat pilot with the Pan American World Airways. The Roy Keeler Collection consists of documents from or pertaining to his time with the Pan American World Airways, in the form of correspondence, notes, telegrams, bulletins, passenger manifests, clippings, photos, receipts, handbooks, manuals, maps, charts, plans, certificates, and identification cards (including ones from Canada and Cuba).
ASM0112 Joseph Kelleher collectionAdd to your cart.
Materials related to Treasure Cay and Abaco Islands of the Bahamas; maps of Florida and Arkansas
ASM0113 Joseph Spencer Kennard papers, 1902-1939Add to your cart.
The Joseph Spencer Kennard Papers includes correspondence, a scrapbook, and the manuscript of A Literary History of the Italian People (1940) by Joseph Spencer Kennard (1859-1944), author of several books about Italian literature and theater.
ASM0114 Key West Trip collectionAdd to your cart.
This collection contains three sound reels titled "Key West Trip."
ASM0274 Lee Kjelson papersAdd to your cart.

Dr. Lee Kjelson, a longtime Coral Gables resident, was director of choral activities at the University of Miami from 1967 until 1993, when he became professor emeritus. He also founded the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami in 1970, and served twice as its conductor.

The collection contains one phonographic record titled "Miami Beach Rhumba," assorted sheet music and lyrics, a document titled "Decreto Supremo No. 21060" by Victor Paz Estenssoro, former president of Bolivia, and an article titled "Les Marranes Espagnols et Portugais Les Communautes Juives Issues du Marranisme dans L'Historiographie Recente (1960-1975)" from Revue des Etudes Juives, vol. 136, regarding Jews in Latin America.

ASM0116 Effie Knowles papers, 1949-1977Add to your cart.
This collection contains 1949-1950 case records for the "Before the Indian Claims Commission, Docket No. 73, Seminole Indians of Florida Versus the United States." Also included is a pamphlet containing the lyrics for a song by William D. Knowles titled "You'll Never Know."
ASM0117 Fred Koch collection, 1823-1944Add to your cart.

The personal papers of Frederick H. Koch, dramatist and educator, were donated to the University of Miami Archives by his son Fred H. Koch Jr., a Professor in Drama here at the University of Miami from 1939 to 1977.  The collection was received in the early 1950's.  Frederick H. Koch was a famous dramatist and gained fame from the founding of two major college theatre troupes as well as through his involvement in the production of native American folk drama.

The Frederick H. Koch Collection contains the personal papers of Frederick H. Koch and material he collected throughout his lifetime.  The material extends from 1823 to 1947, with the bulk of the material concentrated in the period of time between 1905 and 1944.  The bulk of the collection is composed of theatre programs collected by Koch.  These come mainly from New York but there is a good selection of theatre programs from other parts of the United States.  Many of these programs date prior to Koch's birth.

The personal papers are composed mainly of material from Koch's work as an English and drama professor at the University of North Dakota (1905-1918) and the University of North Carolina (1918-1944), including a large number of folk plays written by his students.

The correspondence in the collection is mainly correspondence within the Koch family, including many letters between Koch and his four sons: Robert, Fred Jr., Bill, and George.

Of special interest to the University of Miami is a folder containing material related to the University and the University of Miami Playmakers founded by Fred H. Koch Jr. in the 1940's.

ASM0608 A.W. Kopp Autograph collection, 1784-1921Add to your cart.
The A. W. Kopp Autograph Collection contains three books of autographs and various loose autographs. One book is dated 1909 to 1910 and contains an autograph of Gustav Mahler and Sergei Rachmaninoff (with an accompanying musical quote), one is dated 1914 to 1917 and contains an autograph of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, and one is dated 1917 to 1921 and contains an autograph of Harry Houdini, Edgar Lee Hay, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Among the loose autographs, there are ones of Daniel Webster and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Also included are a book of receipts from New York dated 1784 to 1786, a book of poetry from residents of Danzig dated 1833 to 1853.
ASM0466 B. Kursunoglu papers, 1967-1978Add to your cart.

Dr. Behram Kursunoglu was the Chairman of the Board for the Center for Theoretical Studies at the University of Miami. The papers consist of letters of communication between Kursunoglu and the professors that lectured at the Center to faculty and students, research plans, video-cassettes and audio-cassettes of the lectures, and publications containing the text of the lectures. Many of the lectures concerned high energy physics, theoretical chemistry, neurosciences, nuclear physics, and issues pertaining to energy problems. Among notable participants were the physicists and Nobel Laureates Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Robert Oppenheimer, Francis Crick, and Murray Gell-Mann; the member of the Florida House of Representatives Dante Fascell; and Richard Kennedy, the U.S. Ambassador At Large for Nuclear Energy.

