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Ruth and Richard Shack papers

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County Commissioner Materials

Campaign Promotional Materials

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Anita Bryant & Gay Rights Ordinance Materials

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Ruth and Richard Shack papers, 1948-2014 | University of Miami Special Collections

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Title: Ruth and Richard Shack papers, 1948-2014Add to your cart.

ID: ASM0227

Extent: 8.0 Boxes. More info below.

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The Ruth Shack Papers archive the life of a remarkable woman who was elected to her first of three terms as a Dade County Commissioner in 1976. She had an unsuccessful campaign for Dade County Mayor which led to her taking over as the President of the Dade Community Foundation in 1984. She led the Dade Community Foundation with great distinction for 25 years until her retirement in 2009. As president she expanded the Foundation's finances exponentially and was able to positively affect the community of Miami Dade County. She received the Susan B. Anthony Award in 1975 and the Sojourner Truth Award in 1977, she has been recognized as the Citizen of the Year, honored with the Spirit of Excellence Award and countless other recognitions for her service. Known as the “Kissing Commissioner” for her affectionate demeanor, she was proud to sponsor the Human Rights Ordinance and admired by the Gay Community for her dedication to fighting discrimination.

Subject/Index Terms

Human rights
Miami (Florida) - Politics and government - 20th century

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 8 boxes

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Ruth Shack, 2013.

Separated Materials:

Anita Bryant Books

1. Bryant, Anita. Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory. Old Tappan, N.J.: Revell, 1970.

2. Bryant, Anita. Amazing Grace, Old Tappan, N.J.: Revell, 1971.

3. Bryant, Anita. Fishers of Men, Old Tappan, N.J.: Revell, 1973.

4. Bryant, Anita & Green, Bob. Light My Candle, Old Tappan, N.J.: Revell, 1974.

5. Bryant Anita. Bless This Food: The Anita Bryant Family Cookbook, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1975.

Ruth Shack: Donated Books and Art

6. Abrams, Michael and Rosemary Grillo. Michael Abrams New York, NY: THE Gallery, Three Zero, 1991.

7. Belichick, Meg. Wire Book. [sculpture] [no date]

8. “Members 3 Exhibition.” Loch Haven Art Center Exhibition, August 26, 1980 – September 14, 1980. Loch Haven Park, Orlando, 1980. [includes information on Eitharon Ummarid]

9. Management by Objectives (1999) by Robert [T?] [carved gun-shaped book housed in Museum of Contemporary Art box]

10. Lacy, Suzanne. Rape Is. Los Angeles, CA: Suzanne Lacy, 1976.

11. Michelson, Alan. The Conspiracy of Pontiac (Autobiography)Philadelphia, PA: Alan Michelson and Pyramid Atlantic, 1994.

12. Zimmermann, Philip. High Tension : Montage ’93 Rochester, NY: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1993.

13. Hollo, Anselm. High Beam. Riverdale, MD: Anselm Hollo and Pyramid Atlantic, [1993?].

14. Borges, Jorge Luis and Rolando Estevez Jordan. Cristo en la Cruz y Otros Poemas Matanzas, Cuba: Ediciones Vigia, 1996.

15. Alatalo, Sally and Anne Wilson. Imperfect Sutures Chicago, IL: Sara Ranchouse Publishing, 1995.

16. Benaim, Ricardo. [17 cards of artwork and timeline biography (in Spanish) in red folded box] (with accompanying information about the artist)

17. Reiner, Karen. Forgeries. Chicago, IL: Sara Ranchouse Publishing, 1996. [18 loose postcards]

18. Holzer, Jenny. Laments New York, NY: Dia Art Foundation, 1989

19. Harman, Barbara. Some Mountains. Washington, D.C.: Pyramid Atlantic, 1988.

20. King, Susan E. Support Living Artists!  [series]. Santa Monica, CA: Paradise Press, [1989].

21. Downs, Buck, et al. Signature Series Number One: Washington DC [Riverdale, MD}: Pyramid Atlantic, 1987.

22. Gelfman, Lynne Golob. 17 Paintings with Details and Text New York, NY: Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 1997.

