By Steve Hersh
Title: Jumbo's Restaurant collection, 1985-2014
Creator: Jumbo's Restaurant (1955-2014)
Extent: 12.0 Linear Feet
The Jumbo's Restaurant collection documents the history of the Liberty City restaurant. The collection consists of menus, coupons, a coffee mug, a box for food, and newspaper clippings and articles. Many of the newspaper materials are taped onto poster boards or are framed. The majority of the materials date from 1999-2014, although certain ephemeral items are undated.
Jumbo's Restaurant was a local institution in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami. Owned and operated for 59 years by the Flam family, the diner was one of the first Miami restaurants to integrate, hiring black employees and allowing black customers to eat in the same dining room as white customers. It remained a popular favorite for locals, including politicians, throughout its history.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions: University of Miami does not own copyright. It is incumbent on the user to obtain copyright from the owner of the Jumbo's trademark.
Preferred Citation: Jumbo's Restaurant collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.
Processing Information: Processed by Steve Hersh, October 2014.