The following is a list of visiting professors that are represented in the collection:

(*=Nobel Laureate

The numbers after the names signify the number of files. )

*Nikolai Basov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Institute

*Hans A. Bethe, Cornell University

Gregory Breit, Yale University

Nikolai Bogolubov, Soviety Academy of Sciences, Moscow University

*Walter H. Brattain, Columbia University

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Cambridge University

H.B.G. Casimir, Phillips, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Britton Chance, University of Pennsylvania

*Leon Cooper, Brown University

Jean Couture, Former Sec. of Energy for France

*Francis H.C. Crick, Salk Institute

Richard Dalitz, Oxford University

*Hans G. Dehmelt, University of Washington

*Max Delbruck, of California Tech

*P.A.M. Dirac (16), Cambridge University

Freeman Dyson (2), Institute for Advance Studies, Princeton

*John C. Eccles, University of Buffalo

*Gerald Edelman, Rockefeller University, NY

*Manfred Eigen, Max Planck Institute Gottingen

*Albert Einstein (2), Institue for Advance Studies, Princeton

*Richard Feynman, of California Tech

*Paul Flory, Stanford University

*Murray Gell-Mann, of California Tech.

*Donald Glaser, Berkeley, UniversityCal

Thomas Gold, Cornell University

Marvin Goldberger, Princeton University

Gerson Goldhaber, Berkeley, University of California

Maurice Goldhaber, Berkeley, University of California

*Gerhard Herberg, NRC of Canada

*Robert Hofstadter, Stanford University

Fred Hoyle, Cambridge University

Erdal Inonu, Ankaro University, Turkey, Currently Foreign Minister of Turkey

Leopold Infeld, Warsaw, Poland

D. Ivanenko, Moscow University

Max Jammer, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Nicolas Kemmer, University Edinburgh

Richard Kennedy, US Ambassador At Large for Nuclear Energy

*Tjallinq Koopmans, Yale University

Alan D. Krisch, University of Michigan

*Willis Lamb, Jr. (2), Yale University

Joseph E. Lannutti, Fla. State University

*Leon Lederman, Ferni Laboratory

Benjamin W. Lee, Ferni Laboratory

J.G. Linhart, ISKRA, Italy

Bernard Lipman (2), Harvard University

Franklin Long, Yale University

Sydney Meshkov, US Bureau of Standards

Elliott Montroll, Rochester University, NY

*Robert S. Mulliken, University of Chicago

Yoichiro Nambu, University of Chicago

*Louis Neel, Grenoble University, France

Kazuhiko Nishijima, Chuo University, Japan

*Lars Onsager, Yale University

Robert Oppenheimer, Former Director of Institute for Advance Studies, and principal architect of the first US atomic bomb

Henry Primakoff(2), University of Pennsylvania

*A.M. Prokhorov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Institute

*Theodore I. Rabi, Columbia University

George Rathjens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

*Norman F. Ramsey, Harvard University

Dixie Lee Ray, Former Governor of the State of Washington, former Chairman of U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Frederick Reines, University of California, Irvine

Tullio Regge, University Torino, Italy

*Abdus Salam (3), Director, Int'l Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

Edwin E. Salpeter, Cornell University

*Arthur Shavlow, Stanford University

*Julian Schwinger (2), Harvard University

Dennis W. Sciama, Cambridge University

*Glenn T. Seaborg, Former Chairman of US Atomic Energy Commission

Frederick Seitz, Rockafellar University, Former President of the National Academy of Sciences

Robert Serber, Colombia University

Lord Charles P. Snow (4), distinguished author, London

E.C.G. Sudarshan, University of Texas

Edward Teller (4), Known as the father of the hydrogen bomb

*Charles H. Townes, University ofCalifornia at Berkeley

Stanislav Ulam, University Colorado

Georges A.Vendryes, One of the principal architects of the Nuclear Energy Program for France

*George Wald, Harvard University

*Steven Weinberg, University of Texas

Victor F. Weisskopf, Massachusetts Institue of Technology

John A. Wheeler, Princeton University

*Eugene P. Wigner (3), Princeton University

*Kenneth Wilson, Cornell University

Lord Solly Zuckerman, former Chief Scientist to British Government, and distinguished zoologist

Vladimir Zworykin (3), Inventor of TV picture tub, Honorary Vice President of RCA

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