23. Kahn, Robin. Reveries of a Spinster. New York?]: Mis Dias Press, 1997

24. King, Susan E. Treading the Maze: An Artist’s Book of Daze  Rochester, NY:  Montage 93, International Film Festival, 1993.

25. Rosenberg, Barry. In the lineage of Eva Hesse :[exhibition] January 23-May 1, 1994. Ridgefield, CT: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1994.

26. Frazier, Ian and Saul Steinberg. Canal Street New York: Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1990.

27. Your Lovely Wedding Kit [box of items].

28. O’Doherty, Brian (Editor). Aspen 5+6 – The Minimalist Issues Fall – Winter 1967. New York, NY: Roaring Fork Press, 1967. [mixed media: film reel, printed works, sculpture, records]

29. Bontecou, Lee, Louise Bourgeois, et al. True Grit. March 9-6, 2000. New York, NY: Michael Rosenfeld Galler, 2000.

30. Nordstrom, Alison (Curator). Voyages (per)Formed: Photography and Travel in the Gilded Age [Daytona Beach, FL]: Daytona Beach Community College, 2000.

31. MacLise, Angus and Hetty (Editors). Dreamweapon. Aspen, number 9. New York, NY: Roaring Fork Press, 1970.

32. Presser, Elena. Red Sonata. [framed art]

33. Elena Presser: Transpositions: From the Goldberg Variations and Anna Magdalena Bach Notebooks January 15 – February 20, 1988. Philadelphia, PA: Goldie Paley Gallery Moore College of Art, 1988.

34. Warhol, Andy and David Dalton (Designers). Fab Issue Aspen, number 3. New York, NY: Roaring Fork Press, 1966.

35. Flore, Quentin. [Marshall McLuhan issue]. Aspen, number 1. New York, NY: Roaring Fork Press, 1967.

36. Kirk, Frank (designer). Aspen, number 2. New York, NY: Roaring Fork Press, 1966.

37. Johnson, Phyllis (Editor). Aspen, number 1. New York, NY: Roaring Fork Press, 1965.

38. Rubio, Lydia. Shack in a Box. [Florida]: Lydia Rubio, 1994.

39. Rhymer, Eve. Legendary, Lexical, Loquacious Love. Chicago: Sara Ranchouse Publishing, 1996.

40. Alatalo, Sally. A Rearranged Affair Chicago: Sara Ranchouse Publishing, 1996.

41. Baker, Bridget. World Healer/Traveller. [embroidery, photograph on pillow]. [Easter Cape, South Africa]: Bridget Baker, 1998. [includes description and artist’s CV]

42. Ranchouse, Sara. Sara Ranchouse Publishing Catalog 1998. [Chicago, IL]: Sara Ranchouse Publishing, 1998.

43. Schmitt, Tom. [3 Paintings] (no frame). Tom Schmitt: It Still Works, Paintings 1958 – 1971.

44. Colp, Norman B. A Primer on Art Criticism. [New York, NY]: Hand and Mind Books, 1983.

45. Tunga. Assalto. [Brasilia: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, 2001].

46. Ambrosino, Genero, Susan Feliciano, and Chris Ingalls. A.K.A. Miami, FL: Ambrosino Gallery, 1998.

47. Jepetra. La Historia de las Historias.14 plates. Havana, Cuba: 1997.

48. Paulot, Bruno. If This Book has Nothing to do with Art  [no publisher place]: B. Paulot, [1980?].

49. Oldenburg, Claes. Claes Oldenburg: Sculptures and Lithographs at Gemini, 1988-91. Los Angeles, CA: Gemini G.E.L., 1991.

50. Nel, Luan. Paper: An Installation by Luan Nel at the Mark Coetzee Fine Art Cabinet. Cape Town, South Africa: Mark Coetzee Fine Art Cabinet, [1997].

51. Kahn, Julie Lara. [Box of Artists Trading Cards]. [Aztec, NM: D. Bara, 2002].

52. Johnson, Philip, et al. Zelo: Florida Zealous Interviews. Vol. 2, Issue 2. Miami, FL, 1985.

53. Belichick, Meg. Miss Gowanus. [New York, NY]: M. Belichick, 1996.

54. Smith, Champe. Culture: Context Featuring the Artist Meg Belichick, Part I. [VHS]. Champe Smith, 2002.

55. Roper, Craig. Six Landscapes. [6 in box, including 1 external and larger format bundle] 1996. (Artist packet information, letter to R. Shack, and description of works included].

56. Puls, Lucy. Imperfectus, Rubra: (Funk and Wagnall, Incomplete, Red).1994. [2 pieces, with accompanying description of artist].

57.[Framed wall art: 2 separate images in singular frame].

58. Eitharong, Ummarid. [Framed art, pencil and alphabet]. Orlando, FL: [197-?].

59. [House made from library catalog cards and wooden toothpicks]

60. [39 cut portions of books] Is it: Anasazi, Maria. Untitled, 1997. “made from old books and book covers laid on the floor”

61. [Minnes?], Marie. [2 Framed sections of books with stitching covering text], 2000.

62. [3 wooden rings]. Amasazi, Maria. Numbers 1, 2, and 3 of 18. 1999.

63. [Tied bundle of materials]

64. Ferre, Christina [Nina]. 5 prints. 1993 – 1996. [includes accompanying CV]

65. Scroll of paper with ink text and drawings

66. William Cullen? 1999, 2 index cards with art and 1 postcard “no reference to baseball” on postcard”1 metal base? With tape edge on one side

Preferred Citation: Ruch and Richard Shack Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Processed by Stephen Quinones (Student Assistant) under the supervison of Beatrice Skokan (Manuscripts Librarian).


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[Series 1: County Commissioner Materials],
[Series 2: Campaign Promotional Materials],
[Series 3: Organizational Positions],
[Series 4: Personal Papers],
[Series 5: Anita Bryant & Gay Rights Ordinance Materials],
[Series 6: Subject Files - Art],
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Series 1: County Commissioner MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Agenda & Meeting Minutes, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Agenda & Meeting Minutes: Interests of Commissioner Ruth Shack during Commission Meetings, 1978-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Agenda & Meeting Minutes: List of Dade County Commission Meetings January 1940 thru July 1941, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Agenda & Meeting Minutes: List of Dade County Public Officials 1957 to 1983, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Awards & Honors: Certificates of Membership, 1977-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Awards & Honors: Various Honors, 1975-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Board of County Commissioners Issues, 1978-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Certificates of Election, 1976-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1976-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: White House Correspondence, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Endorsements, July 6th 1978-September 12th 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Memoranda, 1976-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Newspaper Articles & Other Publications: Newspaper Articles, 1976-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Newspaper Articles & Other Publications: Miscellaneous Publications, 1976-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Speeches, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Surrounded Islands Project, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Resignation Letter, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Assorted Materials, 1977-1984Add to your cart.
Series 2: Campaign Promotional MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Sketch, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Campaign Plan & Strategy, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Flyers, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Mayor Campaign, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper Articles, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Other Candidates, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Spanish Ephemera, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Stickers, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Television Commercial Schedules & Bills, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Assorted Materials, n.d.Add to your cart.
Series 3: Organizational PositionsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Council on Foundations: 1995 Annual Conference, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Council on Foundations: Correspondence, 1995-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Council on Foundations: Foundation News Magazine, 1990-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Council on Foundations: Foundation News Magazine, 1995-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Council on Foundations: Foundation News, Interview by Ruth Shack, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Council on Foundations, Newsletter, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Dade Community Foundation: Annual Reports, 1995-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Dade Community Foundation: Annual Report Reactions, 1995-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dade Community Foundation: Brochures & Handouts, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Dade Community Foundation: Correspondence, 1992-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Dade Community Foundation: Events, 1984-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Dade Community Foundation: Guantanamo Bay Visit, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Dade Community Foundation: Letter of Recommendation, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Dade Community Foundation: Miami Fellows Initiative, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Dade Community Foundation: Newsletters, 1989-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Dade Community Foundation: Newspaper Articles & Other Publications, 1985-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Dade Community Foundation: Presidential Evaluation, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Dade Community Foundation: Resignation, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Dade Community Foundation: Special Reports, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Dade Community Foundation: Speeches, Writings & Notes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Dade Community Foundation: Spirit of Excellence Award Nominations, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Dade Community Foundation: Ten Year Anniversary Party, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Dade Community Foundation: Assorted Materials, 1990-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 24: The Miami Foundation: Annual Reports, 2010-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 25: The Miami Foundation: Brochures & Handouts, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: The Miami Foundation: Assorted Materials, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Transatlantic Community Foundation Network: Working Group with Dade Community Foundation, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Transatlantic Community Foundation Network: Assorted Materials, 1999-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Diversity in Philanthropy Project, 2009Add to your cart.
Series 4: Personal PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1952-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Events, 2009-2013Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Jimmy Carter Inauguration, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Newspaper Articles & Clippings, 1951-2016Add to your cart.
Miami Herald Tropical Sunday (March 6, 2016) packet entitled "Ruth Shack and the Art of Life" donated by Hal F. B. Birchfield.
Folder 5: Photographs, 1950-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs, 2003-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Playbills, 1948-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Publications, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Ruth Shack Resumes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Smithsonian Oral History Interview, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Assorted Materials, 1951Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Oversized Materials: Advertising Proof, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Oversized Materials: Awards & Honors, 1975-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Oversized Materials: Certificates of Election to Dade County Commission, 1976-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Oversized Materials: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Oversized Materials: Poster, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Oversized Materials: Miscellaneous Artwork, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Canal Street", Ian Frazier and Saul Steinberg, 1990Add to your cart.
A booklet with text on "Canal Street" and its creators, with an artwork by Steinberg dated '89
Item 2: Art New England Excerpt, 1994Add to your cart.
Two pages taken from Art New England, with two documents on inside pages and an artwork by Sol LeWitt on outside pages
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence: Belichick, Meg, 1994-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Magazine Article: Lincoln Road Magazine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Article profiles Miami art collectors, including the Shacks.
Folder 3: Oral History Transcript, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
An interview of Ruth and Richard Shack conducted December 7, 1996 - February 8, 1997, by Barbara Young, for the Archives of American Art. The interview focuses on the Shack's support of Latin American artists, the development of their collection, and their personal involvement with community art centers.
Folder 4: Subject Files: Art, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs, 2017Add to your cart.
Photographs of the greatgrandsons of Ruth Shack : Henry James Little, born March 7, 2014 and Jackson Landon Little, born February 9, 2016
Series 5: Anita Bryant & Gay Rights Ordinance MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Acting & Singing Materials, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Anita Bryant Advertising, 1965-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Anita Bryant Contracts, 1964-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Anita Bryant and the First Crusade - Miami-Dade Countys 1977 Referendum on Gay Rights by Michael D. Boucai, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Bob Hope Christmas TourAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1965-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1977-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Dick Shack/Anita Bryant Dissociation, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Financial Documents, 1965-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Memoranda, 1966-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Newspaper Articles & Clippings, 1964-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Newspaper Articles & Clippings, 1977-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Publications: Alive! Magazine, Aug-Oct 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Publications: Anita Bryant Articles/Interviews, 1972-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Publications: Gay Rights Ordinance Controversy, Apr-Aug 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Publications: Homosexuality Articles, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Publications: The Miami Herald - Tropic Magazine, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Publications: People Weekly Magazine, Jan-June 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Publications: Tupperware Sentinel, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Statement from Senator Harry Cain to Dade County Commission, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Subject Files: National Socialists White People's Party, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Testimony of Professor Bruce J. Winick Concerning Gay Rights Ordinance, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Transcript from County Commission Meeting Concerning, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Assorted Materials, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: The Day It Snowed in Miami Documentary DVD & Related Materials, 2014Add to your cart.
Series 6: Subject Files - ArtAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Artist: Maria Anasazi, ca. 1990s-2000sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Artist: Bridget Baker, ca. 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Artist: Ummarid Eitharong, ca. 1970s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Artist: Nina Ferre, ca. 1990s-2000sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Artist: Lucy Puls, 1995-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Artist: Craig Roper, ca. 1990s-2000sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Artists: Tom and Marylen Schmitt, 1986-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Artist: David Stark, 1999, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.

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